The idea is similar to the elegant poptronica that Erlend Øye grafted on "Unrest" a few years ago, but "Disarmed" is an altogether darker – even gothic – affair with screeching guitars (courtesy of former Ride and current Oasis member Andy Bell) sometimes showing their teeth over the thumping electronic basslines.
The nocturnal ambience of the album is seductive and highly surprising, coming from two people primarily known for their work in dance music. "Disarmed" muddles already blurry musical genre boundaries further by stitching Joy Division and Underworld into an attractive patchwork quilt. There are stretches of less inspiring beatscaping, but on the whole DK7 have picked the raisins from the modern musical cake and made a great atmospheric album of vocal electronica. Their potential is huge.