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Shobaleader One - 'Elektrac' new album - Listen to 'Journey to Reedham'
Warp - March 10, 2017


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Posted 10 March 2017 - 07:24 PM

Lol easy cowboy was just askin!

Hey, this is the one out of 100 post where I was genuinely trying not to be a cunt... Just stating facts. Is it the "that's how it is" that seems agressive?

Back on topic, just gave the album a first listen and there's not many surprises to it, having watched the live vids and all, but it's still as good as I expected. Dunno if I'll keep coming back to this album as much as I did the last few SP albums

another album warp have soured by endless onslaught of 'here is the next best thing you need in your life' online marketing and teasing. huh!! who woulda thought !!

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Posted 11 March 2017 - 09:19 AM

Poor Tom, he really got middle aged. 



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 11:38 AM

I've listened to a few songs, won't form a full opinion yet. 

 

But initially I'm finding it hard to listen to a new "version" of tracks when I have such fond memories of the originals, the little differences between these new takes and the originals are jarring.

 

Maybe something I need to listen to several times before I can appreciate them for what they are.

 

That said, the band itself is obviously really talented, at least to my ears. Wonder if it would have been better for them to create new tracks rather than visit his classics.


Edited by Bulk VanderHooj, 11 March 2017 - 11:38 AM.


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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:11 PM

market analysis shows a 8% increase in sales of live albums if they are a double disc. manufacturers can produce a double disc for only 5% more cost



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 12:13 PM

currently listening, enjoying so far.



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:42 PM

Guys what is a borb



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 02:43 PM

as in Time Borb



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:49 PM

Funny how they just now put out a track when just yesterday I was looking to see if there was any new info... N̶e̶a̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶w̶o̶r̶k̶,̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶'̶t̶ ̶w̶a̶i̶t̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶o̶r̶d̶!̶

 

 

way better!

 

Well, the new Shobaleader track is ruined now.

Wow this is amazing! The VIBES!!!



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Posted 11 March 2017 - 05:05 PM

as in Time Borb


would that this borb were a time borb

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:20 AM

I really was expecting worse from that album. Surprised myself feet-tapping and head-nodding much more than expected, especially during the most killer tracks - Don't Go Plastic, E8 Boogie...The ones where I can hear them having fun and taking some risks/liberties.

 

Some disappointments as well, most notably Iambic 5 Poetry which, without being awful, doesn't do any justice to the original version imo. Don't have that problem with other tracks as well because I'm taking it for what it is : a live album. What matters to me on such records is the energy I can feel coming from it, and I definitely feel a LOT of energy in this set :)



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:23 AM

I've listened to a few songs, won't form a full opinion yet. 

 

But initially I'm finding it hard to listen to a new "version" of tracks when I have such fond memories of the originals, the little differences between these new takes and the originals are jarring.

 

Maybe something I need to listen to several times before I can appreciate them for what they are.

 

That said, the band itself is obviously really talented, at least to my ears. Wonder if it would have been better for them to create new tracks rather than visit his classics.

Listened more last night and was quite happy, really enjoyed most of the tracks. I particularly thought Squarepusher Theme and Coopers World were done quite nicely.

 

I wasn't so happy with Deep Fried Pizza, but then again that's one of my favorite SP tracks so it's hard to live up to my expectations there. 

 

Overall quite a nice release in my books, nice to have a little throwback to some of the classics. That drummer is f'en insane. 


Edited by Bulk VanderHooj, 12 March 2017 - 10:26 AM.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:44 AM

Hot takes ahead but .... Based on the two tracks we've heard so far to me it seems like it'd be a bloody great thing to see/hear live (or if you have seen live previously as a momento) but personally on CD/Vinyl hearing it fresh it comes across more like 'Here's songs you have already but recorded in a way that don't sound as good as the originals'

 

I have yet to buy this record because of this. As big of a Squarepusher fan as I am and as much as I loved d'Demonstrator, I can't get excited for this one. I really wanted new music, and I don't quite understand the point of this album. He made a great original album using the Shobaleader name before. Why not make another original record now that you actually have a band?

 

Will purchase soon.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:05 PM

maybe it's just a boring concert album



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:16 PM

pretty boring yeah.

 

Joined the long ranks today of albums deleted after one listen to make more room on phone



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:49 PM

pretty boring yeah.

 

Joined the long ranks today of albums deleted after one listen to make more room on phone

calls this boring*

 

gives accolades to merzbow*

 

:cisfor:

 

 

 

musical tastes innit?


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:17 PM



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:23 PM

You'll spare this one the pond eh stevie?



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:27 PM

I will, I spose'.(the pond is frozen man, it's winter in Canadia-land!)

 

I get it, it's a rehash of old ideas so I can see how that'd be boring for some. I'm still appreciative of it though. There are things happening here...manual dexterity, a physicality to it etc etc...I think it's a pretty solid band (especially the drummer).

 

I'd prefer if they had made brand new tracks rather than doing these classics though.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 04:38 PM

maybe this would've worked better as a film than as an album

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 06:14 PM

split across 2xBlu-ray discs for no reason.



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 10:38 PM

split across 2xBlu-ray discs for no reason.

yeah, that's def a weird decision to split it across 2 cds =/ dafuq



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Posted 12 March 2017 - 11:35 PM

 

way better!

 

Well, the new Shobaleader track is ruined now.

 

No kidding, that was amazing!... That drummer is on-fucking-point. 



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:31 AM

Listened to this a bunch of times over the weekend, it's great.



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Posted 13 March 2017 - 05:38 AM

anyone have that youtube vid of the 3piece band (asian dudes i remember) close quarters, playing Squarepusher Theme ? 

kind of loved that.