Par DJDemonAngel le 10 Janvier 2012 à 22:21
Origine du Groupe : North America , U.K , Nederland
Style : Electronic , Experimental
Sortie : 2011
By Jonny Hunter from
Large collective efforts like The Log.Os tend to suffer from similar ailments in that they rarely produce something unexpected – being, as they are, the distilled ideas and styles of all those
involved – and with no central, leading figure there’s often a distinct lack of direction. While The Log.Os lack some cohesiveness, it's largely down to the incredible level of experimentalism
that permeates the record; standing out as a pleasant display of confidence from a group still in its infancy.
While drawing inspiration from contemporary trip-hop and soul, λόγος centres around dark, relaxed electronic music. It’s prone to accumulating a dizzying amount of layers – including vocal tracks
– in a successful effort to reward repeated listens with the chance to explore the bass, beats and ambient effects intricately woven in to the backdrop. However, there’s always a focal point in
this tapestry, with first-time visitors always given somewhere to start to prevent it appearing daunting.
Despite this, The Log.Os do seem rather obsessed with abstraction. Nothing is inherently straightforward: with the almost reluctant-to-start synths on Cancerous and the beautifully distorted
vocals on the bonus track, Levels Log.OS. It’s clear that they’re intent on exploring the ground outside their musical foundation, although it’s equally as obvious that they’re uncertain of what
it is that they’re looking for, since focus in individual tracks varies drastically.
Above all else, however, their remains a very urban, almost hip-hop inspired vibe of relaxation; begging parallels of recent releases from Swarms and Massive Attack. Sensuality and sorrow shine
through in places, though constantly in the disarming, laid-back tone; leading to a more subtle form of communication. Coupled with the often stylistically obscured lyrics, it becomes a quite
intelligent means of storytelling.
λόγος clocks in at around 30 minutes, and with little in the way of closure the listener is left hanging. Consolation can easily be found in the depth of the tracks available, and in how the
album costs no money at all, but the fact remains that adding some more flesh to the LP would help round off what really is an incredibly creative and intelligent debut.
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