Delphic’s second album, ‘Collections’, will be out this time next week, and they have just unveiled a new track ‘Memeo’, which is the third track to be unveiled from the follow-up to 2009’s ‘Acolyte’.
‘Memeo’ showcases quite a different sound for the Manc trio, any comparisons to New Order don’t seem to be relevant anymore . It seems Delphic have sought to – either consciously or unconsciously – create a new sound and image, seemingly stepping out from behind the shadow some Manchester’s greats,
It’s Delphic 2.0 if you will, a “proper” band, with a stronger focus on the vocals and harmonies. Whether this shift – or as it should really be called ‘growth’ – will satisfy their diehard fans who bought into the whole New Order lineage remains to be seen, but for us it could well be a very shrewd move.
There’s no doubt that ‘Collections’ is a far more ambitious album in scope and complexity. At its core it’s rapturous, joyous and incredibly well produced, thanks in part to DFA’s Tim Goldworthy and Ben Allen. But, you can’t help but think is it over produced? Could it be that too many cooks have spoiled a hearty Manc broth?