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"Så nær, så nær" now avaliable on Spotify

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  1. GBD
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    https://open.spotify.com/album/6msLzE4BAb1c1GRRjXDbZ7?si=JL1ajBJnRCCMqbcoEcjeiA

    Haven't heard it yet. But a nice note: The last song, "Ruinbyen, is 13 minutes long

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. paolinogrande001
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    1 Hvitt lys (Dolphins farvel) 5:12 [White Light (Dolphin's farewell)]
    2 Klaus og livet 4:43 [Klaus and Life]
    3 Gud bevare landsbyen min 4:35 [God Save My Village]
    4 Vardøger 5:48 [? Something like a premonition spirit]
    5 Ingenmannsland 3:58 [No Man's Land]
    6 Helt tilfeldig 2:51 ["Pure Coincidence", "Totally Random"]
    7 Fest i hovedstaden 4:37 [Party in the Capital]
    8 Tvillingen 4:44 [The Twin]
    9 Blonde beist 2:09 [Blond(e?) Beasts]
    10 Ruinbyen 13:28 [City of Ruins? Ruined City?]

    Very much top-of-my-head, literal translations into English for the non-Norwegian readers. Other ideas for translations obviously welcome Only heard the three first tracks so far, and - I like it!
    And now I have to work, will continue listening, and might be back with more comments.

    This is just the most fascinating band! Almost thirty years with these guys and I'm still not over it.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  3. GBD
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    Gave it a spin earlier today. Great album. Paus' "singing" takes some getting used to tho

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. GBD
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  5. Vegard B. Havdal
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    This is the kind of album I wish Bjørn Eidsvåg would make as well. Such a great singer, but always syrupy reverb-drenched sound. This is more like electric Cash's American-series.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. paolinogrande001
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    Some notes: "Vardøger" is very ABB.
    The verse of "Tvillingen" reminds me of the verse of The Animals' "We've gotta get out of this place".
    Reminiscences of "Court of the Crimson King" in "Ruinbyen". More modally I think, than in riff/melody.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. Bartok
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    Wow. This record is so much better than my (pretty high) expectations that I’m at a loss of words. Really. MP is doing something quiet extraordinary with Paus’ songs, his voice, his lyrics and melancholy. And all the changes, the details and the production: Amazing. Need to experience this live. Thanks guys <3

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. Tomcat
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    Unfortunately without international distribution - online shops are around 40 Euros incl. shipping (+ tax)

    Posted 2 months ago #
  9. cloudhawker
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    Lol well I guess Paus has sold the grand total of about three records abroad so far in his fifty or so year long recording career so I suppose his record company didn't quite see the need for international distribution...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  10. Tomcat
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    Obviously there is always a first time A lot of foreign psychonauts will learn more about Norwegian "musical history"...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  11. mikke
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    Thx!

    Posted 2 months ago #
  12. nicoot
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    @Tomcat I paid 20 euro for the cd + shipping to Belgium, which is fine I guess?
    Right here: https://drabant.tigernet.no/site/browse/%22paus%22

    Posted 2 months ago #
  13. Tomcat
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    Thank you Nicoot, forgot to say that it's the vinyl that is needed.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  14. kjellepelle
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    from todays Klassekamen Musikkekstra

    and Stavanger Aftenblad

    6 i aftenbladet

    Posted 2 months ago #
  15. Punj Lizard
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    So ... I listened to the album on Spotify this morning. I wasn't expecting to like it. I didn't like the single ("Gud bevare landsbyen min") and that had reminded me enough of TITS to feel less than enthusiatic (as I'm not really a fan of the TITS albums). Imagine my surprise, when track after track I found myself liking the album more and more. Even "Gud bevare landsbyen min" sounded great in context. Fantastic - lining it up now for a second spin.

    I have a question for those in the know - who is playing the acoustic guitar on the two shorter acoustic numbers ("Helt tilfeldig" and "Blonde beist")? The first of these two songs really reminded me of great Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn. Anyway, I was wondering if that would be Paus himself playing.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  16. GBD
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    Ole Paus is a pretty good ac. guitar player. So i would think it's him. Can't say for sure though

    Posted 2 months ago #
  17. otherdemon
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    @Punj: According to discogs.com, both Paus & Snah play acoustic guitar on those 2 tracks.

    I enjoy the album as well. With the exception of the last track which I'm not a huge fan of, this album contains well-defined hooks, solid riffs and thoughtful lyrics. And that all within fairly normal conventional song structures.

    Great stuff! Oslo opera house in 3 weeks

    Posted 2 months ago #
  18. GBD
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    I enjoy the album as well. With the exception of the last track which I'm not a huge fan of

    Ruinbyen is my fav track

    Posted 2 months ago #
  19. cloudhawker
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    So what's the correct term for this, Motorpaus or Motorole?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  20. Punj Lizard
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    @GBD Thanks

    @otherdemon Thanks. I'm not much of a fan of the last track either, though I could possibly have a different opinion if I understood the language!

    Posted 2 months ago #
  21. otherdemon
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    The reason why I'm not a huge fan of Ruinbyen, is because it sounds like 2-3 half finished ideas thrown together into one 13 minute track. It's not at all bad (especially the main theme is great), but it sounds very disjointed and doesn't flow very well. Cool to see that Järmyr wrote the string arrangement for the 2nd half though.

    But the rest is A+. Hvitt Lys, Vardøger and Ingenmannsland are my #1 favorites so far.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  22. GBD
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    I love the album all in all. The only part i'm having trouble with is that chorus on "Fest i hovedstaden" - Cringe

    Posted 2 months ago #
  23. otherdemon
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    @GBD: You're telling me you don't love the drunken sea shanty chorus? Blasphemy, I say
    Best lyrics on the album as well.

    Posted 2 months ago #
  24. GBD
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    @otherdemon: No argument about the lyrics. But i think it's a combination of Paus' delivery, and the fact that the chorus is his sort of take on this annoying childrens song ->

    https://youtu.be/EAblafhF3RY
    You probably already know that
    The rest of the song is cool

    Posted 2 months ago #
  25. kjellepelle
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    feedback gives 4

    feedback

    Posted 1 month ago #

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