Boomkat Product Review:
A single lifted from the widely acclaimed Seek Magic LP, 'Graphics' finds Philadelphian auteur Dayve Hawk turning out some of his finest work. Up there with the masterful 'Bicycle', this offering at times evokes a less jokey, more brittle electronic take on Of Montreal's elaborate pop constructions. There are electro influences floating around, and a vague suggestion of Italo disco thrown into the equation, but as has been key to the success of current indie darlings Delphic the glistening electronic production is given necessary substance by the writing. Here, a central refrain underscoring a sense of emotional detachment runs through the piece: "I don't even recognise the sound of your voice, the feel of your touch, you could be alone even though I'm here by your side". Accompanying instrumental track 'Easy Pert Mom' supplies further evidence of Hawk's programming skills, laying down tuneful strips of beat-shuffling electronica. It completes a great double header, serving as an excellent introduction to Memory Tapes for those of you yet to take the plunge into Seek Magic.