Review : Daitro - Y
SputnikmusicOf the things noticeably awesome on Y (and make no mistake, there are quite a lot of them), the most immediate one has to be how simple it sounds; how condensed, how straightforward, how… catchy. It’s still Daitro- those crashing tidal waves of guitars and French screams that just sound oh, so cool are still there- and yet it’s essentially a shift in direction that demystifies the band. Unlike Laisser Vivre Les Squelettes, Y doesn’t sound like every detail is of the utmost importance or like every tune needs to bleed exhaustion and melodrama. It doesn’t try to be classic or ask to be taken for anything more than what it really is- that is, a kick-*** collection of songs.
This shift isn’t exactly radical or revolutionary, but the effects, subtle though they may be, are devastatingly powerful. For example, a heavily increased reliance on melodic vocal interplay makes Y a much more social record than Daitro fans are accustomed to; whereas most of Daitro’s material lends itself to late-night headphone listens to induce personal catharsis, Y is an album begging to be shouted along to with friends (or at least have some choreographed fist pumping, if vous parlez un peu francais). There are a surprising amounts of hooks here, as though Daitro, sick of making “thoughtful hardcore,” are presenting an album desperate to hold attention while introducing listeners to the basic components of their sound....full text
StokingtherootsDaitro’s newest record Y was recently released in Europe (which you can order from purepainsugar). Apparently a US vinyl release date is in the works – as well as a cd release date.
The album is receiving a ton of positive reviews so far and I’m in general agreeance with the blogosphere. This is definitely a well written and solid album, though I think it will take me some time to digest it all.
If you have never listened to Daitro before their music is comparable to bands like Sed Non Satitata, Suis la Lune, and my favorite European screamo band Amanda Woodward.
Honestly, I don’t even know if I would describe this album as a screamo album. It has screamo elements to it. I mean it has screaming and it’s moody but for some reason I just get a softer vibe from this record. To me it would be more aptly described as a heavy indie rock record....full text
BlogspotDaitro return to the screamo scene with another delightful post-rocky screamo release and surprise, surprise - it rules. It's beautiful, melodic, epic and a whole host of other such words that I would continue to list out if I had the patience or vocabulary to do so. I think the French scene might currently be my favourite when it comes to screamo bands, I just love how they're more melodic and just so damn pretty. Bands like these guys, Sed Non Satiata and even the more atmospheric, kind of post-metal-ish Aussitot Mort (all from France) are really pushing the screamo sound to new territories and I love it. With that aside, this album is fantastic, although I'm not sure why they decided to call it "Y". I guess they must have some deep and meaningful reason for doing so, although it's currently beyond me. Anyway, enjoy....full text
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- 1. Comme Du Papier. (Like Paper)
- 2. De L’eau Coule Sous Les Ponts (Water Flows Under The Bridges)
- 3. Un Bateau Ivre (A Drunken Boat)
- 4. Nous Sommes D’ici. (We Live Here)
- 5. La Substance Et La Matiere (Substance And Material)
- 6. Des Visages Et Des Muscles (Faces And Muscles)
- 7. Se Noyer, S’oublier, Regarder Partir. (Drown, Forget, Watch Someone Leaving)
- 8. Trois Murs Pour La Sale De Torture. (Three Walls For The Torture Room)
- 9. A Chaque Fois
- 10. A Troubled Cure For A Troubled Mind
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