Rainbow Bridge

Fire-Toolz - Rainbow Bridge
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Based on 3 reviews
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Based on 35 ratings
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May 8, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hausu Mountain / Label
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My brain is cracked forever now, Fire-Toolz has been someone I've been keeping an eye on for about a year now. Ever since his weird but great "Field Whispers" album I wanted to see where this person was going with this very distinct sound. And here we are in 2020 with another disturbing, nostalgic feeling and atmospheric project. It really sounds like a mix of Pokemon/Nintendo music and metal which is pretty interesting because it actually works. It has a vaporwave sound to it, but ... read more
i’m glad vapourware isn’t dead yet, it might’ve been overhyped at first but some artists have been reinventing it and it’s really good, so i could call this post-vapourware?

i’ve always been a fan of fire-toolz, while their older projects were good, they were like B+ to me. this album follows their previous album that had metal vocals, glitchy production and vapourware elements. but they took it up a notch this time. i haven’t decided my fav songs yet but ... read more
...why do I like this?

I mean, it's not that I'm ANGRY that I like it, I'm more so...confused.

Vaporwave...black metal

And it works.
On her third LP for Hausu Mountain, the Chicago experimental musician amps up the extremes of her work: It’s more crushing than ever, yet it features moments as tranquil as anything in her catalog.

The music that the Chicago experimenter Angel Marcloid makes as Fire-Toolz exists somewhere at the fuzzy border between peace and pandemonium. Across the handful of albums she’s released under that name over the last half-decade, she’s made room for moments of blissed-out digital ... read more
Post-musical collages. Post-industrial progressive electronic, new age with black metal distorted vocals, midi, vaporwave and a slice of jazz here. It starts very fine, but somewhere in the middle I lost attention.

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Track List

  1. Gnosis Oozing
  2. It's Now Safe to Turn Off Your Computer
  3. Rainbow Bridge
  4. Mego Maitrī
  5. (((Ever-Widening Rings)))
  6. Decrepit Phoenix
  7. angel (Of Deth)
  8. Microtubules
  9. Dreamy #ex Code
  10. ER = EPR ~ EoE (EP /\ P = ER)
  11. 觀音 Prayer for the Abuser (Abridged)
  12. {Screamographic Memory}
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Added on: April 12, 2020