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are so, so good it hurts.
Mark Riley's (well... Johnny Marr's) 6music show last week? That first untitled song they played was awesome.
scanning through this to get to the session now. so glad that bbc radio is on the iplayer now instead of being on real player
was gigging at the time, missed it, gutted.
I didn't put any of the 65dos albums in the 'albums of the decade' thread. :(
But yeah, brilliant band.
And that's the amazing thing about this band, I love all 3 of their albums and couldn't pick a favourite.
trail of dead aside i can't think of another band who really really need to pull it out of the bag once more.
But then I put on The Fall of Math and remember how fucking great they were. The second album was a bit poopy with the exception of Drove Through Ghosts... and Await Rescue. And the last one was dire.
very underrated, people complained because it wasn't loud enough, well.. turn it up then.
It just sounded completely washed away. There was no definition or snap to any of the tracks,
and it completely trod all over old ground. But in a really lacklustre way. It's hard to explain, but it just washed over me like really second rate post rock. Whereas the first album was incredibly full of life and kept grabbing you in and pricking your ears up.
in honesty, it was songs like await rescue, drove through ghosts, retreat and i swallowed hard that really made me listen out for them, but after many listens, the destruction of small ideals is an amazing album. the dynamics they use just make it such a delicate but pretty terrifying album. songs like failsafe, don't go down to sorrow prove that.
plus, the ending to wax futures? best ending to any song ever? i think so.
melodically, the last album was great. but the songs were produced horribly- and it wasn't because they were too quiet. the drum sound is ridiculously tinny and weak, and from that there was a real lack of dynamics; which is pretty crucial to what they do. it was just mixed horribly and it all sounded flat. the songs were great live (lots of interesting rhythmic stuff, things in more interesting time signatures), but the record was horribly disappointing.
i sorta gave up on them after that.
but then i went to see them at the Indigo and they were... amazing. as transcendent as ever, and i remembered why i saw them every time they played in london around 2005/6. also they had some new toys that they worked into the live set.
basically i'm more optimistic now than i was a year ago.
not keen on the production, get some compression on it
Its really good!
There's a bearsuit track on the radio show too!
You must like the last song though?
Its bloody amazing
You didn't read the liner notes. The whole point was that there was no compression. Compression kills dynamics. Just turn the damn thing up.
i read many press releases and liner notes and i know the intention.
But it was the wrong intention, and it still sounds shit when turned up.
but hardly listen to them now. The last time I saw them in April-ish was pretty rubbish as well.
I hope they can pull it out of the bag for the new record.
or heard it live.
I was standing next to the speakers for Retreat! Retreat! at the Koko last year- took a week for the ringing in my ears to go away.
i hope the new one doesnt have silly sounding production.i dont give a shit what you say it sounds terrible.even on that radio show they say it was very difficult to do that sort of low end production with electronic things.then marc riley makes a joke about putting a harmonica in :D
also i dont mind that sometimes, harvest sounds all old like its going to break any second and i love that.but 65 should sound massive.not toned down
by a long, long way.