Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Lovesliescrushing, Love Lies Crushing, Loveliescrushing|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Listen to Samples
Ambient Guitar Noise Done the Right Way
E. Sajor | in my shop | 10/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First of all I just would like to say that the reason this album is 18 tracks long is because there are about five 30-60 seconds experimental guitar sound clips distributed all over the album, this acts a sort of transition from one track to next, they sound really experimental mostly composed clicks and noises alike.
So, if you're previewing the sound examples and have come across something really bizzare chances are these are one of them.
The songs in this album are all about 5-9 minutes long, and you really have to listen from the start until the end to truely appreciate the proggression. After listening to this album for the first time it is evident that "My Bloody Valentine's Loveless" album was all over it but in just a much more ambient feel.
Standout tracks are Valerian, Xarella Almandyne, Flowered Smother which are all sound like free flowing guitar soundscapes made to sound like a synth along with ambient noises coupled with Milissa Arpin's voice; it really is stunning.
The last 5 tracks in the album will just mesmirize you until the end of the album, my favorite track of all has to be "Ghosts That Swirl" it is an 8 minute epic that starts off sounding like a horrible guitar sound from a bad amp in a thunder storm but ends up sounding like something that "My Bloody Valentine" and "Sigur Ros" made together, a truely remarkable piece that sends you off perfectly to the goodbye sounds of "Mother of Pearl"
All I can say is that give this album a chance you won't regret it."
Travis Miller | Shepherdstown, WV United States | 08/12/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Recipe for "Xuvetyn": Take the mellower tracks from My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" and put them in a blender with Cocteau Twins' "Victorialand" (the so-called "ambient album"). Add a handful of psychedelic mushrooms and puree until smooth. Serve chilled.This really is a nice album; though MBV is an obvious point of reference, "Xuvetyn" doesn't feel derivative. I hear elements of shoegazer, ambient, psychedelia, tasteful goth (yes, there is such a thing!), and space rock, but Lovesliescrushing manage to avoid cliché (despite my tongue-in-cheek recipe).Billowing clouds of heavenly noise, silken but indecipherable female vocals, wordless songs of love and heartbreak, crescendos that sound like God breaking down into tears...it gets REALLY noisy at times, even more so than "Loveless", but it's a blissful sort of noise. There are no drums, no hooks, no overt "message" - just rich textures and gorgeous melodies. And really, that's all you need."
Micah Newman | Fort Worth, TX United States | 07/21/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This stuff is not for everybody. But if you're into texture and atmosphere, lovesliescrushing just might push your button. My taste in music has just gotten more and more exotic as time goes on, so this stuff fits my bill pretty dead-on. Here's where they come from, as I see it: where 'shoegazer' bands such as My Bloody Valentine use fairly traditional rock instrumentation, but with wildly processed and distorted guitar sounds and textures, llc takes just the textures and makes 'songs' out of them. Nothing else in the world sounds like they do. _Xuvetyn_ actually sounds more relaxed and serene to me than the more choppy _bloweyelashwish_, their previous release. There are so many beautiful, gorgeous pieces here, in such a unique and overwhelming brand of beauty. "blooded and blossom-blown", "flowered smother", and "ghosts that swirl" are absolutely breathtaking. I can't get enough of this stuff, and I sure hope there's more where it came fr! om!"