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Product details

  • Audio CD (19 Nov. 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Blackest Ever Black
  • ASIN: B009S4QRV0
  • Other Editions: Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,008 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Passed Over Trail
  2. The Last Foundry
  3. Soil And Colts
  4. Exist In The Repeat Of Practice
  5. The Walker In Blast And Bottle
  6. Your Cast Will Tire
  7. The Dimming Of Road And Rights

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Quarter Turns Over A Living Line is the long awaited debut album by Raime. It follows the duo's self-titled 2010 EP and two subsequent 12" singles, 'If Anywhere Was Here We Would Know Where We Are' and 'Hennail'. Moving away from the sample-based strategies that characterised their early work, Joe Andrews and Tom Halstead have looked increasingly to live instrumentation for their first full-length work, mounting intensive recording sessions for percussion, guitar and strings before painstakingly piecing the album together at their home studio. The gothic and industrial signifiers in their music remain, but more submerged and oblique than ever - no less pronounced as influences than jungle's rhythmic dynamism and doom metal's oppressive weight or aspects of techno, modern composition and dub. Quarter Turns Over A Living Line is the first original artist LP on Blackest Ever Black, the young London-based label that has to date released records by Tropic Of Cancer, Regis, Black Rain, Pete Swanson, Cut Hands and others.

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By mj53 on 6 April 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
dark and quite disturbing. Many would find that a turn-off but frightening music scores many points with me and dare I say, cheers me up. Try it.
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Raime's debut album `Quarter Turns Over a Living Line' is a foreboding beast, seven songs full of unsettling melancholic visions. The opening `Passed Over Trail' introduces you to a gothic world of gnarled textures, brutal rhythms and sinister ambience. Each track takes its time, nothing is hurried in a world where all things find their own sense of place, eventually.

`The Last Foundry' is a reworking of an old Raime track called `This Foundry', and its a good example of the subtle developments Raime have made in their music by using more live instrumentation. The sound is stripped to the bone, industrial sounds are set on the outer reaches, slow bursts of doomed noise and bass anger the mood which is already fraught and disturbed. `The Last Foundry' and `The Walker In Blast And Bottle' are the only tracks where the tempo increases from a primal crawl.

`Quarter Turns Over A Living Line' is defined by the exhilarating malevolence of the penultimate track `Your Cast Will Tire', where sluggish scraping industrial textures and scolding bowed guitar strings collide, forging the darkest possible matter. `The Dimming Of Road And Rights' is a fitting end to an absorbing but uncomfortable album.

Theres been such a wealth of great albums in the last few years by many bands which encompass the same funereal combinations of metal, industrial, techno, ambient and drone. 'Quarter Turns Over a Living Line' just misses the mark, it doesn't enhance this particular musical line any further.

Rating: 7/10
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There aren't many artists these days that really push forwards in electronic music and do something new, but this really is something different. It has a moody, dark edge to it which to me bridges the divide perfectly between techno and the more experimental side of electronic music.

If you have not heard anything from the album it might help to understand what it is most similar to. In my opinion this would be Demdike Stare, Roly Porter, Anduin, Vatican Shadow and maybe Emptyset, Anyway, it's slow, driving and very moody.

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Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
I won't write a full review because I have no clue what to say about these sounds, is this music at all? Anyway, I like it. There's no info on the cover or label if this is a 45rpm or 33rpm LP, I tried both, and I like the 45 speed the best. Now bought the CD too, and 33 rpm is the correct speed, and still I like it best at 45 rpm speed :)
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