Darkstar

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
At what point does a label owners dedication to that labels musical direction get muddied by the artists going off on a tangent?

So Kode9 loves the earlier work of Darkstar and sends them off to record an album, they come back telling him about a change of line up, a new singer and present him with a CD chock full of JB tinged indi-fodder. It has to be an uncomfortable moment as he looks into their little glowing hope-filled faces whilst listening to it in his big label boss chair, elbows on the Simon Cowell-style desk he's just had installed, fingers steepled in front of his face.

Not heard it yet mind, maybe its fucking awesome.
Given you haven't even heard the album, I really think you should shut the fuck up. I hope you're proud of your conjecture when you wake up of a morning. That was a hideous thing to write. I hope people damn you before they've met you.
 

Dusty

Tone deaf
I was joking! I just found all the worrying about the JB comparisons quite amusing. Kode9 has clearly stated his mission to explore new styles with hyperdub. I say bring it on.


I would love it if he had an office like Simon cowell though.
 

mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
I was joking! I just found all the worrying about the JB comparisons quite amusing. Kode9 has clearly stated his mission to explore new styles with hyperdub. I say bring it on.


I would love it if he had an office like Simon cowell though.
lol sorry! Totally took that the wrong way. Apologies.
 

mos dan

fact music
Can't stop listening to this album...
me either. i'm finding it really melancholy. i mean i can see why, having read the nine interview. i listened to it for the first time on a wet tuesday, after an, ahem, heavy weekend the night before, that made it all the more gut-wrenching.. what james says about london at the end is so moving, too.
 

Woebot

Administrator
Staff member
i like the instrumental stuff i've heard.

the "need you" track is very, very nice but i can't get with the untreated vocals quite.
 

Blackdown

nexKeysound
well, the album is about 80% processed vocals + "Aidy's Girl..." which is instrumental. it's a really strong album, been listening to it non stop.
 

joe.dfx

who knows...
"Our first [album] working title... was Check My Machine, after the Paul McCartney song. The group of tracks on that initial album was [sic] different... very much what people would expect from a Darkstar album. But personally we couldn't follow through with that. It felt that we were doing something to get it over with and not learning anything in return. It was a convenient route and to be honest [was] boring. We scrapped nearly all the album and started again. This was around late December 09.
i dont care if it was just 10 different versions of need you/aidy's girl, i still would love to hear the "first album's" material : (

out to them for doing what feels right though.
 

Nii-Teiko

nii-o
forgive my noises on this lol

a bit of video showing Darkstar playing at the Hyperdub Takeover at Rough Trade East on the 22 10 10. just listen to that drone on Dear Heartbeat. it happens to be my less favourite lyrical track off North but really came alive here. was anyone else aware of a vocal version of Aidy's Girl...?


want to see a full show now

The Almighty's Blessings

p.s full post morraw
 

rwtt

Well-known member
i really nearly didn't buy it (i was a bit put off by the indie/boy band vibe but wanted to qualify for free P&P on Boomkat) but i'm SO glad i did, it's lovely. the only down side is that just after i received the CD and had been rinsing it for a day or so, i went down with norovirus, so at the moment all the songs are tinged with unwelcome flashbacks to being in a delirious fever, unable to sleep, vomiting into a cardboard box on the hour every hour while the same three-second snippet of "Under One Roof" plays in my head on a psychosis-inducing loop. but it's a great album!
 

4linehaiku

Repetitive
i really nearly didn't buy it (i was a bit put off by the indie/boy band vibe but wanted to qualify for free P&P on Boomkat) but i'm SO glad i did, it's lovely. the only down side is that just after i received the CD and had been rinsing it for a day or so, i went down with norovirus, so at the moment all the songs are tinged with unwelcome flashbacks to being in a delirious fever, unable to sleep, vomiting into a cardboard box on the hour every hour while the same three-second snippet of "Under One Roof" plays in my head on a psychosis-inducing loop. but it's a great album!
Come on man, at least get a saucepan. Cardboard box is no kind of plan.
 

grizzleb

Well-known member
i really nearly didn't buy it (i was a bit put off by the indie/boy band vibe but wanted to qualify for free P&P on Boomkat) but i'm SO glad i did, it's lovely. the only down side is that just after i received the CD and had been rinsing it for a day or so, i went down with norovirus, so at the moment all the songs are tinged with unwelcome flashbacks to being in a delirious fever, unable to sleep, vomiting into a cardboard box on the hour every hour while the same three-second snippet of "Under One Roof" plays in my head on a psychosis-inducing loop. but it's a great album!
Hahahaha I've had the 'three second loop' thing when really ill before. Horrible.
 
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