Boomkat Product Review:
Darling deposits a dream sequence album of ambient electro charms on Young Marco’s Safe Trip after a couple of excellent 12”s
“After breaking out of our holding facility following his capture in the forbidden forest – see the top secret file headed “J P S” – in early 2017, the trail went cold. a recent tip-off led us to an Amsterdam bunker. While we were unable to gain entry, an operative successfully placed an eavesdropping device in the air vents. Through this, we were able to record eight musical compositions of varying lengths that the extra-terrestial lifeform had created using a range of analogue and digital electronic instruments.
We have called this collection “Tulipa Moves”. we enclose a copy for your anaylsis. You will note that the tracks utilise a variety of rhythmic patterns and percussive elements, explore a range of unearthly but attractive sounds and are capable of stirring different emotions in human listeners.
We direct your attention towards the lilting, softly spun melancholia of composition 03 (codename “So Did We”), which deeply effected many of those who heard it, the undulating and fluid, beat-free bliss of composition 05 (codename “The M Song”), and the up-tempo positivity of composition 07 (codename “Kiss The Glass”), whose chiming, intertwined melodies and snappy rhythmic energy reminded us of so-called “intelligent dance music”.
We were astonished by the quality and intricacy of these alien creations and those we have not described in detail. listened to as a whole, the collection tiptoes a fine line between poignancy and positivity. it confirms our analysis that “Darling” is a humanoid lifeform with higher intelligence and intense musical ability. We will keep the bunker under observation and report any future developments.”