Robert DeLong In The Cards on 180g 2LP + Download
In The Cards is the sophomore studio album from Los Angeles-based electronic musician Robert DeLong and follow-up to his 2013 debut Movement. DeLong told Westword that In the Cards is based around the idea of dealing with fate: “I think the album has a pretty strong and consistent thematic arc and connection to the whole tarot thing...Each song is kind of its own self-contained thing...It kind of goes through a lot of different styles. I have some songs that are like R&B slow jams all the way to house music to kind of crazy punk drum and bass stuff...”
Raised in the suburbs of Seattle, Delong headed south to Los Angeles with a toolbox of Wii-motes, keyboards and drums to develop a live rock show that CMJ Magazine claims worthy of “an 8-bit warrior, seamlessly creating danceable electro beats with his Wii Remote and Sega Genesis controller on par with the Chemical Brothers.” DeLong began performing his genre-bending songs in 2010. He uses MIDI interfaces, a full drum set, drum pads, keyboards, laptops and game controllers, looping his music live to fuse electronic dance beats with striking melodies and lyrics with emotional heart.