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contron - unreleased rarities bsides drugmusic 2013 (theme music for dying alone) (self-released)

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[lofi] [acoustic]

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A very good album

by Underketing


I first saw a notification in my emails, from bandcamp, telling me that a new Contron album had been published, it was in late November and the LP was sold US$7. I thought, I'll wait for next month's money to buy it... But when I came back this morning, I could see the album was now distributed in a "name your price, no minimum" manner, and I've been able to get it for free. You can do so, or pay for it if you can afford, from contron.bandcamp.com

Some people may say that contron is always doing the same thing, short lofi songs with acoustic guitar, and I must admit that the melodic lines are often alike from one song to another, but I wouldn't say contron is always doing the same thing. Instead of that, I would say that he is building his own universe, that is music with personality that sounds like no one else's music, and you can say very early, in a blind test, that these songs come from contron.

I've been a bit astonished with how dark the song title are, this is all about sad stories and dying and so on. But the music still retain a part of joy, as of per usual with this project, which is a bit a darker version of Dublin Duck Dispensary without the electric guitar, sometimes.

I would say that by issuing this release, contron was kind enough to make us a really nice end-of-year gift, because the album is generally speaking deeply interesting and pleasant to hear.

I don't want to dictate you what you have to do, but if I were you I would use the download link to give this album a try. To me, contron's release are all masterpieces that deserve to be talked about - that's what I'm doing now with this review. So then, don't wait, go download before it's pay-to-download again ;)

I know this review is a bit short but I got really sick for the past few months, that's why this blog is not as often feed than before. So believe me, if I take the time to speak about a release this is for sure a release you shouldn't miss.
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