Stars Of The Lid ‎– The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid

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Requiem For Dying Mothers
Requiem For Dying Mothers (Part 1) 6:37
Requiem For Dying Mothers (Part 2) 7:37
Down 3 5:46
Austin Texas Mental Hospital
Austin Texas Mental Hospital (Part 1) 2:48
Austin Texas Mental Hospital (Part 2) 12:18
Austin Texas Mental Hospital (Part 3) 5:47
Broken Harbors
Broken Harbors (Part 1) 3:31
Broken Harbors (Part 2) 6:47
Broken Harbors (Part 3) 9:16
Mullholland 6:49
The Lonely People (Are Getting Lonelier) 10:05
Gasfarming 3:18
Piano Aquieu 10:56
Fac 21 3:08
Ballad Of Distances
Ballad Of Distances (Part 1) 3:36
Ballad Of Distances (Part 2) 3:00
A Lovesong (For Cubs)+
A Lovesong (For Cubs)+ (Part 1) 6:45
A Lovesong (For Cubs)+ (Part 2) 8:05
A Lovesong (For Cubs)+ (Part 3) 7:45

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KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050 Stars Of The Lid The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid(2xCD, Album) Kranky, Kranky, Kranky KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050 US 2001 Sell This Version
KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050 Stars Of The Lid The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid(2xCD, Album) Kranky, Kranky, Kranky KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050 US 2001 Sell This Version
krank050 Stars Of The Lid The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid(2xCD, Album, Promo) Kranky krank050 US 2001 Sell This Version
KRANK050, Krank 050 LP Stars Of The Lid The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid(3xLP, Album) Kranky, Kranky KRANK050, Krank 050 LP US 2001 Sell This Version
KRANK050, Krank 050 LP Stars Of The Lid The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid(3xLP, Album, RE) Kranky, Kranky KRANK050, Krank 050 LP US 2015 Sell This Version
KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050 Stars Of The Lid The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid(2xCD, Album) Kranky, Kranky, Kranky KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050 US Unknown Sell This Version

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Stabilized

Stabilized

January 23, 2018
edited 10 months ago
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 3xLP, Album, RE, KRANK050, Krank 050 LP
Grabbed a copy from Amazon brand new and has very bad surface noise and a lot of clicks and pops. Weird sleeve design, means it doesn't fold flat when inner sleeves are taken out, so it doesn't fit in a normal poly outer sleeve.
Pretty disappointed for £35!
howhow54321

howhow54321

January 7, 2018
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 3xLP, Album, RE, KRANK050, Krank 050 LP

My pressing came in fantastic. No pops or any scratches, no noise as far as I can hear.
1tripz1

1tripz1

April 24, 2017
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 2xCD, Album, KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050
I found this album early on in my foray into experimental music, and I'm really glad I did.

The Tired Sounds showed me that music could be more than a genre, more than the usual song preconceptions such as vocals, drums, time limits or 'structure'. It showed me that the possibilities of music are almost endless, all you have to do is find the right artists.

What I love most about this album is that it feels like classical music passed through a digital filter. Smatterings of samples, looping etc.. things that you couldn't do if you were just using acoustic instrumentation. I feel like Brian and Adam are completely open minded in their approach, all they care about is finding the right sound, regardless of how they get there. That's very rare these days.

I'm a fan of their entire catalog both before and after, but for me the weight of this release will probably never be replaced. It's a monumental release that everyone should enjoy.
ahr2nd

ahr2nd

July 13, 2014
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 2xCD, Album, KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050

The sample in Down 3 is taken from a 1966 American film called Seconds, it seems.
Elstree1003

Elstree1003

September 5, 2011
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 2xCD, Album, KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050

Almost as great as "And the refinement..." Another masterpiece.
palindrome_blues

palindrome_blues

March 19, 2008
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 3xLP, Album, KRANK050, Krank 050 LP
A monumental epic of orchestrated ambience. The Tired Sounds of Stars of the Lid encompasses all the great things about an ambient record: Long swells of hypnotic drone, the use of silence as an instrument, subtle underlying tonalities, field recordings, and a haunting sparseness that seems to bend time when listened too.

Two discs can barely contain the expansiveness of these sounds, sometimes full and layered while other times so stripped away that one can't help but want them to linger as long as possible.

Stars of the Lid are one of the few artists who somehow become more minimal as they grow. A larger repertoire of instrumentation has in no way crowded these graceful movements and it is in the understanding of these elements that The Lid has been able to design a blueprint to one of the best releases in the last decade.
Gecks

Gecks

October 17, 2005
edited over 8 years ago
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 2xCD, Album, KRANK 050, KRANK050, krank050

There is a weight to this music.

Sounds ring out, starting like a symphonic swell, and ending with a twinkle of piano, or perhaps horns? As with previous SOTL releases, it's probably treated guitar, but to the blind listener it sounds like an orchestra reverberating through some vast space.

There must be something going on here between the tones. A sadness, perhaps more palpable than any other release I have heard. How these wordless, melodically sparse (at best!) pieces can transmit such power is astounding, but maybe this is how it should always have been done; cut the bombast, enhance the message.