Review: Tardiss – Behind the Blind

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Catalog No: NS028

As the beat arises from the abyss of the universe, ambient murmurs stretch across the sky. A spectrum of color slowly twists and bends like a kaleidoscope. These effects descend upon an unsuspecting city, bringing forth a new found beauty in the things we see every day.

Minneapolis based duo Tardiss take downtempo beats and mesh them with ambient undertones, painting a gorgeous portrait of a trek through the concrete jungle. The bustling city streets have been given theme music that presents us with an opportunity to take a second look at the things we see all the time but never take the time to really look at. Behind the Blind takes the fast and hectic metropolitan world and slows it down to a speed where we can fully appreciate it.

The tempos are very leisurely and allow the various audio samples to float in and throughout the beats. It puts the modern sense of speed into perspective. These days all we do is move faster and faster. We blip through time like it was merely a millisecond to us instead of an entire lifetime. We were put on this planet to appreciate everything it has to offer. People today are so busy that they don’t take the time to really acknowledge the sheer coincidental miracle that is their existence. Tardiss have given us a reason to sit back and enjoy one of the great powers our bodies possess: listening. Instead of getting lost in a traffic jam on the highway, get lost in your own head for 45 minutes. You just might learn something.

Standout track: Silver Fences
Rating: 4 stars

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1 Comment

  1. anon

     /  29/07/2011

    cool band name, yo


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