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Old 04-28-2009, 10:17 AM   #171 (permalink)
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OK let's get this back on again and this time I will review the album at the end too. PM for link. Freak Folk is the name of the game.
Sounds interesting, I may as well give it a spin too if that's alright
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:46 AM   #172 (permalink)
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I will have a review ready tomorrow.
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:13 PM   #173 (permalink)
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Cell Scape is probably their best known but they have tones of E.P's out that are well worth checking out. Holler if you can't find any as I have a fair bit.
Recently gotten much more into this band. At first, the vocals turned me down because I'm used to my noisey music to have some angry guy screaming all of the time, like The Locust. But now I actually really like it, its so refreshing from the often angry and hardcore! feel that so many noise rock bands have. Right now I have cell scape and Bambi's Delimma. I like cell scape a bit better, although I don't think I've given Bambi's Delimma enough time to sink in, but the album seems to be lacking in the ear shattering noise that I crave.

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Old 04-30-2009, 05:04 PM   #174 (permalink)
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I will have a review ready tomorrow.
Who am I kidding. I have played this sucker a several times and find it a difficult album.

Jackhammer this Old Fog album. Before I put my thoughts to words is that clicking in the first 2 songs natural? Is the rip of vinyl?
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:06 AM   #175 (permalink)
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Who am I kidding. I have played this sucker a several times and find it a difficult album.

Jackhammer this Old Fog album. Before I put my thoughts to words is that clicking in the first 2 songs natural? Is the rip of vinyl?
It's not as far as I aware of and it's only been out a couple of years so probably not many vinyl copies of it around.
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Old 05-01-2009, 09:12 AM   #176 (permalink)
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Alexander Tucker - Old Fog


First thing that's worth mentioning is that there isn't enough good music out there made by people called Alex, so I'm glad I came across this

In short, I loved this album. The old freak folk description was quite an apt description. The guy is a wonderful folk guitarist, creating some really vivid sonic pictures with his finger-picking style, which are given even more colour by the occasional use the harp and mandolin. He even throws some heavy distortion into the mix on tracks like Hand Of Reign. His voice has very ethereal quality about it too (kinda weird when you think about how he fronted hardcore bands in his early career), and gives the music that much more of a ghostly edge.

All in all, a very colourful and atmospheric album. My highlights at this early stage would probably be Of Late and the Patron Saint Of Troubled Men.

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Old 05-01-2009, 10:05 AM   #177 (permalink)
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Alexander Tucker - Old Fog 2005

I rather like the freakishly oddly weird variety of folk generally and I enjoyed this album but do have some issues. The clicking on the first 2 tracks, Hag Stone and the title track, on the file that I have distracted me to the point of being annoying especially when played through headphones. That aside the instrumentation throughout the album is fantastic. The vocals are a pass. I am curious that I may in fact enjoy the music so much that I am finding the vocals a slight hindrance at times. I would go as far as to say that this is one of the most frustrating albums that I have heard in many a long year. How does one listen to an album at a certain time and wonder as to how good it is and then at another think that one has over rated it entirely. Then of course to frustrate matters even worse go through the entire thought process again. Could this be the ultimate mood album? As I write I am playing it again and Hag Stone has just finished and I have enjoyed it thoroughly. The beautiful instrumentation of the 2nd track is now annoyingly ruined by that bloody clicking sound. If this is meant to be in the mix it is avant garde failure in my opinion.

So lets try and get past the bitching by yours truly about perceived clicking. It is only on the first 2 tracks so I can say that in the end I am a sucker for drone and this album has a fair bit of that, I am a sucker for what sounds like de tuned guitars and this album has plenty of that, I am a sucker for gentle meandering odd ball lo fi experimental folk like Phantom Rings and can even be sucked into enjoying formless collages of layered sounds like Alhadeff Music. The final track is called Sung Into Your Brightening Skull. What a magnificent name for a song and in the end may just kinda sums it all up. My skull has seemed brighter for the experience in a frustrating kind of way.

So in the end I have been experiencing an album that at times has frustrated and impressed me all at the same time. Not a bad effort by Mr Tucker to do that really.
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I know I'm kinda late but could I get a link to this? I've been slowly grabbing the stuff from this thread, the Mice Parade and the Faraquet were both great albums. I'm not sure whether this is down my alley or not but I'd love to give it a shot. PM appreciated.
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I know I'm kinda late but could I get a link to this? I've been slowly grabbing the stuff from this thread, the Mice Parade and the Faraquet were both great albums. I'm not sure whether this is down my alley or not but I'd love to give it a shot. PM appreciated.
If you promise to review it then I will send you a link. Deal?
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:21 PM   #180 (permalink)
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