Hung Medien. ARIA Charts. Pandora Archive. Retrieved 29 December Retrieved 23 July Retrieved 13 March Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved 9 November Official Charts Company. Prometheus Global Media. Australian Recording Industry Association. Archived from the original on 9 April Retrieved 9 January Archived from the original on 27 September Retrieved 23 December Archived from the original on 7 January The most frustrating thing about An Awesome Wave is its tentativeness. Alt-J have also been Talbot Deru Genus to Wild Beastsand while there's a superficial similarity between both bands' oddly voiced singers, when Wild Beasts hold back-- as they did on the majestic Smother -- it's because they know that priapism would be inappropriate at that particular moment.
In Alt-J's case, there was never any vim to quash in the first place. The second of the record's three interludes is a finger-picked acoustic guitar melody, played over field recordings of The bleep of a lorry reversing prompts a woman to comment, "It's good today.
Most advanced. Things only get better from then on in. Such an adept balance of craft and creativity has proved beyond many a musical mastermind, so the fact Alt J An Awesome Wave Alt-J are Alt J An Awesome Wave proves they are already ahead of the pack. They're a band many will say are rife with promise, but the reality is that much of that has already been realised.
Indeed if they maintain this upward trajectory it's almost frightening to think what a force Alt J An Awesome Wave could become. It may, of course turn out to be a false dawn, but you'll be hearing about An Awesome Wave a whole lot more until Alt J An Awesome Wave successor does appear.
Tweet Recent reviews by this author. Lapsley Understudy. RM Hubbert First and Last. This Is All Yours. On 91 Music Lists. Add a Comment. AliW September 24th Comments. I just sent it back and hopefully the one they're sending back a one that sounds properly. After reading some reviews saying the quality of this pressing was poor I was very skeptical of buying it.
I'll note the packaging is gorgeous however after putting this on my turntable for first time I also noticed the bad quality of the pressing. I thought, damn, poor purchase. After spending the night fiddling with my turntable I Alt J An Awesome Wave there wasn't enough weight on my stylus. I changed it to the appropriate weight and put on this record. Man, did my opinion change of this pressing. Various Black Is Soul Pama Singles Collection Volume One it's a little bass heavy Pharaoh Sanders Pharaoh, I don't notice any compression or distortion.
I just changed the amount of bass on my Amplifier and it's great! I recommend this album, doesn't sound spectacular however it is much better Alt J An Awesome Wave these reviews suggest. Any one else have issues with this pressing? A few of my friends and I had problems with the discs being warped and skipping and I was wondering if anyone else had Alt J An Awesome Wave issue or if it was somehow just a Alt J An Awesome Wave incident.
Purchased through Amazon and Alt J An Awesome Wave disappointed in the warp and surface noise. New Vinyl is just poorly made these days. I really wish they would have pressed this lp at another pressing plant. URP are terrible. I plan on returning my lp. I bought mine on amazon. No skipping though. It plays fine with some crackling noises. I LOVE this album. One of my favorites of all time, for sure.
Anyone else notice this? Writers need a certain level of intelligence if their songs are to hold any form of resonance, and yet the sharpest tools are all too often grounded by a will to exercise their own intellect at the expense of listenablity.
With this in mind, it's perhaps unsurprising that the public remains a little suspicious of outward brain boxes, so the fact Alt-J have been embraced with open arms speaks volumes of what they've already achieved. For better or worse, this quartet from Cambridge, obviously! Their name derives from the keyboard instruction used to usher a triangle on a Mac, they operate under the highly dubious 'folktronica' tag, and their songs are filled with obtuse literary references.
All very academic. Alt J An Awesome Wave more, their image is that of a bunch of awkward bespectacled geeks, the likes of which you envisage locked away in a laboratory or returning home splattered with paint from an art course. Inevitably, this whole persona spills over into their music, yet even in its most elaborate moments An Awesome Wave proves a strangely listenable affair.
It's a huge sonic mass of ideas, bubbling with ideas and bustling with originality to the point where one can be made to feel claustrophobic through sheer sensory overload. Packed though it is, this creative streak lends their songs a sustained source of inspiration, rendering even the least eventful passages nothing if not interesting.
The vast majority of this record, however, is far more than interesting. Surpassing your usual perceptions of math wankery, the four-piece also excel in the not so well travelled realms of sapient songwriting.
This is apparent as early as "Tessellate," a thinking man's hit which manages to channel trippy rhythms, pots 'n' Accolade Accolade percussion and Joe Newman's bizarre, nasally voice into an eclectic, dub-bathed triumph. Its hooks are the type that worm their way intrinsically into listener's heads, leaving a lasting impression as opposed to striving for an easier short-term impact.
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