Yes it iz a fantastic release and many good artist appearing..return of Mr Hollywood since maybe bravery..if you have album then you know..female vocals in Finnish..eastern delights & wondering who plays sitar on stairway to best party in universe..(awhile back when hearing for first time..without vocals reminding me of paint it black)..songs reflect title always changing yet remaining it's identity..first track has such a groove..& last one one would think hey this shouldn't be here..somehow it all fits..really don't think any other album released this year will top it..sure it will satisfy BJM fans who prefer guitar orientated stuff..FANTASTIC...
AUFHEBEN: German, to supersede, to cancel) In the philosophy of Hegel, dialectical progress occurs when each of a thesis and its antithesis are aufgehoben, or overcome by a synthesis that builds only on the good bits of each. Often used as a knowing way of presenting a theory that overcomes and abolishes previous dualities or dichotomies.
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A great album indeed ! Even if I already knew the songs, with the youtube demos etc, I feel like rediscovering them now. Everything sounds awesome, what a pleasure to hear the final mixes. I previously didn't like Viholliseni Maalla, sounded to cheap et repetitive for me. But now I think it's great, with beautiful guitars and smoothy psychedelic vocals.
Yeah, it all fits together, despite the fact that the songs are very different from one to another. It's great as a whole, even in a conceptual way with the artwork, the title and the interior sleeve (icelandic rune for irresistibly in battle, a way of saying that the album is invincible as it is, can't be beaten down by anything). By the way, does anyone knows what is the meaning of the butterfly ? Designed by Jon Saemundur I guess, since it's also found on the Dead Skeletons LP.
I find this album lighter than the previous releases, which were very dark, the dark side of the drug if you want, in a Charles Manson, Altamont, decadent hippie way if you want. It has always more or less be the case with the BJM, but especially in My Bloody Underground. Also with Who Killed Sgt Pepper, which had that "hey I'm on some weird drugs, look what music I can make" sound. Now, Aufheben sounds very positive to me, don't you think ? Songs like I Want To Hold Your Hand or Blue Order New Monday even seems to be the perfect soundtrack to make love on ecstasy. Many beautiful things on this album, the Kings' Crypt is open.
Well said, Kylounette. Like in the late 60's, with more of that retro magical psychedelia before the speed kicked in and pretty much ruined everything. Going out on a limb, but I want to believe "The Clouds Are Lies" is Anton's message to his band (and maybe all bands) about how they manage to still remain friends with all the inherent turmoil through thick and thin. It's one of the most beautiful and mature songs he's ever written and a wonderful tribute.
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Maan. I like this new LP (on vinyl is the option which is taken here)/,... but I WISH
WISH WISH WISH that the final version of 'seven kinds of wonderful' was as anarchic as I had originally 'heard' it... it sounds really fucking TAME on this recorded and mixed version and hence gets a big THUMBSDOWN in my judgement... you could have killed it with the anarchic tendencies of the versions I heard in pre-release versions AND IT WOULD HAVE BEEN EXPONENTIALLY SUPERIOROR... but no fuckinhg matter (martyr)... I get the iDEA (too bad you couldn't execute it, mofo...) Maybe I am in the minority,,, but it ain't the first time... I like the Moby Grape (Wow) vibe of this album, I guess, even though I am late even to this...
[quote="the fourth way"]Well said, Kylounette. Like in the late 60's, with more of that retro magical psychedelia before the speed kicked in and pretty much ruined everything. Going out on a limb, but I want to believe "The Clouds Are Lies" is Anton's message to his band (and maybe all bands) about how they manage to still remain friends with all the inherent turmoil through thick and thin. It's one of the most beautiful and mature songs he's ever written and a wonderful tribute.[/quote]
Interesting that the tempo (the 'speed' to which you refer) is fairly brisk (like an English cup o' tea, eh?)... but Anton seems to always bring it back to his VOICE, which in my opinion is a HUGE VOICE in the chorus. In any case, Anton breaks the mold never broken, which means that he veers into territory that could easily have been taken by the 'original' artists, but who decided otherwise, and he takes it in its 'logical' direction, and it WORKS obviously, in that it delivers an unambiguous pleasure.
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