okay, I've got Vol 3 now and it's great. the "four Norsemen" are presumably the trio + a keyboard player, which does give them the dimension to play something like "Stained Glass", but otherwise they kinda stay away from the folky/rootsy stuff, instead kicking out the jams as they always do. I mean, holy shit, that 20-minute "Hogwash" is something else. And followed up by "STG" ? Wow. Its kinda cool in that there is so much jamming and improvising that a lot of times you forget what song you're listening to. Which is the way I wish more live albums were. Great stuff.
― frogbs, Wednesday, 5 September 2018 12:54 (one year ago) link
Yeah, I wrote about the whole set at the end of July. I don't think I'm ever gonna dive all the way into their catalog, but there's a lot on these live records that I like a lot.
― grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 5 September 2018 13:47 (one year ago) link
holy shit this song is good
― frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:19 (one year ago) link
link is dead
― marcos smart (Spottie), Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:36 (one year ago) link
those "[Artist Name] - topic" accounts are strange
― frogbs, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 21:40 (one year ago) link
That is lush, thank you.
― MaresNest, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 22:27 (one year ago) link
― marcos smart (Spottie), Wednesday, 6 February 2019 21:08 (one year ago) link
^ Good times indeed.
Somehow I've only just seen that a new one was announced. Pre orders already shipping apparently.
― *there's (Noel Emits), Friday, 8 February 2019 12:06 (one year ago) link
These guys and Autechre putting the lie to the idea that Gen X are slackers.
― *there's (Noel Emits), Friday, 8 February 2019 12:09 (one year ago) link
heres another one, I really like this side of the band
― frogbs, Friday, 8 February 2019 18:29 (one year ago) link
One of their best album openers imo.
― Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 08:20 (one year ago) link
I agree, though I think the album itself (It's a Love Cult) is one of their weaker efforts.
― Marty8501 (Marty Innerlogic), Monday, 11 February 2019 12:42 (one year ago) link
I prefer it over Phanerothyme, but there are stronger ones, sure.
― Uptown VONC (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 11 February 2019 12:44 (one year ago) link
one of their best album closers too, I really love this song. it's like some great Nazz outtake
― frogbs, Monday, 11 February 2019 14:33 (one year ago) link
another cool thing - "STG" (Sonic Teenage Guinnevere) uses the same tuning as "Guinnevere" by CSN. of course MP's version rocks a lot harder :)
anyone hear the new one yet?
― frogbs, Monday, 18 February 2019 21:51 (one year ago) link
We went back into Studio Black Box in France (where we did the Ole album in June) for a two week session without any defined idea or clear concept of what we wanted to achieve, and just recorded as many of the songs we have amassed over the last couple of years as possible. It turned out to be quite a lot of music, probably too much for even a double album, so we’ll have to think a bit about how to do this one. It is far too early for us to say anything sensible about it, so we’ll need the winter to sort things out and see what it actually is. Maybe it’s time for another triple LP? We’ll see – it ain’t done til it’s done!
hell yeah it's time
― frogbs, Friday, 27 September 2019 20:42 (four months ago) link
Newish documentary. Interesting interviews with the band intercut with fantastic recent live footage and a bit of history. Woah.
And an oldish documentary from 2000 for Dutch TV.
― Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Friday, 29 November 2019 22:51 (two months ago) link
One year ago (11/30/18) I saw these guys at Nasjonal Jazzscene in Oslo, as part of Rune Grammofon's two-night 20th anniversary show. The set list was mostly songs from The Tower, plus three older ones. It was loud as fuck and pretty glorious.
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 29 November 2019 23:39 (two months ago) link
The live stuff in the new film is recorded off the desk and sounds amazing. I know they've always improvised but Bent isn't kidding when he says they're playing a kind of jazz.
― Noel Scott Emits (Noel Emits), Saturday, 30 November 2019 07:40 (two months ago) link