Friday, May 23, 2008

Album Review - Belong

Belong – Colorloss Record
[19/02/2008; St Ives]

Belong are in the long line of ambient artists that have recently spawned out of the woodwork and remain to reap critical praise. Some brief insight; Belong are Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones and they hail from New Orleans, Louisiana. The pair come to our attention in 2006 with their debut album, October Language, which comprised of layered textures of melody and a moodiness that captured a cinematic feel so much so that you could found yourself drifting of into a peaceful slumber.

Colorloss Record is an EP that is a taste test for the duo's full length sophomore, which is set to drop later this year. The objective doesn't stray too far away from Belong's previous work, with more sleepy textures and arty undertones winding themselves around the listener for the 19 minute duration.

This release evokes a numb yet relaxing feeling, which is a trait that Belong achieved with their earlier work, as stated above. A nice taste of what's to come, despite really expanding on any boundaries they've already set in the past.

By Simon K

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