With Lerxst it's a feel-thing. One either "gets it" (that is, has a taste for it), or not (& to varying degrees, obviously). The vid I posted above lent an extra respect for his guitar work on HYF
, an album I always loved parts of, and totally meh'd or huh'd other parts of. "Mission" was an example of an actual song I liked only partially. Now, after simply watching that cat play Alex' parts, I love it.
As with every new album release from Permanent Waves
to Power Windows
, I was initially cold on them, until I "became acclimated" by way of multiple listens and eventually was quite hot on them. After that I continued to grow colder until I just kind of lost track, with the exception of—as with so many others—Counterparts. Having said all of that, I have to wonder if maybe I failed to allow the acclimation process in the nineties and oughts. Especially in consideration of the revelation that got me loving "Mission". It could be that I'd find *all the albums
moving and exemplary and, not least, Lerxst-worthy so.
*w/ the exception of mixing and production on Snakes
; nothing can change my mind about how unlistenable they are in spite of compositional quality and performance, which are buried in "the mix"
edited for punctuation
Edited by Ged Lent's sis, Yesterday, 02:24 AM.