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Old 12-07-2009, 01:24 PM   #911 (permalink)
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When are our reviews due by again?
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Old 12-07-2009, 02:41 PM   #912 (permalink)
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December 14th.

Miles away yet. Works out well for me too, as I've got a ton of other stuff on my plate.
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:47 PM   #913 (permalink)
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Got from Lateralus this:


INCUBUS
Fungus Amongus (1995)



I don't know why I had in mind that Incubus was a Doom Metal band, possibly because of the band name. Not that I don't like Doom Metal, but that's some very weird matter. Now before the trading of the albums, I had actually asked Kate to send me one of those albums that got her into bass guitar, remembering the first subject of her journal.

After listening to the album, many times, I must say, that album can certainly get you hooked to the bass sound. After my first listens, I decided to listen to that album in the car, in a somehow acceptable sound system (of course, much better than my very weak headphones), cranked the Bass up, and damn it was amazing. From the beginning till the end, the bass guitar is asserting its presence, while the bass-y drums are not that far behind. I certainly think these two instruments are the key to the Incubus sound, not damaging at all the very nice melodic side of the tune. The lead singer was pretty good too, but I still think the instrumental side of their music is the most of it. Finally, what I really loved in this album, was the mix of funk (specially in the bass, and the low key percussions), with the rough metal sound (accentuated by drums obviously and the distorted bass).

Lovely album. Certainly to my taste.
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Old 12-10-2009, 05:18 PM   #914 (permalink)
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:12 PM   #915 (permalink)
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Got from Lateralus this:


INCUBUS
Fungus Amongus (1995)



I don't know why I had in mind that Incubus was a Doom Metal band, possibly because of the band name. Not that I don't like Doom Metal, but that's some very weird matter. Now before the trading of the albums, I had actually asked Kate to send me one of those albums that got her into bass guitar, remembering the first subject of her journal.

After listening to the album, many times, I must say, that album can certainly get you hooked to the bass sound. After my first listens, I decided to listen to that album in the car, in a somehow acceptable sound system (of course, much better than my very weak headphones), cranked the Bass up, and damn it was amazing. From the beginning till the end, the bass guitar is asserting its presence, while the bass-y drums are not that far behind. I certainly think these two instruments are the key to the Incubus sound, not damaging at all the very nice melodic side of the tune. The lead singer was pretty good too, but I still think the instrumental side of their music is the most of it. Finally, what I really loved in this album, was the mix of funk (specially in the bass, and the low key percussions), with the rough metal sound (accentuated by drums obviously and the distorted bass).

Lovely album. Certainly to my taste.
I'm glad you liked it! It is easily my favourite Incubus album, and I too absolutely love the bass. Bassist Dirk Lance only appears on their first 5 albums (I think?) which is why I don't really like their newer stuff as much. Will be interesting though to see what their next album is like, apparently they have one pending...

Anyway, I'm happy you enjoyed it. I think Incubus are a sometimes under-appreciated band or just fobbed off as too mainstream.

I've listened to the one you sent me and there should be a review up soon!
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Old 12-10-2009, 09:30 PM   #916 (permalink)
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That's the only Incubus album I've heard aside from a few radio hits. I really like a bunch of songs from it but it does come across very Mr. Bungle wannabe-ish.
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Old 12-10-2009, 10:32 PM   #917 (permalink)
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This week my album came from NumberNineDream...



Look Inside The Asylum Choir, Asylum Choir.

When I received this album I have to admit that I had never heard of the LP Look Inside the Asylum Choir, and after listening to it was very surprised that I hadn't come across this album earlier. I was familiar with musician Leon Russell but was a stranger to what he was up to before he became more established.

I love this album. Psychedelic and eclectic, Look Inside The Asylum Choir is a multifaceted trip through an array of different musical styles and influences. Obviously influenced by the '60s psych movement, I was very much reminded of the later Beatles, as cliche as that sounds, but definitely in a good way.

I am trying to pick out specific songs that stood out for me on this record but I think I can honestly say that I enjoyed each and every track. 'Welcome to Hollywood' was a great, catchy opening track, while 'Death of the Flowers' was another of my favouries (epic) as well as 'Indian Style' which for the first 30 seconds consisted of some Indian, rhythmic style drumming before bursting into such a catchy, almost jazzy kind-of track. And track 8 (the Medley) was another great musical journey. I also definitely think this record is one of those gems that are far beyond their time.

The only problem I have with this LP is that it is too short! I just wanted more after I had finished listening

Anyway, thanks NumberNine! Great pick.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:18 PM   #918 (permalink)
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Anyway, I'm happy you enjoyed it. I think Incubus are a sometimes under-appreciated band or just fobbed off as too mainstream.
There newer releases are the cause of that. I used to love them, but started losing interest when Light Grenades hit the shelf.
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Old 12-10-2009, 11:46 PM   #919 (permalink)
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There newer releases are the cause of that. I used to love them, but started losing interest when Light Grenades hit the shelf.
I know what you mean. I actually started losing interest at around about A Crow Left of the Murder... But this still shouldn't take away from what their earlier stuff was. I loved Dirk Lance.
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Old 12-11-2009, 07:30 AM   #920 (permalink)
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Look Inside The Asylum Choir, Asylum Choir.
Hahaha, that looks like something she'd send.
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