News From Nowhere
Released: Feb 2013
Label: Warp Records
Where 2010's North saw Darkstar finding their footing as they transitioned from dubstep to a more diffuse brand of electro-pop, News from Nowhere is the portrait of a band fully in control of its vision. Imagine the Beach Boys' joyous harmonies ricocheting around a diving bell, or Animal Collective's primal pulsations delivered via IV drip (and infused with ether). African preoccupations a la Steve Reich lend a flickering sense of motion to songs that spread out like lake ripples. Profoundly chilled (but never "chillwave"), this is as buoyant as it gets.
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