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Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:53 pm
by kukhuvud
It's very well done. A nice mellow album. Though the Alvin & The Chipmunks vocals seem kind of retarded.

Y'all should probably pick up a copy!

Re: I'm digging the new Balam Acab cd

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:47 am
by teacake
Pitched up, heavily reverbed and/or delayed vocals are pretty common in traditional dubstep, and Balam Acab has some clear dubstep influences.

I need to pick up this CD, BA was the first Witch House artist I found on my own after being introduced to Salem.

Re: I'm digging the new Balam Acab cd

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:00 am
by earlyspirit
I think its an amazing album. I love how he returns to different motifs and sounds throughout. I love pitched up vocals especially when they're interspersed with pitched down vocals. Beautiful album.

Re: I'm digging the new Balam Acab cd

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:07 am
by zin
After first listen I was disappointed to be honest. His EP had this deep and spacious sound, and the album sounds like it's a bit too polished. I know that Alec said in his Altered Zones interview that he's aiming for more pop-y sound, but I don't think that is a good way to go. On the other hand, as I said, I only gave this album one listen, so maybe it'll grow on me.

Re: I'm digging the new Balam Acab cd

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:19 am
by kukhuvud
zin wrote:After first listen I was disappointed to be honest. His EP had this deep and spacious sound, and the album sounds like it's a bit too polished.
This scene needs a bit of polish, IMHO. ;)

I actually wasn't wowed by the first album, but I did "get" where he was at, and I feel that this one really is a natural progression. Today, on awesome headphones, it was particularly good. But there's one track somewhere in the first 5 where the chipmunk'y vocals made me say WTF out loud.

Sadly, my boss is half-deaf, so I had to repeat myself. And my other colleague is recovering from a stroke, so I had to repeat myself again-again. I'm certain HR is pleased!

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:23 am
by zin
Have you seen the vinyl by any chance ? How is it released ?

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:28 am
by kukhuvud
I haven't seen it. But at least it's up on discogs now!

Balam Acab Wander / Wonder Album

Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 11:09 pm
by Technoctopus
So the wander/wonder album was released today and I gotta say Im in love
http://tri-anglerecords.com/?page_id=22&artist=5

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:05 am
by BackAlleyLurker
Will probably get a few vinyls of this new album. looking forward to hearing it, I think I'll wait to receive it before listening to it.

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:11 am
by puxel
See Birds was better by far, but it was a solid release. need this on vinyl.

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:16 am
by m◊◊nlit
Fantastic album, prob my second favourite w/h album this year.

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:25 pm
by kukhuvud
Moonlit, what was your first favorite?

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 5:05 pm
by m◊◊nlit
The Revenant Gospels, vol II by White Horse.
http://whitehorse.bandcamp.com/album/th ... -volume-ii
I made a thread about White Horse, but there hasn't been any replies yet.

Wander/Wonder is certainly an excellent release, though.

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:23 pm
by kukhuvud
Shit, ANOTHER local band that I somehow missed! Thanks for the tip; I'll give it a listen later on :)

Re: Balam Acab - Wander/Wonder (2011)

Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:21 pm
by FURTHER
'Big Boy', and for that matter, the rest of the rest of the See Birds EP gave me high expectations of this. Sadly, I find the vocals just grate on me to a point that I can't really see past them. Going to perservere though, all my favourite albums didn't show me their full majesty on the first two listens...