Darkside - Psychic

Darkside - Psychic

Verdict: 2.5/5

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October 2013

Written By

Dragos Rusu


February 5, 2014

One guy is waiting in line, at the debut listening session that Chilean super hero Nicolas Jaar and Dave Harrington are holding tonight, August 20, 2013, under their brand new project called Darkside. It is 6 PM. They'll be playing the test pressing at 99 Attorney St. (a small venue on New York's Lower East Side), at 7:30 PM. First come, first served.

Don’t fill your soul with fabricated hopes; don’t spray me with your nonsense ideas about the wrong rating of the newest vacuum cleaner for ladies, while we wait for two hours on a 200 meters cue, in order to see the new missile in town.

Ok, don’t get me wrong. I am aware that good things come to those who wait; I’ve been waiting at cues my whole life, starting very early, when my mother was sending me to the market (the communist supermarkets) to buy bread. I was waiting in line, minding my own business, estimating the concrete time between getting there and buying the bread. Sometimes it was 20 minutes, sometimes one hour, or even two, if there were many bread lovers around, drooling like cats when smelling fish. But it was totally worth it. I could make new friends; meet new future buddies, or at least some trivial acquaintances that I would own in my facebook friend list, in the future 25 years, when, according to David Byrne, people will think about love, all the time.

No, you still didn’t convince me. When you wait, your whole life is waiting, is frozen into a boring useless present that no one really cares about, at least not right now. Come on, there’s ten more people and then it’s us! Want a zip of vodka?

I don’t want anything; I do not need anything, except my own needs. And my needs are exactly where they are needed the most. My needs involve the exact amount of value, energy, time, space, effort and passion they need to. My needs have the freedom to speak for themselves.

Speaking of freedom, do you mind if I take the liberty to consider this album a statue of liberty, or, let’s call it an ambassador, for all the lascivious dances that makeup bimbos on high heels would practice in their most intimate moments? You can’t deny, man, this is, mainly and primarily, music for pussies, no matter how sexist I might sound. I really don’t care too much about this separation between man and woman, but in a situation when one is discussing an album and is mentioning the sexist argument, music for pussies, he is actually meaning easy friendly booty electronic beats comprising sensual vocals, that work tremendously to a woman’s heart, especially if she’s a single broken little bird, crying out loud for attention.

No offence, but your words simply defy any common sense and logic. You should drink some more vodka. Check this: ‘’there will be pinatas filled with hummus snackpacks. Each snackpack contains a serving of hummus and a serving of pita chips. Please don't show up super drunk as hitting at pinatas drunk is a liability.’’

Take, for example, the opening track from the album. ‘’Golden Arrow’’. You know that I really like the 80-to-100 BPM slow tracks. But, at some point, this song develops a vocal crescendo that creeps me out, man. And then it gets cold again. Sure, there’s some good stuff in there, of course, like ‘’Freak, Go Home’’ and the one minute length ‘’Sitra’’ – that’s some good stuff!

- Hello sir, could you please show me your ticket?
- I have no ticket; I’m on the guestlist.
- Sorry sir, but there is no guest list, this is an invitation only event.
- There has to be some mistake. Are you aware that you are making a mistake? Are you aware of the confusion you are creating right now?
- Please sir, if you don’t have an invitation, I will invite you to step away from the door and, eventually, leave us and go home to your wife.
- Sir, there is a huge misunderstanding here.
- Please sir, step aside, other customers are waiting for you to decide what to do. Just go home and maybe the best thing to do at this hour is have some whisky and bang your girlfriend while you still can! This guy inside is really killing it and who knows, your girl might be here as well. Ha ha !


1. Golden Arrow
2. Sitra
3. Heart
4. Paper Trails
5. The Only Shrine I've Seen
6. Freak, Go Home
7. Greek Light
8. Metatron

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