Disappears / Irreal
Album: Irreal   Collection:General
Artist:Disappears   Added:Jan 2015

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-01-18 Pull Date: 2015-03-22
Week Ending: Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1
Airplays: 1 4 2 3 1 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 27, 2021: Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
Halcyon Days
4. Oct 09, 2015: A Visit From Drum
2. Apr 26, 2016: Life Aquatic
5. May 14, 2015: The Sunset Life
Halcyon Days
3. Dec 11, 2015: A Visit From Drum (Best of '15)
6. Mar 26, 2015: Meow

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2015-01-17
Era, Disappears’ last album, was a revelatory, dark, dubby salvo from Kranky’s hard-rocking quartet, and this album strays even farther from the band’s garage rock beginnings, moving into a newly crisp, sharp, weirdly funky post-punk territory where the lead musician is the drummer. Lots and lots of negative space, as suggested by the song title “Navigating the Void.” Really kickass, like no other rock album I’ve ever heard—a bit like hollowed out versions of Don Caballero, Can, This Heat, Slint. All tracks are great, but my favorites are 1, 4, 6, 8. No FCCs detected.

1. *(6:39)—Medium-slow, heavy, tense, lots of bass and very minimal guitar.
2. (5:15)— Quiet intro, bursts in. Medium-slow, lumbering, really hard-hitting, mechanical.
3. (4:19)—Fast but subdued and laser-like in focus, with rolling drums.
4. *(7:12)—Slow. Heavy, almost metallic in places. Driving second half that builds and fades away into woozy ambiance.
5. (3:26)—Instrumental. Slow, dubby, with noise and minimal noir guitar.
6. *(6:31)—Slow, really funky and spaced out. Mix of wispy and machine-like guitar textures.
7. (5:30)—Fast, frantic, noisy, dense, definitely the most hyperactive song.
8. *(6:27)—Slow, hazy. Builds gradually, unassumingly pretty, reaches a nice, big conclusion that brings Glenn Branca to mind.

Track Listing
1. Interpretation   5. Oud
2. I_O   6. Halcyon Days
3. Another Thought   7. Mist Rites
4. Irreal   8. Navigating The Void