Abbasi Brothers, The / Something Like Nostalgia
Album: Something Like Nostalgia   Collection:General
Artist:Abbasi Brothers, The   Added:Aug 2008
Label:Dynamophone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-08-31 Pull Date: 2008-11-02
Week Ending: Oct 5 Sep 28 Sep 21 Sep 14 Sep 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 01, 2008: Brownian Motion
Clouds Are Sleeping
4. Sep 10, 2008: Brownian Motion
Stacy's Day Parade
2. Sep 26, 2008: A2Z
Approaching The End
5. Sep 09, 2008: Time Traveler
3. Sep 16, 2008: Time Traveler
6. Sep 07, 2008: Mmmm...Tastes Like Candy
Stacy's Day Parade

Album Review
Ragnar of Ravensfjord
Reviewed 2008-08-23
Really nice beat chilled out ambience, “post-rock” and beats. Some use of feedback and noisy effect but mostly pretty calm. Not far off from Boards of Canada or Autechre at their mellowest. Overall, a very good album. The kind of thing that works well for studying or just chilling out.

((((1)))) Noisy intro then streamlines into a nice layered piece with a thin layer of distortion.
((((2)))) Floating, introspective, lots of repeating chords and sparse beats.
(((((3)))))) Very chill & pretty with big beats and strummy guitar.
((((4))))) Piano, shimmery guitar stuff, not far off from early 4AD stuff like Cocteau Twins or Dif Juz.
(((((5))))) Water then, slow, widely spaced notes and beats eventually gets a bit louder.
(((((6)))))) Trip-hop/ambience, with xylophone, surface noise. “Typical” sounding in a way but still very easy to get into.
((((7)))) Light percussive tone, piano and a few other layers. Glass-like tones as well in the mix.
(((8))) Movie-soundtrack feeling with a lot of out of place cyclical Asian tones via modern technology.
((((9))) Hazy, minimal but a little TOO repetitive.
(((10))) Samples of kids in a playground, acoustic guitar. Too many loose parts and not a whole.
(((11))) Insectoid electronics, church bell tempo and a few plinky piano parts. Decent but recycles some of the earlier ideas too much.
((((12)))) Focused on big beats & guitar sound, fairly common post-rock sound but pretty infectious.
(((13))) Spacious beats and random electronics and guitar chords moving in & out.
((((14)))) Sparse, cyclical, repeating chords all of which tends to make a good blend of sound.
(((((15))))) Static and slightly distorted guitar and piano wavering to and fro. Nice stuff.

Track Listing
1. Stacy's Day Parade   8. Mr. Boe
2. Kompa   9. A Long Weekend
3. Something Like Nostalgia   10. In A Field
4. Camera Flashes Blue   11. Playtime In Spacetime
5. The Way Of The Wanderer   12. Approaching The End
6. Dreams Of The Graffiti Artist   13. Fragments Of Memories As A Child
7. The Social Evening (In 1992)   14. Reprise
  15. Clouds Are Sleeping