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drds89 last won the day on May 4

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About drds89

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  1. After folks get through their 10th listen to Gnosis, look forward to hearing your thoughts, including the vinyl quality.
  2. The Flyying Colours EP's Comp sounds really good, I'm pleased to have this as a listening copy. I had to make the Mandarin Orange variant on 'scogs, so Poison City must have a tonne of these and the Vanilla flavor still in their shoppe. If you like Ride: "Seagull" but pushed up a notch in loudness and tempo, you will like at least half of Flyying Colours. They have some jangliness along with the tremolo and loud guitars and noise as well. Ride has always sounded to me as more on the pop end of the spectrum (Stadium BritPop) at least partly due to Andy's rather common guitar solos.
  3. I never have time to listen to any of the new albums recommended by WherePostRockDwells. However, last night I was on the youtube while doing paperwork, and it rolled into the next queued up piece which was a rec by them: Distance - Everything In Exchange For Nothing (NZ). RIYL: Meniscus, early Keretta, with a hint of Jakob atmosphere in some tracks. It's only 30 minutes and not as complex as the bands above, but I enjoyed the riffage. The closing track is a curve ball, not bad, just standard fare postrock. Distance - EIEFN
  4. Haven't done a PSA in a while for 'old' albums that slip out of rotation and need to be dusted off... Get Watter's two albums out for the weekend!
  5. Ordered without hesitation yesterday! Don't really care too much about variants anymore, so went with SH since I have an account with them and can pay with bitcoin (j/k about the bitcoin). Recently preordered Russian Circles, so another $8 Media mail fee. Wish more of the $ going to the artists vs Hell Merch, even with the vinyl-flation going on as well.
  6. If money and space were no object, I would have their whole discography. I don't think they needed Albini to do A New Nature. Mucho excite for this track with Nadja!
  7. I already got mine today from Napalm US. For labels who don't like to deal with "Where's my record?" this is the way to do it. Order a number you know you will sell through, get them in, see what color they actually are, announce one week ahead of time. Get orders and ship out within 2 to 3 days. I got the Gold, and it's about as "gold" as the solid gold gets - way up from the puke green of Station (or yellow and orange from other releases). 45 RPM - the production will please bass lovers, no thinness here. I'm only 1 time through with the reworked tracks - I have never seen them live, but watched many a youtube video, so the changes or 'reworkings' don't seem that drastic. Since they are top 10 or at least top 20 postrock for me, this is a pleasing addition.
  8. I guess because the news of this was a Friday (7/15)? or maybe I should have just tagged onto the Epitaph thread, as not really worthy of its own thread? Napalm Records EU  most limited /300 Transparent Orange Black Marble Video Player is loading. Play Video Pause Unmute Current Time 0:00 / Duration 0:19 Loaded: 100.00% 0:00 Stream Type LIVE Seek to live, currently behind liveLIVE Remaining Time -0:19  1x Playback Rate Chapters Chapters Descriptions descriptions off, selected Captions captions settings, opens captions settings dialog captions off, selected Audio Track Picture-in-PictureFullscreen This is a modal window. Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window. TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-Transparent BackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparent WindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaque Font Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400% Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadow Font FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall Caps Reset restore all settings to the default valuesDone Close Modal Dialog End of dialog window. Advertisement Napalm Records US Store /300 Gold There is a Black variant, CD, merch, etc. celebrating 20 years of "The End Of The Beginning" and how to songs have evolved through the decades of live performances. In 2022, with 20 years and a strong collection of masterful, acclaimed albums to their name, Irish post-rock maestros GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT come full circle with their live studio output, The Beginning Of The End. Recorded at Windmill Lane Recording Studio in Dublin, Ireland on October 3, 2021, the album features modern transformations of all of the songs from their debut album, 2002’s The End Of The Beginning, encompassing each track’s evolutionary changes throughout the band’s years of live performances while allowing the original melodies and songwriting to shine through. Stage classics such as "From Dust to the Beyond" and "Route 666" can be heard in a new light, with clear, transformative variations originally heard during the band’s captivating live performances now incorporated. Plus, in addition to these live expansions, technical advances have been applied to each track. Originally limited to just a keyboard sequencer and an Akai S3000 sampler on The End Of The Beginning, 20 years later on The Beginning Of The End, the band seizes the opportunity to breathe new life into these live versions, allowing them to bring more feeling, experience and expression to the music and songs. In addition to audible advancements in musicality, the release of The Beginning Of The End could not be more relevant than in these current dark times. War themes are strikingly evident on tracks such as the aforementioned "From Dust to the Beyond", as well as "The End of the Beginning" – named after a quote credited to Prime Minister Winston Churchill during the WWII era. Influenced by the chaos and futility of war, these themes are also reflected on the album’s cover, created by the band in collaboration with returning artist David Rooney. Featuring a war-torn concert hall and a piano, the art is a defiant message reflecting that the power of music transcends war and time. GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT’s upcoming release, The Beginning Of The End, provides a sonic snapshot of the evolution of the Irish post-rock band over two decades. Made enthralling and memorable with live momentum, The Beginning Of The End belongs in every well-curated post-rock record collection! The End of the Beginning From Dust to the Beyond Ascend to Oblivion Coda Remembrance Point Pleasant Fall from the Stars Twilight Coma Route 666 Lost Symphony
  9. Yeah I think I could take 1 of each from Post's shop! The Shy, Low S/T sounds great - very happy with that preorder/purchase.
  10. "Eeating seeeds...is a past-time...activity..."

  11. Stoked for that last minute rally to fund this! if anyone else here pre-ordered: gracias and I know you are looking forward to this as well.
  12. Autobuy, even with vinylflation to $27.99 LP and $8 media mail shipping.
  13. This is a great album, especially enjoy the first two tracks, and the perfect length for a single 12" -- 20 minutes each side, 4 tracks, ~10 minutes each.