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On 8/6/2022 at 6:27 PM, throwgncpr said:

I really only care for the first couple TMV records, so I wasn't expecting much. I actually liked the first single, but the new track is laughably bad. I expected this to be a pass for me. Didn't quite expect that though.

You know, even understanding as a long time huge TMV fan how much "Vigil" might have been jarring to other TMV fans, I really don't understand why its THAT bad to everyone. I know its like the antithesis of "Tetragrammaton" and that is one of my favorites songs specifically because it is so bloated and wild and excessively long and all that but still, I find it hard to understand why "Vigil" was the line for so many.

 

That said, the second two singles together are making it difficult for me to commit to pre-ordering this along with the excessive cost of even being in the price range that I earlier stated I would probably be comfortable paying. I'm not saying those songs are the worst thing on Earth but taken together with the cost, its just not inspiring me to put down even an agreeable amount of money for it.

 

So I don't know. Maybe I'll just bite the bullet on a whim one of these days. I imagine this won't be too hard to come by if I wait for it to show up in physical stores but who knows.

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3 hours ago, mcpherson123 said:

You know, even understanding as a long time huge TMV fan how much "Vigil" might have been jarring to other TMV fans, I really don't understand why its THAT bad to everyone. I know its like the antithesis of "Tetragrammaton" and that is one of my favorites songs specifically because it is so bloated and wild and excessively long and all that but still, I find it hard to understand why "Vigil" was the line for so many.

 

That said, the second two singles together are making it difficult for me to commit to pre-ordering this along with the excessive cost of even being in the price range that I earlier stated I would probably be comfortable paying. I'm not saying those songs are the worst thing on Earth but taken together with the cost, its just not inspiring me to put down even an agreeable amount of money for it.

 

So I don't know. Maybe I'll just bite the bullet on a whim one of these days. I imagine this won't be too hard to come by if I wait for it to show up in physical stores but who knows.

If it’s anything like all the other reissues, we’ll see this for a very affordable price in a couple of months.

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1 hour ago, highfives said:

If it’s anything like all the other reissues, we’ll see this for a very affordable price in a couple of months.

Yeah, I've seen it for as low as $26-ish which is way better than $40.99 even though I understand the CH "Kinetic" edition is supposedly different from the retail one due to a reflective gold foil cover which is not worth double the cost of a standard single LP at all. I don't know. I can see myself liking the album if it ends up feeling more like "Black Light Shine" than the other two songs overall. I'm being super picky about spending the money on this or saving it for anything else that I already know I like which is not normal for me but money has gotten tighter. Sucks.

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Well it's TMV release day. 

 

My vinyl pre-order shipped out yesterday.  I guess I accidentally ordered from the Europe Clouds Hill site instead of US so it'll be a hot minute before I get my copy. 

 

Listening to the album this morning though and I've got to say I'm pretty satisfied so far.  To me, it doesn't sound like anything TMV has ever done.  Definitely doesn't have the energy of Deloused, Frances and Bedlam.  I would say it's most closely resembling of Octahedron and Noctourniquet.  I'm a big fan of those albums just as much as the high-energy TMV so it works out fine for me.

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2 hours ago, thesecrets0308 said:

Well it's TMV release day. 

 

My vinyl pre-order shipped out yesterday.  I guess I accidentally ordered from the Europe Clouds Hill site instead of US so it'll be a hot minute before I get my copy. 

 

Listening to the album this morning though and I've got to say I'm pretty satisfied so far.  To me, it doesn't sound like anything TMV has ever done.  Definitely doesn't have the energy of Deloused, Frances and Bedlam.  I would say it's most closely resembling of Octahedron and Noctourniquet.  I'm a big fan of those albums just as much as the high-energy TMV so it works out fine for me.

I’ve listen to it a couple of times now, and while I don’t love it, I like it enough to keep it in rotation. It is very different overall. Yes, there are textures, motifs, rhythms, guitar licks, and of course, Cedric’s vocals that sound familiar, it really doesn’t bear any substantial resemblance to past TMV albums.

 

Playing the Atmos stream forced into my 2 channel setup it sounds very clean, detailed, punchy but still laid back enough to not blow out the experience.  


I’ll prob get it on vinyl eventually.

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5 minutes ago, Vega said:

Can anyone explain why the kinetic edition costs 40 dollars? I've seen photos of it being a single sleeve, single LP edition with just a one-fold-lyric-sheet. Like, 40 dollars are kind of insane for that or am I missing something? The gold cover looks beautiful, but it should be 30 max.

Seems to be literally just for the gold foil cover. Complete idiocy.

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58 minutes ago, mcpherson123 said:

Seems to be literally just for the gold foil cover. Complete idiocy.

Yikes. If it were at least a little bit limited, they have currently more than 2000 left in stock in the european store and more than 8000 in the american store. Like, how are they planning to ever sell all of these? That and the price point make this kind of a bummer, plus I'm just now starting to kind of get a grip on this record.

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5 minutes ago, Vega said:

Yikes. If it were at least a little bit limited, they have currently more than 2000 left in stock in the european store and more than 8000 in the american store. Like, how are they planning to ever sell all of these? That and the price point make this kind of a bummer, plus I'm just now starting to kind of get a grip on this record.

I feel you. I would just grab a copy from a non-label site or brick and mortar store if you have ones near you. That's what I'm planning on doing. I just can't bring myself to buy it yet based on what I've heard.

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