Published Oct 19, 2016FaltyDL pumps out albums on the regular, hardly taking a breath before the next release comes out. His latest full-length, Heaven Is for Quitters, took two years to produce, but according to the man himself, that's more time then he's ever spent on anything in his life.
The cliché goes that quantity can often mean sacrificing quality, but that's not the problem here. Heaven Is for Quitters is packed with a ton of good ideas; the problem is they don't necessarily fit together in the context of a single work. The album hits a solid patch with "River Phoenix," a glitchy, industrial affair, and "Bridge Spot," which conveys an entirely different vibe with a smooth, horn-laden loop, upbeat tempo and swishing hi-hat. The following track, first single "Drugs," features the sultry vocals of Rosie Lowe, and etches out a harmonious path steeped in downtempo.
Elsewhere, though, Heaven Is for Quitters follows no pattern except that of disconnect, so while many of the tracks work as they are, it's far from a cohesive album. (Blueberry Records)