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post #136 of 286

Hey, I'm glad you liked it! :-D

Edit: By the way, if you haven't done so already, check out the new Altar of Plagues album, Teethed Glory and Injury. It's different from Deafheaven, but I suspect that if you liked Deafheaven you'll quite dig this one as well. Keep listening at this rate and it'll be my album of the month next time around...

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I just finished listening to this in it's entirety on Rdio, and my lord it is just complete and utter bliss.  I'm definitely ordering this.  I've been waiting for something like this, so this was a warm welcome for sure.  I definitely can agree on how much of a mashup of Liturgy and Godspeed You! Black Emperor this album is.  I can't say I've heard something so similar to this, and that definitely is a good thing.  Thanks, metalsonata! :-)

 

Looks like people are really digging the new Queens of the Stone Age album. Totally going to try and remember to listen to it at work tomorrow...


Edited by metalsonata - 6/9/13 at 8:59am
post #137 of 286

I think we are far enough into June that I can name my album of the month without much fear of running into something better within the next week that's left before July comes around. Picking a favorite from the music I've been listening to wasn't easy. At the end the main contenders for the album of the month title were Burzum's most recent album, EXLIUM's self-titled, AVTechNO!'s collaboration album with the vocalist Saiya, and Dataline's Under Waveform. The choice was extremely difficult but ultimately it was EXLIUM that took the cake, their self-titled is simply so mind-blowing I couldn't possibly deny them the honor. It is album of the year material to me for sure.

 

To say a bit about the album and the people behind it, EXLIUM is a collaborative unit formed by one of Japan's most renowned electronic Vocaloid artists AVTechNO! and Dog tails who is best know for his/her remixes of AVTechNO!'s tracks which have been featured on most of AVTechNO!'s albums. The back portion of this album actually collects most of his/her remixes on the same disc for the first time. Aside from the remixes the album consists of the title track which was created together by the artists as well as several songs composed individually by Dog tails and AVTechNO!. As is typical of almost any release by AVTechNO!, even the songs that have been released previously have been retouched and -mixed for the most part, making them worth hearing even to people who have heard them before.

 

The songwriting represents both artists at their best shape and I can't really name any clear low points on the album. The music is very bold electronic stuff, with the exact genre definition(s) eluding me. I could listen to it endlessly.

 

 

Some songs from the album in correct running order. (Click to show)

 

 

 

 

 

The album is available as a digital download from

Beatport: http://www.beatport.com/release/exlium/1089661

iTunes Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/exlium/id645866452

Amazon MP3: http://www.amazon.com/EXLIUM/dp/B00COO19E6


Edited by TJ Elite - 6/24/13 at 2:09am
post #138 of 286

http://thisbonustrack.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Jack-Johnson-Best-of-Kokua-Festival-585x585.jpg

 

Can't stop playing this!

post #139 of 286
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Can't stop playing this!

 

Based on your last two albums, I think we might be on the same (musical) page...keep em comin'! Think I'll dl that War album and use my 10% off code at hdtracks ("summer2013").

post #140 of 286
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

 

Can't stop playing this!

 

Based on your last two albums, I think we might be on the same (musical) page...keep em comin'! Think I'll dl that War album and use my 10% off code at hdtracks ("summer2013").

 

Since you asked biggrin.gif

 

 

This one is really good too, I almost posted it instead normal_smile%20.gif

post #141 of 286
Thread Starter 

I came across this one on the old trusty needledrop.

 

 

Baths - Obsidian

 

Nothing groundbraking here, just good, slightly dark, glitchy tunes. Very enjoyable, especially while laying on the grass in a not so sunny day.

 

Here's a link if you want to preview it.

 

edit: another one that's taken a lot of spin is, once again, Dark Eyes by Half Moon Run, It's like Radiohead and Fleet Foxes rolled up into one.


Edited by JIGF - 6/30/13 at 9:05am
post #142 of 286

After much deliberation, I'd have to say that my album of the month is the newest release from Imagine Dragons, Night Vision. The Deluxe Version is lengthy at 18 tracks. but the majority of them are very enjoyable. The recent radio singles Radioactive and It's Time are on there and in high quality format, one can see that this is a well produced album as a whole.

 

These guys definitely have their own sound. Very alternative, a little edgy, and satisfactory variety. I'm thinking Alpha Rev meets Alter Bridge with a dash of Of Monsters and Men. Check it out.

 

post #143 of 286

 

Don't judge me. You know that you like it too.

post #144 of 286
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Don't judge me. You know that you like it too.

 

I know. Please don't remind me.

post #145 of 286

Nujabes Spiritual State

Awsome Album made from Nujabes unfinished work. Good thing he had friends and relatives that could finish it up and release it because it would be a crime to not be able to listen to it. Excellent album to just relax to after a hard days work (or a day hardly working) dt880smile.png

post #146 of 286

Phildel - The Disappearance of the Girl

 

Sweepingly evocative, lyrical, emotionally involving - listened to it obsessively 20X after 1st hearing. Highly recommended.

 

post #147 of 286

I should probably post my album of the month for July 2013 before I forget. I'm sure there would be a lot of good candidates for the title this month if I gave it some thought, but the winner was already decided when I head Boris' Flood for the first time right around the turn of the month. Those who are not familiar with the band should know that Boris is a most intriguing trio who hails from Japan. They enjoy a strong cult following and are known for switching genres fluidly from one album to the next while remaining recognizably Boris. If I had to place the group under one specific genre, it would probably be metal, but if you have never heard the group please don't make any presumptions based on that – Boris is nothing like your typical metal band.

 

My first experience with Boris was with their Boris at Last -Feedbacker- album, which I would highly recommend as a perfect starting point for any Boris novice. The album will change your life – it did mine. When listening to the album I recommend doing it alone in a dimly lit or darkened room without trying to process the music too much in your head while you are listening to it. Simply let the sounds wash over you and try to experience it without any presumptions or expectations. But on to Flood.

 

What I said about Feedbacker applies to Flood as well, which could be though as a spiritual successor to the group's masterpiece that is Feedbacker. Like that album, Flood is a single album-lenght song that has several distinct parts. To talk about the content of the individual parts would spoil the experience of listening to the album for the first time in my opinion, so I will refrain from doing that. What I will say, however, is that even though Flood is not in my eyes quite as mind-blowing an album as Feedbacker, it is very close to being another masterpiece in my books which I regrettably seldom have had the privilege of saying about an album. Had I not heard Feedbacker before this album, Flood might've even been an life-altering experience for me, you never know. I can fully understand why some people might not like this album at all, but I personally enjoy almost every second of it. I am truly happy to finally have this album in my collection. It is also one of the rare Boris releases to have any kind of dynamic range to speak of (I have no gripes about the mastering, actually) because it tends to be part of the group's sound to squash everything to the max. My ears really appreciate the non-fatiquing listening experience and I recommend listening to this album loud on a pair of good loudspeakers if you happen to have one available to you. I have listened to the album on headphones as well, and although it does sound good I found that the album worked best for me on speakers.

 

That is all for this month. I'm interested to see what August brings along!

 

 

Boris - Flood

post #148 of 286


Talk about a great album. Reading written lyrics is like reading poetry. Mos layin' it down!
post #149 of 286

Saw Boris perform Flood live earlier this year. I'm still trying to process it. It totally blew me away.

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Originally Posted by TJ Elite View Post

I should probably post my album of the month for July 2013 before I forget. I'm sure there would be a lot of good candidates for the title this month if I gave it some thought, but the winner was already decided when I head Boris' Flood for the first time right around the turn of the month. Those who are not familiar with the band should know that Boris is a most intriguing trio who hails from Japan. They enjoy a strong cult following and are known for switching genres fluidly from one album to the next while remaining recognizably Boris. If I had to place the group under one specific genre, it would probably be metal, but if you have never heard the group please don't make any presumptions based on that – Boris is nothing like your typical metal band.

 

My first experience with Boris was with their Boris at Last -Feedbacker- album, which I would highly recommend as a perfect starting point for any Boris novice. The album will change your life – it did mine. When listening to the album I recommend doing it alone in a dimly lit or darkened room without trying to process the music too much in your head while you are listening to it. Simply let the sounds wash over you and try to experience it without any presumptions or expectations. But on to Flood.

 

What I said about Feedbacker applies to Flood as well, which could be though as a spiritual successor to the group's masterpiece that is Feedbacker. Like that album, Flood is a single album-lenght song that has several distinct parts. To talk about the content of the individual parts would spoil the experience of listening to the album for the first time in my opinion, so I will refrain from doing that. What I will say, however, is that even though Flood is not in my eyes quite as mind-blowing an album as Feedbacker, it is very close to being another masterpiece in my books which I regrettably seldom have had the privilege of saying about an album. Had I not heard Feedbacker before this album, Flood might've even been an life-altering experience for me, you never know. I can fully understand why some people might not like this album at all, but I personally enjoy almost every second of it. I am truly happy to finally have this album in my collection. It is also one of the rare Boris releases to have any kind of dynamic range to speak of (I have no gripes about the mastering, actually) because it tends to be part of the group's sound to squash everything to the max. My ears really appreciate the non-fatiquing listening experience and I recommend listening to this album loud on a pair of good loudspeakers if you happen to have one available to you. I have listened to the album on headphones as well, and although it does sound good I found that the album worked best for me on speakers.

 

That is all for this month. I'm interested to see what August brings along!

 

 

 

Boris - Flood

post #150 of 286

Without words

 

Quincy Jones - The Dude

 

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