低调独立团Dakota Suite,来自英国利兹,乐队成员包括Chris Hooson,David Buxton,John Shepard及Colin Dunkley.07年在Glitterhouse旗下发行的新专"Waiting For The Dawn To Crawl Through And Take Away Your Life"如同其黑白封面一般的清冷寂寥.遥远钢琴声,缓慢内省的旋律,细碎的吉他,落寞的弦乐,低迷氛围贯穿始终.主唱Chris Hooson低沉的歌声中满是浓浓的哀愁,说不尽的惆怅.
Dakota Suite’s music varies from gently soothing to oppressively morbid, but for the most part it is simply depressing. Songwriter Chris Hooson sings his aggressively introspective lyrics over sparsely picked guitar chords and mournful piano. These songs are withered husks of despair, they are vehemently anti-summer. The only thing missing is the sound of raindrops crashing into the ground, or of a cold wind eating into your skin. It is music that expunges happiness.
The dark nature of Dakota Suite’s music may have something to do with the fact that Hooson claims he can only write songs when something bad has happened to him. For him, music serves a purely cathartic purpose. Yet in music, there is a vast difference between poignancy and an inescapable black hole of sadness. You can write sad songs that have an element of joy to them, or some sort of uplifting or transcendent property. Hooson either does not understand this or chooses to shirk it. On ‘Brittle With Sorrow’, lone notes on the piano echoing the very essence of alienation, as far apart from one another as the subject from his society.‘Brittle’is a telling word – this is music so rigid that one soft touch could shatter it and its creator.
01. Never Much To Say
02. A Darkness Of Moons
03. Uw Wanhopige Vrees
04. Because Our Lie Breathes Differently
05. I Don't Understand Your Medicine
06. Early Century Maple
07. All Your Hopes Gone Cold
08. I'm Leaving You
09. Over A Loveless Winter
10. Brittle With Sorrow
11. All That I Can Hold Near