Though Chris Walla (as producer) left the band during the recording of this record, Kintsugi as a whole is a refreshing new piece from DCFC.
Kintsugi is Japanese - and is an art of putting broken pieces back together beautifully, treating the breakage as a part of history, rather than as something to hide. And you can feel those emotional tones of love, loss, and self-repair on this album.
DCFC is generally stamped as "too sad" - and yes, that is true. Gibbered can lyrically and musically reach depths of despair that none of us knew could be reached. Kintsuhi has undertones similar to this - but also ends on a more positive note.
I have given this album a complete listen multiple times and have yet to find something to disappoint. It's something new and fresh from DCFC, and I can just be happy about that.
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