NRNFLG aka Cambogiafalzo
Great album, listening to it, it's an experience. A journey through different sounds and mood. Perfect, imho, for people who love meditation.
Favorite track: Glimpses Across Thunder.
I like this much more their their previous, more conventional sounding disco/dance singles. This is more sophisticated and reminds me of "Dance On Vaseline"-era David Byrne.
Favorite track: Glimpses Across Thunder.
I bought this album because I heard a 30-second Instagram clip of a gig they had a few years ago and was SPELLBOUND. I LOVE Franz Ferdinand and had started noticing the band because I'd read that Paul Thomson is a part of it. His percussion and drumming are just...BEYOND dope. This album is the most entrancing work and so great if you just need to space out and dance.
“Our time has begun…” Sinking Into A Miracle is the debut album by Glasgow’s AMOR, a quartet of musical travellers exploring the sonic open-ended-ness of dance music. Following two critically acclaimed 12” Single releases, Sinking Into A Miracle is a fully developed treatise on ecstasy and transcendence. Here, Richard Youngs, Michael Francis Duch, Paul Thomson and Luke Fowler are more honed, razor sharp in focus and timing, testing their instrumental prowess on condensed song structures and new, enlightened feelings of expansive hope and bliss. From the outset it’s an ambitious yet ultimately inclusive journey they are embarking on. Recorded to 24-track tape at Chem 19 and mixed by Paul Savage and Richard McMaster (Golden Teacher), Sinking Into A Miracle retains the elastic grooves of Paradise and Higher Moment, the group’s previous single releases, but relinquishes the classic Philadelphia International tinged sound in favour of more looser rhythmic patterns. There are new depths to the compositions ; a more free-flowing approach to percussion and deft experiments in hybridity, making for a full and rounded, emotionally tinged record. Indeed, there are times when AMOR sound like the lost house band from David Mancuso's Loft parties: Richard Youngs’ uplifting, gospel tinged lyrics talk about moving beyond, universal truths, sailing through the horizon. It’s a wide-eyed optimism Mancuso would perhaps have approved of and which is embroidered with spectral details that begs to be auditioned on large, tweaked out sound-systems. On Glimpses Across Thunder, Youngs’ piano chords echo early Blue Nile atmospherics before the band take the song into a funked, minor chord territory that feels endlessly searching, never to resolve. Opener Phantoms Of The Sun relies on Duch’s sublime bass line to drive a dubbed out track complete with a utopian flute refrain. Full Fathom Future stomps relentlessly forward on the back of Thomson’s percussion-heavy groove before collapsing into a moving three chord epilogue played on droning string instruments. Heaven Among The Days introduces a more robotic groove to the album, with a short bass refrain bouncing off stripped drum triggers, its dark rhythms reminiscent of the proto-House tracks that were trademarked by Chicago DJ Ron Hardy. Whilst Youngs contemplates the prospect of heaven in our daily lives Fowler's gliding synthesiers chords underline the more devotional potential of AMOR's music. Sinking Into A Miracle ends with the sublime, Truth Of Life the most expansive and transporting of these compositions. Here the studio as instrument is used to full effect, with the rhythm section in full flow as the melodic elements are twisted, delayed, swaddled in tape echo, delaying gratification before a full, thrilling drop into blissful pleasure.
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I mean what else can you really say here? The more sludgy, stoner and druggy as Pigsx7 gets... they always find new ways to electrify my mind. Case in point: "Rubbernecker." A little Sleep here, some Jane's Addiction there and the Melvins everywhere - Pigsx7 still stand on their own. Seriously, this record is as good as that cover is bad haha. bcb723
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Wow, wow, wow, when this track came out of my boxes for the very first time, no joke, any higher dimensional warm stream went through my body and my hands started clapping after the first bar without thinking about clapping before! It just happened. Unbelievable! porinski