I Know You Will Too
Genres: ambient, drone, experimental
PO Box 0664
Allen Park MI
Sep 15 - 21 2003
ambient pieces of drifting drone characterize Asaurus artist When I
Know You Will Too's Astoria, and for people like me who
sometimes just want some music to relax to, this will be a very nice
find. Dreamy layers of peaceful bells and ambiance float through Astoria's
nine tracks, and the whole thing perfectly reflects Asaurus'
irresistible handmade, DIY approach.
But it's clear that When I Know You Will Too will never make
great listening music. It's okay as relaxation material, or as a
background to regular activities (major stress-reliever!), but it's
hard to imagine this as something you'd lie back and concentrate on.
As well, Astoria is never going to achieve any mainstream
popularity, mainly due to the lack of beats and hooks. Though
that's a given.
Yet this doesn't matter to the Asaurus crowd. Lo-fi ethics rule,
and a record like this - intensely listenable and yet far from
accessible - is certainly worth a bit of mailorder. Relaxation is only
five dollars away. And while you're at it, pick up some of Asaurus'
comps, too. If you're into DIY sounds, you won't regret it.
[Vitals: 9 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]