DARK­STAR News from Nowhere Warp

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

You could call this Dark­star’s coun­try al­bum. Flush with cash from a new record­ing deal with Warp, but not flush enough to re­main liv­ing and work­ing in Lon­don, the band plumped for a new base in Slaith­waite in deep­est west York­shire. What their min­ing ex­ploits in that vil­lage has pro­duced is an al­bum full of rich, warm, evoca­tive sounds, re­flect­ing a band mov­ing even fur­ther away from the dub­step and bass sounds that were their crutches a few years ago. News from Nowhere con­tains es­co­teric and eclec­tic DNA, from Ge­orge Har­ri­son to Brian Eno and An­i­mal Col­lec­tive, but it’s the free­wheel­ing na­ture of the trio’s elec­tronic craft­work and ro­bust song­smith­ery that really dom­i­nate. From the mes­meris­ing span of A Day’s Pay for a Day’s Work to the lush mantras of Time­away, here’s proof of Dark­star’s new­found galaxy. dark­star.ws Down­load: A Day’s Pay for a Day’s Work, Time­away, Am­pli­fied Ease

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