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    Posted: June 08 2012 at 06:56
It's about time we had a general thread for this awesome group, don't you think?

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, their new EP (which isn't officially out till the 11th, according to the website) flopped onto my doormat this morning and after just one spin I'm already prepared to state that it's probably their most consistently brilliant offering to date. If they can sustain this kind of excellence for the duration of their next album then I believe their reputation as one of the UK's finest 21st century prog bands will be more or less guaranteed. So many ideas crammed into less than twenty minutes of music - perfectly balanced between dense complexity and deft, catchy hooks... Music that positively begs for an attentive ear. I love this band and I sincerely wish the prog community at large was as excited about them as I am.

For the uninitiated, I think Clairvoyant Fortnight would make an ideal introduction to just what's so exciting and unique about Knifeworld and, coupled with last year's Dear Lord, No Deal EP, it gives a very strong indication of where they've been heading during the transition from solo project to fully-fledged band.

Now is a good time to be excited about Knifeworld.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 01:11
not bad, i checked out some of their stuff on youtube. they're pretty influenced by Cardiacs, that kinda poppy-post punk w prog vibes. Nice.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 01:43
ahhhh when will it get to my house already?!!?!?!?!?! 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 07:21
I'm debating whether or not to get a copy now (money is tight). 

I don't know why we can't more people into this band?  The debut album knocked my socks off.  I also have an autographed copy of Dear Lord No Deal.  I've actually corresponded with Kavus on this site.  He sent me a nice thank you PM for my review of Buried Alone. Big smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 07:23
it's streamable :O


but I'm not listening to it until it gets here! Blurgh
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 07:24
I'm a hard copy guy, plus I'm thinking about ordering one with a t-shirt. LOL

But streaming will do for now.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 07:26
I'd consider myself a hard copy guy myself, but it's just too expensive, particularly when I have to ship it to Israel. They don't have T-shirts my size :D (I'm tall! Shame on you)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2012 at 08:57
Released date are often when it it impacted you but recorded dates are when it really happened...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 04:59
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

avant rock progressive rock rock progressive psychedelic psychedelic pop psychedelic rock Hackney LOL


Tagging bandcamp releases with your local area is an increasingly common practice it seems. My guess is that it's for promoters scouring the site for local bands to book. Not a bad tactic, if that's really the case.

So, has anyone else heard the new EP yet? That last track... crikey.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 05:10
Originally posted by The Hemulen The Hemulen wrote:

Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

avant rock progressive rock rock progressive psychedelic psychedelic pop psychedelic rock Hackney LOL


Tagging bandcamp releases with your local area is an increasingly common practice it seems. My guess is that it's for promoters scouring the site for local bands to book. Not a bad tactic, if that's really the case.

So, has anyone else heard the new EP yet? That last track... crikey.

agh damn it no I'm not listening on Bandcamp that b*****d better be here already!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 05:26
ahhh it just got here but I need to go!! I listen to it in a few hours! Blaaaa
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 11:29
I thought that was great if taken as a single tag.  Maybe if we dropped all the redundant words...
Avant progressive psychedelic hackney pop rock?  A different order perhaps?

Mine's being shipped today, so it should probably get here sometime this year. Tongue
They don't call it snail mail for nothing.  I think it comes into New York and slowly has to work its way through the states to get to Georgia.  No excuse for that really, we've got an international airport here.  It probably gets shipped to Los Angeles and then here for all you know.

Went to the gym and listened to the first album.  Good work out music.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 11:30
welp listened to it and it's every bit as amazing as I thought it'd be. f**k yes.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 16:32
Someone needed to link this in:

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2012 at 22:52
Woah nobody posted it? Shame! The "In A Foreign Way" video is kind of a joke gone wrong I think :D ... 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2012 at 09:56
I really like that video, it's endearingly lo-fi.And the whole done-in-one-take thing reminds me of Kavus' mate Max Tundra's video for his tune Which Song.

So, with the exception of zoviet's welcome contribution up near the top, is this thread just going to be the three of us gushing at one another like every other Knifeworld discussion on PA?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2012 at 10:03
yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2012 at 10:03
I've been listening to the EP over and over again. That Tundra song is cool
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2012 at 10:11
You should deffo check out that album "Parallax Error Beheads You" if you're digging his particular brand of wonky proggy electronic avant-pop. It's one of the best things in the history of things.

I too have been listening to the EP on a multiple-spins-per-day basis. It hasn't left my CD player since it arrived.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 13 2012 at 10:14
Listening to Buried Alone right now
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