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Sorry for little derailing but since I don’t really care for resurrecting an old thread (rules etc.) or - god forbid -create a new one I thought to ask here if anyone has heard anything about new Bola? It has been little confusing with Ambrosia 2010->I’m retired/well no I’m not->New music 2013/Still nothing…. goddamn take your finger off the light switch! Shame that Oscillik is taking a breather from WATMM since he seemed to always have a clue of what skam was up to.

 

 

 

 

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Looks like he's in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

No but seriously he's been avoiding answering that question it seems. Ambrosia has never been mentioned again, I asked about it on his facebook page a while back I think (when he announced that something new was about to be produced and released) and he usually replies to his comments, but never about Ambrosia. Maybe he has writer's block or something.

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Sorry for little derailing but since I don’t really care for resurrecting an old thread (rules etc.) or - god forbid -create a new one I thought to ask here if anyone has heard anything about new Bola? It has been little confusing with Ambrosia 2010->I’m retired/well no I’m not->New music 2013/Still nothing…. goddamn take your finger off the light switch! Shame that Oscillik is taking a breather from WATMM since he seemed to always have a clue of what skam was up to.

 

 

 

 

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Looks like he's in Japan.

 

 

 

 

 

No but seriously he's been avoiding answering that question it seems. Ambrosia has never been mentioned again, I asked about it on his facebook page a while back I think (when he announced that something new was about to be produced and released) and he usually replies to his comments, but never about Ambrosia. Maybe he has writer's block or something.

 

It was quite a shot in the dark since I guess there would've been something mentioned here if there were any actual news. He seemed somewhat confident though that he was going to release something last year. New Bola release would be adequate since nearly all IDM heavyweights have been crawling from their holes in the last two years. Thinking BOC, Ziq, Aphex, Arovane etc. Well I hope he's having a jolly good time in Japan. Thanks anyway!

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Persistence Of Vision is much more coherent and more of an solid album whereas TROG is like a bunch of great tracks thrown together.

 

Funny how tastes can differ on already a pretty specific subject; I feel exactly opposite.

I think most tracks from Persistence are very strong individually, with more character of their own than anything on TROG, but that they don't really "stick" to each other when thrown together. What I perhaps love most about Trademark is that it feels like one continuous coherent experience of deranged taped channel surfing.

 

I think the new album always loses me around Tracking The Moon Beast. That track is just too heavy and messy for me, without actually going anywhere unexpected. It recycles and exaggarates the type of insanity that he'd already perfected with Death dimension. The track is somehow not as fresh as the rest of the album and maybe makes it more difficult for me to digest the second half of the record.

I can imagine if I just skip that one track that I'd love Persistence even more than TROG.

 

Oh, and I haven't listened to Persistence of Vision at night yet. I cannot fully judge any VHS Head release without having listened to it after dusk.

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Persistence Of Vision is much more coherent and more of an solid album whereas TROG is like a bunch of great tracks thrown together.

 

I think the new album always loses me around Tracking The Moon Beast. That track is just too heavy and messy for me, without actually going anywhere unexpected. It recycles and exaggarates the type of insanity that he'd already perfected with Death dimension. The track is somehow not as fresh as the rest of the album and maybe makes it more difficult for me to digest the second half of the record.

I can imagine if I just skip that one track that I'd love Persistence even more than TROG.

 

You sir, don’t even dare to think skipping it :sad:. Tracking The Moon Beast is one of the stand-out tracks for me. I guess I love it for the same reasons why you are hating it. But yep, tastes differ. Maybe I was too harsh on TROG in my original post anyway. The beginning tracks do flow nicely together but it does begin to fall apart somewhere in the middle of the album. I really didn’t pay that much attention to it before POV so it’s more of a matter of context. Like I said TROG has a bunch of great tracks and at the end of the day that is what really counts. :closedeyes:

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Persistence Of Vision is much more coherent and more of an solid album whereas TROG is like a bunch of great tracks thrown together.

 

Funny how tastes can differ on already a pretty specific subject; I feel exactly opposite.

I think most tracks from Persistence are very strong individually, with more character of their own than anything on TROG, but that they don't really "stick" to each other when thrown together. What I perhaps love most about Trademark is that it feels like one continuous coherent experience of deranged taped channel surfing.

 

I think the new album always loses me around Tracking The Moon Beast. That track is just too heavy and messy for me, without actually going anywhere unexpected. It recycles and exaggarates the type of insanity that he'd already perfected with Death dimension. The track is somehow not as fresh as the rest of the album and maybe makes it more difficult for me to digest the second half of the record.

I can imagine if I just skip that one track that I'd love Persistence even more than TROG.

 

that's my experience too. i listened to TROG a lot, over headphones , late at night, eyes closed, and i still can't tell a lot of the tracks apart - not because they aren't memorable or different from each other (they bloody well are!), but because i still don't know where some of them begin or end (with obvious exceptions like brain damaged, etc.), the album just has such an amazing flow to it!!

 

nevertheless i like POV just as much, atm even better - and tracks like tracking the moon beast are part of the attraction, because here vhs head doesn't stop at borrowing a certain sound palette, he actually takes the whole package, melodics, harmonics, rhythm and all, and twists it to his goals. in a way i have to agree, it's one of the less brilliant tracks on the album. but please, sir, don't skip it!!

 

i wonder if rdj can actually push this album off the top of my favourites of 2014. it's sooo good.

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Fuck me, that bleep mix is immense!

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Keep telling yourself...this can't happen

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Never really noticed the bleep mix. Giving it a whirl and it's great so far and neat that there's the video for that one track in it that Kaini just posted.

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yeah. i saw VHS Head post it on facebook. and the video on youtube has links to bandcamp, his twitter etc.

i was flipping out thinking it was a new song and maybe an EP or something was coming. then it clicked it was from the Bleep Mix. :dadjoke: !!

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We were spoiled by the Bleep mix, it's great.

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thanks for posting the video, kaini!! i keep forgetting vhs head is a talented video artist as well, although i like his abstract / glitchy type stuff more which has something genuinely nightmarish to it. this one is a nice diversion though and seems a bit more silly which isn't a bad thing at all. :happy:

 

btw if he is still working as a builder during the day his nights must be loooong... :catsalute:

 

oh yeah, and the bleep mix is asia argento's tits! :catbed:

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I'm pissed at myself for not having explored VHS Head sooner.

Anyway, this is my top choon a.t.m., from PoV
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Nighttime listening worked its magic. Camera Eyes at midnight made me want to watch Street Trash INSTANTLY.

 

Bleep Mix is my current nightly-city-stroll soundtrack and it, too, is as effective as I could ever hope. I now feel like the album is more feature film score-ish while the mix has more of a tv-vibe, but that may be just an impression.

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yeah i dont know, when i finally got the bleep mix i tried listening a few times but couldnt really get into it. seems to be too many segments taken from films straight, and i do think that could be a cool thing itself, but not so much, for me, in this particular case.

 

the album on the other hand is amazing

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yeah i dont know, when i finally got the bleep mix i tried listening a few times but couldnt really get into it. seems to be too many segments taken from films straight, and i do think that could be a cool thing itself, but not so much, for me, in this particular case.

 

the album on the other hand is amazing

 

the methlab mix is another one that's worth checking out (if you haven't already). lots of unique tracks, has a different flow to the bleep mix.

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^ +1 on the Methlab Mix, some of my favorite VHS on dere, lots of excellent unreleased choonage. Only 1 film extract on there too (and only a short intermission at that).

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^ +1 on the Methlab Mix, some of my favorite VHS on dere, lots of excellent unreleased choonage. Only 1 film extract on there too (and only a short intermission at that).

There's a couple I think, God Told Me To, Last House On The Left

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the methlab mix is another one that's worth checking out (if you haven't already). lots of unique tracks, has a different flow to the bleep mix.

my god, this is sooo good!

 

this man needs a blu ray player. i love his musics, but i fear for his health if he keeps knocking out tunes like that. all these saturated pads...

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Yeah the Bleep mix is great. I sometimes like it more than Persistance

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Wow, the downbeat one with the anime video is just lovely !

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Wow, the downbeat one with the anime video is just lovely !

 

That sequence is from Angel's Egg. Amazingly surreal animation work, I'd urge everyone to check it out.

 

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