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BOOYAH! Can't wait to see what they've got up their sleeves this time around.
Have they ever played anywhere as big as the Scala in London before? Good for them. Will definitely be there.
In 2007 or so when their most average album had just come out. Lethal Bizzle, Rolo Tomassi, Josh T Pearson and someone else fairly substantial in support.
& it was fucking BRILLIANT.
Yea, great show
This is definitely preferable as a venue to those two though which is good.
This will do nicely.
but they lost me with Destruction. What do I need to get me up to speed? Is it worth it?
And to be fair if you see them live even TDOSI sounds great, the songs themselves aren't bad it's really just the production that makes that album unlistenable.
But yeah get the latest album.
Great album and the tracks are absolutely spectacular live as well.
and the production is absolutely perfect
since then they've gone all Fuck Buttons, which is a shame because Fuck Buttons are the most boring band in the world
TDOSI on vinyl sounds magnificent, on in-ears from a lossless rip it's disappointingly flat to my ears, especially compared with how apocalyptic it sounds live.
Worth a read: http://stylusmagazine.com/articles/weekly_article/imperfect-sound-forever.htm
Nick Southall discovered that it inspired the album when he interviewed 65DOS and found that they were as much in awe of him as he was of them :D
I'll read it properly at some point though, thanks a lot.
From a personal preference point of view, the production on Fall of Math is absolutely perfect for me. I love enough space in a recording to be able to isolate individual instruments and tracks within the mix and just focus on them, it allows me to discover new elements with repeated listens etc. TDOSI never allowed me to do that, it sounds a lot muddier to me and a lot of the subtle stuff that is evidently there is a lot harder to pin down.
I have no idea about technical terminology or the processes of recording or anything like that and am going to be out of my depth pretty quickly in this discussion but I'd love to be able to hear TDOSI with FOM production and vice-versa just to see how much of an impact it would have on my enjoyment of both of them.
is that TDOSI was recorded and mixed much, much more quietly than their other albums, and therefore has much more of an 'organic' feel - incidental studio detail and dynamic range to the fore, urgent immediacy at all times sacrificed.
The aim is that you play it incredibly loud, so that, say, when White Peak/Dark Peak kicks off it's PWOPAH APOCALYPTIC
The problem is that (rightly or wrongly) most listeners aren't in a position to go to those lengths to get the best out of it. I've got a pretty fucking good pair of in-ears, rip losslessly etc but you still can't get the full effect of the record for day-to-day listening as most MP3 players just don't go as loud as is needed.
It's less a failing of the album and more a failing of how it's listened to by the vast majority of people but that's why it's a bit disappointing when the rest of their output thrives either way.
not EQ'ing everything tons. unfortunately the drums sound a bit (lot) flat because of this, volume or no.
the songs are great, and when i get the chance to really crack it the record comes alive a lot more for sure, but i think there's more issues with it than having a wide dynamic range. they did a much better job on the newer album i think.
If you'd said Prodigy I would've seen where you're coming from but that's a pretty bizarre comparison (other than Tiger Girl as Ant says).
Realistically aiming your album specifically at a small section of audiophiles seems like a waste when your first two albums were incredible without it. It's just a bit of a shame.
which was 3 minutes' worth of concentrated excellence
Debutante is the best track on WWEA - it shows a bit of restraint, which suits them
With the two alternative versions?
Really showed off the direction they were heading in and they're fucking brilliant.
I like Debutante a lot but I think restraint is the last thing that suits them, they're at their best when they're at their most raucous for me.
Did you know the vocal 'sample' on that ("On, move on, they're gaining ground" etc) is all 4 65 boys chanting together? FUN FACT.
Good excuse to get out of freshers' week shit.
don't go to a gig on your very first day of uni, SarahIsPi. some things are more important than post-rock
Tickets booked! A 65 show is always a 10/10 affair in my experience, can't wait :D
Too old for that shit now though, not gonna happen
I really liked We Were Exploding Anyway, and it'll be interesting to see whether they have gone even further towards an electronic direction or have decided to use more guitars this time round.
Great to see an Edinburgh date there too!
When I interviewed Paul last year he told me that he thought WWEA was their "least electronic" release to date apart from TDOSI. Go figure.
used to be a big fan of them a few years back, but always managed to miss their Scottish dates. Not really listened to the new stuff, but doubt it'll be anything less than intense live.
THIS BAAAAAND IS UNSTOPPABLE!!