|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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|7||Stars 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.
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.
|9||Vampillia 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.