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Child of the future

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  • Started 10 years ago by welsh rarebit
  • Latest reply from Elvin
  1. welsh rarebit
    Member

    Well, guess what was in the mail today...?!!!! Oh yes. Tbc.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  2. GBD
    Member

    Seriously??!! How is it?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  3. harry
    Member

    Yes, give us some info. You must have listened to it once by now?
    And what does it look like? We need info!!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  4. TraktorBass
    Member

    What! You lucky bastard.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  5. otherdemon
    Member

    We need info, dude!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  6. manbitecat
    Member

    Got my copy today too

    Posted 10 years ago #
  7. fillmore
    Member

    Got it and it's great

    Posted 10 years ago #
  8. flaggerkatt
    Member

    ...listening to it now. So far, great stuff.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  9. otherdemon
    Member

    How is it compared to Barracuda? The previews suggested that it would be kinda similar to that one...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  10. zagaton
    Member

    Some people seem to have received it, allthough it was to be released tomorrow. I think I have to order it on the Internet as there is, to my knowledge, only one record store in my town, Platekompaniet, and I don't think they carry records. But I'll at least go and ask them if they have Child of the future. When I get it, one way or another, I'll rip it to my computer and make mp3 files. Then I can listen to it while taking a walk. Sounds great :). I'll also listen to the record while chilling out at home, though, which of course is the best way to listen to music.

    However, I'm not sure if I'm gonna like the record. Before I have listened to two albums Steve Albini has produced, Nirvana - In Utero and Pixies - Surfer Rosa. The production on these albums is kind of cool but the drum sound is a bit too raw to my taste. And when I've listened to the whole album I'm tired. But I'll give Child of the future a try.

    People who have listened to the album: What do you think? Does it come up to your expectations? How come I haven't found any reviews of the album in any newspapers?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  11. madsunship
    Member

    got it last evening, even I live in Japan : ) I have to say that always German postal service is no good, but this time was....just great! Amd thanx for Stickman : ) Even I don't receive RG version yet, it always reach to my place faster than Stickman version....wow...K, just back from work, gonna listen to this record!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  12. GBD
    Member

    Hmmm....too bad that so many have got them, but nobody wants to share the goodness, becides the usual "it's great" statement. How long are the songs? What's the best one? Are there any bad songs on it?? etc etc

    Com on folks! Share!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  13. P-Naut
    Member

    This is a review from Dgsavisen (in Norwegian) : http://www.dagsavisen.no/kultur/musikk/article430737.ece

    Posted 10 years ago #
  14. TraktorBass
    Member

    I wasn't aware that they released an album called "Little Fluid Moments" last year. Apparently Dagsavisen got hold of some kind of a rarity

    Posted 10 years ago #
  15. Ratmaus
    Member

    "Genre: Pop"? That was a pretty useless review imho, as it hardly says anything at all. Hmf!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  16. GBD
    Member

    I Second that Ratmaus! No new info at all there. Can't wait for a more detailed review as soon as our fellow nauts get their headphones off and decide to spend a few minutes in here....if they can that is. My bet is that the album is so cool that they can't put it away, even for a second.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  17. TraktorBass
    Member

    I'm at work, itching to run down to buy the album. Man oh man.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  18. harry
    Member

    Just visited Plato in Utrecht. They are getting is at the 24th...

    Glad I pre-ordered!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  19. casale
    Member

    Hi from Italy, i have received it today. Stickman said the 7th of August, and so it has been! And now go to listen!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  20. just another 1/2 hour, then my favourite recordstore will have it just sitting in front and waiting for the postal service, which is supposed to come 3pm. drinkin´ beer, chattin´...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  21. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    Why does everybody around the world get his/her children of the future even before the official release date and i am who lives in germany (and who pre-ordered and payed instantly) has to wait that long...:-(

    Posted 10 years ago #
  22. Elvin
    Member

    Got mine today. After first listen, I´m happy! Putting it on again now... And it looks good too

    Posted 10 years ago #
  23. martinf
    Member

    GRRRRR Fucking Norwegian post!!!! ordered the album in may and the can't get it to me on the realese day!!!! OOOOOOOOOOH my heart hurts. well have to wait for tomorrow. waiting for the one.....

    Posted 10 years ago #
  24. Sorry, dont have the time to write a review,
    but on one hand, I'm very happy with the instrumental part, but on the other hand, I dont think most of the vocals sound like typical motorpsycho. Don't get me wrong, on record the vocals sound perfect, but it's more some kind of Yes and it wont be possible to do this on stage...
    Anyway: In Whole lotta Diana they blow your mind (instrumentally) and Cornucopia is the most catchy song for me so far.
    My least favorite will be and is "Mr. Victim" (reminds me of Coalmine pony in a hard way)...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  25. Holle
    Member

    Why does everybody around the world get his/her children of the future even before the official release date and i am who lives in germany (and who pre-ordered and payed instantly) has to wait that long...:-(

    me too

    @ un chien, i'll buy the bielefeld ticket sunday evening at the forum, ok?

    Posted 10 years ago #
  26. fillmore
    Member

    It's just a great album! Don't expect the kind of raw and radical production one would expect from an Albini-recorded album. The sound is warm and organic, very vintage and all three musicians can be heard equally upfront, particularly Bent is very present. The compositions continue where LLM stopped only that there are more hits and nicer melodies. They manage to combine great indie pop melodies (think "Timothy/Angels/Blissard"-era) with wild and out of control jamming. Some of the tracks feature REALLY fierce soloing by Snah and that's the part that really blows me away. Highlight so far is the first track on side B. They definitely have found a disctinctive Kenneth-era musical language: One can still hear traces of LLM here and there but it's also a progression. I like it better than LLM because this one breathes with power, jams and vintage vibes whereas LLM felt a bit bloodless and constructed. Here on COFT you'll find the power trio letting loose in just exactly the way we have grown to love so much since the mid-90s!!!

    Very satisfied psychonaut here!

    Posted 10 years ago #
  27. SugerKane
    Member

    Just picked a copy at my local record store here in Bergen...And all I can say about the record is that Motorpsycho proves that they are the most artistic band still going...

    Posted 10 years ago #
  28. zagaton
    Member

    I've listened to it twice. I feared it would sound like Nirvana - In Utero or Pixies - Surfer Rosa, two albums Steve Albini has produced. They are good but a bit too raw to my taste. But this one doesn't sound like them. I think it's quite good but I'll listen to it a lot more before deciding what I think about it.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  29. mats72
    Member

    First impressions of Child Of The Future:

    The cover is a Kim Hiorthøy - classy, but not as epic as some of his other work. Nevertheless - this seems to be an album where the more epic songs have been excluded in favour of more straightahed rock songs - a barracuda born from the LLM sessions, perhaps. ;D

    Side 1, track 1: The Ozzylot (Hidden In A Girl)

    The first song of the album with a thumping beat from the boys and a nice riff from snah - a quick and effective rock song. Snahs guitarwork is top notch troughout the album - playful, energetic and emotional.

    Side 1, track 2: Riding The Tiger

    Wonderful and spacey bass opening - i suddenly understand the band's pleased outburst after the sessions with Albini and their satisfaction with the groovy recordings. Very riffing 'n' rhythmic bass and drums. The guitar is taking the back seat in the beginning - letting the drums and bass do the most work. Snahs solo starts behind a great bass riff from Bent.

    Side 1, track 3: Whole Lotta Diana

    A skipping beat jumpstarts the song with a rough vocal track kicking the music - the chorus let rip and we're off with - yet again - a almost funky rhythm track (it kick and rock). We're definetely back in the seventies power rock era previously visited in Barracuda - but this time they're furious!.. ..The instrumental mid-section is amazingly funky - the band switches gears and head down to jam the hell out of their equipment.

    Side 2, track 1: Cornucopia (..or Satan, uh ..Something)

    The song starts up with some quiet jazz piano, but soon escalates into a slow rocker. I don't know why, but the piano bits and the guitar reminds me of Thin Lizzy.. ..perhaps because it's both slow and rocking - the way Lynnott made his mark? Again, Snah is in top form - but the interplay of Kenneth and Bent is amazing. There's lots of jawdropping details, but one can keep up with the beat. Right now it feels that the songs gradually gets better - this is the best one so far.

    Side 2, track 2: Mr. Victim

    Uh, it was too good to last - it's not better than Cornucopia. That's not saying it's bad. It's a straight rock song from the same mold as The Ozzylot (the school of Blissard and the AADAP).

    Side 2, track 3: The Waiting Game

    Wow - talk about taking it down a notch! It's a acoustic and fragile song and i suddenly get a feel like i had when i heard Stalemate on AADAP: that dark and claustrophobic sense of loneliness - but enjoying it. At the end more vocals and guitars tune in - adding the sound of a freak version of Beatles..

    Side 2, track 4: Child Of The Future

    The title track is settling back into the trend of the album: a driving rhythm section with the guitar adding details settling into, not against, the rhythm.

    Conclusion - the album seems like a sidestep to the LLM which i personally thinks is the band's fourth best album. I feel like it's a evolution of BH/BC, but with a stronger sound from a cohesive unit and details from their 96-97 period. Right now it's 7.0/10.0.

    Posted 10 years ago #
  30. Un.Chien.d.Espace
    Member

    @superstooka: yes please!

    Posted 10 years ago #

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