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WaxOff
02-10-2010, 05:24 PM
I like the whole vibe coming from this.. LP's got to be massive

http://thewaxoff.blogspot.com/2010/10/video-for-darkstars-gold.html

Gorgeous!

paolo
02-10-2010, 07:00 PM
That's beautiful

WaxOff
02-10-2010, 07:47 PM
isn't it just! can't wait to get to a few live shows

fractal
02-10-2010, 07:53 PM
can't wait for the album! great sound, been keen to hear more of this vein since videotape

Benny B
03-10-2010, 12:22 AM
Totally underwhelmed...

If Darkstar didn;t have the previous dubstep/hyperdub connection then no one here would really give a fuck about them would they?

routes
03-10-2010, 10:19 AM
absolutely love the original, one of my dad's favourites, he croaks it at my mum when he's pissed...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__nDjNZnh54

BareBones
05-10-2010, 01:52 PM
Totally underwhelmed...

If Darkstar didn;t have the previous dubstep/hyperdub connection then no one here would really give a fuck about them would they?

i felt the same at first but the more i hear their new stuff the more it grows on me. that two chords tune is really good.

paolo
05-10-2010, 02:53 PM
Darkstar's new stuff has inspired me to dig out 'So This Is Goodbye' by Junior Boys from a few years ago

:)

Damien
05-10-2010, 03:20 PM
I'm not a big fan of this track

michael
05-10-2010, 07:48 PM
Totally underwhelmed...

If Darkstar didn;t have the previous dubstep/hyperdub connection then no one here would really give a fuck about them would they?

What about those Dissensus posters who don't like dubstep?

Benny B
05-10-2010, 09:24 PM
What about those Dissensus posters who don't like dubstep?

I don't know, what about em? I don't really like dubstep much anymore either ;)

Putting value judgements aside...

Obviously I was generalising here, but I just doubt this new stuff would have recieved much attention from someone like Blackdown for instance were it not for Hyperdub and the 'Need you' single, cos its outside of his usual remit (nothing wrong with this of course, I'm just sayin'). I suppose you could argue that this is positive, introducing people to new sounds outside their usual listening territory. But I still think that if they'd come out with this sound from the off then they wouldn't be garnering all the attention they're getting. They're quite lucky really as its giving them a platform they probably wouldn't have had otherwise, and this is probably the sort of stuff they've wanted to do all along.

I'll wait until I hear the album before I say more, but I definitely prefer the Need You sound to this new single anyway. Maybe its because I love the Human League so much, and this version definitely pales in comparison if you ask me.

baboon2004
05-10-2010, 11:11 PM
I'll wait until I hear the album before I say more, but I definitely prefer the Need You sound to this new single anyway. Maybe its because I love the Human League so much, and this version definitely pales in comparison if you ask me.

Yeah, this remake is a little lame. Vocals and synth lines are way better in the original...

michael
06-10-2010, 09:40 PM
Obviously I was generalising here, but I just doubt this new stuff would have recieved much attention from someone like Blackdown for instance were it not for Hyperdub and the 'Need you' single, cos its outside of his usual remit (nothing wrong with this of course, I'm just sayin').

Yeah totally fair enough. Was just reacting to the idea that "no one here would give a fuck"... cos there certainly seem to be some regular posters in this forum who would be more likely to pick up on a Human League cover band or some moody electronica or whatever ahead of a dubstep record.

I don't like this track much either, btw. I like the video.

I'd also say this Human League cover is a lot better than the Dam-Funk Human League cover I heard yesterday. It's a legal free download somewhere, I think NME are hosting it actually. :P

grizzleb
06-10-2010, 10:35 PM
I like the track but I don't like the way the chorus works. I'd prefer if it went HIGH, LOWER, HIGH, LOWER rather than HIGH, HIGH, LOWER, LOWER. I dunno if that makes any sense but I can't explain it any other way.

michael
06-10-2010, 11:53 PM
Heh, here's that Dam-Funk cover I was talking about. I quite liked Dam-Funk when I first heard his stuff, but the novelty has seriously worn off.

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routes
07-10-2010, 08:42 AM
i like gold but the video is bland, i'm sure there's some clever tech things going on but it's still kinda dull to look at. at first i was underwhelmed by the song too cos i liked how randy the orig was, but on a couple of listens i did get to like this version. i think the vocal processing saves it cos the synths and general production are nice but not that interesting. it has quite a seductive mood though.

CrowleyHead
07-10-2010, 02:50 PM
I do think the whole change is a bit much. Really, to go from making some interesting music in the dubstep spectrum, to turning into Thom Yorke's future backing band is strange...

That said, I'll probably get the album and I might like it.

routes
07-10-2010, 03:21 PM
i think too much is being made of this big change, it's still melancholy synths, earnest chord changes and skittery loops .. just this time the snatches of cutup vocals aren't vocoded. it's not as if they've started chucking jazz chords about.

grizzleb
08-10-2010, 12:19 AM
i think too much is being made of this big change, it's still melancholy synths, earnest chord changes and skittery loops .. just this time the snatches of cutup vocals aren't vocoded. it's not as if they've started chucking jazz chords about.Mores the pity!! haha joke etc

grave
08-10-2010, 01:13 PM
This new vocalist they've got really rubs me up the wrong way.

mms
08-10-2010, 01:40 PM
it's great.
obvious dissensus would hate it.

michael
11-10-2010, 05:17 AM
You're dissensus too...?

allegiant
15-10-2010, 03:59 PM
'North' = album of the year, for me.

Can't stop listening to the fucking thing. Particularly that 'Deadness' tune.

Really impressed. I was all set up to hate on this with a passion.

allegiant
22-10-2010, 11:29 PM
'North' = album of the year, for me
Actually, just to clarify, this and the new John Roberts LP on Dial for album of the year.