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Slowdive - Slowdive (May 5, 2017; Dead Oceans) Album • Page 3

Discussion in 'Music Forum' started by cherrywaves, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. smoledman


    The thing about this album is most of the songs have lengthier intros than songs on JFAD/Souvlaki, with lots of textures and melodies and subdued vocals. Just to pick out a song - "Slomo', the use of the synth in the intro reminds of something Brian Eno would have had them do back in the day. Goes to show how a one-time involvement stuck with them.
  2. DarkHotline

    Run On, Girl, Run On Prestigious

    Brian Eno should be an influence on everybody's list to be honest.
  3. Randall Mentzos

    Listen to my EP: terrainofficial Prestigious

    My favorite part of this is it's definitely a Slowdive record.

    When you think about it, their sound is inimitable. They are literally the next band after MBV to be mentioned when you hear the term shoegaze. It's stood the test of time, over 20 years.

    And then after no one else has successfully mimicked the sound enough to steal their early 90s thunder, they come out with the same magic two decades later. And if anything the age difference has only deeply seasoned their music making skills.

    Slowdive is a hell of a band man. They aren't done leaving their mark.
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  4. DarkHotline

    Run On, Girl, Run On Prestigious

    They're finally getting the credit they deserve and it's awesome.
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  5. smoledman May 22, 2017
    (Last edited: May 22, 2017)


    Honestly I was a bit fearful when I first heard they were making a new album. I thought it would be Mojave 3 with a couple of shoegaze songs thrown in. This album is like a dream. The first time I heard the intro of 'Slomo' I was just floored. As in they managed to sound like themselves but in a way that sounded 'new' if you get my drift.
  6. smoledman


    It takes until 2:25 of "Falling Ashes" for the vocal to enter. How many long songs out there have very extended intros that you get impatient for the vocals to enter, but with this it's like the 2:25 flow by like it's nothing. I love how the band takes its time for everything to come together & flow just right. 8 minutes, not too long or short, just right. "Stairway to Heaven" is about the only other 8 minute long song I can remember that had the same dynamic.

    But more on "Falling Ashes", it doesn't sound like anything they've done before. Reading some interviews Neil & Simon are are enthusiastic ab out this song and what 'avenues' it allows them to pursue beyond prototypical shoegaze.

    Super excited about their next project which I hope won't need a 22 year wait.
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  9. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    this is hitting me now, nice
  10. smoledman


    New 'Sugar for the Pill' remix:

  11. Fans of this should consider checking out Beach Fossils' new album, Somersault. It's one of my other favorites of the year and Rachel does guest vocals on the track "Tangerine."
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  12. Cameron

    FKA nowFace Prestigious

    I'm in love with this. The beginning of Sugar for the Pill is the absolute best.
  13. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter

    This is pretty great
  14. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

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  15. smoledman


    Interesting how thin the sound is without Christian, you can clearly tell the missing guitar part. Also Simon on an electronic percussion pad is a bit weird!
  16. Deathco_019


    Finally giving this album a listen and, even just four tracks in, this is awesome
  17. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    this has grown on me a ton, really great
  18. smoledman


    'Sugar for the Pill' is like a torrential flood of melodies!
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  19. cwhit

    still emperor emo Prestigious

    want to see them in november
  20. TheBaroness

    a burst and I'm awake now Supporter

    Took me a while to get around to it, but this is fantastic
  21. smoledman


    Episode 111: Slowdive

    Here song exploder meets with Neil Halstead to talk about the construction of 'Sugar for the Pill'.
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  22. jpmalone4

    Stay Lucky Supporter

    I've become obsessed with this band, went and downloaded the whole discography. Can't wait to see them in November.
  23. smoledman


    Also "No Longer Making Time" I think has a Wuthering Heights reference too. Kate Bush fans, rejoice.
  24. Ben

    Trusted Prestigious

    The piano in Falling Ashes sounds like Radiohead and it's fucking awesome.

    This album keeps getting better for me.
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  25. smoledman


    People have said it's similar to Daydreaming.