Theologian / Some Things Have To Be Endured
Album: Some Things Have To Be Endured   Collection:General
Artist:Theologian   Added:Jan 2014
Label:Crucial Blast  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-31 Pull Date: 2014-04-04 Charts: Loud, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Mar 16 Mar 2 Feb 16 Feb 9
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
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6. Feb 10, 2014: Deathcrush
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Album Review
The Grunt
Reviewed 2014-01-31
Tags: Dark Ambient, Industrial, Chill Power Electronics, Female Vocals, New York

This album straddles the line between Dark Ambient and Rhythmic Noise to great effect. Kind of a power electronics vibe at times with the vocal monologues. The whole affair is slow, deliberate, and alternatively dark and beautiful. I read someone call this album "rumbling blackened synthcrush" and I thought that fits perfectly. Released on the mighty Crucial Blast, this is a solid album for fans of slow experimental synth / ambient. Released Oct 15 2013.

1.) (4:32) Dark Ambient with a lop-sided beat. Background chants.
2.) + (5:13) Droning light synth ambient with subtle choral moans. Dark but ethereal. VERY LIGHT rhythms creep in near the end. Possible Minimum Entropy.
3.) + + + (8:02) Light rhythmic noise with a lightly distorted beat and subtle weird noises…like if you scratched a piece of metal with electricity in such a way to make a bird sound…also vaguely industrial droning sounds. Fades out at 7:30.
4.) + (4:04) Epic feeling synth ambient with a really sparse slow electronic beat and ephemeral female vox. Synth Shoegaze Feeling - INDIE / GENERAL FOLKS CHECK THIS ONE OUT!!! Last 10 seconds are silence.
5.) + (5:38) Slowly pulsing dark ambient with echoing female monologue buried in the mix. Super sparse beat enters the fray near the end.
6.) + + + (4:49) Lo-fi old-school industrial darkness with jaded female vox and creepy whispers over one-note synth drone and looping lopsided clanking machinery beat. Starts fade out at 4:15.
7.) + + (6:18) Looping noise pulse, slow moving synths, and reverberating deadpan female monologue. Strange and beautiful. No beat.
8.) + + (8:05) Slow and sparse dark-ish ambient with effected-but-understandable female monologue. Builds into lush film-score-esque ambient with a distorted slow muffled syncopated electronic beat.
-The Grunt

Track Listing
1. Black Cavern Myopia   5. Like Love, Only Real
2. Ectothermism   6. The Conjoined Deviant Procession
3. Gore-Stained Ramparts   7. Welcome To The Golden Age Of Beggars
4. Grand Guignol   8. Writhing Corpus Landscape