Re: [thewire] Re: radian
- thanks carl and manny. think i'm gonna keep my eye on
the used bin and see if it pops up.
they are playing tonight in nyc (part of thrill jockey
celebration) but i didn't realize this until today :(
i already have tix for the calla/walkmen show tonight.
--- majounrecordings <cz@...> wrote:
> If you enjoyed their earlier recordings you might__________________________________________________
> like the new
> album as well. I've only listened to a promo copy at
> a friend's
> place, and quite liked it.
> They've kept the main formula of their music - a
> postrockish/minimal crossover, very basic
> instrumentation -, but
> the music sounds more cohesive and structured than
> on earlier
> efforts. John McEntire's production is more
> straightforward than
> the sparser earlier albums, but keeps their
> distinctive sound.
> As I said, it's really enjoyable. My only bone of
> contention would
> be that it felt a bit as if I might have enjoyed it
> more two years
> earlier - it sounded somewhat self-referential, like
> a refinement
> of what they used to do anyway without opening up in
> some way
> or other.
> Probably that impression will change with more
> listening, though from what I understand, they only
> did the album
> because McEntire talked them into it (they've been
> more or less
> inactive since early 2000). As a statement, the
> earlier records
> were more impressive.
> Hope that helps,
> --- In thewire@y..., greg curtis
> <gregcurtis2001@y...> wrote:
> > has anyone heard the new radian? i had an early ep
> > (single?) from them which i really liked but not
> > sure what direction they took on their latest.
> > thanks!
> > gc
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