|Season2 Rnd12: Annihilation Recommendation Nation|
this round was fun last tourney, lets do it again
Pain Is A Mere Sensation
SINGLE SONG ALBUMS
no album over like 80 minutes plz
Ovrot - USED
Frivolous - .1
Chortles - USED
FullOfSounds - .1
granitenotebook - .1
Live at Primavera Sound 2012
A relatively short album/live set but a nice one indeed. The record is a marriage of ambient and jungle. Bird tweets and forest samples sputter in and out while moderately paced drum beats bounce in the background. I really can't think of any way to explain how i like this, it was just really enjoyable and fun to listen to. Very upbeat, airy and feel good.
I’ve only heard “Affliction, Endocrine...Vertigo” and dug it so going into this was kind of exciting. I heard it’s pretty different from the former, and this is definitely true. This album trudges on in deep grimey glory. The riffs are slow and heavy and the entire atmosphere is totally bleak. The female vox are the real star of the show here, they are just huge. The second half isnt as exciting as the first but i’m still surprised this didn't get as much hype as “Affliction.”
3.8 (3.9) with handicap
Sounds accepts a surrogate rec and takes a chance. The gamble pays off and i was left with a lovely chamber folk/pop record. “The Visitor” surprised me with its sophistication and general prettiness. Considering this is an instrumental piece, it may not be everyone’s shtick. Taking away vocals from folk may be seen as “meh” move but as one who doesnt look into lyrics much, it was cool just hearing some soft acoustics and relaxing vibes.
I Knew Her
Aaron also takes a risk with an album he doesn't know well and it’s actually quite nice. This LP really can best be described as one huge progression/build. It starts with an ambient/post rock introduction and gradually adds layers of orchestration and even soaring vocal backups. “I Knew Her” is an album for fans of grand cinematic epics and modern classical.
So apparently I heard this album years ago but totally forgot i did so uhh let’s give it another shot shall we? “E2-E4” is a very slow progressing repetitious electronic album. It could have benefitted from a little more variation but it was still able to surprise and offer a very hypnotic experience. The added jazz guitar during its later half was an exceptionally awesome, unexpected addition. Arguably the most “tacos” thing recd so far.
Coming in at 80 minutes, this is one long boi. The album is quite unconventional in its form. It is comprised of nearly thirty 3 minute (exactly) seamless untitled sections. The genre of the album is generally idm but it goes through so many motions it’s almost unfair to lump it into a singular category. Highly enjoyable and super chill, “Drei” is an album for any fan of electronic music.