Earzumba / Simulando Un Refugio
Album: Simulando Un Refugio   Collection:General
Artist:Earzumba   Added:Dec 2005
Label:Old Gold  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-02 Pull Date: 2006-09-03 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Sep 3 Aug 6 Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 02, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton
They Say What They Had Said
4. Jul 27, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Celebrating Together
2. Aug 03, 2006: Baptism of Solitude
Waiting On A Tear
5. Jul 19, 2006: beat.net chapter 38.0: after exile, the resonant toad returns
Hi-Fi Devouts, Fans Of Themselves
3. Aug 03, 2006: Stirling's Approximation
Simulating A Shelter
6. Jul 15, 2006: Bloodstains Across Atherton
They Say What They Had Said

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-07-02
Earzumba – Simulando un refugio (Old Gold)
Electroacoustic music leaning towards industrial noise and soundscapes. Each track is busy with lots of different, often dark/scary sounds going on but this is neither loud nor harsh. Vague voices and other samples, some guitar drones, and what sounds like street recordings. Reminds me a bit of Illusion of Safety. From Spain and one of the founders of the band the Reynolds.
1. Crunching static but quiet.
2. Blends with the first track with higher pitched noises and what sounds like guitar feedback and a drone.
**3. Ambient drifting sounds, lots of somewhat background or vague samples including voices. The track builds slowing into a busy dark collection of sounds. This is right out of a horror movie. Slowly quiets down.
4. Oscillating sounds that almost echo. Doesn’t change a lot, which isn’t a bad thing.
**5. Water sounds, vague echos that sound like machinery off in the distance, guitar sounds. Later add sounds made by a computer from an old sci-fi movie. Some sort of pounding, which reminds me of the sounds the pipes at KZSU make in the winter.
6. Sounds like the insides of a factory.
7. Along with the noise on this track and a big surprise are some guitar strums. Indie pop with noise?
8. More discernable guitar. Less noise than track 7.
9. One of the noisiest tracks.
10. The longest track and it goes through a number of changes/sections. Quiet sections, more vocal samples, factory sounds, you name it.
**11. Oh this is wonderful! It sounds like a manipulated recording of a street fair. Or multiple songs on top of each other along with street conversations. Ends with nearly 20 seconds of silence.
Good stuff. -mph

Track Listing
1. Fans Of Themselves   6. Demolished By Abundance
2. Hi-Fi Devouts   7. Words In The Book
3. Waiting On A Tear   8. Without Body Now
4. With Their Great Heroes   9. Doing All The Donkey Work
5. They Say What They Had Said   10. Simulating A Shelter
  11. Celebrating Together