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daFigz -
Solid effort. Brilliantly executed sound design. Low points for my earholios has to be the guitars- treated or otherwise. Still, this record fills the air with a mellow, uplifting, and cool vibe nicely colored by EM highlights. And while the album is not quite downtempo or drum & bass it surpasses these trappings by way of its originality and artful musicality. Paz! - @daFifz™
daFigz -
Sitting next to her bed in the maternity ward as she stares through me with her intoxicatingly blue eyes while I hum ELO's title track Eldorado and intermittingly beg her to not abort our child. Indelible memory. PTSD quality. "Blue (her nickname) you can't do this to us. " Nonplussed she remained in her thousand-yard stare until she said, "Okay. Let's go home." Classic Jeff Lynne & company making mad symphonic rock in the studio. I'm guessing it was mainly Lynne who ... read more
daFigz -
I really enjoy a broad range of EM. I'm also inclined to listen to a variety of unknowns to find a hidden gem. However, when it comes to this Moby release... Well, bruvs I'm not too happy with the whole of it. All Visible Objects is an album created in a private workspace recording tracks to save to file to send via Drive to the unfortunate soul who gladly enlisted to be part of this terrible, terrible album. The cover art is gorgeous. The music contained therein is crap. In fact, I'll go a ... read more
daFigz -
This 2-disc compilation includes recordings during the band's Island Records affiliation beginning with 1974s' Floating World through 1978s' Way Of The Sun. Fans of the band, period, and unique musicality performed by Jade Warrior will be pleased to have the four releases in one package. Jade Warrior never was able to curry much favor from the critics which subsequently makes this recording worth the time to explore as the music does touch upon experimental, New Age, MOR, Progressive, and Art ... read more
daFigz -
A gift from brudda Kalani opened my ears to a different take on 70s Progressive Rock, et al.
Sep 20, 2020
What's your favorite album to listen in the Fall/Autumn season? It's for a list
Sep 20, 2020
I appreciate your words. I've been rating for quite a while now (in spreadsheets). Just taking my time with transferring them here. The comment feature on albums is very underused imo. Stuff that most people would post as a review is the stuff I put in the comments. Don't really see the point of making tons of very short (honestly) feed filler reviews. You write my favorite reviews on this site. I've got alot of laughs and interesting views from your reviews. Take Care Mr. Figz.
Sep 16, 2020
Thanks for the follow! I guess you followed me because my high The Chameleons rating.
Sep 15, 2020
it's my pleasure! <3
Sep 14, 2020
Hmm, yes I guess you could say that...
Sep 8, 2020
Apologies for the late response man! It’s good to hear from you again, hope you are doing well! As you have noticed I have been exploring modern classical lately as well as classical music in general and it has proven to be most rewarding and delightful!

Since my initial rating on that the chameleons records I have updated it to a 6/10, from a historical standpoint I see it's worth, but to my own taste I find it fits too snugly in a specific formula of post-punk without enough variation between song to song, but who knows maybe that score will increase with time!
Sep 5, 2020
Thanks! Have been in the prog phase for a while, still one of my favorite genres.
Sep 4, 2020
Any recommendations? Obscure albums you want everybody to here?
Aug 31, 2020
Hey, thanks for the message! I noticed on your profile that you're from Milwaukee, which is pretty close to me, here, in Beaverton! And I especially appreciate your political solidarity... Though I'll note that with the term "anarchism" I don't want to imply any kind of dogmatic future program or utopian imagining: instead, I think, it's just about reflexively and thoughtfully engaging with the lived experience and being open to what emerges from our "ruthless criticism of all that exists", as Marx writes. It's a kind of commitment to deconstruction, to divergence and de-centering, rather than the particular re-institution of any formal doctrine...
Aug 16, 2020
El placer es mío, muchas gracias por seguirme. Siempre bueno es encontrar hispanohablantes aquí.
I'm exploring a new rating scheme that is based upon 5 stars where each star is equal to 20 points. The total points are accumulated and subsequently divided by the total number of tracks to arrive at an aggregate score for an album being rated. Simple? daFigz™ votes, yes!
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