AOTY 2019

Velocity : Design : Comfort

Sweet Trip - Velocity : Design : Comfort
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Based on 2 reviews
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Based on 248 ratings
2003 Ratings: #3
June 17, 2003 / Release Date
LP / Format
Darla / Label
IDM, Glitch Pop, Shoegaze / Genres
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exception
95
EDIT: holy shit, this clicked HARD

the only electro-shoegaze i have ever heard, and probably the best as well. the production was unnecessarily glitchy and reverbed at times, but the piece as a whole was pretty great. the vocals were very light and ethereal, which added to the atmostpheric style of this record. i was not expecting what i got, but what i got, i appreciated. velocity:design:comfort is miles ahead of its time, as this style of electronic music really wasnt as good as it is ... read more
Gyro64
100
velocity:design:comfort turns pure chaos and insane glitch into something beautiful with ease.

I don't know how anyone else feels about this but if any album takes the no. 1 spot for experimental it's definitely this. I could say this album sounds like nothing else I've heard (which is true btw) but I'd just get more experimental IDM albums shoved in my face and I get that, but people who would do that are missing one thing that's pretty important to why I find v:d:c so special, it sounds like ... read more
zachthesnack
96
If my eardrums were capable of experiencing orgasms, that would sufficiently describe the listening experience I had while listening to this album.

Also: that walled vocal/synth riff about halfway through “Fruitcake and Cookies” > any other reason to be content with existence.
MiaWatterson
92
Brilliant
nullsethope
90
I think that this is very close to being a perfect album. It does everything in my book so well: a brilliant execution of genre-blending that is inviting, emotional, unique, engaging, and creative. We have elements of IDM being used to create a glitchy dream pop atmosphere with a wonderful shoegaze atmosphere. And the sound and feelings conveyed manage to be so cohesive yet simultaneously diverse on this release. The only minor setback is few bloated moments, but that’s it. I love this ... read more
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Track List

  1. Tekka
  2. Dsco
  3. Velocity
  4. Fruitcake and Cookies
  5. Sept
  6. Pro : Lov : Ad
  7. Design : I
  8. International
  9. Dedicated
  10. Chocolate Matter
  11. To All the Dancers of the World, a Round Form of Fantasy
  12. Design : 2 : 3
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