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what an incredible tune.
most definitely is, one of my considerably few 'loved' tracks on last.fm.
hoping she'll play it live when she comes over to the UK. :)
When I saw her open for Animal Collective I couldn't recognize any of her songs, she mostly just played droning electronic noise and ignored what her music sounds like on record. She sounded like she had more guitar pedals going than she could handle and didn't know what to do. I fucking LOVE her record, but she totally sucks live, I'd avoid going to see her.
she is more of a vocal ambient drone artist than an acoustic songstress (is that a word) this song and a couple of others are the exception
I like a lot of droning music, but she doesn't come across well in a live performance setting. She hid herself amongst the equipment and made basically no effort whatsoever to make it interesting. The whole time I was just wishing she would play to her strengths.
Doesn't even sound like her droning records. Trust me, it sucks.
got tickets for her two london shows. I guess it is the trouble with alot of that kind of music, it sounds beautiful but just isnt a fun live show but when it works you can get wrapped up in it (I remember thinking at field day how i'd be happy if it was just fennesz playing from all the stages all day in the rain).
I'm kind of interested in how she pulls it off, I think most of her sound is vocals through delay and reverb then looped, but normally microphones + reverb = feedback hell
disengaged and fishing bird probably the best, but still nowhere near as good as heavy water
I have to be in the right mood to listen to the rest of the album - but this song means a lot to me.
think it was really limited, never been able to find it even to download, sounds quite songy so far
I brought it from Boomkat digital a while back, theres a cd version as well I think.
I really like it, probably prefer it as an album to Dragging
I recently had a listen to the Grouper/Inca Ore Split which whilst lovely probably confirms what people have said previously about her not being particularly song based. Saying that Poison Tree from the split is pretty good.
whilst we're discussing the merits of reverb, can anyone reccomend a decent pedal to get? p.s. grouper = amazing.
going by this picture http://www.last.fm/music/Grouper/+images/3848705 (looks like she also uses a boss looper, boss delay and ibanez distortion)
I've never really liked the holy grail though, it has a noisy hiss to it, it just has spring or hall reveb and the only control you have over it is the balance between dry signal and the reverb effect (which means beyond a certain point when the reverb overpowers the dry signal you get a volume drop) you can't change the length or anything (think with the holy grail + you can). Its lower settings are good for a decent spring reveb imitation.
My favourite reverb is the line 6 verbzilla even though it is hideous looking, it has loads of different reverbs including plate, 2 spring (not as good as the holy grail), room, hall, chamber, tiled room, ducking (that adjusts to your playing), octave for a cheesy ethereal sound, and best of all cave which sounds huge, it gives you a lot more control with mix, tone, length and predelay time knobs.
The upcoming electroharmonix cathedral pedal looks good aswell though, it has an 'infinite' footswitch that will keep the reveb of whatever you are playing whilst it is held down going on forever, which I imagine would be quite useful for grouper style music. Probably gonna be expensive though.