Darkstar Vinyl, CD & tapes from this artist at Norman Records
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Mount Kimbie, Burial, Nosaj Thing, Floating Points, Forest Swords, Clark, Throwing Snow, FaltyDL, Actress, Dark Sky, Mark Pritchard, Martyn
Darkstar have fully succeeded in that interesting transformation they’ve been pulling off for a while now, going from dubstep producers to electronic pop performers. Rope / Folk pairs them with composer Gwilym Gold, tasked with accompanying Holly Blakey’s contemporary dance performance (see the sleeve art). 12” on The Vinyl Factory.
Who’d have thought, back in the early dubstep days, that Darkstar would end up releasing an album called Foam Island? Probably no-one, but I’m glad they did, as that title fits the tactile textures of this collection of smooth electronic pop rather well. Twelve tracks, released in the kind of superbly-photographed sleeve you’d expect from Warp Records.
- Vinyl Double LP (WARPLP225)
Here we have a fresh remix 12” featuring Darkstar’s own recycling of two tracks from their acclaimed album News From Nowhere. Timeaway and Hold Me Down provide a sleek A side, whilst the B-side sees Kollaps have a stab at You Don’t Need A Weatherman. Out on 12” vinyl from Warp.