Soul-searching lo-fi electronica
Randolph Chabot is the bespectacled prince of laptop pop which leans
elegantly towards the experimental. He’s also acquainted with late-night
existential crises – the two may or may not be linked. Whatever,
‘Moondagger’ is a tune-rich excursion into lo-fi romanticism, with
‘Parallelogram’’s multitracked vocals harmonizing over a groundswell of
glockenspiels sharing DNA with Animal Collective. ‘Biophelia’’s 8-bit riff
and balls-out melancholia is reminiscent of Conor Oberst before he stopped
paying electricity bills, while ‘Pyramid Builders’ blends brain-battering
Squarepusher percussion with a harpsichord. But it’s the way Deastro
wrestles with the big issues that twist your heart. Heavy stuff.
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