Youngs, Richard / Regions Of The Old School
Album: Regions Of The Old School   Collection:General
Artist:Youngs, Richard   Added:Sep 2013

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-12-19 Pull Date: 2014-02-28 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Jan 26 Jan 19 Dec 29
Airplays: 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 21, 2014: sub for kamla
Another Zonal Air
3. Jan 12, 2014: The Sunset Life
2. Jan 15, 2014: minimum entropy
Another Zonal Air
4. Dec 26, 2013: Street Hassle
Another Zonal Air

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-11-18
Massive sprawling experimental electronic double-LP. Musical chameleon Richard Youngs has done everything from plaintive, Kozelek-esque guitar wrist-cutting-core to abstract, synthetic noise. This leans hard towards the latter. If you’re into vocals from bands like Xiu Xiu, screeching feedback, digital distortion, pummeling organic and inorganic percussion drenched in effects, squealing synths, repetition, techno-thrillers, electroacoustic fussing, Tuusanuuskat, Physical Demon, you’ll like this.

1. Looped, pained, cracking vocal sample slathered in effects, distortion, digital gale. (15:38)
*2. Clattering synths and bells settles into a rhythmic, computerized drone. Kind of fuzzy and gorgeous. (12:19)
3. Collage of warped voices, high-pitched ringing sounds, inorganic rattling. A strange uneasiness, but also prettiness - waffles between a nice dream and nightmare. (6:09)
4. LONG. Woodwinds, messy, loose spaceship takeoff effects. Pagoda alien trippin. (22:05)
*5. Snarling bass groove, shards of slow distorted guitar waves, almost hyper-industrial, urgent plodding rhythm, complete wash of bells. Techno-paranoia. (15:41)

Track Listing
1. Insomniac Takeover   3. Celese
2. Another Zonal Air   4. The Thoughtlife
  5. My Love Holds The Galaxy In Her Heart