You ever get an album and as soon as you're finished listening to it you cannot BELIEVE that you almost missed listening to it? As if your life wouldn't have been complete, if you hadn't had the opportunity to experience this 'sound'? As if everyone else who had already listened to it had been 'in on the joke' and you were left out for some time, until now? That's how I felt when I listened to this album. Ultimately, it's a cohesive mixture of a whole bunch of parts (of electronic music) that I love: dub bass, dark ambience/drone, female vocals and a nice slow (but hard) groove. In fact I can't think of another album, since 'A Shocking Hobby' by Speedy J, that is so hard and yet so slow and dirge-like. In my teens, I cut my teeth on that slow, throbbing, 'gothic' industrial music (like Clock DVA, Test Dept., etc..) and this album, as dubstep and hip as it is, sort of evokes that mood also. I'm not sure if I want to stare off into the distance while it's playing...or move my hips.
Thanks for putting this link up N. I've been listening to it, on and off, all day yesterday & today. Some of tracks are deadly good. Nice way to close out '12.
No problem. I haven't been able to run through it all myself. As you said, there's way too many awesome records that just go on repeat for me. Blind by Christian Löffler is one of my favorites so far.