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About springymajig

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  1. Just listened to this... SABBIA nearly brought a tear to my eye... Also I've been recently frustrated with the lack of unusual/odd time signature use in electronic music (compared to prog-metal, jazz, classical etc) so it's cool to hear a bit of that happening here.
  2. Geogaddi seems halloweeny to me... Galen Tipton has a series of Halloween eps called Treats and they're pretty good: https://o0o0o0o0.bandcamp.com/album/treats-3-sour-sweet
  3. I like 10,000 days quite a bit but it is relatively weak. It's too all over the place, feels like 4 albums smashed together haphazardly. I also don't like how the slowest, quietest tracks are after rosetta stoned, it makes the album feel anti climactic, even though intension and right in two are really good...just not where they are on the album. I feel like each of the 4 main sections work really well by themselves... I tend to listen to the album in bits rather than as a whole.
  4. Feeling this way too... Although I'm sure there will be some minor details I'll pick up on subsequent listens (still haven't worked out the time signature for Pneuma) . I was addicted to it for a few days now I haven't listened to it in about a week. But also looking forward to hearing it live (I'm sure they'll come back to New Zealand eventually). Tool we're the first band I ever saw play live.
  5. Seen the first two episodes so far and I am incredibly impressed. Easily my favourite fantasy thing ever (not usually a big fan of the genre). I just think the designs are so so incredibly beautiful and unique. I get really disappointed when I see beautiful concept art for films /shows and the final product looks nothing like it. This show looks like Brian Froud's art, it's seriously impressive.
  6. springymajig

    elseq 1-5

    Autechre are always pushing my mental capacity for understanding and appreciating music. Whenever they release a new album, the previous one suddenly makes a lot more sense and seems less "difficult". So in the last year I've really enjoyed Elseq a lot more, while about half of NTS seems a bit impenetrable to me (and the other half is already my favourite Autechre material ever). It's really funny to think back when I thought Exai was a mammoth, ultra challenging listen, now it seems pretty easy going 😛
  7. Yeah it's really growing on me more and more, starting to appreciate some of the lyrics a bit more, particularly Descending, Culling Voices and 7empest. Listened to all of 10,000 Days again yesterday just for comparison and now I definitely like Fear Innoculum more.
  8. Yes... I usually don't notice "bad production" or "bad mastering" when people here talk about it, but this one was really noticable.
  9. Upon first listen I was pretty underwhelmed but it's definitely growing on me. It feels like one more track hits me with each listen. First time I only really liked 7empest (which is incredible!) and Descending (+ CC trip and Mocking Beat). Now I feel like every track has been stuck in my head at some point. The main thing that kinda puts me off are the lyrics... which at first seemed really cheesy to me, but even the lyrics are growing on me too. I guess it's just taken a while to accept it for what it is. The whole thing has a very new-agey vibe to it and to be honest, I'm ok with that. They've been heading in that direction since Lateralus anyway. Bands like Tool never really change that much but there certainly is a big progression when you sit this one besides Undertow. I think that's really cool. It reminds me of the progression Boredoms went through: starting off with shorter, grimey, dark, heavy material and gradually the songs get longer and more psychedelic.
  10. Thanks for the Miles Davis recommendations... Listened to On The Corner a few years ago and the first thing that came to mind was that it sounded like Autechre played on jazz instruments... That seems even more relevant now that we have long pieces from Elseq and NTS...
  11. Listened to this a few times now and enjoying it. Feels like it needs to be played loud. Kinda gives me a similar feeling to OpN's "Mutant Standard" from Garden of Delete... Like it takes all these cheesy tropes from 90s rave/techno/trance/videogame music and throws it all together in his own unique way. It's nostalgic. Been thinking about the way he presents himself and the music... Ie the "pretentiousness" of it... I don't think the music lacks depth... I just don't think it expresses or evokes what he thinks it does in the slightest. It's like he thinks it's angry protest music... but to me the distortion just makes it sound warm and fuzzy, and hence nostalgic in sort of shoegazey way. The melodies are too cute and cheesy to be angry, and too earnest to be "ironic"... But that's kinda why I like it too... I get bored of irony really quickly.
  12. I've only listened to a couple of them and they were both ambient drone. If you like that kinda thing it's good stuff but I will admit it's not as interesting as his earlier stuff. Anyway I really like In-between.
  13. I somehow feel like this early material fits in better with their newer material than Incunabula... I think just cos it has a slightly darker, more aggressive edge to it maybe? Somehow it feels like it fits the black-and-white graphic design aesthetic they use on newer releases a lot better...
  14. Aye. A few months ago I found an old supposedly limited edition version of orbus terrarum on vinyl with extended tracks, even just the occasional extra minute here and there made it feel like I was listening to the entire album for the first time again ❤️
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    I'm not usually a massive fan of this era of Autechre (at least, not as much as the later stuff) but that was an awesome mix and I danced around the lounge like a kid and it was fun. It makes me wanna give Lego Feet another go.
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