Saturday, January 7, 2012

Blue Sky Black Death: Noir (5/5)

Joshua's Top 10 Albums of 2011
#2 of 10

Year: 2011
Genre: Atmospheric Instrumental Trip-hop
Label: Fake Four
TRT: 62:41

While they started their career solidly in the realm of instrumental hip hop, over the past couple albums they've been moving more and more in the direction of washed out electronics and trip hop. They've also become more interesting as they mature their sound. Noir is like a warm day on the tail end of summer. Everything seems calm and laid back, but you just have a feeling that a storm is brewing on the horizon, and you can't shake your sense of unease. Like a hallway where there's enough light to keep moving, but not enough to see what's at the far end. Blue Sky Black Death prowls in those shadows, waiting.

01 Our Hearts Of Ruin
02 Sleeping Children Are Still Flying
03 And Stars, ringed
04 To The Ends Of The Earth
05 Farewell To The Former World
06 Falling Short
07 Gold In Gold Out
08 Where Do We Go
09 In The Quiet Absence Of God
10 Where The Sun Beats
11 Starry
12 Fire For Light
13 Swords From Driftwood
14 Sky With Hand

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