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

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.
By Jon D'Auria ,

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.