Episode 21: D.E.L: A Dark and Light Duality for A Depthful Experience
Today on the podcast we are featuring the Sydney-based electronic pop group D.E.L. Learn more about them and listen to their track “Bloom.”
Show Notes and Full Show Transcript
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Hey everyone welcome to the Eat Sleep Breathe Music podcast. I am your host Jeanette. Today I am talking about the group D.E.L.
So D.E.L hails from the other side of the world. At least according to where I am. Cause I’m in NJ. So they are hailing from Sydney, Australia
And the project was started by the music writer, producer, and multi-media artist Timm de la Hoyde and his two brothers Nick and Joseph.
After doing some research online there was very little I could find about the band itself. There was limited information as to how long they’ve been together or you know where they kind of started.
But that’s okay in the long run because I’m here kind more to talk about the music anyway so even though we don’t know a lot about D.E.L. the group we can still talk about the music itself and how it kind of impacts you as a listener.
So the song that I will be referring to is their track “Bloom.” This is the first and only track that I have heard from them.
I do have to say, I was intrigued and liked it from my first listening. I do have a tendency to go towards electronic music and dance music. So maybe I could be a little bias since this is in my wheelhouse of things that I like.
Another thing that I liked about this track was the highs and low to the song. I know I talk a lot about songs having like dichotomy of light and dark and layered songs with you know kind of creating multiple I don’t know, soundscapes or just kind of layers of music and the way it makes you feel.
And that is something that was definately illustrated in this song which I really enjoyed.
As I’ve been doing this podcast, I’ve been trying to pay more attention to the lyrics in songs because normally I just listen to the music. And when you listen to the music and then you also listen to the lyrics I feel like you get so much more.
And that was something that was apparent in this song because if you look at the music. It has a lot of like you know upbeat music and it’s got a lot of futuristic like different types of dance rhythms and also alternative beats and it’s kind of like these highs. But then when you listen to the lyrics. The lyrics are kind of like not really, more of a downer I would say.
There’s also this hopeful, positive radiance essence that comes from the music which makes, makes for a really interesting combination you know?
Sometimes you think about sad songs the music the sad, the lyrics are sad. But when there’s upbeat lyrics, excuse me when there’s upbeat music and downbeat lyrics kind of gives it another dimenation and another feeling.
So it kind of makes the song a little more interesting and kind of you know as the listener you’re like “oh, ok, like this is an interesting, you know this is a song that is a little bit more.
It makes it more comprehensive. It gives it little bit more significance. It also gives it depth.
When the band talked about the track they were hoping to create a thoughtful song with a duality of both dark and lightness.
And this was definately achieved. Atleast from in my opinion. The sadness in the lyrices was overcome by the upbeat energetic melodies.
Basically, when describing the track they said,
“bloom blends a picture of both melancholy through its vocals and a feeling of hope through its pulsing, genre-bending instrumentation. Bloom aims to be both a nostalgic and thought-provoking pop tune.“
And I feel like this was definitely achieved.
The song has a melding of emotions. Everything from angst, to uncertainty. It’s also been referred to as a “kaleidoscope” of sound.
So you can, a kaleidoscope is basically thing you put on your eye and you turn it and there are different elements coming together to make something that’s bigger and different. And that is evident to the listener.
The vocals are also something that stand out to me. They have a nice ambient and pair really well with the music. So it makes for another layer to the music creating this high-energy and melodic fun track.
When it comes to their musical influences, I read they are inspired by sub-culture music and art as a whole.
D.E.L. has been said to appeal to fans of groups like Joji, Flume, Golden Vessel, Ford, Madeon.
So all in all I would say that D.E.L. has pretty interesting and unique sound and they would appeal to people who are into dance music. And maybe people who aren’t into dance music.
You know if you are into musical soundscapes and something is more indepth. This might be something that is right up your alley.
But hearing is believing as they say (laughing) so I, you know. So I’ll play the track now for you and you can take a listen and make a decision for yourelf. If you, if this is something that you like listening to.
So without further ado, here is “Bloom” by D.E.L.
We would love to know what you think of this track. You can tell us in a comment on our podcast episode web page or leave us an audio comment at the link in the episode summary.
For more information on D.E.L. check out his official website at http://www.imtooemotional.co. That’s too with the letters t-o-o. You can also follow him on Facebook at the handle D.3.lmusic and find him on Instagram at the handle d.e.lmusic. Get this track now on Amazon.
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Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode!
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