Don Dayglow - Other Faces
Don Dayglow returns to his own Particle Zoo Recordings imprint with four mighty cuts of analog, warm and club-friendly dance music.
Sitting somewhere between Deep House, Indie Dance and Nu-Disco, "Other Faces" offers yet more evidence of the increasingly ambitious producer's pedigree. Psych-rock, Civil Rights-era preachers and Icelandic folk singers.
Hypnotic arpeggios, analog, hardware synthesis and poly-rhythms. Exquisite song-craft and idiosyncrasies galore abound in this woozy, floor and head-friendly salvo.
Driven by Don Dayglow's fiercely creative spirit and building on the success of recent EP Majlis, "Other Faces" is a record of undeniable worth in a throwaway age.
Review: An impressively varied four-track offering from Particle Zoo boss Don Dayglow here. "Other Faces" itself is an unhurried number that places a disembodied, Middle Eastern-sounding female vocal atop an electro/Italo-tinged backdrop, accompanied by shakers, birdsong and other atmospherics.
There's more of the latter on "Help Somebody", a blissed-out, sunrise-friendly house jam, before "Tidy Darts" takes a sharp left turn, opening with an angular synth riff that soon mutates into full-on, vintage-sounding acid squelch: mark our words, rumpshaking will ensue! "Warm Front", replete with dreamy analogue synth sounds, then closes out the EP on a more upbeat note.