The Faint - Fasciinatiion album
By: The Faint (2008, Electronic). More albums from The Faint: Danse Macabre by The Faint. Doom Abuse by The Faint. Danse Macabre Remixes by The Faint. Blank-Wave Arcade by The Faint. Viking Raids (1991-2004 – Best Of Unleashed) by The Faint. Wet From Birth by The Faint. View all albums . Fasciinatiion. By: The Faint (2008, Electronic).
Fasciinatiion is The Faint's fourth LP to bear the mark of their distinctive sound, and its lyrical focus is much more broad and can't be boiled down to an abstract noun like "sex" or "birth. The album immediately involves all of the previous concepts with song titles like "Fish in a Womb," "Psycho," and "Get Seduced," as if all three of their previous albums were pointing to a larger, umbrella concept. The resulting focus is a multifarious gloss of modern and futuristic culture that is handled with a definite cynicism.
Fasciinatiion was recorded and mixed at Enamel in Omaha, NE. from August to October 2007, and December through February 2008. Mastering at Sterling Sound.
The Faint play Faint songs, see, and gosh, Fasciinatiion is awful darn Fainty- if a tad minimal and midtempo compared to their last two platters. Ever since they became a "Societal Ideas" band on Danse Macabre, you know you're going to get some clumsy, too-little-too-late jams about the Big Issues: "Get Seduced" decries cretinous nip-slip tabloidery (kind of a writ-large sequel to Macabre's anti-gossip "Let the Poison Spill From Your Throat"), while the earnest protests of "A Battle. But even it- and Clark Baechle's refreshingly very human/analog drumming- can't save an album whose knob-twisty aural flourishes too often sound like a catalog of simulated farts (from pinched whistlers to airy whorls to wet foghorns). Something's not as vital here- the band sounds more committed to the songs, at the expense of the neato spazz-outs.
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Fasciinatiion - Fairly Good, Based on 5 Critics. Fasciinatiion is clearly more music in the basic vein they've been trodding forward in since the release of 1999's Blank Wave Arcade. Their new label, the band's own blank.
|The Geeks Were Right|
|Machine In The Ghost|
|Fulcrum And Lever|
|I Treat You Wrong|
|Forever Growing Centipedes|
|Fish In A Womb|
|A Battle Hymn For Children|
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