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A lot heavier than I was expecting after the relatively sedate Fever Ray album (which I still loved).
Really hope they play Porto more than everyone else put together.
This seems pretty wicked on first spin.
I like it, though not exactly 'fun'
i like it
Quite liked it though, difficult to judge it without the context of the album
very interested in how this fits into the album.
I was not expecting any of those sounds to come out of my speakers. I could not be more pleased. April CANNOT COME FAST ENOUGH.
I like the chaos
this is really fucking good!
but this seems infinitely more interesting than "Machine Gun".
Woah, really good tune. Looking forward to the album now.
Don't criticise Machine Gun though!
do not be mad, it was just a little comparison.
bloody bloody brilliant
they ain't the fall
in that case
their best album is Silent Shout though, so listen to that.
usually signifies 2
The Knife appear to be making that 'pop' album they've always had in them.
everywhere i look it's gone
i thought this was the thread from yesterday where none of the links were up
Now the quality part - not particularly worried after how brilliant Full of Fire is
what's the point? never gonna fall in love with an album that long, cos you'll never remember all of it. It's just a thing. that you'll put on sometimes and be like 'yeah this is alright' and then get bored of listening to ten 10 minute songs in a row and stop paying attention.
You're kidding. You can remember what happens in films, right?
40 minutes is fine. Maybe 60 at a push. 98's taking the mick.
It can't come quick enough.
This album's going to be all sorts of incredible isn't it? Video's a bit NSFW by the way
Given that you have to pay for albums.
worth of material.
But, I dunno, I think an album like Age Of Adz or something stretches how long a single-disc / single-sitting album can be in terms of a whole experience with pacing, repeating itself, etc etc - incredible album but I think if that was 25 (!) minutes longer it'd be a stretch
I'd say The Knife are probably capable of making it good, but even so I can't see myself listening to a 100 minute record very often
bring it on
fucking hell. proper on board.
then go listen to something else.
has this horrible/amazing sense of panic throughout, awesome
So irked about missing tickets to the Roundhouse shows. Must get some, I get the feeling this is going to be superb.
album was 15 minutes long I might actually be able to listen to them. Too much haribo.
This single needs some editing.
...awesome, various adjectives etc.
not sure whats going on but i like it.
today has been a great day for new tunes.
i fucking love music.
I wish everything sounded like that first Fischerspooner lp.
Its really just the vocals though isn't it? This sounds like a killer Oni Ayhun track that Karen accidentally sang over.
This sounds like I like it a lot less than I actually do.
Try the link at the top.
pretty stoked, for sure. longform and unhinged? yes please.
So good. And the combination with this video loop makes it even more weird: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0X3WZeB_f4
in the iTunes New Zealand store!
with a link to the video/short film
i am excited
It's a bit of an atrocity isn't it? Reviewed by me here: http://drownedinsound.com/in_depth/4145986-this-weeks-singles-28-01-13--prince-paramore-the-knife-pulp-disclosure-alunageorge
This isn't very good.
After yet another waffle-y wildly overlong state-of-the-nation address it seems a bit silly to comment on the tune not being good enough to justify its length too. (paraphrasing, but the gist is there)
clearly disagree with your review.
if you want a 'techno inspired song' that is long and as good as heartbeats, go and listen to silent shout. it's full of long songs that are better than heartbeats
I've listened to this new Knife tune 3 times now and it just seems like a ridiculous self-indulgent joke. And I bloddy love the Knife, and was obsessed with Fever Ray, and love me some Factory Floor and Gang Gang Dance and stuff, so it's not like this wildly off piste for me. I don't hear what you're hearing, and you know what, that's cool, I don't have to live inside your head nor you inside of mine. Life goes on. Diversity is what makes life beautiful. And othersuch cliches.
glad someone noticed that irony.
A lot of the people who really like this tune, heard it on Friday afternoon/evening, whereas most of the Monday comments seem less enthralled.
Also, the people listening last week, are you sure it wasn't the weird low-quality mash-up of a retail sampler that was going around?
nothing really to hang on to, a bit like most of that awful Oni Ayhun project one of them did that just sounded like randomly generated techno presets stuck to a vauge time signature.
'this is not the kind of music that get's me going on a Monday'
and followed that comment with a thumbs down assessment.
the way it evolves, and the sound design is awesome. its eerie and interesting. But after that it does get a bit messy and loses it's way somewhat.
This hasn't dampened my excitement for the album in any way though.
but am struggling find anything in the seconf half.
The Knife have already written a great 'rather long' song called The Colouring of Pigeons.
Will be very interested to see how it fits into the album
I respect its creepy atmosphere of industrial dread, I can't see myself actually listening to it all that often...
And don't forget the Fever Ray solo project of their singer.
Hope they will not turn into a death metal band or something...
I first heard it when I got in from a night out and my initial reaction was it was great. Now I've heard it a few times I'm not as sure. I'm not as keen on the last couple of minutes anyway. Didn't stop me gushing about it in writing when I was half cut though, did it? Am I glad I didn't have the chance to rush out and buy it on Saturday afternoon, I wonder?
astoundingly awful video
perhaps the single worst one I have ever seen
what the wtf is it?
how effing intense if Tooth For an Eye??? amazing
Hmmm, I've preordered vinyl, don't know whether to wait now.