Happy Will Long returned - and as expected - in top form. The melancholy hits stronger on second Long Trax installment, but I actually do prefer it. Sorry Jack!
Favorite track: We Tend To Forget.
A post-house philosophy. Where we expect aggressive chords and soulful singing, we get contemplative chords and melancholic statements.. An approach that causes us to rethink how we listen and how we live so we can move forward.
As much as is said of our current times being new lows, where things have changed for the worse and we're unsure of the future, it's worth returning to study the past to understand how steadily low we remain. "Nothing's changed," says a younger Barack Obama in a sample for the opening track. "Long Trax 2" is the second album from Will Long after his 2016 "Long Trax" debut on Comatonse Recordings. The album presents as an ongoing criticism of cultural stasis, conveyed via minimal synthesizers, sampler, and rhythm machine. Dancefloors are widely perceived by the masses as safe zones, but few can imagine how to apply notions of safety and equality to other aspects of society. We shouldn't need clubs to hide from our fears and differences in the outside world. Looking ahead, we should look not so optimistically upon what we have accomplished, but with urgency and empathy upon what we haven't.
LIke tman1015, I am a little scared of this album. It is a deeply shocking and accurate musical portrayal of senile dementia -inasmuch as I've (sadly) observed members of friends and family become gradually subsumed by it.
Yet it is captivating, there are many moments of beauty along the way. I cannot stop going back for another listen.
I wonder if anyone (apart from the artist) has managed to listen all the way through in one sitting. I am not even close to managing yet. Simon Woolf
My favorite Celer album as I love the use of sampled voices...slight reminiscent of Koner La Barca in a couple places...this is a good thing and what I need more of in my life...it’s a masterpiece. Karl Cov