NOBODY SEES THE MONSTER IN THE LIGHT OF DAY...
ALBUM MOLOKO+ RELEASE: SUMMER, 2000 REVIEW: AUGUST 1, 2000
The British Delphium is a dark leftfield electronica act, who've been working
more or less in the shadows for the last seven years. "Nobody Sees the
Monster in the Light of Day..." compiles songs recorded between 1994 and
1999. It swings between ambient dub, rough jungle, noise and
pseudo-orchestral atmospheres. Most successful is the opening "Emperor
(Dark)", reminiscent of The Third Eye Foundation's 1995 noise'n'jungle
In other places the clashes between dub bass, roaring
guitars and twisted loops make for fascinating, innovative music. But
sometimes the lo fi attitude turns into an unpleasant feeling of sloppiness.
Then the fuzzy samples and glitching loops stop sounding exciting and start
feeling amateuristic. And the "classical" tracks are the worst - Foetus
created way better "fake" orchestral instrumentals on "Nail" 15 years ago,
so it's hard to find excuses for theirs sounding so thin.