Diamonds & Death

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All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
A common complaint about VHS or Beta is that they tend to pay homage rather than innovate. For their 2011 release Diamonds & Death, Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy still sound blissfully ignorant of the present trends, but instead of referencing Daft Punk house, Killers dance punk, or Duran Duran arena pop gloss, they dig deeper into '80s dance, Hi-NRG, and Euro-pop. Depeche Mode and Erasure were notable influences on Bring on the Comets, and they are referenced even more obviously here. In the four years between this album and the last, the duo became less focused on crafting singles. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2009, the two spent a lot of their free time DJing ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Lymangrover
A common complaint about VHS or Beta is that they tend to pay homage rather than innovate. For their 2011 release Diamonds & Death, Craig Pfunder and Mark Palgy still sound blissfully ignorant of the present trends, but instead of referencing Daft Punk house, Killers dance punk, or Duran Duran arena pop gloss, they dig deeper into '80s dance, Hi-NRG, and Euro-pop. Depeche Mode and Erasure were notable influences on Bring on the Comets, and they are referenced even more obviously here. In the four years between this album and the last, the duo became less focused on crafting singles. Since moving to Brooklyn in 2009, the two spent a lot of their free time DJing clubs, and the album shows their newfound appreciation for long, absent-minded, nocturnal beats. Bright synth tones and a robotic thump (courtesy of programming and drummer Jim Orso) drive Diamonds & Death's entire running time. At the high points, the record succeeds in being very danceable, especially on the instrumental "Jellybean," but it is also more of an indistinct listen than a clever one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/27/2011
  • Label: Varese Fontana
  • UPC: 030206241020
  • Catalog Number: 062410
  • Sales rank: 262,087

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Breaking Bones (4:21)
  2. 2 Under the Sun (6:09)
  3. 3 Diamonds and Death (4:54)
  4. 4 I Found a Reason (5:52)
  5. 5 Everybody (3:14)
  6. 6 Watch Out (6:25)
  7. 7 All Summer In a Day (4:59)
  8. 8 Eyes (5:58)
  9. 9 Jellybean (6:55)
  10. 10 Over (3:13)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
VHS or Beta Primary Artist
Mark Palgy Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Group Member
Craig Pfunder Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Jim Orso Percussion, Drums
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Mocean Worker Producer
Brian Long Management
VHS or Beta Composer, Producer, Engineer
Craig Pfunder Programming
Abe Seiferth Engineer
Steve Corn Executive Producer
Steve Webber Executive Producer
Frank Liwall Executive Producer
Jim Orso Additional Music
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