AOTW - H2H Week 2 - BURIAL - "UNTRUE"

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AOTW - H2H Week 2 - BURIAL - "UNTRUE"

Post by The Boss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:15 am

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I was in a weird place when I first heard this album. I was happy with a great job, earning lots of money, surrounded by tons of friends, partying all the time, working out, hiking, writing, making music, enjoying my girlfriend in a foreign country - but there was something around the edges of my life that was starting to get dark.

Nagging doubts about the future. Looking at myself in the mirror each day and not liking what I saw. Alcohol becoming an even bigger problem. Uncertainty with the future of my relationship.

Finding this album at that time perfectly encapsulated what was going through my head. I'd often go home from partying and making music with my friends by myself well after the sun was up, with a bag full of Guinness and cigarettes, and just stare out the window while listening to this. The ebb and flow of the glimmering hope, the constant resignation, and the unending sense that I was so very small, so scared, and so not sure of anything.

At times "UNTRUE" feels so utterly devoid of hope and love, it's almost suffocating. And then it'll slowly turn a corner, and the sun will start to rise.

Despite its dark overtones, I've always found this to be an incredibly interesting and good album. It's also one of the rare albums where you're completely comfortable listening to it at the club, or chilling out at 10:00pm after work. It has a unique dynamic that makes it both danceable, and chillable (NEW WORD!).

I know I've talked up this album before, and indeed, probably posted it. Now hopefully people give it a solid listen and see what I see in it.

Enjoy the ride. I'm ecstatic to be able to share this with you.
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Re: AOTW2 - BURIAL - "UNTRUE"

Post by not tyson » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:22 am

I'll review it after work.

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Post by The Boss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:25 am

Aight.

NOTE: I originally BLOOD AND TIME - "AT THE FOOT OF THE GARDEN" or BRENDAN PERRY - "ARK". But I couldn't find either of them as full albums.

So I went with another "B".
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Post by not tyson » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:28 am

I can see this album being a go to album after a big night out, had a few pingers, you're slowly coming down but you want that euphoria you were just experiencing to last just a little more. You're sipping a beer, deep in thought trying not to chew into your cheek. You're breathing deep but not even noticing it. Things just seem down and this music is just escalating the feeling. A few brief moments of euphoria escape but they are getting less and less frequent. The sun is rising and your eyes are starting to get heavy. You lay down and spoon with your significant other, holding onto something tangible as the fun you had the night before starts to dissipate, while this album slowly lulls you into an uncomfortable sleep, a semi unconsciousness. You wake up a few hours later, scattered as fuck, looking 10 years older, but it's ok, you're 24, you've got your whole life ahead of you, a beautiful woman by your side and a great job, party hard dude.

Yeah fuck this album, downer indeed.

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Re: AOTW2 - BURIAL - "UNTRUE"

Post by The Boss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:37 am

Not Tyson wrote:I can see this album being a go to album after a big night out, had a few pingers, you're slowly coming down but you want that euphoria you were just experiencing to last just a little more. You're sipping a beer, deep in thought trying not to chew into your cheek. You're breathing deep but not even noticing it. Things just seem down and this music is just escalating the feeling. A few brief moments of euphoria escape but they are getting less and less frequent. The sun is rising and your eyes are starting to get heavy. You lay down and spoon with your significant other, holding onto something tangible as the fun you had the night before starts to dissipate, while this album slowly lulls you into an uncomfortable sleep, a semi unconsciousness. You wake up a few hours later, scattered as fuck, looking 10 years older, but it's ok, you're 24, you've got your whole life ahead of you, a beautiful woman by your side and a great job, party hard dude.

Yeah fuck this album, downer indeed.
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Post by not tyson » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:43 am

At least it got a emotive response from me, so props for that.

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Post by The Boss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:45 am

"Emotive response" or "Reminding Crow once again that he'll never be truly happy with life ever"?

Hmmm, we'll let the audience decide this one. ;)
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Post by not tyson » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:48 am

Everything's not always about you bro.

Most of the time yeah, but sometimes . . .

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Post by The Boss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:55 am

I know. :lol:

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Post by liz » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:41 am

I didn't listen the whole way through because I'm not currently on pingers.
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Post by The Boss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:47 am

liz wrote:I didn't listen the whole way through because I'm not currently on pingers.
In the hope that you may have contributed something cool to the conversation, I clicked on "Display Post".

I think you need to read up on drug laws in South Korea. At no point have I ever listened to this album on MDMA; nor would I feel the need to.

I was under the impression that I explained quite well why I'd chosen this album.

While what Tyson said was (to me) incredibly apt, there is no reason why this album should be treated as anything related to illicit substances.

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Post by not tyson » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:51 am

I never meant to imply it was an album to listen to coming down off pingers, it's an album about coming down off whatever or just feeling down in general.

Listening to this ON pingers makes no fucking sense.

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Post by liz » Mon Mar 17, 2014 8:02 am

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liz wrote:I didn't listen the whole way through because I'm not currently on pingers.
In the hope that you may have contributed something cool to the conversation, I clicked on "Display Post".

I think you need to read up on drug laws in South Korea. At no point have I ever listened to this album on MDMA; nor would I feel the need to.

I was under the impression that I explained quite well why I'd chosen this album.

While what Tyson said was (to me) incredibly apt, there is no reason why this album should be treated as anything related to illicit substances.

Thanks for your rating and contribution. Most of all, thank you for listening.
Don't get all personally butt hurt but I was not really that interested in why you chose the album but the album itself. There is some music that I can and have appreciated on pingers that otherwise would have left me cold. I think this may have improved with some substance abuse which as you know is not legal here either so I presume I am speculating.
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Post by hellboy » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:21 am

One third of the way in, and I'm pretty sure I'll never listen to this again.

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Post by The Boss » Mon Mar 17, 2014 10:38 am

hellboy wrote:One third of the way in, and I'm pretty sure I'll never listen to this again.
No worries, mate. Thanks for giving it a go.
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Post by Kittaan » Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:48 pm

Thoughts on this AOTW:

Canned, repetitive, uninspired percussion and samples throughout.
Mumbled, disjointed "vocals"
This definitely creates a vibe, but what a downer of a vibe it is.

I would never actively seek this out again.

Also: Why the hell did they include a picture of Thom Yorke on the YT vid?

On to Tyson's pick.
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Post by The Boss » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:14 am

Kittaan wrote:Thoughts on this AOTW:

Canned, repetitive, uninspired percussion and samples throughout.
Mumbled, disjointed "vocals"
This definitely creates a vibe, but what a downer of a vibe it is.

I would never actively seek this out again.

Also: Why the hell did they include a picture of Thom Yorke on the YT vid?

On to Tyson's pick.
So, my review of your choice last week had NOTHING to do with your review of mine this week?
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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:17 am

So I came back to this today to finish off what I started last night. It's surprise no one to hear this isn't a genre I have much love for, but that aside, I really don't think it offered anything interesting. It seems overly repetitive to me.

3/10

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Post by not tyson » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:23 am

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Kittaan wrote:Thoughts on this AOTW:

Canned, repetitive, uninspired percussion and samples throughout.
Mumbled, disjointed "vocals"
This definitely creates a vibe, but what a downer of a vibe it is.

I would never actively seek this out again.

Also: Why the hell did they include a picture of Thom Yorke on the YT vid?

On to Tyson's pick.
So, my review of your choice last week had NOTHING to do with your review of mine this week?
Yeah this head to head thing was a great idea, here come the recriminations!

Personally I feel we are more mature than that and are giving honest opinions.

But I tend to put a lot of faith in people.

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Post by The Boss » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:39 am

That's what I hoped, too.

Hellboi doesn't stand a chance next week.
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Post by Kittaan » Tue Mar 18, 2014 12:52 am

The Boss wrote:So, my review of your choice last week had NOTHING to do with your review of mine this week?
All joking aside, no. Not even a little bit. Look at my previous reviews. I am not, have never, and will never be a fan of the overuse of canned percussion and repetitive sampling. That was my primary turn off, but the vocal effects/choices were right up there as well.

We will all be biased by our taste in music, but I like a fairly wide variety of genres. Despite my bias AGAINST electronic music/samples/canned drums, etc, there are a number of records I dig that rely heavily on them. Your pick was not one of them.

If I liked your pick, your review of mine wouldn't have stopped me from telling you. I just wish you (and others) would give a little more feedback on your opinion.

For me, this doesn't provide much to understand where you're coming from:
The Boss wrote:Smug, wimpy French dude playing jazz violin?
Wow, where do I begin.
There was nothing about this that I either liked, or hadn't heard before.
Not much left to say.
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Post by hellboy » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:08 am

Any reason the picks can't be posted without telling us who selected them? Not that I'm suggesting that people are biased, but that may help take any dispute out of the equation...

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Post by not tyson » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:13 am

People PM HB their picks, he creates the threads, problem solved.

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Post by liz » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:27 am

Crow your choice sucked. Grow up. I can assure you if I had liked it I would have said so.
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Post by Ravenpig » Tue Mar 18, 2014 2:00 am

The Boss wrote: Hellboi doesn't stand a chance next week.
Challenge accepted
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