Going Dutch-Cinematic Trip-Hop

Philadelphia band Dutch release debut album

Summer is near and I’m glad winter’s gone, but I still have to embrace A Bright Cold Day,  the debut album from Dutch, a Philadelphia duo of Stoupe (Kevin Baldwin) from Jedi Mind Trick and singer Liz FullertonA Bright Cold Day is sweeping epic songs of heartbroken love over deep psychedelic rhythms and glitchy edges.  Liz Fullerton is a torch singer for the apocalypse with a bit of Beth Orton‘s wasted languidness and the hell-storm power of Amy Lee from Evanescence.    They do the post-modern, sultry trip-hop thing on the lead single, “Just Before the Rain” but they also engage in Shirley Bassey/John Barry cinematics on  “Beyond All Walking” and heartrending loss on the surprisingly folky “Meaning of Unequipped.”  I played that one a lot on WXPN‘s Sleepy Hollow a few months ago and I think I’ll start again.

John Diliberto ((( echoes ))



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