Daphne and Celeste

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I am so, so, so, so happy!

marianna lcl (marianna lcl), Monday, 11 April 2005 20:09 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

But it clashes with Vitalic! I am heartbroken.

marianna lcl (marianna lcl), Monday, 11 April 2005 20:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

a friend of mine ran into a guerning Lolly at Raindance, she was at pains not to be recognized

lukey (Lukey G), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 10:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Wonderful. Do you think someone should pull their finger out and reissue the D&C album?

(a record so classique you NEVER see a second-hand copy ANYWHERE!)

Marcello Carlin (nostudium), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 10:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Who is Lolly?

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 10:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh heck. lolly. the mental scars.
http://www.lolly.legend.org.uk/lolpics.htm
brrr

frenchbloke (frenchbloke), Tuesday, 12 April 2005 10:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

four years pass...

OMMFG! I never saw this original (?) video for "Ooh Stick You!" until right now. Oh it's the most!!!!!:

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 03:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

modern Tomspace pages for (1) Celeste, and (2) karen DiConcetto aka "daphne"! for reals! with LOTS of modern pictures (on C's folders) of them 2 gether

Friday, February 20, 2009 6:14 PM

From: Mike Saunders

www.myspace.com/ces24

L'Trimm's immaculate conception, Celeste

see first folder aka "my photos, " photos no. 15 and no. 17 -- the real-life D&C together in modern-time, at a "Feist concert"

www.myspace.com/idigdougfringenyc

karen aka "daphne" who might have a regular page linked somewhere in Celeste's regular page

xhuxk, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 03:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

"August 26, 2007 3:16 PM
For me, that's like a picture of Simon and Garfunkel back together. Or Lennon & McCartney... er, possibly.

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 03:49 (nine years ago) Permalink

I was all set to say this video is about how great a Daphne & Celeste world would be. But the world has already been D & C-ified: costumes made out of butcher paper; tattoos (?) that resemble Kim Fowley's on the cover of Snake Document Masquerade; rejects from the cast of Forbidden Zone. And where the hell exactly is the elevator?

Lennon & McCartney...

Kevin John Bozelka, Wednesday, 15 April 2009 04:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJL1APHzyCw

I remember how I used to run home from school as fast as I could, put MTV on, and pray to god that they'd stick this on so I could sneak in a quick jerk before anyone else got home. I was eleven years old. Fond memories.
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turds (Hungry4Ass), Monday, 1 October 2012 13:35 (six years ago) Permalink

i love this album a lot

teledyldonix, Tuesday, 2 October 2012 06:46 (six years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

already posted to the Max Tundra thread but this should alert the poptimism nostalgists:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJr_uyA0Np4

this will be in my year-end top ten for sure, it's so great & virtually everything i like about pop music, a form i actually really love and relish the usually untapped potential of

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:24 (three years ago) Permalink

Hate to ruin this for you, but this might as well be Pomplamoose.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 March 2015 19:57 (three years ago) Permalink

haha that's exactly what it sounds like. It's awful.

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:39 (three years ago) Permalink

seriously not doing your ears' reputations as not being made of cloth much good here guys. pomplamoose?

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Thought it sounded more like a downtempo track from the new Madge album tbh.

bae sremmurd (monotony), Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:44 (three years ago) Permalink

as much as it pains me to say it, my opinion of this is much closer to imago's than "this might as well be pomplamoose" or "it's awful"

rather surprising in a very good way actually. never thought i'd see them do music together again, much less that they'd come back with something this good.

idk who max tundra is but perhaps i should? the production is memorable and beautifully detailed

yep, this is the kind of song i not only enjoy on first listen but instantly want to revisit/reabsorb

dyl, Sunday, 29 March 2015 20:56 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't hear anything even approaching Pomplamoose in this.

bae sremmurd (monotony), Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:04 (three years ago) Permalink

I just meant that it's annoyingly precious and self-consciously "quirky".

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:17 (three years ago) Permalink

it's just pop music

if anything, max tundra heard pc music and thought 'i can do this better', but it's not too precious imo, just quite exuberant

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Sunday, 29 March 2015 22:59 (three years ago) Permalink

this is p good but even if it wasn't I wouldn't care much because it'll wind up lots of different kinds of dorks

pissbaby nobody in the corner (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:06 (three years ago) Permalink

Hate to ruin this for you, but this might as well be Pomplamoose.

― Johnny Fever, Monday, March 30, 2015 6:57 AM (3 hours ago)

haha that's exactly what it sounds like. It's awful.

― Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Monday, March 30, 2015 7:39 AM (2 hours ago)

u mad, it sounds exactly like Daphne & Celeste teaming up with Max Tundra

they still look exactly the same ♥ ♥ ♥

oochie wally (clean version) (sic), Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:21 (three years ago) Permalink

Oh, for fucks sake...

You’re being too simplistic and you’re insulting my poor heart (Turrican), Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:22 (three years ago) Permalink

As a fan of both Max Tundra and Daphne and Celeste, I find this to be a bit "meh". I think I much prefer this Perfume song which blatantly knocks of off Max Tundra, than Max Tundra working with an actual pop group:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edyARJq9sgM

MarkoP, Sunday, 29 March 2015 23:30 (three years ago) Permalink

oh i've long been a big fan of that perfume song, if that's a max tundra knockoff i may indeed have to look into him more

dyl, Monday, 30 March 2015 00:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, this is the Max Tundra song that it's kind of a knock off of:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZNFA2zXHus

MarkoP, Monday, 30 March 2015 00:18 (three years ago) Permalink

I like this and it's growing in me. Pomplamoose comparison as damningly accurate as that time someone said Hey Ya sounded like Frank Black tho

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Lol *on

sonic thedgehod (albvivertine), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:02 (three years ago) Permalink

I like the fact that something came out of Max's weekly "hey [Twitter handle], work with me!", I like the un-compromisingly Max lyrics (stuff about synthesis, "The Third Policeman"), the high-heels as high-hats, the uncool chords, and so on, but it does sound kind of diluted, Max Tundra's standard level of weirdo would make for better girl-pop imo

got a long list of ilxors (fgti), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:27 (three years ago) Permalink

what it loses in 'weird' for the sake of accessibility it makes up for in depth of craft and enthusiasm imo, but yeah I do hope for a whole album of this stuff, with moments of increased intensity

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:32 (three years ago) Permalink

sounds kind of like sugababes meets metronomy. it's not really hitting me hard or anything but it's okay

yeovil knievel (NickB), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:45 (three years ago) Permalink

Sounds good to me, sticks enough in yr branes and has enough about it to encourage repeat listens. Yeay!

ineloquentwow (Craigo Boingo), Monday, 30 March 2015 12:54 (three years ago) Permalink

Some of these comparisons are frankly painful

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Monday, 30 March 2015 13:08 (three years ago) Permalink

Metronomy!

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Monday, 30 March 2015 13:10 (three years ago) Permalink

It’s a thumbs up from me.

Chewshabadoo, Monday, 30 March 2015 13:27 (three years ago) Permalink

I can't believe we are talking about Daphne and Celeste in 2015

When I saw the revive, I truly thought "Oh, dear, one of them has died"

Jimmywine Dyspeptic, Monday, 30 March 2015 13:37 (three years ago) Permalink

sounds kind of like sugababes meets metronomy. it's not really hitting me hard or anything but it's okay

― yeovil knievel (NickB)

It was bugging me that I couldn't think of who this reminded me of but it's totally Metronomy. https://youtu.be/9P2w_hq8YTk

Kitchen Person, Monday, 30 March 2015 14:21 (three years ago) Permalink

daphne & celeste were streets ahead of max tundra.

Eric Burdon & War, On Drugs (Cosmic Slop), Monday, 30 March 2015 14:26 (three years ago) Permalink

The Max Tundra influence on k-pop is truly one of the examples of quality always finding a way to impact the world. A prophet always being disbelieved in her hometown and all that.

Frederik B, Monday, 30 March 2015 14:41 (three years ago) Permalink

i'm rather obsessed with this now

dyl, Monday, 30 March 2015 14:56 (three years ago) Permalink

a form i actually really love and relish the usually untapped potential of

jfc stfu "untapped potential"

lex pretend, Monday, 30 March 2015 15:03 (three years ago) Permalink

song is inconsequential but NID that imago likes it

lex pretend, Monday, 30 March 2015 15:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Where better to say something mildly trollish than on the Daphne & Celeste thread ffs lol

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Monday, 30 March 2015 15:09 (three years ago) Permalink

in your head to yourself

lex pretend, Monday, 30 March 2015 15:12 (three years ago) Permalink

aw, that'd be no fun

u have wiked together fiords (imago), Monday, 30 March 2015 15:23 (three years ago) Permalink

I for one like this record quite a bit and am not trollingq

katherine, Monday, 30 March 2015 15:49 (three years ago) Permalink

same, and i think it's really selling it short to explain its appeal as pc music-esque

(ftr d&c were on the more obvious part of the spectrum of pop that was successfully critiquing or poking fun at itself, i.e. what pc music has been trying and largely failing to do from afar)

dyl, Monday, 30 March 2015 16:31 (three years ago) Permalink

^ otm

katherine, Monday, 30 March 2015 16:54 (three years ago) Permalink

they're good tweets, Brent

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 16 March 2018 21:09 (seven months ago) Permalink

The gig was great, if you get a chance to see them then see them, they are fucking delighted to be on stage, and they light up the stage, and they are as good at the new stuff as the old (and BB is a complete banger live) and bizarrely as good at the old stuff as the new.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 22:30 (six months ago) Permalink

kinda clear that Tundra is trying to get these ladies on the radio again

I like what I've heard a lot but if so he's doing a really shitty job in both sound and marketing

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 27 March 2018 23:12 (six months ago) Permalink

yea it'll be interesting to see if this thing gets any hype at all. D&C are a bit *too* obscure at this point. I guess that's the whole point though.

frogbs, Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:56 (six months ago) Permalink

I was at that gig too Andrew! Scruffy bloke stood to the side, you probably remember me

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 28 March 2018 13:59 (six months ago) Permalink

Happy Easter, pop fans!

imago, Friday, 30 March 2018 10:26 (six months ago) Permalink

Album is so good. The run from A.L.T.O. to Golden Doldrum in particular.

Jeff W, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:44 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah it's great!

imago, Friday, 30 March 2018 13:56 (six months ago) Permalink

I pre-ordered but no deliveries on good Friday.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 March 2018 13:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Are you guys all gay?

That's the only justifiable excuse I can think of for middle aged men going to Daphne & Celeste shows in 2018.

JB, Friday, 30 March 2018 15:58 (six months ago) Permalink

good post

maura, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Think it might be the shittest trolling I've seen on here, well done there FB.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Or JB

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Or BB

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:43 (six months ago) Permalink

Or FP

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 30 March 2018 17:44 (six months ago) Permalink

a lone bottle of piss has been flung o to the daphne and celeste thread

imago, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:48 (six months ago) Permalink

and yet...the music plays on

imago, Friday, 30 March 2018 17:49 (six months ago) Permalink

Got my record just now. It has a cover of kandy korn by Captain Beefheart! It has an alternate sleeve, and i think I prefer the original...

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 31 March 2018 10:48 (six months ago) Permalink

damn, he got me, I'm a middle-aged gay man

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Saturday, 31 March 2018 13:34 (six months ago) Permalink

Enjoying this album greatly.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 31 March 2018 23:01 (six months ago) Permalink

this is so good

if andy partridge had written 'song to a succulent' i reckon he'd have been quite proud

imago, Sunday, 1 April 2018 11:12 (six months ago) Permalink

Max making me so proud

Davek (davek_00), Sunday, 1 April 2018 15:44 (six months ago) Permalink

^^^the third part of this great comeback

imago, Sunday, 1 April 2018 15:46 (six months ago) Permalink

http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/39358/1/daphne-celeste-review-year-2000-pop-hits

Looking back, though, I think the most exciting thing playing shows around that time was there was a real run-in between Stereophonics, Travis, and Coldplay. No one could tell which one of those very similar bands was gonna come out on top. I’m still surprised Coldplay won that one, I thought it was gonna be Travis.

imago, Monday, 2 April 2018 10:30 (six months ago) Permalink

Album is so good. The run from A.L.T.O. to Golden Doldrum in particular.

― Jeff W, Friday, March 30, 2018 2:44 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 2 April 2018 11:47 (six months ago) Permalink

That does the last three tracks a disservice! And I think BB is awesome. Which leaves only Sunny Day as less than perfect, but it's still lovely

imago, Monday, 2 April 2018 13:43 (six months ago) Permalink

cant stop listening to Song To A Succulent.

cajunsunday, Monday, 2 April 2018 18:30 (six months ago) Permalink

a.l.t.o. to taking notes is a great run... 16 stars and paint can especially. still not into bb; weird that the two more leaden tracks were the lead-off singles (though i like you & i alone, moreso in album sequence)

main complaint is how their voices are euthanized into anonymity. bothers me a little less if i just think of it as a max tundra record with other voices on it. same with with the lyrics which i've already gone on about.

it's pretty great though :)

linee, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 05:49 (six months ago) Permalink

little nod to apt 3a at the end of 16 stars?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RI30lDutfw&list=RDuKlU4dscE8c&index=2

linee, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 05:56 (six months ago) Permalink

try that again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RI30lDutfw

linee, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 05:57 (six months ago) Permalink

BB haters appear to be ignoring the amazing final minute of the song at the very least. The way the main synth line changes up!

imago, Tuesday, 3 April 2018 13:00 (six months ago) Permalink

Holy wow, this album is great. And I'm only at BB and reading this thread, and getting really, really excited!

Frederik B, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 10:20 (six months ago) Permalink

16 Stars! I needed those synths

Frederik B, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 10:29 (six months ago) Permalink

I was at that gig too Andrew! Scruffy bloke stood to the side, you probably remember me

This doesn't entirely narrow it down, but I understand there was a lot less of that than the average Max Tundra gig. And several ex-ILXors (with mark s)!

I can hear some of the criticisms of the record (though not of BB, whose only fault is that it stops at the point where it was about to really kick off), but it turns out this is the band that pushes me into the tedious "the record is only a crude effort at the songs, the real act is live" camp.

Andrew Farrell, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 13:38 (six months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Leland Palmer in the dark!

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 21 April 2018 14:45 (five months ago) Permalink

if I didn't know this was made by Max Tundra I wonder how long it would've taken me to figure out. I'd say about 15 seconds.

linee's post about the two lead singles seems pretty otm to me. the album's way better than I would've guessed given those two tracks. nothing against them, they work quite well in the context of the album, but the wonkybonkers stuff like "ALTO" and "Alarms" is what I signed up for

frogbs, Wednesday, 2 May 2018 13:52 (five months ago) Permalink

thank god for this album

maura, Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:28 (five months ago) Permalink

otm

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 02:22 (five months ago) Permalink

"hyperventilating in the factory of sound"

linee, Monday, 7 May 2018 10:25 (five months ago) Permalink

critical indifference to this is predictable and irritating

imago, Monday, 7 May 2018 10:30 (five months ago) Permalink

it's really good; I feel like the critical indifference is mostly because it took so long since "You and I Alone"

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Monday, 7 May 2018 14:26 (five months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

surprisingly this actually gets better over time. love how it's a throwback not just in the traditional way but also in a stranger sense where it sounds like it's from an era when pop records were eccentric and strange. think "16 Stars" is my favorite track now. I love that "you could almost pretend to/see I'd always defend you" refrain

frogbs, Thursday, 7 June 2018 17:57 (four months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I really do love this album.

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 19:55 (one month ago) Permalink

:)

imago, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 20:11 (one month ago) Permalink

it's 2018 and daphne and celeste have an album that lj cares about, what a world

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:05 (one month ago) Permalink

it's an amazing record tbh but it's as much max tundra's big pop move as anything

imago, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:07 (one month ago) Permalink

yea I didn't know if it was gonna hold up after a few listens but it actually kinda gets better the more you know the songs

frogbs, Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah, I wasn't completely sold on this the first few listens, but I've really come round to. It's making a great summer soundtrack right now. I ended up ordering the vinyl as the prices have gone right down on Amazon/eBay. It was $11 including shipping which is an absolute steal.

kitchen person, Thursday, 23 August 2018 02:42 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

BTW, does anyone know anything about CSS stuff for reddit? I have r/daphneandceleste - I made it ages ago, but have never done anything with it. So if you have a clue about that stuff...

Leaghaidh am brón an t-anam bochd (dowd), Saturday, 22 September 2018 08:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this album is like if yasutaka nakata produced an xtc record so i have no idea how i didn't get into it when it came out

ufo, Saturday, 22 September 2018 15:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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