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Protomartyr / Relatives In Descent
Album:Relatives In Descent Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Protomartyr Added:Nov 2017
Label:Domino Recording Company 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-11-12 Pull Date:2018-01-14 
Week Ending:Jan 14Dec 31Dec 24Dec 10Dec 3Nov 19

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 26, 2022:GET PUNK'D
Night-Blooming Cereus
4.Nov 26, 2019:Magnetized Toner: With Guest DJs Pixel and DJ Away
My Children
2.Feb 17, 2020:good boy sweater
Half Sister
5.Oct 28, 2019:baggage claim
A Private Understanding
3.Dec 09, 2019:baggage claim: best of the '10s
A Private Understanding
6.Jan 17, 2018:The Library
A Private Understanding

Album Review
DJ Aporia
Reviewed 2017-11-13 
4th LP from this post-punk group out of Detroit. “Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing.” Dense, uneasy, driving compositions. Highly recommended!

Related: iceage, Preoccupations, Merchandise
Favorites: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12

1. (5:18) ** A Private Understanding—Tense lush guitars, deep snarling almost spoken vox
2. (2:50) * Here is a Thing—Shining guitars, whimsical bass, really interesting groove
3. (3:42) *** My Children—Slowly building intro, gets faster then transforms into an amazing post-punk anthem
4. (1:44) Caitroina—Noisy distorted guitars and fuzz vox for a minute, then more minimal clear guitars and vox
5. (3:43) * The Chuckler—Chiming guitars alternate with somber vox and noisy guitars, some strings, overall moody atmosphere
6. (4:40) ** Windsor Hum—Dark restrained eerie riffs, eventually builds into wall of sound
7. (3:12) Don’t Go to Anacita—Obnoxious in your face punk
8. (3:38) Up the Tower—Monotonous drums, goes nowhere
9. (3:25) Night Blooming Cereus—Slow cavernous synth and vox, glacial atmospheric feeling, excellent drumming kicks in halfway
10. (3:22) Male Plague—Intense throbbing wall of guitars, dual vox
11. (2:43) ** Corpses in Regalia—Churning slowly ascending, some choral vox, bass really drives this one
12. (5:04) * Half Sister—Dense, complex, with moments of light, sustained outro

Track Listing
1.A Private Understanding 7.Don't Go To Anacita
2.Here Is The Thing 8.Up The Tower
3.My Children 9.Night-Blooming Cereus
4.Caitriona 10.Male Plague
5.The Chuckler 11.Corpses In Regalia
6.Windsor Hum 12.Half Sister