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Bitcrush / Shimmer And Fade
Album:Shimmer And Fade Collection:General
Artist:Bitcrush Added:08/2008
Label:N5MD 

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Add Date:2008-09-28 Pull Date:2008-11-30 
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Album Review
Gears
Reviewed 2008-09-23 
Excellent dreamy postrock by a recent a-file denizen. Wide-ranging electronic drum beats, from idm to triphop, soaring spacey guitars and treated keyboards and bass and distant dreamy vocals. Songs very similar (and very good) throughout. For fans of My Bloody Valentine, Eno, M83, Tortoise, Boards of Canada.

Track picks: 3,5,8,10,11 *** No FCCs ***

1. noisy intro with feedback, fades out
2. treated guitar sounds at intro, then beat, bass and ethereal soaring keyboards, tempo increase towards the end
*3. more rock sounding, kind of post-punky bass, more upbeat, very pretty
4. slow dreamy start, picks up @2:40
*5. beautiful sad melody, kind of waltzy drums, ends abruptly @-0:09
6. another quiet start, beat enters and then it picks up @3:40
7. kettle thumping sample (?) and treated bass sound then beat picks up and song soars to the heavens
*8. chilly keyboard sound, ethereal, pretty like the rest, starts building up at @3:00, great!
9. sparse treated keyboard sounds at intro, then triphop beat and some vocals, quiet piano ending
*10. more upbeat, almost poppy, like the jesus and mary chain
*11. throbbing keyboard sound intro, builds up to a dark, dirty beat, very nice
12. alt take of track 4, similar, but with different sounding drums


Track Listing
1.Shimmer 7.Have You Lost Your Way?
2.Aventious 8.And We Fade
3.No Bridge No Water 9.White Flag Song
4.The Missing 10.When Swallowing Becomes Difficult
5.Every Sunday 11.The Destruction Of Self
6.Waiting For Something 12.The Missing (Alt Version)