In The Wild (LP)


FaltyDL

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Amoeba Review

08/11/2014

Brooklyn-based electronic musician FaltyDL continues to bridge the gap between musical adventurousness and easier listening on his fourth album. Tracks like “New Haven” feature layered, heavenly vocals, while “Do Me” has hauntingly beautiful, celestial synths and a jungley beat, but there’s usually something lurking in the shadows, too, like how “Do Me” suddenly introduces a disembodied voice nonsexually claiming “do me harm” over heavy bass halfway through. Those jungley beats return in tracks like “Frontin,” alongside 808 sounds, strung out synths and heavy bass, and on “Danger,” which makes for great ambient music but carries just enough eerie dissonance and odd changes to keep in interesting throughout. Some of In the Wild’s strongest tracks are less immediately grabbing but pair unlikely sounds or offer something unexpected, like “Dos Gardenias’” Spanish guitars and synth stabs, “Heart and Soul” bleary washes and tilt-a-whirl vocal choppings, and “In the ___,” which sounds like unsettling clockwork, like something out of a Roald Dahl book come to life. In the Wild isn’t the most original electronica album you’ve ever heard, but it’s masterful to the point that you won’t really care. Its 17 tracks manage to pack tons of variety into sensible, easily digestible tracks, and the album as a whole hangs together beautifully. Doing any of those things is easier said than done, and thus In the Wild is a stunning example of following through on a focused set of sounds to completion.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Aquí, Port Lligat
FaltyDL 01:31
2.
New Haven
FaltyDL 03:40
3.
Uptight
FaltyDL 00:32
4.
Do Me
FaltyDL 04:51
5.
Greater Antilles Part 1
FaltyDL 01:24


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Nine
FaltyDL 04:28
2.
Frontin
FaltyDL 02:44
3.
Untitled 12
FaltyDL 03:51
4.
Ahead The Ship Sleeps
FaltyDL 03:52


Side C Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Rolling
FaltyDL 01:27
2.
Dos Gardenias
FaltyDL 03:19
3.
Heart & Soul
FaltyDL 04:54
4.
Grief
FaltyDL 03:37


Side D Titles
Artist
Length
1.
In The Shit
FaltyDL 03:51
2.
Dånger
FaltyDL 03:42
3.
Some Jazz Shit
FaltyDL 06:12
4.
Greater Antilles Part 2
FaltyDL 01:42

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