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Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:28 pm
by Dennis
That new Orbital track is epic.

The artwork also seems to hint for a resurrection of the glorious 'Snivilisation'/'In Sides'-sound, so indeed high hopes for this! And this time please without any half baked 'Dubstep' or 'EDM' experiments :)

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 1:43 pm
by Ross
It's a considerably stronger track to launch the album with than 'Never' was (although that track grew on me). And yeah, I'm really happy they've gone back to the hand-drawn art rather than the CG stuff from Work, Blue and Wonky which didn't suit the band at all.
'Tiny Foldable Cities' still features that really tight / compressed drum sound that they've been using since The Altogether, which is a shame - bring back the big chunky Roland machines please guys - but otherwise yeah, I have fairly high hopes for this. Paul admitted that Wonky was mostly made to give them new material to play live - hence the fucking dubstep version of 'Satan' - but everything about this new one feels a lot more genuinely creative.

This and My Kingdom Re-Imagined combined are doing such a good job of making those new Orb tracks seem even more laughably bad than they do of their own accord.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2018 2:00 pm
by Dennis
Yeah, the guy who made the Snivilisation and In Sides covers makes pretty awesome art, some kind of psychedelic, surrealistic still lives, totally love this:

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Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 4:45 pm
by Dennis
GAS - Rausch

Didn't quite like 'Narkopop', seems to me somewhat pointless meandering, but this one is ace. Best GAS-release so far I would say.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:56 pm
by Blinker
Dennis wrote:Yeah, the guy who made the Snivilisation and In Sides covers makes pretty awesome art, some kind of psychedelic, surrealistic still lives, totally love this:

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I'm really looking forward to the new Orbital record, everything I've heard so far sounds great. On the artwork front you should check John Greenwood's site, there are definitely some things you'll recognise there.

http://johngreenwoodartist.com/home.html

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:02 am
by epitome
The Orb - No Sounds are Out of Bounds

Listened to this last night, laying on the sofa on a warm, sunny evening after a long week and it really hit the spot. Upbeat summer vibes :)

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:02 am
by Ross
It's about 37 times better than I expected it to be, after they released the three worst tracks as singles. I'd totally written it off until I read a lot of positive responses on Facebook.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:16 am
by epitome
It's a slightly odd album. With the mixture of material on here it feels like it shouldn't work (having some tracks with vocals that are more or less pop songs alongside more abstract and ambient pieces) but somehow it all seems to fit together. The title makes sense, considering the variety of styles on here. It also seems to have been released at the perfect time of year because it really seems to suit these hot, bright days.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:59 pm
by Ross
There's definitely a touch of Bicycles & Tricycles about the bizarre disparity in sounds. I'm not sure how well it works as an album, but the more ambient tracks - particularly the last two - are excellent.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:15 pm
by mcbpete
Were Bicycles & Tricycles and Okie Dokie both summer albums too? Seem to have 'end of uni semester' memories of listening to them both whilst outside on the grass.....

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 4:41 pm
by Dennis
Bicycles was definitely a summer album for me too. I remember the Fehlmann-tracks on that album fitted the summerheat perfectly.
Okie Dokie was late summer/early fall 2005, when i had it on heavy rotation along with "Alice in Ultraland" and "Campfire Headphase", which must have come out around the same time. I always have this autumnal impression, when listening to those.

np: PHUK by Orbital

Damn, the next killer track from the new album. Only wish it was longer. This track screams for 2-part longform-treatment a la "Nothing Left". The album seems to go in "Middle of Nowhere"/"Altogether"-Territory, which is nice. Hopefully there will be also some longer tracks on it.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:47 pm
by Ross
Really liking both P.H.U.K. and Tiny Foldable Cities. P.H.U.K. is over seven minutes long, which makes it longer than almost everything on their last three albums, which is a good sign too.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:55 pm
by Dennis
Cool. I only saw the video, which is only 3 minutes or so. I must admit, I'm pretty much hyped for this album :)

Also pretty curious about the new Orb. Will definitely give it a listen. Seems it's not that bad at all from what I've read so far.

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:05 am
by epitome
Juno Reactor - The Mutant Theatre

Re: What are you listening to?

PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:53 am
by Pandemonium
epitome wrote:Juno Reactor - The Mutant Theatre


And ? :)
Did you liked it ?

I really liked it, considering it's a trance-dance record.
They have a lot of the old-skool sound, but also new sounds, and the sound production is off the chart !