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hmj -
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While Steve Reich developed a rhythmic style of minimalism centered around mostly percussion, Glass takes Reich's ideas and uses them to create something much more melodic, personal and soothing. While easier to consume than Reich's work, it isn't at all less powerful nor less genius. Very worthwhile.
hmj -
85
Massive. A thoroughly fun and highly energetic piece of Japanese hardcore, filled to the brim with sick riffs and passionate execution. The guitars are ear-piercing and the singer sounds like a samurai warrior thanks to its wonderful production and very talented musicians. Highly recommended to anyone who likes hardcore punk in any way.
hmj -
90
Anything anyone can seem to find on this artist seems to be either exaggerated or a hoax. Nobody seems to really know why he got incarcerated for 34 years in a soviet prison. Regardless of what he did to get in there, V. Oidupaa was a human being who had to find ways to cope with the frustration of being stuck isolated from the world for so long. To do so, he started writing music with an old bayan that he had in jail with him while making use of the traditional tuvan throat singing style. ... read more
hmj -
75
Bangs hard as fuck. In this concert, Omsk-based singer-songwriter and noise rocker Egor Letov meets up with his avant-jazzer brother Sergei to perform many songs, mostly older folk songs written by Egor. Using a loud and shoegazey guitar to perform the passionate and emotional folk songs and with Sergei on the flute and saxophone, these tracks bring to light a certain magic that isn't found in the original studio recordings of Egor's work. Falls amongst some of Egor Letov's best releases. Rest ... read more
hmj -
88
Une grande profondeur se présente ici dans chaque parole. Chaque mot, chaque vers ont leur place et chaque chanson raconte une histoire toute aussi émotionnelle et profonde qu'une autre. Ça requiert un grand nombre d'écoutes pour comprendre son génie, mais quand l'attention nécessaire y a été présentée et que les chansons développent une certaine connection avec l'auditeur, c'est divin. Très possiblement son ... read more
Aug 17, 2020
Beautiful songs?
May 21, 2020
... mind-expanding and immersive, like an experience that you'd not always have to wish you were approaching the first time to get that same thrill, since there is just so much to explore and appreciate, sometimes not even rationally speaking. It might seem like challenging and time-consuming material, because we were historically conditioned to cling to beautiful/linear/symmetric things, while pushing away those which might look disturbing, confusing, or even difficult to summarize, but once getting past that barrier, those kinds of works prove to be especially rewarding, perhaps in parts, for those same reasons.
May 21, 2020
The thing about these types of records is that they're all about sound making and the process taken to develop these advanced aesthetics, which makes for almost labyrinthine experiences. Since contemporary composition methods are meant to dazzle and confuse, in a certain way, it takes us much more to "memorize", or even "get used" (speaking in a very simplistic manner here) to this sort of music. It is obviously much different then a verse/chorus/verse structure, that will stay with the listener sometimes in an almost immediate exposition period, so, what albums like Continuum Unbound, Collection Gustave Roud, Good Morning / Good Night, and many, many others ultimately offer is an almost indefinite replay value, for "singing along", humming or "following" along their boundless layers would be beside the point, to say the least. Whereas on traditionally-written stuff revisiting you'd have to meet some sort of emotional clinging to get something out of them, this style of music is more..
May 16, 2020
Aerial M (self-titled)
May 13, 2020
dude! what's your favorite album to masturbate to? FOR A LIST smile
May 3, 2020
Hey, I have a song out! When you have the chance to, please give it a listen. This is a collaboration between my friend Martin and me. It would be nice if you give it a review or rating. I would love to read what you think.

"Spleen & Lockdown" is OUT NOW on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-212778236/spleen-lockdown
May 1, 2020
Hello fellow man/woman/pronoun, what’s your favorite album to exercise to? I’m gonna put all the submissions into a list and listen to pick the most uplifting tracks and organize them into the AOTY Workout Playlist 2020.
Mar 28, 2020
What album should I review?

Yeezus by Kanye West
Kid A by Radiohead
Reflektor by Arcade Fire
Mar 14, 2020
if you had to choose a live performance of a song that's better than the original studio recording, what would it be? it can either be something youve experienced yourself or something from an official live album (cough cough its for a list)
Jan 29, 2020
hi hmj i came here to thank you for the beautiful words you give to my album virtuell weltanschauung on bandcamp! i feel very honoured :)
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