I really REALLY love TKOL, and while this is definitely an unpopular opinion, I still find it surprising that so many people dislike this album. Like, seriously, it's my favorite.
This being said, I'd like to have an wider array of albums similar to it, but that's pretty hard for me to find. What I like on TKOL is not really how the audio loops (as that's what most point out when they mention this album), it's more about the extremely intricate and complex rhythms that start out as chaotic but slowly unravel onto a coordinated sequence of just ethereal bliss. This is what makes TKOL my favorite album, it manages to encapsulate the feeling of healing into music pretty nicely, especially in songs like Bloom and Codex, where it's outright subliminally mentioned a process of healing/enlightment. Another thing that makes me really like this album is how the drums and/or bass specifically are really complex and lively, which give the songs this upbeat feel while still managing to hold its dark somber atmosphere. This takes me to the next point about what makes this album my favorite, which is a very specific feeling that I get when listening to it, which is a feeling of "being invited to the woods". Whenever I listen to any song from this album, especially the first 4, I get this feeling as if I'm being seducted into going inside the woods, this album just makes me want to run as fast as possible to the nearest forest and to be amongst its complex ecosystem. I really think that the complex rhythms resemble things plants do like photosynthesis and respiration, as the sporadic nature of this album really reminds me of waves, and the reverse guitar in Little By Little reminds me alot of wind or blood pulsating, kinda like how nutrients would be spread across a tree.
Anyways, is there any album that can convey this nature-close and spiritual feeling which also happens to be really intricate and complex? I'd love to hear your suggestions!
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