daFigz
daFigz
Milwaukie, Oregon
Asura - Life²
Asura
Life²
90
Jun 5

Recent Reviews

Jun 14, 2018
88
Essential EM - Tribal Ambient of the most sublime nature finds Roach bringing life in the spirit world through his brilliant use of electronic gadgets galore, and indigenous instruments such as the dumbek and Didjeridu (aka Digeridoo) and rainstick. This approach then results in the exquisite melding of technology and the organic. Please keep in mind that Roach created this LP in 1988. So, in this context, his exploration of the world of EM was as much pioneering as it is visionary. Sam ... read more
Jun 12, 2018
53
Aside from the hit single, 'Jump Around' I have zero enthusiasm for this record. It comes off as if it's hyper relevant to distinguish your ethnicity by making a Hip Hop/Rap album. For me, the relevance should be placed on making the best album possible without spoiling the work by loading it with passive racism, enthocentricism and the rest of the derivative/pejorative/vernacular of the moment in order to come off as legitimate.
Jun 11, 2018
78
More accessible to me than, say, Autechre… Still, while the EM coloring and curious syncopation will dazzle the listener... I'm of the opinion that with 'Accelerator' FSOL is asking a lot of its listeners which is to say, Gee, fans! Pretend it's live and while you're at it, let Molly in for a visit making sure to have plenty of RO dihydrogen monoxide on hand to keep yourselves hydrated. My suggestion: I own it. Up to you. It's not the sort of thing you play daily. Tah!
Jun 9, 2018
48
Masters of the abstract, Autechre puts out compelling EM for those drawn to music by musicians and for musicians... Kids that want to drive their family household utterly insane... And, parts insane audiophiles. I listen myself, but always... And I want to emphasis- ALWAYS come away disturbed. This EP is a clear example of what I am reacting to. Yikes. My suggestion: Art for the sake of art is clearly a conundrum I prefer to steer clear of in terms of my musical taste. If Drum 'n Bass, Dubstep, ... read more
Jun 9, 2018
88
“The 14 tracks on ‘Avalon Sutra’ are elegant, contemplative (not speculative), and poignant; the grace and tenderness that they impart so readily are tempered with emotional depth and dimension by notions of memory, loss, and even grief.” – Tom Jurek – AllMusic.com
Harold Budd is associated with mood music of an introspective nature and has created many collaborative albums with other music greats such as Brian Eno, David Sylvian, John Foxx and Robin Guthrie ... read more
Jun 15, 2018
I'm more confusing at this point. Anyways, nice profile
Sep 10, 2017
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Apr 26, 2016
Amazing reviews!
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