Dirty Projectors – Dirty Projectors
Dirty Projectors are a collective centred around Brooklyn vocalist and multiinstrumentalist, David Longstreth and this is their eighth album. There’s definitely something of the NYC melting pot about Longstreth’s songs. They mix up genres, not just from song to song, but within songs themselves. Soul, R’n’B, funk, gospel, jazz and hip hop all jostle for position in the blender, but there’s an overall feel to the Dirty Projectors sound that transcends all that. Death Spiral combines throbbing beats with intricate keyboards and delicate strings as it charts a relationship breakdown. Sometimes it feels like there’s too much going on, but there are some strong songs underneath all the studio trickery and they do shine through.