Levantis / Romantic Psychology 1
Album: Romantic Psychology 1   Collection:General
Artist: Levantis   Added:Sep 2016
Label: Technicolour  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-10-11 Pull Date: 2016-12-11 Charts: RPM/Electronica, Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 27, 2017: Neural facilitation
Jamaican Greek Style
4. Nov 02, 2016: deep storage
Whispering Sky
2. Nov 15, 2016: The Offbeat Generation
5. Nov 01, 2016: The Offbeat Generation
Red Blocks
3. Nov 09, 2016: deep storage
Jamaican Greek Style
6. Oct 27, 2016: All Passion No Technique
Slow Electronic Beat With Colour

Album Review
Morgan Brant
Reviewed 2016-09-28
Levantis, Romantic Psychology 1, Technicolour

Levantis = Actress = Darren Cunningham, experimental brit, is back at it again with the black noise. Dark psychic contemplations, full of sound yet devoid of sentiment. At a point, the listener may think "Wow this is depressing" but two minutes later thinks "Wow this is devoid of any human emotion whatsoever". Universally bleak and tortured and apparently minimal, absent any mainstream song structure, this music usually has no beat but sometimes has persistent techno beat. Every song is crushed and vacuous and very echoy and has no words perse. The short ones make solid talk-over tracks and the long ones can be exercises in patience. Whatever mysterious gear Darren Cunningham uses, I want it! - the aesthetic sheen of these songs is enough to warrant a listen. Like all great music, concentrated listening will reward you. No FCCs (no lyrics), but ALL TRACKS END 5-10 SECONDS EARLY

* 01 4:06 Exploding Boxes - low-passed melancholy electrotones wander on slow arhytmic percussion in usual actress style. Ends 7 early
* 02 5:22 Red Blocks - hellish growling drone waits coiled up in a pitchblack cavern of doom. Ends 12 early
03 1:46 Yogurt - think old Nicolas Jaar: almost danceable, dark and gritty, indecipherable vocal soul samples. BPM 81 Ends 7 early
04 1:27 Pieris Rapae - lasers punch through the undead organ/noise mist. Ends 10 early
05 2:09 Undr - hyper dubby idm (it's punny). More accessible. Ends 9 early
* 06 1:28 Stained Glass - experimental-drone electrics over a witch organ. Ends 9 early
07 0:59 Altered Anthem - actress-reminding pipe melody over grit, noise sheets, and vacancy. Ends 8 early.
* 08 3:09 Colour - psychic infant bedroom dream but with demented undertones. Or, a reflection of how a sensory-deprived spider literally thinks. Ends 11 early.
09 1:18 Whispering Sky - slow funk beat compresses processed wind. Ends 7 early.
* 10 9:56 Jamaican Greek Style - An almost-beat plods contentedly until a simple demented melody arrives. The art of this one lives in quasi-subtlety. Ends 6 early
* 11 2:07 Slow Electronic Beat with Colour - accurate title. With a pulse, beckoning, a little cleaner than usual. Ends 3 early. BPM 56

Track Listing
1. Exploding Boxes   6. Stained Glass
2. Red Blocks   7. Altered Anthem
3. Yogurt   8. Colour
4. Pieris Rapae   9. Whispering Sky
5. Undr   10. Jamaican Greek Style
  11. Slow Electronic Beat With Colour