In the Wild

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FaltyDL FaltyDL 'In The Wild'
FaltyDL Carme Boixadera

There are moments on this well-respected, Radiohead-approved New York electronic artist's latest album that live up to the title: The chopped-up samples on "New Haven" sound like the broken breaths of someone running from a predator. But too many of these songs are so relaxed and jazzy that they wouldn't be out of place in an upscale hotel lobby. FaltyDL's signature clanky percussion and eerie vibe save tracks like "In the Shit" from becoming easy-listening, but it's not quite enough. 

From The Archives Issue 1215: August 14, 2014