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opinions? as usual i prefer the live versions, but the songs are still fantastic, especially the title track.
I like their 1st two albums but the latter-day ones make my ears bleed.
the melodies are much improved. horses in the sky grated on me after a while, i hope this doesnt
and listen to it then.
I really wish Godspeed would do something again, instead
i think they reached their peak personally. though the post yanqui stuff did sound intresting.
I'm such a novice. I don't have net access at home, so i can't scout for things
gamelan and albanian, wasnt too impressed by either, I much prefer recent asmz to late godspeed so in a way I hope they dont get back together, but it would be great to see them again. I only recently listened to set fire to flames, dunno why it took so long...so so good
but the album I bought is almost as bad as the re: one, and i'm reluctant to make another purchase
this after work
Godspeed will never 'reform'.
Too many people, too many different musical ideas.
Too many excellent spill over projects.
If you want to see godspeed again go to the next ASMZ - 1 speed Bike - Exhaust - Shalabi project - etc.
Tis the closest you'll get!
Of course I could be wrong!
but i saw ASMZ a few years back and - whilst it was good - i doubt it was anywhere near as good as a GY!BE show would have been
ive seen both bands and asmz failed to grab me like GYBE! did . ASMZ are still worth tho watching for sure!
....truly, truly envious. Especially when i had the chance and didn't
a lot heavier than i expected them to be. have you heard the atp performance from 2003? ( ithink its that year) you can download it, if you never saw them while they were around get this and check it out :)
Whilst it is true that GY!BE were way more immediate; the power of 9 musicians plus amazing visual projections lead to complete immersion (The Brighton Pavillion gig is still my all time favourite gig). I find ASMZ to be more interesting on many levels!
Where as Godspeed relied on dynamic shifts and sensory overload, ASMZ have a political stance and stripped bare tenderness that was oft missing in the might and force of the GY!BE stuff.
But don't get me wrong. They are/were both unbelievably good bands.
I can't wait to hear the new ASMZ album, as the tracks I've seen them do live are amongst some of the best they've ever done, 13 blues.... gives me shivers!
was utter garbage.
i don't hold out much hope of this one being any good, but i'm sure i'll give it a listen at some point.
I hope you've listened to Horses in the sky more than once or twice??
Teddy Roosevelt's Guns
Hang on to Each other
Ring Them Bells
Some of the most powerful music both sonically and lyrically of the last 10 years.
Head and shoulders above their early work!
Horses is an amazing album in my opinion!
But opinions obviously differ!
the opening minutes are so unlistenable it put me off for ages but when I went back to it its the best thing any of the members have done
Horses In The Sky is ASMZs strongest album. I think these guys are actually getting better both in terms of live peformances and recorded output.
Maybe they will not be able to touch GY!BE who I fortunately managed to see once and who absolutely blew me away.
Cannot wait for the new lp. The material sounded ace at ATP last year.
the first song is abit 'rock'
nicely put sir!
I can't be bothered to search for it either.
either give me a copy, or shut the hell up about it. Ive already pre-ordered the damn thing and the band dont mind. Just dont go on about it.
or i could do you a CDR for the 9th?
but i know im going to feel so guilty about it. Especially as i cant afford to buy it for a while
from Archive.org. Some are pretty great quality, and the band dont mind.
'take these hands' with the kickass drums.