Dark and at times beautiful, Part II is an excellent conclusion to this ambitious and sprawling project.
Disco4 :: Part I was a fairly big surprise for me when it first came out. It wasn't because I had any doubts about HEALTH's abilities, it was more that, from a theoretical standpoint, the album shouldn't have worked out as well as it did. If history has told us anything about compilation records it's that best case scenario, they tend to be a mixed bag because of the patchwork narrative that underpins them - and Disco4 :: Part I had a fervent proclivity for that perfidious design.
Featuring instantly recognisable names in the heavy music sphere, as well as fresh talent on its way up from the underground, DISCO::4 Part II is the sound of the disconnected seeking connection, fueled by thudding beats, brooding lyrics, primal screams and shadowy synth textures. The follow up to 2020's Part I, HEALTH 's second installment is an apt soundtrack for what feels like the end of days. Fleshing out this feeling with their trademark explosive drop ins, industrial beats and haunting vocals, the band absorb the individual energies of each of their collaborators, merging them into a body of work that thrives in the dissonance.