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lost and safe is incredible, one of my favourite albums of recent years
i've not listened to the others but heard they were a bit different
is your love for them breaking your heart?
I love the books, they are AMAZING. Mesmerising live too.
seriously i think these are my favourite band right now.
by the books. if i were to buy an album what should i buy?
or possibly lost and safe.
i honestly couldn't choose between them, they're all wonderful.
Pretty cool, though it didn't make a massive impression on me.
wondering the same thing.
nick plays all the samples and paul plays the cello
the samples/cello are synchronised with a series of videos, it's AMAZING. it's all timed perfectly, but it's not pre-recorded, they made a few mistakes when we saw them :) it was still amazing though
they have one song where the video is just a series of syllables on screen, perfectly in time with nick's vocals, he went out of time a couple of times but got back into it, it really was amazing to watch.
guitar, as well as synchronising the samples.
my favourite video was a clip of hundreds of small japanese kids playing the violin at some massive competition, that was morphed to be in time with the intro to tokyo. it was really, really lovely.
except when i saw them silly paul de jong was really silly and only spoke in dutch, so i missed about 40% of what he was saying.
they're an amazing band though.
I saw them play in Utrecht, which was really nice. It was in a theatre, and a lot of his family were present.
They are beautiful live, moreso than on record.
I love the stories that go with the songs. They would play a song, with a specific video playing in the background, and they'd go into detail about how they came across the video, and what they did to make it all fit together.
At the show I was at, they also showed a trailer for the movie on the Biosphere. The Books have done the soundtrack for the new documentary that will be coming out (whenever).