Das Torpedoes

The Century of Space

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With The Century of Space, Charles Lareau delivers an album of sounds that are much more soothing and introspective than the chaotic performance noise of his group Naturaliste. In these six untitled tracks, he uses field recordings and synthesizers to create lo-fi soundscapes of a dark, melancholy nature. These bedroom experiments don't attempt to transcend their nature. Keyboard parts remain very simple, like drones and octave patterns, with occasional guitar slides and other miscellaneous noises that listeners can't be sure if Lareau plays himself or gets from a tape. The whole session is marred by heavy tape noise (unless you like it that way, of course). Lareau sounds honest enough in his intentions, but his music lacks some creativity, or at least something that would involve the listener on a deeper level.

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