Darkside / Psychic
Album: Psychic   Collection:General
Artist:Darkside   Added:Oct 2013
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-10-24 Pull Date: 2013-12-26
Week Ending: Dec 15 Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 10 Nov 3
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 31, 2018: Being as an ocean
Golden Arrow
4. May 06, 2016: A Visit From Drum (Closers)
2. Jul 15, 2017: night tapes 10
5. Apr 06, 2016: The Offbeat Generation
Greek Light
3. May 18, 2017: night tapes #5
6. Mar 03, 2016: Life Aquatic
Paper Trails

Album Review
Matthew Stevens
Reviewed 2013-11-03
Darkside is the result of experimental dance music producer, Nicolas Jaar, and his touring guitarist, Dave Harrington. A down-tempo project filled with bluesy guitar, hypnotic washes, interesting samples, and altered vocals, the album brings you on an eerie journey. It is very experimental, and very immersive. Nico has a lot of production talent at shaping sounds and creating spacey musical art. The danceable parts of this album are irresistible. Most playable tracks are 1, 3, and 4. No FCC's detected. Sounds a bit like a darker, spacier, Radiohead with a more electronic sampled structure.

1- 11:21- Long gorgeous, semi-eerie song. Very fulfilling once four on floor bass comes in. Analog hums, echoes, and interesting guitar work. Very good song.
2- 1:22- Interlude. Beautiful reverbed piano and guitar work with analog fuzz in background. Leads right into track 3.
3- 4:58- Forward tribal marching drums followed by upbeat guitar work. Goes a bit alternative rock/bluesy with good low frequencies in background.
4- 4:50- very bluesy guitar and deep vocals continuous throughout.
5- 7:56- lots of bass, claps, and background tinkling. Reverbed guitar. Altered vocals make for an interesting vibe. Very danceable.
6- 6:36- very sampled with chaotic guitar. Lots of fuzz and high frequencies. Very cool midi sounds thrown in keeping with rhythm. Most sampled track on album.
7- 2:55- Constantly building, echoes in background, lots of tonal sounds to layer. Very difficult to discern vocals.
8- 5:07- very down-tempo and ambient. Kick, snare. Good climaxes, use of silence, and change of volumes. Jamming guitar and deep organs in background, and a return to choppy repeated vocals.

Track Listing
1. Golden Arrow   5. The Only Shrine I've Seen
2. Sitra   6. Freak, Go Home
3. Heart   7. Greek Light
4. Paper Trails   8. Metatron