With Love


Zomby


Amoeba Review

Burgess, Hollywood 09/01/2013

Tight production contrasts between trap, jungle, grime, dubstep and emo electro.


07/01/2013

It might seem daunting to dive into electronic producer Zomby’s double-disc With Love, but one thing it isn’t is boring. With Love’s tracks move quickly yet gracefully, never lingering on one musical idea for too long, nor depriving them of their due time. Four songs in, “If I Will” marks the first time vocals appear on the album, however minimally, drawing the listener into a cool, dark tunnel of bass notes and a vibraphones. “Isis” features disembodied female vocals cooing over a cocktail of swirling synths, piano lines and funk bassline, with a solid handclapped beat keeping everything hanging together. Within an album of this scope, there’s plenty to explore, and Zomby loads it with interesting sounds without overstuffing things — the digital mewing and laser beams of “It’s Time,” the shifting jungle beats and delayed vocal sample of “Vi-Xi,” for example. Zomby is also remarkably adept at keeping things current while indulging in some electro retroism, as with the exciting, drum-and-bass-style “Overdose,” which harkens back to the ’90s heyday of Aphex Twin and Chemical Brothers without sounding outmoded. On With Love’s second disc, Zomby goes deeper and darker into his sound, with slowed-down, dubsteppy beats and forboding tones on tracks like “Digital Smoke” and “Entropy Sketch,” and moodier, more atmospheric tracks like “Reflection in Black Glass” and the title track. With Love covers a lot of ground over its 34 tracks, but it never feels like a chore, thanks to snappy song lengths and cohesive production. It’s the most impressive statement yet from the British producer, steadily maintaining intrigue throughout. Go ahead and get lost in it.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
File/Price
Buy
1.
As Darkness Falls
Zomby 02:08
2.
Ascension
Zomby 00:58
3.
Horrid
Zomby 03:09
4.
If I Will
Zomby 02:23
5.
Isis
Zomby 02:38
6.
It's Time
Zomby 03:39
7.
Memories
Zomby 04:03
8.
Orion
Zomby 01:13
9.
Overdose
Zomby 02:33
10.
Pray For Me
Zomby 01:49
11.
Rendezvous
Zomby 02:51
12.
The Things You Do
Zomby 01:31
13.
This One
Zomby 01:58
14.
Vanishment
Zomby 01:49
15.
VI-XI
Zomby 03:38
16.
VxV
Zomby 01:49
17.
777
Zomby 03:06


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
File/Price
Buy
1.
Black Rose
Zomby 02:25
2.
Digital Smoke
Zomby 01:50
3.
Entropy Sketch
Zomby 01:22
4.
Glass Ocean
Zomby 02:25
5.
How To Ascend
Zomby 02:54
6.
I Saw Golden Light
Zomby 02:18
7.
Pyrex Nights
Zomby , Last Japan 03:13
8.
Quickening
Zomby 02:45
9.
Reflection In Black Glass
Zomby 01:50
10.
Shiva
Zomby 01:06
11.
Soliloquy
Zomby 03:56
12.
Sphinx
Zomby 02:47
13.
Sunshine In November
Zomby 01:12
14.
Vast Emptiness
Zomby 03:13
15.
White Smoke
Zomby 02:04
16.
With Love
Zomby 03:13

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