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Luxury Problems

October 29, 2012 | Format: MP3

$7.92
Also available in CD Format
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I know very little about 'Dub Techno' so I'll keep this review rather short. If you like electronic music that feels unsettling and nefarious than you really should check out Luxury Problems. The atmosphere on this album is created by Alison Skidmore's sonorously looped vocals that are deftly shaped around a 4/4 pulse of cold hi hats and dark ruminative bass. It's a claustrophic experience to listen to this from start to finish, but a necessary one if you want to unlock the menacing power contained within these 50 minutes.
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By Trevorw24 on November 10, 2012
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This album is masterful. It's the best in this realm that I've heard since "Replica" by OPN. I'll be enjoying this one for a while. Stott's work has only improved over time, and will only.
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I hesitate to cast such a pall over the golden child of the dub techno world of 2012, but I did not find this album as compelling as was suggested. To clarify, I am not a frequent dub techno listener, but after reading this was the "headphone album of the year", I picked this up when it dropped to $6, high hopes included. My electronic impulses typically lead me to the likes of Burial, Shlohmo, Nosaj Thing, Clams Casino, and the Tri Angle Records roster. This album was not as melodic or welcoming as the likes of them, but it may be for you. Stream it where you can, as the bookends (especially single "Numb") are friendlier than the middle passage.
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A four part formula: High end headphones. A Dark room. A mind altering substance. This album. Bliss... Luxury Problems has a great sense of space and some juicy bass/beats to move you along through the droned out synth swirls. Drink up.
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3rd release from Manchester, England artist is an invitation to hypnotic immersion in an alternate
soundscape world. Recorded in Heaven, where something is ever-so-slightly off, "Luxury
Problems" is the sound of angels working their way through rumbling demonic temptations, via
repetition and reinforcement of the celestial dance atmosphere. The light & airy, but eerily
haunting, voice of Alison Skidmore glides on an elevated plane while lower realm grunts and
burbles abound, sometimes steered by earthy trip-hop rhythms, sometimes suspended over an
endless, inviting cavern of darkness. Angelic sensuality and below-the-earth, beat-driven tribal
menace are all wrapped in a provocatively gauzy, atmospheric sheen of David Lynch-ian beauty
and terror. It's an inherently spiritual electronic domain, where the nature of the spirits isn't
always apparent, but the beauty & power of their grasp is unavoidable. Reminiscent of Fever
Ray, Matthew Dear, Vladislav Delay, Gazelle Twin, Sigur Ros, American Horror Story soundtrack.
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The sadness of the vocals that permeate "Numb," the opening track of Andy Stott's LUXURY PROBLEMS, gives way to the dark chugging that grounds the track, while the more operatic vocals of "Lost and Found" find their home in a twisted funhouse of sound, even as it suddenly cuts into the gonging tones and sludgey funk of "Sleepless." Stott is all about the atmosphere, and he delivers that in spades. The folksy vocals of "Hatch The Plan" come up against a wall of the thick stuff, whereas "Expecting" starts with the grind and doesn't let up. The title track has an undeniable groove, and while it isn't as dark as the rest of the album, offers its own charms. "Up the Box" is a rhythmic workout, almost all breaks, indeed breaking with tradition, and "Leaving" end the album with a chorus of voices, A fascinating and enthralling album, through and through.
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A lot of dark techno is either too hard, too mechanical or soulless. This is something really different. Luxury Problems builds upon and dramatically expands the foundations of earlier EPs where Stott dropped the tempo to critical acclaim. The BPMs here remain slow, there are loads of samples that make clear Stott's reference points fall closer to hip hop and funk than industrial or drone. Listen closely to the distorted vocal samples in "Sleepless" to hear what I mean. The comparisons to early Burial are not far off the mark. The tracks with the female vocals provide a truly beautiful contrast to the dark and drearier under current. If you want to know what is at the forefront of electronic dance music right now, it is this.
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Andy stott has changed the face of micro techno, glitch and dark sounds.burial scratches at the gates of hell,andy stott takes you in one side and out the other. I cant say enough about the micro techno coming out of england ! Also check outthe triangle label. For the more advanced listener all .
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