Every once in a while, that electronic ear I talked about earlier leads me to find gems like this EP. Put Your Sad Down kicks off with its title track, an almost 13 minute rocket ship ride. I wasn't sure what to make of it at first, then I realized I couldn't stop listening to it. When it ended, I wanted to hear it again. Seriously. Overall, this is a perfect swirl of electronic, shoegaze, and dream pop in my book.
When I first heard Fat Of The Land in 1997, a little door opened in my brain. From that point forward, I would never view electronic music the same way. I fell in love with something different and it felt good. I would always keep an open ear for it.
This album has been out for a little over a week and it's jumped near the top of my 2013 list. It's top quality indie rock with the perfect pop sensibilities. At this point, I'm not sure it will beat out Ghostface for my favorite of 2013. It will probably get a strong second place, but only time will tell.
This release is new and not new at the same time. Prior to now, this album had only been bundled with early vinyl copies of The Silent Surf from 2010. It's a short one but it's really chill.
Italian composer Fabrizio Paterlini first crossed my path in 2012. He ended up becoming my second most listened to artist for the year. I was excited to see a new album released in late April. Paterlini's ambient, contemporary classical works center on his piano work. It's beautiful.