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GET COLOR album cover
In Heat
Die Slow
Nice Girls
Before Tigers
Eat Flesh
We Are Water
In Violet
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Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 32:59

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Caitlin Dewey



Label: Lovepump United / SC Distribution

Between its glitchy repetitions, frenzied synth rages and impassive vocals, HEALTH's latest has all the symptoms of a mental breakdown. But insanity works for these L.A. noise mongers, who made their name on the barely-tuned barrage of 2007's HEALTH and the assaultive, club-ready Crystal Castles mix that followed. These guys don't write songs so much as conduct sonic onslaughts — they surface at a distance, attack, and disappear into static.

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Great release that shows the bands growth into their own sound. The influences are fairly obvious, but they seem to come out with great hooks and a style their own. Self-indulgent: maybe. But what band isn't? How about Prog rock? Not self-indulgent? To call HEALTH pure noise is both ignorant to the band's intentions and to an entire world music which is not based on the pop formula of which they still successfully adhere to. This is the evolution of art-rock.

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Give it a chance, you will be rewarded!


When I had first downloaded this I had only heard of HEALTH from the crystal castles remix so I had no idea what I was expecting. At first listen this just sounded like a blinding assault of noise with nothing to offer. However, after a few listens however you can really start to hear the genius and individuality that this album has to offer. Definitely not for the faint hearted!

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Coming into their own.


Their debut was good, but this takes it a few steps further. This does not lack for ideas like the first one did, yet it also retains the same level of energy. Not merely noisy for the sake of being abrasive, HEALTH create an atmosphere with their psychedelic sonics that taps into some mysterious place in your psyche. This album proves that greater control over your sound (so long as you retain a sense of energy and a willingness to experiment) can always improve a band, even in noise music where control is sometimes seen as the enemy. This could become a noise rock classic.

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The Ideal Copy of The Ideal Copy


The first 3 tracks could be Wire with a better pharmacist. The focus broadens after that, in a good way. The cover art is very 80s Wire too. Also reminds me of Chrome sometimes.

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Self-indulgent? Sure. Violent? At times. I still dig it, and I see the beauty and value in this recording. To each their own. I'm glad I decided to add this to my collection. Track Recommendations: Die Slow, We Are Water, Eat Flesh.

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Self-indulgent noise. No beauty. No value. Just an assault. Just violence. Thank you for sharing...but I'm returning this "gift".

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Sonic Spectres


This record is technicolor noise done danceable, and I love it. In my opinion, this record is no better than their last, but I like that it's a little different. It shows they're not content to rest on their laurels. Good do see such ambitious young folks these days. Also, see them live if you get a chance, and bring ear plugs.

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eMusic Selects: Deastro

By Todd Burns, Contributor

No offense to eMusic's previous Selects artists, but I get the sense that the only one of the bunch that could become a genuine pop star is one Randolph Chabot. Under the name Deastro, Chabot writes the sort of pop songs that make you swoon - and then wraps them in a hyper-colored gloss of synthesizer sturm und drang. M83 is a reference point for Keeper's, his eMusic Selects release, but it's not quite accurate:… more »

They Say All Music Guide

If their first album was an exercise in repetition and abrasiveness, HEALTH took it up a notch for their sophomore album, Get Color. Instead of using a computer interface to record, as they did with their predominantly digital self-titled album, the quartet produced straight onto 2″ tape, in hopes of boosting the levels to the red without the interference of digital clipping. Like steroids, this technique of pushing analog to the extreme beefed up their art rock skronk to a hulking mass. As well as being larger, the aspect that separates Get Color from the band’s debut of fractured near-instrumentals is that the tracks on board actually feel like fully realized songs, rather than sketched ideas. These songs are a lot more inviting as well. Things are still disjointed and hard to navigate in HEALTH’s home world, but now the gnarly setting is beautified by golden androgynous harmonies that envelop everything. When vicious guitar and drum loops are accompanied by smashing, grating bursts that emulate a belt-sander sawing glass or a sledgehammer smashing a vintage keyboard plugged through a Marshall wall, Jacob Duzsik’s blanket-soft vocal lines cushion the blows exquisitely. Get Color walks that fine line between pleasure and pain. For every bludgeoning hit, there’s relief. After the wonderfully freaky groove of “Die Slow,” the electro-clatter bliss of “Before Tigers,” and the frightening tribal assault of “Severin,” the second half of “We Are Water” and the delicate ballad “In Violet” bring the record down to a soothing hush. For many, HEALTH’s noisy tendencies will be a bit much, but those who aren’t afraid to dig deeper will be rewarded greatly. (Fashion-conscious L.A. scenesters have no business making music this good.) – Jason Lymangrover

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