REVIEW: Big Black Delta’s Self Titled Album

big black delta album review

Jonthan Bates of Mellowdrone brings us Big Black Delta. A complete body of work found weaving between space rock, electronica, synth pop, and dream pop. It sounds like tomorrow, but reminds me of the retro 80s pop with the implementation of the synthesizer. With such a variance in sound, the production is amazing. He uses a high quality of voice manipulation to create another level of sound over electo-pop beats, which reads as typical, but when you hear it, i.e.: “Side of the Road” you begin to fully appreciate the steps taken to create a song of this caliber. 

VIDEO: Big Black Delta – “Side of the Road”

Seeming to be something of a secret, his fans are truly rejoicing after an official release of some music that has been out since 2010. As a fan, you always hope for more new music, but as an artist, this move was ideal. Gems as old as 3 years had not been appreciated by the masses. When you believe in what you’ve created, why not attempt to reintroduce it. 

The album is amazing all the way through. It’s very much like taking a ride through a city and driving through different hoods. Starting off in uptown, and jetting off to the east side of town, going downtown for a bit, and then we arrive in the south side. It all blends perfectly… “let the liquor tell it.” Different tempos, and emotions evoked, but as your riding you can barely tell the difference, until you stop and see hear you started.
I highly suggest getting this alum, and making it the soundtrack to your next night on the town. Make a lot of moves, and memories, and allow the Big Black Delta to determine the destination.

Buy the album now.

ALBUM GRADE: A-