Radiant Dawn

Operators - Radiant Dawn
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 20 ratings
May 17, 2019 / Release Date
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Last Gang / Label
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usedtobe
90
Montreal-based band's new effort is a high energy, refreshing synth-pop beast that plays tirelessly for the approaching dystopia. The unexpected trajectory of most tracks feels cinematic and futuristic with its obvious new wave influences in tracks like the euphoric Faithless, or the catchy hook of In Moderan or the sci-fi inspired love ballad, Terminal Beach. The five short interludes bookends the record with cohesion that indelibly adds interest to the rest of the record. Synthpop is here to ... read more
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Dan Boeckner's most recent passion project, comprising two thirds of Divine Fits, is about as straight-up synthpop as we’ve ever heard from him; “Radiant Dawn” is almost completely unrecognizable from his work in Wolf Parade. Operators’ brand of synthpop calls to mind classic, new wave-era music more than it does contemporary pop-leaning indie bands. “Radiant Dawn” executes this vision cleanly and professionally, though perhaps not that memorably either. The ... read more
luisdelrey2016
86
FAVS: I Feel Emotion, In Moderan, Terminal Beach, Come and See, Strange
LEAST FAV: Low Life
sevenlives
81
Days 82
I Feel Emotion 80
Faithless 82
(Public Void) S/N
In Moderan 80
(Airlock) S/N
Terminal Beach 80
(Object Sighting) S/N
Despair 82
(Under Occupation) S/N
Come and See 82
Strange 84
(The Radiant Dawn) S/N
Low Life 84
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Track List

  1. Days
  2. I Feel Emotion
  3. Faithless
  4. (Public Void)
  5. In Moderan
  6. (Airlock)
  7. Terminal Beach
  8. (Object Sighting)
  9. Despair
  10. (Under Occupation)
  11. Come and See
  12. Strange
  13. (The Radiant Dawn)
  14. Low Life
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Added on: May 7, 2019