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MUSIC, AMBIENCE AND SOUND ART => Other Ambient (and related) Music => Topic started by: Undershadow on February 04, 2008, 01:51:15 PM

Title: Belong
Post by: Undershadow on February 04, 2008, 01:51:15 PM
BELONG: Tour ep
This is to draw Forum-ites attention to a (legitimate) free download of a 3-track ep by the New Orleans-based duo, Belong. Their October Language (Carpark) album came out of nowhere to become a favourite of 2006.
(http://ccrow.net/wp-content/uploads/2007/01/belong.jpg)

The Tour ep is in that blurry spectral guitar-drone ambient style that’s getting the “shoegaze” tag attached to it these days, but what it sounds like to me is the result of a summit meeting between William Basinki, Tim Hecker and Eluvium (Talk Amongst the Trees version) presided over by (Wolfgang Voigt’s) Gas. It has that washed-out sand-blasted swell of noise-harmony that characterises the best work of all the above:

Lovely stuff, and downloadable from a link contained at the bottom of the mini-review here: http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=117&csid2=804&fid1=29660 (http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=117&csid2=804&fid1=29660)


Title: Re: Belong
Post by: Dave Michuda on February 04, 2008, 08:48:53 PM
Alan,

Thanks for the heads-up!  Absolutely gorgeous stuff.
Title: Re: Belong
Post by: Undershadow on February 05, 2008, 01:31:27 AM
Alan,

Thanks for the heads-up!  Absolutely gorgeous stuff.

You're welcome, Dave. I highly recommend October Language, if you enjoyed the ep.                        http://www.carparkrecords.com/october.html (http://www.carparkrecords.com/october.html) (http://www.boomkat.com/media/stock_images/belong-oct.jpg)

Lots of good things were written about this album at the time:

http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/15918-october-language (http://www.pitchforkmedia.com/article/record_review/15918-october-language)
http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=20457 (http://www.boomkat.com/item.cfm?id=20457)
http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/2685 (http://www.dustedmagazine.com/reviews/2685)                                 


Title: Re: Belong
Post by: APK on February 05, 2008, 07:41:42 AM
Yes, thanks for the post, Alan.
Not as +ve as Dave. Found the 3rd track muddy/unappealing, the 1st directionless, but the 2nd, Vowel, worked very well -- has an intimate warmth.