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Review: 'Darto'
'Human Giving'   

-  Label: 'Aagoo Records'
-  Genre: 'Indie' -  Release Date: '8th September 2017'

Our Rating:
They don’t look much, and there’s little in the band’s name or the title of the album to suggest that might be anything special. But across ‘Human Giving’, Darto combine woozy psychedelia, 60s pop, motoric synth-based krautrock and occasional bursts of noise to unexpected and impressive effect.

The title track is a mere 59 seconds, a sampled vocal narrative overlaying a gentle fairground waltz, and elsewhere, brooding country led by a baritone with the stylings of Nick Cave shape the mood.

The album starts with ‘Follow Up’, which takes its cues from Wire, while ‘Hush’ emphasises the psychedelic elements but continues to focus on melodic vocal layers to good effect.

Darto’s greatest strength, at least where ‘Human Giving’ is concerned is their versatility: coupled with their knack for catchy, melodic songs, ‘Human Giving’ is a solid, rounded album with a lot going for it.

  author: Christopher Nosnibor

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Darto - Human Giving