Boomkat Product Review:
Dublin's Decal have so far been known for their own fierce blend of electro spasms and dancefloor destructions, so this debut full-length for the Planet-Mu label comes as a real surprise, containing a delicate softly-softly collection of songs from the heart and beautiful cinematic soundscapes. Immediately reminiscent of Dntel's fantastic 'Life Is Full Of Possibilities' album, '404 Not Found' contains moments of pure electro-accoustic baladeering and veers off into many directions : from drifting drone to electronic pulsations. Recently remixed on 7", the opening 'Moylough' focuses the spotlight on a solitary piano and a timeless lullaby. 'Waiting' contains the album's first vocal, sung from the stomach perfect in its imperfection and toying with a fragmented electronic base that, together with tracks like 'Sunburn', sounds not unlike Depeche Mode's finest. Determined to stick to the open and varied aesthetics of variation, tracks like 'Juggernaut' slowly unfold to encapsulate electronic drones that build endlessly and succeed in mesmerising the listener into submission. Fans of electronica will also find much here to engross - the broken, slowed-down 'Slowly', the oriental glitch of 'Carpenter' and so much more. This is an incredible grower of an album, its scope and magnitude only starting to become apparent on second listen. From there on, you'll be hooked. Listen to the magnificent ending duo of 'fuzzy' and 'Star Of The Sea' on infinite repeat and see what we mean. Fantastic.