Sosuke_Arima
Sosuke_Arima
Band Binge: Radiohead

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Jan 16, 2020
100
Black metal had a bit of a renaissance in the 2010’s. The seeds for this resurgence were planted in the 2000’s as bands like Alcest, Agalloch, Deathspell Omega, Ulver and Wolves in the Throne Room (among others) began further experimenting with the traditional black metal formula. The conventions of post-metal which had at the time been mostly associated with the world of sludge and doom metal through the work of bands like Neurosis and Boris were now being implemented in black ... read more
Dec 29, 2019*
94
#5 AOTY 2019
Little Simz won over my heart this year with the release of her third studio album, ‘Grey Area’. A stellar ten track album choke-full of impeccable, witty lyricism and endearing tales that never falters or fails to impress; Little Simz’s crowning moment!

Listening to Little Simz’s entire discography it becomes apparent that ‘Grey Area’ is the culmination Little Simz’s artistic expression. She released her debut album, ‘A Curious Tale ... read more
Dec 17, 2019*
92
Given the buzz that Sam Shepherd, a.k.a. Floating Points, generated a few months ago with the release of ‘Crush’, I thought it would be a good time to revisit and review the album that initially put him on the map – his debut album, ‘Elaenia’. The album, which is four years old now, introduced the world to Sam’s refreshing take on modern IDM. On the album, Sam blends styles of minimal techno and nu jazz to create an amorphous listening experience that bleeds ... read more
Dec 5, 2019*
100
NOTE: The review will only focus on the first volume of the soundtrack. Volumes 2 (No Disc) and 3 (BLUE) are also great but I feel Volume 1 is the most essential of the three.

I have been thinking for some time now what my first review on this site would be. I ultimately decided to review the indelible Cowboy Bebop Original Soundtrack. It’s one of the few albums I would easily give a perfect score and it, as well as the anime it scores, holds a very special place in my heart.
The most ... read more
Jan 16, 2020
Great! Glad to have been some help to you on your musical journey!
Jan 15, 2020
*also the ambient music of Brian eno, Ambient 1-4 are obviously excellent listens and a staple in the genre, also Fenneszs album “Venice” is one of my personal favorites.
Jan 15, 2020
...on to Steve Reich, who took what Riley started and ran with it. If you haven’t heard “Music for 18 Musicians” yet I would listen to his album Octet: Music for a large ensemble, which I think listening to that and then listening to 18, really enhances the experience. Once you get to 18, try to experience it in one take and not in segments (although it is almost an hour long). After you listen to these albums, you can essentially go from there now that know what is at the ethos of minimalism music. I would also listen to the music of John Coltrane and his discography, because after I did that personally, somehow I had a greater understanding of minimalism. Coltrane actually inspired Terry Riley!

Hope these recommendations bring you enjoyment!
Jan 15, 2020
Hello! No problem at all!! Glassworks to me is like the entry point to all things ambient/minimalism and even IDM in some respects, and although it arrived somewhat late onto the scene it was heavily, heavily influential. I would recommend the music of Terry Riley primarily as he was one of the originators of the minimalist musical movement. Everybody seems to run to “A rainbow in curved air”, which is without a doubt an exceptional exercise in tape loops, but I think Mr Riley’s first masterpiece is In C, which I believe to be more influential than a rainbow in curved air. It really set the standard for musical minimalism through live instrumentation, with its many changes and phases, that is focused more on the subtle changes rather than the obvious changes. Speaking of tape loops as I mentioned A rainbow in curved air, Laurie Spiegel’s The expanding universe is an exceptional early electronic album, that is equal parts experimental and accessible. From terry Riley I would move...
Jan 7, 2020
you know it! Mob is a top 5 anime for me
Jan 3, 2020
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Dec 8, 2019
Sure, no problem! Since you liked Teethed Glory & Injury, consider checking out:
Ulver - Bergtatt – Et eeventyr i 5 capitler
Deathspell Omega - Paracletus
Burzum - Filosofem
Panopticon - Autumn Eternal
Waste of Space Orchestra - Syntheosis
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I'm pretty much your typical nerdy introvert with some obscure interests (music happens to be one one of them). I enjoy rating albums (usually not too harsh with my scores) and occasionally write 'long' reviews when I feel 'inspired'. Feel free to leave album recommendations in my shoutbox.

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