I have been loving Belong's Colorloss Record for quite awhile now, although I am a purist for non-vocal when it comes to electronic neo-ambient. October Language is definitely a masterpiece in that genre from the last decade. Thank you Bandcamp and Spectrum Spools for keeping it alive and available.
"October Language" is the debut album by New Orleans based duo Belong, comprised of Turk Dietrich and Mike Jones.
Since it's release in early 2006, Belongs debut masterpiece has accumulated a dedicated cult following, with comparisons to the work of Tim Hecker and Gas, with some claims that it plays like My Bloody Valentine's "Loveless" sans the songs. While these comparisons are useful for filing this album into a particular bin in the record shop, time has proven that "October Language" is a unique album which remains unmatched by its contemporaries.
Despite the warm and welcome accolades of the albums arrival, there was no vinyl pressing until 2009, of which a limited one-time pressing vanished immediately. Spectrum Spools is pleased to present a pristine vinyl cut to go with reimagined album art for the definitive edition of this legendary classic.
Physical copies include a download card with extra tracks from the impossibly rare Tour EP from the same era. These tracks are exclusive to the vinyl purchase and are not available through digital outlets.
released April 20, 2018
Written and produced by Turk Dietrich and Michael Jones, New Orleans 2004
supported by 12 fans who also own “October Language”
Easily one of the best the best albums released this year.
Fennesz has created an ambient masterpiece by digging deep into some of the more familiar elements of deep ambient, but in shaking the soil, giving them a new lease of life and power.
The bass elements are deeply textured; a course drone, resembling a mumble.
There's certainly a melodic element, but they are contextualised into a somewhat dissonant soundscape, which is what gives the compositions their resonance.
Superb. Michael Mueller