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LOSS

Bass Communion

 

Progressive Electronic

3.18 | 10 ratings

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Argonaught
1 stars Wicked tongue say that, like Apple addicts will buy anything with a the Apple logo on it, Steven Wilson's faithful would be just elated if their next Burning Shed package came with a blank CD and a weird picture in it.

Well, Loss is dangerously close to this hypothetical package. We bought it on a picture disc, purely as an act of idolatry. There is a depiction of what looks like an infant, lying in what looks like a casket, and there is a long-haired figure on another side. All tinted in tarnished bronze.

Unfortunately, music in the conventional sense of the word is completely amiss. There is a vague and amorphous sequence of "menacing" distorted sounds. Which is sounds, and not music. On Loss, Wilson isn't even bothering to create a semblance of a soundscape.

Yes, I know what minimalism is .. minimalism is putting more meaning into less talking. Minimalism is precise and not random. And Bass Commuion's Loss could have been a product of collaboration between a napping cat and a brick (the former lying across the keyboard of a synthesizer, and the latter holding the sustain pedal down.

Argonaught | 1/5 |

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