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It’s been three years since his solo debut Space is Only Noise and today marks the release of Darkside’s hypnotic and skin-tinglingly good Psychic. Ideal for black velvet nights filled with pensive wandering (or dancing, really) through cold streets and submergence into pure feeling, there’s a sensuous bite to their sound, which echoes the statement that Jaar wants his music to “hit bodies.” With palpable beats and smokey cool melodies that bury you deep in their rich sonic universe, people have referred to Darkside’s sound as something that requires patience or has a very “heady” vibe to it. But if you’re trying to intellectualize each song too much, you’re really missing the point, because what Psychic does best is allow you to have an experience between the notes as you allow yourself to let go and let sensation to take hold and really taste the textures of their layered world. Created from the natural flow of time and juxtaposed by what organically floats to the surface and manufactured synthetic production, Darkside has returned with an all-encompassing album you’re going to want to sink into time and time again, forcing your heartbeat to slow down in time with their rhythms—whether it’s the more trance-inducing haunting tracks or the deliciously upbeat hip-swingers.
CHECK OUT OUR INTERVIEW WITH NICOLAS JAAR AND DAVE HARRINGTON OF DARKSIDE.
  1. It’s been three years since his solo debut Space is Only Noise and today marks the release of Darkside’s hypnotic and skin-tinglingly good Psychic. Ideal for black velvet nights filled with pensive wandering (or dancing, really) through cold streets and submergence into pure feeling, there’s a sensuous bite to their sound, which echoes the statement that Jaar wants his music to “hit bodies.” With palpable beats and smokey cool melodies that bury you deep in their rich sonic universe, people have referred to Darkside’s sound as something that requires patience or has a very “heady” vibe to it. But if you’re trying to intellectualize each song too much, you’re really missing the point, because what Psychic does best is allow you to have an experience between the notes as you allow yourself to let go and let sensation to take hold and really taste the textures of their layered world. Created from the natural flow of time and juxtaposed by what organically floats to the surface and manufactured synthetic production, Darkside has returned with an all-encompassing album you’re going to want to sink into time and time again, forcing your heartbeat to slow down in time with their rhythms—whether it’s the more trance-inducing haunting tracks or the deliciously upbeat hip-swingers.

    CHECK OUT OUR INTERVIEW WITH NICOLAS JAAR AND DAVE HARRINGTON OF DARKSIDE.

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