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^ Yeah plus it's really hard to guess what's going to be a highlight for someone else w/ ae.

 

Apologies if this has already been posted:

 

https://www.allmusic.com/album/nts-sessions-mw0003187746

 

Also broken down into session-by-session reviews. Lovely.

 

Funny how nts sessions has literally gotten unanimous acclaim from the major music publications that have reviewed it, even though the same criticisms they threw at the last few albums (lack of editing/pacing, aimlessness) would--you'd think--appear to be exacerbated. I wonder if it's because a) the critics finally GET IT or b) only ae cult members like us are interested enough to actually write about this shit. I'm thinking it's probably more b...

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^ Yeah plus it's really hard to guess what's going to be a highlight for someone else w/ ae.

 

Apologies if this has already been posted:

 

https://www.allmusic.com/album/nts-sessions-mw0003187746

 

Also broken down into session-by-session reviews. Lovely.

 

Funny how nts sessions has literally gotten unanimous acclaim from the major music publications that have reviewed it, even though the same criticisms they threw at the last few albums (lack of editing/pacing, aimlessness) would--you'd think--appear to be exacerbated. I wonder if it's because a) the critics finally GET IT or b) only ae cult members like us are interested enough to actually write about this shit. I'm thinking it's probably more b...

I imagine it comes down to a few possible factors: some do actually enjoy it, some wish to appear to 'get' it, some are probably afraid to write negative reviews (or not permitted to write by editors, possibly) - particularly in regard to an 8 hour 'opus' by a long-running and adored duo that has generally received positive fan response. There's also a lot of diversity in NTS, so perhaps there's just enough for everyone to enjoy most of it. I love the whole lot, me. In any case, I always find it interesting to know how others view this music, regardless of whether I agree with them or not

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^ Yeah plus it's really hard to guess what's going to be a highlight for someone else w/ ae.

 

Apologies if this has already been posted:

 

https://www.allmusic.com/album/nts-sessions-mw0003187746

 

Also broken down into session-by-session reviews. Lovely.

 

Funny how nts sessions has literally gotten unanimous acclaim from the major music publications that have reviewed it, even though the same criticisms they threw at the last few albums (lack of editing/pacing, aimlessness) would--you'd think--appear to be exacerbated. I wonder if it's because a) the critics finally GET IT or b) only ae cult members like us are interested enough to actually write about this shit. I'm thinking it's probably more b...

I imagine it comes down to a few possible factors: some do actually enjoy it, some wish to appear to 'get' it, some are probably afraid to write negative reviews (or not permitted to write by editors, possibly) - particularly in regard to an 8 hour 'opus' by a long-running and adored duo that has generally received positive fan response. There's also a lot of diversity in NTS, so perhaps there's just enough for everyone to enjoy most of it. I love the whole lot, me. In any case, I always find it interesting to know how others view this music, regardless of whether I agree with them or not

 

Yeah I guess they are enough of a "legacy act" (at least by pop music standards) now that really negative reviews are unlikely. But still, that didn't stop Pitchfork from giving their last few albums low-ish scores, and lot of other reviewers from also decrying their supposed lack of editing ability. So I just find it kind of ironic that even though nts takes their approach on those albums to a ridiculous extreme, there's been total silence / acceptance on that front in all the reviews I've read.

 

Also, I think you're right that some people likely don't want to come across as not 'getting it'. I remember a bunch of reviews of elseq praising it for things like "subverting all notions of enjoyability or musicality" lol. Wish they would just admit they didn't like it instead of claiming to enjoy it on some super meta, postmodern level. :wacko:

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Not my snap as I had binned off my order for the Japanese CD edition, was a bit surplus to requirements other than being a fun curio (and no bonus track to be found). Turns out it doesn't come with a nice chunky obi strip after all, just a sticker to denote its non-domestic status. I even suspect with the placement of that sticker that it's just a rebagged copy of the domestic release anyway... so no great loss.

 

Confirmed my suspicions:

 

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No evidence of a unique Beat Records ID which is usually found on Japanese Warp releases. Looks like Warp just shipped 500 copies over to bag and slap stickers on.

 

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At least they threw in a liner notes booklet...

 

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I'm just in awe at the sheer size of it!

 

OkBV7Cq.jpg

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That's quite the auto churee collection you got there !

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I'm just in awe at the sheer size of it!

 

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Cavity Job on vinyl and Amber on cassette... hmmm <3

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I realise it's gone through the translate grinder, but loffle regardless:

 

"Is it true that you once broke a trailer with the Boards Of Canada just to steal some champagne? 
 
Rob: True!
 
Sean: It was a festival in Germany that had been canceled due to bad weather. There was mud everywhere, so we found ourselves segregated backstage, with no chance to play and above all without alcohol. They did not want to bring us a drink, okay? So we attacked the beverage caravan. I was stressed, I wanted a fucking drink and these were the assholes of the festival. I stole a bowl of champagne, for everyone's happiness. They kept her locked up for some kind of rapper. But since no one showed up, they were hoping to sell it, 'these assholes that not even the logistics had managed to manage.
 
Rob: And then comes the part of wrestling.
 
What part of wrestling? 
 
Sean: Do not listen to Rob, he says bullshit.
 
Rob: Let's say that after the theft there was a fight, which because of the mud seemed wrestling. I only remember the laughter."
 
 
 
*Beverage Caravan*  :beer:

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^thanks for linking that interview jd but holy fuck that RS site is a fucking trashfire. I'll wait 'til someone does all the hard work of translating it somewhere hopefully. :)

 

 

^ Yeah plus it's really hard to guess what's going to be a highlight for someone else w/ ae.

 

Apologies if this has already been posted:

 

https://www.allmusic.com/album/nts-sessions-mw0003187746

 

Also broken down into session-by-session reviews. Lovely.

 

Funny how nts sessions has literally gotten unanimous acclaim from the major music publications that have reviewed it, even though the same criticisms they threw at the last few albums (lack of editing/pacing, aimlessness) would--you'd think--appear to be exacerbated. I wonder if it's because a) the critics finally GET IT or b) only ae cult members like us are interested enough to actually write about this shit. I'm thinking it's probably more b...

I imagine it comes down to a few possible factors: some do actually enjoy it, some wish to appear to 'get' it, some are probably afraid to write negative reviews (or not permitted to write by editors, possibly) - particularly in regard to an 8 hour 'opus' by a long-running and adored duo that has generally received positive fan response. There's also a lot of diversity in NTS, so perhaps there's just enough for everyone to enjoy most of it. I love the whole lot, me. In any case, I always find it interesting to know how others view this music, regardless of whether I agree with them or not

A bit of that all yeah, mostly the diversity really helps NTS I'd guess. But imo the biggest difference is that NTS is just plain better than other recent stuff (except AE_LIVE releases). They talked about the sheer length of NTS allowing them to include the sorts of stuff they might not release otherwise, and from what I remember it was hinted that they sometimes leave off the less edgy/progressive/challenging tracks, but if they're including more stuff like that here on NTS (four of seven, clustro, dummy casual, etc) then that may account for the sessions having a little more appeal for reviewers? Sorta just guessing here.

 

I'm just in awe at the sheer size of it!

 

OkBV7Cq.jpg

goddamn. Draft cassette :) 

 

no steels Quaristice?? or is it just hiding in the stacks

 

 

listen to all 4 sessions, 1 at a time

agreed. even if it's sorta as background, that's literally what these sets were designed for. Just put on the 2 hour digital run and do some cleaning or cooking or reading.

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*Beverage Caravan*  :beer:

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goddamn. Draft cassette :) 

 

no steels Quaristice?? or is it just hiding in the stacks

 

 

No, alas, still got a long way to go! I'm especially looking forward to buy SplitRmx12, We R Are Why and MASK 500 (although this is one expensive beast) at the moment.

Edited by HenkMul

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'But always keep in mind that they do not command a dick.'

- Sean Booth

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Can anyone suggest some highlights from the 4 sessions? Or do you recommend just listening to it all start to finish in chunks? 

 

gonk steady one

six of eight

9 chr0

nineFly

all end

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Can anyone suggest some highlights from the 4 sessions? Or do you recommend just listening to it all start to finish in chunks?

gonk steady one

six of eight

9 chr0

nineFly

all end

All End tho?

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Can anyone suggest some highlights from the 4 sessions? Or do you recommend just listening to it all start to finish in chunks?

gonk steady one

six of eight

9 chr0

nineFly

all end

All End tho?

 

 

 

parameter asked for highlights from the 4 sessions. of nts4, all end is definitely a highlight. it's a different kind of listen than the other nts songs so it is difficult to compare, but it is fucking awesome.

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Can anyone suggest some highlights from the 4 sessions? Or do you recommend just listening to it all start to finish in chunks?

gonk steady one

six of eight

9 chr0

nineFly

all end

All End tho?

 

parameter asked for highlights from the 4 sessions. of nts4, all end is definitely a highlight. it's a different kind of listen than the other nts songs so it is difficult to compare, but it is fucking awesome.

Definitely not a highlight; shimripl casual or bust. Truth is I’ve never listened to more than 5 minutes of all end at a stretch, so there you go.

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Can anyone suggest some highlights from the 4 sessions? Or do you recommend just listening to it all start to finish in chunks?

gonk steady one

six of eight

9 chr0

nineFly

all end

What self respecting human would leave tt1pd off a list of highlights from NTS?!?!?

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Can anyone suggest some highlights from the 4 sessions? Or do you recommend just listening to it all start to finish in chunks?

gonk steady one

six of eight

9 chr0

nineFly

all end

What self respecting human would leave tt1pd off a list of highlights from NTS?!?!?

Or North Spiral??

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Also gonk tuf hi is clearly the superior gonk trak

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