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Old 11-29-2009, 07:20 PM   #441
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this might just be my favourite album of 09.

can anyone explain to me what exactly zaireeka was? four discs with one song on them each to be played simultaenously?
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:27 PM   #442
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Four discs with bits and pieces of several songs to be played simultaneously on four CD players, an extension of their parking garage experiments. I mean, it's a cool idea and everything, just really, really impracticle. I don't know anyone who's ever done it. You can find mp3s of the entire album with all four tracks mixed together though. There are actually good songs there.

Hey, Cass, I think the vinyl of Embryonic comes out Tuesday.
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Four discs, all to be played simultaneously, yes. They weren't, though, four discs with individual songs; instead, they were different tracks of the mix. Sometimes, one disc would have bass, one guitar, one drums, and one synth, whereas sometimes two discs would be quiet, while the other two did all the work. It was all over the place, in that regard. Very interesting, very interactive, and (in my opinion) a lot more fun to think about that to listen to. Have had it for like six or seven years, at this point, and have only bothered going through all the rigmarole three or four times. I just didn't enjoy the record, all that much. C'est la vie.
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I mean, it's a cool idea and everything, just really, really impracticle. I don't know anyone who's ever done it.

Hey, Cass, I think the vinyl of Embryonic comes out Tuesday.
I do (haven't had the opportunity to do so myself yet) and he said it was pretty cool. What I find really awesome about it is the infinite possibilities for small changes due to pushing play at different times, altering the positions of the CD players, etc. And, yes, there are some good songs on there, "Riding to Work in the Year 2025 (You're Invisible Now)" is simply sublime.

Fuck yeah! Now, to scrap up $25 for that bad boy...I think I still have that coupon to the Fetus around here somewhere that I was planning on using toward it, considering it'd be a terribly fitting album to use it on.
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:36 PM   #445
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I just didn't enjoy the record, all that much. C'est la vie.
I can agree with that. Relative to the albums around it (Transmissions, Clouds, Soft Bulletin, Yoshimi), the songs themselves don't really stand up.

Still an innovative and fun concept though. Wouldn't expect any less of the Flaming Lips.
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i was stunned to found out how old they are/how long they've been around. i thought they began mid-to-late 90s.

any word on the dark side of the moon project? i really hope this sees the light of day...
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:18 PM   #447
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Funny you should ask about the Dark Side thing:



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Last month, we reported that the Flaming Lips were planning to pay tribute to their psych-rock forebears by covering Pink Floyd's dorm-room classic Dark Side of the Moon in its entirety, probably as an iTunes-only release. The Lips' version, a collaboration with the band Stardeath and White Dwarfs (which includes Wayne Coyne's nephew Dennis Coyne as a member), is set to include appearances from Henry Rollins and Peaches. We still don't have any details about the release of the Lips' Dark Side, but we now know that the Lips are planning to cover the whole album live on New Year's Eve. (Thanks to Ryan Jordal for the tip!)

That trippy image you see above is the flier for the Lips' New Years Eve Freakout, which the band recently posted on their website. The December 31 show will go down at the Cox Center in the Lips' hometown of Oklahoma City, and it'll also feature Stardeath and White Dwarfs. Near the bottom of the flier, you'll note this great little promise: "Starting at midnight: A special performance of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon." If you live anywhere near Oklahoma City, you now have your NYE plans figured out.


"All humans are urged to attend," says the flier. All the robots and super-intelligent gorillas in the Lips' fanbase must be feeling pretty dejected right now.
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Peaches is the thing that all nightmares are made of. Yikes.
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I actually got hit in the eye by a pick she threw out in 2006. I went to the VD clinic immediately.
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oh my FUCKING god. i saw that on the website, but couldn't make it out.

are any of you going? man i wish i could go to that. but alas i'll be getting drunk here, at a festival, watching empire of the sun play, trying to get laid.
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I actually got hit in the eye by a pick she threw out in 2006. I went to the VD clinic immediately.
That still doesn't explain where the crabs came from.
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Music Video: In Studio - Watch Music Videos

in amongst the clips is the lips in studio covering Eclipse.

i hope they transform the rest of it a lot better than that...
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Finally got my Embryonic vinyl. The yellow and blue discs are beautiful, but they're a little thin. Would've liked 180g, but I'm not going to complain.

Now I'm finally going to be able to sit down and get acquainted with this album.
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I can only imagine how The Birth of Lance on the cover looks in the larger format.
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Wow. The only thing missing there is instructions to attach the ornament to your xmas tree with a bloody wire hanger.
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Not only does the fetus make you smarter, but it also makes you more likely to view hentai porn.
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I'm listening to this for the first time now. I BEST BE PREPARED.
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I'm listening to this for the first time now. I BEST BE PREPARED.
You'd best be prepared to give Embryonic a few plays. Not simply because it's necessary to truly appreciate the sonic depth of the album, but because of how hooked you'll be by its atmosphere and its way with making seriously dark, heavy shit a lot of fun.

Second half is stronger than the first, so if you find it a bit tiring at first, hang in there.
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I'm not a big Flaming Lips fan: most of the albums I've heard have seemed spotty. Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi were pretty good, but I wasn't a big fan of Mystics or Transmissions.

I'm digging this, though. It seems more consistent than I'm used to hearing from them.
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