Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Album of the Week (or the post formerly known as New Releases Tuesday)

"StarsofthelidcoverSimply put, this album is a masterpiece..."

Coming from anyone else, I would instantly roll my eyes after reading that statement, but when that statement comes from Kranky, you've got to take notice:

Painstakingly recorded, processed and assembled over the last five years, Stars of the Lid once again deliver a massive work filling two compact discs and three vinyl albums, clocking in at over two hours(!). While most albums of this length would be considered tedious at best, SOTL are arguably the only contemporary composers who can seemingly alter the time-space continuum simply through the playback of their organized sound. They take time itself and stretch, compress and turn it inside out, altering what would otherwise be an arduous test of nerves into an interlude of half awake dreams that ends too soon.

Download: Stars of the Lid - "Apreludes in C Sharp Major"


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