Friday, March 6, 2009

Ego Loop: Nothingness LP

Sometimes I wonder if any of the songs from any of the records I post become peoples' "new favorite songs". I love sharing music with people, and am always happy for positive feedback on the music (although any feedback is good). I am curious if people will love this record as much as I do. This New Jersey electronic band only released this record (I believe) and then disappeared. I'm surprised I don't commonly see this on wantlists. It's got a few duds, but songs like "Becoming a Shadow", "It Follows", and "The Feelings Return" are dark, gloomy minimal synth masterpieces. I hear elements of Flue, Mecano, Twilight Ritual, and more in these songs. I think that if you enjoy the Windtorn EP from Juju that I popsted last year you should appreciate this too. I can't guarantee that it will be a new favorite, though. However for what it's worth, I've listened to "The Feelings Return" about 10 times in a row now, and all I can say is "WOW. 
Ego Loop: Notingness LP
1988, Gris Records.
A1 Neon
A2 Painless Nothing
A3 Down
A4 Extract the Cork
A5 Fruit of the Null
A6 Becoming a SHadow
B1 It Follows
B2 The Seeds of Art
B3 The Feelings Return
B4 Eos


Anonymous said...

This is great, I don't see an entry on discogs, am I missing it?

goutroy said...

Nope, no entry (yet).

Fantasmi said...

Had to tell you how good this is..

Anonymous said...

It's good, but it really sounds like 1988. Wish it had been made in something like '82 istead (like anything else from '87-'88.

Farrakhan Faucet said...

You are my HERO! This album has been my holy grail of beloved, lost LPs for more than 20 years. I used to spin many of the tracks on my Kent State college radio show - and only had access to select tunes on fading tapes of my shows. I have looked through racks and racks of vinyl for this, countless times, year after year. I can't wait to load this onto my iPod and play it loud. Great blog - inspires me to jumpstart my long dust crusted one!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for uploading this and thanks for the good words. I married this guy.

goutroy said...

Haha, that's awesome, anonymous! Congrats!

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