December 30, 2008

'08's Music to Love More Than Music: Love More, Pt. 8

Love More (<3)
The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me
Soft and soothing, but to the point where it begins to scare you. The lyrics are nice sounding unless you hear what they say, and you are a little put off. The Notwist are like what Sigur Rós would sound like if they were to try to be a pop band. The album is full of sweet little string compositions and distortion and electronic hip-hop beats underneath a heavy German accented English singer. It's a very chill album that could not have been more masterfully composed.
The Notwist - Good Lies
The Notwist - The Devil, You + Me

Oneida - Preteen Weaponry
Epic noisey jazzy alternative 70's style instrumental Post-rock opera in three 12+ minute parts. They float in and out of several different styles within each part, focusing on crescendos and other such Post-Rock staples. If that doesn't sound like something you'd be interested in, I don't know what more I could possibly say to get you interested.
Oneida - Preteen Weaponry, Pt. 1

Walkmen - You & Me
This album is a very subtle album, which tricked me at first. The first time I went through it I had it on in the background, and I didn't really notice all the subtleties that are abound on each track of this epic, epic album. The guy my band records with talks about this concept that I think he came up with called "The Holy Grail of Recording," basically referring to the idea that something can sound absolutely perfect, and for each band, each producer, each audience member, that holy grail can be completely subjective. I feel like The Walkmen could not have produced this album any better. It sounds absolutely perfect, for them. The sounds float in and out of one's mind as one is slowly put more and more on edge, to the point where, by the end of the album, you're a little uneasy with your surroundings, though you're not quite sure as to why. There is a lot of emotion and pain behind these songs. Or, if not, they certainly know how to make it sound like there is.
Walkmen - Dónde Está la Playa
Walkmen - Canadian Girl

Oppenheimer - Take The Whole Midrange And Boost It
A very cute and Mega Pop album. So pop it'll make your teeth hurt.
Oppenheimer - Major Television Events
Oppenheimer - I Don't Care What Anyone Says About You, I Think You're Alright

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