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Todd Terje The Big Cover-Up
The album itself is not that great, but the remixes really feel useless and if they were included in the rating this would be on the low end of 2.5 tier. 5-6 just rehash their original tracks without adding anything whatsoever, just relying on the same ideas, thus feeling like complete fillers, while 7 and especially 8 just make the tracks worse. So yea no need to bother really. 1 is the worst of the four original tracks as it has good ideas here and there but just feels like a mishmash of completely different things that don't stick together, with the only unifying element being a meh Terje synth bassline that just struggles to glue everythi
Bing Satellites The Adirondack Piano
Running a piano through a reverb pedal: the album. Feels ok throughout but doesn't have much textural or melodic substance to it either. By 5 it feels quite too long. 3 is a bit more interesting with some more adventurous composition giving an uneasy feeling as the track title suggests, and this comes back a touch on 6, but sadly 3 is also one of the shortest tracks. Still was a nice albeit slightly depressive listen for a library study session. Tx garasanta! 2.7
Goodfight Dac Mcmicken, the Legend Of
Nice vaguely psych indie pop but that doesn't quite manage to remain compelling for the whole 28min. The first two tracks are really quite cool, but by 3 when the backing female vox arrive it gives the ensemble a bit of niais feel that I dont quite dig. 4 despite still slightly cheesy vox brings some cool funkiness, and 5 sees the band having fun with weirder sounds and more of an experimental instrumental-ish track. I kinda wish it ended there, because 6-7 really feel like okcore and 8 while being a nice chorussey outro track doesn't feel like as interesting a conclusion as 5 would've been. 8 kinda feels like an interlude more than a conclus
Minutemen Bean-Spill
As always with Minutemen this is ripe with ideas, technicity, and cool influences, but as the dexbro said most songs feel like they lack impact. Where in prior material the songs were extremely short but had substance to still feel like songs, here it does feel like they are intros or parts of songs and not standalone pieces. This is less true of 5 which packs a great deal of fun and sweet jazzy dissonance too. 4 is interesting with its Slint-y tone, and 2-3 is kinda cool too, while 1 really illustrates what I mean by the songs missing substance as it feels rather pointless as a track. 3.5
Todd Terje It's Album Time
I 'm not hugely convinced by this. I do appreciate the effort to not make this just a compilation of Terje tunes, and most of the time it flows seamlessly (though not always, see 10 eg). But it bothers me that most of the highlights are EP materials, putting a question mark on the album value, and I also find the sequencing/structure really odd. Maybe it is my fault for expecting something more explosive and danceable. The intro track is cool but it builds up to an explosion that does not happen on the slow starting 2, which while ripe with cool ideas especially in the midtrack is more cool than it is good. 3 would have been a much better fol
Minutemen The Punch Line
The epitome of short and sweet. Sure there is a number of tracks where the track ending feels rather abrupt and uncalled for, but on the whole it works quite alright imo. The rhythm section is again god tier on this with a bouncy bass and quite technical drums, some of the tracks evoking prog or chaotic genres of today - the rhythm section on 5 literally sounds like modern math rock for one -, others simpler punkish grooves, but always in a catchy way. The rest does not pale in comparison either, the vox being all quite cool and the guitar work complementing the rhythm section well. If the tracks were more developed, if the sound got a touch
Minutemen Paranoid Time
Ah man these guys are cool. Dancing drums, bouncy bass, there's everything I need and it's only 1980. Some of the guitars are slightly nicely dissonant but we're at a low level of distortion here. While I love the instrumentals, the vocals weren't too much my cuppa on 1-2, but thereafter 3-5 are mad cool, 6 is more groovy than it is cool, and 7 works well too but I find it's a bit of an abrupt conclusion. Granted, asking for a proper EP conclusion on something under 7 minutes is a bit of a big ask. What a way to start a career. 3.8

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  • 0xME hey man! I finally had time to really dig into Breag Naofa and I just wanted to say thanks for introducing them to me. The Fall of Efrafa comparisons were very apt, especially for their debut. (also I agree with everything you said in your soundoff about "II"^^)
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  • parksungjoon rip :[
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