david august D'Angelo (LP, £24.50)label: pias recordings
Third album from the acclaimed German electronica DJ and producer. The sound of a young artist getting in touch with his roots, exploring new landscapes and freeing inhibitions; deconstructing pop atmospheres while in search of his past, and reforming them into something deeply moving. Drawing inspiration from the life and works of the baroque painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio, the album fuses laidback pop sensibility with moody cinematographic soundscapes, a departure from previous sounds. ‘D’ANGELO’ features elements of Balearic pop, noir jazz, post-rock, and the raw genre scramblings of fellow traveller Forest Swords, wound up into something excruciatingly personal. Heavyweight vinyl enclosed in a gatefold sleeve with beautiful 12-page photo booklet.
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