Gravitational Pull vs. the Desire for an Aquatic Life

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Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Life
Studio album by Stars of the Lid
Released 1996
Recorded East Austin, Texas
Genre Ambient, minimalist, drone
Length Vinyl: 41:44
CD: 51:08
Label Sedimental
Producer Brian McBride, Adam Wiltzie
Stars of the Lid chronology
Music for Nitrous Oxide
(1995)
Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Life
(1996)
The Ballasted Orchestra
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]

Gravitational Pull vs the Desire for an Aquatic Life is the second studio album by ambient drone music group Stars of the Lid. It was recorded on four track and released as an LP on Sedimental in 1996. The album features short, medium and long minimal, droning compositions created from heavily treated guitar, horn, piano and other classical instruments.

Critical reaction[edit]

The album received moderate praise from critics. Nitsuh Abebe, writing for Allmusic, stated:

Release history[edit]

Following the vinyl issue from Sedimental in 1996, the album was released on CD in October 1997 on Kranky, and this reissue contained the extra track "Jan. '69". According to their official Web site, the band was displeased with the Sedimental pressing and therefore delighted when Kranky released it on CD. They wrote,[2]

Track listing[edit]

LP[edit]

Side A[edit]

  1. "The Better Angels of Our Nation"
  2. "Cantus II; in Memory of Warren Wiltzie"

Side B[edit]

  1. "Lactate's Moment"
  2. "Be Little with Me"

CD[edit]

  1. "The Better Angels of Our Nation" – 3:56
  2. "Cantus II; in Memory of Warren Wiltzie" – 19:03
  3. "Jan. '69" – 9:24
  4. "Lactate's Moment" – 12:18
  5. "Be Little with Me" – 6:27

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/album/r371164
  2. ^ "Stars of the Lid: Music". Archived from the original on June 13, 2001. Retrieved June 20, 2008.