|UserNews Articles 5Band Edits + Tags 0Album Edits 22Album Ratings 264Objectivity 74%Last Active 02-16-11 12:19 amJoined 09-02-06Forum Posts 2Review Comments 794
Pretty, prettay self-explanatory; recs are most certainly welcome.
|1||The Wonder Years|
Burst and Decay
Almost transcends its clear stopgap release nature, plus the acoustic instrumentation lends things a clear Aaron West vibe, which is always welcome. Singles are all well and good, but when's *that* new album dropping, Soupy?
Stranger in the Alps
Some gorgeous sad-bastardess music right here. Does the Julien Baker commendation justice. (Her new album will likely join my steady-rotation ranks soon enough, but I haven't had the chance to spin that one yet.)
Definitely a grower; I never got super into Enigk's solo stuff, but in listening to this one fairly regularly for the past month, it's inspired me to revisit some of those older discs.
|4|| ||And So I Watch You From Afar|
Band sounds newly reenergized on this outing, and the back-half of the album is especially gorgeous.
|5||Those Who Walk Away|
The Infected Mass
Another grower, happened upon this one by virtue of it being on the Constellation label, which is very often its own testimonial. Those looking for a lot of melody will be disappointed, but damn if this thing doesn't pack mood and atmosphere in spades, with its drones and tragic-yet-plainspoken word parts (the context of which I only recently learned, via a Sputnik soundoff) cohering into a disarming, potentially upsetting, but ultimately altogether flooring listening experience.
Another Sputnik-inspired discovery, a pretty interesting sound that reveals new intricacies upon each re-listening. Seen it labelled elsewhere online as blackgaze, which is a stretch at best and really just demonstrates how meaningless a lot of genre labels become with time, but the featuring of blackened portions intermingled with a particularly melodic post-hardcore vibe and some frankly beautiful instrumental interludes makes for a very interesting and diverse listening experience. Haven't gotten to their EP yet, but if it's half as solid as this...
|7||Sea in the Sky|
Everything All at Once
Latest addition, purely by virtue of the Redshift guest spot/endorsement. Digging it well enough so far, but definitely need to give a few more listens before I decide how I really feel, since some of it seems a bit rote.
|cool list, i'll have to check out that redshift pilots, i've never heard them before. I have been super into this: dreadnoughtdenver.bandcamp.com/album/bridging-realms it's so good. love at first listen. their new album is really good too. you might like it based on the redshift pilot tags |
|Awesome, I'll have to give them a listen. Pretty sweet name, regardless.|