Feb 22, 2019*
77
I've been searching for a noise-jazz record with rock undertones, I always thought that this would be the perfect culmination of everything I'd heard and loved for the last 10 years. (Gonna give this a couple hundred listens brb)

As I imagined, the world-building of noise lead by jazz free solo's creates this mood I've only ever experienced when playing masterful adventure games, that sprawled out into forever. This album also touches on that core, with a grit and lo-fi (Have A Nice Life would ... read more
Feb 22, 2019
40
entirely inessential.

This is the "unreleased material" because its adds nothing to the mood created by the rest of the soundtrack.
While I think most people were expecting "unreleased material" because the tracks created a mood, or tone not in line with the soundtrack but was still great or had interesting moments worth hearing outside the completed context of the soundtrack; Not the case at all, there's nothing here, really.
Feb 15, 2019
NR
SO MUCH FOR MY HAPPY ENDING
Feb 15, 2019
70
Minimalism dances into glitched out loops that carry a mood, both warm & pleasant.
This album-cover is all knowing, this is something you'd put on when the winds blowing into your room and the sun is out. Its broken vocal loops, gives it a little extra dimension of sound, it wavers in and out of frame trading places with ghost-jazz instrumentation, as though the wind carries the sound, in and out of your room and leaves you feeling warm.

the later tracks "Apollo" & ... read more
Feb 14, 2019
75
Instrumentally, this album has few rivals.

Vocally, there is a free-verse style which seems a product of its environment, as this albums sonic landscape free forms into dream spheres of jazz, that being said there are lyrical glitches, stuttering of words, losing the tempo of the song and that could easily be cleaned up with another take, no? unless this was all done in one big session (though that doesn't seem likely you can hear there was a mastering of the instrumentation and a sort of ... read more
Feb 14, 2019
10
Imagine" is painful, "knew you were perfect after the first kiss" its lyrical content out of highschool musical. "Click, click, click and post" its horrifying to see this record receive rave reviews, its so devoid of artform, its a math equation record with colloquial phrases created by hundreds of songwriters, it reminds me of the praise arround taylor swift, the moment her reputation dropped, so did peoples opinion of her music, you really aren't rating the music at ... read more
Feb 12, 2019*
65
A sample heavy, happy moment record, where love and lo-fi loneliness dance together, a happiness cube inside your morning cup of tea, on rainy days or sunny nights as long as you want to be happy, this record will bewitch your mood with a colorfulness only jazz can bring, it really is "music for happiness".
Feb 12, 2019
NR
Spirals like a staircase, but doesn't really add much to the Konoyo world. "That world" has a beautiful start, it must be said, Hoping this EP "Anoyo" has the climax to "Konoyo" that never arrived. Art-work is beautiful too, gosh. Its a bunch of good signs, and this track will no doubt sound a whole lot more meaningful within the complete EP once it's released but as a standalone single, it just sounds like more of the same. Happy to hear that Konoyo has a ... read more
Feb 11, 2019*
80
Really stood out as the EP that held the beautifully stripped back piano-version of "Like Spinning Plates" & of course the seminal "True Love Waits" now its a really obsolete soundbite in the overly fleshed out online presence of Radiohead performing live, hail to the youtbue.
Feb 7, 2019*
40
Glad I waited for this to be released before buying a ticket to their show.
Its a one foot in the boat, one foot out, "A Promise" in then "Girl with Basket of Fruit" out.
Guess I'll be torturing myself this week woo, xiu xiu deserves a large number of listens before abandoning ship.

"Amargi ve Moo" was spinning into my favourite track of this record, but its literal "bleh bleh bleugh bleh" section just goes on in too long, stands as my biggest problem, ... read more
Feb 7, 2019
95
The power of the mood created by this record, is only realized when "In The Fog: II" comes into clearing, the halted, echoing instrumentation pushing against the all bearing fog that is "The Piano Drop" and "Into the Fog: I" where things ring out and reverb off of one another, searching for shape and form, the dystopian world created by this record slowly emerging, and it is a haunting reveal.

It reminds me of watching "Pyramid Song" by Radiohead 800% ... read more
Feb 5, 2019
85
The dream of forgetfulness, I first listened to this record when I went to Germany with my best friend, who suffered/suffers from insomnia. This record did, what sleeping pills couldn't even when clutched in the hands of a german summer, which hangs heavy with humility & a sun that stayed up well into the night.

"One Half" has always been my favorite from this record and from Juliana, at that time with a developing opinion on music, I think I still needed lyrical accompaniment ... read more
Feb 1, 2019*
92
This is my favourite version of Blake, far better than his debut and what came after (lemme explain) there's a balance of honesty and fragmented thoughts, crafting a masterpiece of emotion. With that out of the way, "Overgrown" was the great opener, I'd dreamed, Blakes voice slowly falls apart in this gorgeous tone alone but still electronic overtones leading but also hiding behind the power of his words, the instrumentation overgrown, along the borders of his voice. " What she ... read more
Feb 1, 2019
30
I'm chasing the ghost of their old sound, they've established a new sparkly snythpop driven sound, and stoked to see some people latching onto it but its so deeply fucking lame to me. Taking the most cliched parts of their sound and amplifying it, plus bringing focus to what has always been their weakest point, their lyrical content which has always been utterly vague, and as such it was absolutely pointless to bring more attention to, the only reason their sound had worked well in the past was ... read more
Jan 31, 2019
80
"Last Hour Story" is a punishingly beautiful opening track, that holds the kind of high strung tension painted across all those quivering orchestral affairs, arms swaying, black ties and champagne mixed in with decadence, a chandelier hanging above the preforming orchestra, one note too high and it could all come crashing down.

"Imbalance" does what its name suggest, it creates this sort of counter balance to the image first conjured by way of invasive electronic chirpings, ... read more
Jan 31, 2019
81
A nightmare on loop, somehow this record is still deeply pleasant to listen to, its held out and introduced in the way the horn section wails out on "Lethe" while being surrounded by repetition. That moment to me is what is unique about this record, the way it repeats a certain core and builds its sound around new loops, and so the nightmare spirals, unable to escape itself until it collapses in onto itself.

Its hypnotizing, the way sound swirls "Ten Tons of Rain in a Plastic ... read more
Jan 29, 2019
80
Stumbled into this one, stumbled out of it too, its dizzying and a brilliant hidden gem of a rock record.
Jan 28, 2019
79
Everything on this album is tethered to voice, as if held under a sky of quiet mornings, it lingers like a feeling once it leaves a sort of destruction appears. There's this brilliant airy composition, reminds me of Mac Millers "Swimming"(quiet but destroyed) Josin is, and I'm guessing here since this is her debut and I know nothing of her, that she studied music, its really the only explanation for something so good, to have little to no attention.

In the Blank Space has this ... read more
Jan 26, 2019
69
amo appears to be a compilation of every direction BMTH's sound could go. It definitely does not sound like a complete statement since the record is far too all over the place to hold firmly. But there are a great deal of ideas presented here that I find great and exciting.

amo seems to be following a style of music that is a graveyard-genre for a large number of great bands that are terrible now, Linkin Park's experimentation seems a major precursor to this sound, especially with the ... read more
Jan 26, 2019*
48
Another personal portrait within the frame of New Orleans, this album truly shines when its embodying the cultural sound of New Orleans while its at its least interesting when it seems to mimic the lyrical conventions of modern rnb and pop.

Musicians from destroyed places seem to create the most interesting and sprawling of records. Overall, DAWN Richards has continued to build on her sound positively, but its not the great record it needed to be for more people to pay attention to her. A ... read more
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