June 8, 2017 at 17:47 #30062kjellepelleParticipant
Also Rune came through and my copy came yesterday!!June 9, 2017 at 10:21 #30063
Sold out at Rune it seems. Really hoping to receive my copy today. Anyone watched the dvd already?June 9, 2017 at 10:29 #30064supernautParticipant
Got it. Beautiful packaging, grand content. Puts spotify and the lot into its rightful place. Still digging into the music and the play. Listened to the music first, now watching the play, which obviously is the way to go for the "true" experience, The Big Picture so to speak. Opening scenes are amazing, wonderful and irritating.June 9, 2017 at 10:37 #30065kjellepelleParticipantQuote:Anyone watched the dvd already?
Checked out the documentary which was ok. Just glanced at the performance, looked ok but of course it was more "heavy" to see IRL.June 9, 2017 at 18:14 #30066
Yeah that doesn't surprise me Kjellepelle. Always difficult presenting a theatre play on film.
I received my copy today. The packaging is very pretty. Amazing. My girlfiend was in awe too. We're watching the dvd tonight. Good times.June 9, 2017 at 20:24 #30067JuniorParticipant
They are signing the record at Big Dipper in Oslo tomorrow (10.06):June 11, 2017 at 08:30 #30068
So i watchhed the dvd and it was pretty amazing! I love play, really impressive. Good story, brilliant visuals, great actors and of course the music. Wow.June 12, 2017 at 20:04 #30069GBDParticipant
Got my copy yesterday.
Beautiful packaging. Really spices up the record collection. The dvd was good, as expected. Think they really managed to capture the magic of the play really well (I went to see it). And the small documentary was an enjoyable watch.
…but the album itself was a little bit of a downer. Seems to me that they cut all the really cool songs/ideas, and left us with a mellotron showcase album. Where are all the grandiose heavy pieces? The ones which truly showcased this units abilities, and elevated the overall experience so much?
Not complaining. But rather pondering….did they leave these for the next album?
Did any of you who attended the surprise gig with the new material, recognize any of the "play songs" in their set?
Hoping to hear some of that material on the new album! Seems like a shame to….well…let it go to waste (even though it really worked well in the play).June 12, 2017 at 20:40 #30070
Mine haven't arrived yet. I think I will have to wait a couple of weeks to listen to it.June 13, 2017 at 05:10 #30071boomer former helmParticipant
yesterday i got really into the miniatures of the actual album. haven't seen the dvd yet, so it worked more or less like a strange and beautiful little psychedelic piece.June 13, 2017 at 18:17 #30072otherdemonParticipant
My 2 cents:
Beautiful DVD and good, if a bit short, documentary.
The CD is a little abundant because most of the tracks on it
don't make sense without the visual accompanyment. An exception
is Gutan i Skogen which is damn beautiful even without
the forest childhood memory. Other than that, a couple of the tracks
(Jacques Tati, Dekdektiven…) remind me of those Geb-type B-sides
from the 90's :lol:
@GBD: There are some heavy tracks on here. The ones that open
and close the play (Buggi i ti), and the one with the drug-frenzy
video is quite fast and heavy (RÃ¸ykeburet)
Too many heavy songs would've taken the focus away from the other
I do have a similar problem as boomer though: The cover with the first 10"
became unglued quite fast, so it hangs sorta loose within the hardcover.
Gotta be careful, thenJune 13, 2017 at 20:29 #30073TAFParticipant
So… GBD is talking about the album, while otherdemon is talking about the play? No tracks named Buggi i ti or RÃ¸ykeburet on the album as far as I can see… and why not? Those pieces were what I was most excited about from the soundtrack, and it's a bit of a bummer that they're not featured on the soundtrack album.
But, since they're the most obvious "song" ideas in the play, I guess they'll end up on the next album instead.June 13, 2017 at 22:30 #30074otherdemonParticipant
@TAF: The liner notes says the songs were recorded January 2016. Maybe those songs
were written so late in the project they didn't have time to record them?
Personally, I think all those songs are exclusive to this project, so I doubt they'll
get properly recorded for a studio-album. But color me surprised if they do :lol:June 14, 2017 at 05:35 #30075naurParticipant
Maybe they don't want to play the drums that often on the Album…who knows.June 14, 2017 at 10:16 #30076
The CD is kept in kind of slow, repeative and ambient style all the way. While the play had several more powerful pieces which I liked a lot when watching the show.
I suppose the guys wanted to do it this way, keeping the CD homogenic?
Maybe the more MP like material (in the play) is reused in the
upcoming September release?
Would be interesting to rip out the music from the DVD and listen to it as a record.
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