'This Is The New' is an urgent return by Singaporean instrumental outfit, I Am David Sparkle. This second release by the band explores and answers the new spirit felt within while expanding on the sonic territory that was hinted at with their debut release, Apocalypse of Your Heart EP. Eschewing vocals and instead opting for textured and dynamic instrumentation, This Is The New spreads over 7 tracks of pressing rhythms, atmospheric moments and emotional depth achieved through the matured artistry of their instruments. The absence of words in the music does not mean that they have lost their meaning - but rather they are to be imagined by the listener. The tracks were written as musical vignettes inspired by the musings over love, life and beauty: where thematic elements of true love, desire, the power of and sensitivity to disorder, absence and solitude and finality were explored as sonic canvases. As a collection of songs however, This Is The New represents the coming of a new age - one of rebirth and renewal felt - which is exactly what I Am David Sparkle experienced throughout the writing and recording of this album. Coupled with a gorgeous and detailed packaing concept with messages hidden in between folds and an intimate personal experience to get to the music inside, This Is The New is a labor of love for both the band and the listener it engages. This I am David Sparke's first release with KittyWu Records.
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