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Daymoths - Back in TimeDaymoths
Category: Cabaret / Indie Rock
Album: Back in Time
Stars: 3
Blurb: A short and eclectic little album.


 

Though the principal members of this Minnesotan two-piece indie pop/rock outfit has been playing together for over a decade, Back in Time is the debut album from Daymoths. Calling on the talents of several other fine musicians from the Twin Cities area to bring their vision to reality, this debut offers a unique sound that blends a variety of styles while maintaining a stripped down and simple approach to their music.

With this low-key style that consists principally of drums and organ usually accompanied by sweet, dramatic female vocals with male backing vocals, the group takes on the feel of a vastly mellower version of the Dresden Dolls, though instead of the bombastic piano work, Daymoths provide slow and simple organ work. This simple style does thrust the vocals into center stage, but despite their strength, the work frequently comes across a bit hollow. However, in songs such as “Back in Time” or “O Fall,” which add violin and viola, or “The End” and “Fortune Teller,” which add some wonderful airy guitar work, these contributions from outside musicians give the music a much more dynamic, and much less downtrodden feel that complements the basic building blocks of the base style immensely.

For those who have fallen in love with the dark cabaret style, Daymoths offer a similar flavor, but its flirtation with indie rock gives their sound a lighter, less weighty feel. Unfortunately, this also leads to Back in Time‘s biggest problem; it generally feels too simple, too light, and too inconsequential. As a general easy-going change of pace, Daymoths fits nicely into that niche and many of the tracks are a brief but lovely diversion, but at times, the lack of complexity in the work makes it hard for this short album to leave any sort of indelible impression.
 
Track list:

  1. Thank You
  2. Light til Dark
  3. Back in Time
  4. In Spite
  5. Blinded by Bees
  6. O Fall
  7. The End
  8. 180
  9. Fortune Teller
  10. Worry

 
Daymoths Website http://daymoths.com
Daymoths Facebook http://www.facebook.com/daymoths
Daymoths ReverbNation http://www.reverbnation.com/daymoths
 
Purchase at:
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2011-12-13
 
Trubie Turner (Flexei)

1 Comment

  1. […] ReGen Magazine review Daymoths debut album Back In Time: With this low-key style that consists principally of drums and organ usually accompanied by sweet, dramatic female vocals with male backing vocals, the group takes on the feel of a vastly mellower version of the Dresden Dolls, though instead of the bombastic piano work, Daymoths provide slow and simple organ work…For those who have fallen in love with the dark cabaret style, Daymoths offer a similar flavor, but its flirtation with indie rock gives their sound a lighter, less weighty feel…the tracks are a brief but lovely diversion. […]

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