Underworld - Barbara Barbara, We Face a Shining Future (Coming March 18, 2016)

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I have been listening to their back catalogue all day AND i just found out they are playing in NYC next month and my dude and I are gonna go and I am already FLIPPING OUT

police patrol felt the smell of smoke and found that goat burns (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 7 March 2016 21:26 (two years ago) Permalink

they are ILL live

nomar, Monday, 7 March 2016 21:26 (two years ago) Permalink

I maintain that the main thing that ruined 2nd Toughest... for me was first encountering the material via blindly going to a concert with a friend's friend; those live versions were much more immediate, impressive and vital than the experience of listening to the album afterward.

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 7 March 2016 21:28 (two years ago) Permalink

my friend and I saw Caribiou a few yrs ago and at one point I remember turning to him and being like "I guess this is the closest I'll ever get to seeing Underworld live" BUT NOT ANYMORE

police patrol felt the smell of smoke and found that goat burns (Stevie D(eux)), Monday, 7 March 2016 21:31 (two years ago) Permalink

i think if you approach STITI as a sort of a cold and icy and more removed endeavor then it opens up. karl hyde is obv doing far less ranting shouty preacher rave stuff here, he's pretty quiet and cool w/the exception of pearls girl.

nomar, Monday, 7 March 2016 21:33 (two years ago) Permalink

haha it's telling that "Pearls Girl" is the only song on the album that I listen to, given that advice

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 7 March 2016 21:33 (two years ago) Permalink

i've been trying with you for a DECADE on this album iirc

nomar, Monday, 7 March 2016 21:34 (two years ago) Permalink

I've said this before, but I love how quiet Second Toughest In The Infants is in terms of its mastering. It really blossoms when it's cranked up.

// 166,000 W A N K E R S // LOVE (Turrican), Monday, 7 March 2016 21:38 (two years ago) Permalink

finally an album of "bruce lee"s

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 06:42 (two years ago) Permalink

What the world has been waiting for.

Tim F, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 06:46 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm kidding but not. anyway i love "motorhome" sooooooo much

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 06:46 (two years ago) Permalink

"low burn" and "ova nova" are very og underworld while the rest is verrrryyyy different

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 06:48 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm unfortunately super inclined, only after one listen, to call this their best since ______, even as a huge fan of barking. it's been a while since i intentionally listened to a hundred days off, so i'll report back

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 06:55 (two years ago) Permalink

I'm still gonna wait for my copy to arrive but looking back I'm leaning towards Oblivion With Bells being their best? I wasn't a fan on first listen, mostly because it didn't have any epics or bangers, but listening to it now I'm kinda floored by it, the level of detail on some of the tracks is insane, and I really think the last 15 minutes is some of the best music they ever put out.

frogbs, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 13:34 (two years ago) Permalink

agree re: Oblivion With Bells. That's a great album. I play Faxed Invitation and Best Mamgu Ever a bunch. Peach Tree too, but that was a non-album track.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 15:05 (two years ago) Permalink

for me "JAL to Tokyo", "Food a Ready/Back in the Fears", "Parc", and pretty much the whole Big Sister EP are non-album favorites. that was a pretty awesome period for them. don't get me wrong I thought Barking was plenty great but lately I've really appreciated this group more when they don't try to sound like themselves. which I guess bodes well for this new one.

frogbs, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 15:25 (two years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'd add the Breaking and Entering soundtrack on there as well. I love that album. They were extremely creative between AHDO and Barking.

brotherlovesdub, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 16:22 (two years ago) Permalink

the last three tracks on this is one of the best runs of their career

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:15 (two years ago) Permalink

i also really love oblivion with bells (and the surrounding eps) but there are parts of that record that i lose track of. my favorite underworld record is either second toughest or beaucoup fish depending on the day

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:17 (two years ago) Permalink

beaucoup fish is pretty underrated in a lot of ways, in some respects its sound is my ideal underworld sound, even though it's not my favorite (it's probably my #2 after STITI)

nomar, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:48 (two years ago) Permalink

I think their most satisfying albums are Beaucoup Fish, A Hundred Days Off and Barking. However, my single favorite song of theirs is still "Dirty Epic".

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:51 (two years ago) Permalink

It had never occurred to me that Beaucoup Fish was particularly underrated especially within the context of other Underworld albums. TBH it's the only one (other than Everything Everything) that I ever want to play in its entirety.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

i guess think it's only underrated compared to the first two, i don't think it's ever regarded as being on par with them but i think it is.

nomar, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:54 (two years ago) Permalink

btw NPR is offering "Ova Nova" up as a streamable song and it's kind of incredible

http://www.npr.org/2016/03/07/468737177/songs-we-love-underworld-ova-nova

Between this and "I Exhale", I feel like they've finally hit upon an iteration of the "Bruce Lee"/"Ring Road" template that works extremely well for me rather than making me want to die.

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 17:58 (two years ago) Permalink

i want more sola sistim/jumbo kinda shit from them

nomar, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 18:02 (two years ago) Permalink

hard to promise that there's anything like "jumbo" on here but there are many gorgeous moments, among them "ova nova"

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 18:14 (two years ago) Permalink

i'm also revisiting i'm a big sister today and what a gorgeous collection of music

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 18:27 (two years ago) Permalink

I used to fall asleep to the second half of that almost every day. It's really really good.

frogbs, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 19:18 (two years ago) Permalink

the new one is their shortest record so it feels weird for me to say i like it more than a hundred days off, which sort of takes its time doing everything at once, or oblivion with bells, which is maybe their most interior record and, of all their albums, the one i keep discovering new things in.

but i do :D

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:44 (two years ago) Permalink

barbara also feels more like underworld than barking did, which imo barking very deliberately doesn't feel like underworld and is instead a kind of experiment in maximalism that is perfectly suited for spring/early summer weather so i've been jamming it a ton

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Barking was full of bullshit collaborators. It wasn't really an Underworld album.

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:49 (two years ago) Permalink

it's still really great imo

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:50 (two years ago) Permalink

also "between stars" is evidence they should compose with darren price more often

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:51 (two years ago) Permalink

^^^^^^^^

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Thursday, 10 March 2016 20:52 (two years ago) Permalink

+1 for Darren Price

brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 10 March 2016 22:19 (two years ago) Permalink

Its a great album, but boy does it seem short. Like an old-fashioned LP. Needs another side.

Mark G, Sunday, 13 March 2016 11:32 (two years ago) Permalink

I didn't play '100 days off' that much, I guess I could dig that one out..

Mark G, Sunday, 13 March 2016 11:34 (two years ago) Permalink

Then you'll probably remember why you didn't play it that much

groovypanda, Monday, 14 March 2016 11:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Oh and album is officially streaming over at The Grauniad:

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2016/mar/14/underworld-barbara-barbara-we-face-a-shining-future-exclusive-album-stream?CMP=share_btn_tw

groovypanda, Monday, 14 March 2016 11:45 (two years ago) Permalink

Then you'll probably remember why you didn't play it that much

hey at the very least my last relisten revealed that "luetin" is one of their best songs and is totally buried on that record!

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:20 (two years ago) Permalink

^^^^ I have been saying this for years

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:21 (two years ago) Permalink

ok, that can go on side three, what else?

Mark G, Monday, 14 March 2016 18:30 (two years ago) Permalink

IMO "No Move", "Two Months Off", "Twist", Dinosaur Adventure 3D"

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:31 (two years ago) Permalink

btw I'm listening to the stream now and I think I'm going to really dig this whole album

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:33 (two years ago) Permalink

righto, that's a side three wrap, ta very.

Mark G, Monday, 14 March 2016 18:37 (two years ago) Permalink

btw I'm listening to the stream now and I think I'm going to really dig this whole album

really psyched bc the first time i heard the record i was like "oh djp might be super into this"

HYPERLINK TO RAP GENIUS (BradNelson), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:38 (two years ago) Permalink

I am delivering Hot Takes(TM) on Facebook

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 18:48 (two years ago) Permalink

Luetin is great. Nice Peel Session version too. They opened the 2nd night in SF back in 07? With Luetin. So good.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 14 March 2016 19:16 (two years ago) Permalink

so yeah this is pretty great; I'll figure out exactly how great once I live with this for a little bit

i like to trump and i am crazy (DJP), Monday, 14 March 2016 19:20 (two years ago) Permalink

I think Luetin is the only song from AHDO I've played more than twice

groovypanda, Monday, 14 March 2016 20:30 (two years ago) Permalink

where can I pillory this man

mh, Friday, 30 June 2017 20:14 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

was under the impression from earlier in this thread that they were doing more straightforward sets these days but they're doing a facebook livestream right now from amsterdam and it feels basically as improvisational as everything everything—already heard radically different versions of "between stars" and "bruce lee" feeding into each other

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 19:12 (one year ago) Permalink

maybe not this thread actually, but one of them

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 19:14 (one year ago) Permalink

(They have basically done straightforward track pause track pause track sets for quite a few years tho. Would be great if they go back to the improv continuous mix days)

groovypanda, Friday, 20 October 2017 19:27 (one year ago) Permalink

I would be delighted to know that Underworld are a great live act again! Someone on the Underworld forum said they were recording the set, hope it ends up somewhere accessible.

You're all losing so many points on your progress bars (Champiness), Friday, 20 October 2017 19:28 (one year ago) Permalink

so far this show has been extremely continuous

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 19:34 (one year ago) Permalink

I wonder if they've ever played a set where they haven't done Rez/Cowgirl?

Still sounds amazing mind

groovypanda, Friday, 20 October 2017 19:38 (one year ago) Permalink

Ok. This is fantastic

groovypanda, Friday, 20 October 2017 19:45 (one year ago) Permalink

wish i were there

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 19:46 (one year ago) Permalink

oh well i'll settle for a desk rave

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 19:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I think the recent ones are relatively continuous but don't vary much? As in, they have a little leeway, but two sets of equal length will have the same songs in the same order, with the mix being about the same

mh, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:07 (one year ago) Permalink

ah yeah that's prob what's happening here

whatever this song they're currently playing is is wonderful

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 20:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I should be listening to that stream but instead I'm cherrypicking my favorites across the albums and grinning like a madman

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Friday, 20 October 2017 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

oh it was "air towel"!!!! wow

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 20:13 (one year ago) Permalink

the live arrangement of "low burn" is improbably beautiful

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 20:21 (one year ago) Permalink

stream died in the midst of "king of snake," rip

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 20 October 2017 20:34 (one year ago) Permalink

sssssssnaaaake

mh, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:40 (one year ago) Permalink

more like "sssssssnaaa-"

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Friday, 20 October 2017 20:43 (one year ago) Permalink

twenty four hours

mh, Friday, 20 October 2017 20:58 (one year ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

A recording of the Amsterdam show can now be found at your favourite file sharing sites

groovypanda, Thursday, 9 November 2017 10:47 (one year ago) Permalink

it has been on mixcloud all this time btw - and they've given us King Of Snake without the cut too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvMqR4X3TQI

StanM, Thursday, 9 November 2017 12:36 (one year ago) Permalink

I just wanted to share that my sons were running around the house last night shouting "LUNA LUNA LUNA LUNA/I LOVE THIS" completely unprompted

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Thursday, 9 November 2017 13:55 (one year ago) Permalink

I think I can call it a day on this parenting thing, clearly I've succeeded.

the Hannah Montana of the Korean War (DJP), Thursday, 9 November 2017 13:56 (one year ago) Permalink

wow, this is absolutely killer - haven't heard them do this sort of improv in a long long time

the fact that these guys only have two official live albums (counting the impossible-to-get Tokyo '05 set) is criminal

frogbs, Thursday, 9 November 2017 14:59 (one year ago) Permalink

i’ve spent an unreasonable amount of time searching for a working torrent of tokyo ‘05

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:05 (one year ago) Permalink

if you're on slsk I can zip it to ya

frogbs, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Great work, DJP.

Nice to see them back to mixing things up more in live sets. I was at the Tokyo show in '05 - catching the Amsterdam stream was like a flashback.

I listened to Barbara Barbara again the other day. I can't fathom how they remain this great. This is my favourite work of theirs since the Riverrun EP's (I liked everything in between as well, including side projects)

BRAVO

maffew12, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:10 (one year ago) Permalink

i’ve spent an unreasonable amount of time searching for a working torrent of tokyo ‘05

It's very easy to find on soulseek

20+ people sharing right now

groovypanda, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:22 (one year ago) Permalink

(duh - that link I found is only for premium users, isn't it? sorry) :(

StanM, Thursday, 9 November 2017 15:27 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

http://thequietus.com/articles/24344-underworld-brilliant-yes-that-would-be
Nice 'n moody - Fenneszy guitars in the last part

willem, Tuesday, 10 April 2018 08:56 (eight months ago) Permalink


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