Friday, February 15, 2008

Shining: Grindstone (5/5)

#1 out of 10
Non-Metal Album of 2007

: 2007
Label: Rune Grammofon
Genre: Avant-Garde
TRT: 44:03

This was one of the first releases I acquired from 2007, but for some reason that escapes me, I didn't listen to it until almost half way though the year. My mistake. From the very first measures of the first track, I was enthralled, entranced, completely and utterly mesmerized. It's hard to even find the correct words to describe what happens on this album, there's so much genre-bending goodness all-throughout. With elements of jazz, prog-rock, post-rock, and an overall experimental and avant-garde nature, this album will keep me coming back for more, and more, and more. I always try to be level headed when writing reviews, because nobody trusts a fanatic, but this album transcends mere fanaticism. This album is a keystone of existence.

01 In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will Be A Monster
02 Winterreise
03 Stalemate Longan Runner
04 To Be Proud of Crystal Colors Is to Live Again
05 Moonchild Mindgames
06 The Red Room
08 To Be Proud of Crystal Colors Is to Live Again
09 Psalm
10 -... .- -.-. ....
11 1:4:9
12 Fight Dusk With Dawn

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1 comment:

Nathan said...

wow. that's great that you found shining...i didn't think as much of this LP as the last one, but it's easily a monster record.