Labradford - Fixed::Context album FLAC
Alec L. Critten Labradford's final album finds them in a rather unique musical divide, straddling the lines between post-rock (or even "rock" at all) and pure ambient textures. By greatly limiting their sonic palette, these musicians are able to conjure a striking sound. This record may pass you by upon first listen, but it will draw you in, again and again.
Fixed::Context is the sixth studio album by the Virginian post-rock band Labradford, released on February 26, 2001 by Blast First and Kranky. All lyrics written by Mark Nelson; all music composed by Labradford. Adapted from the Fixed::Context liner notes.
Band Name Labradford. Album Name Fixed : Context. Released date 19 February 2001. Labels Blast First Records Kranky. Music StylePost-Rock. Members owning this album0.
Labradford is the eponymously titled third studio album by post-rock band Labradford, it was released on November 12, 1996 by Blast First and Kranky. Adapted from the Labradford liner notes.
My first pass through fixed::context left me completely bored. As with E Luxo So, there just didn't seem enough to the music to hold my interest. But each time I played it, fixed::context burrowed just a little deeper in my brain and I now hum the simple themes constantly, even when the record is nowhere in sight. I may have been a bit slow on the uptake initially because fixed::context is an absurdly minimal proposition. The whole record is only 37 minutes long; there are only four tracks, and each has a handful of different sounds hitting only five or six different notes
90. Because no other act really sounds like Labradford, which matches its Ennio Morricone-style melodies and analog synths with a sense of menace missing from most ambient music, it's forgivable that only subtle distinctions differentiate one recording from the next.
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|krank 047||Labradford||Fixed::Context (CD, Album)||Kranky||krank 047||US||2001|
|BFFP167CD, 5016027611674||Labradford||Fixed::Context (CD, Album)||Blast First, Mute||BFFP167CD, 5016027611674||Europe||Unknown|
|398.0167.020, 5.0167.20.398, BFFP167CD||Labradford||Fixed::Context (CD, Album)||PIAS Benelux, PIAS Germany, Playground Music Scandinavia||398.0167.020, 5.0167.20.398, BFFP167CD||Europe||Unknown|
|BFFP167CD||Labradford||Fixed::Context (CD, Album)||Blast First||BFFP167CD||UK||2000|
|398.0167.010, 5.0167.10.398, BFFP167CD||Labradford||Fixed::Context (LP, Album)||PIAS Benelux, PIAS Germany, Playground Music Scandinavia||398.0167.010, 5.0167.10.398, BFFP167CD||Europe||2001|