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Perfect Songs ROUND 3

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1Oxbow
Thin Black Duke


The theme for this round are perfect songs that give off a feeling of CLAUSTROPHOBIC DREAD.. something that makes you feel like your chest is squeezed in a vice and makes your head hum with dreariness.. and you can't help but love it, like a broken gimp at a Hungarian sex show.. The Upper from the album on the left does all those things to me..
2Radiohead
OKNOTOK 1997-2017


as does Climbing Up the Walls from this one.. any rec that rates under 4/5 will be ELIMINATED to the bowels of hell, or New Jersey, whichever is closer!!

participants are:
Sandwich
Dino
Uni
Doof
Dctarga
Avant
Fripp
Friv
Blaze
cyl
Aeri
budgie
Boney
neeka
brain
Yotimi
Sint
Blitz
3Arca
Mutant


Dino

Snakes - this is proper roiling.. effects and screeches of synth noises coming in from every direction.. stifling, just like i wanted.. hints at an uplift resolution midway through, only to pull it away for some haunting key smashes.. good stuff.. 4/5
4The Haxan Cloak
Excavation


Uni

Excavation Pt. 1 & 2 - claustrophobic and dreary to the nth degree.. made me feel like there were insects scaterring around my head in orgy formations.. deliciously evil.. 4.5/5
5Altar of Plagues
Teethed Glory and Injury


Sint

God Alone - Loved the artwork and the video attached, but the song didn't get properly dreary until the effect breakdown at the halfway mark.. before that, it was pretty well a standard black metal tune with unnecessarily harsh vocals.. now mind you, once that dreariness crept in, it kept building beautifully as an undercurrent.. but it fell just a tad short.. apologies. 3.5/5 ELIMINATED
6Peter Gabriel
Up


neeka

Singal to Noise - this was very very decent, but the shifts in sound often introduced a little light and relief into the song's length.. Gabriel's vocals have always been naturally warm, so they prevent the sustaining of the tension in this composition.. the push-and-pull is great, but it detracts from the dread.. it makes sense, since it's a very cinematic piece that it would signal different emotions, thereby breaking up the claustrophobia.. sorry, neeka pal.. 3.5/5 ELIMINATED
7High Plains
Cinderland


Friv

A White Truck - a steady build towards some galactic levels of desperation and stress.. nicely done.. 4/5
8Jandek
Ready for the House


Sandwich

What Can I Say, What Can I Sing - this gets special points for reaching so much throttling anxiety with such spare instrumentation.. i was genuinely unsettled after listening to it.. christ, Sandwich.. 5/5
9Neko Case
Furnace Room Lullaby


Boney

Furnace Room Lullaby - this was a beautiful song.. truly beautiful.. i loved the vocal affectation, and the steady swing of the instruments.. dreary, yes, but claustrophobic.. sorry, Boney, but cheers for bringing this to my attention.. 4.5/5 for the song, 3.5/5 for the tourney criteria ..ELIMINATED..
10Akira Yamaoka
Silent Hill 2


Aeri

Silent Heaven - this worked for me. short and nervous and dense somehow.. kudos, see you next round.. 4/5
11This Heat
Deceit


Fripp

Makeshift Swahili - I loved this tune based on its name alone.. then i loved this tune after listening to it.. it gets twinkly at a steady rate, but those semi-light moments only serve to pull the song back into turmoil, less a relief and more a sadistic tease.. 4/5
12Sevdaliza
Ison


Doof

Hubris - this is a 5/5 song, Doof.. i'll definitely be looking into her more.. and though the ominous build is pretty great, her elegant delivery shields this from being properly claustrophobic.. Doof, i love ya, we'll see you at another tourney.. 5/5 for the song, 3.5/5 for criteria.. ELIMINATED
13Ulver
Perdition City


budgie

Lost in the Moments - another fantastic song, full of deft arrangements and interesting patterns.. all of which detract it from the main focus of evil dread.. 3.5/5 ELIMINATED
14Aaron Dilloway
The Gag File


Blaze

Inhuman Form Reflected - I remember listening to this after Wine's stellar review (or was it Chorts?), and loving parts of it.. Good reason to come back and remember.. the siren as backbone, the harsh chime of electronic abrasion, the clattering percussion.. all utilized to great claustrophobic effect.. 4.5/5
15Autechre
Confield


Avaga

Parhelic Triangle - the background was ominous as all hell.. the effects swirling on top jilted it though, tumbling into kitschy territory at times.. again, the song itself is fucking fantastic, but it didn't do the dreary things to me.. I could dance to this if i was opiated up.. 3.5/5 ELIMINATED
16Raime
Quarter Turns Over a Living Line


brain

Passed Over Trail - Another minimalist killer tune.. falls right into its plodding dread and stays there, somehow amping it up without modulating the song.. lovely stuff.. 4.5/5
17Mount Eerie
A Crow Looked At Me


Blitz

Swims - outside the context of this album's history, this song is gloomy and resigned, but hardly claustrophobic-ally dreary.. and even within that tragic history, meh. . apologies.. 3/5 ELIMINATED
18Sparta
Wiretap Scars


Dctarga

Cataract - decent alt. post-hardcore.. romantically tuned and dreary, but even at its loudest parts, it's more wistful to my ears than invoking terror or unsettling.. 3/5 ELIMINATED
19SPK
Leichenschrei


cyl

Napalm (Terminal Patient) - yea, this was great.. roaming and constricted at once.. dreary, unsettling and all the other good things in life.. 4/5
20Spruce Leaves
Spruce Leaves


Yotimi

Spruce Leaves - a relentless piano made this song an early qualifier.. but the bombastic vocal effects that cut it up soon after give this a more triumphant feel than anything drearily stifled should be.. great tune though.. 3.5/5 ELIMINATED
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