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Old 05-25-2009, 03:18 PM   #191 (permalink)
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Jackhammer I've had this review coming for a few days now but we've had relatives here for the past week so I have barely had time to do anything. I promise it's coming though
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:32 PM   #192 (permalink)
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No problems. No one else has reviewed it either.
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Old 05-25-2009, 04:55 PM   #193 (permalink)
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This thread is so great that I want to give it a high five. I've been looking foward to another update in this thread. I can't believe I forgot about this thread, I probably missed out on alot of great albums. But from here on, I'm going to stay with it.
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Old 06-03-2009, 12:06 AM   #194 (permalink)
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I forgot about this thread for a while, it seems that others have too. I feel kind of bad, this thread should be much more active.

I listened to the album, didn't really get into it, but I recently tried listening to it again and I'm enjoying it alot more. I'm going to give it one full, proper listen and hopefully soon, review it. The overdose of echo effects used in nearly all of the songs really put me off. It just has that mechanical, repetative sound where it sounds like he just added echo with like 0.1 delay time. I see what kind of sound he was going for, the echo is a way to make things really noisy, but it gets repetative .I hear alot of creative noise rock ideas in there, the overuse of echo is kind of getting in the way of me enjoying it.
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Old 06-03-2009, 10:17 AM   #195 (permalink)
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You have me stumped. Oh well, there is always a first time! Who did the original?
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Berlin. The song was a minor hit over here. It's on the same album as "The Metro".

I'd be happy to share if anyone's interested.
Thank you thank you thank you for identifying this song! I've had the Lovage album since it came out, but never knew that was a cover until about three weeks ago when I was driving and heard the song on the radio. I said, hey, WTF? This sounds familiar! And this is awesome! But the radio station wasn't one of those that posts their play list online, and I'm not one of those that calls to ask, so I never found out.

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Old 06-03-2009, 11:09 PM   #196 (permalink)
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The first thing you are going to notice with this album is that most of it contains thick walls of noise, rough samples with heavy post-production to create as much noise as possible to the point where it smothers any melody that may actually be present. This album is going to come across is almost unlistenable to some, even some fans of noise music might be turned down by it. Its not neccesarily the sound itself that might annoy some. I'm a fan of noise music, dissonance, loud feedback, and noise are nothing new to me. Its the sheer amount of layers of noise, the almost constant amount of short delay echo added to almost everything that might annoy some. To describe the sound, think of that muffled, echo-y sound that you hear when standing outside of a small, cramped bar where some band is playing. Now think of having the outside of wall of one of these buildings being put up against both of your ears, sort of like headphones, all with rapidly looped samples, synthesizers, electronic drums and tons of noise.

Now, lets get to the songs themselves. The melody being smothered by walls of sound is used throughout the album, notably in songs such as "All You Need is Love Was Not True" and "Kyoro." Some tracks such as "Suzu" sway away from this style and instead much more abstract and free sounding or "Goodbye for All" with an eeiry, odd video game-like sound.

Overall, I'm not really sure what to think of this album. I still feel undecided as I never really felt like I really enjoyed this album, yet I could see what kind of sound the musician was aiming for and can understand what he is trying to do.
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:20 PM   #197 (permalink)
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Kidda - Under The Sun (Herve's Ain't No Sunshine Mix) .. not posting the song.

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Old 07-01-2009, 08:22 PM   #198 (permalink)
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I know I’m seriously late on this, but I’ve been meaning to review this for a while now. I’d started to listen to it soon after you sent it to me, but just couldn’t get into it for some reason. Plus…how can anyone really do it justice after 4zzz’s review, which was brilliant in itself?

The first track starts off interesting in word and delivery and definitely caught my attention, but unfortunately couldn’t hold it as the song kept going, and so I never could seem to get past the first bit. It wasn’t until much, much later that I decided to sit down a give this a good listen (I'm listening to it again now). Usually songs with strong Christian and/or religious overtones really turn me off, and I think that is part of the reason it took me as long as it did to get into this also.

It wasn’t until “Falling from Cloud 9” started that I really began to feel the music and get into it. But once “With Crippled Wings” started, I was no longer regretting the decision to listen all the way through. I just thought it was a beautifully executed song, vocally haunting and musically captivating. Probably my favorite song on the entire album. And the instrumental at the end of the song kept my attention and had me eager to hear what was around the next corner, and blended right into the intro of the next song, “Waiting to Hit”. This is where I really began to realize the care with which this album was made. The way the music lulls and climaxes really helps portray the deep emotions behind it and made me feel connected to and engrossed in it. But we had a setback when the next song started. I have to admit I became a tad uninterested with the beginning of “The Ground So Soft”, but the harmonies that come in later on more than make up for it. Simply amazing, in my humble opinion.

After that I lost it again until “These Are the Days”…and from there to the last track “To Guard and to Guide You” it was all good. I especially liked that last track…it was very much like a church hymn with some heavy guitar accompaniment. Strange, but it worked so very well.

In short, I liked the album for the most part. It’s not good for a casual listening experience, but something to put on when you’re feeling pensive. It can give the right person something to really think about and meditate on. I completely understand and agree with its standing as a critically acclaimed cult classic, because it’s obvious that a lot of heart, emotion, and spirituality went into the making of this album, creating something special that certain people will be able to seriously relate to.

Thanks for sending it!


I also meant to post something on the Lovage album, which I also listened to much later after I’d received it. I’ll try to get that up in the next few days if you'll still take it!
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:45 PM   #199 (permalink)
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It certainly is an album that is not immediate and there are also some loose passages on the album but on the whole (and when you are in the mood for it) it's a very rewarding album. Great review.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:25 PM   #200 (permalink)
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Guess I'm missing something here...

I think too technical, all I can here is poor mixing, sub par solos, improperly mic'd horns, chord progressions that don't seem to follow a form, and uh... oh yeah... screaming.

Mr Bungle? Yeah... kinda... Mr. Bungle does a much better job imo though.
What album are you refering to here?
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