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Boxus

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  1. I love it. But I'm a big fan of the book too and it's a great adaptation so far.
  2. Mine (256gb model) is supposed to arrive this Friday, I'm very excited! I'm currently obsessed with Zachtronics Solitaire Collection, specifically the beautiful new tarot-based variety. Highly recommend for puzzle game fans, challenging but rewarding
  3. I've been loving House of the Dragon - as a fan of the book it's everything I hoped it would be so far. A very faithful adaptation that hits all the beats of the source material, but expands it to give the characters depth and explore their personalities and motivations in a way that the book just doesn't have time for (being a history text where a few years can pass in a single paragraph). The cast is great and matches really well with my conception of the characters. And although we've only seen a couple of dragons so far it seems like they're handling them right - giving each one a distinct color, size, and personality. I think it will fare a lot better than GoT in its later seasons too - it's a much tighter story, so it shouldn't become anywhere near as bloated with extraneous character arcs and abandoned threads. And the book gives a pretty clear roadmap for events so I'm optimistic they can avoid late-stage pacing issues. I'll probably watch Rings of Power too, though I'm not as invested in the whole LOTR canon. The idea of these shows being pitted against each other as rivals is so pointless. They're completely different stories, and I'm glad both of them exist. Having a bunch of big-budget fantasy content in production is great.
  4. Truly incredible track. Can't call it my favorite when there's so much other gold abound but it is one of the great ones. LP5 is usually the album I recommend to new listeners, I've always felt like it's their pop album in a way.
  5. I think I joined originally in 2002 or 2003 when I was first going down the rabbit hole with Autechre et all (original name was Nirqbomb). I was more active in those early years and haven't posted as often since but it's been a regular part of my web browsing diet for about 20 years!
  6. incredible show. kind of indescribable. I was definitely not expecting the level of emotional resonance I got from it.
  7. brilliant finale, refreshing to see a series end without the forced theatricality of most prestige dramas, in a way that was understated (as the show has always been) but still deeply satisfying for how honestly it explored the characters and their growth.
  8. love this album, fav hip hop album of the year so far
  9. just caught up on the latter half of the season, really excellent episodes. The last one before the time jump especially, such delightful slow paced scenes that carried so much emotional weight. The most recent episode was a major highlight too, I love what they did with Kim's arc. Rhea Seehorn has been amazing this season.
  10. this is basically all the music I've made for the past five years or so
  11. hell yes elyc6 is a beast and a half. a titan. a big squiggly god.
  12. Neon White was the game of the summer for me, the most pure fun I've had in a game in ages.
  13. I've been trying to get as much value as possible from a month of Apple tv+ - I loved Severance and Slow Horses, currently really enjoying For All Mankind. Pachinko is the last one on my list to try to get through before I cancel. I'm also really excited for House of the Dragon. I hated the last couple seasons of GoT but I'm a big fan of the book series and loved Fire and Blood, so I'm cautiously optimistic about this - it's a much tighter, less sprawling narrative, fewer characters and arcs to juggle, so hopefully they'll get the pacing right this time.
  14. Just a minor thing but it was cool to hear he's a fan of Bojack Horseman, I love that show so much.
  15. I love this album. So lush and carefree. I like that it embraces its nostalgia so confidently, it feels like a love letter to the past in a really genuine way.
  16. SIGN is such a water album. 100% ocean vibes. Sun shimmering on the surface, waves breaking against the rocks, bioluminescent deep sea creatures.
  17. I'm really loving their music, Visiting Narcissa is so good.
  18. I like his answer to the early question about hyperpop, where he talks about genres being a cheap way of identifying music but sort of a necessary evil for artists to successfully carve out a space, and compares it to their experience being lumped into IDM
  19. totally agree, I loved this game so much. Great writing and worldbuilding, gorgeous pixel art, excellent music. Been listening to the soundtrack a lot since playing through it. Played Citizen Sleeper next, that was also very good. Now I'm clumsily dismantling spaceships in Hardspace Shipbreaker.
  20. cool to hear about recordings of an oil tank being used on tankakern (and I think he said they were on tangle ill and the skeng remix?)
  21. lmao "we had just done an interview with this guy who tried to get us to shoot computers with a rifle in his garden"
  22. I don't know how I missed We Own This City until now. just started this and it's great so far, I'm excited to see where it goes.
  23. Boxus

    elseq 1-5

    I had difficulty getting into elseq initially - I was put off by the dominant sound it being sort of claustrophobic, dense and compressed. It's still not my favorite and I prefer NTS but it has grown on me a ton, and I love most of it by now. Lots of tracks on there that would be among my all time favorites. elyc6 0nset has really skyrocketed to the top over the past couple of years, I've found more to love about it every time I've heard it. That track alone is practically a full album's worth of amazing sonic moments. There are still some tracks that don't do much for me too, like c7b2. I know a lot of people love that one but it gets tiring to me, so many cool noises rigidly jammed together that it just starts to feel monotonous. I actually like TBM2 a lot though, it has such a light, breezy atmosphere and makes a nice reprieve from the heaviness of a lot of elseq. It is very simple and repetitive, but I enjoy zoning out and focusing on the subtle reverb changes.
  24. I love this album. Lush arpeggios. I especially like Skrting on the surface, there's something addictive about that 11/8 groove
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