I really like "Song for NGC 6397" as well, but that's just my astronomical obsession flaring up. Maybe "To You, in 4 Billion Years," although that might be too romantic.
I can't wait to hear the album, but I also can wait to hear the album. Obviously, a lot of things have to take precedence (so sorry about Pat's mother). Nonetheless, these updates all sound excellent (great lyrics and great synths are important!), and I'm always down to dance to depression.
Good suggestions! No misinterpretations here, no one is more frustrated with late albums than I am. But there are other reasons, too. Pat's mom got cancer last year. She decided to fight and Pat's an only child so he had to take care of her. I'm glad she did, we had an awesome year. But she died and that was tough. I've been depressed, too. The album is kind of about that: depression. But not in a dark, wallowy way. Celebration of the beauty of mental instability. Glorious manic state, etc.
I'm sorry as well to hear about Patrick's mum. this must've been an incredibly tough year for you in many ways. I've been dealing with depression for a number of years, and I can understand seeing the beauty in it... the capability of the mind to produce such a variety of emotions and states. the lyrics in Riverbed immediately resonated with me; it shows a different side of you that's never been so explicitly illustrated in your lyrics. I'm already so inspired by this album, so thank you.
Sorry to hear about all this sadness; As with all instances of their (mis)use, the intended feeling behind typed words on the internet and the actual feeling received by their recipient is often reversed, so this may provoke a lower net-feeling shift than a hateful tweet. But genuine condolences to Superpat, and I hope all else's well soon.
If we're going for something astronomical, I'm here to present a case for comets. They're rad because they're like space-boomerangs, in that they have these preposterous almost-collision orbits and then they get absolutely wanged out into the beyond again (before slowing right down). But they (nearly) always come back.
And also, the interesting thing to remember about comets is that they (like most of us (I'm really tanned after Glastonbury)) only look great in the presence of another, the sun, as it's the solar wind chipping off ice and gas that makes them glow. Because of this, they always 'point' inward, back towards the sun, even when they are travelling away, and so on their return journey to the cold void of the Oort Cloud (or as I call it 'Stoke-on-Trent, south of Manchester, England') they're still 'facing' back the way they've come.
And just sometimes, they travel on a perfect hyperbolic curve, and are NEVER SEEN AGAIN.
I don't know guys I just really like comets. I'm trying to think of something punny. Yay, Oct 28th!
Post by Owen from Final Fantasy on Jul 15, 2013 19:23:24 GMT -5
I'm sticking with "Bridle & Bit"! Thanks for your well-wishes. Colin Bergh will be doing the art and layout again (he rules)
I can say that the fourteen songs listed on the In Conflict sticky ("--->" and "In Conflict" are two tracks, the former is instrumental) are likely the maximum number of songs on the album. We may cut a track or two for vinyl length, or if a track is deemed cut-worthy-- the album is 55 minutes right now so it could use some paring. The album has already been pared down from twenty tracks. Which was pared down from thirty demos. I had a long gestation time with this record, long tours and then a lot of "getting the band prepared".
Watch out! It seems as though it is about to rush into the darkness where you are sitting and reduce you to a mangled sack of skin, full of crumpled flesh and splintered bones, and destroy this hall and this building, so full of wine, women, music and vice, and transform it into fragments and into dust. But this, too, is merely a train of shadows.