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Devin Townsend - Ki

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by Kushantaiidan, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. Crono101

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    I think Ki is awesome. I'm buying it and forcing it open friends as soon as it comes out. Devin Townsend always does something different, and he always is able to pull it off. Second listen right now, favorite songs so far are Gato, Terminal, Quiet Riot.
     
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    he wasnt kidding when he said this album has no gain. even the heavy parts are relatively clean compared to syl and his other solo works.
     
  3. Kushantaiidan

    Kushantaiidan SPASIBA AX.

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    So far i'm very dissapointed.. It sounds flat and amatuer. Gone is all the massive production, layering, awesome riffs, complex music..

    It's kinda like ass sordid demos 2 or something.. too much random noodling for no point...

    Im hoping i'll enjoy it more, but it just sounds... a bit wanky... but empty.. a bit too spacious. And not having gain has madfe dev lose his signature sound, and now sounds like some random noodling prog metal band or something...

    =(

    There's a few good moments, but... urgh...

    Gonna keep listening though until I like it. Not gonna dismiss it outright, because I've been listening to devin religiously for 12 years now.
     
  4. batmura

    batmura Sea of Tranquility

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    Does Devin play all instruments on this disc? Lots of electronics in there... Are the drums programmed?
     
  5. Wander

    Wander 10+2=6

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    ^Come on, do the drums in any way SOUND programmed? No. It's a drummer called Duris Maxwell. Apparently a jazz drummer of sort.

    And I like the album. Not yet sure just how much, but I am impressed.
     
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    Apparently alot of the songs are just them together in the studio jamming. Hold out for the next album, he said it would be heavily orchestral. And the third album, he said it would be the heaviest thing he's ever created. :)
     
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    Holy shit, this is a real subtle beauty, the title track is class.
     
  8. ArneZ

    ArneZ No rules in metal

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    good album, not great. Trainfire was an achievement in "S" class.
     
  9. Kushantaiidan

    Kushantaiidan SPASIBA AX.

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    A few of the songs are subtley creeping up on me.

    Hope the next couple of albums are good too. I still don't beleive him that he's gonna release that many albums in one year... but we shall see :)
     
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    Ki is a very good album. Shows the incredible musical talent that Devin Townsend has, he can compose any type of music he sets his mind to. Certainly, a departure from previous records, but for me, a very satisfying listen.
     
  11. Bleakest Harvest

    Bleakest Harvest \m/Misanthropic Hippy\m/

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    It has a nice atmosphere alright, and I think it'll take a few listens to properly sink in. A couple of the songs do sound kinda samey though, and tend to just repeat several sections over in quite a noticeable way.

    Btw, I much prefer this to Ziltoid, which I just couldn't stand. Dev is much better when he cans the ridiculous 'zany' humour and gets down to business. Ziltoid's lyrics read like they were composed by a bored 14 year old geek at the back of science class.
     
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    Sworn Enemy Hatebreeder

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    june 16 ppl... june 16th:Smokin::Smokin::Smokin:
     
  13. Alex78

    Alex78 Fretbuzz Virtuoso

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    not downloading :)
     
  14. Khayman666

    Khayman666 Lord of the tomb

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    I'm still digging the dialogue in ZTO. Maybe it appeals to the 14 year old dork I once was. I like that no matter what, you just can't take it seriously. Anyway, a metal album about a guitar wielding alien + coffee = :kickass: What more could you ask for in an album?

    I'm waiting to buy Ki. I hate downloading albums and having nothing new but artwork when I get my mits on the CD.
     
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    Having a listen now, and its exactly how he said it was going to be.
    Although i dont mind this record, some tracks do make me think, Wtf.
    But like devy said, (or just about said) this album is the start of things to come and a contrast album.
     
  16. Hox

    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    I would have sex with this album if I could. It's kinda what I expected - relaxing, slightly tense, but not too tense. A teaser for what is yet to come!
     
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    Do you think hes going to put all 4 albums out in the rest of this year,
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    a year from the release of KI?

    If ya get what i mean.
     
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    Just pre-ordered an autographed copy he's selling on ebay. :)
     
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    Hox Superiorly grim and kvlt

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    He said in the beginning that all four will be released this year, but later on it seems that the last album(the ambient one) might come out later on.
     
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    Thats just straight up coolness.
     

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