Deya Dova’s album ‘Burst’ was among many discs we’ve got on our little shelf of albums to listen to and review. But now that we have, we’ve got to say we’re rather glad we did and can’t believe we waited so long to do so.
South Australian based Deya has been slowly weaving her spell on an unsuspecting Australian public through her mesmerizing live shows across Australia, but until now, she’s been largely ignored by mainstream radio. And it’s a damned shame, ’cause her new album ‘Burst’ is full of incredibly catchy, edgy, captivating, clever pop music.
Deya’s previous offerings have been largely experimental in sound, but with ‘Burst’, she travels down the electro pop track with an assuredness and style that some of today’s mainstream pop vixens could learn from. It’s stylish, lush and dreamy.
‘Bad Day’, sprinkled with electronic bleeps and scratches (and the occasional bird song), is the kind of stuff Australia’s falling in love with La Roux for – except it’s home grown. Album title track ‘Burst’ is hot – blending middle-eastern spices with clicky beats, synths and Deya’s dreamy vocal.
Pulsing, hypnotic beats and more scratches follow on ‘Jellyfish’, things become slightly more experimental on ‘Embrace’, before we head back for a dessert of more luscious middle eastern orchestration on ‘Petal’.
‘Twinkle’ takes us to the dancefloor for a thumping club outing that somehow reminds of Faithless’ ‘Insomnia’ and ‘Hyperglider’ mixes dance beats with some Trentemoller-esque electronic wizardry.
While ‘Burst’ may not be to everyone’s taste, be assured, it’s an extraordinarily solid body of work – plenty of cool chic sounds, that magically blend electronics with pop and a distinctly world vibe. Ms Dova’s crafted an album that deserves to be heard.
Deya Dova’s album ‘Burst’ hits the stores this week.