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The Physics House Band


The 3 tracks sampled on their new release sound pretty hot.
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Kant Freud Kafka - Onirico

This is an amazingly thick and beautiful album. Its in Crossover but feels way more Symph or Eclectic.



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Dave Bainbridge (formerly Iona) has a new project called Celestial Fire . Stunning, featuring Gentle Giant's Kerry Minnear's daughter Sally on vocals DO NOT MISS!


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I can't quote David on the previous page due to captacha bullsh*t so...

RE:Ulver -
It needs alot more synthesizer landscapes (which I agree are the best part of the album, particularly the end of the 9 min track) and alot less pop debt. But after childhood's end I suppose an album like this can't be too unexpected.
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You're a complicated man Phil and I kinda like it that way. I have still to figure out just how your fancy can be tickled sonically.
Childhood's End was bad I certainly agree on that - their melancholic sombre and slightly sterile sound did not suit the old school hippie tunes they were revamping...not even slightly. Here though I find the same characteristics mimicking the coldness and slightly dark romantic post-punk vibe of the 80s compliments the straightforwardness of the tunes. Still there are some clever bits and pieces throw in there making this much more of an art-pop record with emphasis on the synth.
To me personally it reminds me of Perdition City run through Japan (the band). The complsitions though remind me of Shadows Of The Sun which, as I recall, you rate highly?
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Originally posted by Man With Hat Man With Hat wrote:

I can't quote David on the previous page due to captacha bullsh*t so...

RE:Ulver -
It needs alot more synthesizer landscapes (which I agree are the best part of the album, particularly the end of the 9 min track) and alot less pop debt. But after childhood's end I suppose an album like this can't be too unexpected.

I find it lacks depth as well. Honestly, I have yet to find any of their output I can't do without.
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^ totally does. the near constant simple drumming is another huge negative as well. the more I type the more I dislike it!

Also, I do quite love Ulver. In terms of things I can't do without...definitely their debut and A Quick Fix Of Melancholy EP ...Blood Inside is very close as is Svidd Neger. Really though, most of their albums contains at least a handful of quite excellent + moments for me.
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RE: Shadows...I do rate it fairly high...though I'll be honest, I've never really ranked Ulver albums (I probably should). I don't really find the two too similar...if I had to chose an album this reminds me of (aside form CE) I would say War Of The Roses. that one had some pop stuff sneak in, but it was much more limited and still included that epic final track (whose name also escapes me as I want to talk about it) which was very much out of that zone. The drumming for one gives this album a completed different feel to SOTS. SOTS also drips with atmosphere and textural fun, which this doesn't emphasize almost at all.

RE: my tastes...yeah...they can be tricky beasts. But, a pretty good rule of thumb for me is, things that envoke words like 'art-pop', 'straightforwardness of the tunes', 'Japan', and similar things are going to end up with a thumbs down. :p

But I feel like Ulver would want to do something like this just to do it and hopefully get it out of their system. And hopefully follow it up with Messe. VII.X-XIV.X.  :D
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New Bent Knee coming in June

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Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

New Bent Knee coming in June


Also, one of the other tracks on the album has been floating about for a while, though I assume it has been re-recorded for the album.


T/t is fantastic. Really looking forward to this album.
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^Nice. Worthy of further investigation 
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Originally posted by Zugzwang Zugzwang wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

New Bent Knee coming in June


Also, one of the other tracks on the album has been floating about for a while, though I assume it has been re-recorded for the album.


T/t is fantastic. Really looking forward to this album.

I picked up the Beast CD at a recent gig.
 


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Not sure what is happening in Norway and particularly Bergen but I can't keep up... Apollon Records have released a plethora of new albums (Werserbergeland, Pixie Ninja and so on) - a lot of names connected to acts such as Wobbler, White Willow, Panzerpappa etc. contribute.

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