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    Posted: October 10 2011 at 09:49
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STOP THE PRESSES

NEW KAYO DOT ALBUM DETAILS

We've been keeping a bit quiet about this one ever since our concert of new material on October 5, which we recorded for the sake of turning into an official release. For all of you that were there, thanks for showing your support and participating! Here are the release details:

The album contains four songs, runs a little under half an hour, and is entitled Gamma Knife. It was recorded by Toby Driver and Jeremiah Cymerman. It's going to be mixed by Randall Dunn shortly at the end of November, and released IMMEDIATELY after mastering - so, mid-December. Let's say December 16. If you're one of those weird impatient types that makes your best-of-the-year lists before December is over, well, shame on you.

This immediate album release I mentioned is going to be the digital-only version, self-released by the band, without the help of a label. It'll be available on our own website, iTunes, eMusic, etc. etc. And the hardcopy version is going to come just in time for our May 2012 USA tour, possibly through a label. So, look for that sometime in April.

The lineup:
Live ensemble:
Toby Driver - bass, guitar, keys, and vox.
Terran Olson - alto sax.
Dan Means - alto sax.
Keith Abrams - drums.
Tim Byrnes and Ron Varod - audience direction.

with: Mia Matsumiya - violin.
David Bodie - percussion.

Once again featuring lyrics by the inimitable Jason Byron.
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All that for less then a half an hour? Doesn't seem worth it...
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^Who cares? Think of it as an EP if you want.

This is gonna be so beastly.


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Looking forward to it, but that run-time is indeed underwhelming.
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Quality over quantity. Coyote and Stained Glass were the best things Toby has done and the shortest 
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Also, loved this bit:

If you're one of those weird impatient types that makes your best-of-the-year lists before December is over, well, shame on you.


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GUYS HE MAY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE COLLAB'S AOTY LIST



And regarding the album's length, let's just say I prefer Stravinsky's symphonies to Mahler's.
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Originally posted by Equality 7-2521

Quality over quantity. Coyote and Stained Glass were the best things at least as good as anything else Toby has done and the shortest 





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I have a hunch this could be the most intense stuff they have ever released. I'm expecting something in the way of "Twins Eating Fer De Lance"... I also believe the length won't be a problem.
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GUYS HE MAY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE COLLAB'S AOTY LIST



And regarding the album's length, let's just say I prefer Stravinsky's symphonies to Mahler's.

I doubt it, we dont start voting until January and most people wont supply anything like a final list until the last week of voting in the middle of February, and its been like that for several years now.

For a full album a sub 30 minute run time, particularly as they were recorded from a couple of live shows that I expect lasted over an hour each, is a bit short and underwhelming, but I get the feeling that it will be the most intense thing they've ever done. I just hope I'm not left with the feeling that they could have done more.
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For a full album a sub 30 minute run time, particularly as they were recorded from a couple of live shows that I expect lasted over an hour each, is a bit short and underwhelming, but I get the feeling that it will be the most intense thing they've ever done. I just hope I'm not left with the feeling that they could have done more.


IIRC they played through the set twice at the show
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I will see them live, and it will be amazing.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2011 at 22:46
Originally posted by Equality 7-2521

^Who cares? Think of it as an EP if you want.

This is gonna be so beastly.


 
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And we shall see. I share sleepers feelings about it, but of course I'm going to buy it.
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It is indeed a very intense listen.  Excellent stuff, on par with anything they've done in the past, and HEAVY.  Yes, you read correctly.  There's screaming vocals, distorted guitars, and all the fantastic Kayo Dot progressive/experimental attributes we've come to know and love.  Here's Toby's thoughts on the shorter run times:

"What's an EP? According to wikipedia, it's something under 25 minutes... which this is not. Anyway, it's pretty much an archaic notion; with digital releases now, there's no reason for anything to stick to any sort of standard of running time. We're probably only going to release shorter records from now on for the foreseeable future, because it allows us to produce more output and release things more quickly, etc., as opposed to having to wait 2 years between releases. It sucks to work for 2+ years on a long record, only to be sick of the music by the time it's finished."
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I'm down with Kayo Dot releasing short EP-length material frequently. 
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Only if they charge EP type prices for it.
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Frankly, I'm ready to pay just about anything Toby asks for new KD
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My point being, paying $15.00 or more for 25-35 minutes of music doesn't make me feel good. Doesn't matter who releases it.
 
Admittedly, it would probably help if I was a Driver fanboy.
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Originally posted by Man With Hat

My point being, paying $15.00 or more for 25-35 minutes of music doesn't make me feel good. Doesn't matter who releases it.
 
Admittedly, it would probably help if I was a Driver fanboy.

Don't know if you're a CD zealot, but on Amazon MP3, Stained Glass is $0.99 and Coyote is $4.99.  Quite a bargain, I think.  Smile


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