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The bass clips out on just about every song. I really want to turn it up loud but it becomes too distracting for me.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Wednesday, 18 April 2012 23:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

The strings at the end of "Heaven" are so epic.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah i really have no idea what issues anyone could have with the sound quality of Armor On. although maybe i haven't turned it up loud enough to hear the bass clipping? i dunno

some dude, Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

could be an issue with your stereo? maybe not likely if you can pump other songs without clipping

dayo, Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

just had a quick go-through on (nice) headphones - doesn't seem to clip at all, or clip anymore than similarly voiced R&B tracks from other artists

dayo, Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Will check it again at work tomorrow.

Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 19 April 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

The strings at the end of "Heaven" are so epic.

yeah got a slight massive attack vibe from them

the bass in "automatic" gets me so hype

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Thursday, 19 April 2012 07:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

The whole record, well most of it, is very 90s coffee dance, in a good way. There's kind of a superior quality Tracy Thorn feel to a lot of it, although Dawn is a much more captivating vocal presence.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Thursday, 19 April 2012 09:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, there is definitely a coffee vibe. As you say, in a good way.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

i have no idea what "90s coffee dance" means so i'm just going to assume it means the DNA remix of "Tom's Diner"

lathe darkman (some dude), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

That totally fits the criteria.

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

because it references coffee in the lyrics or somethign else?

lathe darkman (some dude), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

because it sounds like the type of dance music you would expect to hear at a trendy cafe

I need new, hip khakis (DJP), Thursday, 19 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

It fits into the same nebulous universe (although not genre) of The xx as understood by people who described them as fancy-dinner-party music.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Experimental music that has an air of tastefulness about it (but not necessarily in a bad way)

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

fans doing a good job of sounding like haters imo. even if there is a commonality in sound on occasion then dawn still brings the forward motion and sense of danger to render the point unnecessarily unflattering

r|t|c, Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Oh! I mean.

I wouldn't necessarily describe it as such. I was classifying that sort of description into the same 'universe' of descriptors.

My words aren't working today.

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Thursday, 19 April 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

<i>Experimental music that has an air of tastefulness about it (but not necessarily in a bad way)</i>

I think tracks like "Bombs" and "Automatic" upend that air. I could see Armor On appealing to the messenger-bag crowd if those songs weren't on it, though.

Evan R, Thursday, 19 April 2012 20:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

Very nice short piece on Armour On by Lex at The Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/19/dawn-richard-armor-on-review

Tim F, Saturday, 21 April 2012 00:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haha, Dawn's now been written up in The Village Voice, The Guardian, FACT and Pitchfork, all by ilxors.

We do have some small influence when we set our minds to it.

Tim F, Saturday, 21 April 2012 00:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

now for the rest of the world to take notice

(that's just the normal length of non-lead guardian album reviews)

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Saturday, 21 April 2012 06:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't the same thing happen with Electrik Red?

twinkin' and drinkin' and ready to fly (Alex in Montreal), Sunday, 22 April 2012 03:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

ha probably

some dude, Sunday, 22 April 2012 10:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

fans doing a good job of sounding like haters imo. even if there is a commonality in sound on occasion then dawn still brings the forward motion and sense of danger to render the point unnecessarily unflattering

It's not meant to be unflattering, and yes tracks like Bombs and Automatic break the pattern, it's more that Dawn and Druski are talented enough to make good on a sound palette that would be pretty drab in the hands of lesser artists.

Homosexual Satan Wasp (Matt DC), Sunday, 22 April 2012 12:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

the ilxuminati media conspiracy rolls onward: http://www.avclub.com/articles/dawn-richard,72767/

some dude, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 10:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Dating_site_agelessdate.com..

It was surprisingly good—a lavish collage of contemporary dance and
electronic sounds that was infinitely more sophisticated than anybody
could have expected from a project called Diddy-Dirty Money.

*barfs*

dayo, Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

someone tweeted me earlier today asking whether the dawn richard EP was really that good - they were suspicious of it because...

...

...they were such a massive danity kane fan

i didn't really see that reason coming

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

Better than MGMT

when will Jesus bring the composition chops? (loves laboured breathing), Tuesday, 24 April 2012 11:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://www.2shared.com/document/MAM61udn/ArmorOn_Lyrics.html

dayo, Thursday, 26 April 2012 02:45 (2 years ago) Permalink

this album is so fucking good i can't stand it

hologram ned raggett (The Reverend), Thursday, 26 April 2012 06:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Great interview.

When can we expect the album?

Well, the great thing is now I have options.

You have the numbers.

Oh my God, the numbers! And the pudding is right there. We can either milk this EP—I kind of want to do something really, really clever with maybe doing a different kind of re-release. I’m not going to say what, but I think—what we’re deciding to do is, always do a little bit different in our movement. There'll probably be something right before the album, maybe Fall.

Awesome to hear she's encouraged by the numbers, whatever they actually are. Good incentive for her to keep heading down the awesome path she's on.

Evan R, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

well i think when you put something out with no label and no radio airplay and it does any kind of numbers to get onto the Billboard 200 and the iTunes charts, that opens some industry doors, or at the very least helps fund a larger budget for the next phase if it stays DIY

some dude, Monday, 30 April 2012 20:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

hang on, this got to no 1 on the R&B chart? is that...what i think it is, or is it less impressive than that?

anyway she made a lyric booklet for us http://www.rap-up.com/2012/04/25/download-dawn-richard-armor-on-lyric-book/

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 30 April 2012 21:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not crazy about "Bombs" tbh

Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 30 April 2012 21:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ It's less impressive and more niche, I think, like when a podcast host doesn't make the New York Times best seller list but brags about his Amazon sales rank. But Al is otm; it's still something to point to

Evan R, Monday, 30 April 2012 21:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

I put this on my "best of 2012" Spotify playlist and then kind of ignored it for a couple of weeks

I came back to it today and holy shit, I like this even more than I did when I first played it

I'M THAT POSTA, AAAAAAAAAH (DJP), Friday, 4 May 2012 15:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have only just (finally) got around to listening to this and yes, it is amazing.

They have fangs, They have teeth! (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

yes!

i keep wanting to play people "faith" but something about it all feels like it's not right to hear "faith" before you've heard the tracks that precede it.

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Monday, 14 May 2012 20:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm

The Reverend, Monday, 14 May 2012 22:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

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dayo, Friday, 18 May 2012 21:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

damn son

The Reverend, Saturday, 19 May 2012 01:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

god "Automatic" is fantastic

that is a weird thing to bring up over lean cuisine (DJP), Tuesday, 22 May 2012 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

'Faith' is big, but there's something about the climax of the song at the end that trips me up a bit. It's like the drums come in half a beat later than expected. I've only listened to it a couple of times, mind.

Also, 'Black Lipstick' and 'Bombs' are a really cool 1-2 at the beginning. Some of the deeper cuts have yet to connect with me, but I'm willing to put more effort in. Also, SMFU is amazing.

Mercer Finn, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

SMFU is one of my favs; I love how minor it is. It's just this moving little song tucked toward the back of the album, a breather of sorts before the finale

Evan R, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 05:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's all about Change for me. It's the wibbly wobbly Four Tet remix singing bells in the background with those subtle firework vocal harmonies at the front.

Surprised you like Faith so much, Lex. It has a slight touch of the Calvin Harris fake-rave to it. It's those handclaps that annoy me. Like guys, I live the sound of the Roland as much as anyone, but what was great about the TR series was you could change the strike velocity for a good build. Try it with those damn handclaps instead of having them on 10 the whole time!

But this is a minor quibble with an otherwise amazing album. There's not a duff song here. Even the slow burners. Especially thd slow burners. I mean - Scripture? DAMN!

Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

Singing bells? Singing bowls. Damn iPhone.

Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 06:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

everyone should listen to that new song dayo posted

The Reverend, Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Remind me when I get home tonight. :-/

Narco Martenot (White Chocolate Cheesecake), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 07:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

i listened to the new track once & it was awesome but this dreadful working-in-an-office stint is so unconducive to listening to music, i don't know how people cope

i think i love "faith" a lot because of its position in the album - it's a tremendous work of build-and-release in its own right but also within the context of the whole thing. i wouldn't nec isolate it as the album's most impressive song ("black lipstick" or "scripture" imo) but the sheer rush it elicits is perhaps armor on's most impressive moment

liberté, égalité, beyoncé (lex pretend), Wednesday, 23 May 2012 09:39 (2 years ago) Permalink


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