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Ludicrous Albums Of The Week Pt. 2

Thought I'd make a part two as I've discovered several decent ralbums this week. Though the rrrfirst one didn't get much attention but rmeh...
1Ametsub
Linear Cryptics


Linear Cryptics is an impressive glitchy electronic affair which strongly reminds me of some of Kashiwa Daisuke's more glitchy moments, a constantly soothing and enthralling listen which will receive many re-listens. Recommended by ThroneOfAgony. 4/5.
2Phutureprimitive
Kinetik


An incredible downtempo dub album which sounds awesome on a pair of good, bassy headphones. Although there is little variation from track to track, I still enjoyed this muchly and is an album I've been listening to constantly throughout the week. Recommended by Acanthus. 3.5/5.
3Kashiwa Daisuke
5 Dec.


Program Music I ranks up as one of the most beautiful and stunning albums that I have ever heard, it forever changed my outlook on music and began changing them dramatically, and still to this day it has the same effect on me every time I hear it. Although I knew that 5 Dec. was completely different I wasn't expecting it to be as drastic, nonetheless it is a good album with a few throwaway tracks but it's nothing compared to the other music he has produced. Requiem is ridiculous though. 3/5.
4Meshuggah
Koloss


I've been a massive fan of Meshuggah for several years now, always being engrossed by their ludicrous rhythms and sense of timing and melody and Koloss doesn't dissapoint. Another satisfying dose of polyrthymic madness that slightly beats their previous effort, obZen. 4/5.
5Shpongle
Ineffable Mysteries from Shpongleland


This was the only album from Shpongle that I had never listened to or given a fair chance. Why I waited is beyond me as it is just as impressive as the other releases and fits nicely into Shpongles catalogue. Although the album focuses more on the psytrance elements rather than the eastern instruments (which were my favourite aspect) the album still has that awesome balance and equilibrium between the two and is still a stunning piece of musicianship. 4/5.
6Hallucinogen
In Dub


Although I am not that familiar with the original pieces of work on Twisted, this dub remix is an incredible rendition of the tracks. Produced by Ott (who also has some incredible solo work and albums) it is almost an insult to think as this as a mere remix album, as the sonic brilliance he newly breathes into these tracks is impressive to say the least. 4/5.
7Stars of The Lid
And Their Refinement of The Decline


An incredible drone-ambient album that despite is epic length, had me fully engrossed throughout the albums duration. Their use of textures and attention to minor detail is mind-boggling and creates an atmosphere that I have never experienced. An album that I will be constantly revisiting. An incredible piece which is close to a classic. 4.5/5.
8Eluvium
Static Nocturne


An album which is dedicated to the noise and textures of static, though that description itself makes it sound mind-numbingly boring, the way that Eluvium twists an manipulates its sound into creating an engrossing atmosphere is impressive. His subtle use of piano throughout the track stops it from becoming too boring and serves as a platform from which the albums biulds from. 4/5.
9Vampillia and Nadja
The Primitive World


Nadja's crushing atmosphere have always appealled to me. the way they warp, develop and progress them constantly enthralls me. I have no idea who Vampillia are but the way that their piano work shines as a beacon above Nadja's crushing drones and riffs, it sounds like a bizarre mix but it is highly effective in creating an engrossing and enjoyment listen. I have never heard the like. 4/5.
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