You know those moments when something from so far out of left field hits you that it bowls you over, turns you upside down and twenty seven different versions of inside out? Star Feels is one of those moments. See, I was expecting the sort of bounce laden Hardcore that Dave’s bands, Dog Eat Dog and Mucky Pup, perfected and made their own, but the four tunes on this EP are the polar opposite of what I thought I was going to get.
Imagine if Tangerine Dream had written the soundtrack for Tron and Disney had asked them to craft the sort of album that would fill the dance floors of eighties night clubs with a legion of big hair having, fluorescent suit wearing party maniacs, and you’ll be pretty much on target and have a fairly good idea of what to expect from Dave’s musical side hustle.
I literally had no idea that Dave was down with movie soundtracks, so after doing a double take to make sure that the label hadn’t sent an unheard John Carpenter record by mistake, I left the tunes on Star Feels do their thing and wash over me. And if I’m honest, while it’s not my usual cup of bourbon, it’s actually pretty darn good. Old age and nostalgia are a powerful combination… Tim Cundle