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19

Aug

Hall of Fame: Talking Heads - Fear of Music

Fear of Music — despite it’s dark themes of alienation and societal deterioration — was more hook-oriented and danceable than anything the band had put together before. There’s a beautiful tension in the live-recording of a song like “Mind,” where the disco’s walking pace is juxtaposed with swift, calculated guitar riffs. The album almost defines the appeal of ‘repeat listens’; there’s layer upon layer of rhythm, melody, and cunning social criticism.

Hall of Fame: Talking Heads - Fear of Music

Fear of Music — despite it’s dark themes of alienation and societal deterioration — was more hook-oriented and danceable than anything the band had put together before. There’s a beautiful tension in the live-recording of a song like “Mind,” where the disco’s walking pace is juxtaposed with swift, calculated guitar riffs. The album almost defines the appeal of ‘repeat listens’; there’s layer upon layer of rhythm, melody, and cunning social criticism.

18

Aug

Album of the Week: Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

t’s hard to imagine the group creating anything much more massive than their debut, but Foundations of Burden is exactly that, with four of its six songs stretching past 10 minutes apiece. This might make the album sound more intimidating than it is, however. For while their compositions continue to unfold and expand into new and bold terrain, their melodies have never been so strong.

Album of the Week: Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden

t’s hard to imagine the group creating anything much more massive than their debut, but Foundations of Burden is exactly that, with four of its six songs stretching past 10 minutes apiece. This might make the album sound more intimidating than it is, however. For while their compositions continue to unfold and expand into new and bold terrain, their melodies have never been so strong.

12

Aug

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FaltyDL - In the Wild

Where some DJs like to pound listeners with relentless bass and noise, FaltyDL’s excellent synth work, paired with a multitude of other sounds, does the trick nicely. The waves of In The Wild crest high, sink low, and by the time 11th track “Dos Gardenias” comes through — with its mandolin, acoustic guitar and three or four different synth parts — floating along with the album is the only option.

FaltyDL - In the Wild

Where some DJs like to pound listeners with relentless bass and noise, FaltyDL’s excellent synth work, paired with a multitude of other sounds, does the trick nicely. The waves of In The Wild crest high, sink low, and by the time 11th track “Dos Gardenias” comes through — with its mandolin, acoustic guitar and three or four different synth parts — floating along with the album is the only option.

Treble’s Most Anticipated Albums of Fall 2014

11

Aug

Bear In Heaven - Time Is Over One Day Old

Time Is Over One Day Old manages to cast an auditory environment that makes listeners feel like strangers in a strange land. The landscape is foreign and weird. On canvas, it would look like a wash of brilliant and muted colors with nothing very discernible to orient yourself with.

Bear In Heaven - Time Is Over One Day Old

Time Is Over One Day Old manages to cast an auditory environment that makes listeners feel like strangers in a strange land. The landscape is foreign and weird. On canvas, it would look like a wash of brilliant and muted colors with nothing very discernible to orient yourself with.

Album of the Week: FKA Twigs - LP1

LP1 expands Twigs’ sonic palette considerably, using the sparse, slow-moving ether-and-snare approach of EP2 by filling in a few more of the open spaces in her songs — but only by small degrees. Twigs isn’t Beyoncé; she excels at intimacy rather than at grand gestures, and when your homebase is something as stark as “Water Me,” then a little bit of expansion can go a long way.

Album of the Week: FKA Twigs - LP1

LP1 expands Twigs’ sonic palette considerably, using the sparse, slow-moving ether-and-snare approach of EP2 by filling in a few more of the open spaces in her songs — but only by small degrees. Twigs isn’t Beyoncé; she excels at intimacy rather than at grand gestures, and when your homebase is something as stark as “Water Me,” then a little bit of expansion can go a long way.

08

Aug

10 Classic Song Opening Lines

06

Aug

Naomi Punk - Television Man

On Television Man, Naomi Punk often put themselves in the position of making things more difficult for the listener, just when their weird yet intriguing sound starts to make sense.

Naomi Punk - Television Man

On Television Man, Naomi Punk often put themselves in the position of making things more difficult for the listener, just when their weird yet intriguing sound starts to make sense.

05

Aug

Wider Spectrum: An interview with Pallbearer

"We wouldn’t be happy creating something that was stagnant. We needed to be moving forward in a way that made sense, not just for the sake of doing it.”

Wider Spectrum: An interview with Pallbearer

"We wouldn’t be happy creating something that was stagnant. We needed to be moving forward in a way that made sense, not just for the sake of doing it.”