ConcreteCastles
ConcreteCastles
Album of the pee
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Jan 20

Pinned Review

ConcreteCastles -
83
OKOKOK so it turns out that THIS entry is the CD version of the album, and that if you wanna rate the ORIGINAL 40m version (the one on vinyl), its in LPs. Because of this, I'm going to split this into a nice 2 part review!

PART 1

Well. The CD version.

Only one word I can think of when I think of the CD version. Potential. They had an amazing album with a few flaws, but then they added all this bulk and dead weight. Seriously. I don't understand the motive behind Providence. I listened to ... read more

Recent Reviews

ConcreteCastles -
64
It's just one of those cases where I don't get the hype.

Shoutout Amazing Blizzard for this recommendation, as part of the Schoombin Cave Weekly Album Swap 2! The album I recommended to him was: Godspeed You!'s Lift Your Skinny Fists.

My main problem is this is just boring. As someone who's heard the modern predecessors of this genre, stuff that was likely inspired by this, this is just dated in comparison. elitimesfour did this sound better. Malneezy did this sound better. Against all logic ... read more
ConcreteCastles -
NR
𝕤𝕦𝕓𝕡𝕚𝕩𝕖𝕝 𝕣𝕖𝕟𝕕𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕡𝕣𝕠𝕛𝕖𝕔𝕥 𝟚 𝕠𝕗 𝟛
https://subpixelrendering.bandcamp.com/album/828f8f
ConcreteCastles -
88
I think Chiptune is one of the most underrated genres; underrated even by myself. (This is only the second chiptune album I've ever heard!)

Chiptune, or 8bit music, or even just "video game music" is a genre of music attempting to imitate the sound of the video games of the 80s and 90s. The limitations of sound chips at the time only allowed for basic synths and bitcrushed noise. This gives chiptune a completely unique sound unmatched by any other genre. It's shiny, groovy, bouncy, ... read more
ConcreteCastles -
54
Haven't really done a review in a while so why not this album! I don't really listen to any jazz so take all of this with a grain of salt.

Matana Roberts' Coin Coin series is always one I've found fascinating, though never had the ability to sit through 4 hours of avant garde Jazz. The whole idea of telling a story not even in a whole album, but across multiple albums is so interesting. Unfortunately, Chapter 2 clearly doesn't hold it's weight in comparison to its predecessor, Gens De Couleur ... read more
ConcreteCastles -
NR
Just the hits (on underage girls)
Jan 23, 2021
No problem, this is a very interesting set of projects you're doing! Apologies for dropping the first's score a notch, it just doesn't connect with me as much as this new one does
Jan 20, 2021
Np! I like them! ^^
Jan 9, 2021
Hello, I hope you're having a good day. I am reaching out in regards to my next AOTY Icon Interview. If you're unfamiliar with the series I crowdsource for questions. This time around for January 2021 edition, I will be interviewing PipePanic. The question is, what is a music-related question you can ask Pipe. Please refrain from asking questions as simple as "What is your favorite album?" Please also refrain from asking for thoughts about a specific album or asking joke questions. I ask that you ask something thought-provoking and ambiguous. I will be selecting the best questions to ask Pipe. If you can't think of any questions, you have a week to think about it. I also recommend checking my shoutbox before asking the question just to verify it hasn't been asked already. All participants will be credited for their questions. The interview will be posted by the end of the month. Thank you!
Jan 9, 2021
What is an album you like from an artist you don't like (for a list)
Jan 8, 2021
https://insocaf.bandcamp.com/album/my-dirty-fantasy-dreams

IT'S OUT NOW. ENJOY YOUR FAVORITE MIXTAPE TO HATE NOW!!!
Jan 8, 2021
SO sorry for the late response but yes I will add your takes to the list
Jan 5, 2021
is illinos an album or a song?
Jan 5, 2021
The final song of an album is one of the most important things to it. To make you feel satisfied, an album closer has to look at everything an album has done and say, "Hey, how am I going to make a satisfying ending to this story?" Album closers are incredibly hard to execute and many don't feel how they should. It takes a lot of talent for an artist to wrap up their own piece of work effectively and make a listener feel satisfied.

Which leads me to my question: what is your favorite album closer/finale of all time and why?
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