A/T/O/S
Outboxed


4.0
excellent

Review

by Aaron W. STAFF
March 12th, 2017 | 109 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "will make u depressed" - silentp, 2.19.2017

Adept in conveying an unpredictably moody vibe and always on the cutting edge of production, A Taste of Struggle – or A/T/O/S for short, is yet another new band that I’ve come to appreciate more recently. There’s little information on Amos and Truenoys, the Belgian-based masterminds behind A/T/O/S, and frankly, it’s the mystery behind the persons involved that adds extra flair to their music. Sleekly grim and ever organic, their second effort Outboxed is a triumph in production alone. Whether you’re listening to the lush instrumentation taking place on “Ocean of Ideas”, the roomy downtempo “Wake Up” or even the claustrophobically overwhelming “Intercom People”, Outboxed’s ace is its production and its expansive sound dynamics. The album itself doesn’t even reach the thirty minute mark, but it’s due to how brief Outboxed is that the allure behind the songs don’t waver immediately. Outboxed easily crafts a breathtaking, tenacious merging of R&B and trip-hop while still bringing forth new ideas to the trip-hop genre and is perhaps a sign of things to come from A/T/O/S – whether it be more grand in scale or furthermore brief and concise.



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Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2017


18541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

channeling my inner trebor, or a glorified soundoff?



"Intercom People" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IteuUrpXxwA

"Wake Up (Save Us)" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZAoJEesERc

Digging: Godley and Creme - L

talktothehead
March 12th 2017


2620 Comments


tl;dr

i will check this cause the summary tho

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2017


18541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

you should check it because it's good

talktothehead
March 12th 2017


2620 Comments


"Outboxed’sace is its production and its expansive sound dynamics. "

It's probably just my lack of knowledge regarding the English language but that reads awkwardly and I honestly didn't get it, though I know what you meant.

Good review, have a mind pos. and ya, i'll obviously check out anything that's good.

talktothehead
March 12th 2017


2620 Comments


OOOH you meant Outboxed's ace

I was like "what is sace"???

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2017


18541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yeah i forgot to space it out



solid catch / solid lou reed av

talktothehead
March 12th 2017


2620 Comments


it's fine. yeah good review, thanks

i'd prefer this to a sound off btw, at least now we can talk about the album

Frippertronics
Staff Reviewer
March 12th 2017


18541 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

at the least, that's all i wanted to do

Chortles
March 12th 2017


21374 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

good alb

tempest--
March 12th 2017


20632 Comments


haven't checked yet, debut was a ripper and hasn't left my ipod since I got it
good rev... prob 😜 didn't read but I assume it's cool heh

FullOfSounds
March 12th 2017


15770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice lil review. These guys are so good at what they do

Archelirion
March 12th 2017


5647 Comments


Their s/t was mesmerising, so I have high hopes for this one. Doubt the review needed to be longer, seems to be really neatly condensed.

p4p
March 12th 2017


1959 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

pretty good

calmrose
March 12th 2017


4608 Comments


really loving this

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Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
March 12th 2017


15043 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I kind of wish the review was longer but nice write up as always Frip. The album is seriously good.

Digging: Elizabeth Colour Wheel - Nocebo

FullOfSounds
March 12th 2017


15770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Final 3 tracks are so good

danielcardoso
March 12th 2017


11770 Comments


Still need to check this, nice one Fripp.

JigglyPDiddy
March 12th 2017


3369 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

ayyy 2017 is feelin' good

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FullOfSounds
March 12th 2017


15770 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

so freakin good for electronic so far

JigglyPDiddy
March 12th 2017


3369 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I couldn't agree moar



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