by Angie Martin
Brooklyn’s avant-garde indie pop experimentalists Dirty Projectors fill a homemade musical craving that satisfies mind, body and spirit while encapsulating love, loss and the grey in between. The band circled through a significant and stormy shift since co-founder Amber Coffman left the band after her and lead singer David Longstreth’s romance came to an abrupt end. Reflecting on their catalogue of nine albums (which include collaborations with prominent musicians such as Rihanna and Kanye), we can conclude Dirty Projectors create thoughtful tracks that operate with complex intensity. Flying solo on the latest album, Longstreth delivers a more calculated and industrial sound than previous works as he showcases a signature high art that strikes curiosity and toils with emotions. He submits to the anguish of lost relationships and painful change by taking the inevitable end of something special and creating timeless music with it.