SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS presents, "2 frame GIF of 9 / 11 240 FPS"
MUSIC FARMER 5 - Review by Adam Jones
A Symphony of Chaos and Beauty
In a world where the boundaries of auditory artistry cease to expand, "2 frame GIF of 9 / 11 240 FPS" by SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS emerges as a luminous beacon - a guiding light of modern experimentation in music. This album is not merely a collection of sounds, but a poetic narrative that weaves a rich tapestry of dystopian beauty and complex, ever-changing sonic landscapes.
As we step into this abstract realm with the inaugural track "one machine," we are greeted by a vocal sample that reverberates like a siren's song from a distant, otherworldly realm. A cacophony of electronic Stylophone-style bells resonate with haunting beauty, crafting a symphony that feels both alien and intimately familiar. This track is a siren's call, beckoning listeners into a swirling vortex of glitching synth patterns and cinematic soundscapes, an invitation to embark on a journey through the labyrinthine corridors of passion and emotion.
"BUY KILL DIE BE YOU GO" unfolds like a blossoming flower, revealing layers of complexity with each passing moment. A keyboard sample metamorphoses into an Asian-inspired melody that dances gracefully through fluctuations of tempo, evoking the exhilarating rush of a technologically advanced ride at Disneyland, where the future meets the past in a dazzling display of sonic brilliance.
As we venture deeper into this sonic odyssey, tracks like "You are your ID (Why lie!)" stand as monuments to the album's innovative spirit. The ethereal female vocal pirouettes gracefully across the soundscape, a celestial dance that is suddenly juxtaposed with high-pitched octaves and harmonies that ignite the auditory canvas with bursts of fiery glory; a symphonic dance of light and shadow.
The pièce de résistance of SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS' musical journey is undoubtedly "PORSCHE CAYENNE." This track is another siren's song that lures listeners into a tropical paradise, where rhythmic percussive samples beckon like the gentle caress of ocean waves. Yet, this paradise is tinged with an undercurrent of darkness, a furious tempest that sweeps listeners into a neon-lit nocturnal world, a haunted highway where beauty and chaos exist in harmonious discord.
As the journey reaches its zenith with "light is on," listeners find themselves in a retro utopia, where time seems to fold upon itself, revealing glimpses of a bright, tropical thunderstorm that echoes with the nostalgia of yesteryears. The soundscape morphs and bends, akin to an aging lightbulb that flickers with a warm, golden glow, a beacon of broken yet resplendent beauty in a world of darkness.
The pièce de résistance of SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS' musical journey is undoubtedly "PORSCHE CAYENNE." This track is another siren's song that lures listeners into a tropical paradise, where rhythmic percussive samples beckon like the gentle caress of ocean waves.
Behind this auditory masterpiece is an artist who embodies the spirit of a true craftsman, a glassblower who shapes the molten glass of sound into intricate patterns of breathtaking beauty. Drawing from a rich palette of influences, including post-vaporwave mediacore and obscure sampling, SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS has forged an album that mirrors the complex, multifaceted nature of a finely crafted piece of glass art. Crafted with meticulous precision in Audacity, this album stands as a shiny example of the boundless realms of creativity that lie within the human spirit.
"2 frame GIF of 9 / 11 240 FPS" by SCHOOL OF THE AMERICAS is a symphonic poem, a celestial dance that transcends the boundaries of music, weaving a rich tapestry of sound that is both hauntingly beautiful and profoundly unsettling. This album is a beacon of light in the world of experimental music, an amazing example of the boundless potential that exists when artistry and innovation collide. It beckons listeners to embark on a journey through the outer reaches of sonic exploration, a voyage into the unknown where beauty and chaos exist in harmonious discord, a true masterpiece in the realm of experimental music that beckons to all who dare to venture into the unknown.
Check out "Porcsche Cayenne" off "2 frame GIF of 9/11 240 FPS"