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have they (iffy. have read conflicting accounts on whether it's a 'they' or a 'he') had any exposure outside of australia?

they're the avalanches' labelmates and got a bit of help from them (more specifically, robbie) on the ep 'i thought of numbers'. i think it is a very strong release. it's got that avalanches jumble shop feel, but it's more sharply focussed on 80s electro and disco. 'standing up sitting down' is amusing kraftwerk pastiche, 'rendezvous' is new-wavey in a similar vein, while 'nine summertime' has a psychedelic, kinda stereolabby sound (ba ba ba) and 'live' is funked up pop. there are hints of pnau in there too (or maybe that's just a shared sample?)

cut copy might be treading uncomfortably close to the avalanches' turf at times, but i really enjoy this ep, and the 7" '1981'.

so have you heard anything? if so, what are your thoughts?

minna, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

oh, also, i think they played at the melbourne uni union party about a week ago. anyone catch that? :)

minna, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

...

His stuff doesn't sound Avalanche-y at all to me.

Oliver Palmer, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

c'mon, think of the funkier, jauntier avalanches moments, like 'flight tonight' with that sylvester sample, or even the boney m fuelled 'live at dominoes'. it is not worlds apart.

minna, Sunday, 10 March 2002 01:00 (eighteen years ago) link

two years pass...
I'm d/ling Bright Like Neon Love (but on an iMac, waaaaa). I already knew 'Future' but 'Saturdays' is wonderful and 'It Was A Dream' ain't half hot, mum. More people should be talking about him! Who knew the guy who made 'Hunder Twasser' would turn around and kick my ass so completely every time?

The 'Numbers' EP was released on 2 10 inches in the UK on XL's Rex Records (once one of my fave labels), with a couple extra tracks (in place of 'Drop The Bomb' and 'Endlessly' - I've never heard the latter, but 'Drop' is great, just listened to it in fact). It is one of the most listened to releases in my life - fact. I haven't tired of the promo CD in 3 years (kinda suprised Tim F didn't like it). And don't get me started about his Noonday Underground remix...

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Thursday, 1 July 2004 13:31 (sixteen years ago) link

'Glittering Clouds' still rools

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 1 July 2004 13:37 (sixteen years ago) link

http://www.ideal-hosting.co.uk/~go-quick/pics/052.gif

just testing.

mark grout (mark grout), Thursday, 1 July 2004 13:53 (sixteen years ago) link

My man in Melbourne tipped me off about this lot, Hi Jon!

Really nice poppy album, with an interesting production twist. Apparently the singer was getting fed up with the schmindie sound of the album and sent the unmixed recording over to one-half of Cassius who remixed all the tunes with a kind of glitchy, electro, filter-disco feel.

Chewshabadoo (Chewshabadoo), Thursday, 1 July 2004 14:09 (sixteen years ago) link

My fave local album this year. "Going Nowhere" is the best New Order pastiche/parody ever! And I really love how it ranges from the really retro electro song at the start to the more filter-housey stuff and the other songs he did with the live band.

Hayden Nicholls (Pop the Weasel), Thursday, 1 July 2004 14:17 (sixteen years ago) link

Odd, Dan has always been about the filter disco (esp. of the French variety) - 'The Ligt Brigade' remix was the first I'd ever heard of filter disco-rock and the still rooling 'Glittering Clouds' (and the equally starry 'Live') was years before that.

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Thursday, 1 July 2004 14:47 (sixteen years ago) link

i love this record, my favourite local release by far.

glenny g2003 (glenny g2003), Thursday, 1 July 2004 22:37 (sixteen years ago) link

Barima it's not that I didn't like I Thought of Numbers, I just wasn't bowled over by it.

I've been meaning to pick up the new album but haven't gotten around to it yet - one always feels a certain amount of complacency over local albums that will be easily found at low prices within six months.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 1 July 2004 23:17 (sixteen years ago) link

There's a new Cut Copy DJ set available on the Modular site - pretty standard minimal electro / electrocash / "dance punk" type stuff, but hey, it's free.

Mil (Mil), Thursday, 1 July 2004 23:48 (sixteen years ago) link

i think the thing about the album is it doesn't really sound like a local album. it coulda come out of anywhere. i reckon it should have a little more longevity because of it.

the dj set's pretty ace too, sounds a lot like a club i go to a little too often here in sydney.

glenny g2003 (glenny g2003), Thursday, 1 July 2004 23:51 (sixteen years ago) link

it'll hopefully do well for 'em overseas, moreso in europe.

has anyone heard the remixes that !!! and chromeo have done of future?

Mil (Mil), Thursday, 1 July 2004 23:56 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
chromeo one is fab, squelchy electro, the !!! is kinda a slower, grindier version.
i like the chromeo better, then maybe the zongamin and the !!!

glenny g2003 (glenny g2003), Friday, 16 July 2004 23:44 (sixteen years ago) link

mmm i ended up hearing the chromeo and zongamin mixes.

wasn't too impressed with either actually... have u heard the chromeo album? i think cut copy might be bringing 'em out on tour here.

Mil (Mil), Sunday, 18 July 2004 01:00 (sixteen years ago) link

chromeo tour would be fun, i quite like their album too.
they lay it on pretty thick, but apparently not out of irony or sarcasm at all....

glenny g2003 (glenny g2003), Sunday, 18 July 2004 21:58 (sixteen years ago) link

The Chromeo album rocked me for the 2 weeks I was back in London. I didn't end up getting th entire Cut Copy album in the end (foiled again) and more frustratingly, the iMac wouldn't process any of the stuff on Modular's site. Even tried to enter their competition and it refused to recognise my fragging postcode.

R.I.M.A. (Barima), Thursday, 22 July 2004 20:35 (sixteen years ago) link

two weeks pass...
God "Saturdays" is brilliant. Fucking a

fizzcaraldo (Justin M), Wednesday, 11 August 2004 08:21 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
"Saturdays" and "Going Nowhere" rule my cube ... this could be my #1 disc of the year. I need more dancy fun retro-80's things in my life.

zaxxon25 (zaxxon25), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 15:53 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
picked up the "future" cdsingle for a dollar & really like it - it's amazing how well that sort of blocked-nose aussie accent works for the music. & the bassline is very . . . comforting. zongamin remix isn't what I'd imagined it to be, so I'll have to withhold judgement until I've adjusted. b-side "kidz at the disco" is blocky, burbly, & bitchy; should have been a lot longer. I might play this tonight.

(picked up new buffalo's about last night ep at the same time - gorgeous packaging on both from modular. what else do they do, & is it all as gorgeously aussie post-avalanches pop as these two releases?)

etc, Saturday, 23 October 2004 01:21 (sixteen years ago) link

God, "Saturdays" is fantastic. They're playing in Sydney w/ the Avalanches and others in early November. I'm really looking forward to it.

C0L1N B3CK3TT (Colin Beckett), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 11:15 (sixteen years ago) link

Dan is still one of my heroes. I'd love to hear any of the pre-'Numbers' releases, like '1981' (I do have 'Hunder Twasser' of course).

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 11:59 (sixteen years ago) link

what was there before ...Numbers apart from 1981? (and what is this Hunder Twasser of course?)

kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:34 (sixteen years ago) link

'Hunder Twasser' (believe the name relates to a historical figure Dan likes) was from 1999 and is a vaguely trippy hip hop-type thing with nice drums. Rex Records licensed it for their '4 More Fish Out Of Water' EP 10" (4 new/foreign/obscure acts, 4 songs) and then they released '...Numbers' as 2 10" singles, rest is history etc.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 12:40 (sixteen years ago) link

why is there a wolfmother ep appearing on this thread? kit have you heard it?!

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:15 (sixteen years ago) link

ah, damn Rex and their exclusive foreign-style tracks (actually all the recent singles probably have remixes on OS versions that we don't get, so fuckit). 1981 basically sounds like the Numbers tracks with lots less going on. I've bothered to go 1200->laptop->CD if anyone's desperate enough to organise postal tradey-type scenarios.

that Wolfmother EP is joining with the other images to illustrate "what else [Modular] do, & [that it's] all as gorgeously aussie post-avalanches pop as these two releases"! I haven't heard the whole thing, but I've got the Woman promo, and it confirmed what I thought when I saw them play a few months back: this is much more fun than it ought to be but oh my goodness I can't imagine it translating to record and convincing radio-listening kids across the globe.

kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:26 (sixteen years ago) link

I may take you up on that one day, kit. That '1981' description makes it sound a lot like the Noonday Underground remix. I did once see ...Neon Love's 'The Twilight (1981)' as an mp3 title - is 'The Twilight' a remake of sorts?

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 13:44 (sixteen years ago) link

i know of a couple of other remixes too - one for this sydney group lino (who seem to have disappeared?) and a new one for vhs or beta. haven't heard either...

Mil (Mil), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 21:15 (sixteen years ago) link

(x-post:) I dunno, in a brave stand against rockism, I've only listened to the album a couple of times.

Lino have disappeared, yes - one of them died, and Andrew Lancaster is in the Polaroids now.

kit brash (kit brash), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 21:32 (sixteen years ago) link

The album is wonderful, but I can't find the 'I Thought of Numbers' EP(?) on CD...

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 21:34 (sixteen years ago) link

I've read that "The Twilight" is a remake of "1981", yes.

Haaaaaitch (haitch), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 23:11 (sixteen years ago) link

maybe i'd need to see wolfmother live to get the fun side of it. i can see what they're trying to do, but i can't help feeling like the EP is an injoke that i'm not party to..

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Wednesday, 27 October 2004 23:25 (sixteen years ago) link

Spencer, mailorder/p2p. Be aware that the AUS and UK editions have different tracklists (and that the UK CD version is actually a promo CDR). Exclusive to AUS: 'Drop The Bomb' (Avalanchey downtempo disco craziness) and 'Endlessly' (accapella of 'Standing Up, Sitting Down' with an expanding synth line), while the UK got 'I Was Young And Needed The Money' (nostalgic drum machine soul with backwards guitar and the bassline from the original 'Compared To What') and possibly 'Nine Summertime', as although I don't remember seeing it on the import copies in HMV, minna mentioned it above.

I'd love to hear that Lino remix, any good? The VHS or Beta one might be easier to seek or acquire, seeing as it's new.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Thursday, 28 October 2004 10:07 (sixteen years ago) link

" maybe i'd need to see wolfmother live to get the fun side of it. i can see what they're trying to do, but i can't help feeling like the EP is an injoke that i'm not party to.. "


saw 'em live a few weeks back @ ding dong in Mel. Good, but I couldn't believe they weren't in catsuits a la the Darkness, I couldn't take them seriously. Some people were taking them very, very seriously.

jayque, Friday, 29 October 2004 02:56 (sixteen years ago) link

I just found a promo copy of Bright Like Neon Love for $3.99! On track 2, and it's pretty awesome so far.

jaymc (jaymc), Sunday, 31 October 2004 03:44 (fifteen years ago) link

three weeks pass...
I...see

adam... (nordicskilla), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:38 (fifteen years ago) link

(x-post:) I dunno, in a brave stand against rockism, I've only listened to the album a couple of times.

I love this.

Alba (Alba), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:42 (fifteen years ago) link

I've really been digging this album lately.

Sanjay McDougal (jaymc), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:50 (fifteen years ago) link

I just told my friend to download "Saturdays" "Just a Dream" and "Glittering Clouds" because "they're kinda like Phoenix, but more French" haha.

Barima thanks for the info on the Numbers ep.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 20:54 (fifteen years ago) link

cut copy shit all over phoenix.

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Tuesday, 23 November 2004 22:27 (fifteen years ago) link

Phoenix at their peak ("Too Young", "Everything is Everything") Vs. Cut Copy at their peak ("Saturdays" or "Future") I'd go Phoenix, but for a whole consistent album, CC all the way...

OCP (OCP), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 02:14 (fifteen years ago) link

the cut copy record has been criminally slept on i think. in australia it's got a bit of press, and it was released in the states, but i still get the feeling it hasnt really got the props it deserves......

glenny g2003 (glenny g2003), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 04:43 (fifteen years ago) link

i'm sure of it. it's a really strong album..

the surface noise (slight return) (electricsound), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 04:58 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, I'm suprised that it isn't huge.

C0L1N B3CK3TT (Colin Beckett), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 06:33 (fifteen years ago) link

Dan's labels have never really gone for the promotional sledgehammer, have they? There's no good reason whatsoever why it doesn't have a UK release.

B.A.R.M.S. (Barima), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 10:28 (fifteen years ago) link

the cut copy record has been criminally slept on i think. in australia it's got a bit of press, and it was released

very, very little from what I can see.

OCP (OCP), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 13:25 (fifteen years ago) link

cut copy shit all over phoenix.

I find this statement really funny because it's hard to imagine such an extreme TS opinion between these two rather similarly pleasantly poppy groups!

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 24 November 2004 18:36 (fifteen years ago) link

Come anticipate Cut Copy's 2011 album

Here's the thread about that terrible song.

I've listened to this three times in a row. I approve.

altered boners (rennavate), Monday, 22 November 2010 22:00 (nine years ago) link

There's clips of their new stuff on this making of video and it all sounds like this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Heyd4HJ2tpU

Shows them listening to Talking Heads and, err, Was Not Was.

James Mitchell, Monday, 22 November 2010 22:15 (nine years ago) link

Shows them listening to Talking Heads and, err, Was Not Was.

not a good sign imo

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 22 November 2010 22:19 (nine years ago) link

CUT COPY: STOP LISTENING TO TALKING HEADS AND WAS NOT WAS

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 22 November 2010 22:19 (nine years ago) link

CUT COPY: LISTEN TO MORE OF YOUR LAST ALBUM

altered boners (rennavate), Monday, 22 November 2010 22:20 (nine years ago) link

lol

hell yeah

Daniel, Esq., Monday, 22 November 2010 22:21 (nine years ago) link

When people go around reviving the 1980s, they always forget 'Spy in the House of Love' for some reason.

James Mitchell, Monday, 22 November 2010 22:23 (nine years ago) link

f that if Cut Copy come out with a rip of Born Under Punches or Wheel Me Out and sort out the dreary vocals then thumbs up

Noel 1 Kanye 10.0 (blueski), Monday, 22 November 2010 22:34 (nine years ago) link

This song is great, way better than the dodgy Beach Boys pastiche from earlier this year. What incredibly famous song does that bassline remind me of again?

Matt DC, Monday, 22 November 2010 22:59 (nine years ago) link

Fleetwood Mac - "Everywhere"

Johnny Fever, Monday, 22 November 2010 23:07 (nine years ago) link

It does, but that's not the one I was thinking of, something naffer.

Matt DC, Monday, 22 November 2010 23:25 (nine years ago) link

wow this REALLY sounds like tango in the night

☯ (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

it really sounds like 'everywhere' specifically! in a good way

smangs of new york (deej), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 02:44 (nine years ago) link

He even says "I can hear it callin'."

Domingo Halliburton (jaymc), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:08 (nine years ago) link

I don't mind the similarities, btw. I wish more people would write songs based on "Everywhere," or at least cover it like Vampire Weekend and A Sunny Day in Glasgow have done.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:10 (nine years ago) link

it becomes apparent after a minute or so that there's not really any song there

xanaxdu (electricsound), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:12 (nine years ago) link

so someone just pointed out to me that the vocal sample on 'hearts on fire' is from
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_66jPJVS4JE

:O

smangs of new york (deej), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:13 (nine years ago) link

it becomes apparent after a minute or so that there's not really any song there

― xanaxdu (electricsound), Monday, November 22, 2010 9:12 PM (1 minute ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

???

smangs of new york (deej), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:13 (nine years ago) link

i guess what i mean is when you strip away the 'hey aren't we so proud of ourselves for biting FM' vibe the song underneath has no real depth to it

xanaxdu (electricsound), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:16 (nine years ago) link

the chorus is ridiculously weak

xanaxdu (electricsound), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:16 (nine years ago) link

Oh yeah, I wouldn't argue that. It's a sound song, not a hook song.

Johnny Fever, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:24 (nine years ago) link

chorus is fine, not a standout one but dont rlly think thats what the song is 'about' the way it was for lights & music or hearts on fire

smangs of new york (deej), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:31 (nine years ago) link

Need more of this Tango in the Night moment imo:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4PpWWun53o

look at it, pwn3d, made u look at my peen/vadge (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 03:32 (nine years ago) link

i like the new song!

are you sure about the "waiting for tonight" thing... i mean i can KIND OF hear it but only if i squint my ears

teledyldonix, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:48 (nine years ago) link

ohh-oh-oh

challop and a muff (deej), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:49 (nine years ago) link

yeah i knew that's the part but stillllll... ok fine i believe you

teledyldonix, Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:07 (nine years ago) link

What part and what about `Waiting for Tonight`?

altered boners (rennavate), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 05:11 (nine years ago) link

nine years pass...

new album coming, single here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr67qC1IusQ

"Cold Water" is a song originally conceived in winter in Copenhagen, during a record cold fortnight of weather where I barely left my apartment (a time that feels strangely paralleled to now). Channeling the inhospitable conditions outside and using a few small pieces of instruments I had lying around, an idea for a song emerged. Then last year we managed to complete that idea in the studio together with the band. "Cold Water" is a song that felt significantly different from what we’d done in the past, and got us so excited that we wanted to build a group of songs around it in this new direction. And that’s what we did, also enlisting the help of Christoffer Berg (Fever Ray, The Knife, Depeche Mode) on mixing duties.

The end result was our forthcoming album titled Freeze, Melt which will be released later in the year.

time is running out to retweet boing.gif (sic), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:17 (three months ago) link

Hah, just noticing I never even heard their 2017 record. This one sounds promising based on that track.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:28 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

New album out today.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 21 August 2020 19:51 (two months ago) link

My copy arrived today, I really like it. A bit more downbeat than the last couple of records.

michaellambert, Friday, 21 August 2020 21:15 (two months ago) link

Running in the Grass is so super good. I have had it on repeat for the last hour. Overall this is a very solid album. Doesn't have the pop hits, but it's a cohesive listen. Enjoying it all, but Running In The Grass is the one i'll be playing the most.

brotherlovesdub, Saturday, 22 August 2020 00:24 (two months ago) link

So far this whole album sounds like the great underappreciated second side of an album that everybody gravitates to for the crowd pleasing first three tracks.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 24 August 2020 00:11 (two months ago) link

After 5 days of playing this on a loop, I’m ready to say this is my favorite album of 2020 so far.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 27 August 2020 04:12 (two months ago) link

I've only listened to it once and it kind of passed me by. I'll definitely be sticking with it though as they're one of the most reliable bands going. The last album was really underrated.

kitchen person, Thursday, 27 August 2020 04:17 (two months ago) link

This is the first album of theirs I've mostly enjoyed since In Ghost Colours

shout-out to his family (DJP), Thursday, 27 August 2020 14:23 (two months ago) link

It's an album you need to play a few times. Not many tracks leap out as the 'hits', but it's so solid and coherent. I have to start at song 1 and let it play the whole way through.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 27 August 2020 16:20 (two months ago) link

Ok yeah, you're right. I just put it on for a third listen on a walk in the sun and it sounded glorious. It felt too slight at first, but it's already starting to grip me with how it maintains that beautifully chilled out mood.

kitchen person, Thursday, 27 August 2020 20:46 (two months ago) link

I love "Zonoscope," but this is definitely the one that's drawn me back the most to listen to again and again since that one.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 27 August 2020 22:07 (two months ago) link

Zonoscope is so great (if you take off Where I'm Going). I know a lot of people didn't rate it, but I thought Free Your Mind was great too. It's probably helped by seeing them on that tour and it being one of most fun shows I've ever been to.

kitchen person, Thursday, 27 August 2020 23:57 (two months ago) link

I guess I should give this a listen, but this is something that has definitely changed in my listening life. Like, I don't have the time / patience / bandwidth to sit with and listen to an album 3 or 4 times that doesn't immediately grab me, to allow it to sink in any more, unless I have some real motivation to do so? (And I'm not sure what that motivation would be.)

Casual listening of bands I like, but don't really *love*, has kind of fallen by the wayside again. Which I feel is kind of a personal flaw, but also maybe that filtering process is necessary?

Extractor Fan (Branwell with an N), Friday, 28 August 2020 07:56 (two months ago) link

If you have to listen to an album by a band like Cut Copy three or four times for it to sink in then it's not doing the job properly. If they're not about the instant rush then what on earth is the point of them?

Matt DC, Friday, 28 August 2020 09:13 (two months ago) link

Love this. The verses of "Like Breaking Glass" kinda sound like Eno/Cale's "Spinning Away" to me

willem, Friday, 28 August 2020 09:15 (two months ago) link

I guess it depends on how one sees the band - like, are Cut Copy just a happy, funtimes pop band for dancing to, or have they become something more introspective and deeper which requires and rewards more attention? (I guess I'm thinking of the comparison of Perfume Genius, where I *do* feel that there is something deeper to them, that I should persist in trying to reach, even if the hit is not immediate.)

If a band has changed, but one's own perception of them has not shifted, maybe more listening it required to bridge the gap. But if they've changed to something that just doesn't appeal, or one's own desires have shifted (do I already have enough introspective bands in my life, and I just want happy fun party music now?) then it's not worth it. I'm trying to work out what the difference is, but I guess it's not important.

I'm listening to Like Breaking Glass right now, and there are lots of the interesting synth sounds and wurbles that I used to really love about their earlier pop singles? (But the tempo is quite slow and the melodies aren't as sugary, so.)

Extractor Fan (Branwell with an N), Friday, 28 August 2020 09:32 (two months ago) link

I think if on first listen you don't like it, you won't like it. But if on first listen you do like it, on listen 3 you might light it a lot more. I don't know if there is anything newly deep about the group, but there is an air of melancholy to this one in particular that sounds different and perhaps demands a bit more commitment. Relatively speaking, of course. I was listening last night and for some reason kept thinking of Portishead's Third. This is not that, but it does present new facets of a group that had a pretty definable sound.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 28 August 2020 12:12 (two months ago) link

I guess i'm not really the kind of person who seeks out and values immediate sugary pop singles. Cut Copy already has a long list of pop hits you can shout along to, so i'm not that interested in them producing more of the same. I'm sure if they did put some of those kinds of songs on this album, people would be complaining about them treading water or just repeating themselves. Anyway, lots of music to listen to in the world, so convincing someone to like something you like is a waste of time.

brotherlovesdub, Friday, 28 August 2020 16:57 (two months ago) link

This sounded very immediate to me on first listen, it's very pretty and eager to please, it's not a collection of festival bangers but it doesn't strike me as something that's especially difficult to get into at all. Probably enjoyed it more than any of their records since In Ghost Colours.

Matt DC, Friday, 28 August 2020 17:38 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

I have so much I want to listen to, but I keep coming back to this album.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 20 September 2020 23:02 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

First headphone listen today revealed to me that this album is at the very least impeccably mixed (by the guy who mixes the Knife and Fever Ray). Close listening to a song like "Stop, Horizon" was pretty revelatory, and also just pretty.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 16 October 2020 18:43 (one week ago) link

yeah i love this, at least after my first listen. wasn't too hot on their last album. Free Your Mind is probably my favorite of theirs. can't wait to revisit this one soon.

DT, Wednesday, 21 October 2020 08:30 (one week ago) link


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