Belong

Common Era

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It's been five years since the last Belong long player, as the duo works slowly to organize their sound works. Both the time invested, and the wait, have been well rewarded with this return.

Common Era shows extraordinary progression from that first album of dense, scorched earth instrumentals, hints of a new direction having been revealed on the Colorloss Record EP from 2008 which contained covers of four should-have-been classics from the original psychedelic era. The new material has such common pop elements as "songs," vocals and drum machines, but the results could hardly be called conventional and are like little else happening on the current "scene."

The songs themselves are akin to radio transmissions received from another time and place, just as likely to be the future as the past, or even from a contemporary alternate universe. They are both passionate and dispassionate, grey yet technicolor, ghostly and palpable, distant yet immediate, grainy and focused. Upon listening these conceptual contradictions are dismissed with ease, as the recordings reveal that they fit all of these descriptors simultaneously, an extraordinary balancing act.

Belong: Common Era

Come See Belong 05' 26''
Never Came Close Belong 04' 13''
A Walk Belong 05' 01''
Perfect Life Belong 04' 29''
Keep Still Belong 04' 38''
Different Heart Belong 05' 28''
Make Me Return Belong 04' 33''
Common Era Belong 04' 08''
Very Careful Belong 03' 19''

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