These New Puritans

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idk if they're more Romantic, Codename:Dustsucker is practically wandering about the Docklands composing stanzas about urban decay and frosty gardens

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 19:45 (one year ago) link

Perhaps I just mean pastoral?

Also, Codename:Dustsucker certainly covers off the Bark Psychosis + breakbeats angle.

Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 20:09 (one year ago) link

Matt should listen to C:D, it might be more to his taste than Hex. Certainly is to mine

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 20:17 (one year ago) link

Also cosign on We Want War and V (Island Song) being the grand realisations of TNP, although I'd maybe add Nothing Else in its own quiet monumental way

PPL+AI=NS (imago), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 20:19 (one year ago) link

huh I had no idea that was out already

Just released this past Friday AFAIK

GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 20:28 (one year ago) link

Tracks two, three and four are all quite tonally similar to the opener, which makes me feel like the album is quite samey; whereas FoR moves around a lot in the opening four tracks. I also think Fragment 2 is incredibly strong - as good as V - and nothing on ITR has a riff as strong as that.

Once you get to The Trees Are On Fire things change up; that track isn’t what I was expecting, and is stronger for it.

It doesn’t meander aimlessly as much as the middle of FoR though, which loses me for long stretches either side of Organ Eternal.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:18 (one year ago) link

Six is beautiful, and actually does remind me of late-period Talk Talk.

The first four tracks lack orienting moments for me, so far.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 27 March 2019 22:22 (one year ago) link

two weeks pass...

I've been really enjoying this ever since the release. Does anyone know if Jack has had some vocal lessons/training? His vocals sound much better and stronger than on previous albums.

ˈʌglɪɪst preɪ, Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:48 (eleven months ago) link

one month passes...

Late to party but I don't hate his singing this time around and there's less clumsy late Talk Talk worship therefore This Is Good.

pomenitul, Saturday, 18 May 2019 16:36 (ten months ago) link

two months pass...

I agree that this album feels more like a distillation rather than reinvention and I am perfectly fine with that because the result is gorgeous.

― GDPR vs GAPDY (DJP), Wednesday, March 27, 2019 6:55 AM (four months ago) bookmarkflaglink

heard this for the first time tonight and immediately thought "wow djp needs to hear this if he hasn't already"

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 August 2019 01:36 (eight months ago) link

this album is fucking wonderful btw

american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 August 2019 01:38 (eight months ago) link

i've been discussing this album with brad - definitely my favourite of their albums so far, and I'm surprised that some people were cool on it upthread. It feels like it has drawn on all their best previous ideas and presented them in the most pleasing form possible.

Tim F, Monday, 5 August 2019 00:47 (eight months ago) link

"Beyond Black Suns" sounds like TNP covering Severed Heads

brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 5 August 2019 12:51 (eight months ago) link

i think it's my favourite they've done but that's mostly due to them moving in sound a little towards things i like more and becoming a little more accessible i guess? not that field of reeds was bad or anything it's just a bit... idk if dense is the right word but it was more of an appreciate at a distance thing rather than being that moving to me while inside the rose is more direct in appeal. i can understand people who loved field of reeds being a little underwhelmed by this one though.

ufo, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:17 (seven months ago) link

Field of Reeds is if anything a little bit too diffuse in places, in that the bits that aren't incredible just drift away a little. The new one has a lot more shape to it.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 08:32 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

at a certain point i could see this being my album of the year. every time i put it on it's an almost overwhelming experience of depth and beauty lol

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:17 (seven months ago) link

i'm not sure what the end of "beyond black suns" reminds me of but my god

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:18 (seven months ago) link

depeche mode plays slowdive's pygmalion

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:31 (seven months ago) link

reminds me of Air 'New Star In The Sky' a little bit

frame casual (dog latin), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:42 (seven months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Only just hit me the other week the similarity of Where The Trees Are On Fire's chords to the coda of the Beach Boys 'Surf's Up' (also therefore in turn I suppose 'La Ritournelle')

nashwan, Monday, 23 September 2019 16:18 (six months ago) link

three months pass...

I'm currently listening to Field of Reeds on a pair of £50,000 Linn speakers and *fucking hell*.

(Not my speakers, obviously)

Matt DC, Thursday, 26 December 2019 16:04 (three months ago) link

Envious

doug watson, Thursday, 26 December 2019 22:00 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

NEW MUSIC
Listen here:https://t.co/aG0LLIzWqM
thank you to RUSHMORE HIGH SCHOOL for their dystopian vocals
THE MIRAGE is a song we originally wrote when we were 16 , now reformed.
more soon – - tnpX pic.twitter.com/bpjTItrQsB

— THESE NEW PURITANS (@TNPs) January 29, 2020

nxd, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 13:57 (two months ago) link

This song is kind of silly but I am still digging it hardcore

totally unnecessary bewbz of exploitation (DJP), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 15:27 (two months ago) link

very few bands can pull off a non-horrible song with a kids' choir; TNP is thankfully one of them

bold caucasian eroticism (Simon H.), Thursday, 30 January 2020 18:20 (two months ago) link


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