Random Tag Game; Agitated Radio Pilot- The Ebb and Flow of Moonlit Grass (2010)

Agitated Radio Pilot’s The Ebb and Flow of Moonlit Grass… Ok, wow. “Mind-fuck” is the term that describes this album. It’s all over the place taking the listener on a rambling but interesting and relaxing trip. A project that flirts the boarders of psychedelic and ambient and lo fi, I listened to this album almost nonstop for three days after I downloaded it, defiantly a Random Tag winner.
Agitated Radio Pilot is the creation of an Irishman named David Colohan who has been in a bunch of bands that I’ve not heard of but am defiantly going to check out, like Holt, United Bible Studies and The Magical Folk of the Faraway Tree. This songs in this album were written about dude’s time spent backpacking around Australia and the instruments include clap sticks, 5 string banjo, mringdam, lap steel guitar, Hmong tuen flute and mandocello, which are blend together into a relaxed, chill album. Mellow mood music, perfect for the gravity session on a sweltering afternoon, 91%.
And yes, I’ve been slacking again. This last week has been pretty busy and so Relationship Advice and Black Metal Wednesday has been delayed, but will be back next week.

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Luo- Imprints (2013)

Cup of coffee, a kif bowl and this album makes for a pleasant way to ease into the morning. I don’t normally dig electronica but this EP has a special appeal that, along with the unusually foggy weather creates the ambience of a psychedelic dream. An “experimental solo producer and live 4- piece based in Brighton, UK” with a dreamscape/ psychedelic soundtrack that is excellent for driving through the great outdoors, 87%.

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Svarte Greiner- Knife (2006)

I’m not the only one to say it, but there have been almost no good metal albums released this year, so in my wanderings through the blogosphere I came across an ambient/doom band, Svarte Greiner. Ambient/doom/soundscape, a solo project of some Norwegian guy that is somewhat well-known because of another band he is in that, I haven’t heard of either.
Dark, creepy, doom influenced soundscape, well produced and slow. Intense mood music, the type of album that is to be played on a dark, rainy night with a horror movie playing on mute… While mood-music to the extreme, it still rates an 83% because it is excellent, at certain times.

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Fluorescent Heights- Vendetta in Paradise (2013)

Fluorescent Heights is an ambient/drone solo-project hailing from Sweden, this is music Blaine whales would make if they had synthesizers. CCRR responded that that’s why they should go extinct.
Canoeing the deep Rivers mellow synthesizer qualities prompted me to notice that this song had sparkles, CCRR, who is in hell listening to this, dryly responded that it isn’t sparkles but chimes.
This is weird ambient drone, the use of synthesizers is a bit too heavy handed on this release, actually, I couldn’t make it through the whole album. it’s too much, not even codeine could make this an “A” album, only recommended if you are prescribed lithium, though, so experimental that it’s good for a few laughs, thus saving it from an absolutely failing grade, 55%

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