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Nah, you're a wee child who can't wait for official release. Embarrassing. Shove your privilege. 

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u need the digital vinyls to listen to the music always m9 otherwise u a bad person

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Anyways yeah - very sorry my post was so triggering to anyone. The album is great, still my fav of his in a long ass time. Hope everyone that purchased it and is noble enough to wait until the official release date has their expectations met. I for one have a lot of extremely shitty things going on in my personal life and the reprieve/relief of a new pusher album that I paid for even though not officially released was too tempting to pass by. 

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7 hours ago, Hugh Mughnus said:

sorry for my technical ignorance... But is what we’re hearing a result of something in the production process or is it post production? I guess what I’m asking is, how/why does it sound like that exactly?

Who knows, other than pusher is clearly intending for it to sound this way if he's signing off on the masters.

What is weird to me is we've got 2 albums back to back - first the marketing hype is "tom spent 15 years developing his own bespoke software so he can make these entire tracks in the box", second is "tom digs out his bewildering array of analogue and digital hardware that defined his sound in the 90s". What is even the point of making that distinction if functionally they sound exactly the same?

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^ exactly. also who cares what modus operandi went into the making of an album if the album sucks hehehe

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16 hours ago, Amen Warrior said:

What is even the point of making that distinction if functionally they sound exactly the same?

they don't though.

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8 minutes ago, caze said:

they don't though.

It’s def a lot less harsh on my ears compared to the last couple albums. 

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32 minutes ago, caze said:
17 hours ago, Amen Warrior said:

What is even the point of making that distinction if functionally they sound exactly the same?

they don't though.

I agree on the music.. or are we talking specifically about the mastering and compression of the thing? 

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discussions about mastering and compression don't interest me in the slightest, it's boring minutiae that has very little impact on anything afaic. the new album sounds very different from the previous albums in terms of melody, harmony and tone, there's a good bit of similarity to Damogen in terms of compositional structure though (which is a good thing for me as I loved that album, especially that aspect of it).

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isnt he using a digital desk - euphonics or something? Might have an impact

yea the compression is quite sharp / brittle

still amazing though

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"Yeah sex is great and all but have you ever tried discussing mastering and compression on WATMM ?"

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2 hours ago, Stock said:

"Yeah sex is great and all but have you ever tried discussing mastering and compression on WATMM ?"

Do both at the same time to unlock expert level IDM

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WHAT FOR IT MEAN TO BE UP A HELLO?!!?1

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12 hours ago, MIXL2 said:

I agree on the music.. or are we talking specifically about the mastering and compression of the thing? 

Both the music and the mastering, loads of tracks are basically interchangeable with damogen furies imo. Nervelevers could easily swap with kwang bass etc.

Dunno why he/warp has to pretend he rewrote the rulebook every time he releases an album.

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Mixing/mastering I agree with but the arrangement etc on this is way diff than Damaged furries. In every sense of the word/s I feel like this is a far better album. Drum work, spazzy acid lines etc is reminiscent of his older stuff for sure. 

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1 hour ago, Amen Warrior said:

Both the music and the mastering, loads of tracks are basically interchangeable with damogen furies imo. Nervelevers could easily swap with kwang bass etc.

hmm I'm gonna need to to relisten to damogen furies.. didn't feel the interchangeability at all on first listen esp w the beatless tracks on this. but u might be right that the other tracks have a similar feel

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1 hour ago, Amen Warrior said:

Both the music and the mastering, loads of tracks are basically interchangeable with damogen furies imo. Nervelevers could easily swap with kwang bass etc.

Dunno why he/warp has to pretend he rewrote the rulebook every time he releases an album.

The first two tracks don't sound like it, speedcrank sounds like some 90s shit. Nervelevers sounds most like the damogen or whatever but I almost feel like he sampled one of his tracks from 5-8 years ago and remixed it with the 54 cymru beats break. Vortrack also sounds a bit like ufabulum or damogen style, but even that one ends up pretty awesome. Terminal Slam and Mekrev have a similar vibe synth wise to some of his more recent albums, but they sound, far, far more evolved from his last couple albums, a lot different IMO. Terminal slam and mekrev are also my favorite tracks, along with speedcrank. I think he uses certain synths /patches a lot ( a lot of these synths sound like that modern bass guitar track). mastering-wise I think this sounds way less flat than the past couple albums, breath of fresh air, better sounding IMO.

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On 1/18/2020 at 11:57 PM, Hugh Mughnus said:

As much as I'm enjoying this alboom - I'm gradually finding some criticisms. Of course. lol.

Is it just me or is it compressed AF?.... Just do a side by side comparison between a track or two from the album, alongside something ubiquitous; play it beside something like Syro, or Bon Jovi for all I care. 

There is something seriously off with the mixing/mastering on this. Disclaimer - I'm saying this as a massive SP fan, Phudo level fanboy even.

 

This sounds better mastered than Syro, Ufabulum, and Damogen to me. I really don't like the syro mastering. The distortion profile actually sounds phat and warm on this one, his last two albums were harsh and flat and awful sounding IMO. This one breaths, you can hear drum transients and all the layers of sound much better. Both on speakers and headphones it sounds great (to me). I tried putting on some other music (venetian snares chocolate wheelchair album) and got bored and wished I was listening to squarepusher album because it sounds so good. I think even like it more than hard normal daddy mastering or go plastic mastering (which is really harsh and odd IMO, the high end is real freaky, but still excellent). Maybe tied with venus 17 or ultravisitor (super dynamic but I like it a ton). I'm not an expert on mastering though so, purely subjective opinion here.

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does nts mix have non album tracks?

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18 minutes ago, very honest said:

does nts mix have non album tracks?

All of them are non album tracks

The only track that has been published from the mix is Vortrack Fracture remix

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27 minutes ago, thumbass said:
43 minutes ago, very honest said:

does nts mix have non album tracks?

All of them are non album tracks

The only track that has been published from the mix is Vortrack Fracture remix

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5 hours ago, Amen Warrior said:

Dunno why he/warp has to pretend he rewrote the rulebook every time he releases an album.

marketing innit

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Someone just asked me for music recommendations and I said BUAH...

Crossed my mind that its really only idm nerds that would appreciate the album given knowledge of his career and the whole idm context / mythology

 

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