Darkstar / Foam Island
Album: Foam Island   Collection:General
Artist:Darkstar   Added:Apr 2016
Label:Warp Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-04-11 Pull Date: 2016-06-12 Charts: Electronic
Week Ending: May 29 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 26, 2016: All Passion No Technique
Stoke The Fire
4. May 04, 2016: funk to fiddle
Stoke The Fire
2. May 19, 2016: All Passion No Technique
Inherent In The Fibre
5. Apr 28, 2016: All Passion No Technique
Stoke The Fire
3. May 10, 2016: The Offbeat Generation
Days Burn Blue
6. Apr 21, 2016: All Passion No Technique
Stoke The Fire

Album Review
Morgan Brant
Reviewed 2016-04-12

electronic alternative unsettling vaporwave/synthwave. A full album: partly an art piece, partly pop, partly experimental. A bit industrial, funky, glum. Juxtaposed sounds and lyrics battle casually for attention. Vocal monologues intersperse the well-fitting sad synths and acoustic instruments. Sounds hyperdub.

Rec: 2,3,12 RIYL Cooly G, Django Django, Alt-J, Phantogram, Mount Kimbie, FaltyDL, Toro Y Moi

1-(2:02) abstract vocal lines over first ambient darkness then bells
2-*(3:58) trip electronica R&B. Nice low wave.
3-**(4:04) strange pleasant bass-y tune with echoed, retro elements
4-(1:32) peaceful low bells/horns under 80s-scify-movie lyrics
5-*(4:42) a toy assembly line, turns warm and embracing and bubbly
6-(1:51) various vocal clips with a clean sky sheen
7-(4:55) minimal hypnotic electronica with acapella, a bit Alt-J
8-*(4:41) poppy melodic ominous synthpop
9-*(2:33) an arty curious electric string quartet
10-*(3:32) minimal slow r&b electronic winter tune
11-(2:12) opening monologue, then twirling arpeggios
12-*(3:45) funked synth atonalities with vacuous reverbs

Track Listing
1. Basic Things   7. Pin Secure
2. Inherent In The Fibre   8. Through The Motions
3. Stoke The Fire   9. Tilly's Theme
4. Cuts   10. Foam Island
5. Go Natural   11. Javan's Call
6. A Different Kind Of Struggle   12. Days Burn Blue