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Conatus

25 Sep 2011

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Product details

  • Label: Souterrain Transmissions
  • Copyright: (c) 2011 Zola Jesus under exclusive license to Souterrain Transmissions
  • Total Length: 40:06
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  • ASIN: B00C2HX87Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,875 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 16 Nov 2011
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Mainly thanks to the hugely well-received Stridulum EP (as well as its expanded re-release: Stridulum II) the diminutive Nika Roza Danilova is hot property. Instead, however, of going for broke with Conatus, Danilova puts forth a more subtle collection than perhaps could have been expected.

Her industrial notes are still present, raising their head via foreboding synth scales on "Avalanche". So, too, are her impressive, operatically-trained pipes, but they now often plump for deeper sequences, rather than squarely aiming to bring down the house. Generally though, Conatus is treated to a softer electronic palette than its predecessors - one, perhaps, indicative of a greater recording budget.

Nevertheless, in holding back, the album feels airy. Danilova, like careful Canadian pop producers New Look and like The xx before them, isn't afraid of space. Her arrangements aren't crowded as a result, yet they seem set at a distance from the hushed atmospherics of earlier material all the same - and further still from the more linear lo-fi clatter of forgotten debut The Spoils.

With that in mind, the delayed vocal loops that herald "Vessel" allow the track to echo around its dramatic setting, before it all inevitably rounds out to a bleak chorus of sorts. For there is pop in Conatus's heart, but occasionally it takes some finding.
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I thought that after the first album this was, by comparison, rather dull and uninspiring. The tracks were not very varied or engaging.
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By Christof on 25 Oct 2013
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I've had this CD a while now. I still can't decide whether I like it. I must because I'm still playing it. Not very often, granted. When you do play it you don't have the urge to play it again, or soon. But you find yourself sticking it into your player and wondering..
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Vocally Zola Jesus will inevitably draw similarities with Florence Welch but this album is far more ethereal, emotive and sombre in sound and for this reason reminds me more of the classic 4AD bands from yesteryear like the Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance - Pure bliss.
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I caved after being told to listen to Zola Jesus for a long time by various lurking gremlins, and I was very surprised by what I found. Picked it up without hearing anything from HMV and I was blown away by the album. A fantastic experimental album with a nice balance on melody and Ms Jesus' haunting voice. Its sleepy music for late night working or walking the dog across snow bleached fields.

My only criticism is that the songs are all a bit similar. Theres not much variety, but if you are ready for an album of weird ghost-musics; This is for you.
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