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When in Vanitas
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Metal
There are lots of big names in the postrock world playing all over this unheralded classic of experimental music: Henry Kaiser, Christoph Heemann, Jim O'Rourke, Thymme Jones, Dylan Possa. And they play exceptionally well, ... more »
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There are lots of big names in the postrock world playing all over this unheralded classic of experimental music: Henry Kaiser, Christoph Heemann, Jim O'Rourke, Thymme Jones, Dylan Possa. And they play exceptionally well, laying down fractured grooves, then subtly dropping delightfully abrasive noise all over the place like some secret jam session between Faust and Shellac. But the production is the real star, as O'Rourke and Steve Albini play dub doctors at the mixing board, recording half the instruments at extreme, Digital Hardcore levels of distortion. The other half of the sounds are recorded at low volume, dropping different elements into the mix and tweaking things in the course of a piece. Recorded in 1994, When in Vanitas is an out-there rock record with the soul of brilliant, forward-thinking electronic music. --Mike McGonigal
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Everett P. (ptv023)
Reviewed on 1/10/2013...
Great record that confidently straddles the experimental wing of post-rock. Jim O'Rourke and guests disassemble rock songs into movements based on physicality and color, rather than groove. Should also appeal to fans of free improv and avant electronics.
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NOISE AIN'T ROCK AND ROLL POLUSION
CHRIS | MALNISIO, ITALIA | 08/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"brise-glace. hmmmmm-- this band has managed to tear apart, reshape, slice and dice any normal idea of what rock music might be. from the opening peice, a collage of sound giving way finally to heavy drums and random guitars, they dig deep into their bag of electronic noise making goodies, constructing thick noise textures and every once in a while some recognisable structure. but when these guys do bring things together, they really hit you hard with it. this is definately an interesting record, and if you stay with the more difficult listening they'll usually reward you with an excellent rock passage or something more listenable."