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    Posted: November 21 2009 at 12:59
I was unaware this was happening personally. I just noticed this on his blog:
http://www.kayodot.net/toby/index2.html

Originally posted by Toby Driver Toby Driver wrote:

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2009

Tartar Lamb II

Writing with bass as the main harmomic content and noticing that my typical sense of harmony cannot apply. When falling into a phrase and then trying to pull away from it, I can really feel some kind of G-forces creating a little bit of nausea on the turns

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Originally posted by Toby Driver Toby Driver wrote:

  I was just reading some of the reviews of maudlin of the Well - PART THE SECOND at Progarchives.com.. and wow.. thank you guys! These reviews make me blush. They're really worth reading... Seriously, your sentiments are awesome and make it so worthwhile to continue doing what I do. I really appreciate it and am happy that the music may have affected you as powerfully as it has affected me. Read the reviews here: http://www.progarchives.com/album.asp?id=23206
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2009 at 05:21
Yeah! YEAH!!! 60 Metonymies is a masterpiece, and I expect nothing less from this!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 22 2009 at 17:13

Good news like this from Driver is always welcomed.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2009 at 00:48
Tartar Lamb was my least favourite Driver output (which doesn't say much), but this will still be interesting..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2009 at 03:55
Toby's a genius,and I look forward to any output of his.Eagerly awaiting this release!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2009 at 04:00
^Amen!
I ordered Kayo Dot's Choirs Of The Eye last week... Can't wait for it to arrive!

Great to hear Toby likes PA () and that he's keeping up the brilliant work. A true genius.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2009 at 09:55
^^

Oh, man! You're in for a real treat! I'm a bit jealous of anyone who's about to hear COTE for the first time. Wink


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 30 2009 at 21:15
I bet the people who rated Part the Second poorly are embarassed right now!

I never heard Tartar Lamb, should I have?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2009 at 09:03
^Sixty Metonamies is mainly a guitar and violin album with a bit of drums and keyboards to flesh out the sound. Closer to classical than anything else he's done and IMO better than his solo album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 04 2009 at 11:30
Well I thought his solo album was terribly boring, so that's not a very high bar. ;-)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 06 2009 at 07:34
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

I bet the people who rated Part the Second poorly are embarassed right now!

I never heard Tartar Lamb, should I have?


Sixty Metonymies is one of my favorites from Driver's compositions. I would put them in this order:

Choirs of the Eye
Dowsing Anemone With Copper Tongue
Bath
Part the Second
Sixty Metonymies
Leaving Your Body Map
Blue Lambency Downward
In the L... L... Library Loft
My Fruit Psychobells...

If we have similar tastes, I strongly urge you to explore the Lamb.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2009 at 11:04
Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Well I thought his solo album was terribly boring, so that's not a very high bar. ;-)

My guess would be that you wouldn't like Tartar Lamb then.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 02:39
So apparently the plan is to get Greg Chandler from a British doom metal band called Esoteric to join Toby and Mia to perform vocals! This time there will likely be a featuring clarinetist too.
At this point it's unclear whether or not the new music will be released as an album, since Tartar Lamb isn't signed to any label. It will be performed live, though, but the duo needs financing if they are to record a second album.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 01 2010 at 03:05
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521 Equality 7-2521 wrote:

Originally posted by Henry Plainview Henry Plainview wrote:

Well I thought his solo album was terribly boring, so that's not a very high bar. ;-)

My guess would be that you wouldn't like Tartar Lamb then.


I'm not sure... I actually think 60 Metonymies has more in common with Blue Lambency Downward than Driver's solo. To me ITL..L..LL is at heart experiments with soundscapes and the methods of producing these sounds. BLD and Metonymies are both classically composed pieces with a lot of experimentation. They both feel like a long suite, though BLD actually is seven smaller compositions.

What I'm trying to say is: 60 Metonymies feels like music... Driver's solo feels like something...
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