Divine Astronaut – Undone: Darkly Ensnaring Alt Electronica

Any fans of Portishead, Massive Attack, and Bjork are going to want to check out the debut single “Undone” from the Electronic duo Divine Astronaut.

There’s a uniquely foreboding atmospheric feel to Undone, but simultaneously, it was also one of the most solacing soundscapes I’ve heard this year. Yes, Undone came with a slightly apocalyptic feel, but the downtempo pacing of the instrumentals meant that even though they were doom-laden, they still provided plenty of catharses.

There’s a succinct delicacy to Undone which has plenty to do with Livvy Holland’s striking yet reassuring vocals; I really don’t make reference to the aforementioned artists lightly. With Holland’s vocals, and Moonhead’s production and multi-instrumentalism combined, Undone was a pioneering feat of Alt Electro ingenuity.

Instead of relying on harsh cacophonous noise to bring weight to the single, the gentle dystopian tones are sobering enough to leave you captivated from the prelude to the outro, and for a fair time after that. Divine Astronaut isn’t the type of Electronic artist easily found, and nor are they the type to be easily forgotten.

You can check out Divine Astronaut’s darkly ensnaring single Undone for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.

Review by Amelia Vandergast

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