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  • onionbubs The 2 songs between sure and certain and pass the baby weren't as immediate, but now i dig them both. The album's highlights are pretty scattered throughout, but that's better than being front heavy (coughcoughbleedamerican) or something like that.
    October 21 09:22 AM
  • onionbubs On repeated listens it's starting to grow even more. Plenty of songs that didn't stick out immediately are starting to grow hard. Pol roger is outstanding
    October 21 09:01 AM
  • onionbubs its easily a highlight along wirh sure and certain and pol roger. i really dug this one. its top 3 jew imo (behind only clarity and futures)
    October 20 10:17 PM
  • onionbubs yo the riff at the end of pass the baby is crushing as ****. didnt expect that from jew tbh
    October 20 08:35 PM
  • NorwichScene Yes, it's leaked. I use 1337x then buy if like what I hear
    October 20 03:14 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack haha thats a shame, though awesome to have it, cheers for letting me know
    October 9 06:46 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack yeah man that'd be awesome
    October 8 12:37 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Aw sweet, cheers Minty / some dude from Reddit
    October 8 10:10 AM
  • onionbubs Im pretty excited too. Thats how i was with the green day, which is probably pretty embarrassing haha considering their reputation as of late
    September 29 02:35 PM
  • onionbubs Oh man you wanna hear that new jimmy eat world dont you?
    September 29 12:22 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Cheers man, I really appreciate the detail there, I'll let you know what I think of them when I check them.
    September 18 04:58 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack ... whatever I find is going on in my life. However, I certainly understand them not clicking with everyone, especially Kid A as I've seen some solid critique of that record. Also, I've been meaning to get into Talk Talk, Kayo Dot and Sigur Ros for an age given the titans that they are in their fields; which would you recommend I check first?
    September 18 03:39 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Nah dont worry about it, really interesting to see the thought behind someone's ratings. Subjectivity is always the way forward with ratings yeah. I understand your reasoning for sure, OKC was originally around the 3-3.5 mark for me, as was Kid A; they're not the sort of records that grip you from first listen I don't think (at least in my experience), but they're relatively easy listening and yet surprisingly deep (instrumentally, as well as lyrically) that they're good soundtracks to ...
    September 18 03:36 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack Nice to see you've rated some stuff man, appreciate the post-rock love. Got some controversial ones too haha, not a fan of Bon Iver, OKC and Kid A, and The Mantle? Do you mind explaining? I get the dislike of The Mantle (I find it can be quite dull when I'm not in the mood) and similarly with Bon Iver. OKC and Kid A are so so solid imo though, they really grow with you when you live with them and revisit them.
    September 18 01:37 PM
  • AsleepInTheBack No worries. Haha we all get into petty arguments on sput from time to time. Awesome man. And yeah, the conversations are oft the best bit, and sometimes the worst haha
    September 14 07:25 AM
  • AsleepInTheBack Hey man, just wanted to say that in the threads I've seen you in you've always had some really insightful comments and it'd be cool to see your opinion on some more things so it'd be cool to see you get some ratings out there. Obviously no pressure and it's your choice haha, just saying I'd appreciate it (:
    September 14 06:44 AM
  • Drummerboy123
    September 7 10:44 AM
  • zakalwe Probably read by Gervais himself. Exciting!!!
    September 5 07:19 AM
  • SAPoodle If I told you that, I'd have to kill you ;)
    September 3 07:58 AM
  • Iamthe Nightstars Your stuff has a nice atmosphere to it. The production is pretty crisp as well. I think a split would be a cool idea to do some day.
    July 20 05:44 PM
  • Xenophanes It's a promo that they sent out. No idea when it might stream. Sorry dude.
    February 1 06:51 AM
  • bnelso55 Also, thanks for the upload advice. I may give Soundcloud a try for starters. If I put up a demo or two, would you be willing to share your thoughts?
    December 11 11:49 AM
  • bnelso55 It seems like our styles of writing are actually quite similar. For me, a song?s initial framework comes together quickly, but I obsess over the details for a long time afterward. Sometimes it?s because I?m excited by the possibilities, and sometimes it?s because the music just doesn?t have the ?effect? that I want.
    December 11 11:48 AM
  • bnelso55 Your tracks feel well thought out, in my opinion. I could maybe find a point or two where I could say it sounds more like a ?string of random ideas? but for the most part, I think the music progresses quite naturally.
    December 11 11:48 AM
  • bnelso55 I?ve always liked the constant variation of the through-composed approach as well. I prefer it much of the time. One would think that would be the easiest way to write music, but embracing that form whilst creating something satisfying (for the writer or the listener) can be challenging. At least, it is for me.
    December 11 11:47 AM
  • bnelso55 I actually haven?t posted the music anywhere yet. I have files sitting in a DropBox folder and that?s really it. I?ve shown them to a couple people, but I?ve been reluctant to share it elsewhere because I worry that the music is actually terrible, and with the blunt honesty of the Internet being what it is I?ll come to realize that I maybe shouldn?t be spending so much time working on it. That said, it may be helpful to try getting some feedback. Where would you suggest? Do you like Bandcamp?
    December 10 05:28 PM
  • bnelso55 I do the exact same thing. Each song I have has probably been recorded 4 or 5 times. Sometimes I completely revise it and sometimes I only make minute tweaks here and there. Sometimes I do all of that and come away feeling that despite all of that work I haven?t improved the music at all. In all, how much time would you say you have spent composing these Shooter songs?
    December 10 05:25 PM
  • bnelso55 About the refining process, I can totally empathize. I have a handful of songs I've been writing, rewriting, recording, and rerecording for a couple years now. It can be so frustrating when you can't seem to get the music to flow just the way you want. Fortunately for you, you have a solid foundation to work with. The tracks you have are already pretty great, in my opinion. All the same, best of luck in finishing them up. I know it's challenging.
    December 10 01:54 PM
  • bnelso55 Really digging the full-length demo, especially tracks 1 and 4. Hoping to find time to jam it again today. Good work and keep the music coming!
    December 10 11:51 AM
  • bnelso55 Hey minty! Thanks for the link! I will certainly check this out. I need to revisit your first output. It's been awhile, but I do recall really enjoying the music. I'll get back with you. Keep me posted on the album. I look forward to hearing it.
    December 4 10:28 PM
  • DarkNoctus the negativity went a lot further than just the "noctus=wrong opinion" thing. some people were really awful, a lot of the really bad stuff wasd but i still saw it and often it's all that comes to mind now whenever i see the "noctus=wrong opinion" stuff. i used to find it funny myself until people got pretty malicious about it and started stalking me on other sites just to **** with me, downrate my music and insult me. some of it is still there on other sites. i'm just sick of the tirade.
    October 15 09:50 PM
  • DarkNoctus my review has more negs than actual views :v
    October 15 07:45 PM
  • DarkNoctus oh sweet, thanks for the heads up!
    October 10 08:03 AM
  • DarkNoctus no problem! the guy who owns the label that puts my stuff out was going to put some stuff out by them and he sent them to me before last poem/first light came out, it was great and i forgot it existed. the new tracks sound so, so stellar though, right?
    September 24 10:38 AM
  • DarkNoctus
    September 23 09:38 PM
  • DarkNoctus also that title track keeps on growing on me, holy hell, the stunner of the album imo
    September 19 08:59 AM
  • DarkNoctus i listened and feel the same way as you, i liked the title track more than you did. i think it'll be a slow burner, texturally it's rather different to anything they've done before so i just have to climatize
    September 17 03:41 PM
  • DarkNoctus how's that new caspian treating you?
    September 17 01:42 PM
  • JS19 I saw them supporting HIM too but in Manchester, and I thought the sound was excellent!
    June 5 04:52 AM
  • JS19 Have you seen them live yet?
    June 4 10:58 AM
  • iamamanfromspace F? A? ? hasn't even really hit me yet but Yanqui has, so I think I'm an odd case. I always thought it was pretty cool, and then I had a moment with the closing track and ever since I've thought of it as something special. Definitely not a record to give up on if you don't really love it on the first couple of listens, which is something I'm afraid many people probably do
    April 5 05:19 AM
  • iamamanfromspace ahhh dude why so harsh on Yanqui, it's super underrated and I kinda thought you of all people might get it
    April 3 06:20 PM
  • DarkNoctus sweet! what material did they play?
    September 2 06:49 PM
  • melonade Ya, were they not fake?
    August 19 02:05 PM
  • Artuma ok it's understandable that you have such a soft spot for jew. however i think diary is much more hard-hitting than tpof (but then again, i had already fallen in love with diary before having even heard tpof) and imo hymn to the immortal wind is nothing compared to gy!be (even tho you're right, gy!be needs a certain mood to be fully enjoyed)
    August 14 08:27 AM
  • Artuma nothing that really annoys me but to give an example, you have really high ratings for jew (damage 5/5?) but on the contrary you 3'd a bunny's caravan and sunny day real estate (also you 4'd the power of failing which is very similar to diary). also low ratings for gy!be but two 5's for mono?
    August 14 08:07 AM
  • Artuma you just have some really unpopular opinions on some albums lol
    August 14 06:35 AM
  • Artuma you havee some of the most random ratings i've seen
    August 13 06:06 PM
  • DarkNoctus listening to the moonlit sailor album now and i'm actually really enjoying this. this is how you do the easy-to-digest poppy post-rock - it may be easily digested but it isn't lazy like lights
    March 23 12:59 PM
  • Iamthe Nightstars I agree with you about that Foxing album. It's good, but it doesn't really have that 90s emo vibe. It made me think of Brand New.
    January 8 01:08 AM
  • DarkNoctus i actually hope you do haha! [:
    January 7 03:46 PM
  • DarkNoctus he really holds himself back and it's kind of infuriating, i know he's cutting the metal out but there are other shoegaze bands with more energy than this, plus the production isn't that great, not keen on the sigur ros dude's production work
    January 6 08:31 PM
  • DarkNoctus afraid not, managed to snag the promo!
    January 6 05:12 PM
  • CK I see you like Envy. Have you checked out their Abyssal EP? To me, it's easily their best
    January 2 11:02 PM

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