A pleasant album by producer Datalog based out of Brooklyn, New York. Haarp is an album of bubbling, cheerful electronic music. Previously a keyboardist with rock band The Upwelling, Conor Heffernan is now focusing his efforts on the Datalog project.
Four on the floor kick drums are a theme through the album that kick off with opening track Gampi, but methinks the album is more home listening than dance floor fodder. It would also be at home in a wine bar, cocktail lounge or dinner party. The second track Arc introduces light plucked-sounding tones. I Am Robot and Proud comes to mind. Sumingashi I has a vaguely acid jazz feeling. Not too much bite on this album, fairly pretty ambient listening for the most part and things keep up a fairly effervescent low-key breezy feeling right through to a track in the middle of the album, Mitsumata, which could be described as a 'cinematic' effort, also one of the album two darker, more ambient moments, alongside closing track Sumingashi III. This is Datalog's first full length release, a self-released effort that follows up on a few singles on Dutty Artz, a label also out of Brooklyn. <iframe width="700" height="166" scrolling="no" frameborder="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F87205188"></iframe>