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| ||Slugdge Esoteric Malacology|
Proggy death metal duo that has alot more goin' on for them than a gastropodous fixation, to put it lightly -- huge full-band fabrication many actuals would die for, mingling of growl/rasp/near-operatic cleans, robust+technical performances through-n-through, stockpile of riffage alongside labyrinthine structures. Encounters with deja vu and 7+ mins being the norm make em kinda tiresome, but there's so much elaborate heavy horsepower to dive into here; and ooo does it sound good. Slimy icing on the cake is also swimmingly integrating their sludgy namesake.
| ||Saba Care For Me||3.5|
| ||George FitzGerald All That Must Be|
Bit bigger, less alien, more glimmer, vox/sampling broadened yet not quite as crucial -- growth that accentuates the shades of hackneyed or basic that exude from FitzGerald's nighttime house-pop. But he also remains a well-honed layerer who's superbly sturdy and makes both alot out of little and alot sound like little. Its swells are simple+satisfying rather than spellbinding, grooves-n-soundplay safe but spotless, moodz huge yet subdued. Rich in subtlety and texture and thump; yet too forthright for flubdub.
| ||Lil Xan TOTAL XANARCHY||1.0|
| ||Nirvana From the Muddy Banks of the Wishkah||4.0|
| ||Cherry Poppin Daddies Zoot Suit Riot|
After spending a bulk of the 90s provincially prospering, youngsters Reel Big Fish reel em in for sudden large-scale recognition in the midst of ska's surge -- a situation they seemed reluctant towards but were indeed worthy of and ready for. So ready for in fact that only 4 outta 14 selections here were new, the rest a consistent hodgepodge culled from their prior triad of independently dropped albums. The polished bar-slime hymen-busters they are, there's some cringe when he talks women or whips out his snake; and even if you're somehow a fanatic for this stuff it's gonna grate towards the end. But I do dig that there's one about a drunk da
| ||Ed Schrader's Music Beat Riddles|
True to post-punk norms vox convey a mumbly spectral crooner and dramatic wildman, but this bassfuzz/drum duo is texturally punchy and dancy even at their dinniest. A good giant distorted bass line always works, but ample piano and a bit-o-sax and twinkling Springsteen+New Order worship make em a bit more than rowdy beatkeepers. That being said, the more beat usually the better: see "Dizzy Devil"s yelly percussive overload and "Rust"s rigid ruckus.
|LogicTumble Hey man - Seen that you're a big fan of Sun Kil Moon - How great is Carissa? If you're into the spoken word music vibe, I'd love to know what you think of my album: https://joshuathorne.bandcamp.com/album/dear-listener . The sput page is: http://www.sputnikmusic.com/bands/Joshua-Thorne/90709/ . It'd be amazing if you can do a review, but if not I'd just love to know what you think!|
|zakalwe You seem to know what you're talking about. I like your style.|
|Lucid great jlin soundoff, nice to see someone else digging it on this site. cold reception surprisingly|
|JohnnyOnTheSpot http://www.sputnikmusic.com/list.php?listid=170280 you have fans|