Agriculture / Agriculture
Album: Agriculture   Collection:General
Artist:Agriculture   Added:Aug 2023

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2024-04-28 Pull Date: 2024-06-30
Week Ending: Jun 9 May 19 May 12 May 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2024: On the Warpath
The Glory of the Ocean
4. May 11, 2024: Music Casserole
Look, Pt. 2
2. Jun 08, 2024: Music Casserole
The Glory of the Ocean, The Well
5. May 04, 2024: Music Casserole
The Glory of the Ocean
3. May 12, 2024: flow state
The Glory of the Ocean
6. Dec 13, 2023: Strum, Pick, and Thrash

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2023-08-06
Ecstatic black metal from LA. This is bracing music with extremely fast tempos and crushingly heavy textures. It's also joyous, rapturous, earnest, richly harmonic, immense. The band says they're "inspired by the glory of the ocean." They sound like they're giving everything they've got, as if this music could bring all people back into harmony with the forces of nature. Bassist/vocalist Leah B. Levinson is also a poet and a writer for the wonderful newsletter Tone Glow, and drummer Kern Haug was previously in emo experimentalists Young Jesus. RIYL Deafheaven, Nuvolascura, State Faults, Liturgy, Sumac, Midwife, Botanist. Favorites: 1, 2, 3. No FCCs detected.

1. *(8:08)—Lovely, lonely pedal steel for the first minute. The band crashes in at a molasses-slow tempo, triumphant and gorgeous. Sudden shift to full speed when vocals enter, then to a doomier and scarier passage, then to psychedelic thrash, and finally straight-up black metal again.
2. *(1:55)—Slow. Solo electric guitar and gentle singing. Lonely and pretty, yearning. See the next track for the black metal rendition.
3. *(2:11)—Fast. At full blast from the first second, and stays that way except for five seconds of sax soloing from Patrick Shiroishi.
4. (5:47)—Fast. Again, blast beats from the start. Start/stop drums. Keeps climbing and climbing before a tense mid-tempo breakdown and a slow, dire ending.
5. (6:24)—Fast. More blast beats, fast intertwining guitars. Rises and rises into a crazy roar. All stops, except a lone kick drum, before crashing in again.
6. (6:53)—Fast. Full-tilt blast beats and grand guitars. Intermission with overdriven bass, then back to 11. Fades out. "Outside my window is a tree! I look forward to seeing it in the morning when I rise!"

Track Listing
1. The Glory of the Ocean (8:08)   4. Look, Pt. 2 (5:47)
2. The Well (1:55)   5. Look, Pt. 3 (6:24)
3. Look, Pt. 1 (2:09)   6. Relier (6:51)