Apostle Of Hustle - Eats Darkness
Apostle Of Hustle is one of a plethora of Broken Social Scene projects, this one a trio led by BSS guitarist Andrew Whiteman. Eats Darkness is the new album from the group.
One of the things you have to appreciate about Broken Social Scene and their offshoots is the diversity of music, not just from project to project, but within each album. Eats Darkness is no different in that respect.
Originally formed around the idea of incorporating Brazilian and Cuban influences into indie rock, Apostle Of Hustle still lean on that. "Eazy Speaks" has a noticeable South American vibe alongside the jangly tune.
"Soul Unwind", "Xerses", and "Blackberry" feature some minor effects that yelp into the peppy Yo La Tengo-esque indie rock. Fuzz bass on "Whistle In The Fog" hangs like a cloud, darkening that track, while "Perfect Fit" is a lo-fi electronic number that hugs the edge of Trip Hop.
The standout track on the album is "How To Defeat a More Powerful Enemy". The song makes you believe that this is how Sonic Youth would do it if they wrote indie pop ditties.
A series of mood setting musical interludes also pepper the record. "Snakes", "Sign", "What Are You Talking About?", "Return To Sender", "Nobody Bought It", and the title track all serve to set the stage for the subsequent songs.
With all of those interludes however, Eats Darkness begins to feel more like an EP than a full album. Which is a shame, because it will leave you unsatisfied and wanting more.
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on 2009-06-23 dscanland Said:
Apostle of Hustle is one of the best things to come out of the Broken Social Scene cluster. I'll have to check out Eats Darkness.