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A Sunny Day in Glasgow
Mercury Rev
Svarte Greiner
Pink Floyd

A Sunny Day in Glasgow New Christmas Classics
Bit weird this, and not really worth a check, but not properly bad either. 1 is an xmas song. It has cute sounds, it has that vibe, but it is naive. Eh. 2 is just weird and felt very skippable, plus the intro with relatively aggressive sounds feels like it disrupts the semi-existent flow of the EP. There are some nice bits though so I hope they focused on that in their later discog and not on those weirdcore bits. 3 is a kinda weird nearly a capella track that would work well as an interlude on some albums but not here. 4 is kinda catchy and fun and christmassy without being naive like 1. It's the strongest track here, but it still miles away
2.5
02.18.20
Too Young To Go Steady Dropout
To me this is indie pop that feels like post-rock - in places it's even post-rock with vocals that actually fit it. This is particularly true of 1 and 4, both really nice and 4 being the jammiest track on here. There are feels of epic Rocky Mountains summers infused in there. 2 is a bit more pop and made me bob ma head, it is nicely catchy. 3 is weaker and feels more generic compositionally speaking. I'm not sure I'd call this dream pop for the most part, but 5 would be the track for it with its dreamy lushness. 6 is quite catchy and, while perhaps not my fave track, summarises the album pretty well - really sweet post-pop, to speak in gross
4.0
02.18.20
William Basinski On Time Out of Time
Jamming to see if I want to see this played live, and I might but not if it's a huge hassle. The central piece is nice bare bones soft drone texturation with just enough variability to not bore yet without being bleep bloopey - Willy knows what he's doing. The track is quite nice and evolving, and often evokes a dronier, less analogue synth Steve Roach. By 20 minutes though, I felt like it was time to either stop or bring more variation. Variety does come in at min 24 but without quite working. Thereafter the track is still sweet in a vacuum but just feels protracted for way too long, and it was never that jammy anyway just merely nice. It ge
3.0
02.17.20
keepsakes Puerile Politics
Gritty techno with good ideas but poor execution. 1 is ok but has a questionable beat and leads that aren't good enough to quite make up for it. It improves around 2:30 and I dig the The Prodigy vibe there; after that, the track pounds much harder, but the beat is still questionable in places. 2 is worse and just a weak track overall. 3 is quite good and funky but the execution is messy. Some tracks are jammy but the track feels like it doesn't quite know which direction to go into and thus changes all the time. Some section are still dancey and bouncy, bring the record up a solid notch, and I think at a club or something I might find it jamm
3.0
02.17.20
I Hate Models The Lost Tapes
One of his top EPs. He could make a 5.0 album honestly if you compiled all of his best tracks and moments, and 1 would be the perfect intro to that album with a rich, ominous and layered ambient/drone buildup of textures. After that, the next three tracks progressively increase in quality. 2 is very fat, but feels like it could have exploded much better, and instead feels like protracted buildup that never quite resolves. It is still nicely industrial, dark and fat, and the vox make it still quite nice, but it ends up feeling like half baked potential. 3 is fatter and more consistent, and 4 is a huge gritty IHM jam, less synthy than the track
4.0
02.17.20
Svarte Greiner Man Bird Dress
Nice sound/noise collage over dark ambient, but the second track brings it down a fair bit. I usually don't dig this genre too muc, but 1 executes it very nicely. 2 not so much and feels like a drag. Thankfully 3 is nice especially at the end, and is quite shorter, so this still remains in 3.5 territory. But it's just nice, never mindblowingly good at any point, so 3.3
3.5
02.17.20
Destruction Release from Agony
Enormous improvement on their prior sound. Finally it actually sounds fat. The prod is fuller and darker, the riffs are thicker and more prevalent, it feels brutal. The record even evokes early Death at times, no wonder I like it more. Now this is still not fantastic. There are still wankery solos all over the place - although some are occasionally good -, the vox still often feel outdated or like little girl squeals, and some tracks are just not on par with the rest. But lord is it better, and you can tell from the first few seconds of 2 after the very nice intro track on 1, beginning with a riff that in itself hits harder than anything they
3.5
02.17.20

shoutbox » all posts 
  • parksungjoon yea man i get it im just tryna finish up. ill prob end up listneing b4 that anyway just to add more variety lol
    February 18 01:22 PM
  • parksungjoon true i guess... but this way its easier for me to put them together. anyway yea still havent checked her, tryna finish up the final quarter here
    February 18 01:13 PM
  • parksungjoon what makes me sad is that even tho it got featured and p much everyone was like woah, a lot of the stuff on there still never received any additional ratings :[
    February 18 11:03 AM
  • parksungjoon someone's gotta be the anti-cyclotron i guess. anyway hope u find some good stuff on my list. new one is still in-progress as we speak, looks like the flu is working to my advantage haha
    February 18 10:54 AM
  • parksungjoon just have some weird hangups when it comes to specificity and detail and numbers and things like that ugh. sry. but ill prob try
    February 18 10:42 AM

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