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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011



30859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

life doesn't abide by genre tags itsjusyt a guide


My point

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conradtao
Emeritus
June 11th 2011



2088 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hehe, sorry Dev. I had it simply at "dubstep" for a while ; )

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011



14982 Comments


idk i get a good idea of what this sounds like by "dub techno", even if the term isnt one used ever

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011



30859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I agree that it does accurately describe the sound even though techno is a vague descriptor, it's just (for me) another example of people unable to accurately describe something and thus somehow feeling forced to come up with a new name for it. Like, how if a dubstep artist decided to speed up the bpm for a track it therefore must be drumstep, or how James Blake makes dubstep that apparently isn't really dubstep so it should be post dubstep. It's just as simple to say his music contains aspects of " " and " "

I'm not including Conrad in that, more the people who decided to think up the name

Irving
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011



7133 Comments


Hush, Deviant. Conrad "dub techno" Tao has spoken.

conradtao
Emeritus
June 11th 2011



2088 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Yeah, I think you're right, Dev. But for me, genre tags are most useful when they do sort of conjure up a sound - it's not so much that things like "ambient dubstep" or "dub techno" actually mean anything, since they're built out of the same genres that have already been solidly established, but rather that they occasionally do provide a semi-accurate description of the sound at hand.

Which is why "post-dubstep" fails so badly as a genre tag. It doesn't really mean anything at all.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011



30859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I can live with that. But now excuse me while I go and listen to some witch house

klap
Staff Reviewer
June 11th 2011



10238 Comments


genre tags are the worst

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Rev
June 20th 2011



9371 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Downer, thanks for hooking me up with this shit, it's rad

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
June 20th 2011



30859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Prefer Merciless

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
November 11th 2011



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

this was just ok on first listen. I'm hoping I like Merciless more.

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Iai
Emeritus
December 11th 2011



3553 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Dub techno exists, but this is more house than techno.

I wonder why this hasn't shown up in BNM, given the staff ratings for it?

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 11th 2011



30859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Doesn't it need 3 "4" ratings minimum?

taylormemer
December 11th 2011



4913 Comments


Something like that.

Axel
December 11th 2011



189 Comments


could pull out my old account and rate it in there

Aids
Contributing Reviewer
December 11th 2011



23798 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i dunno this is ok but not BNM worthy if you ask me. Merciless was way better.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
December 21st 2011



30859 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Little bit annoyed that after getting both this and We Stay Together I will now feel compelled to get the box set release of those two simply because there's more tracks on it

sifFlammable
January 8th 2012



2741 Comments


we stay together is the better ep in my opinion

also the 'dark details' anomaly track works quite poorly here :/

gabethepiratesquid
February 2nd 2012



4521 Comments


Love this but some of the tracks are kind of too repetitive. The second EP is better.

Also, coolest album cover of 2011.

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
November 8th 2012



14982 Comments


have you guys heard his lp from this year 'luxury problems'? i think it's phenomenal



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