Grimes / d’Eon “Darkbloom” EP (2011)

August 17, 2011

Grimes returns! The enigmatic singer and mastermind behind one of the best albums of 2010 (Geidi Primes and Halfaxa, both 5/5) has released a split EP with fellow artist d’Eon entitled Darkbloom. And once again she delivers a flawless set. It opens with Orphia, a short intro, followed by two really awesome tracks. Both Vanessa and Crystal Ball come as close to pop as nothing she has ever recorded. Instantly catchy, these songs brilliantly expand her catalogue. Grimes’ power lies in her ability to combine pop sensibility with an experimentalist’s nature. She is truly one of the hottest players on the electronica scene right now. The four tracks by d’Eon don’t even get near Grimes’ genius. They are no shit, however. Tongues is an interesting and “nervous” track but it is Transparency that shows d’Eon at his best. A tale of ghosts’ love life, inspired by both Tibetan music and symbolism, is a fine ending of this wonderful EP.

hydrameter: 5/5

Key Tracks: Crystal Ball, Hedra, Orphia, Tongues, Transparency, Urban Twilight, Vanessa

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4 Responses to “Grimes / d’Eon “Darkbloom” EP (2011)”

  1. hotspot said

    nicely written

  2. suckerPunch said

    I think you should add complete tracklist. I don’t want to use google just to check how many songs the CD contains.

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