Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do Single, Enhanced, Import
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Cut three fully launches menace into this childhood Eden. Processed wordless vocals, of an uncannily ominous sort, combine with storm-like electronic background soundscapes to skew the proceedings in an eldritch direction: A new Songs of Innocence, Songs of Experience? Perhaps. Indeed, there is a Blakian signature all over this remarkable music. With the introduction of annoying, jarring electronic effects and layered freak-out guitar, all semblances of innocence are destroyed, only to fleetingly reemerge near the end with an astonishingly short finishing flourish.
In all, I find this music to be at once warmly encouraging and coldly menacing. Just like the real world.
"Ba Ba" gradually materializes from silence with a gentle, ethereal, keyboard melody, which keeps unfolding to reveal more little melodies of music boxes winding up, bells, and pianos. It really evokes a magical kind of dream-like atmosphere in the clouds. I think this track really flows the best and sounds the fullest, sounds like it could be from ().
"Ti Ki" has more music box sounds and odd repetitive electronic dings. very sparse for a while then really builds up.
The last track "Di Do" is kind of creepy, with strange mangled robotic voices repeating the song titles, and swooshing noises, but actually evolves into a good rhythm for a while until the song is tortured and distorted to the point where it is pretty much random experimental noise. This is probably one of the most bizarre songs I've ever heard .
I admit, I probably won't listen to this very often, but it was a very worthwhile purchase for the collection. Fans of the Icelandic band Mum will probably dig this album, as it sounds more like Mum than Sigur Ros. Sometimes I think i'm listening to Mum rather than Sigur Ros, usually on the second song. They had to get some inspiration from them, it sounds so similar. It also reminds me slightly of Aphex Twin, and very slightly of Ulver, mostly on the "Quick fix of melancholy" EP. You should definitely check out Mum and Ulver's electronic music if you enjoy this.
No vocals (aside from samples) or discernable melodies. Instead, the songs on Ba Ba Ti Ki Di Do seem more intent on generating hypnotic layers of pretty blips and clicks. It's a great deal more subtle than their other work.
It reminds me of the more hypnotic tracks off of Mum's "yesterday was dramatic, today is ok" album, or practically anything off the Raymond Scott LP "soothing sounds for baby," which was basically a similar (albeit slightly less accesible) set of playful, child-music...
I love the direction of this EP, but if fans are looking for something similar to Aegetis Burgeum or Untitled, they could be in for a dissapointment. I admit that I was looking for more of the slow, brooding builds and peaks topped with the signature phonetic "outlandish" singing style of Untitled 1, but ended up feeling pleasantly surprised by the completely different direction.
Hopefully you will too.
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An acquired taste. If you like Steve Reich you'll like thisPublished 11 months ago by Mark boccaccio
Mildly successful mini experiment feels a little to weirdly strained or self-absorbed at times to truly bring out what they were striving for but still contains enough splintered... Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by IRate
I've read several of the reviews here that both liked and did not like this album, but there was one thing in common with ALL of them... Read morePublished on April 2, 2008 by Brandon Harvey
I read the review on here where it said to synch these up, and since I don't know how to do that with a computer editing system, I listened to it the old fashioned way and made 3... Read morePublished on April 10, 2007 by Wes Newman
At first listen this sounds like very simplistic and un-Sigur Ros-like. In order to fully appreciate this EP, you need to combine all three songs into one track (I used cooledit). Read morePublished on September 12, 2006 by Mark Iwanicki
I agree with the other reviewer.
This is a great band, but this CD is mediocre - well beneath their level of ability. Read more
Sigur Ros is one of those blindingly good bands that occasionally churns out something... not so good. Not bad, but far from good. Read morePublished on December 29, 2004 by E. A Solinas
I bought this ep and admittedly expected something like ( ), or Agaetis Byrjun. After listening to it, I found myself sorrowly disappointed and happy that the ep was so short. Read morePublished on September 11, 2004 by Aging Music Addict
After the relatively dull and repetitive (), I sort of had my doubts reviewing another release by this Icelandic group, thinking it would be the same old stuff all over again. Read morePublished on August 29, 2004 by altmalta