Big Nig
2014


3.5
great

Review

by fire, water, dirt. too turnt, too turnt USER (31 Reviews)
January 25th, 2014 | 31 replies


Release Date: 01/20/2014 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ambient 1: Music For Wankers

A good thing to do while listening to ambient or minimal music is to space out. You just let the music engulf you and forget everything else going on around you, the music is almost conducive to such an experience.

There's really not much you can say about an ambient/minimal album. It's just noises, but when you look deeper into the music you realize the noises represent more than they may seem. All music is simply noise, and all music is meant to represent something. The only difference with music like this, is that you have to look deep within it to realize exactly what is going on. Call it pretentious, call it wank, it is what it is.

Big Nig is the project of sputnikmusic user Frippertronics, and this is my favourite album he has done yet. The whole thing sounds just like the cover of the album would make you think it would sound like, simplistic, ominous, and dark. The whole album creeps with an eerie feeling of being watched. The feeling is quite looming, and gives the album an interesting combination of ambient and creepy.

The first half of the album is more traditional ambient, rising and falling noises, pitch shifted and stretched field recordings, and unrecognizable sounds. The second half sees a more experimental approach, with more of an emphasis on atmosphere and subtle changes more than anything else, especially on the track "Eno." In fact, at some points on this track there seems to be long periods of silence.

The last two tracks on the album feature strange harsh noises that crescendo and decrescendo, in a random and off-putting fashion. But my favourite track on here by far is the second song "Seventh Circle: Violence", the song starts with noises of breathing and then an extremely creepy "5, 4, 3, 2, 1", leaving you plenty of time to be afraid of what exactly it is that he is counting down towards. These alarm sounds start to build higher and higher, before finally going away. The build is one of the more interesting ones on the album and keeps you engaged throughout the five minute track.

All in all, this is a very experimental release. You're either going to love it, or hate it. It just depends on if you're willing to look deep within the music.



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YakNips
January 25th 2014


10824 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

and here's where your mother sleeps

and here is the room where your brother was born

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YakNips
January 25th 2014


10824 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

no problem bro

spookynewghostfriend
January 25th 2014


3698 Comments


chopping up the remains kinda reminds me of like skrillex i guess


5/5

spookynewghostfriend
January 25th 2014


3698 Comments


thats a pants shittingly scary song srsly tho haha

Phlegm
January 25th 2014


4652 Comments


avatar

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LambsBread
January 25th 2014


3387 Comments


"Big Nig is the project of sputnikmusic user Frippertronics" lol

wheres the stream bro?

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Apollo
January 25th 2014


10307 Comments


Lmao at the band name

Judio!
Contributing Reviewer
January 25th 2014


5817 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Insanely strange music, you are one talented guy Fripper. Awesome cover too.

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ShitsofRain
January 25th 2014


5897 Comments


not sure

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MeatSalad
January 26th 2014


14538 Comments


sup

ButteryBiscuitBass
January 27th 2014


10009 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

HAIL BIG NIG.

InfamousGrouse
January 27th 2014


3503 Comments


so this is Frippertronics' project and not Iamthe Nig's

interesting

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tommygun
January 27th 2014


24932 Comments


music for wankers

buttery is here

makes sense

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BlackAlice
January 29th 2014


27 Comments


is it safe to assume this is the new half joke project phenomena made by some retard on the site that all the boys on sputnik think its hilarious and troll 5 it and it doesn't die for several months past when it was never funny until someone tells the mods and they burn it with fire or is this legit

FourthReich
January 29th 2014


17564 Comments


potsy is back folks

BlackAlice
January 29th 2014


27 Comments


Nope! It the former, who would have guessed

I am not amused

MeatSalad
January 29th 2014


14538 Comments


i made the album arts for the first 2 albs m/

LordePots
January 29th 2014


6625 Comments


.....great job

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FourthReich
January 29th 2014


17564 Comments


gtfo tater

MeatSalad
January 29th 2014


14538 Comments


an alt already, damn



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