LingAM IDM, Experimental Download 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. 450
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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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