Rival Consoles - Overflow
June 28, 2022
It was the early 2000s when my cousin – who was like an older brother – told me about this band. He was always showing me different bands but, this one really stood out. I remember he burned me a copy, but I loved it so much I had wanted the real deal. Two weeks later my dad and I (who is also a music lover) went to Tower Records and bought this CD as well as their other album Something To Write Home About. Looking back on it, I love how raw and pure Four Minute Mile is. It doesn’t sound so studio recorded and perfect, it is like they recorded it themselves in a garage. That’s how pop punk should always be recorded imo, especially Midwest emo.
Not only is this the perfect song/album to blast while thrashing a house party or an abandoned warehouse rave but, it also takes me back to being a kid in the late '90s going to arcades and playing laser tag into all hours of the morning.
If you like atmospheric trap with PS1 and PS2 synths, I highly recommend this album.
The song Start Life off the album New World by Nouveau Life. The whole album is amazing, there’s just something about this first track that makes me smile every time.
This is hands down the best bossa nova/lounge album ever made in my opinion. Theivory Corporation really outdid themselves with this one. As much as I’d love to sample this album, it’s just too perfect and shouldn’t be touched.
I’ll never forget when this album first came out. It’s when I realised that Radiohead was my #1 favorite band and still is. I’ve always loved soundtrack and electronic music, this album is the best mixture of both. The whole album start to finish is amazing but the tracks Sail to the Moon, Backdrifts, and Scatterbrain hold a very special place in my heart. There’s nothing like walking around the city or hiking through a forest on a rainy day while listening to this album. The Silent Hill 2 soundtrack has the same effect. Which is actually my second choice/answer to the question.
I like making relaxing and atmospheric music so, I’m sure this will surprise some people. If your into punk/grindcore, I’m sure you’ve heard of these guys. If not, check em out, you're in for a wild ride.