First, David / Privacy Issues
Album: Privacy Issues   Collection:General
Artist:First, David   Added:May 2011
Label:Xi Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-12-18 Pull Date: 2012-02-19 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 19 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8 Dec 25
Airplays: 1 2 4 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 17, 2012: Songs: Cantan
Tell Tale 2.1
4. Jan 14, 2012: Songs: Cantan
The Softening Door
2. Jan 19, 2012: The Solipsist
Aw! / Drawline Spout / Holi Spank, Tell Tale 2.1
5. Jan 13, 2012: Songs: Cantan pt. I
My Veil Evades Detection; My Veil Defies Exhaustion; My Veil And I Divorce
3. Jan 15, 2012: multiple catharses: cancer still sucks
Pipeline Witness Apologies To Dennis
6. Jan 11, 2012: razor's edge
My Veil Evades Detection; My Veil Defies Exhaustion; My Veil And I Divorce

Album Review
tyler haddow
Reviewed 2011-12-10
Review by Tyler Haddow 12/8/11

Three discs of absolutely fantastic drone. There is an impressive array of themes here; no two tracks sound alike, which is an admirable achievement for an album like this. Song structures are surprisingly dynamic with organic, imaginative (albeit slow) transformations. There’s a journey to be found in every track. Highly, highly recommended for bladerunnercore fans. Tracks with asterisks stood out to me, but you can’t go wrong. No FCC’s.

Play this!

~ DISC 1 ~
1. (35:40) A multitude of trebly, often dissonant theremin drones wash in and out. Otherwordly, heavily meditative.
2. (16:07) Overlayed ebow guitar drones create deeper and darker mood. The dissonance is constant and overwhelming.
3.**** (21:43) Epic. A far more diverse set of instruments (crazed electric guitar, violin, prepared piano) gives colorful flair to a droney black abyss. Beautifully crafted, dynamic.

~ DISC 2 ~
1. (1:07) Transistor radio shenanigans.
2.**** (14:53) Atonal computer beeps buzz over brooding tones. Calmly unnerving and subversive.
3.*** (31:22) Slow to develop, but rewarding. Smooth-as-silk modulating drones dissolve into a slow-motion depiction of nanorobot apocalypse.
4. (11:02) Hypnotic, buzzy waves. Fairly straightforward.
5. (2:12) High-pitched synth interplay. Dissonant.

~ DISC 3 ~
1. (41:05) Warm, dark drones are accompanied by curious trombone wails. Tension mounts. Almost jazzy trombone and keyboard improvisation energizes the second half.

Track Listing
1. Zen Guilt/Zen Blame   5. The Softening Door
2. A Bet On Transcendence Favors The House   6. Aw! / Drawline Spout / Holi Spank
3. My Veil Evades Detection; My Veil Defies Exhaustion; My Veil And I Divorce   7. Belt
4. Tell Tale 2.1   8. Happy Beatday
  9. Pipeline Witness Apologies To Dennis