The Take Down
Like shadowy sirens of a new age, this duo plays on the digital heartstrings of my electronic palpatator. Working evocative lyrics through the octave-enhanced distinctive vox of Koda, [The Take Down] manages to tumbl through the chill vibes into something deeper. It is pop-y-er than I have ever heard from this style. Crystasis holds the melodic scene through the madness of glissando horns and synth, piano highlighting the stoic core of the piece. Dubstep influences sizzle down low and worldly hooks incorporate the layers of melody in setting a scene for dark repose. It sinks and twists in glorious passes of electronica and is the most beautiful thing I’ve heard this year.