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Acrobatic Tenement [VINYL]

At the Drive-In Vinyl
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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  • Vinyl (14 May 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: IMPORT
  • ASIN: B00B2TUFB2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,545 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Reissue of the band's debut album on their own label "Twenty-First Chapter". With digital download card. Available on red vinyl.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A lively energetic debut! 22 Aug 2007
Format:Audio CD
I cant believe no-one has actually reviewed this already! I know ATDI have got a sizeable following nowadays - has little record been overlooked?

The first to say about this record in comparison to the well better known Realtionship of Command, is that this doesn not have the 'bombastic' sound of the very well prouced later albums.

R.O.Command has very high production values giving it a very 'sonically charged' feel. This, on the other hand, - is every bit as lively and energetic with spikey guitar lines and intiricate melodies, but is not as well produced as ROC.

The sound is very sketchy and almost a bit Lo-Fi. It works very well tho - sounds a bit like early Fugazi, but with a bit more venom.

There are some ATDI best songs on this album. The opener 'Starslight' starts the proceedings, setting the tone for the rest of the album.

It is a fast paced song - with undicipherable vocals, tight percussion and the song moves between chorus and verse in the oddly erratically-elegant way that only they can achieve.

the second song 'Schaffino' blends numerous guitar parts and leads, with a cacophany of drums and bass that at first just sounds like a huge mess - but unravels itself into a fantastic upbeat melody.

other highlights inlcude the more sombre 'INITIATION' and and the wonderful 'Skips the Record' - which sounds like it is exactly doing that. Again the interplay between guitars, not just on the this song but the whole album is a joy - it takes the band away from the direct fast and loud approach of some punk related bands and puts them in their own little league.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Start Of Something 6 Jan 2005
Format:Audio CD
Relationship of Command is At The Drive-In's best record but this is something alot of people take for granted. In Casino/Out is also hot property but the best thing about Acrobatic Tentament is how good the songs are and how crap the quality of the recording is. The songs are echo-ey (is this a word?)and many a time Bexler is out of tune, but for some reason (and it is a bit of a cliche) it sounds superb. Relationship had a very polished edit but the rawness of Tentament shows how the band started. There are lots of clever rolling songs that despite their seeming obscurity- stick in your head. Brilliant
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4.0 out of 5 stars a must for all fans 6 Jun 2001
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Format:Audio CD
although i dont think this has the same intenity and rabid energy as relationship of command, it is still a great album. it is worth buying just to see how at the drive ins sound has developed, but it is in its self very good. Tracks such as "ticklish" and "star slight" are at the drive in at there very best, fast paced, angry and possesing a kind of fervour that no other band around today can match.
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4.0 out of 5 stars bloody good! :) 6 Nov 2000
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Format:Audio CD
in some ways better than the more recent 'relationship...' album by being more raw and angry, the songs are more punky but shorter. havent checked out the cd-rom part yet which was a surprise bonus. at the drive in are a superb band and this shows what a great start they had
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5.0 out of 5 stars You wouldn't associate bland with this album 10 Mar 2003
By Bernard
Format:Audio CD
This is one of those albums that seems to grow on you the more you listen to it. After the first few songs you might think this album has been rushed, writing wise and recorded in a hurry. But the truth is that it is a mind-blowing work of genius which comes as standard with ATD-I. And as every ATD-I album, it has supreme originality which i always look for in a record. ATD-I have worked hard to produce an album which is a world apart from the majority of bland punk-rock bands around these days. This album sends chills down the back of your spine when Cedric hits those high notes with real passion, when Jim strikes his guitar strings with raw emotion and when Tony keeps a timely rhythm whilst being as complex as possible. The whole band works together to make a sound so unique and so original you wonder why they don't get the recognition they deserve. Highlights on the album include...'Star Slight','Ebroglio','Ticklish' and 'Porfirio Diaz'. Go buy this album right now...
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