Downloaded this one as I'd heard a subtractiveLAD song a while back, and I'm glad I spent the two and a half for this one. Decay as a Lifestyle is a three song digital EP that serves the purpose of whetting the palate for the forthcoming subtractiveLAD LP; two of these songs (well, "Mayfly" is a remix, but that's splitting hairs) appear on the album, and after hearing these songs, I think it's safe to say that album must be a mindblower. The title track reminds me of Ulrich Schnauss, but with a harder edge; it's electronica and it's ambient, but it's also heavy on the "rock" side. "Ashes" removes all vestiges of rock, and is a glacially-paced ambient track not unlike Roger Eno or Harold Budd. "Mayfly" is a bit like the title track, but with a funky Japanese influence I like. It sort of has a TV soundtrack feel--specifically a detective show. You just have to hear it to understand, I guess. And by the way, why don't you hear it? The single is available for super-cheap at n5md! Can't wait to check out that album, though.
Listen To: "Decay as a Lifetyle"
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