So Vain, It's (Almost) Funny (EP)

by Succublunt

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This is an ambient, minimalism & drone release from Succublunt. It's long, meditative and quiet.

To peel the layers back, we'll start with the constant, center panned rolling oscillation. It gives "Pamphlet has been SOLD for 976 gold!" a sense of propulsion and is a key part of the meditative nature of this release. Despite its constant nature it does gradually slide between pitches relatively frequently in the grand scheme of the track, there are also small changes in volume from time to time, but they differ less than the pitch does. This cycling creates a tense core to this release.

The sides of the spectrum bring the most change and variation with (probably) some electric keyboard being played at points, then what could be some very quiet radio or television. It is so quiet that I may be just be hearing what isn't there (and have schizophrenia) but I swear that I can hear some very quiet talking and general broadcast noise.

In not only the sides of the spectrum but everywhere else there are also drones fading in and out, helping add a dreamlike atmosphere around the tense core of the central spinning feature.

Overall So Vain, It's (Almost) Funny (EP) is very patient yet unsettling. It comes together with the titling and cover to feel existential and absurd in nature. If you have the time and wherewithal to listen to this one hour and sixteen minute, textually turbulent meditation, then do it with headphones.



released January 16, 2020

Michał James Szewczyński
Wałbrzych, PL / Pryor, MT


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