Saturday, February 13, 2010

C.U.T.E. - Find a Place to be Safe

Artist: Collapse Under the Empire
Album: Find a Place to be Safe
Genre: Post Rock
Year: 2009
Origin: Germany

More happy electro-post-rock from Collapse Under the Empire, released in the same year as Systembreakdown. I think I like the first album better; it feels more consistent in its style, whereas this sort of jumps around in unexpected ways. Don't get me wrong, that can be a great thing, and this album is a lot of fun. Thank you C.U.T.E., for making and sharing this release! collapseundertheempire.com

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3 comments:

Charles D. Ward said...

Ha yes, they contacted me about it too. It's a real good-un' and I was intending to share it soon but now that you've done it already I'm no longer so sure. You were first so the people should come to you for it.

In any case I feel the other way around... well at least Systembreakdown did not really make much of an impression on me and I didn't keep it long. So I can't really compare the two but I'm loving this one much more than I can remember enjoying the previous.

Have you seen their video clips on youtube? Good shit.

I wonder what makes you feel like this is happy music because to me it isn't, at all. Interesting we can have such different reactions. :)

TheChiefCommie said...

hmm... To me it really feels like a guitar and synth-induced happy calm with mystical buzzings. It's like the musical equivalent of soaring through the troposphere-stratosphere boundary where the air is stable and there's nothing but layers of clouds below and bright blue above. I can't entirely describe why I get those feelings.

I just looked up the video for Find a Place to be Safe, and I can now see why you find it to be non-happy music. Wow, that was not at all in line with my imaginings of the music. Very well done though.

Charles D. Ward said...

True, the clips must have been an influence though I'd already heard the album before I saw those.

You are right that the music somehow sounds free, like it's soaring. And at times it gets rambunctuous..

But still, somehow, there is something deeply melancholic in the warm shimmer of the guitar tones often used by post-rock bands, and in the way the notes are left to fade and expire out of their own, like starving outcasts.

Plus, my brains (or if I'm gonna be romantic about it, my heart) simply register most melodies used by any post-rock band as sad, and I can't really tell why.

I've more often had the feeling I perceive some music as saddening that most others see as uplifting or emotionally neutral.