Tucker, Alexander / Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver
Album: Guild Of The Asbestos Weaver   Collection:General
Artist:Tucker, Alexander   Added:Sep 2019
Label:Thrill Jockey Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-09-09 Pull Date: 2019-11-11
Week Ending: Nov 10 Nov 3 Oct 27 Oct 6 Sep 29 Sep 22 Sep 15
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 15, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler
Energy Alphas
4. Oct 26, 2019: Music Casserole
Energy Alphas
2. Nov 08, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler
Energy Alphas
5. Oct 04, 2019: KZSU Time Traveler
Energy Alphas
3. Oct 29, 2019: Magnetized Toner
6. Oct 02, 2019: Brownian Motion
Energy Alphas

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2019-09-03
Interesting UK solo artist sounding mix of instruments, no ringing cymbals in the percussion, chill but fuzzy, acoustic sources using digital synthesis. Very reminiscent of Green World/Here Come the Warm Jets era Brian Eno, the vocals are a dead ringer and use of fuzz sustain notes really give a nod. No doubt it’s a tired comparison to him but impossible to deny. Basically, this sounds like Eno in that era, which is actually a very high compliment and good reason to play. “The album title, taken from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, refers to the underground opposition of the dystopian novel’s totalitarian government ideology” (Thrill Jockey).

1) (7:22) chill idm downtempo feel with percussion and atmospherics, heavy fuzzy bass 2)* (9:06) pensive almost industrial dark feel, elements of noise, but still rhythmic and pulsing, cool gated reverb 3) (5:48) a bit more tribal, cool vocal echo effects, long sustain notes 4)* (7:07) cool intro tape effect sounds like a guitar/bass being tuned up from completely loosened strings, a pleasant feel and overall goodness 5) (10:25) chill and dreamy overall

Track Listing
1. Energy Alphas   3. Montag
2. Artificial Origin   4. Precog
  5. Cryonic