LONG PLAYER OF THE DAY: Belong, October Language (Carpark)

The Reason(s) We Can’t Stop Listening: As we write this, the sun is streaming through self-titled‘s office windows, warming our hardwood floors like a space heater despite the fact that it’s absolutely freezing outside. This album has the same effect, sonically–glacial guitars brought up to a boiling point by effects pedals and the kind of fuzz tones Fennesz perfected in the early aughts. It’s mesmerizing stuff, to say the least. Too bad we’re still waiting for the duo’s “sooner than later” follow-up, which Belong promised way back in August.

RIYL: Speaker-swallowing feedback; any of Eno’s ambient albums; letting go

See Also:Something Old: Fennesz, Endless Summer (Mego, 2001)

See Also:Something New: Tim Hecker, Harmony In Ultraviolet (Kranky, 2006)