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Delia Gonzalez & Gavin Russom

The Days Of Mars - Repress

    Our review from 2005:

    "DFA release their fourth artist album for 2005, following on from LCD Soundsystem, The Juan MacLean and Black Dice. 'Since everything we do is theatrical, our music becomes like a soundtrack' Delia explains, and how right she is! The world glimpsed on "Days Of Mars" is an incredibly vivid one, made by layering live takes of keyboards and other instruments, many designed and built specifically for making this LP. Touching upon their love of everything from Alice Coltrane to acid house, Santeria ritual music to the kosmiche side of krautrock, opener "Rise" draws on these touchstones while remaining true to Delia and Gavin's mesmerizing sound; repetitious sinewaves ripple and undulate to achieve a heightened state of awareness. "Black Spring" pulses and builds like a climax to a long-lost horror flick (think zombies or envision a post-apocalyptic world). To further strengthen the soundtrack theme, the duo are at work on a short film to go with the epic, expansive third track, "Relevee". The album closes with the Joy Division-hinting "Black Spring", another epic piece of electronic music from this essential DFA release."


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