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#1 chemistry1973

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:03 PM

Dude's finally stretching out a bit. I know the fans are all "Signals" over it, but it's a well written catchy number.

The video seems deliberate in its simplicity and laid back approach.

Nice job.

https://youtu.be/K0g...GYk2klotEwRB78Q
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Posted 21 July 2017 - 04:40 PM

i have the Blu Ray on pre order, can't wait


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 05:44 PM

I'll listen to Signals until my ears bleed before I'll listen to Permanenting again and it's not because I'm a progophile (I'm not), it's because I don't like that song.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:25 PM

Holy shit... Steven Wilson smiles?!?!  :D Hahahaha!

That was poppy as all hell, but.... dare I say it - Catchy as fuk!  I don't want to like it, but I think I sorta, kinda do.  Dammit!!  :P :P


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#5 Three Eyes

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 01:33 AM

I like it. Catchy. It's close in spirit to '70s yacht rock. He seems to be channeling his inner Rundgren.


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#6 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 22 July 2017 - 02:02 AM

I could see that getting a remix and ending up a proper EDM song.  It fits into the sort of 70's dance revival that's going on lately (Coldplay, Chromeo, Jamiroquai, etc.)


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Posted 24 July 2017 - 11:34 PM

I'm really looking forward to listening to the album as a whole, when it's released next month. 


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#8 bartok

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Posted 25 July 2017 - 02:57 PM

Cultural appropriation.


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Posted 27 July 2017 - 09:59 PM

I'll listen to Signals until my ears bleed before I'll listen to Permanating again and it's not because I'm a progophile (I'm not), it's because I don't like that song.

 

Yeah. I don't like it at all. Maybe the rest of the album will be better


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#10 MrSkeptic

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 10:26 PM

The other couple of songs I've heard weren't much better to me.


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Posted 29 July 2017 - 06:28 PM

And the album has leaked.



#12 fast eddie

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Posted 15 August 2017 - 05:42 AM

It's cool, an instantly likeable pop song for me...


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Posted 17 August 2017 - 07:01 AM

Gave it half a listen. Sounds to me like ELO. I preferred the bhangra to the music.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:12 PM

I haven't had time to listen to it very much yet, but most of what I've heard so far seems reasonably agreeable. "Pariah" kind of stands out for me, but then Ninet pretty much kills whenever she guests on Steven's recordings.

 

After the talk of "making pop great again," though, I'm not sure most of this is what that description would lead you to expect, except for "Permanating." Most of this doesn't really feel like pop as such, at least in terms of something that would be really accessible to mainstream radio - to me it's more like conceptual rock again, just delivered in smaller bites and with the complexity of the song structures scaled back a little bit.


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#15 chemistry1973

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 06:35 PM

Really like it.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 09:26 PM

to me it's more like conceptual rock again, just delivered in smaller bites and with the complexity of the song structures scaled back a little bit.

 

Sounds like he should have called it "Permanating Waves" then.  B) 


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#17 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 27 August 2017 - 12:08 AM

 "Pariah" kind of stands out for me, but then Ninet pretty much kills whenever she guests on Steven's recordings.

The song, from composition to tone, makes me think of 80's Mike Oldfield (the poppy half of all the albums he put out then).
That's not a bad thing, in my estimation.






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