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Vallens / Consent
Album:Consent Collection:General
Artist:Vallens Added:06/2016
Label:Hand Drawn Dracula 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-07-04 Pull Date:2016-09-04 
Week Ending:4 Sep28 Aug21 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul24 Jul17 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.May 27, 2017:Ode to Year Two
Dark Tunnel
4.Aug 25, 2016:a strange pursuit
Sins So Vain, Tennessee Haze
2.Dec 16, 2016:Life Aquatic (Best of '16, part 1)
Tennessee Haze
5.Aug 24, 2016:a strange pursuit
Dark Tunnel
3.Sep 03, 2016:Stringless Balloon
6.Aug 20, 2016:Stringless Balloon - Creepy Early Bedtime Stories

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2016-07-02 
Band that describes itself as "goth-gaze". Heavy, decaying, doom-inflected shoegaze in the manner of True Widow and Wax Idols. Glacial, subtly evolving, richly melancholic bliss that's best experienced in an abandoned cathedral at night. Favorites: 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9. No FCCs.

1. (2:16) While You Wait—Haunting piano and reverb.
2. (4:14) ** Drag—True Widow-type shoegaze. Driving, wine-red guitars and steady, plodding beat.
3. (4:11) *** Consent—Sweet bass line and dark gliding guitars. Catchy post-punk jam. Panicked in a restrained way, with a growing sense of finality in the last minute.
4. (3:40) Rosemary—Dark and doomy guitars, heavy, nearing metal territory.
5. (5:59) ** Devour—Richer guitars, brighter, picks up the pace. One minute quavering ambient outro.
6. (3:31) Karen—Spooky, insistent, syncopated. Wanders through all kinds of guitar tones and colors. Wordless until dreamy vocals enter in last minute and a half.
7. (3:51) *** Dark Tunnel—Psychey guitars, rolling and propulsive beat, dreamy pained vocals. Very True Widow.
8. (6:51) * Tennessee Haze—Heavy, churning, grungy shoegaze like Catherine Wheel/Whirr's latest album. Icy ghostlike ambient textures come in abruptly at 5:20. Entering the abyss…
9. (7:03) ** Sin So Vain—Tortured, spoken-word Drop Nineteens "Kick the Tragedy"-esque vocals. Vocals and repetitive solo guitar alternate consistently with a pounding '90s guitar jam.
10. (2:14) Still Need Dreams—Comparatively pop. Dreamy aimless guitars and lyrics. 40 second soft ambient outro.

Track Listing
1.While You Wait 6.Karen
2.Drag 7.Dark Tunnel
3.Consent 8.Tennessee Haze
4.Rosemary 9.Sins So Vain
5.Devour 10.Still Need Dreams