Does anything sound like L'Rain?

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i don't think that's how it works

lowercase (eric), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 19:52 (three years ago) link

*open mouth to speak*

*shakes head, walks away*

imago, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 20:42 (three years ago) link

Mr. Twin Sister seems to be a good comparison point. I also hear a decent amount of Strange Mercy-era St. Vincent (the best era of St. Vincent) in the alchemy.

MooVaughn.org (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:04 (three years ago) link

I'm sorry, I bought this on recommendation of the year end lists. I should try it again with an open mind

tinnitus the night (Ross), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:05 (three years ago) link

nothing sounds like it cuz it's not that unique
nothing sounds like it cuz it's not that unique
nothing sounds like it cuz it's not that unique
nothing sounds like it cuz it's not that unique
nothing sounds like it cuz it's not that unique
nothing sounds like it cuz it's not that unique

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:05 (three years ago) link

I mean nothing's created in a vacuum and everything but I find it hard to detect influences for this when it's outside my usual purview, I guess that could mean it's not that special and I wouldn't know I guess.

imago once likened 'Bat' to the Sea Nymphs which I can hear though L'Rain obviously comes from more of a jazz background, but there's a similar harmonic lushness

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:10 (three years ago) link

I guess

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:12 (three years ago) link

The thing it most reminds me of is Maxwell's 'Embrya'. Not so much the songs but something about the whole diffuse and subaquatic vibe, the ability to focus largely on groove and texture but in this incredibly lush and emotionally resonant way.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 20 March 2018 21:26 (three years ago) link

Yeah I thought of Embrya too - though I think that has a somewhat similar relationship to L'Rain as Mr Twin Sister (in part b/c Embrya is much more groove-focused and tight than most people normally allow).

For the purpose of this thread I expect imago probably is focused near-exclusively on "the ability to conceptualise and execute complex music".

I see that with L'Rain obv but it's a feature that doesn't necessarily attract me (though I don't find it off-putting either).

Typically when I enjoy music that could be described as complex, it's not the complexity per se but the density (rhythmic, chromatic, lyrical) that I'm actually getting off on - and something can be both dense and smooth at the same time.

Tim F, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 02:07 (three years ago) link

complexity without sensitivity is worthless - and the complexity here is harnessed to provide that dense, smooth, deeply psychedelic experience you describe

i don't want schoenberg or vdgg posted here fhs! mr twin sister and maxwell are both very much getting at it. the intensity of the dream.

imago, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:41 (three years ago) link

going through this album again this morning

such a wonderful thing :')

nxd, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 09:47 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

imago i'm sorry - i was wrong about this album

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Monday, 23 April 2018 19:13 (three years ago) link

the last bastion of dissent has fallen, now only glory and acclaim for l'rain

imago, Monday, 23 April 2018 19:16 (three years ago) link

lol <3

after party for the apocalypse (Ross), Monday, 23 April 2018 19:16 (three years ago) link

one year passes...

the pitchshifting section of the opening track is so utterly amazing

imago, Friday, 15 November 2019 22:53 (one year ago) link

there's quite a lot of pitchshifting on this album i guess. makes me wonder why more people don't try it. guess they don't want their music to sound like a full heaven-dream

imago, Friday, 15 November 2019 22:54 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

i keep seeing new releases by an artist called l'orange for a second and get excited before realizing that they're not actually l'rain

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 17:29 (seven months ago) link

https://lrain.bandcamp.com/album/fatigue

hype

imago, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:11 (six months ago) link

*triple-checking that this is l'rain and not l'orange*

oh, sick

voodoo chili, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:17 (six months ago) link

this preview track omg

imago, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 14:22 (six months ago) link

Wonderful news!

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 31 March 2021 15:10 (six months ago) link

Wow, v cool

Just Another Onionhead (Sund4r), Thursday, 1 April 2021 02:36 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

Spellling isn't the only haunted art pop soul artist releasing an album tomorrow!

imago, Thursday, 24 June 2021 20:57 (four months ago) link

i could do with a good day

Left, Thursday, 24 June 2021 21:04 (four months ago) link

so excited for this

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Thursday, 24 June 2021 21:59 (four months ago) link

They also have a good track on Modern Love, the recent Bowie trib (which is mostly good, 12 out of 17 tracks, incl. a lot of songs I hadn't heard before, and beyond Bo's own vocal limits):
https://bbemusic.bandcamp.com/track/move-on-l-rain

dow, Thursday, 24 June 2021 22:08 (four months ago) link

New album is really good. I love how the songs drift and morph but retain some kind of coherence, it doesn't just feel like randomly scattered pieces.

I can't stand L'rain

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 15:54 (three months ago) link

jk

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 15:54 (three months ago) link

Can't believe it took three years of this thread for someone to make that joke.

new album is good but absolutely nowhere near as good as the first one imo, it feels much less dreamlike, the emotional palette has been squashed a bit, viz. the title

imago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 16:50 (three months ago) link

It's more jagged, yeah. Don't know if it's not as good tho. I'm digging it.

Kill Self into Two Face is awesome

imago, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 18:29 (three months ago) link

that was my favorite stretch on first listen (the "yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah" part on "Kill Self"!), though "Find It" also gave me a first-time-I-heard-"Daniel" feeling

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 19:18 (three months ago) link

I love a good palette-squashing, definitely seems intentional

swing out sister: live in new donk city (geoffreyess), Tuesday, 29 June 2021 19:19 (three months ago) link

def a harsher more frazzled/fractured sound but seems appropriate & i'm feeling it, will open up all kinds of ways i'm sure

can't decide if tripping to this one would be a great or terrible idea

Left, Tuesday, 29 June 2021 20:11 (three months ago) link

the new one is fine but doesn't really deliver on the promise of the debut in the way i would have expected from a follow-up, i agree the debut was better.

ufo, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 00:25 (three months ago) link

i think it's too early to say which of her two albums i prefer, but the overwhelming response to this one sure seems a case of the hype machine working overtime because they feel dumb for neglecting the last one

the mai tai quinn (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 15:48 (three months ago) link

Yeah, kind of a normal cycle. But this is also a very good album imo. Interesting to listen to it alongside the Spelling and new Sault — obviously they're all very different, but they have a somewhat similar kaleidoscopic approach to genre and song structure?

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 16:58 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Oh shit AOTY

the revenge of beer hegemony (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 26 July 2021 09:47 (two months ago) link

Wow I better hear it.

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Monday, 26 July 2021 12:41 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

Getting a lot of play

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 13:39 (one month ago) link


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