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Halica: Bliss Out v.11

Sweet Trip - Halica: Bliss Out v.11
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Based on 93 ratings
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Fish - 4/5
Pulse - 3/5
Follow Me - 3/5
Come to Me - 5/5 ❀
Starlife - 4/5
Traces - 5/5 ❀
Jelly Charm - 4/5
I find myself drawn further into this project than any other trip from the duo. The atmosphere here is thick as a brick but without all the weight and crassness of such an object. The instrumentals consist of sampled breakbeat/downtempo drums against gorgeous layers of vocals, guitars, keys, and pads wholly immersed in reverb (this is a very wet LP). It invokes a similar mindset as those turn-of-the-millennium atmospheric jungle mixes, without the drilling of course.
this album is the genesis. the formation of it all. the wild and cold grey wastelands of the start of the earth.
While it doesn't really stand out in Sweet Trips discography, I think the ambient direction they go in is actually quite cool. The way they blend ambient music with lush elements of dream pop make it sound really soft and appealing to listen to. I don't think it's a incredible album but it's a really great album to relax to. Favorite tracks are Fish and Come to Me.
This is a bit of a cleanse after a massive Weezer discography dive, so here we go.

1. Fish: 10/10
This song feels like ascending into heaven. Utterly outstanding 11 minutes.
2. Pulse: 6/10
Pretty forgettable, but not bad.
3. Follow Me: 8/10
Another track that feels kind of buried in this album. Great song though.
4. Come to Me: 10/10
This is incredible.
5. Starlife: 9/10
After a bunch of longer songs, this is a shorter one that feels like a really peaceful ... read more
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Added on: May 5, 2015