Xardas
Chapter I


1.0
awful

Review

by Meatplow USER (111 Reviews)
November 4th, 2009 | 20 replies


Release Date: 1996 | Tracklist


The sound of television in the background as the junkie ties the strap around his upper arm and clenches it in his teeth, inserting the syringe into the vein of his wrist. He pushes it down, the blood flows into needle and the sweet, sweet pleasure rolls its way into his bloodstream. Numbness, an emotional blank. The comedy show on television and its canned laughter is very distant now, and as time passes a man in the corner of the room plugs in an electric guitar and plays a few fuzzy notes. The stimulating nature of this dissonance between silence and the television in the background cannot be understated, the relationship between sound sharpened to a point with this acute, beautiful awareness. This is perfection.

The man continues to play his guitar as the never quite so haunting comedy show continues to be heard, somewhere, somehow. He is not a particularly proficient player but this does not matter in this myopic haze, the fuzzy, burnt out timbral quality to his guitar and what it is doing to the particles in the air reveals something that should be obvious but isn't, that the only true perfection is in imperfection. This notion feels so clear as the guitar, television and their relationship with the silence between them work together to create their own unusual symphony, something very private, very profound but never to be appreciated by those who could never understand. This is tunnelvision, staring towards the light at the end of the tunnel whilst doped up in a chair and Mr. Myagi's Magic (but gloomy) melodies play to the heavens.

Or is it just really some guy jamming on guitar whilst watching some TV over in Lebanon, I don't know.



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user ratings (5)
Chart.
1.5
very poor

Comments:Add a Comment 
Meatplow
November 4th 2009


5524 Comments


http://cosmichearse.blogspot.com/2007/12/lebanese-unease.html

download here

cvlts
November 4th 2009


8967 Comments


i dont know what to make to this tbh

all i know is that im not gonna be listening to this lulz

MassiveAttack
November 4th 2009


2688 Comments


I assume you mean 1 for the best. I'll just assume.

Crysis
Staff Reviewer
November 4th 2009


16437 Comments


Sounds like shit. A TV and some guitar? No thanks.

Digging: Swallowed - Lunarterial

hydeyomoney
November 4th 2009


934 Comments


what is this?

Meatplow
November 4th 2009


5524 Comments


I sort of like it in a crummy lo-fi sense.

Plus it's only 15 minutes long. It could be worse.

MrHotMoms
November 4th 2009


617 Comments


if it could be worse, than why did you rate it a one?

Meatplow
November 4th 2009


5524 Comments


Because its still one of the worst things i've ever heard.

MassiveAttack
November 4th 2009


2688 Comments


Sigh...people really can't read can they Meatplow? If they just read my comment they'd be set.

Meatplow
November 4th 2009


5524 Comments


Yeah.

Take it this way, i've been listening to Brenoritvrezorkre all morning and this makes their work look like Mozart.

fromtheinside
November 4th 2009


18717 Comments


this sounds like it could have been very interesting like interactive music or something, but.....................

Digging: Devin Townsend Project - Z2

Lambda
November 4th 2009


2451 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Lol I downloaded this... this is weird.

Lambda
November 4th 2009


2451 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

I actually like some of the riffs here, but it's way to repetitive and the album, or whatever this is, is way too short at only 15:37. Plus, what's with the TV?

Meatplow
November 4th 2009


5524 Comments


The goblin eyes on the tape cover are staring at you

Jim
November 5th 2009


5110 Comments


If you or someone you know has an addiction to drugs, please call your nearest help-line, or visit our website at http://www.lifeline.org.au

Together, we will fight this.


Meatplow
November 5th 2009


5524 Comments


I want to get high and listen to this now.

rasputin
November 5th 2009


14550 Comments


Reminds me of what a friend and I did a few weekends ago - got totally blazed, whipped out our guitars and amps and filled two sides of a tape of jamming. We've jammed before so we had a few things going together, but that probably made up 1/8 of the entire tape, the rest was just incoherent notes or the two of us trying to play entirely different things.

Zizzer
November 5th 2009


915 Comments


I may download this.

...maybe

Meatplow
November 5th 2009


5524 Comments


Reminds me of what a friend and I did a few weekends ago - got totally blazed, whipped out our guitars and amps and filled two sides of a tape of jamming. We've jammed before so we had a few things going together, but that probably made up 1/8 of the entire tape, the rest was just incoherent notes or the two of us trying to play entirely different things.


Sounds like me in high school.

SadAndHolyGlow
October 9th 2013


1524 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

Nice review. Funny, in some weird way.



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