Smoke Room
Vol. 1


4.5
superb

Review

by Kevin Kurber USER (54 Reviews)
October 1st, 2012 | 20 replies | 1,545 views


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: And then Brainfeeder said "mommy, badass chill beats full of art and soul don't exist outside, right?" "well son, we don't know for sure, but I can assure you if they did exist, they're just as fuckin' dope as we are, if not more."

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

Skies are bittersweet like a destroyed film art project, leaving warm colors and haze behind for the night. After cultivating your high, you exhale a swirling image off your breath and into the atmosphere like a jaded artist, soaking in the mist expressed by the settled sun. You’re aware of your butt and the seat it’s nursed by, aware of your every breath, aware of your skin, aware of the thoughts you’re thinking about your awareness, temporarily. The ceiling rises and you weigh more and more as you drift off into a blank wall with chipped plaster and smoke stains. You feel every beer bubble that seeps down your throat and lick your Cheetos fingers clean. You can’t bring yourself to close your eyes, and your body numbs.

When your skin cools over at the seat of the bar, you feel every hair and movement underneath your bag of a sweater and collapse into the brisk marble. Lights come from unknown sources, life sitting horizontally, shrouds and blurs sedate your eyesight like faded blemishes, stirring and conjuring the fish you could at one point only watch. Atmosphere draws drear right before you, contemplating the grays and obscurities your eyes tease you with. Energy drips down like a sweating glass on a tepid afternoon, melting and lulling the vapid refreshments you contort from your inner desires. Glistening like the bare skin of the moon does your soul evaporate, contained and swirling in your nearby presence to animate and exist like a sentient mural. Hues blur and converge in your teary lens, glossing what’s in front of you and emulating a lucid dream. You fear not of dryness or tasks, as you are saturated and satisfied, heavy and content, substantial in the world if only for a moment. Ad infinitum you re-colorize, redefine and soak the world you’re faced with with a segment of yourself, a chipped piece of your essence sliding around and drawing in like a sponge, encapsulating the night into a cleansed, lurid contour of your smoky innards, burned and rearranged alongside the mirrors of discontent and layered upon the crusts that make up your surreal consciousness, narrowing thinner and thinner as you drowse.



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WashboardSuds
September 30th 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

so obscure but so seriously competent. go get this and Vol. 2 (which is free and arguably better)

vol 1
http://smokeroom.bandcamp.com/album/smoke-room-vol-1

vol 2
http://yukoimada.bandcamp.com/album/vol-2-zl-09

Caramelism
http://smokeroom.bandcamp.com/album/caramelism

Digging: Nmesh - Dream Sequins

mindleviticus
September 30th 2012



7937 Comments


Cant listen right now on my iPod. What is this exactly? Review was very confusing.

mindleviticus
September 30th 2012



7937 Comments


I liked it, though. Very abstract.

YoYoMancuso
September 30th 2012



10116 Comments


nice review, but it didn't really describe anything about the music. i won't pos or neg because i'm somewhere in the middle

WashboardSuds
September 30th 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

jeez just got superbumped by 3 reviews all at once

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
October 1st 2012



30295 Comments


WRITE REVIEWS

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scissorlocked
October 1st 2012



3479 Comments


niiiiiiceeee

Digging: Fantastic Mr Fox - Sketches

captaincrunch11
October 1st 2012



1193 Comments


This has me very interested

WashboardSuds
October 1st 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

go get it, its only $5 off bandcamp and his other album is free

Rev
October 1st 2012



9291 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

This works better as a companion read than a review, but it's still very well done


Honestly, if you tied this great imagery with actual descriptions and information it would make for a stellar review


Gotta check this out. I loved Vol. 2

WashboardSuds
October 1st 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

well thank you dylan, I agree with you on that one. next review I'll try to intertwine shit like this with legitimate descriptions

btw have you heard this yet dyl? I think you'd dig it, you too potsy

Rev
October 1st 2012



9291 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

not yet, but Vol. 2 is my jam so I'll be sure to check this out



actually, you should upload it to the mezz crew dropbox ; )

WashboardSuds
October 1st 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I think you'll find a bit more variety here. while Vol 2 has better songs (omg fucking Blood test) this album's a bit more, idk, flylo-ish? yeah I know I shoulda put that in the review but, ehh

WashboardSuds
October 9th 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

you know what sucks is "I don't need" has such great vibes going for it but its over and it changes too goddamn fast so you dont get time to appreciate how good it really is

Rev
October 9th 2012



9291 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i just realized how ridiculous thus summary is

WashboardSuds
October 9th 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

might not have even been there, I added that a little later

WashboardSuds
October 9th 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I streamed through it once and I liked it a lot. didn't download it yet though

WashboardSuds
October 9th 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fuck yea

WashboardSuds
October 9th 2012



4885 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

nop. should I?

Rev
October 9th 2012



9291 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

i'm not a big fan of araab



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