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 (three months ago) link
"Beyond Black Suns" sounds like TNP covering Severed Heads
― brigadier pudding (DJP), Monday, 5 August 2019 12:51 (three 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 (three 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 (three 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 (two 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 (two months ago) link
depeche mode plays slowdive's pygmalion
― american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 28 August 2019 14:31 (two 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 (two 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