How the fuck is this not more widely regarded and praised? I mean it's a pretty popular album around here especially but it's completely unique and incredibly good. It's the ONLY album that has elicited the emotional response which it does. It creates a completely unique and wonder-filled atmosphere of which I can't find an equal. The beauty of this album is unparalleled. I would go as far as to say this is the greatest atmospheric rock album of all time. If you can prove me wrong, do it.
listen its amazing
ive listened to shit like RHP and low and galaxie 500 and theyre all so much worse. only other good slowcore album i've heard was frigid stars
its not mediocre its beautiful
>ive listened to shit like RHP and low and galaxie 500 and theyre all so much worse. only other good slowcore album i've heard was frigid stars
first of all you have shit taste for thinking those are "much worse" than duster. second of all they're not even comparable to duster despite being slowcore.
>the only other good slowcore album i've heard was frigid stars
you are the reason /mu/ went to shit. you have turned /mu/ into a bigger shit hole than memers and shitposters. there is nothing more destructive than an ignorant idiot parroting his opinion as if its fact despite not even having listened to 5% of the genre. this is the reason why the phrase "lurk more" exists.
okay maybe that's not the only other good slowcore album i enjoyed "Love,Claire" s/t
and down colorful hill is actually awful idek how you can say otherwise
I'm going to agree with this anon. Listen to more slowcore. I reccomend Gravenhurst, Karate, Arab Strap and Low (how the fuck haven't you hear them yet?). Also listen to Duster's discography, their Rarities compilation is really good.
i've listened to Low but thanks for the recs
i genuinely believe this. frigid stars is genuinely very good but both Low and RHP are almost too depressed and focused on sad vocal melodies and shit. stratosphere is sad music but with this weird sense of wonder and its just an amazing experience
>this is the greatest atmospheric rock album of all time
If OP had heard these Helvetia tracks he might reconsider
Here's some prime Helvetia (not in the zip, those are better!) to get you intrigued.
Also, here are some "atmospheric rock" albums I believe can rival Stratosphere (which is still great)
Yeah, that's what those are. I was confident you hadn't heard them.
Maybe try this from Clay if you haven't already. It's not quite at that level, but still pretty good.
I also have links for Dweller on the Threshold and some unreleased Eiafuawn tracks if you want them.
fotosputik is great for more of a kraut/space vibe with no vocals.
I hate the fact that Duster is lumped in with slowcore. I like your "atmospheric rock" tag a little bit better just because RHP, Low, and Codeine have a completely different aesthetic and emotional evocation. Those bands are about feeling sad and lonely. Duster is about feeling DISCONNECTED. I imagine when you are on heroin or other opiates, you feel very far away from everything. That isn't always sad. It's fucked up, but it's not really sad. That's what I feel when I listen to this stuff.
yeah this is exactly what i mean. the musical similarities between duster and slowcore bands exist but the emotions they create are completely different. im glad someone understands
If you're a Duster fanatic, start with my mega link or the Gladness compilation.
Otherwise start with The Clever North Wind. Groundbreaking. More experimental stylistically than anything by Duster or most of what they did after. And they really make it work.
They're still around and have changed a lot over the years. Now their style is more bright and noodly than dark and woozy. Still really nice though. My favorite is actually Junk Shop, mostly for the bonus tracks.
Not even him but I seriously don't know how anyone likes Galaxie 500, it's soooooo fuuuucking boooorrrrring it's like the most generic unexciting pile of shit band I've ever heard in my entire life
Is there any slowcore that actually lives up to it's name? Like something slower than Codeine and early Low. I'm talking glacial. Like stoner sludge metal without the distortion and heavy-ness.
i don't know how you can like codeine and duster and think down colorful hill is "awful"
you band is shit. stop bringing it whenever Duster is mentioned. you band music is just a poor man's Scorpions. stop posting
i feel duster's getting compared to bands that arent all that related feelingwise
i love RHP a ton, but i never connect the two in the same feeling
most other slowcore is grim and somewhat melodramatic, where duster is mellow and instead of being driven by heavy sadness, it seems driven by a feeling of disappointment
i think people going into to expecting it to try to imitate what other slowcore artists usually do are the ones who kind of miss the point of it.
I remember feeling the very measured robotic way the instruments--especially the drums--were played. It felt very angry and anguished. It felt very tight almost claustrophobic. There was a feeling of bitterness. of non-resolution.
I like it much more than Stratosphere, but clearly I'm in the minority.
Earth Moon Transit is GOAT as fuck though, top tier daydreaming-about-performing-it-in-front-of-an-adoring-crowd-core
Thanks man. I've been hearing those songs for a long time. I don't have a chance to talk to people about it.
I mentioned it to Jason at a Helvetia show. He told me there were strict rules he had to follow on the drums while in Duster, but he didn't go into what those were.