New Age, 2018
It’s been awhile since I heard anything new from BrunuhVille, so it seems like a good idea to pick up Timeless. And, well… I listened to it. That’s all I can think of to say, really, as the whole thing ends up like one single, long tune full of strings, pianos, and such – a long tune that reminds me of every single other tune of this sort.
Okay, Winds of Conquest, The Hunt, and Ancient Awakening least have an urgent beat that jolts me awake when I’m in the danger of dozing off to the other drowsy, slow hobbits-are-dancing-with-unicorns tracks. Here’s the thing: just as how other sleepy tunes blend together, these also feel like they are the same overlong tracks, only faster. Andromeda has the misfortune of having the same trance-like beats typical of the original soundtrack of the Mass Effect games, and the title of this tune brings back memories of the previous disastrous rubbish installment in that series. Oh, Bioware, we used to be friends; now it’s just a studio filled with amateurs with more hair colors than talent.
And oh BrunuhVille, we used to be such good friends too. Now every new output reminds me so much of previous albums by this same act, as well as of output by other new age acts too. I’d like to be surprised, but Timeless prefers to coast on clichés. It’s more lifeless than timeless, I’m afraid.
Still, it has its uses, I suppose. If one is bored of the same backing tracks while playing video games, this one can fit the bill as well as any random new age album.