Slint is a Math Rock, Post Rock, Alternative Rock band from Louisville, Kentucky. This album was released by Touch And Go Records in 1991. Slint disbanded after they recorded Spiderland in 1991. Slint are masters of their own peculiar style of music called Math Rock. I find this genre of music particularly interesting and entertaining all though I have never covered Math Rock in my webzine. I have been purchasing more albums like this for my collection as my knowledge continues to grow on the genre of Math Rock. Strained vocals collide with some unusual guitar riffs that work really well to create this somber mood that I really love. Spoken vocals are used often and show how a minimalist approach can work well for Slint. The same guitar chords played over and over is another way that this record uses repetition to achieve the most unique sound. Simple chord progressions hit you hard in a way that you never thought was possible until you have immersed yourself in this album. Desperate whispered vocals slam right into heavy Alternative Rock guitars. Giant guitars and screaming are a far cry from the start of this record's musical themes. Slint can be very mysterious sounding and their lyrics can be quite bizarre. In this song "Washer" the drums are prominent to me for the first time and the vocals and the guitars are super quiet although I really enjoy this song. A warm melody flows through this song as it continues to reach the peak at the top of the beautiful mountain. Indie Rock legend Will Oldham photographed the band for the front cover of the album. This squealing noise is prevalent but strangely it's mixed with loud and aggressive vocals to create something truly special. I can't figure out at all what Slint is writing about because it's way to abstract to decipher anything. Really pretty vocals are here and I'm reminded of Alternative Rock again. Another great Math Rock band to check out is Rodan and their album "Rusty" which is a classic record. The more I listen to Slint the more I really appreciate their music and this is one hell of a release. I now have covered the Math Rock genre for my webzine. I usually don't cover music like this for my webzine but I'm so happy that I did. The funny thing is it worked out great because Math Rock does actually fit in with the music I cover for my webzine. Spiderland is a classic album because it's so different then anything else and you have to get yourself a copy now.
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