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  • Low - Double Negative 
In a general musical landscape where the opposite of commercialism is frowned upon, Low have managed to release a work of su...
  • Low - Double Negative In a general musical landscape where the opposite of commercialism is frowned upon, Low have managed to release a work of such staggering complexity and non-conformity, it leaves the senses reeling. Not only because of its lack of normalcy (and more of the typical Low meandering), but also because of its grandeur in creating a perfect twilight world by using chaos to manifest its purpose and one’s understanding of it. For those who loved and admired Ones and sixes (and I am one of those), prepare for a totally different approach and end result. Is it only a radical departure? No, that would be entirely too alienating. Certain recognizable and comforting traits can be heard, like their drone tendency, but presented and used in such a manner that it actually sounds fresh and appealing. I am quite bewildered by new vistas that I hear on every new listening experience, and more new sub-rhythms and insights are offered every time I indulge. Even the cover has an iconic look; “eyes” that do not comment, just silent onlookers to greatness and exploration of the vast unknown. Descriptive narrative really cannot do this album true justice. Get to hear it for yourself. I can confidently state that this is one of my best releases for 2018. Sub Pop, 2018. Supplied with a digital download card for further enjoyment. #low #doublenegative #rock #vinyl #analoguerules #alansparhawk #mimiparker #stevegarrington #indierock #dreampop #slowpop #spintheblackcircle #stereoisking #vinyljunkie #vinylcommunity #mylifewithvinyl #myrecordcollection #recordsarecool #musicislife #bestof2018 #33rpm #linnsondek #ortofon #bowersandwilkins #valveaudio #recordsareforever @lowtheband
  • 361 10 7:36 PM Nov 29, 2018

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  • There comes a time when I like to lay back and relax with some soothing music. Post-rock has been a long companion of mine for what, five years now...
  • There comes a time when I like to lay back and relax with some soothing music. Post-rock has been a long companion of mine for what, five years now. In the last two years I started loving electronic, ambiental, minimalist and synthy music. Since then I am always on a lookout for new music that provides respite from all the chaotic shit I am into. In comes Low whose latest release 'Double Negative' is one of the most interesting records I heard this year. Low apparently created slowcore, a subgenre of indie rock which is rooted in dreamy melodies, sad lyrics, minimalist arrangements and has a droning pace. But to say Low is just a slowcore band is doing them a disservice as each record explored a new musical teritory and 'Double Negative' is no different but what makes it stand out is how different and audacious it is. Distanced, cold and anxious, the trio created a desolate yet equally as solemn atmosphere. With Sparhawk's and Parker's trademark vocal harmonies, we are led through a seemingly barren wasteland, devoid of light. "Quorum" sets this tone perfectly with its sluggish pace and really noisy background that suddenly stops as the song takes sharp turn into minimalist, almost drone teritory. An aptly odd opening track. With its follow-ups "Dancing In Blood" and "Fly", this tryptych is pleasantly alienating and among the most genuine opening tracks I heard in quite some time. Luckily, the rest of the album is just as good but there is something very important you all need to know in order to understand this record properly. Have patience as this is as moody as it gets. I seriously can't imagine myself listening to this constantly and that's really not as bad as it sounds. The desperation of 'Double Negative' is purifying because of its inherent beauty that lies hidden beneath a curtain of noise, distorted beats or anything these three throw at you. Twenty four years have passed since "I Could Live In Hope" and this, most recent Low's transformation is nothing short of outstanding. Go to your room, turn off the lights and immerse yourself in one of the most unique records I had the pleasure listening to. Highly recommended.
  • 68 7 4 days ago

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  • There comes a time when I like to lay back and relax with some soothing music. Post-rock has been a long companion of mine for what, five years now...
  • There comes a time when I like to lay back and relax with some soothing music. Post-rock has been a long companion of mine for what, five years now. In the last two years I started loving electronic, ambiental, minimalist and synthy music. Since then I am always on a lookout for new music that provides respite from all the chaotic shit I am into. In comes Low whose latest release 'Double Negative' is one of the most interesting records I heard this year. Low apparently created slowcore, a subgenre of indie rock which is rooted in dreamy melodies, sad lyrics, minimalist arrangements and has a droning pace. But to say Low is just a slowcore band is doing them a disservice as each record explored a new musical teritory and 'Double Negative' is no different but what makes it stand out is how different and audacious it is. Distanced, cold and anxious, the trio created a desolate yet equally as solemn atmosphere. With Sparhawk's and Parker's trademark vocal harmonies, we are led through a seemingly barren wasteland, devoid of light. "Quorum" sets this tone perfectly with its sluggish pace and really noisy background that suddenly stops as the song takes sharp turn into minimalist, almost drone teritory. An aptly odd opening track. With its follow-ups "Dancing In Blood" and "Fly", this tryptych is pleasantly alienating and among the most genuine opening tracks I heard in quite some time. Luckily, the rest of the album is just as good but there is something very important you all need to know in order to understand this record properly. Have patience as this is as moody as it gets. I seriously can't imagine myself listening to this constantly and that's really not as bad as it sounds. The desperation of 'Double Negative' is purifying because of its inherent beauty that lies hidden beneath a curtain of noise, distorted beats or anything these three throw at you. Twenty four years have passed since "I Could Live In Hope" and this, most recent Low's transformation is nothing short of outstanding. Go to your room, turn off the lights and immerse yourself in one of the most unique records I had the pleasure listening to. Highly recommended.
  • 68 7 4 days ago

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  • Low - Double Negative 
In a general musical landscape where the opposite of commercialism is frowned upon, Low have managed to release a work of su...
  • Low - Double Negative In a general musical landscape where the opposite of commercialism is frowned upon, Low have managed to release a work of such staggering complexity and non-conformity, it leaves the senses reeling. Not only because of its lack of normalcy (and more of the typical Low meandering), but also because of its grandeur in creating a perfect twilight world by using chaos to manifest its purpose and one’s understanding of it. For those who loved and admired Ones and sixes (and I am one of those), prepare for a totally different approach and end result. Is it only a radical departure? No, that would be entirely too alienating. Certain recognizable and comforting traits can be heard, like their drone tendency, but presented and used in such a manner that it actually sounds fresh and appealing. I am quite bewildered by new vistas that I hear on every new listening experience, and more new sub-rhythms and insights are offered every time I indulge. Even the cover has an iconic look; “eyes” that do not comment, just silent onlookers to greatness and exploration of the vast unknown. Descriptive narrative really cannot do this album true justice. Get to hear it for yourself. I can confidently state that this is one of my best releases for 2018. Sub Pop, 2018. Supplied with a digital download card for further enjoyment. #low #doublenegative #rock #vinyl #analoguerules #alansparhawk #mimiparker #stevegarrington #indierock #dreampop #slowpop #spintheblackcircle #stereoisking #vinyljunkie #vinylcommunity #mylifewithvinyl #myrecordcollection #recordsarecool #musicislife #bestof2018 #33rpm #linnsondek #ortofon #bowersandwilkins #valveaudio #recordsareforever @lowtheband
  • 361 10 7:36 PM Nov 29, 2018

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  • Low always seems to be there when I need them most. This past month has been so incredibly difficult in almost every aspect of my life, it seemed e...
  • Low always seems to be there when I need them most. This past month has been so incredibly difficult in almost every aspect of my life, it seemed entirely fitting to see them play in a beautiful Gothic chapel and take the opportunity to just breathe and absorb the beauty. And yes, I cried when Mimi sang "Holy Ghost." And we laughed when the bass was so loud the stack of metal chairs off to the side was rattling with the reverberations. Music will save you if you let it. #lowtheband #alansparhawk #mimiparker #stevegarrington #nothingbutheart #music #livemusic #concerts @lowtheband @miniblade74
  • 40 2 6:07 AM Nov 17, 2018
  • Il mio concerto preferito del 2018.
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  • Il mio concerto preferito del 2018. @lowtheband
  • 19 2 8:44 PM Oct 6, 2018
  • The band Low wrapped up a sold out three-night run at National Sawdust on Friday to celebrate the release of their stellar new album, Double Negati...
  • The band Low wrapped up a sold out three-night run at National Sawdust on Friday to celebrate the release of their stellar new album, Double Negative. Already in the running for one of my favorites for 2018. What a gorgeous set, both musically and visually speaking!
  • 92 3 4:47 AM Sep 22, 2018
  • Artist: Low
Album: Double Negative
Release Date: September 14, 2018
Genre(s): Ambient, Pop, Drone, Noise
Favorite Track(s): Always Trying To Work I...
  • Artist: Low Album: Double Negative Release Date: September 14, 2018 Genre(s): Ambient, Pop, Drone, Noise Favorite Track(s): Always Trying To Work It Out; Quorum; Disarray; Rome (Always In The Dark); Poor Sucker; Fly; Dancing And Fire; Dancing And Blood; Always Up Least Favorite Track(s): n/a Review: Rarely does an album come along where I truly have to immerse myself into it to truly experience it. Now, obviously, I immerse myself into all of the records I listen to, but when I say immerse, I mean seclude myself from all distraction whilst wearing headphones. Low is the 25-year running music project of married couple Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker, and Double Negative is their 12th LP. Double Negative is an 11-track sonic journey through abrasive storms of static and murky beats. Across the album cutting in and out of the beautiful and caustic sonic fog and shattering walls of sound are the angelic-like vocals from both Parker and Sparhawk. The vocal harmonies that these two create on Double Negative are amazing. When they are paired with the heavy and loud looping pop beats across this album it makes for the best ambient pop record of 2018. The countless ways that sound waves are manipulated on Double Negative to create a unique and cutting edge audible experience is incredible. Deep into their career, this may very well be Low's magnum opus. Score: ESSENTIAL #newmusic #2018 #2018music #album #albumreview #review #bestnewmusic #low #doublenegative #ambient #pop #drone #noise #mimiparker #alansparhawk #stevegarrington #bjburton #subpoprecords #bandcamp #producer #synthesizer #bass #vocals #beats #static #married #marriedmusicians #duluth #minnesota #weeklyalbumreviews @lowtheband @subpop
  • 60 2 2:41 AM Sep 22, 2018
  • A new Low album was born today.
  • A new Low album was born today.
  • 55 1 1:53 AM Sep 15, 2018
  • Last night on a whim I drove to Duluth to hear Low's organ concert at Sacred Heart Cathedral. They did a few organ shows in London and Amsterdam an...
  • Last night on a whim I drove to Duluth to hear Low's organ concert at Sacred Heart Cathedral. They did a few organ shows in London and Amsterdam and I knew this one would be special and maybe they wouldn't do this type of show again. It was sold out and a benefit for Chum. I cried like 4 times, -- it's okay to cry in public at a Low show, right? Their music also made my scalp tingle and the space behind my heart glow, like when you get butterflies if you're excited about something. That's been happening lately when I'm practicing mantras and I feel like something special is happening ... the beauty of that show, how slow it was, how drone-y ---- my visceral experience might have been laden with years of memory, of having recorded 3 or 4 albums in that space (Alan from Low recorded my 3rd album "East to the Sea" there!), and just being back in this city that I love (love/hate!), well, it was good. That's all. Carry on! Go hear live music and support these gorgeous local venues, okay???? #low #duluth #mnmusic #lowtheband #alansparhawk #pipeorgan #mimiparker #stevegarrington
  • 44 1 8:59 PM Mar 31, 2018
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  • 8 1 2:38 PM Jan 21, 2018