|Illuha / Shizuku|
|Add Date:||2012-03-10||Pull Date:||2012-05-12||Charts:||Classical/Experimental|
|Week Ending:||6 May||29 Apr||22 Apr||8 Apr||1 Apr||25 Mar||18 Mar|
|1.||Feb 11, 2015:||minimum entropy |
|4.||Jan 02, 2013:||2012 Top Classical/Experimental Albums i |
|2.||Aug 27, 2014:||minimum entropy |
|5.||Aug 01, 2012:||minimum entropy |
|3.||Mar 12, 2014:||minimum entropy |
|6.||Jul 26, 2012:||minimum entropy ii |
Serenading, forlorn ambient: distant washes of acoustic instruments layered over/under found-sound, blipping synth tones, and even cello and spoken word from guest performers in the first few tracks. The sad, pretty melodies all resonate in a giant open space—fans of A Winged Victory For The Sullen will enjoy the effect of recording in a church (this one in Bellingham instead of Berlin). Very gorgeous, melancholy, yet somehow warm and comforting at the same time.|
RIYL A Winged Victory, The Talking Book… hell, even the Lickets
(FCC clean as far as I know, but I can’t be sure about the Japanese on track 3)
1. ***Super sad and gloomy arpeggios from various stringed instruments, slow and spacious guitar strumming; satellite signals
2. Achingly gorgeous ambient piano ballad with chirping birds and windchimes
3. Eerie, haunting echoes of dark sounds swirl around, later becoming a meditative backgrond for some Japanese poetry.
4. Light pretty piano, mostly major chords, some echoing cymbals and basement noises
5. ***Numbing, ethereal soundscapes of piano, twinkling bells, field recording of a horse walking down a beach.
6. ***Lush, relaxing piano and organ over jittery found-sound collages.