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It opens with `Quest,' an avant-garde track teeming with dreamy landscapes and resonant claps backed by the sound of multiple toy pianos. Add to that some elements of glitch and an eerie choir midway through the song and you've got the overall feel of this phenomenal opener. A starter that stays in the back of your mind throughout the entire album and works perfectly with the rest of the tracks because of its odd attractiveness and ability to form images just with sounds. This is part of Chung's genius: he can lure you into his world of soundscapes just with the opening track and yet, you never feel imprisoned. As `Quest' drifts off to the back of your mind, `Fog' comes off as the first "real" track wrought with a steady beat that picks up midway through the intro and then transforms into an infectious beat.Read more ›
The album opens with the song "Quest" consisting of a simple melody with a distinctly archaic feeling to it blanketed in a warm crackly texture. The deep beats resonate creating the feeling of a wide open hall punctuated by sharp claps and sparkling bells which are smoothed over by a chorus of voices singing an eerie chord progression. The song fades out into a shadow of itself before the next song comes to life sounding wonderfully crisp and clean but with a melody reminiscent of a cheesy 80s horror film. "Fog" the second song on the album utilizes a chopped up voice sound very effectively in creating the creepy feel that pervades throughout.
The third song "Coat of Arms" is slightly more upbeat with more danceable melodies and beats but with a voice sample equally as haunting and spacey as the previous. The song is accented by a melodic electric buzzing in the background and gorgeous modulations of a crunchy low tone. The synth melodies that pop out every once in awhile give the song surprises at every turn.
"IOIO" the 4th song in line is the most driven and danceable of all. Devoid of chilling samples or eerie noises the song comes off smooth silky.Read more ›
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