i've heard 'magma' played out quite a lot (and have played it myself), and it always got a great reaction - it definitely felt like one of the anthems of the summer for me. i haven't heard 'come' but that would definitely get me going, and i think 'washing machine is speaking' and 'the brain is lost' would go down v well too.
o nate otm about the cold/warm duality of the album. i'd agree with susan too - there's something very physical, but also very internalised, about thrills, like maybe it's replacing the blood running through yr veins. susan, i'm curious as to what you don't like about 'washing machine is speaking'? that was my immediate favourite and still one of my highlights.
did anyone else read the great ellen interview in plan b back when this came out? she said lots of interesting things about how she made it.
― The Lex (The Lex), Thursday, 15 December 2005 13:39 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Sororah T Massacre (blueski), Thursday, 15 December 2005 13:43 (7 years ago) Permalink
There's a list of all the gear she uses at the end of this piece though, which might be interesting (if you understand anything about that stuff, I don't) - http://www.shejay.net/articleDetail.php?articleID=185
― login name (fandango), Thursday, 15 December 2005 16:27 (7 years ago) Permalink
Your Body is My Body -- even at 8am on the subway, I'm totally in the hands of that heavy chugging sound mixed with the metal swirlies
Come as some sort of opening, definitely.
Brain is Lost when you're assured that no one in the room is sober or can move quickly.
and I can't remember what the others sound like. Lex, I'll have to listen to Washing Machine again b/c I can't remember why I didn't like it.
― Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Thursday, 15 December 2005 17:17 (7 years ago) Permalink
― frickin' username (fandango), Tuesday, 20 December 2005 03:48 (7 years ago) Permalink
i didn't mean how ellen made the album in a technical sense, more her motivation ("to turn myself inside out" etc) and what drives her to make sounds like that. i really love that piece.
― The Lex (The Lex), Tuesday, 20 December 2005 19:20 (7 years ago) Permalink
I'm somehow more excited about the 'listening tracks' that the rest of it, perhaps because I'd rather this was a total detour than "Berlinette" revisited... but I'll surely be excited about it all the closer it gets to April. Maybe time for a new thread in 2006?
― Merry Christmas (fandango), Thursday, 22 December 2005 19:33 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 22 December 2005 20:24 (7 years ago) Permalink
the square! i totally associate that color with Thrills now.
― Susan Douglas (Susan Douglas), Thursday, 22 December 2005 21:19 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Michael F Gill (Michael F Gill), Thursday, 22 December 2005 23:06 (7 years ago) Permalink
Felt compelled to listen to Thrills all morning. Despite its title Your Body Is My Body is probably my favourite track, for the hum that drifts in at 1:20 and for nailing the album's cold/warm vibe. Surprised at how little it's mentioned in this thread.
And whatever happened to Susan Douglas?
― Jedmond, Monday, 21 May 2012 03:11 (11 months ago) Permalink
the kiki remix of "your body..." is superb as well
― liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 21 May 2012 09:23 (11 months ago) Permalink
this one was good
― ooooiiiioooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaoooooh un - bi - leevable! (LocalGarda), Monday, 21 May 2012 09:27 (11 months ago) Permalink