Alabaster Jones

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Mount Eerie Seven New Songs Of "Mount Eerie"
It was this formerly unreleased EP, along with another called Two New Songs..., that marked some of Phil Elverum's first recordings under his Mount Eerie moniker. What we have here is a nice precursor to what No Flashlight would be, with woodsy, lo-fi acoustic guitar playing, intimate vocals, lyrics, and production, and some lively experimentation. The use of drones on "2 Blonde Braids" is well-placed and beautiful, and the piano that trades off with the guitar on "My Burning" is a lovely moment as well. However, I find it is tracks like "With My Hands Out" and "Cold Mountain Song #286" that are the best here, as you feel that he's right ther
Young Thug I'm Up
Whether you want to admit it or not, Thugga is one of the most charismatic rappers from the last half-decade. Possessing an unmistakable voice of many inflections, and a knack for choosing good production, it's not hard to see why he's made a name for himself. On his latest project, it's a more concise and to-the-point Thugga we hear, but the inconsistencies that plague some of his other projects are still apparent. Songs like "Hercules" and "Breadwinners" are produced wonderfully, and he's really in his element on these tracks. Others like "King TROUP" and "Ridin'" don't really go anywhere, though, with the ideas on the tracks being spent qu
Death Individual Thought Patterns
I'm not going to waste your time with this soundoff, because my brain is a bit scrambled by this album. It'll probably be better after a nap or something but I digress. All you really need to known is that this is Death's magnum opus, and that as such, it riffs. Maybe there's a solo or a slower-paced instrumental section every once and a while but it's mostly just riffs. And the bass is alive. It's a living breathing thing. If it could it'd reach out of my headphones and shake me around like I was made of paper. You feel that bass as much as you hear it, too, and you can hear it very clearly. And almost every moment of every song is top-tier
Miles Davis Blue Moods
Blue Moods isn't as somber as the name would suggest, but it is a nice look into the early inner workings of what cool jazz would eventually be. The opener, "Nature Boy", is most certainly blue, but it's slow pace eventually gives way to more upbeat tracks like "There's No You". The ensemble here is quite good, with Davis on the trumpet, Charles Mingus (whose record label released this record) on the double bass, Elvin Jones manning the kit, Britt Goodman playing trombone, and the secret weapon of the album, Teddy Charles, on the vibraphone. His playing on the vibraphone gives some swell personality to what is already a pretty good cool jazz
Autechre Tri Repetae
Tri Repetae is undoubtedly some of the strangest music out there. I say this for more reasons than one, too. First off, it's some of the least visceral music ever composed, as the entire thing sounds like a top-secret supercomputer calculating an answer to solve the most complicated mathematical problems imaginable. It sounds like it itself is a robotic entity and that it is trying to simulate music that can evoke emotions and feelings, but ultimately failing in its endeavor. Secondly, I've never heard something that can pull this cold, emotionless, robotic aesthetic off so thoroughly while also creating something that is at the very least sl
Christian Loeffler Lost
German producer and co-founder of Ki Records Christian Loeffler is becoming a notable name in the world of microhouse, and for good reason. His style can be compared to the Icelandic duo Kiasmos in the notion that the music they make is cold, not in an emotionless way, but in an atmospheric way. His latest EP, Lost, backs that notion up in spades, as the freezing ambience lets minimal beats and synth work swirl around inside of it like snow flurries in the wind. The two original songs are the title track and "Unknown", and they're both great tracks. Both of them are remixed as well, and while those are decent enough, they seem a bit unnecessa
Beneficence Basement Chemistry
Beneficence is one of a stable of very underrated emcees that have released some really great projects in the past five years. On this, his follow up to 2012's wonderful Concrete Soul, he drops nineteen knowledge-laden east coast cuts that are firmly rooted in mid-90's boom-bap while also having a nice modern, urban tinge to it. Often, the sampled instrument on the beats is the electric guitar or a trumpet, giving a soulful vibe to the music, which when coupled with Beneficence's dexterous flow and introspective lyrics makes a wonderful tandem. The quality is steadfast and though there isn't necessarily a standout track on the record, there i

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  • YakNips nah it's actually the album cover to this EP -, but after looking up that movie it looks wholly fascinating
    January 30 06:11 PM
  • danielmoreno you're welcome m8
    January 22 07:51 AM
  • Gameofmetal it's probably my favorite tbdm by a long shot
    January 21 08:59 PM
  • Gameofmetal dude i like that TBDM everblack soundoff. I think that bit about tribute to black and death metal is something i couldnt really ever put into words before for some reason
    January 21 08:15 PM
  • BallsToTheWall Your soundoff for Sin Eater is absolutely perfect.
    January 21 03:43 PM

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