After a myriad of compilation tracks and a few demos that caused quite a stir in the hard electronic music scene, Wales’s David Dando-Moore finally presents his first full length album. Taking some time from his work as the manager of Immanence Records, he signs here a compact 10 track album in which he takes his Detritus project along a brand new road. (Get this as mp3)
The usual suspects remain, of course: percussive drum’n’bass patterns, infectious melodies, and an acute composition skill. But what Detritus offers for the first time on “Endogenous” is a solid sense of alternance between the rhythms and the melodies. Not negating his primary beat-driven nature, Detritus approaches here the listeners with beautiful tones. It wouldn't have been enough to pack the dancefloor (and Detritus doesn’t have to prove anymore that it can make people move), and “Endogenous”’s second side is a melancholic, contemplative one, rich of a brand new depth.
While many an act in the current electronic music scene tends to forget that music is at first made to be enjoyed, Detritus places back the listener at the centre of his composition process. Not forgetting to present something fresh and interesting, David Dando-Moore’s personal mix of intricate drums and seducing tones is an addictive one. Music can be both innovative and beautiful, catchy and challenging, which is what this new album on Ad Noiseam demonstrates once again.
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