CD Review: The Naked and Famous "In Rolling Waves"

March 21, 2014

David Beadle and his Auckland, New Zealand synthpop outfit is back with a sophomore effort that favors ambient soundscapes over the upbeat, dance vibe of their debut album. Beadle does induce a steady head-nod throughout the record by blending deep synth and electric frequencies to create a booming tone that helps perpetuate the undeniable moodiness. His sonic depth is especially impressive on the tracks “Waltz” and “Rolling Waves,” where he carries the rhythm under melodic vocals.

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