33 Songs, 1 Hour 19 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The length of this project (33 tracks!) declares that With Love is a "major" work from a rave-to-dubstep producer who's never been shy of ambition. Yet just as Zomby's public persona is never easy or obvious, the music he presents thrives on how subtly it absorbs the atmosphere, how quickly the more substantial tracks fade into the ether, and how easily they may be misunderstood for the gateway tracks that atmospherically bridge the gaps. Or, more likely, that's what the London-based producer has in mind. Blurring the lines between what's important and what's minor is exactly what With Love does on a consistent scale. "Ascension" never reaches the minute mark, clocking out at 59 seconds when it's gracelessly interrupted by the sci-fi warp of "Horrid." The inspired tinkering behind "Orion" suggests an intent longer than a minute and change, yet it sits tucked between the luxuriously paced "Memories" and the compact doom of "Overdose." The point here is to never overlook a moment and accept that the best may be the ones to disappear all too soon. Much as with life itself.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The length of this project (33 tracks!) declares that With Love is a "major" work from a rave-to-dubstep producer who's never been shy of ambition. Yet just as Zomby's public persona is never easy or obvious, the music he presents thrives on how subtly it absorbs the atmosphere, how quickly the more substantial tracks fade into the ether, and how easily they may be misunderstood for the gateway tracks that atmospherically bridge the gaps. Or, more likely, that's what the London-based producer has in mind. Blurring the lines between what's important and what's minor is exactly what With Love does on a consistent scale. "Ascension" never reaches the minute mark, clocking out at 59 seconds when it's gracelessly interrupted by the sci-fi warp of "Horrid." The inspired tinkering behind "Orion" suggests an intent longer than a minute and change, yet it sits tucked between the luxuriously paced "Memories" and the compact doom of "Overdose." The point here is to never overlook a moment and accept that the best may be the ones to disappear all too soon. Much as with life itself.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

tiungeia19 ,

Relaxing.

I love this album it feels cohesive to me.

aidonnbrandon ,

Zomby at his best

This is a killer double album, it uses a lot of the sounds and textures from previous album Dedication to much greater effect here. Great smoking album!

jingai ,

track called “vanishment”...

= ’93 autechre. nice.
whole album = very good. must have.

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