April 13, 2024

Daybehavior – Based On A True Story (Album – Graplur)

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Genre/Influences: Electro-pop.

Format: Digital.

Background/Info: This is the fourth full length album by the Swedish electro-pop formation Daybehavior. The least I can say is that they don’t release new work on a regular basis; this new opus being released seven years after “Follow That Car” (2012).

Content: Daybehavior remains animated by the delicious, sensual and fragile vocals of Paulinda Crescentini, but the music is also something special. This is not the classical electro-pop composition driven by happy tunes and danceable rhythms. The splendor and magic of Daybehavior hides inside the melancholic atmospheres of their work. The songs are melodic, but mainly evasive-like. One of the most danceable cuts is the “Extended 12” Mix” of “Change”, which is a song previously released as an EP title track.

+ + + : I’ve always been a huge fan of Paulinda’s particular timbre of voice. It’s somewhat sensual, definitely fragile and filled with emotion, creating a perfect match with the melancholia of the music. The album features some beautiful songs and I especially have to mention “A Boy A Girl”. It’s a delicate exposure of electro-pop, but still an emotional sonic voyage into an intimate universe. The album features multiple captivating synth lines. This album sometimes reminds me of the magic of Conjure One.

– – – : You don’t hear me complaining, but I’m missing a few more danceable cuts suited for the dancefloors.

Conclusion: “Based On A True Story” has this authentic strength to touch people. It also is the band’s most mature and accomplished work.

Best songs: “A Boy A Girl”, “Burning Slowly”, “There’s Nothing Else”, “A Perfect Day”, “Change – Extended 12” Mix”.

Rate: (8½).

Artist & Label: www.daybehavior.com / www.facebook.com/DayBehavior

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