We've been talking about this a lot on the C/D thread, but this project deserves its own one
If you haven't been following, the idea is: every Thursday they are releasing either a new track, something from the archive, or a new EP (comprised of the new stuff), leading up to the 10/25 release of "Drift Songs", which is supposedly going to be the album proper. Amazingly the new stuff does not feel rushed or poorly thought out, in fact there's a lot that ranks up with their best material (in my humble opinion). They've hit on nearly everything they've done well in the past and have explored a number of new directions that don't sound like Underworld at all. Who else is following this??
― frogbs, Monday, 8 July 2019 18:03 (two weeks ago) link
Pretty interesting concept - noticed that the album proper is simultaneously an anthology release of all the drift tracks in addition to reworking a subset of the songs for a proper "album length" release?
I've yet to hear any of the material. Is it worth diving into? Appears to be a lot of stuff to wade through.
― octobeard, Monday, 8 July 2019 22:43 (two weeks ago) link
the material's very all over the place but the best of it is really fantastic - so far my favourites are "Border Country", "Dune", "Custard Speedtalk" and "Appleshine Continuum"
― ufo, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 08:48 (one week ago) link
Appleshine Continuum is an epic 47 minute journey
― groovypanda, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 12:10 (one week ago) link
"Listen To Their No" is awesome if you're into the TMO/Scribble side of the group
― frogbs, Tuesday, 9 July 2019 13:40 (one week ago) link
Second episode is my favourite so far. And having just heard the fourth, 'Border Country' is a clear highlight imho.
― pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 12:59 (one week ago) link
"threat of rain" is my favorite that hasn't been mentioned yet
― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 13:21 (one week ago) link
― pomenitul, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 14:05 (one week ago) link
todays release is another rehearsal, this one from 2005, with "Silver Boots" (the original "Always Loved a Film"), "Yard Beat", and "Push Upstairs"
"Silver Boots" is one from my wishlist so I'm pretty happy with this. just wish I could download it!!
― frogbs, Thursday, 11 July 2019 18:18 (one week ago) link
you can download it, it's just 66kbps utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Manchester+Street+Poem+2019+++18+unedited+mins+of+Riverrun-era+rehearsal+for+you&utm_campaign=DRIFT+DROP+-+230605
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:32 (one week ago) link
hmmm should've figured it would be fairly easy to do that
it definitely doesn't sound great but it's an improvement on the version I cropped from the radio broadcast in 2006
― frogbs, Thursday, 11 July 2019 19:40 (one week ago) link
"listen to their no" -> "schiphol test" is a wonderful experience
think ep 4 is my favorite rn
― american bradass (BradNelson), Friday, 12 July 2019 23:57 (one week ago) link
direct from soundboard live recording of Born Slippy/Pearls Girl/Beautiful Burnout.
didn't know they were playing the original Born Slippy in 2008
― frogbs, Thursday, 18 July 2019 14:43 (four days ago) link