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Acolyte

11 Jan. 2010 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 1 Jan. 2009
  • Release Date: 11 Jan. 2010
  • Label: Polydor Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2009 Polydor Ltd. (UK)
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  • Total Length: 51:40
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  • ASIN: B002XOU5Q0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 13,152 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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4.2 out of 5 stars

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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Toby Staunton on 11 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
The recent resurgence of electronic music has been an interesting one to observe. It has manifested itself in a variety of forms. Initially a few years ago there were artists like Klaxons, Shiny Toy Guns and CSS who balanced the use of guitars, synths and various effects and samples. Then more recently Friendly Fires and Late of the Pier continued the trend before it was overtaken by a plethora of female vocalists to varrying degrees of success. Now though Delphic are taking it back for the bands.

Their debut album, `Acolyte', has been heralded as "the first great album of the decade" and has been compared to early New Order. I am as of yet unconvinced by both of these statements, but it is none the less a good offering. The whole album does run on an almost constant high from start to finish with glittering synths and crisp vocal harmonies. But if you peel off this glossy pop film there is actually something quite interesting underneath. They haven't just confined themselves to making radio friendly chart fillers that could have been oh so simple. Instead there is more focus on the actual music that drives the whole the beast. `Red Lights' and the title track are both prime examples of this where the clicking and bouncing rhythms take centre stage for much of the track and the vocals are used more as an instrument. Obviously there are also moments of pure pop with tracks like `Doubt' but because of the quality of the music underneath these also stand up to scrutiny.

Delphic then have produced an intriguing album with many very nice moments of both pop, and intelligent dance. It is well worth a listen as gems can be found within.
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By J. Clarke on 24 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Sometime around 2010, flicking through music channels, MTV2 (now MTVROCKS) played the music video for Delphic's second single 'Doubt'. The video was just plain weird - a few models with odd origami shaped body protrusions and finishing like something from the eighties, with all sorts of fancy colourful lighting and dodgey effects. Delphic would also go onto release 'Halcyon' with an equally strange video of numerous robed women posing about on a mountainside as hail rains down, along with a re-release of 'Counterpoint'. Perhaps prematurely or unfairly billed as a most promising newcomer in 2010, Delphic go all out with a multi-genre, classy debut.

The introduction of Delphic is as you'd expect - strangely etherial sounding with ghostly vocals, a ringing guitar and numerous clicks and synth effects combining into an explosive first track called 'Clarion Call'. The music constantly builds up with resolute vocals, cut off by a visceral guitar solo - the impression so far is short and sweet. Then comes the most well known track 'Doubt' with a vowel muddled vocal intro and stop-start drum loops. "All thats left for you is doubt" lead singer and bassist James cook tells us, backed up by his fellow bandmates, the chorus rings out in your ears as one of the most catchiest songs on the album, which also features another heavenly harmonious guitar solo from Matt Cocksedge. The song goes past like a twitchy blur after a lot of super fast, fuzzy special effects and echoed guitar samples, that blend in like spatters of rain against the harsh computerised percussion. Things get bassy and techno in 3rd track 'This Momentary' as it all gets a bit repetitive saying "Lets do something real" followed by a few ooh's and ahh's, then a remixed version of the lyrics.
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Format: Audio CD
I stumbled across Delphic weeks ago after good reviews both from customer and critic alike, and I haven't been disappointed. Without a doubt this is the best collection of tracks released by one artist over the last few years. The album is euphoric to say the least. Its like listening to New Order and The Chemical Brothers all at once. Tracks like doubt and acolyte stand out obviously, but other tracks creep into your subconscious. Counterpoint builds, telling a tale, whilst the lead guitar leads you on. Halcyon has the energy of late nineties dance, but with the intelligence of, world (price of love). This is definitely a great album with a number of earlier influences, whilst at the same time sounding different to any album that I have heard before.
Definite must buy.
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By V. Fry on 23 Mar. 2010
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In the past I've bought albums because I liked a few of their songs and have been disappointed with the rest of the album before. I bought Acotyle for the same reason, hoping the same thing wouldn't happen again. It didn't. I bought it because of Doubt, This Momentary and Counterpoint. I've discovered they've done lots of other great songs too, Clarion Call and Halcyon for example. Some I liked better than Counterpoint. I can listen to the entire album without getting bored - it's great! Delphic are genius, I can't wait for their next album!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By T. Hooper on 13 Jan. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Too much has been made of Delphic's supposed debt to New Order . Sure their are echoes, but which British dance act of the past ten years hasn't been influenced by our most criminally under rated dance band? On 'Acolyte' Delphic show that they've got much more to offer than mere pastiche. Their debut rattles, shakes and pulsates to its own internal logic. Played loud it's a party on its own, played quiet it has the depth and subtely to keep bringing you back time and again. There's a real emotional pull to songs such as 'Submission' and the more upbeat songs like 'Acolyte' and 'This Momentary' get you on your feet.

Get yourself a big PA system, flick on the lasers and lose yourself in the euphoria.
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