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  • Audio CD (16 July 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Captured Tracks
  • ASIN: B0080HJXIK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 84,882 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Air Conditioning 4:30£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. How Long Have You Known 3:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  8. (Druun Pt. II) 2:46£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Follow 2:45£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Sometime 3:05£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Oshin (Subsume) 3:32£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Doused 3:43£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Home 2:29£0.99  Buy MP3 

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By overskadovers on 5 July 2012
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I had happily stumbled across the band on the Captured Tracks site and loved them straight away. A great mix of guitar, melodies and energy. The songs released gave a great glimpse of the quality of the band's material, but this album is even better! This band deserves great acclaim and success
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Tenpenny on 23 July 2012
Format: Audio CD
I'd not heard of this majestic beast of a record until I was introduced to it by my local record store (thanks Truck Records, Oxford. Moral: support your local record store). It sounds like a whole host of things I've heard before - heads down shoegazing, krautrock's motorik rhythms, the Cocteau's indistinct vocals - and yet it sounds like nothing else. All I can say is that once the waves of arpeggio guitars and pulsating backbeat start to drill their way into your cortex you'll find it as difficult to take off the stereo as I do.
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Oshin is the debut album by DIIV, one of the most exciting bands on the planet at the minute. It was released a couple of years back, it's dreamy hooks, indistinguishable vocals and sublime instrumentation captured the attention of the music buying public. It has a dreamy, mellow mood to it all round, which is contrary to the New Yorkers' chaotic live sets.
Both sides open with two minute long instrumentals, titled Druun pt 1 & 2. Whilst Druun 1 sounds reminiscent of Joy Division's Disorder, the faster paced Druun 2 sounds cosmic and much more unlike anything else you've ever heard.
In terms of sheer highlights, 3 songs stand out; Past Lives, Air Conditioning and Doused. Past Lives' descending melody sounds almost euphoric, but mournful too as frontman Cole Smith goes through one of his finer lyrical moments. Smith's songwriting style throughout is minimalistic, but effective.
Air Conditioning is my personal favourite, and it is the longest song on the LP. It's the moment where DIIV's biggest influences come together to form the perfect blissed-out pop song; the dreamy guitar tones of Ride and the Cocteau Twins merge with the motorik rhythms of Neu! and Amon Duul. Again the lyrics are a really minor part of the song, but when dreamy guitar lines sound like they do on Air Conditioning, singing matters not a jot.
The least dreamy moment on Oshin is Doused. Doused often ends DIIV's live shows for one reason: it sounds like it's about to finish for the duration of it's 220 second runtime. It's a very frantic song, but is easily the records highlight. Devin Perez's repetitive bassline and the fast descending riff too contribute to Oshin's Penultimate track being one of 2012's high points.
Although it lacks dynamic variety elsewhere, catchy pop song How Long Have You Known?
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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Great album, the artwork on the vinyls sleeve is almost worth owning even if the album wasn't so enjoyable - fortunately both are great!
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