Underworld - Classic or Dud?

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I've always been under the impression that, a few slammin' singles aside, Underworld was the epitome of style over substance. However, hearing "King Of Snake" for the first time and going gaga over their live album is forcing me to reevaluate.

Therefore, I turn to my peers. What say you - is Underworld fab or foul? Beauty or booty? Wonderful or worthless?

Dan Perry, Tuesday, 17 October 2000 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Eh? Style over substance? Weren't you one of the people who heartily recommended _dubnobasswithmyheadman_ to me a month ago? :)

Josh, Tuesday, 17 October 2000 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Um, yes. This was after spending THREE YEARS trying to get into the damn thing. I now like it a good bit, but I'm not nearly as passionate about that album as I am about many of their singles, such as "Dirty Epic", "Mmm Skyscraper I Love You", "Born Slippy (original)", "Pearl's Girl", "Cups", and "King Of Snake".

I recommmend _dubnobass..._ because that's the best Underworld album and it's a genuinely good album. _Second Toughest..._ isn't nearly as strong and hearing "Push Upstairs" and "Jumbo" put me off of getting _Beaucoup Fish_, which I'll admit might have been a mistake because "King Of Snake" and "Cups" both rank up there among the best songs they've ever done. (But is it another case where the single is stormin' and the album is limpid? I don't know.)

Dan Perry, Tuesday, 17 October 2000 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Dan, the thing with Underworld is that they have very consistent production and arrangement skills, which means that really you're gonna like each song based on how strong the tune is. Hence the singles seem fab, and everything else comparatively drab.

But "Beaucoup Fish" is worth getting. Both "Push Upstairs" improve the more familiar you are with them - both seem insanely repetitive to begin with, but I found both grew on me enormously once I went walking around the city with them on my headphones. Plus, you're missing out on "Cups" (deep house par excellence), "Bruce Lee" (hip hop meets Detroit techno), "Kittens" (a storming epic), "Something Like A Mama" (jungle-inflected track like "Pearl's Girl" with its tongue in its cheek) and of course "King Of Snake". It's a strong album.

Tim, Tuesday, 17 October 2000 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

I never really had a problem with Underworld being style over substance--more power to people and bands who can pull that off as consistently as they have. So, finding out (via numerous listens and re-evaluations and re-re-evaluations--I'm thinking of "Second Toughest..." here, an album I literally didn't listen to for over a year because it seemed to be such an unworthy follow-up to "Dubnobass...") that "Hey, there might be something more here than just a storming tune or some nice atmospherics" has just been the icing on the cake (or maybe the lovely dense cake hiding under the sweet and pretty batter?). The live album has certainly helped in this assessment, but it has also made me wonder lately why so many folks slag off "Jumbo," which is really a beautiful and (I think) quite emotional song (despite the standard Hyde lyrical meanderings, which I wouldn't have any other way, of course). So many reviews of "Everything Everything" have inexplicably picked on my dear "Jumbo" as the dud track, and I have to wonder if it's because it simply lessens the momentum of the album (albeit briefly) or if I have been hoodwinked into liking a song that might, upon further reflection, just be a cute little toss-off ditty that will eventually fade in comparison to the admitted genius of "Cowgirl" or "...Skyscraper..." Whatever the case, "Jumbo" is what elevated "Beaucoup Fish" from good to great for me, and served more than any other recent track (yes, even more than the overrated "Born Slippy") to reaffirm my belief that Underworld are fab, beauty, and most assuredly wonderful.

Max Jones, Wednesday, 18 October 2000 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Underworld for me have always fallen down due to Karl Hyde's lyrics - back-of-a-fag-packet undergraduate cut-up nonsense which at best just distracts and at worst actively spoils the music, turning it from wide-ranging and danceable into a nasty urban noir mess. And his wannabeatnik delivery nobs me off, too.

Tom, Thursday, 19 October 2000 00:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
I kinda fall between the stools here...there albums are slightly dissapointing (with the exception of Beaucoup Fish)...a fair amount of their output is wank...but stuff like "Rez" and "Jumbo" are those moments when dance music just transcends itself...stunning......probably because Karl Hyde cuts out that annoying gibberish

Michael Bourke, Monday, 4 December 2000 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

*Underworld*? Mmm...yes, well, Josh was kind enough to send it to me but I haven't read the damned thing yet. Well, actually, I read the opening section yclept "The Triumph of Death" when it appeared in Harper's (see, there's Harper's and death again...that's why the mag's so goth), and I liked *White Noise* quite a bit as you all know so I can't imagine any recent Delillo not being any good, you know?

Michael Daddino, Monday, 4 December 2000 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
I thought underworld was just crap cause of the lyrics. but man, after hearing Jumbo, i beleive these guys to be masters of the art thaat is music, if not Gods. So much can be said for a single track to cause such revelation. by the way as cryptic as these lyrics are, why do all songs have references to "the city"? am i the only one that's noticed that.

Keyur Patel, Saturday, 23 December 2000 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Because they are like so urban and hip.

Josh, Saturday, 23 December 2000 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...
Underworld, very tricky proposition. When they're good they are well amazing (Rez, Skyscraper, Cups, Juanita), and it doesn't depend on the vocals/no-vocals division of tracks, see for instance Cups which has lovely vocals. The long-players have all been patchy, usually the first 3 or 4 tracks are storming and then anything can happen. The 2nd half of Dubnobass...has some great stuff (Dirty Epic, Cowgirl), Secondthoughts never recovers and Beacoup Fish has Kittens, which is...is...the sound of taking lots of drugs and feeling very expansive :) So between classic and dud, leaning on the classic side.

o.munoz, Thursday, 18 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

After "Rez" I could just about forgive them anything.

Stevo, Thursday, 18 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

"Kittens". I heard a RealAudio excerpt of this when _BF_ came out and was suitably staggered. I was all set to run to the store to buy the album when I heard "Push Upstairs"... ew. (I've since grown used to that song, but I don't see anything overly special about it.)

Dan Perry, Thursday, 18 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Underworld have never struck me as self-consciously hip. When I listen to their music, I hear genuine angst, not posturing. Of course, if you don't *like* angst...

Snow Dog, Thursday, 18 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

Well, okay. Having had an opportunity to at least listen to the first half of _Beaucoup Fish_, I'm somewhat staggered by how much I actually LIKE it! Granted, it's all stuff I've heard before, but if the rest of the album holds up, I'm going to have to temper many of the negative things I've said about them.

Dan Perry, Friday, 19 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

So, after that initial euphoric burst, I've come down somewhat on encountering "Winjer", although I note that as far as vaguely-ambient Underworld nonsense goes, it's pretty damn cool. So, we're still in the plus column...

Dan Perry, Friday, 19 January 2001 01:00 (eighteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
It's obvious none of you were there in their 80s days, nor early 90s. Unfortunately, there are a lot of new fans of theirs with the release of BF, many of which don't understand them. You need to listen to an album fully (especially the 2 earlier ones), and repeatedly, and definitely see them live a couple of times. I find Karl's lyrics to be soothing oftentimes, and can sit around interpreting them for hours (even though they are, self admittedly, nonsense). There are other commercialized techno bands/groups/DJs where the lyrics distract a LOT more (Fatboy Slim? Daft Punk?) - and many are more repetitive than much of U/w's stuff. If you're listening to them to find dance music, find something else. Much of their stuff has been, and still is, ambient & moody, with the occasional club anthem strewn in. I find them a unique and rare band (well 2 of them, now), one which actually tries to innovate & mix their own stuff (look actual guitars).

Admittedly, I am biased (met them live several times) and I am more of an ambient/idm fan (ala FSOL & AFX) & some trance (Juno Reactor), and have been for over a decade, so there's your caveat and explanation of my fangirl-ishness.

UW_fangirl, Friday, 25 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

They're great live and they're great to dance to when you're off your nuts. What more do you want?

Dirty Dirty Dirty Dirty Vicar, Friday, 25 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

LAGER LAGER LAGER LAGER LAGER LAGER....etc.

I could listen to that all day. Or at least for about 4 minutes, when I'd get really irritated and want to bust up something. Still.

For the most part I find Underworld a bit boring but I still have their CDs because I like some of the songs. They're really not a classic or a dud, to be honest. They're more an existance.

Ally, Tuesday, 29 May 2001 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...
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rhamnose, Monday, 18 February 2002 01:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
Underworld for me have always fallen down due to Karl Hyde's lyrics - back-of-a-fag-packet undergraduate cut-up nonsense which at best just distracts and at worst actively spoils the music, turning it from wide-ranging and danceable into a nasty urban noir mess. And his wannabeatnik delivery nobs me off, too.

Strange - that's what initially attracted me to Underworld; and was the first step I took towards electronic/dance music - I hadn't heard any interesting throwaway cutup soundbytes-strung-together fractured- narrative stuff before, and the music seemed to be the perfect accompaniment to this - I couldn't imagine Karl Hyde-isms succeeding over a guitar backdrop etc. And as someone a very long way away indeed from Underworld's BritCity; it seemed oh so very exotic&mysterious&sexy. Inauthenticity of musical tourism, and all that guff; but Underworld were something I could be palpably excited by; and a doorway to a whole new world of music, apologies for RAGING CLICHES.

Ess Kay, Friday, 12 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

one of the things I like about Underworld is the different moods on the albums. Cowgirl vs. Tongue. Pearls girl vs. Blueski. they do both the rock-out and the chill out pretty well

Ron, Saturday, 13 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

Classic, classic and more classic. As classic as they get. Once in a while I feel compelled to go back and play everything I have by them: all the albums, seven bootlegs, ten singles. I sometimes have to dig out their remixes too. There's nobody else where I do this.

And I love Karl Hyde's lyrics.

Martin Skidmore, Saturday, 13 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

curiously enoght it was through underworld that i found this site. i frequently post on the foums at [url]http://www.dirty.org[/url] and fellow poster [b]girlthursday[/b] (minna) posted a link to this site.

i like all of their albums but [i]dubnobass..[/i] is defintely my favourite. i love the fact that the albums contain pure dance floor killers next to more downtempo tracks like [i]dirty epic[/i] and [i] m.e[/i]

they are also jaw-droppingly fantastic live - i've seen them seven times - and they were really the pioneers of taking dance music into the live arena and in so doing paved the way for bands like [b] orbital, chemical brothers[/b] and [/b]the prodigy[/b] to follow in their footsteps.

there's plenty of their live gigs available on audiogalaxy including the superb european club gig. fans should also check out [url] http://www.underworldlive.com[/url] which is an official site where you can download soundboard recordings of some of their gigs as well as some recent studio stuff such as the blue mountain sessions.

matt, Saturday, 13 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

NOONE HAS MENTIONED "DARK AND LONG", NOONE. Well maybe someone, but it's a classic too.

Ronan, Saturday, 13 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

does anyone else hear the chords to Brian & Roger Eno's "Always Returning" in "Born Slippy"?
since "Deep Blue Day" (also from Apollo) was in the movie, is this a connection/(not so)hidden-reference?

Paul, Saturday, 13 April 2002 00:00 (seventeen years ago) Permalink

five months pass...
'luetin' was playing on the radio as i drove home, and afterwards the dj said "Hardcore electronica from Underworld!" which i thought was funny

ron (ron), Friday, 20 September 2002 00:04 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Has anyone listened to "Tiny Clicks" and "Headset", the two "vaguely-ambient Underworld nonsense" (as Dan puts it) b-sides on the "Two Months Off" single? Both excellent - "Headsets" in particular is pretty fabulous - and they'd be about the first time I've really warmed to Underworld's non-dancefloor biznizz. Will have to think about getting "A Hundred Days Off" now.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Friday, 20 September 2002 03:26 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The hilarious thing is that "Winjer" is now one of my favorite songs off of _Beaucoup Fish_!

Those two tracks are great. I think I need to live with them a little more before they really sink in, but so far they're much better than, say, the ambient tracks on the "Pearl's Girl" single. (None of them can touch "Tongue", though.)

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 20 September 2002 12:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

CLASSIC of course, Karl's lyrics and delivery an' all but again i urge you to seek out Underworld's early material if you like a larf...'change the weather', 'underneath the radar' esp. - i can almost see them supporting Talk Talk with It Bites on tour in 1987 hahahaha

blueski, Friday, 20 September 2002 12:19 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ronan, Dark & Long dropped into their live sets gets me going.

Alan (Alan), Friday, 20 September 2002 12:22 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

maybe we should do a Taking Sides - 'Dark & Long' vs 'Dark & Long (Dark Train)'

blueski, Friday, 20 September 2002 15:42 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Dark & Long" any day. That bass line is to DIE FOR.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Friday, 20 September 2002 16:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hmmmm they played Dark Train last time and it was pretty amazing.

Ronan (Ronan), Saturday, 21 September 2002 09:51 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

they never played Dark Train or Dark & Long the times i saw them - bastads

blueski, Saturday, 21 September 2002 13:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
can anybody give me an explanation over the song born slippy? Tell me what is behind the lyrics... thnx

bart, Saturday, 18 January 2003 16:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Born Slippy is about placentas.

now, on to my ancedote, which is about how the promo vinyl we got for 'King of Snake' was a 12" and os I put it on at 33 and it was SUPER FUNKY like WOW until Karl's vox came in and it sounded like he was a dying robot from planet Opium. So I put it on 45 and it turned into house music, which while quite good was not nearly as enjoyable as the 33 version.

Tom Millar (Millar), Saturday, 18 January 2003 17:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
Dubnobasswithmyheadman- is tHe bEST underworld album. Fav track: Dirty Epic. anyone that don't like that song's gotta be heartless.

whoever (whoever), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 07:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

My fav one is Beaucoup Fish. Jumbo sounds more like Wire than Elastica ever did.

echo...

mark grout (mark grout), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 09:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I thought "Spoonman" off "Dubnobass..." was flippin' ace!!! No one I know seems to like it!!!!! Mind you, I like repetitive techno bollox!!!!!!

I also went to one of the concerts (Broadcast on Radio 1!!!!!) at around the time of "Dubnobass...", (The same night as they found the body of Kurt Cobain!!!!) and it was grebt/GRATE/etc!!!!! Unlike the recent "live" album, it was one big long DJ mix style jam, mixing in various bits of their songs. The track on the live album which mixes "Cowgirl" and "Rez" is nearest equivalent- imagine a whole concert like that with most of the tracks from "Dubnobass..." and an early version "Born Slippy"!!!! (I've actually got a tape of it somewhere, taped of the radio...)

Old Fart!!! (oldfart_sd), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 10:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

OMG! I did the same 33-45 mistake with the "Kittens" promo, with the same effect: the slow version easily trumped the "right" version.

Anyways, Underworld is still classic because did I mention that "Tin There" is basically my favorite techno barnburner ever?

Eric H. (Eric H.), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 17:27 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't care how much everybody hates it, I think "Underneath the Radar" is a fucking GREAT 80s pop song.

The kickass house/blues romp "Big Mouth" (with some guy named Philadelphia Slim whom I've never heard of on harmonica!!) is another awesome underrated early Underworld song. Underworld kicks ass.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 17:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

total classic. however, i was one of those american kids who was rather impressionable when trainspotting came out and when record labels were trying to push 'electronica' down everyone's throats.. but stuff like dubnobassman, second toughest and the pearl's girl maxi single kept me around for good. second toughest is one of the albums ive played more consistantly than anything else over the last 5-6 years.

bill stevens (bscrubbins), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 18:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

www.freakytrigger.co.uk/underworld.html


(I'm sorry I won't pimp out that article ever again, this is the millionth time, prob haven't written anything decent for free since, it was 18 months ago)

Ronan (Ronan), Wednesday, 7 January 2004 20:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Classic. They're one of the only bands my brother ever turned me on to. Second Toughest, I have to agree, is killer.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Thursday, 8 January 2004 06:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
I am listening to _Beaucoup Fish_ right now and realizing that the only song on it that I dislike is "Bruce Lee".

VengaDan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 20 May 2004 15:36 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

the thread about electronic music that moves you reminded me of this band.

bill stevens (bscrubbins), Thursday, 20 May 2004 15:49 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

DUD ^

24 hours with the King of Snake. (SNAKE!) (ex machina), Thursday, 20 May 2004 15:53 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i love Bruce Lee, where does that female monologue come from?

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 20 May 2004 16:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Hyde's lyrics are starting to annoy me more here and there these days, particularly on Luetin tho that is a fantastic track (a classic case of a track you are just casually listening to, a few minutes pass and then you just hit a moment and realise where you are who you are what's going on etc.)

stevem (blueski), Thursday, 20 May 2004 16:09 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

FIVE EP'S?! Awesome. Most tracks have been stellar... we're not even half through? Aaaa

maffew12, Thursday, 14 February 2019 21:42 (two months ago) Permalink

another collab with The Necks. it's 47 minutes long. and it's really good. a lot more going on than the other collab they did on Drift EP 1. the middle kinda reminds me of the Beastie Boys jamming out in the mid-90s

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

frogbs, Thursday, 21 February 2019 15:43 (two months ago) Permalink

that is fantastic. i need to start keeping up with these

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:37 (two months ago) Permalink

ok i'm listening to drift 1 rn and this is fantastic

i love feeling like i made the right decision being an underworld fan

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

i'll get back to y'all when i can describe music as anything other than "fantastic"

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:51 (two months ago) Permalink

I keep forgetting until this pops up here every week... fantastic!!

maffew12, Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:54 (two months ago) Permalink

woah this isn't even "out"yet.. where you get the YouTube link?

maffew12, Thursday, 21 February 2019 16:59 (two months ago) Permalink

that was a fantastic voyage

maffew12, Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:54 (two months ago) Permalink

frogbs, that was next week's track! Seen on borndirty forum eh?

This week's song looks like it's about to go up at underworldlive.com. it's on YouTube at https://youtu.be/KeS--IvjrYQ

maffew12, Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:34 (two months ago) Permalink

yep - looks like it's gone now. I was wondering what happened to "part 5" but I figured I miscounted them.

good track but, I dunno. kinda pales in comparison. funny to see Rick just straight up write, "this one's not finished". something really great could come out of it.

so is Drift Ep 2 gonna be over 80 minutes? that's pretty awesome.

frogbs, Thursday, 21 February 2019 18:52 (two months ago) Permalink

around 84 it seems.

thanks for posting the Necks track... looking forward to hearing it again, in a week?!

maffew12, Thursday, 21 February 2019 19:08 (two months ago) Permalink

That 47 minute track is wonderful

groovypanda, Friday, 1 March 2019 09:49 (one month ago) Permalink

Niiiiiiice

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Friday, 1 March 2019 11:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Wow this is actually the best thing ever?

Tim F, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 07:57 (one month ago) Permalink

welcome!

maffew12, Tuesday, 5 March 2019 12:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Ep 2: ATOM is out now. It's 85 minutes long, which I guess makes this their longest album yet

This time there are some pretty extensive notes about the tunes, if you're interested:

https://underworldlive.com/drift/sleeve-notes/

feels a lot more substantial than Ep 1. if they really release 2-3 more things like this it's gonna be a massive year for them.

frogbs, Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:03 (one month ago) Permalink

Decided to bail on plans tonight, staying in to listen to Drift 2, no regrets

lukas, Sunday, 10 March 2019 03:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Ten minute Twist jam:

https://underworldlive.com/music/twist-music-bank-jam-take-7/

groovypanda, Friday, 15 March 2019 11:52 (one month ago) Permalink

damn...this is what the version on AHDO should've been

frogbs, Friday, 15 March 2019 13:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Finally getting to Drift 2, this is some good isht

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Monday, 18 March 2019 13:44 (one month ago) Permalink

IT'S SO GOOD

she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 11:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Episode 3 begins

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBqRaupA6MQ

groovypanda, Thursday, 28 March 2019 21:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

albums of the year

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Friday, 29 March 2019 13:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that is very nice - reminds me a lot of "Sola Sistim" but its less pensive. almost laughed out loud at the Barry White bit, though

frogbs, Friday, 29 March 2019 13:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

looking forward to that Necks jam!

maffew12, Friday, 29 March 2019 14:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

are these the same Necks that will be on the next swans/gira album?

StanM, Friday, 29 March 2019 15:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yes, they’ve been going for over thirty years as the same trio

The Necks: (Tony Buck, Chris Abrahams, Lloyd Swanton). This transcendental improv combo will play basic tracks to my guitar part on 2 songs, and the songs will be further orchestrated and sung to thereafter. Tony will also play various instruments on other songs.

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 29 March 2019 15:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Thx, interesting.

StanM, Friday, 29 March 2019 18:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

always a pleasure to be reminded about "nummy num krautjazz goodness or frothy australian piffle"

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 29 March 2019 23:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

sorry for mispaste

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 29 March 2019 23:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

"dune" is sublime

ufo, Saturday, 30 March 2019 01:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

this one is even sublimer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AtU2Yi2xgGE

seriously flashing back to hearing "8 Ball" for the first time

frogbs, Thursday, 4 April 2019 19:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you said the magic words ("8 ball")

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 April 2019 19:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wow yeah holy shit

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 April 2019 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Super-pretty. The piano is gorgeous.

DJI, Thursday, 4 April 2019 19:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

is the "cowgirl" riff in there? kinda feel like i'm hearing the ghost of it throughout this track

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 April 2019 19:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I was gonna say there's a bit of "Rez" in there but that's just their style. I hear it in "Faxed Invitation" too.

frogbs, Thursday, 4 April 2019 20:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i was actually thinking of "rez"! i make this mistake all of the time bc of the everything, everything version

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 4 April 2019 20:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this kicks so much ass

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 14 April 2019 19:02 (one week ago) Permalink

this would be a nice one to stretch out to 12+ minutes

frogbs, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:16 (six days ago) Permalink

Is there a longer version of Appleshine? It's getting real nice at the end there.

lukas, Tuesday, 16 April 2019 19:14 (five days ago) Permalink

"Appleshine Continuum" is sort of a 47 minute version?

maffew12, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:20 (four days ago) Permalink

Oh and... whatever version you have in mind (Youtube weekly release or final "episode" audio release), check the other. Not sure what the difference is with Appleshine specifically, but the video is 7 seconds longer. Custard Speedtalk's video is around 40 seconds longer... someone at borndirty.org was talking about the differences. I dunno. But they're clearly futzing around with a lot of iterations of these tracks

maffew12, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:26 (four days ago) Permalink

"Molehill" is around 90 seconds longer on the release with a nice coda... i like it much better than i did at first.

oh these guys

maffew12, Wednesday, 17 April 2019 02:31 (four days ago) Permalink

this would be a nice one to stretch out to 12+ minutes

this week's is 12:15, and tagged as bigroombangersandstadiumtechnoman plus RIYL "Downpipe, Spoonman, Moaner, Threat of Rain, Kittens, Dogman Go Woof" by the band or their people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc-xJjBr7qQ

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:42 (three days ago) Permalink

sounds like something you'd hear on Disc 4 or 5 of that super-deluxe dubnobass set. which is (obviously) a good thing

frogbs, Thursday, 18 April 2019 19:45 (three days ago) Permalink

oh damn crank it up this piece is killer

frogbs, Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:58 (three days ago) Permalink

Finally catching up to the first two of these "EPs" (the second one is 85 minutes long). The first one's pretty great; I'm not a huge Necks fan but they prove to be excellent collaborators.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Thursday, 18 April 2019 22:06 (three days ago) Permalink


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