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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link
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 (eight months ago) link
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 (six months ago) link
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 (four months ago) link
this album is fucking wonderful btw
― american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 4 August 2019 01:38 (four 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 (four months ago) link
"Beyond Black Suns" sounds like TNP covering Severed Heads
― brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 5 August 2019 12:51 (four 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 (four 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 (four months ago) link
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 (three 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 (three months ago) link
depeche mode plays slowdive's pygmalion
― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:31 (three 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 (three months ago) link
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 (two months ago) link