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  1. Kabukichoatmidnight

    You never know, perhaps this album is taking them into a new lounge jazz/bossa style.
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    Good point, and really hope so. Got to admit I am looking forward to this release. Only thing I find a bit weird is why re-record songs that were released in at least the last year, or two maybe, surely they will sound basically exactly the same? Unless they are making drastic changes to the actual songs themselves that seems a little pointless. But guess time will tell about that.
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    Definitely gonna have to get the Red edition! Holy balls! Is this album going to be available on CDJapan does anyone know? Obviously the white live limited version wont be and seems the extra version wont be (not that I'd get that anyway, fat price tag for nothing too interesting that's actually extra) and am not so keen on getting it through the proxy service recommended on their waltz store so would rather wait, but if proxy is the only way then guess I'll have to choke.
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    I bet! That sounds epic!
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    Mate I know how recording an album works. ๐Ÿ˜› But even though what you're saying in theory is correct, I actually disagree and don't believe a "perfect" take exists, let alone a perfect song or album. But if you think about it, that's kind of the point, when you're in a studio, you're only looking to get that one take of that one riff which is "good enough" for the recording and the songs haven't really been rehearsed as a band (at least not to any great length, again this isn't true for all band obviously) but it's after playing that song so many times in a rehearsal/live environment that you really refine your performance of that song and could go into the studio and pull off the entire song from start to finish almost flawlessly with little effort and you only need to go and tidy up the messy parts perhaps. The studio environment doesn't make you always feel at your most relaxed in order to be able to play your best I can guarantee that. ๐Ÿ˜›
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    Yep. Obviously not the case for all bands, but in initial recording stages not all songs are all that well rehearsed as they only need to get one good take right? But it's in countless rehearsals for the shows and playing multiple gigs that really solidifies the songs so sometimes I kind of wonder if bands should hold off recording until they can perform the songs flawlessly live first. Obviously, that's a bit weird in terms of playing songs live (especially almost a whole album like in Sukekiyo's case) before recording it but maybe the album would be more refined and solid if they took that approach.
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    Nahhhhhh, for me that's the best DIMLIM stuff to date so can't see how a re-recording is necessary.
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    Have they ever played ใ„ใ„ใใ™ใ‚Š live? As I've never seen any clips of them playing it and is one of my favourite songs by them. Wouldn't surprise me if they had as it was a single.... but still, seems to rarely if ever come up in their sets for some reason.
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    Haha, the awkward use of English can be pretty interesting even if it makes little sense, I think it's like stated above it's often just "cool sounding" words that are thrown in generally. But yeah remember one song by REIGN that used English events like "Christmas, Halloween, Birthday" (I don't remember the exact line now) but it was actually pretty catchy in the song, fit the rhythm of the chorus pretty well, so even if it's awkward it can sometimes work I guess. The one I came across recently that killed me was the song title "Everything Gives Me Chance What I Love It" by Mizuki Ohira which is a shame it has such a clunky title when it's such a beautiful song.
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    Yep! This is one thing I like about NAZARE, as in a lot of songs I can still hear that early DIMLIM sound and tbh VARIOUS is to this day my favourite release(s) to date from them, I'm all for that madness so am glad that Issei is still rolling and doing his thing. Though I honestly think they would sound a lot better if they stuck with 7 string guitars instead of 8, playing too much on that low string just gives quite a muddy sound that would have much more clarity on the 7th, in my opinion. VARIOUS didn't have that muddy sound and everything was much more audible guitar wise. Only thing that grates me about NAZARE's sound guitar wise is the over use of sweep widdling, kind of gets a bit tedious like Retsu and his tapping obsession. haha.
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    I second this as she's just stirring drama. I'm sure most of what she's saying above is related to posts I and others made in another thread which is all being over-dramatised. + I wont include the contents but she has also sent me a personal message as well which was not necessary and just said more weird things in, again, missing the point of the comments in the thread and turning it into some massive drama as she can't handle the criticisms. Let me put it this way, in the previous thread I made a point that she needs to re-figure out how she's conducting herself as she's annoying a lot of people (who she is claiming are friends of mine I have told to bad mouth and give her a hard time on here, hands up anyone here who I have told to do that. lol) and the fact of the matter is, the way she is conducting herself and the weird posts she keeps making is just going to keep stirring up the other members who are already getting tired of it or are simply giving their honest opinions about her work which she asked for in the first place because when people talk negatively about her music, she gets weird about it..... So as far as I can see this going, this is going to keep going around in circles by the looks of it. Unless we all decide to collectively lie and make this girl out to be a musical genius and that everything she makes is amazing and nobody in the world could posisbly dislike it, which of course, is silly and unrealistic so whatever. Personally, I have no desire to be involved in any immature internet drama and was merely voicing an honest opinion devoid of abuse and tried to offer realistic advice as I am a musician with a reasonable amount of success in the scene I am involved in. I am not interested in her projects so have no desire to check on her constant threads about it let alone post in them. She posted one thread where she asked for opinions (which also happened to be the first thread of hers I saw which piqued an interest as of course if any of you guys are making music I am interested in hearing what you're doing ), so that's what she got. Simple.
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    Wow you really aren't messing around when it comes to arranging your music. Funny though because I'm the same with my physicals just in a different way. I have all my stuff arranged in genre then alphabetically, so if I want a VK album, I got a VK section to look through, if I want a death metal album, I got a death metal section to look through and so on for each genre and finding stuff is never a pain because it's alphabetical by band which is then arranged in order of release. ๐Ÿ˜› We're music dorks here right? haha. I guess it depends what each person values about their music I suppose, like you mentioned metadata and all that, which personally I don't find any real value in myself. But what I get value from, from physical releases, is having the artwork and all the info such as who was in the band on that recording, the image they had for that era, the lyrics, who the guest musicians were and who produced it etc... this may be coming from me as a musician myself, but the artwork and presentation of the package beside the music is also a very big part of the overall release itself, like it can really express certain atmospheres and messages you may have missed without seeing them, which on the flip side may be good as you can build your own ideas from the images and such it creates for you. But anyhow, I feel that all helps you really understand the music itself and is all pretty much missed by buying digital albums. Guess you can that info can be looked up easily enough though, but yeah is easier for me to have it in just one package. And here comes the main thing I think, which plays a big factor in our differences, is that you have playlists of favourite songs, I often prefer to listen through whole albums at a time, again, the continuity, the themes throughout and such, the atmosphere of each song and the moods it contributes to the listening experience it all comes together as one whole piece rather than a selection of songs, if you get what I mean? So guess just the different way we approach listening to music and how we enjoy it is different so we get different value from it. But talking of value, this is one reason I've never really gotten into digital music because it feels like you're paying for nothing really. I prefer to pay for an item, I can have and keep forever, not store on a computer that will get lost among the billion other albums in there. And in fairness, with digital releases, if you look you can find digital albums to download for free and you end up with the same thing (right?? As I'm not a big downloader myself you may be able to shed some light on the benefits of downloading releases over finding free versions) which is a handful of files on a computer, which to me are worthless, evidenced by the fact you can't really sell digital releases. Physical releases definitely have more monetary value and as for the collectors, some albums have very high values! I have albums myself that would go for over ยฃ100, and my mate has an album that typically is valued around ยฃ250 online.... So clearly there is a much higher value placed on the physical package than a handful of WAVs or whatever. But again a lot of people probably aren't bothered about that kind of thing these days.
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    But still, surely just including it all on the main DVD would have made more sense???
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    Oh wicked, I've always kind of liked these guys after seeing them but never enough to get everything they put out, so this is just what the Dr ordered.
  15. I'm all about the physical releases, I do have spotify for digital only stuff, stuff you can't really get on disc anymore and previewing otherwise interesting stuff. But yeah if I like something, will always buy it physically if possible. There are still a lot of people who like physicals, I know guys who literally have thousands of CDs or are vinyl only guys. But yeah, think it's slightly younger generations are consuming everything digitally these days. Or people who don't want their houses cluttered with thousands of CDs and Vinyls. But actually, I love looking through my CD racks looking for something to put on, sometimes you get that "man, haven't heard that in ages, will slap that on now!" have a look at the artwork and that, takes ya back. haha.
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