Full stream of Croom’s darkwave – electro-goth – post-punk influenced album Belladonna. Featuring the vocal talents of an international roster of artists, including Amakiya (a.k.a. Chantell Moody of Golden Dawn Arkestra, Fort Never, and formerly The Digital Wild) , Allanah Maarteen (from PJ Harvey-esque indie rock outfit Imitari) and the Berlin-based experimental musician Audriana Acuña, Belladonna is the most remarkable work yet by Austin electronic composer Croom, a hybrid of film score grandiosity, post-punk moodiness and electro-pop hooks. Anchoring it is the impeccable mixing work of Dylan Cameron (S U R V I V E, Troller), with his knack for bringing out exquisite and impactful bass without cluttering the haunting vocals and Grammy-nominated masterer Chris Athens (Drake, N*E*R*D, Kelis).
“Fantastic darkwave – synthpop project.” – Stanford University radio KZSU 90.1FM
“Taking its cues from 80s darkwave or more modern proprietors like Ladytron” – Surviving the Golden Age
“This is a project that we haven’t seen before from a producer, and a feature which we here at The New Nine as a group of (mostly) women love!” – The New Nine
“reverb-drenched snare hits, drowsy synths, darkwave tones, and subconscious piano” – Austin Chronicle