As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination

Nuvolascura - As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 35 ratings
June 19, 2020 / Release Date
LP / Format
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Screamo, Emoviolence / Genres
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sepia
100
The loud-soft dynamic on As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination starts the whole thing in medias res almost, as if the dizzying instrumentation needs no introduction. And it doesn't really, "As the Mask Begins to Slip" is the perfect introduction to a perfect 21 minutes of frenzied madness. Nuvolascura lay all their cards out in this first portion of their project; extreme dissonance, harsh production and even harsher vocals. It makes for a challenging listen but a very rewarding ... read more
PitchforkClone
76
The Los Angeles group’s second album is a soul-scouring emotional purge that sets a new bar for screamo—and confirms the genre as one uniquely suited to a year as harrowing as this one.

Nuvolascura’s As We Suffer From Memory and Imagination, which the Los Angeles band recorded in December 2019, sounds like an emotional purge—an attempt to shake off the end of a bad year, a bad decade, maybe even a bad life, one that frontperson Erica vividly describes as a “lab ... read more
75
It's good music that really isn't for me. I like it but probably won't listen to again
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Track List

  1. As the Mask Begins to Slip
  2. Disguised in Scintillations
  3. Victory Position
  4. For Their Own Diversions
  5. Pixel Vision Anxiety
  6. Irreversible Crying Spell
  7. Essentially a Vivisection
  8. Ceaseless Memories of Separation
  9. In Consequence of Coincidence
  10. Who Knows What You Deserve
  11. Apyrexy
  12. Now It's Clear
  13. We'll Never Know the True Extent of Our Loss

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Added on: June 25, 2020