Nootropics is an album I regret not reviewing when it first hit the shelves. It's heavy and personal. It lingers and haunts you like a bad decision, bad behavior in general. It's the album I always wish Radiohead would have made, or maybe The Motels already made this record? Its music is filled with sparse atmospheric guitars and electronic colors. But no matter how uplifting and massive songs like "Brains", "Propagation" and "Lamb" are, Jana Hunter has a way of making you feel like you could have done more - as her music and word deconstruct your personality into [...]
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Artist: LowerDens Title: Propagation File Name: SoundCloud
Lower Dens - Nootropics Record Label - Ribbon Music Release Date - May 1st, 2012 Some years ago, when Silver Jews frontman Dave Berman called Radiohead " gray ," it's hard to think that he didn't have another band and another album in mind. Nootropics , the second release from Jana Hunter fronted Lower Dens, slow-churns its way through your speakers like a psychedelic sci-fi iceberg. It is, unabashedly, gray. The title originates from [...]
To designate the debut Twin-Hand Movement and the follow-up Nootropics suggests, if nothing else, a confidence in full bloom. Named after smart drugs and nutraceuticals aimed at aiding in the enhancement of intelligence, if the title suggests Jana Hunter has furthered hers through forming Lower Dens , growing into its skin and whereby surrounding herself with merchants of harmonies to haunt even the most equilibrated of minds then its contents numbering ten intimate she's furthered functions sonic as well as academic. We've already experienced so-called 'single' Brains [...]
Listen to Lower Dens ' new album "Nootropics" below. Baltimore five-piece Lower Dens will release much-anticipated second album "Nootropics" on May 1st, though with how many tracks they've been putting out there in the run up to its release you probably feel like you've heard most of the album already. "Brains" and "Propagation" lead the pack, with "Brains" also getting one of the best-shot [...]
Jana Bell seems to have stumbled on hard times. Where Lower Dens first album Twin Hand Movement bordered, at times, on the melancholic, it seemed pushed forward by an inner sort of joy. From what I've heard of the band's new album Nootropics, this joy has bottomed out. Where "Brains" felt like a stunning birds-eye [...]
I Wrote About Lower Dens' "Propagation" at Aquarium Drunkard.
Baltimore's Lower Dens release 'Noontropics' on May 1st through Ribbon Music, take a listen to the album cut 'Propagation'. It's a long way from the catchy lead track 'Brains', instead 'Propagation' winds through dark, ambient verses into a mournful chorus. The blogosphere is already tipping 'Noontropics' to be a front runner for album of the year. Download audio file (Lower Dens - Propagation.mp3) Pre-order Lower Dens 'Noontropics' here / Visit Lower Dens online / connect @ Facebook .
Artist: Lower Dens Title: Brains Link Text: Brains - Lower Dens File Name: brains.mp3
The first insight into the return of Jana Hunter's Lower Dens , Brains, proved a compulsively addictive listen and one that still commands attention today although now we've Propagation that may change somewhat. At least our impression of forthcoming LP Nootropics (alongside other formats, a rather sumptuous-sounding 'limited edition gold colored double LP with black swirl' is expected April 30th via Domino imprint Ribbon Music ) has been gently expanded... With a more memorable swell of a hook to latch onto than its predecessor, it's a typically sulky number from the Baltimore quartet that's awash with [...]
Go ahead and try classifying “Propagation”, a brand new track from Lower Dens . It’s attached to so many genres and memories but lives in an atmosphere guided by invisible forces. It’s gentle, driving and warm with solar flares that jump out of your speakers. How does a song sound like it’s sitting in a stationary position yet expanding every second? The band’s forthcoming album, Nootropics , will be released May 1 on Ribbon Music .
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