Lali Puna - C or D?

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david h (david h), Monday, 4 November 2002 19:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

too new to be classic, but both albums are very good

g (graysonlane), Monday, 4 November 2002 19:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Scary World Theory is excellent. Haven't heard the other one. I don't know though. I like this band and collective yet The Notwist record and especially the Tied + Tickled Trio record were better to me.

Juan, Monday, 4 November 2002 19:57 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

classic. muted post-storm weariness still cloudy but w/ soft smile. although the demure female vocal thing has been a trend, Lali Puna feels a lot less self-conscious and the emotional detachment is certainly not ironic in any sense of the word.

Honda, Monday, 4 November 2002 20:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i've liked the couple of songs i've heard, and two days ago mel told me to download "together in electric dreams", which i *really* like. cos it's real nice in the way honda sez it is.

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Monday, 4 November 2002 20:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah... classic or dud might be a little premature... but "Tridecoder" is definitely searchable... what happened to kitty-yo, i feel as though it fell off my map?

where am i?

msp, Monday, 4 November 2002 20:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. I've written about them on my site, just a little bit... But Valerie has a lovely voice. I wrote that it reminded me of announcements in a foreign airport or train station (a compliment). The music is just propulsive enough to be lively, but muted enough to be beautiful.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Monday, 4 November 2002 23:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's also an interesting connection because a herrman & kleine track off of the blue skied & clear compilation actually does use a train station announcement voice. it certainly lends a nice evocative effect (although perhaps it loses a bit of power when put so explicitly, the track being called "Leaving you Behind").

Honda, Tuesday, 5 November 2002 01:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Classic - the opening lines of Scary World Theory (the song) send shivers down my spine. As does their cover of Together In Electric Dreams.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 11:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"Tridecoder" and "Scary World Theory" are beautiful! I love the atmosphere they create, iontimate but not mawkish. Valerie's sings like she is just after the nervous breakdown, but with the "what doesn't kill me, makes me stronger" expression. The arrangments reminds me a bit of Lippok's brothers (To Rococo Rot)work on "Sound Of The Water", but Lali Puna leave more empty space in their songs, which makes them sound more ambiguous (?). In a strange way they also sound exotic for me...maybe because it's hard to point out an obvious inspirations in their case. I don't like Notwist and Mr.John Soda though, they sound too much like college rock for my ears.

luke (luke), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 11:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

lukasz ty pisasz po angielsku lepiej niz ja! (i widocznie po polsku tez)

bob zemko (bob), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 11:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Czesc Bob. Dziekuje. Every kind word gives me more confidence, but I still need about 20 minutes to write a few lines ;) Should we write in Polish or English on this thread then ? ;)

luke (luke), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 11:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Even as I'm enjoying listening to Scary World Theory, part of me wonders whether it will all suddenly seem hollow, like so many things that at first sound like they were designed to appeal to me. Then 1 or 2 tracks it closes with put away any doubts, although all I can recall is their restraint.

(David, how's your 102BT Pt II coming?)

Curt (cgould), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 17:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

haha, Curtis - it was that that got me to thinking. I finished it a while ago, and also re-read it about three weeks ago and was quite happy with the result (though I used 'melisma' again when I meant 'miasma' when I meant 'she sounds like a railway station announcer' - no doubt I'll get a bollocking again.) Thanks much for the copy Curt. My opinion on Lali Puna = excellent all encompassing scary world Theory on a par with 'Entertainment' (Gang of Four. Genuinely this time, I'm not just baiting Alex in NYC.)

david h (david h), Tuesday, 5 November 2002 21:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Lali Puna - potentially classic. Morr Music and City Centre Offices output seems frighteningly consistent right now. It's completely non-deliberate on my part but most of the best music I've bought this year seems to be German or to have German connections (add a few Kitty Yo things and the Notwist to that too, and Stereo Total). What are Tied and Tickled Trio like?

Tag, Tuesday, 5 November 2002 21:59 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Actually, I've answered my own question about T&TT. as I downloaded some stuff last night. Hmmm....not convinced on first listening. It seems a bit close to the free-jazz/Tortoise thing and I was never into that. I prefer Lali Puna's atmospherics and the Notwist's melancholic melody.

Tag, Wednesday, 6 November 2002 10:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

What happened to this band?

claws of jungle red (Stevie D), Saturday, 8 August 2009 15:12 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hiatus, innit?

StanM, Saturday, 8 August 2009 15:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

recording new album at the moment, great cover of Jean-Paul Sartre Experiences 'I Like Rain' on 'Not Given Lightly' comp

zappi, Saturday, 8 August 2009 15:21 (eight years ago) Permalink

Good question! I haven't thought about them in a while, but Faking the Books was one of my favorites of the early 00s. I think I was one of the few who liked it more than SWT (which is also ace IMO).

ex-juggalist (Pillbox), Saturday, 8 August 2009 15:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

OMG @ the new tracks!!! I listened to several of these guys' albums several times and never loved them, but these two tracks are fucking great.

26 Mixes Focaccia (Stevie D), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 16:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

<3 these guys & its good to see they didn't just drop off the face of the planet. 1-800-Fear was my jam back in the day. Stevie, one of those tracks is not new, but is in fact the first song from their 2004 LP. I believe "Remember" is a new track, tho. I've never heard of it, at least.

they ate only candy canes (Pillbox), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 16:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Shit boy I'm totally "reapproaching" their earlier albums or w/e

26 Mixes Focaccia (Stevie D), Tuesday, 2 February 2010 17:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Remember" sounds great, can't wait to hear the whole album.
worth tracking down is the song "Out There" from Yukihiro Takahashi's album "Page By Page" from last year, its a Lali Puna track in all but name. its on his myspace

zappi, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 18:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

new album has leaked! track with Yukihiro i mentioned above ^ appears in remixed form.

zappi, Monday, 22 February 2010 17:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

pretty dull IMO, made me pull out the previous record instead.

Simon H., Monday, 22 February 2010 17:51 (eight years ago) Permalink

on first listen i like it a lot better than the last album, all those indierock guitars yawn

zappi, Monday, 22 February 2010 17:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Just listening to the new album 'Two Windows' now (out yesterday). Really lovely stuff, even the Kings of Leaving n cover. Can't believe it's been seven years.

michaellambert, Saturday, 9 September 2017 21:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

Had no idea they had a new album out! This made my day

dance cum rituals (Moka), Saturday, 9 September 2017 21:59 (eight months ago) Permalink

Same and same!

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 9 September 2017 22:06 (eight months ago) Permalink

love this video

Week of Wonders (Ross), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:17 (eight months ago) Permalink

the two windows track reminds me so much of AGF/Delay

Week of Wonders (Ross), Wednesday, 13 September 2017 06:26 (eight months ago) Permalink

Thoroughly enjoying this. Deep Dream and Her Daily Black standing out at the moment.

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Thursday, 14 September 2017 11:35 (eight months ago) Permalink

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