Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Sept 14, 2012 21:22:30 GMT -5
Can't do "The Pooka sings" but we're gonna play a 'blistering set'. Five new songs I think? There's a song called "The riverbed" that you might like it is very loud and distorted but in a soothing beautiful way. Feel free to tape it, we played a similar set in Norway and Eno said "that was the most fabulous performance I've seen in many, many years" soooo just saying, new songs good, tape away, I don't care.
Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Sept 14, 2012 21:26:48 GMT -5
The feedback we've been getting re: live show, in the few we've done in public and the few we've done for friends, is as follows. Old songs sound exploded like "you set Heartland on fire and a phoenix emerges" - Kevin. New songs sound "better than your old songs, like, kill them dead." - Ben.
I'm adding a lot of blue notes to the melodies now, lots of deliberately dissonant additions and subtractions. Lots of repetition and lots of repetition. I dunno, I'm really happy with how things are going so far and just wish I was a faster worker. I work long hours but make so many revisions that things just take a while with my own album-- in contrast to arrangements for others where I can just dish and dish. The new songs are very repetitious, did I mention that? They are, very.
Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Sept 14, 2012 21:32:29 GMT -5
Oh yeah, and whoever was like "you're gonna change them lyrics" to the song "Conflict reigns", well, they were right, I didn't just change the lyrics but I even added a chorus. And the song is now called "In conflict". I'd have given it a 7/10 before but now it's a definite 8.
Actual song titles are fluctuating but right now we're playing "Soldier's rock", "Infernal fantasy", "The sky behind the flag", "The riverbed", "The secret seven" and "In conflict". We're getting close to being able to play "Bridle and bit" but it's got a tricky melody + violin part that I haven't mastered. The other song is "Baiting the drones" and it's gonna be great on record but live it's not happening just yet. There are some solo tunes as well, "Song for five or six" is one but it's coy and not yet as solid as say "Scandal". "Vengeance" is another. There's a few songs that are so good with the orchestra but I have no idea how to play them live. This will be a good record.
Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Sept 15, 2012 6:27:39 GMT -5
The smaller release was a film score I wrote, but unfortunately the film has been held up and I won't be releasing it before the album. The album will be out next year (w/tour and singles and whatever)
In reference to your tweet about if it was acceptable to rhyme "triple sec" and "turtleneck" I'm so glad you did it. Thank you for keeping us in the loop (ha) about song development! I am beyond excited for all the new stuff
That set was absolutely incredible! I didn't manage to nab one of the physical setlists but there seemed to be some variations from it regardless. This is what I managed to get down
Scandal At The Parkade [setlist said Butcher] In Conflict Midnight Directives Soldier's Rock [setlist said Dog] Tryst with Mephistopheles Infernal Fantasy Riverbed [this and infernal fantasy were switched on the setlist but the lyrics confirm the order] This Is The Dream Of Win and Regine Lewis Takes Off His Shirt The Great Elsewhere -- E is For Estranged The Man With No Ankles
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Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Sept 16, 2012 19:49:12 GMT -5
If I looked a little haggard, it's because I was/am suffering from a bout of minor (but ongoing) food poisoning. Losing a little weight as a result, need a nap and have a fever after every meal. Weirdly fully functional at all other times. Supercrawl was superfun thanks for coming.