The Log.Os
λόγος


4.0
excellent

Review

by Jonny Hunter CONTRIBUTOR (103 Reviews)
December 20th, 2011 | 9 replies | 3,785 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The Log.Os produce an album fit for their name.

Large collective efforts like The Log.Os tend to suffer from similar ailments in that they rarely produce something unexpected – being, as they are, the distilled ideas and styles of all those involved – and with no central, leading figure there’s often a distinct lack of direction. While The Log.Os lack some cohesiveness, it's largely down to the incredible level of experimentalism that permeates the record; standing out as a pleasant display of confidence from a group still in its infancy.

While drawing inspiration from contemporary trip-hop and soul, λόγος centres around dark, relaxed electronic music. It’s prone to accumulating a dizzying amount of layers – including vocal tracks – in a successful effort to reward repeated listens with the chance to explore the bass, beats and ambient effects intricately woven in to the backdrop. However, there’s always a focal point in this tapestry, with first-time visitors always given somewhere to start to prevent it appearing daunting.

Despite this, The Log.Os do seem rather obsessed with abstraction. Nothing is inherently straightforward: with the almost reluctant-to-start synths on Cancerous and the beautifully distorted vocals on the bonus track, Levels Log.OS. It’s clear that they’re intent on exploring the ground outside their musical foundation, although it’s equally as obvious that they’re uncertain of what it is that they’re looking for, since focus in individual tracks varies drastically.

Above all else, however, their remains a very urban, almost hip-hop inspired vibe of relaxation; begging parallels of recent releases from Swarms and Massive Attack. Sensuality and sorrow shine through in places, though constantly in the disarming, laid-back tone; leading to a more subtle form of communication. Coupled with the often stylistically obscured lyrics, it becomes a quite intelligent means of storytelling.

λόγος clocks in at around 30 minutes, and with little in the way of closure the listener is left hanging. Consolation can easily be found in the depth of the tracks available, and in how the album costs no money at all, but the fact remains that adding some more flesh to the LP would help round off what really is an incredibly creative and intelligent debut.



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StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 20th 2011



2714 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Trust me, get a hold of that bonus track - it's fantastic.

What does The Log.Os mean? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Logos

Download for FREE: http://the-log-os.com/?b0a8a040

Sand: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXKX1HBzckM
Cancerous: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNK6r41rmOw

All comments are more than welcome.

North0House2
December 20th 2011



5838 Comments


Sounds good. Bummer I'm not a fan of anything even semi-electronic.

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Yotimi
December 20th 2011



6457 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

good review. I found this really dull though

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StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 20th 2011



2714 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

@north: You should try. I only got into it by being dragged kicking and screaming but it's definitely worth it.

@Yotimi: Thanks, and each to their own I guess.

AlexTM510
December 20th 2011



1399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

THANK YOU for reviewing this. review is solid too.

this thing is an absolute treat. also needs a little more buzz on this site

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Alexcore
December 20th 2011



1130 Comments


is this band greek?

AlexTM510
December 20th 2011



1399 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

nah i think their from LA actually. the album title is though

edit-sry forgot to pos

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
December 21st 2011



4507 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Great album

StrangerofSorts
Contributing Reviewer
December 21st 2011



2714 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

If you want info. on the album title click the link in the 1st comment.

Since I'm looking at 0 pos'. How could I improve?



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