“Man I should have been a blizzard ‘cause I’m that cold,” claims London MC DELS on his second album ‘Petals Have Fallen’. Despite being a headrush of industrial, electronic blasts, the follow up to debut ‘GOB’ packs a warm heart. It’s most evident in a seven-minute long, closing title-track, which mixes lush orchestration with the distant, London-accented slurs of Tirzah.
Night is a prerequisite for listening to Petals Have Fallen, the second release by hip-hop artist Kieren Gallear under the moniker DELS. It’s one of those albums that yearns for the presence of city lights, which is quite fitting given its roots in the urban underground. Gallear’s album is a sure addition to the deep hip-hop clime, despite some production issues.