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Phil Western - Longform album flac Performer: Phil Western
Title: Longform
Style: Ambient, Techno, IDM
Released: 2014
Country: Canada
MP3 album: 1266 mb
FLAC album: 1329 mb
Rating: 4.4
Other formats: AHX AA MMF MPC XM AUD ADX
Genre: Electronic

LONGFORM by Phil Western, released 01 April 2014 1. 5 6 7 8 2. Come and Play with us 3. Lost in the woods 4. Wanna make good music 5. Dementhol 6. Big Bear 7. They're just out of your reach 8. Longform 9. Behind me Satan 10. Birth Decade 11. Dreams, come true 12. Stick it 13. 18 years 14. Mora Smile (remaster) 15. 7 Step 16. Voices telling me to go (remix) Recorded 9/13 - 1/14 at Yellow Door v4.

Phil's album is also an acknowledgement that the days of the compact disc are well and truly about over. Longform' is nearly 90 minutes long and clearly was arranged and designed exclusively for digital and vinyl release. Now I know what early adopters most fans of electronic music are but for someone like myself who owns thousands of the damn things this is a significant event. I'm not sorry to see them go. Western demonstrates yet again how aware of the times he is by doing this. You can be assured that in the coming days you're going to witness more of this

Phillip Charles Western (August 12, 1971 – February 4, 2019) was a Canadian musician, based in Vancouver and a founding member of the bands Download, PlatEAU, Frozen Rabbit, and Off and Gone. Having started his career as a drummer and eventually as a programmer, he became a remix engineer starting in the mid-1990s

On this page you can listen to mp3 music free or download album or mp3 track to your PC, phone or tablet. Release title: Phil Western - Longform. Photo of Phil Western - Longform. More albums of Phil Western: Corrected Idiot (1997). They're Just Out Of Your Reach (Alt Mix).

Thumbing his nose at the dulling blade of the industry, his latest album, Longform, is also his most ambitious. It’s a sprawling double album, suitably framed by the graffiti collage artwork of Ronan Boyle. The music carries a sense of worldly wisdom and wide-eyed awe, a sound that could have only been made by him now. Western’s early recordings were, admittedly, produced with heavy influence from altered states of consciousness. But since he quit smoking pot, he has been exploring a natural approach to creative inspiration, re-evaluating his mojo, as it were.

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Tracklist

A1 5 6 7 8
A2 Come And Play With Us
A3 Lost In The Woods
A4 Wanna Make Good Music
A5 Dementhol
B1 Big Bear
B2 They're Just Out Of Your Reach
B3 Long Form
C1 Behind Me Satan
C2 Voices Telling Me To Go
C3 Birth Decade
C4 Dreams Come True
D1 Mora Smile
D2 7 Step
D3 Stick It
D4 18 Years

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Broken Silence – 00288

Credits

  • Bass Guitar, Drum Machine, Synthesizer, Violin, Vocals – Phil Western

Notes

Limited to 499 Copies
Comes in a gatefold sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 4 250137 202884

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
none Phil Western Longform ‎(2xFile, FLAC, Album, 24 + 14xFile, FLAC, Album) Not On Label (Phil Western Self-released) none Canada 2014


Comments: (2)
Kirinaya
This album is very long, first face has very strong groove electro tracksWith mindfull variations. Then the following tracks enters a long electro tranceBatch of tracks with all elements usual in phil music as we could find withinLegowelt music, by exemple. This whole album need several listening to appreciate.I suggest to listen first the first face several times.
Nicanagy
I've stewed on this one for a while now, spending entire days playing it back to front. Forwards and backwards, altering the track listing... loud and then quiet. What I've come away with is a sense of euphoria, something I hadn't been expecting from Western's latest creation. To be sure, he's gone outside the safe and established norms of electronic music before but it hasn't been so immense in scope or detail previously. These last couple of years have seen him hitting the release schedule like a fiend and some of you may be wondering, what's he got in the bag this time. With so many releases out has he begun to repeat himself or has that well run dry?He's barely begun to scratch the surface.Vocals, guitars, heavy dub bass lines, exquisitely detailed sound design and riveting harmonies. All of this and more is up for grabs on 'Longform'. We fans have truly been spoiled since his re-emergence in 2012 and his bandcamp has been more than generous with outtakes, demos and even dusted off work which pre-dates his solo debut 'The Escapist'. What has also been happening is that Phil has been honing his song writing down to a finely precise point. He has reached the point where individual sounds are now so in-sync with what's going on around them that the flow is seamless. The transitions from one part of a song like "Big Bear" are absolutely explosive.There are even a couple of morsels thrown in from his digital output. Namely: "Dementhol", "Morasmile", "7 Steps" and a remix of "Voices Telling Me To Go" from the 'Dementhol', 'Morasmile' and 'Melodium' releases respectively. Surely this will prove enticement enough to get people hankering to go and purchase them. But even if that doesn't do the trick, the new pieces on here definitely sell 'Longform' as an album in it's own right. But there's something more to this one than just synthetic sorcery executed at peak potency.Phil's album is also an acknowledgement that the days of the compact disc are well and truly about over. 'Longform' is nearly 90 minutes long and clearly was arranged and designed exclusively for digital and vinyl release. Now I know what early adopters most fans of electronic music are but for someone like myself who owns thousands of the damn things this is a significant event. I'm not sorry to see them go. Western demonstrates yet again how aware of the times he is by doing this. You can be assured that in the coming days you're going to witness more of this. Any backroom twenty-something "producer" could go digital, I'm sure, but for a guy who outfits his songs with such loving attention to detail this was a big step.But back to the album at hand. There are daytime records and then there are those which don't really come out to play until the sun goes down and what I'm hearing is decidedly in the latter category. So much variety in tone and tempo! His more direct compositions have a way of auguring into one's head and staying there for hours if not days at a time. He sings on some of this, on other tracks the groove becomes what the entire song is about while elsewhere you find pure ambient bliss. Come play with us, truly. But make sure to pack a lunch because you're going to be there for a while. As I write this, I've gotten lost in the woods yet again and interestingly enough I don't mind at all.I'm almost sorry I have to stop writing about 'Longform' because it is such a remarkable milestone for this guy. Yeah, sure, he's been around for a while but unlike most of those who have he doesn't just linger on regurgitating what you've heard before in some new and cynical iteration. This one creates because he simply must and if that means he drops off for years at a time to maintain integrity in his music then that's what he'll do. I just hope he knows how appreciative we are that he keeps coming back.