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Oohhh, will check out.

 

Definitely do. I just finished listening and it's killer. They incorporate a good bit of Doom Metal as well, which really helps the atmospheres expand. 

post #11072 of 16565
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Re: The DT recs have been all over the map! SYL sounds like a logical starting point after reading the tea leaves. What is clear is that there is strong emotional attachment to this artist. Strong opinions = personal investment in this man's music and its impact. That's a pretty strong endorsement. Probably like asking baby boomers which is the best Dylan album. 

 

well i agree with that

 

i literally cannot stand anything from DTP although i didn't mind SYL so much.  but....it's definitely not bad music at all just rubs me the wrong way, so i guess he does produce strong opinions either way.

post #11073 of 16565
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Re: The DT recs have been all over the map! SYL sounds like a logical starting point after reading the tea leaves. What is clear is that there is strong emotional attachment to this artist. Strong opinions = personal investment in this man's music and its impact. That's a pretty strong endorsement. Probably like asking baby boomers which is the best Dylan album. 

If you MUST start with SYL (I sitll say this is a mistake, but YMMV) then City is where you need to be. One of my all time favorite albums. Period.
post #11074 of 16565
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well i agree with that

i literally cannot stand anything from DTP although i didn't mind SYL so much.  but....it's definitely not bad music at all just rubs me the wrong way, so i guess he does produce strong opinions either way.

Oh definitely, even wtihin his own camp.

But there is something Devy does better than practically anyone. Box sets. I have both Contain Us and Die Hard SYL and my god, they are beautiful. I'm sure the Retinal Circus release will be just as spectacular.
post #11075 of 16565
So many people hate Ghost and that pisses me off. It's so good.

I still feel Epicloud still needs time to sink in with some, too.
post #11076 of 16565
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So many people hate Ghost and that pisses me off. It's so good.

I still feel Epicloud still needs time to sink in with some, too.

Most people who are hating on Ghost know nothing about Devins music. Really. Ghost is as much Devin Townsend as every other album he made.

post #11077 of 16565
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

Re: The DT recs have been all over the map! SYL sounds like a logical starting point after reading the tea leaves. What is clear is that there is strong emotional attachment to this artist. Strong opinions = personal investment in this man's music and its impact. That's a pretty strong endorsement. Probably like asking baby boomers which is the best Dylan album. 

 

Have you ever heard him talk about his music or followed his Twitter? I've never seen someone make such an emotional connection with their music before. (I literally have a Twitter account for the sole purpose of following Devy)

 

 

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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

The new Haken album is really worth checking out.
These folks really know how to play varied Prog Metal!
The vocalist sure knows how to impress. Pretty unique voice.

 

Counting the days!

 

 

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But there is something Devy does better than practically anyone. Box sets. I have both Contain Us and Die Hard SYL and my god, they are beautiful. I'm sure the Retinal Circus release will be just as spectacular.

 

Apparently he had nothing to do with the SYL set. He didn't even know about it until after Blood made the announcement.

post #11078 of 16565
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Have you ever heard him talk about his music or followed his Twitter? I've never seen someone make such an emotional connection with their music before. (I literally have a Twitter account for the sole purpose of following Devy)

Exactly. This dude is living for his music and his music keeps him alive.
The commentated versions of Ghost and Deconstruction are a real eye-opener. Especially the commentated Deconstruction video. After watching this video, you really understood how Devins brain is working
It is such a shame that it got deleted from YouTube....
The Epicloud Listening Party is also very interesting :)


There is soooooooo much thought behind all his tracks. Incredible.

Oh and all of you should follow his YouTube channel :)
This channel really is glorious:


How can you not love him?


Yup.




Okay, enough Devin-fanboy spam :D

post #11079 of 16565
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

The commentated versions of Ghost and Deconstruction are a real eye-opener. Especially the commentated Deconstruction video. After watching this video, you really understood how Devins brain is working


I totally forgot to find those... thanks for reminding me. Have you seen this gem yet?

 

post #11080 of 16565
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I totally forgot to find those... thanks for reminding me. Have you seen this gem yet?

 

Best factory tour ever.
Willy Wonka is NOTHING compared to Devin :D

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I was somewhat critical of the new AOP the other day.

 

I knew I needed time with this beast. Like complex wine...black wine.

 

There are no lyrics nor none provided I can find.

 

This album is weird. It's bleak. It's like a Salvador Dali painting with less color.

 

What is it-Industrial Black Metal??

 

Have you ever watched a well produced Shakespeare tragedy?  At first it feels incredibly dense. The rational mind tries to comprehend every syllable. Frustration ensues. Eventually, the rational mind calms down and if you "get it"-you relax into the overall sense of the language...not unlike trying to learn a foreign language, it's easy to not see the forest for the trees.

 

AOP had a blackened Isis/Neurosis quality for me. The slow burn-post rock build.

 

This is a band that is now subverting their self imposed formula. They said, F it. Throw the rule book out.

 

As I  listen with an open ear for sound and texture, and not sweat the details, I think there are gems within.

 

Like the Swans, like other ambient abstract sound, like sludge and drone-it's just sound and texture.

 

 

This is an album to return to and hear different things on each listen.

post #11082 of 16565
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Apparently he had nothing to do with the SYL set. He didn't even know about it until after Blood made the announcement.


LOL. Uh no. Trust me on that. You'll see.
post #11083 of 16565
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LOL. Uh no. Trust me on that. You'll see.


Guess he was just kidding around... I distinctly remember him saying that. Anyway, that's a good thing. Though on a technical level I can't say I'm too fond of his mastering.

post #11084 of 16565
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Originally Posted by markm1 View Post

 

 

I was somewhat critical of the new AOP the other day.

 

I knew I needed time with this beast. Like complex wine...black wine.

 

There are no lyrics nor none provided I can find.

 

This album is weird. It's bleak. It's like a Salvador Dali painting with less color.

 

What is it-Industrial Black Metal??

 

Have you ever watched a well produced Shakespeare tragedy?  At first it feels incredibly dense. The rational mind tries to comprehend every syllable. Frustration ensues. Eventually, the rational mind calms down and if you "get it"-you relax into the overall sense of the language...not unlike trying to learn a foreign language, it's easy to not see the forest for the trees.

 

AOP had a blackened Isis/Neurosis quality for me. The slow burn-post rock build.

 

This is a band that is now subverting their self imposed formula. They said, F it. Throw the rule book out.

 

As I  listen with an open ear for sound and texture, and not sweat the details, I think there are gems within.

 

Like the Swans, like other ambient abstract sound, like sludge and drone-it's just sound and texture.

 

 

This is an album to return to and hear different things on each listen.

 

cool that you are liking it.  i think it's really good and i really like this record (easily by far my AOP favorite) but i don't think it breaks much new ground.  

 

right now i can't get enough of the new Gris, and the new Ade record (sparticus) is just shredding good fun

 

i've been on the road for a couple weeks with only my sirius radio (and liquid metal LOL), there is some cool new stuff coming round, the new battlecross is awesome and the new chimaira is crazy, crazy good

post #11085 of 16565
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Guess he was just kidding around... I distinctly remember him saying that. Anyway, that's a good thing. Though on a technical level I can't say I'm too fond of his mastering.
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Originally Posted by macrocheesium View Post


Guess he was just kidding around... I distinctly remember him saying that. Anyway, that's a good thing. Though on a technical level I can't say I'm too fond of his mastering.

He may have NOT known the planning behind the set? That could be.
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