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Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:46 pm
by OffLand
The new Neotropic album, "The Absolute Elsewhere" is finally coming out this year! (release date July 20th [thanks Ross]) Definitely keeping with the modern classical feel of her radio show and recent musical output.

First single, "Your War" is out now: https://slowcraft.bandcamp.com/album/your-war
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More info at Riz's blog: https://neotropic.net/2018/07/06/the-absolute-elsewhere-has-finally-landed/

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:11 pm
by Ross
July 20th according to the label.
Interesting that this was due as an LP on Pink Lizard early last year, but that seems to have fallen through - Slow Craft seem to only release CDs too.
Loved 'Your War' since it turned up on her SoundCloud a few years ago, very excited about this album.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:06 pm
by OffLand
Oh right! Pink Lizard did the re-issue of White Rabbits too. That is really odd that they dropped the new album.

I'm not sure if I had heard Your War before but it's really really good. That remix is really good to. Very excited for the album. I couldn't get into Equestrienne for some reason so it's been a while (Prestatyn) since I've had some new Neotropic.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:50 pm
by OffLand
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https://slowcraft.bandcamp.com/album/the-absolute-elsewhere

The new album is available to pre-order. Two tracks are currently streaming there's a very haunting sound on this album. Great stuff..

Looks like Pink Lizard Music is still publishing the album, huh

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:00 pm
by tryptych
Not feeling this. At all. Pretty much everything she's done since White Rabbits is kinda meh. Shame.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:17 pm
by Pandemonium
Wow - you really surprised me there 'tryptych' :)

Because I really LOVED this album - hearing it twice today for the first time.
It's really well balanced and nicely produced. I love how the vocals are used too.

I understand it can be viewed as too slow, borderline boring, if you're not in the right mood, it's probably one of those albums that require a certain preset mood, but otherwise, really liking this.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:09 pm
by Ross
I think this might be my favourite album of hers since Mr Brubaker's Strawberry Alarm Clock. Stunning and haunting album. Like a cinematic expansion on Prestatyn, which is probably my favourite work of hers.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:01 am
by Ross
Got the CD today, giving it another spin, this gets better with more plays. Incredible stuff.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:25 pm
by tryptych
I guess I'm missing the summery vibes, complexity and the beats/wonky samples from the LPF era, this is just super melancholic and minimalistic throughout. Sounds a bit like she had some type of a drug problem. Sorry.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:21 pm
by Ross
tryptych wrote:Sounds a bit like she had some type of a drug problem.


Er??

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:13 pm
by tryptych
The direction of the music and the fact the fact that she's super thin sure makes me think so (because I've seen similar stuff with people I know in the past). I hope that I'm wrong and maybe was a bit out of line there, soz.

Still not feeling the album 'tho, unfortunately.

Re: Neotropic - The Absolute Elsewhere

PostPosted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 3:31 pm
by Ross
It's an anti-war album, largely, which explains the tone. She seems pretty healthy these days - her main hobby is running, she takes parts in marathons and stuff - and she also spends a lot of time working on her allotment, so I don't think drugs are particularly an issue. From what I can know, she seems very happy and healthy.