death's dynamic shroud - Darklife
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2022 Ratings: #4
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On a new double album, the experimental collective continues its journey from vaporwave toward fractured, maximalist pop music.

this project is just one massive production flex. the synth work and composition of each and every single track is insane, this album is so grand in scale yet rarely ever gets lost in its own atmosphere. even if there are times on this project that don’t entirely grip me i am still blown away by what i am hearing. everything just sounds so shiny and sparkly and spacious, some of the tracks on this album are what i’d imagine an outer space dance party would sound like. really ... read more


This is very cool. Glistening pop production that sounds huge yet not overblown, something that's rather hard to find in pop albums. The album ranges from beautiful vocal passages to danceable beats to some industrial undertones. You can hear some samples from big pop hits too, if you're into finding easter eggs you'll have a field day. If you're afraid do to the Vaporwave tag on the artist don't worry, even if I have never listened to a full song from that genre I was able to to find a lot of ... read more


death's dynamic shroud has been a band that's been active in the vaporwave scene since 2013. This band has created multiple albums to the vaporwave canon, their most notable being I'll Try Living Like This with only 2 of the members. But as time moves, this band has been sort of shifting away from vaporwave and instead leaning more into glitch pop. I mean it's not a jarring one, but it's definitely a gradual process and this album might be the furthest thing ever from vaporwave or even their ... read more


It’s good but like I feel like I have to be missing something atp.


dis happened to my buddy eric


this isnt any vaporwave album that you can throw on in the background. personally, dds is best enjoyed when giving it your full attention and this very much proves my point as it is big, grand, and maximalist. It's the most polished album from dds and most impressively produced. This album transends the vaporwave label and is more pop, glitchy, and more heartfelt with it not being afraid to take a second to breath and take it slow. Its also not afraid to blast your ears too. amazing album, ... read more

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Added on: August 10, 2022