Aperture (2018 Remaster)

by For Against

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brantly For Against released no bad records, and though this is not my favorite (see: 'December,' and 'Mason's California Lunchroom') this is an exceptional LP. If this band had only recorded this one LP, they would still garner a place in the cult status world of gloomy, alien, indie rock. Uncomfortable & inviting at the same time, with poignant lyrics & top-notch musicianship. For the initiated, this is a gem, for the beginner, start with "December.' St. Marie did a great job on these represses btw!!
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Breathless 03:25
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Spent 03:10
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Mindframed 02:43
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I WIsh 03:22
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Unspeakable 03:46
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Over Nepal 05:33
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Today Today 05:18
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Memorial 03:30

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It was surprising-gratifying last decade, when Lincoln, Nebraska stalwarts For Against finally garnered the cult popularity they’d long deserved—at least in Europe, where generous, rapturous crowds hailed them as “darkwave” pioneers. Back home, though, it took this era’s shoegaze explosion/revival to bring them equal underground acclaim, accelerated by Captured Tracks’ 2014 Box Set, compiling their two LPs and EP, 1987-1989. It even received a 7.8 in Pitchfork, suggesting, “If they had gained a tenth of the attention Interpol attracted, it would have been a wonderful world!”

That richly deserved, delayed recognition is bound to heighten with these reissues of their three ’90s records.

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released November 23, 2018

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