Drab Majesty - _The Demonstration_

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I am creating a thread for this album because it is really, really, REALLY good; the main force behind it is the drummer for Marriages and the entire album is a love letter to gothy pop songs.


I'm very, very taken by "Dot in the Sky", "Too Soon to Tell" and "Cold Souls" but really every single song is excellent

ornate orchestral arrangements (DJP), Thursday, 23 February 2017 18:55 (six months ago) Permalink

I just missed the chance to see them in SF, so of course I'm really enjoying this.

0 / 0 (lukas), Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:09 (six months ago) Permalink

the whole marriages industrial complex is doing amazing work right now

adam, Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:42 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh is that his deal? (Re the Marriages connection.) Just thought it was some fellow. It is a nice enough album, certainly.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 23 February 2017 19:53 (six months ago) Permalink

this really goes back to the core, the heart music

example (crüt), Monday, 6 March 2017 02:21 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah I love this album, so good. no reason anyone who didn't love the cure circa Kiss Me wouldn't love this

akm, Monday, 6 March 2017 03:32 (six months ago) Permalink

it's a concept album about heaven's gate

just another (diamonddave85), Monday, 6 March 2017 04:45 (six months ago) Permalink

I mistakenly wrote about this album in the Rolling Synthwave/Retrowave/Outrun 2017 Thread because I thought it was a standard rolling thread about music like this, but I was evidently mistaken.

I think it's quite good, very retro obviously, but a very enjoyable album including the four remixes that came on the CD. And my wife loved it so much I immediately purchased it from PAIS directly.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 15:57 (six months ago) Permalink

I love how it sounds like it could have been released in 1984 but still finds a way to make that sound feel fresh, new and contemporary.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:50 (six months ago) Permalink

I kept thinking late eighties (Clan of) Xymox, but any number of reference points, really.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 17:52 (six months ago) Permalink

I have, at various points, thought of Cocteau Twins, New Order, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The Cure, The Bolshoi, The March Violets, The Chameleons, Love and Rockets, Clan of Xymox, Sisters of Mercy, and Psychedelic Furs all mashed together into a blender.

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:03 (six months ago) Permalink

every one of those things is good

akm, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:06 (six months ago) Permalink

It's good to like good things.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:07 (six months ago) Permalink

(This conversation made me go back to CoX and Medusa seems to be a direct progenitor)

Rachel Luther Queen (DJP), Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:12 (six months ago) Permalink


Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 18:14 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

cold souls is best song of 2017

just another (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 26 April 2017 20:18 (four months ago) Permalink

four months pass...

Finally picking up on this. Loving the "Oak Wood" single. Can't wait to dig deeper

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Friday, 8 September 2017 13:13 (one week ago) Permalink

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