Ametsub
Linear Cryptics


4.5
superb


Release Date: 2006 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Moss Garden Kyoto

Japanese producer Ametsub's debut LP Linear Cryptics delivers some of the most sonically interesting IDM/Glitch of the last decade. Ametsub crafts lush gardens of sound with phased piano melodies and faltering percussion accentuated by electronics that wind their way between the organic ambience like a bubbling creek. Linear Cryptics concentrates on straddling the bridge between the inhuman robotic characteristics of other IDM artists such as Aphex Twin and Autechre and the more organic flourishes of producers like Bonobo and Tipper. Generally quite minimal in its approach and favouring downtempo grooves over ambience, the intricate percussion takes to the foreground. This emphasis on nuanced and non-repetitive drum-work makes the often simple and gradually building backdrops seem to continuously alter in mood and intention. Often dropping out completely to lull the listener into a state of hypnosis, the percussion effectively and constantly rotates through stylistic changes from drum and bass to glitch hop. Linear Cryptics does justice to its name by progressively painting an enigmatic narrative of the diverse geography of Japan. Step by step we travel through lush forests and waterlogged skies then off to urban empires where it weaves between the mass populace on the streets of Tokyo. Linear Cryptics is as captivating as it is ambitious, a listen that will engage and move the listener to an unparalleled state of genuinely solemn bliss.


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LordePots
May 24th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I don't really like reviewing all that much but here is a little dabbling into it for the sake of a fantastic album getting a
little more attention

here is a sample track, 2 Cat; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_WS4xv9WK4&feature=kp

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sixdegrees
May 24th 2014


17069 Comments


nice

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LordePots
May 24th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

was it you who rec'd this to me or was it osmark

sixdegrees
May 24th 2014


17069 Comments


I dont think I rec'd you this but whoever did was on point

LordePots
May 24th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

I think it might have been on one of your lists i mean it is Japanese and all you listen to is Japanese bullshit so ;]

LordePots
May 24th 2014


6607 Comments

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2 Cat is the shit

sixdegrees
May 24th 2014


17069 Comments


oh wait I did its on the list lol

LordePots
May 24th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

yeah aight i figured. glad i checked this out its perf. do yo listen to any Tipper? his last two albums in particular?

sixdegrees
May 24th 2014


17069 Comments


nah I haven't but sounds like it would be up my alley.


LordePots
May 24th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

he is the fucking tits listen to Broken Soul Jamboree like super ASAP

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
May 25th 2014


31161 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Love this album

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LordePots
May 25th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

me too very much cant believe i hadnt heard it sooner

WashboardSuds
May 25th 2014


5007 Comments


appealing-sounding review potsy, will def get this!

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LordePots
May 25th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

had several on my old account

i might do some one paragraph reviews every now and then again tho

@washboard this is right up ur ally

LordePots
May 25th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

gonna go try and find my old blood mountain review now

LordePots
May 25th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

damn doesnt work

LordePots
May 25th 2014


6607 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

found all my other old reviews but the mastodon and captain beefheart ones are not there :[

tommygun
May 25th 2014


24931 Comments


need this

nice rev pos

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Yotimi
May 25th 2014


6494 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

good stuff

Calc
May 25th 2014


12185 Comments


cool now review

OOIOO : Gamel

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