Everyday Madness

Basil Kirchin - Everyday Madness
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Based on 50 ratings
2020 Ratings: #147
Liked by 4 people
March 19, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
Trunk Records / Label
Sound Collage / Genres
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Toasterqueen12
52
GODDAMN IT! GOD GOD GOD DAMN IT!

I HATE WHEN ALBUMS ARE BAD BECAUSE THEY'RE BAD AND NOT BECAUSE THEY'RE BORING.

The first two tracks on here are awful. Genuinely garbage. Random electronic bleeps and bloops with a person screaming/moaning over them. Like they were getting head from R2D2 or something. And I was ready to call it quits. Awful and boring, that's what I was ready to label the whole thing as.

But then the 3rd song played and.....damn it. This is phenomenal. The first 15 minutes ... read more
deknalis
80
The first track, Pat's Pigs, has some interesting uses of sparse production and more ambient soundscapes, but a lot of it also feels just kind of bare. There's a sort of windswept feeling that a lot of it evokes which I'm a fan of, but I can't help but feel the minimalism becomes a double edged sword to a degree, better as background music than any sort of transporting soundscape. The other tracks, though, I'm much more fond of. Electronic is captivatingly jarring, the vocals are hypnotic and ... read more
Muratka
81
After the first, even push on Pat's Pigs, we can safely say—and then a boring utopia awaits us! But well, we are also boldly mistaken: for all this time, the last 2 tracks save the situation and bring this strange LP to a good side.
Houdanny
73
Thanks for the recommendation @Inglume!

The first two songs on this album are incredibly jarring, but in an intriguing enough way. Overall this is an alluring set of soundscapes that come together in eclectic yet charmingly amateruish fashion. Not necessarily my cup of tea, but an enjoyable enough release nonetheless.

Standout: The suspended forth
Favs: Electronic
Least fav: Pat’s Pigs
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Track List

  1. Pat's Pigs
  2. Electronic
  3. The Suspended Forth
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Added on: May 25, 2020