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What does LULZ think about slowcore, and this record in particular?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    In general most slowcore suffers due to being too musically or lyrically plain. Bands that get it right like Codeine or Carissa's Weird have some element that stands out. Stephen Immerwahr was the soul of Codeine and he was incredibly honed in on a specific vision and made the band do a ton of takes until they nailed that isolated, spaced out but precise tone of their songs. Carissa's Weird ditches the airy sadness of most slowcore and replaces it with outright melancholy and grief (a common trait of lots of good slowcore). Red House Painters are more musically interesting than average, Mark is an acoustic guitar nerd who loves bizarre tunings and each song generally goes for a unique feel. My all time favorite though is Bluetile Lounge.

    I went through most notable slowcore records a while ago. A lot of them are bland, some are great, and some are in a weird middle ground where they could have been amazing with a bit extra juice but are still pretty good now. Idaho for instance

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      red house painters were always above the term "slowcore" imo, most of their tracks don't really sound like other slowcore bands and mark would probably reject the term. mark's autism with production and guitar playing also puts them above most bands imo, i don't think people realize how weird his tones are and shit

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        You have a point. Slowcore is the most accurate way to label the band but calling it that also undersells how much is going on musically in their songs. A lot of mediocre slowcore is kinda just ">tfw when sad" slow guitar playing but RHP is pretty meticulous and impressive in several ways

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      chill genre for chill people, bands like bluetile lounge work well for me in the fall

      bluetile are fucking sick, can't wait to see them live when they get back together properly again

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not a big fan of Codeine. I prefer duster.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's a good album, it's just too depressing for me to listen to on a regular basis. And not like sad in a cathartic way. More numbing and debilitating depressing

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I listened to the first track and it was completely boring and forgettable. I'll see how much more I can tolerate.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      I made it to track four before I couldn't take any more. It's basically the Kenny G of indie rock.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        It'll click once you listen in the right mood

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's Ides from The White Birch

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    D is a really good song. Used to cry and get drunk to it on repeat. You need to be really sad to enjoy it, though.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Slowcore is most often boring, but it can be nice

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Emo/Skramz slowcore is nice

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've never done codeine/promethazine cough syrup, recreationally or otherwise... does it actually make time slow down?

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I prefer The White Birch

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    chill genre for chill people, bands like bluetile lounge work well for me in the fall

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    For me, it's Carrisa's Wierd

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    unexpectedly heavy for slowcore

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I like a lot of slowcore but for some reason Codeine and Galaxie 500 never clicked with me.

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fucking rip Mimi ;__;

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