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A.G Cook - Apple (September 18th, 2020) /// 7G (August 12, 2020) Album

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by matthaber, Aug 11, 2020.

  1. matthaber Aug 11, 2020
    (Last edited: Sep 3, 2020)

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    A.G Cook (PC Music founder and frequent collaborator of artists like Charli XCX) releasing his TWO debut LPs in 2020..

    ******7G (LP1) - August 2020******

    Album is split up in 7, 7 track mini albums, each focusing on a different instrument.

    Disc one - A. G. Drums
    1. "A-Z" 4:16
    2. "Acid Angel" 3:45
    3. "H2O" 3:00
    4. "Drum Solo" 0:46
    5. "Nu Crush" 3:18
    6. "Gemstone Break" 3:45
    7. "Silver" 2:03
    Total length: 20:53

    Disc two - A. G. Guitar

    1. "Gold Leaf" 2:57
    2. "Being Harsh" 3:09
    3. "Undying" 3:03
    4. "Drink Blood" 3:01
    5. "Lil Song" (written by Cook and Daniel Lopatin) 1:48
    6. "Beetlebum" (written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Alex James and Dave Rowntree) 2:44
    7. "Superstar (Live at Secret Sky)" 4:09
    Total length: 20:51

    Disc three - A. G. Supersaw

    1. "Mad Max" 2:57
    2. "Illuminated Biker Gang" 4:27
    3. "Soft Landing" 4:40
    4. "Overheim" 2:47
    5. "DJ Every Night" (written by Cook and Hannah Diamond) 4:35
    6. "Car Keys" 5:36
    7. "Dust" 4:58
    Total length: 30:00

    Disc four - A. G. Piano

    1. "Oracle" 3:04
    2. "Note Velocity" 4:59
    3. "Windows" 4:40
    4. "Feeling" 3:48
    5. "Waldhammer" 0:56
    6. "Polyphloisboisterous" 2:06
    7. "Anything Could Happen" 1:47
    Total length: 21:20

    Disc five - A. G. Nord

    1. "Behind Glass" 3:23
    2. "Oohu" 4:09
    3. "The Best Day" (written by Taylor Swift) 2:02
    4. "Triptych Demon" 3:23
    5. "Official" (written by Charlotte Aitchison, Cook, Noonie Bao, Patrik Berger and Finn Keane) 3:05
    6. "Crimson" 1:26
    7. "Life Speed" 3:51
    Total length: 21:49

    Disc six - A. G. Spoken Word

    1. "Could It Be" 2:34
    2. "The End Has No End" (written by Julian Casablancas) 3:03
    3. "No Yeah" 0:55
    4. "Green Beauty" 3:09
    5. "Unreal" 1:57
    6. "2021" 1:56
    7. "Hold On" 4:10
    Total length: 17:44

    Disc seven - A. G. Extreme Vocals

    1. "Today" (written by Billy Corgan) 3:54
    2. "Chandelier" (written by Sia Furler and Jesse Shatkin) 3:35
    3. "Idyll" 5:01
    4. "Show Me What (with Cecile Believe)" 2:50
    5. "Somers Tape" 2:49
    6. "Crimson and Clover" (written by Tommy James and Peter Lucia) 4:08
    7. "Alright" (written by Cook and Tomas Tammemets) 4:27

    ******APPLE(LP2) - September 2020*****

    1. Oh Yeah 3:32
    2. Xxoplex 2:36
    3. Beautiful Superstar 4:42
    4. Animals 4:08
    5. Airhead 4:37
    6. Haunted 2:51
    7. The Darkness 5:11
    8. Jumper 3:05
    9. Stargon 4:51
    10. Lifeline 4:06
  2. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

  3. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    The guitar section is basically an Alex G album

    And Extreme Vocals is PC music at its best.

    Haven’t heard the rest yet
  4. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Based on the 7 minute mix, I’m most excited to hear Piano and Extreme Vocals. It’s so exciting to finally have a full length project from him - insane that this is what it is
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  5. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    I’m curious to hear this was all conceived. Like did he plan to build something so sprawling then start writing or did he just have so many songs in thr vault that he just found a logical way to package them up. I’m assuming the later but I hope to hear how it all came together
  6. yung_ting


    end of disc 1 and I am losing my shit
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  7. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Yeah, considering how “conceptual” it is, I would definitely be curious about the process. I’d also love to know more about the covers lol
  8. yung_ting


    Got to the end of DJ Every Night (holy shit) before life required me to stop and all I can think is that I can’t believe I get to listen to 30 more tracks of this
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  9. Ben

    Trusted Prestigious

    Soooo excited to listen to this tomorrow. Is it going to get a Spotify release or just bandcamp?
  10. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    it will be on Spotify at midnight.
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  11. yung_ting


    I wonder if the review goes up tonight
  12. Justin Roux

    Trusted Supporter

    Drums was cool, but guitar section really got me. I skipped to the last section cause of the Stereogum write up and the song with Caroline is sooooooooo good. She’s got such a perfect voice

    Edit: just realized I was listening to Chandelier and not Idyll lmao I really thought it was Caroline
  13. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Had to sample a bit of this tonight. Listened to Alright (stacked track), Oracle, Gold Leaf, and I flipped through a few more just to see what’s up. So excited to dive straight in tomorrow, really feels like something special.
  14. yung_ting


    This is not at all what I expected but I’m pretty sure it’s the best sound design I’ve ever heard
  15. sawhney[rusted]2

    I'll write you into all of my songs Supporter

    On Beetlebum right now, nothing has been a straight out dud so far! Gemstone to Lil Song have all been stellar though
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  16. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    I love the way he used HD’s vocal on “Acid Angel”
  17. SpyKi

    I've been in love with her for ages Supporter

    Very interested in this but man thats so many songs lol
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  18. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    Im gonna listen to it front to back a couple of times for sure, but if there was ever an album where i wont feel bad about just throwing it on shuffle and listening till i switch to something else, its this one
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  19. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Listened to the first three so far. Everything is so good. I think I prefer Drums so far, but Guitar is such an interesting direction for him. Taking a break and gonna come back fresh to the next few, I don’t wanna burn out halfway through lol.

    I feel like after this first listen I will mostly take the album in as individual discs, but it seems like a solid shuffle too.
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  20. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    Oracle :hearteyes:.

    AG's vocal sound so good on this thing
  21. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    Still got like half this thing left but "Oracle" is definitely the front runner for best track so far.
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  22. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

    Finished my first run through and this whole thing is absurdly consistent for 49 track lmao. I kind of droned out alot during the supersaw / Nord sections, but thats to be expected. The supesaw in particular felt the most movie score-like which lends it self to just being good background music for me.

    I think the extreme vocals is AG at his best/what most people would expected from this release, but guitar/piano are my early favourites. Also Spoken Word has some jams (2021 is incredible)
  23. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    “Show Me What” is perfect, I’m so happy this song exists
  24. matthaber

    beautiful and chequered, the end

  25. username

    hey you lil piss baby

    I’ve only read that and the stereogum piece so far but I’m already frustrated with everything that isn’t a fully formed pop song being deemed “unfinished,” “a sketch,” etc. As if AG hasn’t been playing with straight textural stuff and short length tracks this whole time.
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