Download - LingAM
IDM, Experimental Good'ol cEvin Key, who certainly needs no introduction by now, along with his accomplice, Phil Western have come back from all their other musical projects to unleash a new album from the inner depths Download. The last we heard from Download was in 2011, with the re-release of Helicopter. But, they are back in action in 2013, and are in swell shape.

And with LingAM comes inspiration from Hindu scripture, bringing forth a post-industrial facet. The inspiration comes true in the album, more notably in such songs as the title track, Saw Crust, and Kundi. Needless to say, you are not to expect a boring album that takes it's spirituality all too far; the electronics are groovy, and make for some ambient/IDM fused beats. It comes out very nice and effective.

The album art is pretty fascinating, as well, and I would love to have this stuff on a canvas as a wall decoration. I say fuck modern art, and let's get these images at the center of the art world. It's like each showcase nods to a picked apart soul just being let free. Perhaps I am being too poetic, but this is how I feel.

Honestly, since the 80s, cEvin Key has been active and has not been pushed down or over enough to make him stop. And this newest showing proves just that; it's a different album that isn't too heavy on the ears, but manages to keep a catchy tune. I don't want to give all credit to this masterful man, for Phil Western is as much responsible for this album as his other half. And, when both combine, you get a pretty awesome combination of electronic wizardry.
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Download - LingAM

Good'ol cEvin Key, who certainly needs no introduction by now, along with his accomplice, Phil Western have come back from all their other musical projects to unleash a new album from the inner depths Download. The last we heard from Download was in 2011, with the re-release of Helicopter. But, they are back in action in 2013, and are in swell shape.

And with LingAM comes inspiration from Hindu scripture, bringing forth a post-industrial facet. The inspiration comes true in the album, more notably in such songs as the title track, Saw Crust, and Kundi. Needless to say, you are not to expect a boring album that takes it's spirituality all too far; the electronics are groovy, and make for some ambient/IDM fused beats. It comes out very nice and effective.

The album art is pretty fascinating, as well, and I would love to have this stuff on a canvas as a wall decoration. I say fuck modern art, and let's get these images at the center of the art world. It's like each showcase nods to a picked apart soul just being let free. Perhaps I am being too poetic, but this is how I feel.

Honestly, since the 80s, cEvin Key has been active and has not been pushed down or over enough to make him stop. And this newest showing proves just that; it's a different album that isn't too heavy on the ears, but manages to keep a catchy tune. I don't want to give all credit to this masterful man, for Phil Western is as much responsible for this album as his other half. And, when both combine, you get a pretty awesome combination of electronic wizardry. Dec 29 2013

Steven Gullotta

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I've been writing for Brutal Resonance since November of 2012 and now serve as the editor-in-chief. I love the dark electronic underground and usually have too much to listen to at once but I love it. I am also an editor at Aggressive Deprivation, a digital/physical magazine since March of 2016. I support the scene as much as I can from my humble laptop.

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