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You Stand Uncertain

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When Falty DL released his 2009 debut on Planet Mu, Love is a Liability, it was notionally tied to dubstep, despite not sounding much like the sound at the time. A combination of irregular but still funky drums, bass and light musical surfaces, it stood out and was recognised for it’s distinctiveness - this was a native New Yorker interpreting his love of British dance music from a unique angle.

After spending 2010 honing his craft and working on singles for a bunch of different labels and remixes for the likes of The XX, Mount Kimbie and Anthony Shakir, Falty DL, born Drew Lustman, pulls his skills and experience together for this new LP; "You Stand Uncertain".

Things have evolved a lot on "You Stand Uncertain". From the very beginning the listener is plunged into his new focus on layered dusty atmospheres. Opener "Gospel Of Opal (ft. Anneka)" is also his first work with a vocalist.
Although at times it’s anchored in the familiar basslines and rhythm science of uk dance, as heard in his previous material, on this album it’s clear that Drew has been soaking up some of his native city’s musical past such as disco, house and hip hop. With this in mind the album moves at different tempos, the ghosts of dance music past are evoked but never allowed to take over, giving the whole album a decayed, dreamy abstraction that allows for comparisons with the current crop of ‘chillwave’ producers, were it not for the tight drums and basslines. Check the way "The Pacifist" moves between passages of melody and waves of synth over distorted breaks, or "Open Space’s" use of slowed down rave euphoria and double speed 808 drums.
The crisp 2-step of "Brazil", the first of two songs featuring UK-based singer Lily McKenzie sweetens the atmosphere, followed by "Eight Eighteen Ten" which builds watery melodies over chopped up breaks. The album gets slower still with the steamy, bittersweet melodies of "It’s All Good". The spaced out "You Stand Uncertain" marks a mid-point and a breathing space, before the album gears up with the ravey synths and jungle percussion of "Lucky Luciano", the slow burning stripped down house of "Voyager" into the duo of abstract 2-step tracks "Tell Them Stories" and "Play with my Heart" before the tempo drops for the ultimate track "Waited Patiently (ft. Lily McKenzie)" which combines her chopped vocals with jazzy piano keys and a punchy technoid melody.

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You Stand Uncertain

  • Artists: FaltyDL
  • Title: You Stand Uncertain
  • Released: Mar 28, 2011
  • Reviews: 22 Reviews

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Collection (12 Tracks) : £10.00 Out of Stock
Play 1. Gospel Of Opal (ft. Anneka)
Play 2. The Pacifist
Play 3. Open Space
Play 4. Brazil (ft. Lily McKenzie)
Play 5. Eight Eighteen Ten
Play 6. It's All Good
Play 7. You Stand Uncertain
Play 8. Lucky Luciano
Play 9. Voyager
Play 10. Tell Them Stories
Play 11. Play With My Heart
Play 12. Waited Patiently (ft. Lily McKenzie)
Collection (12 Tracks) : £13.00 add to basket
Play a-1. Gospel Of Opal (ft. Anneka)
Play a-2. The Pacifist
Play a-3. Open Space
Play b-1. Brazil (ft. Lily McKenzie)
Play b-2. Eight Eighteen Ten
Play b-3. It's All Good
Play c-1. You Stand Uncertain
Play c-2. Lucky Luciano
Play c-3. Voyager
Play d-1. Tell Them Stories
Play d-2. Play With My Heart
Play d-3. Waited Patiently (ft. Lily McKenzie)
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Individual tracks: £0.99
Play 1. Gospel Of Opal (ft. Anneka) [£0.99] Buy
Play 2. The Pacifist [£0.99] Buy
Play 3. Open Space [£0.99] Buy
Play 4. Brazil (ft. Lily McKenzie) [£0.99] Buy
Play 5. Eight Eighteen Ten [£0.99] Buy
Play 6. It's All Good [£0.99] Buy
Play 7. You Stand Uncertain [£0.99] Buy
Play 8. Lucky Luciano [£0.99] Buy
Play 9. Voyager [£0.99] Buy
Play 10. Tell Them Stories [£0.99] Buy
Play 11. Play With My Heart [£0.99] Buy
Play 12. Waited Patiently (ft. Lily McKenzie) [£0.99] Buy
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Individual tracks: £1.48
Play 1. Gospel Of Opal (ft. Anneka) [£1.48] Buy
Play 2. The Pacifist [£1.48] Buy
Play 3. Open Space [£1.48] Buy
Play 4. Brazil (ft. Lily McKenzie) [£1.48] Buy
Play 5. Eight Eighteen Ten [£1.48] Buy
Play 6. It's All Good [£1.48] Buy
Play 7. You Stand Uncertain [£1.48] Buy
Play 8. Lucky Luciano [£1.48] Buy
Play 9. Voyager [£1.48] Buy
Play 10. Tell Them Stories [£1.48] Buy
Play 11. Play With My Heart [£1.48] Buy
Play 12. Waited Patiently (ft. Lily McKenzie) [£1.48] Buy