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Old 02-12-2009, 01:45 AM   #101 (permalink)
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Hopefully the next album may pique your interest.
I still found it interesting. There is not much music out there that I don't find interesting. As to the future just keep sending the albums to me without me asking. I like this thread a lot and will always participate.
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Old 02-12-2009, 03:50 AM   #102 (permalink)
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Ok, I'm still trying to review Mice Parade and something or the other keeps distracting me from giving it a proper listen! Anyways, from what I've listened to -

The entire album has this wonderful post-rock'ish atmosphere, which isn't attention grabbing, but still gets stuck in one part of your brain! It sounds innocent, as well as haunting and mysterious at the same time. The textures weren't easy to notice on the first few listens, since I too fell into the 'background music' trap. It sure was a grower, and headphones greatly enhanced this experience.

The vocals on the opening track took time getting used to. It's not that they are bad, but didn't work for me for some reason. Mystery Brethren is an early highlight. The track title sums it up perfectly - like you've been transformed to a magical land, with only mysteries surrounding you. This enigma only keeps growing as the song continues, adding in more twists and turns. There are a lot of gentle textures here, which became much more evident with my headphones. Sounds timeless; like I'm just floating about somewhere. Same goes Focus On A Roller Coaster as well which continues the good work, bordering this post-rock acid-jazz vibe. The vocals weren't distracting at all here. Other tracks, such as Milton Road & Guitars for Plants, which are a bit louder, along with the ever changing male-female vocals bring in the much needed variety. I don't think at any point did this album sound repetitive. Almost all the songs had a purpose with little to no filler at all. Even the ending was satisfying. Overall, I did find it quite enjoyable, but at times, something felt missing! I'd give it a 7.5/10. Definitely worth checking out, and I feel it'll grow on me even more.

I shall skip lovage (although I might be missing out!), and just move onto the next one. PM away when it's ready.
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Old 02-12-2009, 04:24 AM   #103 (permalink)
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New release ready. It seems like Lovage didn't get that much love (groan). Ignore the cover and listen to the loveliness inside:

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Old 02-12-2009, 11:39 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I won't take the new one just yet but Lovage has actually been growing on me, I knew it was going to take time! With 'unusual' albums that are tough to plug into it takes me a listen in bed on the iPod to realise it's appeal; it was so with Lovage. Did anyone else notice all the 'Airplane!' samples? And I'm pretty sure that's Prince Paul on the first track, he is always good at getting into character on Dan the Automator albums. In the same vein, are Handsome Boy Modeling School worth checking out?
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Old 02-12-2009, 12:11 PM   #105 (permalink)
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Where as I am finding it very interesting indeed. It is going to be interesting to see the differing views and that, my fellow Music Banters, is what makes our obsession so wonderful.

Your use of the word "obsession" scares me. I'm still in denial about my musical addiction. I have this fear of waking up some morning in a shabby hotel room with hangover and the sound of Barry Manilow blasting in my ears on an iPod. That's when I'll finally hit rock bottom with all this musical madness.


Is that really Mandy playing? Now that I'm officially in hell will somebody kill me?

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Old 02-12-2009, 01:49 PM   #106 (permalink)
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I won't take the new one just yet but Lovage has actually been growing on me, I knew it was going to take time! With 'unusual' albums that are tough to plug into it takes me a listen in bed on the iPod to realise it's appeal; it was so with Lovage. Did anyone else notice all the 'Airplane!' samples? And I'm pretty sure that's Prince Paul on the first track, he is always good at getting into character on Dan the Automator albums. In the same vein, are Handsome Boy Modeling School worth checking out?
Never checked them out molecules but I'm glad that the album is a grower! I will ensnare you all in my nefarious plans!
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Old 02-12-2009, 01:55 PM   #107 (permalink)
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I won't take the new one just yet but Lovage has actually been growing on me, I knew it was going to take time! With 'unusual' albums that are tough to plug into it takes me a listen in bed on the iPod to realise it's appeal; it was so with Lovage. Did anyone else notice all the 'Airplane!' samples? And I'm pretty sure that's Prince Paul on the first track, he is always good at getting into character on Dan the Automator albums. In the same vein, are Handsome Boy Modeling School worth checking out?
Dan the Automator is awesome. I love Deltron 3030, Dr. Octagon, Handsome Boy Modelling School, Gorillaz (first album) etc.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:03 AM   #108 (permalink)
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New release ready. It seems like Lovage didn't get that much love (groan). Ignore the cover and listen to the loveliness inside:

Throw it my way man, sorry i missed out on Loveage, i'll give that a go too if you want.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:06 AM   #109 (permalink)
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I'm gonna give it a whirl...please send.
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Old 02-13-2009, 08:41 AM   #110 (permalink)
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I've disliked what I've heard by MiM, but I promised myself I'd review the next album you put up, so send it my way please
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