22 October 2009
Woohoo! New Darkstar 12"! 'Need You' was, along with Peverelist's 'Infinity Is Now', definitely one my favourite tunes of last year and 'Aidy's Girl Is a Computer' keeps up the stellar standard. Again aided by pleading vocoder refrains (although this time malfunctioning, cut to bits and barely clinging on to language) and a fantastically emotive atmosphere of technological melancholy, it's really reminding me of the part in 2001 where Dave the Spaceman's pulling out all of HAL's memory banks and the computer is slowly dying. A cracking tune that's more for the head than the feet, not least because there are a couple of pretty lengthy beatless sequences. I'm not hugely keen on the housey Kyle Hall remix but still.. Big recommendz.