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Old 10-30-2003, 04:35 PM   #1
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Have we talked about Notwist?

I dunno if maybe everyone has already been willfully converted, but their new album Neon Golden is a beautiful, beautiful thing. Very catchy, lovely singing, amazing blend of subtle electronics and organic instruments that sound strangely more organic than anything else.

Anyway, the album definately counts as the best thing to happen to me in the last week.

It's rather difficult to come across, not too much promotion behind it, but nonetheless... the critcs seem to like it. According to metacritic.com it is the 3rd most highly critically acclaimed album of the year.

Popmatters:
Neon Golden is one of the most exquisite electronic albums to come out in ages.

Dot Music:
A unique and beautiful work that will be returned to again and again. Definitely, already, an album of the year.

Splendid:
The Notwist can sculpt more emotional sounds and music into a compact and cutting four minutes than most can do in a career.

Drawer B:
Every single song is an hummable masterpiece of pop experimentation.

Dusted Magazine:
With Neon Golden, the Notwist have created a daring album full of different sounds and textures. While this might sound like a textbook post-rock album, it is without a doubt a record firmly anchored by its pop sensibilities.

Pitchfork:
A decade into their career, the Notwist have created a masterpiece by pulling the same trick they pulled on Shrink: mixing things that might not seem to fit together into a beautiful, seamless whole.


I recommend the songs Consequence, Trashing Days, Picking up the Phone, and Pilot.

You can't go wrong here... and I love these lyrics a lot:

You're the colour, you're the movement and the spin.
Could it stay with me the whole day long.
Fail with consequence, lose with eloquence and smile.
I'm not in this movie, I'm not in this song.
Never
Leave me paralyzed, love.
Leave me hypnotized, love.

But seriously folks, these guys are goooood. I'm just waiting for the related threads box when i post this to see if they have come up in conversation here before.
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I love Neon Golden, fabulous album, glad you mentioned it.....
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yay!

I sent two songs on it to a friend, and she ordered the album online the next day
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Old 11-02-2003, 10:21 PM   #4
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I just found out that the Canadian version has 3 extra tracks... that = exciting
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good stuff....
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they're only instrumentals though. I really enjoy the dudes voice, reminds me a lot of royksopp. The lichter EP is very nice, minimal almost classical sounding compositions. I haven't given Shrink much of a listen, but it's probably quite good as well. I just can't get over the fact that they used to be a heavy metal band
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I'll look into them.
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I'll look into them.
do it now!

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EP turned me on to them. I like.
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EP, is your FTP still up?
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its not up my friend, I no longer work for the isp I had that free space with, so.....it all went away a couple weeks ago, you should have luck on soulseek though....
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I find it most amusing that they used to be a heavy metal band
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My favourite song of the last week is Trashing Days, it's brilliant.

What's your fav song on the album, EP and Digi since you are the only people on the forum who give any inclination of liking them. Because of that I am going to award you some sort of prize, but I'm still working out the details.
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i don't let sleeping horses lie.
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I've downloaded one of their songs: 'One With the Freaks'

I like it. I plan on downloading more.
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