Diminished Composition

Willamette - Diminished Composition
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January 15, 2016 / Release Date
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Scissor Tail / Label
Ambient / Genres
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Understated and unadorned, Diminished Composition erodes beautifully, then invites listeners to survey the ruins.

some pleasant and nicely textured ambient pieces on here, but very little to explore or come back to. would've been a lot better if they expanded on the tim hecker-ish human voice manipulation sound they sported earlier on.

best tracks: diminished composition / brief moments in long-term doubt
☆☆½ ~ Relatively tolerable listen. I don't connected too much with this.
Cinematic? Yes. Gripping? Not even a chance. Willamette achieves an unidimensional and tedious sound in ALL the nine tracks. This trio relies on the same formula over and over again, until you just feel like you are stuck on the same tune for half an hour, they start at slow pace, then the melody gets high-pitched and in the end it comes back to how it began. So, yeah, I didn't like it at all... except for the closer track, I think they tried to give it texture but it was too little too ... read more
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Track List

  1. Inland Empire
  2. At Length and Dead Horse
  3. Brief Moments in Long Term Doubt
  4. Lament Young
  5. Four Films (Films Four)
  6. End of Good Discipline
  7. Codeine Catnap
  8. Fresnal Variation (for Jeanne Moreau)
  9. Diminished Composition
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