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

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Requiem For Dying Mothers
Part 1 6:37
Part 2 7:37
Down 3 5:46
Austin Texas Mental Hospital
Part 1 2:48
Part 2 12:18
Part 3 5:47
Broken Harbors
Part 1 3:31
Part 2 6:47
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
Part 1 3:36
Part 2 3:00
A Lovesong (For Cubs)+
Part 1 6:45
Part 2 8:05
Part 3 7:45

Versions (6)

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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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kemonoid

kemonoid

October 8, 2017
edited 15 days ago
referencing The Tired Sounds Of Stars Of The Lid, 3xLP, Album, RE, KRANK050, Krank 050 LP
Very bad pressing, looks like scratced or something but it’s not. Just sounds bad and noisy. The cover cames apart also.
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 7 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.