Stars of the Lid – Gravitational Pull vs. The Desire for an Aquatic Life
Gravitational Pull vs. The Desire for an Aquatic Life is not only a great title for a record but also a near perfect analogy of the genre tug and war (was it ambient electronica/post-rock/noise ??) that many would of placed Stars of the Lid in the middle of back in the mid 90's when they first let this album lose into the wild. It's five movements were truly the first essential chops from the group to catch peoples ears and imaginations, whilst its endlessly swelling tones also set the tone for the claustrophobic wing of Kranky's output for the next twenty years and up to the present day.