Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Alias

Add Date: August 26

Artist: Alias

Album: Resurgam

Label: Anticon

Genre: Ambient electronica

Comments: It's a challenge for a near-instrumental record (there are two tracks, featuring Yoni Wolf--from Anticon labelmates Why?--and the One AM Radio, which have traditional vocals) to keep your attention from start to finish, but Alias' Brendon Whitney pulls it off with ease. From the self-explanatory "I Heart Drum Machines" to "Death Watch" and the title track, as well as those excellent collaborations, this will go down as one of the best electronic releases of 2008. For fans of Boards of Canada, Up in Flames-era Manitoba/Caribou and RJD2.

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