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Condors

8 Feb. 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: 8 Feb. 2010
  • Release Date: 8 Feb. 2010
  • Label: Monotreme Records
  • Copyright: 2010 Monotreme Records
  • Total Length: 31:26
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  • ASIN: B0031NHDYY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 166,029 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gannon on 3 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Now that dubstep has gone overground, it pays to be careful with reviews like this. Fanboys are likely to reject hybrids such as Nedry, and be equally vehement in their condemnation of reviewers who don't know their steppin' onions.

Nevertheless, it is worth stating that most listeners' exposure to the movement has been limited to trendy remixes by the likes of Skream, perhaps to cursory appreciation of Burial's Mercury-nominated Untrue and maybe to the odd nod and shuffle at some genre-specific nightspot. However, this is on the change.

The xx included the lightest flourishes of dub into their minimal mash-up of guitars, R&B and electronic pop. These New Puritans have taken a more aggressive stance on their widely-hailed Hidden. Combining Kid A and Amnesiac-style beats, they layer near-tribal and/or junglistic rhythms onto synthesised, heavy bass pulses. And now Nedry have delved back further into time to bring together Portishead-type influences with this most distinct electronic shift of recent years.

That it all works so seamlessly is first testament to Beth Gibbons and company and shows how far ahead of the curve they were, and secondly to Nedry themselves. They may not win fans amongst the diehard stepping community, but they'll gain plenty from elsewhere.

Inevitably there will be comparison to The xx.
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By R. Shaikh VINE VOICE on 5 Jun. 2010
Format: Audio CD
I do like my dubstep. I like lots of different stuff but dubstep has been the only recent genre to really get to me. Lately things have got stale. But this is a good thing usually. The copyists will die out or move on, some will go off in tangents, experiment, explore. The faithful will continue to produce great underground tunes. So I'm on the look out for something new, a post-dubstep era where the music goes into new realms. A mash up of different styles or coming at it from a rock angle, or not really understanding it just being inspired by it.

Do Nedry fit into this bracket? I had to play this a couple of times to unlock it. I thought it was all over the place, no focus, no hope. Then I started to get the hooks, the Bjork like wailing / sighed vocals, the beats, the simple guitar instrumentation, then the bass kicks in like it should do and everything is alright. A42 in particular should make dubstep a more visible sound to the ears of the unenlightened. Another favourite would have to be Squid Cat Battle which fulfills the dirtier more twisted vibe. The bass wobbles as it should do. I like this album and recommend it to those who have an adventurous streak in them and like taking chances. You only live once.
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By Téému on 3 May 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Definitely one of the better electronic albums that I own. There is
really nothing much bad to say about this album. Maybe that it is
amazingly short, Only 8 tracks of which two are about two minutes
in length. Other one is that the end of the album (Condors & Swan
Ocean) lacks dynamic sound and clear song construct.

But it's a double edged sword: Being short, it is also very easy
and enjoyable to listen through, and makes the album very complete.
Short interlude, Four Layers of Pink, is very good at letting the
listener take a breath after two great opening tunes.

The vocalist's voice is very beautiful, soaring and hovering lightly
in the air like a condor. Production is excellent. Bass is soft and
ample. Squid Cat Battle uses guitars excellently. the end of the album
is dreaming and athmospheric. Condors (song) makes you think of vast
canyons.

All in all, a very balanced and good album - excellent value for your
money.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By N. Cherian on 14 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
These guys are simply amazing!.. The perfect blend of post-rock and dubstep with beautiful vocals by Ayu Okakita. Worth the price for the opener "A42" alone, but that's just the start of a hypnotic journey.
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Amazon.com: 1 review
Solid but uneven 17 Nov. 2010
By bowery boy - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Condors opening track, A42, is a mind-boggling amazing experience: fuzzed out bowel quivering bass, trip hop beats and Ayu Okakita's throaty, snarly vocals. If you didn't know this was Nedry you would be hard pressed to believe it wasn't a new bjork track and that's possibly the highest compliment I can pay any musical artist.

However, after such a strong start to the disc none of the other songs live up to the intensity or complexity of A42. That track is a tough act to follow. The remainder of the disc is a solid yet uneven listen that reminds me less of bjork and quite a bit more of esthero (in a good way).

If you're looking for a fresh take on triphop, Nedry's condors is it. 4 stars for A42 alone.
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