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I wouldn't worry about that, this album sometimes sounds like your stereo has been pre-busted.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 9 July 2021 18:39 (one year ago) link

paradoxically it's my experience that noize and productions that are made to 'sound like shit' are the ones to suffer most from mp3 encoding. out of curiosity, i took a look at the spectrograms from double negative to see what kind of imperceptible musical info it was throwing away. here's a comparison of flac vs 320 cbr mp3 for tempest.

i don't want to derail the thread into a lossless vs lossy argument, just an interesting observation i wanted to share.

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 9 July 2021 20:14 (one year ago) link

OMFG at "Hey".

Tim F, Saturday, 10 July 2021 01:00 (one year ago) link

“Hey” >>> “Days Like These” 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Mind blown!!!

vinyljunkie, Saturday, 10 July 2021 19:11 (one year ago) link

wow i had no idea burton was working on the kacey musgraves album, that's super exciting

i found an interview where burton said he did some stuff with dj quik in 2019, which he described as his dream collaboration, really hope that sees the light of day

ufo, Sunday, 11 July 2021 13:44 (one year ago) link

i noticed something kinda weird. everytime i listen to the stuttering outro to white horses, it sounds like its at a different pitch..??? anyone else experiencing this? super fascinating illusion

maelin, Thursday, 15 July 2021 19:03 (one year ago) link

The notes slowly increase in pitch if that's what you mean. But as a whole the outro sounds the same each time I listen

Vinnie, Thursday, 15 July 2021 22:10 (one year ago) link

that outro sounds like a Lindstrom mix gearing up or something

intern at pelican brief consulting (Simon H.), Thursday, 15 July 2021 22:25 (one year ago) link

i just felt like every time i've had the record on they've resolved differently, maybe something to do with the harmonic interval, or maybe just my busted old ears.

maelin, Thursday, 15 July 2021 22:48 (one year ago) link

is that what variable bitrate means? :-D

StanM, Friday, 16 July 2021 04:34 (one year ago) link


7:00 PT | 9:00 CT | 15:00 BST pic.twitter.com/BAQSpG05oP

— Sub Pop Records (@subpop) July 19, 2021

StanM, Monday, 19 July 2021 16:25 (one year ago) link

ok ok - it's maybe not them but they retweeted it and they were going to release some more songs from the album during the Summer

StanM, Monday, 19 July 2021 16:26 (one year ago) link

so, the new bass player is Liz?


StanM, Monday, 19 July 2021 16:32 (one year ago) link

Right. Disappearing is coming out tomorrow and that tweet screenshot IS from the video.

StanM, Monday, 19 July 2021 16:41 (one year ago) link


StanM, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:29 (one year ago) link

amazing video

i'm so excited for this album

STOCK FIST-PUMPER BRAD (BradNelson), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:42 (one year ago) link

"Disappearing" was not a song that caught me much so far but it works great with those visuals

Vinnie, Wednesday, 21 July 2021 11:45 (one year ago) link

Did anyone ever buy that Japanese Double Negative for the bonus track? I heard it on a radio show, that bonus track, but I'd love to have a CD rip of it without paying 50 bucks for the one song.

whisper3978, Monday, 2 August 2021 03:15 (one year ago) link

you should be able to find it, "it's all been done", on soulseek

ufo, Monday, 2 August 2021 03:44 (one year ago) link

Damn, you weren't messing around. I haven't used Soulseek for 15 years, but right there it was. Appreciate your help, ufo.

whisper3978, Monday, 2 August 2021 04:13 (one year ago) link

Today is the 25th anniversary of 'The Curtain Hits the Cast.'

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Saturday, 14 August 2021 01:18 (one year ago) link

How they made More (single coming out next week)


StanM, Saturday, 14 August 2021 08:47 (one year ago) link

it's for certain / i never thought i'd last / i never thought the sea would try

maelin, Saturday, 14 August 2021 11:39 (one year ago) link

That pedal chain is awesome but, phew, probably $1300 of boutique box effects.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 14 August 2021 12:19 (one year ago) link

still can't get over how good the guitar on "white horses" is

ufo, Sunday, 15 August 2021 04:35 (one year ago) link

have been going through rarities i'd never heard before and wow "half light" sure is unique in their catalogue. kinda reminds me of songs of faith and devotion?

ufo, Sunday, 15 August 2021 04:42 (one year ago) link

oh yeah, that Mothman Prophecies OST thing, right - hadn't heard that in a long time. you're not wrong!

StanM, Sunday, 15 August 2021 06:37 (one year ago) link


StanM, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 14:09 (one year ago) link

that's an interesting video -- all fake, plastic, manufactured tools and items, but with real human force to drive them to use them, all for nothing

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 14:13 (one year ago) link

I had to go look up The Knife's Handyman video to see how similar I remember it being (not very)

StanM, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 15:45 (one year ago) link

Exploring Peter Rehberg's catalog since I had only heard a few things over the years, this song reminds me too much of Double Negative (specifically the noisy part of "Tempest") not to share here:


cwkiii, Tuesday, 24 August 2021 17:19 (one year ago) link


Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Tuesday, 24 August 2021 19:32 (one year ago) link


nice interview, alan thinks 100 gecs are great

ufo, Thursday, 2 September 2021 10:01 (one year ago) link

nice boots

micah, Thursday, 2 September 2021 12:35 (one year ago) link

Only one more week. I've put off listening to anything form this so far, after Double Negative I want to wait and savor the whole thing.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 2 September 2021 12:36 (one year ago) link

didnt realize theyd lost their bass player? i liked steve!

maelin, Thursday, 2 September 2021 17:11 (one year ago) link

I want to see technology break as much as it has broken me.


diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Thursday, 2 September 2021 23:14 (one year ago) link

yeah that line hit me like a ton of bricks too

octobeard, Friday, 3 September 2021 23:24 (one year ago) link

The same thing as ever ; great early on and got worse as they progressed.

^TwIn*InFiNiTiVeS^, Saturday, 4 September 2021 15:48 (one year ago) link


Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 15:52 (one year ago) link


Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 15:52 (one year ago) link

you make a good point i guess i'd never thought of it that way.

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Saturday, 4 September 2021 17:24 (one year ago) link

welp, you've convinced me - I'm no longer a fan. Thanks!

StanM, Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:22 (one year ago) link

they did start out really well

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:24 (one year ago) link

but an attack is followed by a decay. that's the physics of sound. the decay may be sustained, but in will eventually be released. i think we know what stage of low we're at now

Karl Malone, Saturday, 4 September 2021 18:25 (one year ago) link

seeing their release show next weekend. intimate affair in the woods (~250 attendees? if that?). stoked

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 4 September 2021 20:12 (one year ago) link

"the same thing as ever" is really funny to say about a band that has made shifts in their sound as radical as double negative & drums and guns

ufo, Saturday, 4 September 2021 22:12 (one year ago) link

Always hitting a new LOW

Evan, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:32 (one year ago) link

More goes really hard and I love it.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:37 (one year ago) link

I haven’t paid attention to them since Long Division, since their sound did nothing for me (I was all about beats n’bass in 1996), and just figured since then it’s been 25 years of the same. Boy was I wrong!!! :(

Derek and Clive Get the Horn Street (Boring, Maryland), Saturday, 4 September 2021 23:54 (one year ago) link

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