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This review is from: Let The Blind (Audio CD)
Not as good as the reviews in the music press would have you believe. It's quite pedestrian and if you stripped away the effects and experimentalism, you'd be left with some vague plodders. My overwhelming impression was "this guy cannot write a tune". But you have to have more than a willingness to be leftfield.
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Initial post: 30 Mar 2008 13:12:39 BDT
Mr. M. D. Opland says:
"if you stripped away the effects and experimentalism" clearly this reviewer has missed the whole point, thats like saying 'this painting is crap, if you take away all the acrylics its just a blank canvas'
In reply to an earlier post on 30 Jun 2008 09:20:59 BDT
Dr Zen says:
No, I think I get the point, which is to overlay some very very thin songs with effects, burbles and bullsht, and try to pass it off as "art" as a vague substitute for actually being any good.
Posted on 3 Jul 2008 11:46:20 BDT
Sick Mouthy says:
Some people like songs, some people like sounds - no one is better or more important than the other. Sure, combining the two is fantastic, but dismissing either one out of hand seems disingenuous.
In reply to an earlier post on 20 Jul 2008 05:43:52 BDT
Dr Zen says:
I like experimental music as much as the next person, but all too often it's a cloak for lack of talent. And these are songs, of a sort, rather than ambient mood pieces. You'd compare this with the Microphones (brilliant), not Autechre (also brilliant).
The other guy didn't get my point. It's not about the materials that you use; it's about what you're painting, and ultimately, whether you're any good at it. These are just plodding, boring songs that are swathed in effects and experimentalism to cover for a fundamental lack of ideas. I don't have any problem with using effects and experimentalism, but the lack of ideas is fatal.
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