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Rnd 15: Taco's Annihilation Recommendation Nation

This is it guys, the SEMIFINAL round!
1Lights Dim with Gallery Six
Between Spaces


Please keep jams under 1 hour and 30 minutes please
2This Mortal Coil
It'll End in Tears


A darker slab of dream pop goodness. This Mortal Coil work with an interesting gothic/chamber music aesthetic here with the direct help of a *hefty* amount of different musicians and collaborators. As you can imagine this opens up a great amount of possibilities and potential. Thankfully, the record mostly lives up to those expectations and is quite diverse as a result. The piano ballad “Holocaust” turns into the haunting electronic track “Fyt” and the surreal/tribal sounding “Dreams Made Flesh” turns into “Not Me,” a practical dance pop jam. Even with that said however, “It’ll End in Tears” still manages to maintain its spectral tone and quality throughout its whole duration.


3E. L. Heath
Haunted Woodland Volume Two


Bringing out the spoopy jams I see. I’ll be honest, “Haunted Woodland Volume 2” is definitely not something that I believe I would've been interested in listening to outside this competition. Turns out though that the album was actually quite the entertaining listen and does a fantastic job of nailing it’s atmospheric goal. The ghosts in these woods do not bear ill will, but a longing for a life that was lost. You do not fear them, you may be initially terrified, but steadily grow to mourn them. It is however, that very morbid curiosity and empathy that leads to you own demise in the end.

4Harold Budd and Brian Eno
The Pearl


My ratings are pretty outdated and I need to put in all the ones i've missed, the majority of Eno’s ambient work being among such things. Well, you got lucky buddy cause this happens to be one the few I’ve yet to hear/planned on hearing. It paid off though, cause this was beautiful. Much like “Haunted Woodland” there is a distinct atmospheric goal here. This time one of a marine or oceanic nature. Lovely, light as air ambient soundscapes/drones soar hand in hand with piano keys and field recording samples so subtle you may not even realize their presence. You are not playing by the shoreline on your journey through “The Pearl,” you are submerged in the overwhelmingly massive but strangely calming depths of the sea.


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