Deadmau5 – Random Album Title

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Trance/techno/edm

Moods
Big flashy Vegas club

Thoughts
There’s something hypnotic about the trance thump backboning this whole thing. He’s at his worst during the bloated techno but has some good moments when a bit more chilled out.

Kind of tasteless and bland overall.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Chloé – The Waiting Room

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

Sounds like?
Dark diy electro with rock instrumentation

Moods
Can’t remember

Thoughts
A pretty OK uneven record. I like the longer rock numbers like it’s Sunday and brashov. Other tracks felt drawn out and not very strong.

I’ll credit her with creating a distinct character here. Feels raw and soulful; elements often missing from electro.

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Rating: 2 out of 5

 

Terry Riley – Happy Ending

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?
Distinctive Terry Riley

side 1: solo keys
side 2: sax takes focus and organ raises

Thoughts
Two very different halves in explorations of minimalism. The keys in journey from the death of a friend is an engaging solo work of Terry riley though it doesn’t cover a lot of ground or offer much to revisit.

Happy ending, side 2, is a prime piece of spiritual jazz with a consistent sax line that’s contrasted against a set of keys and pianos. It changes shape successfully, conjuring up an array of emotions before building to joy when the piano kicks in at the end.

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https://www.discogs.com/Terry-Riley-Happy-Ending/release/264527

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Rating: 3 out of 5

 

John Cale,Terry Riley – Church Of Anthrax

★★★★☆ = Quality release and suggested listening

What’s it sound like?
Experimental 60s psychedelic pop jams

Thoughts
Highly recommended and fruitful collaboration between these two legends. I’d describe this as the Grateful Dead meets the VU at their most experimental.

Top-notch instrumentation and songwriting. While it has a jam vibe it never wanders too far into noodling territory.

I need to revisit this more, seems as if it would reward repeat listening.

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Rating: 4 out of 5

 

Labradford – E Luxo So

★★☆☆☆ = Eh, fine

What’s it sound like?

Post rock

Thoughts

Sparse, slow and boring.

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https://www.discogs.com/Labradford-E-Luxo-So/release/18227

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Labradford – Mi Media Naranja

★★★☆☆ = Good!

What’s it sound like?

Noirish post rock

Thoughts

The guitar has a certain Americana shimmer/reverb that really develops the texture here, creating a creepy David Lynch atmosphere. Each track tends to feature some background ambient noise like a slight rumble and a high pitched tone.

Highly repetitive but with subtle changes that unfold gloriously to the patient listener.

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https://www.discogs.com/Labradford-Mi-Media-Naranja/release/408838

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