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Deathspell Omega Inquisitors of Satan
Again, perhaps is underrated from being released 10 years too late to be really innovative, but even then still feels a bit to monotonous. Whilst 1 has really great evil riffs, the novelty wears off quickly, and the band never really offer any break or change from the bm barrage, which only works with evil tracks such as the opener. 2 is a lot more run of the mill and Darkthrone-ripoffey, and like much of the album feels ok but quite forgettable as there isn't much personality there for the mind to latch onto. 3 displays a lot more of the cool evil riffs, but the next cool moment that happens to awaken the interest beyond 'standard ok made bm
Joy Division An Ideal for Living
Joy Division before they added sadness and post- to their punk. 1 and 4 are super cool and dare I say fun punk tracks, whilst 3 is cool instrumentally with a nice dark and murky sound but suffers from not so convincing vocals, which 2 does too on top of the fact that it sounds like a punk version of Funky Town which I can't seam to unhear even though this came out a couple years before Funky Town. Interesting to see how much they evolved after that first EP, but also a cool punk EP in its own right, particularly its bookends. 3.7
Ichiko Aoba Windswept Adan
Absolutely gorgeous. There is a short run in the middle that made me question whether or not I'd slap a 4.3 on this thing, but you know what the few tracks after that do save the day. Ichikobroadens her sound enormously, whilst also taking a more ambient direction than folk in a lot of places - rather prominently on the gorgeous opening track for instance -, and the result is a marvellous thought-inducing patchwork of ghibli colours and adventurous childhood. No wonder she was featured on Link's Awakening. She didn't lose her sound, as is shown on tracks like 12 and 13 which remind a lot of her prior work yet fit with the rest nicely. She ju
New Order Power, Corruption and Lies
The first track is everything, a beautiful post-punkey jams with excellent synthwork, and the main problem with the album is that I wanted more of that, but it never really comes. For good or bad I had to listen to the 2015 remaster of the album. At least it has the same amazing artwork. 2 slows things down a lot already and feels like a structural mistake, as 3 picks up the pace again. The sound is now resolutely electronic, synthpop, whatever you call it, away from the Joy Division heritage. And I find these tracks to sound more dated. It does work on 3 though it's a touch too long maybe, then 4 slows down again and sounds exaggeratedly out
Madonna Like a Prayer
Tbf it has been a long while since i jammed the preceding records, but this certainly does not feel like her best ever. The record hesitates between super cool Nile Rodgersy tracks where it really shines (especially the jammy 2 and 9), ballads that are mostly okay but kinda don't work with the rest (5, 8 kinda, 10 despite it's great itr), a short spell of musical-sounding tracks that kinda work (7 and 8 again, with the semi-classical transition between the two being the highlight, and the hook of 8 being another highlight), and several okay but not jammy but still fun songs (1 after it's intro 'riff' yes, 4,6). Oh and there is also a random o
John Coltrane Live at the Village Vanguard Again!
This is cool, but if i got to see a Coltrane gig this wouldn't be my first pick. Tbf I wasn't expecting something this free jazzey, thus was perhaps not in the best mood for it. The first track starts alright, but the weird brass starting at 3:30 (is it Pharoah Sanders' solo?) really is not my cuppa. It's cool in an avant-garde sort of fashion to be able to make your brass instrument sound like a dying cow at times, but as a musical experience it's a no from me. The piano in the back by Alice Coltrane is super pretty though. Aside from that solo the track is kinda cool Coltrane stuff, far less free than Ascension but still with a solid amount
Lanterns on the Lake Gracious Tide, Take Me Home
Very soft n pretty indie with lots of post-rock influences with strings and slow layered buildups, the whole giving a very strong Sigur Ros-esque vibe (Takk/Agaetis era). The record intelligently varies the aesthetic, with the great first couple of tracks (coming from the EPs I believe) transitioning after the pretty intro-ed but a bit too simply structured 3 and the pointless 4 into a very energetic 5, before calming down again until the drumming intro on 8. It isn't complacent in its lushness and knows to change things up gently but surely. On the whole not a mesmerising record, but certainly a sweet and lovely one, for those in search of v

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  • FabiusPictor202 nice scriabin soundoff. Ashkenazi recorded an incredible version of the first sonata, check it out if you havnt!
    September 13 07:46 PM
  • Aberf hola debedx, I think I recommend School of Seven Bells - Alpinism. Ty for listening.
    September 10 10:22 PM
  • Trifolium Hihihihi that is a funny name, both the chhchcchchc and the Beatles joke. Will check. Slaap lekker lieve Bedex!
    September 6 09:19 PM
  • someone it is Pha realeh
    September 2 06:20 PM
  • SandwichBubble It was all downhill after rating #12386, with a few bright spots here and there.
    August 2 05:59 PM

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