Dandi Wind Yolk of the Golden Egg

Dandi Wind Yolk of the Golden Egg

This is a battle cry, and anyone familiar with Dandi Wind will have already taken-up arms. Kicking off with "The Battle of Verdun,” the album opens with the electro equivalent of a machinegun blowing the locks off of cheerier electro duos. Yolk of the Golden Egg is the second album from this transient duo (their MySpace page gives their home address as Montreal/London/Vancouver) and the feeling that they’re a roving pack on the hunt runs throughout the record. "Cocoon” opens with arcade-style beats and continues with a robotic backbeat. Nothing is gentle and every track hits a nerve. Wind’s vocals are the most aggressive of the instruments, at times reminiscent of Siouxsie and the Banshees, at others Slayer. If tracks like "Shoveling Sand” and "Adolescent” are the shell of the egg, "Powerball” is the creamy yolk, featuring the most feminine vocals and a pretty piano backing track. The entire album goes out with "Dance of the Paralytic,” the dying refrain sounding like a medieval melody. (Summer Lovers Unlimited)