D/A/D
The Construct


4.5
superb

Review

by BallsToTheWall USER (231 Reviews)
October 14th, 2015 | 20 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Synthwave and chill

Do yourself a favor and listen to The Construct asap. It is a mystical record that defies human explanation. It is emotion. It is power. It is joy. it is life. It's like a a combination of Saved By The Bell, Gleaming The Cube and The Breakfast Club with a thick cotton candy coating of Mario Kart 64 blanketing it.

The Construct is the 2013 debut record from D/A/D, a one-man synthwave project that just needs to be heard. From the beautifully 80's tinged synthesizers to the rip-roaring guitar solos and the occasional beautiful female vocals, The Construct is a righteous trip to Funkatron, where violence and moral corruption have been silenced and haters have been turned into loofahs. From start to finish you are greeted by some of the bounciest and most optimistic sounding synth beats known to man. Vocals are sparse but it doesn't even matter. All ten of these hot tracks inspire you to get up and dance, leaving you blissfully ignorant of the looming Draconian reptilian threat that hovers only a few hundred feet above your comically inept household. The songs are catchy, light and feel-good, engulfing you in a euphoric state of positivity that can only be brought to you by cheap wine and nostalgic Mario Kart 64/Wave Race 64 memories.

The last time I covered synthwave I was talking about Tony Montana wearing a trenchcoat. This time around I'm gonna reverse course and talk about Christian Slater and Yanni fusion dancing into am ultimate being that can only be described as our pleiadian Jesus Christ who will save us from our reptilian foes. This Christian Slater/Yanni fusion is no doubt D/A/D/. The power of humanity lies in it's synthesizer use and D/A/D treats us to a masterful, Greybeard-esque display of synth usage. So many layers. So many hot beats. So many hip-shaking, 80's movie channeling grooves. So many guitar solos. All of life's bull*** just fades away when D/A/D/ jams are commencing. I highly recommend this to lovers of humanity, animals and nature.



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Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
October 13th 2015


18455 Comments


dad

Digging: Natural Snow Buildings - The Dance of the Moon and the Sun

BallsToTheWall
October 13th 2015


49332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

http://rossocorsarecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-construct



Ryan Gosling, hold me in your arms.

Digging: Amelia Arsenic - Queen of Risk

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
October 13th 2015


11662 Comments


Great review Balls, never heard a synth wave album before.

"leaving you blissfully ignorant of the looming Draconian reptilian threat that hovers only a few hundred feet above your comically inept household" - nice

Digging: Windswept - The Onlooker

BallsToTheWall
October 13th 2015


49332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Thank you lad. It's a great genre. It's like Rainbow Road 24/7.

ScuroFantasma
Staff Reviewer
October 13th 2015


11662 Comments


Listening now and this is pretty great, nostalgic video game music

Asdfp277
October 13th 2015


19464 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

this sounds delicious! >:]

BallsToTheWall
October 13th 2015


49332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Positive responses fellas. I like it.

LotusFlower
October 13th 2015


12001 Comments


It's like a a combination of Saved By The Bell, Gleaming The Cube and The Breakfast Club with a thick cotton candy coating of Mario Kart 64 blanketing it.

sold.

BallsToTheWall
October 13th 2015


49332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Stop living in the past.

Asdfp277
October 13th 2015


19464 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

D/A/D R/O/C/K

Pajolero
October 14th 2015


1043 Comments


OP god bless you this is fucking gorgeous.

Digging: Malibu Ken - Malibu Ken

BallsToTheWall
October 14th 2015


49332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Yeah it is.

Atari
Staff Reviewer
October 14th 2015


24236 Comments


nice, your reviews are always entertaining man

Digging: Julia Jacklin - Crushing

chemicalmarriage
October 14th 2015


2940 Comments


Please do more reviews. Ending paragraph is gold. Posd

BallsToTheWall
October 14th 2015


49332 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Oh you guys. I need another bottle of wine for that. Unfortunately I don't get paid til midnight but maybe tomorrow.

Asdfp277
October 14th 2015


19464 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Balls always delivers the swag recs >:]

parksungjoon
May 29th 2016


9050 Comments


why is synthwave the best genre fuck

yeah there's better stuff out there but this is solid. first track is kinda snooze but it picks up from there.

good stuff

parksungjoon
May 29th 2016


9050 Comments


balls check lazerhawk if you haven't already

Lord(e)Po)))ts
October 22nd 2016


40977 Comments


tbh this is the cringey twinkle-boner side of modern synth music

Digging: Amon Tobin - Fear In A Handful Of Dust

Lord(e)Po)))ts
October 22nd 2016


40977 Comments


super not good also pretty embarrassing to listen to



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