Darkside is the collaborative duo of guitarist/composer Dave Harrington and electronic producer Nicolas Jaar. Darkside summon a hybrid of electronic music, psychedelic rock, and dancefloor techno with the sort of artistic depth and breadth for which the term “progressive” was coined. Darkside’s first full-length album - released on Nico’s own Other People label in conjunction with Matador Records - is called Psychic.
Darkside's Psychic is a watershed moment for the duo, a quantum leap forward from their 3-song debut, 2011’s Darkside EP. At any given moment, Psychic encompasses the ritualistic structures and methodologies of krautrock, the cosmic exploration of classic space-rock, and the immersive, body-moving transcendence of 21st century house and techno - but, working with the finishing each-others’ sentences fluidity of kindred spirits, Dave and Nico synthesize it all into a living, breathing whole.
Darkside are deep listeners and creators of both who see little need for distinction between their favorite sounds. The result is Psychic, an album of uncompromising creative vision from two artists working at the peak of their powers.
“On listening to Nicolas Jaar’s new bluesy electronica project with his guitarist Dave Harrington, Darkside, it’s rather too easy to forget that he’s just 21. This is seriously ambitious music, with the emphasis on serious.” - Resident Advisor
“Nocturnal, cerebral, sensuous, paradoxical, and intuitive.” - Pitchfork
Darkside Psychic Track Listing:
1. Golden Arrow
4. Paper Trails
1. The Only Shrine I've Seen
2. Freak Go Home
3. Greek Light