Does anyone have any music completely devoid of emotion like this?
Felt the same thing at first.
You sort of inject your own emotions into it.
The album still sounds like a feverish dream to me though. Best to listen to it with a headache in a dark room.
The reason spiderland is good is the emotion inside it. If you just want post-hardcore math-rock you're in luck, hundreds of imitation albums exist without any of the emotional depth.
That's not the reason that album is good though.
Drive like Jehu
A Minor Forest
Those all have the surface-level musical nuances of spiderland
Don't fall for the slowcore meme with this one. Slowcore is about misery and loneliness. Duster is disengaged-core. There is a sense of being detached from the world. It makes sense because they were doing copious amounts of weed and opiates.
honestly the lack of emotion is what makes this album
it adds to the creepy, sterile atmosphere. in fact im 90% sure that's what they were going for with spiderland: empty, dark, and emotionless
start listening to drone and noise