i rarely feel compelled to write a blog post about a musician or album..
However, it’s been a while since i’ve been so mesmerized listening to a new cd, in this case the second album from irish musician Boxcutter.
I purchased it alongside Untrue, the second album of the mysterious, near-godlike Burial, and while its not bad, its not nearly as good as i had hoped, or expected after hearing quite a lot of hype about it.. (his first was definitely better) Glyphic, however, comes as a very pleasant surprise, as i’d hardly heard anything about Boxcutter before buying this cd.
A bit hard to categorize, (calling this dubstep would be an oversimplification at best), i was strongly reminded of Squarepusher ( his album Feed me weird things in particular) and Aphex Twin in a few of the tracks, but to put it simply, this is a collection of refreshing, atmospheric music that takes about 3 listens to really begin to appreciate (in my book, if you like it too much at first listen, you’ll be bored by the third). This is highly recommended.
Also, the cd art is ridiculously cool..Read 6 comments