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| ||Mr Twin Sister Color Your Life||2.5|
| ||Mr Twin Sister Vampires With Dreaming Kids||1.5|
| ||Faithless No Roots|
I'm not sure why I had this at a 2.5 before, but goddamn was I wrong. The only Faithless I'd say
I'm intimately familiar with before now was Reverence, which of course had some of the greatest
club anthems of the 90s, so maybe the lack of a massive standout track like Insomnia threw me
off. Whatever the case, yeah, this is pretty great. It's not overly complex and I wouldn't say
any particular aspect is groundbreaking for it's style, but there's an undeniable groove and vibe
to the whole thing that renders it much more a complete package than some of it's contemporaries.
The social commentary, p
| ||Sigur Ros Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do|
Markedly a lesser release by Icelandic legends Sigur Ros, but not without it's own merits.
Striving in a much more ambient direction than their usual post-rockier leanings, they once
again generate warped, childlike, ominous yet homely textures and atmospheres that prove
engaging and bursting with life despite their minimalistic nature. The bookends here are by far
the most interesting - Ba Ba's juvenile melodies proving entrancing, and Di Do's descent into
glitchier territory adding moodiness and uneasiness into the cauldron. It's not mindblowing by
any means, but for what it is it's worth taki
| ||Gomez Machismo|
I didn't really come into this expecting much, not being that familiar with the band. A point
then towards my intuition as this is about as good as I assumed it to be - decent if unmemorable,
for the record. It's quite subdued and moody in places which works to middling effect, notably in
the irritatingly long closer, which would be the highlight if they had kept it under ten minutes.
It probably still is however, as the rest is tolerable if unremarkable. I will say to their
credit they create some nice atmosphere and have their own style, just not really enough my cup
of tea to really move me.<
| ||Ex Models Zoo Psychology|
I commend the idea behind this, the fusion of no wave spazziness and Blood Brothers-esque post-
hardcore sounds like it would be great. Unfortunately the execution leaves so much to be desired.
The songs are often ridiculously short, which isn't a bad thing per se, but here seems to suggest
the band having no clue as to how to progress a song so let's cut it off before the minute mark.
The production as well is so flat and neutralised, this style deserves a cacophonous, raw, dynamic
sound that retains the liveliness created by the band. Don't know what to say hear, it's all in
one ear and out the
| ||Death In Vegas The Contino Sessions|
A wonderfully blissed out take on the 90s electronic scene fused with distorted psych rock
soundscapes, The Contino Sessions is an album made for British summer evenings and all the good times
that come with them. Even the moodier cuts feel strangely upbeat and hopeful, an infectious groove
permeating the entire album. Certainly an album that hasn't been gifted the legacy it deserves, given
how gracefully it has aged when contrasted with its contemporaries on the more britpop side of things.
Highlights: Dirge, Soul Auctioneer, Aisha
|Lord(e)Po)))ts wait i have ecstacy 2.5'd lol. what i meant to say is that i liked ONE of the songs quite a bit haahah. but im listening to the singles rn and so far they are tight|
|beefshoes I really appreciate your recommendations, and I will get around to checking them out over the coming days. You really enjoyed the reface series? I was honestly leaning more toward the DX because of how beautiful the FM pads can be, but they were sold out pretty much everywhere, and just went with the CS (still sounds incredible from videos I've watched) Can you recommend any samplers or other sequencers that are a good step up from the Korg once I get a handle on the Volca? |