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Originally posted by dogbert@Mar 25 2004, 07:18 AM

Wasn't doubting you, Paul, just wanted more info. Will it be the same without Goettel?

Probably not, but Cevin Key has done some nice stuff in the meantime, namely Download and his solo stuff.

 

This is going to be cool!

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Originally posted by Orpheus@Mar 25 2004, 10:30 AM

sweet, lets just hope this leads to a Skinny Puppy tour, I'd love to see them again

They toured Europe as Skinny Puppy in 2001 but when they came to the States they toured as oHgre and didn't play a single SP song, but the live show was still pretty cool. But I'd love to see some SP performed live.

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Originally posted by FreakTornado+Mar 25 2004, 09:44 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (FreakTornado @ Mar 25 2004, 09:44 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-dogbert@Mar 25 2004, 07:18 AM

Wasn't doubting you, Paul, just wanted more info. Will it be the same without Goettel?

Probably not, but Cevin Key has done some nice stuff in the meantime, namely Download and his solo stuff.

 

This is going to be cool! [/b]

I love cEvin Key's work with The Tear Garden also, You and Me and Rainbows is an awesome song.

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I saw SP during the Too Dark Park tour, and it was every bit the spectacle I was hoping for. TDP is still my favorite SP album.

 

I love cEvin Key's work with The Tear Garden also, You and Me and Rainbows is an awesome song.

 

Tear Garden is great, I love Ed KaSpel's vocals, and some of his lyrics are dizzyingly cool.

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I listened to Shore Lined Poison and Spasmolytic for months and months, I remember exactly where I was when I first put on TDP, and specifically the chills I got when Spasmolytic came on, amazing track.

 

I also like Cleanse Fold and Manipulate, Rabies, and VIVIsectVI (note the 3 sixes :twisted: ) a lot too.

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Originally posted by FreakTornado@Mar 25 2004, 12:03 PM

I saw SP during the Too Dark Park tour, and it was every bit the spectacle I was hoping for. TDP is still my favorite SP album.

Same here, they played in Milwaukee on Halloween that year, it was freaking amazing. Saw them a couple years later, it was still a good show, but just couldn't compare.

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So did anyone pick this up? I finally did today and my initial impression (I've listened to it once) is very good. It's, dare I say, a touch pop-ish, but it works well, IMO. Most of the tracks are very beat-driven, with a ton of tightly edited noise bits and FX. At times it wanders into dark IDM territory, but usually with more structure. Ogre's vocals sound familiar, with similar treatments and distortion compared to older SP material, although probably pushed back in the mix more than usual.

 

This is a highly 'produced' album, very well engineered and exacting...even someone like me who is somewhat sensitized to the fancy production trickery of electronic music, some of the inventiveness is very impressive. At times I was reminded of how I felt the first time I listened to "Too Dark Park" in terms of a 'wow' factor (that's not saying that this sounds like Too Dark Park, or is as good, it's too early to make that judgment). At the same time there are some really great musical moments, and great melodies mixed in among the precision programming. Good stuff.

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You're right. I went back and listened to some of their older stuff and the new album is comparatively clean, some of the tracks are maybe too clean. their older stuff had more random freaky stuff, which I enjoy for the most part...although on the flip side, I think they had tracks that were too much random noise for my taste...so it works both ways.

 

I think the last two tracks ("Goneja" and "Daddyuwarbash") are my favorites. I also like the 2nd, 'rap' like track "Pro-test," on which they use a cool technique which sounds like they fed Ogre's lyrics into a beat-slicer that treats each word as a drum hit and sequences them as such. Not sure if that's what they did, but it sounds like it. Cool effect.

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