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Tomb Mold:  Planetary Clairvoyance


Rapsody:  Laila's Wisdom


Chopin:  Scherzos Nos. 1-4/Mazurkas Nos. 2, 15 & 35-38 (Ax)


Stravinsky:  Complete Music for Violin & PIano (Marwood/Adès)


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can you say why not? that’s a really well regarded record.


did you listen to that because they played that festival (hospital?) in bushwick recently?

First, I bought this album, in general, because I like to check in every once in a while with particularly well-regarded entries in genres I don't much like, just to see whether my leanings have changed.  (There was a time when I didn't like Bruckner at all; now it seems like Bruckner's like a quarter of what I listen to.)


More particularly, I had really enjoyed the latest Moon Duo album, and Planetary Clairvoyance has been described as sort of psychedelicized death metal.  But it lacks the poppy/alt-classical lightness I enjoy in most music characterized as "psychedelic".


So I ended up not liking it much because it sounded too much like what I don't like about death metal:  too much technique-oriented thrashing around; too portentious and heavy; too few (like no) hooks.  That's not meant as a qualitative judgment on the genre.  Just why I personally don't enjoy it.

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