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Devin Townsend

Discussion in 'RC' started by Krilons Resa, Aug 27, 2008.

  1. Krilons Resa

    Krilons Resa High Infidelity

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    Okay, I have owned Terria for forever now and absolutely love it. Sadly though, it;s the only album I have ever checked out from him, besides SYL's City. I am thinking of getting Infinity or Ocean Machine - Biomech. Can I get some discussion por favor?

    I still say to this day that that mid part on Deep Peace is one of the greatest pieces of music EVER written. Simply mind-blowingly beautiful.
     
  2. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    If Terria blows you away, Ocean Machine - Biomech is a must. Very much in the same vein. Monstrous riffs with a very earthy mood, and reflective moments as well.

    Infinity is probably his most "quirky", to use your word, with an almost free form feel to it. It's not my favorite, but I do enjoy it.

    Ziltoid is just stupid fun. Not essential, but it does have some great moments.

    Synchestra, I'm sorry to say, is his worst. Very boring.

    Accelerated Evolution is another good one. Take the Terria feel, but just make the songs more basic.

    In short, stick with Terria, Ocean Machine, Infinity, and AE.
     
  3. Carabeu

    Carabeu Part Two

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    Yeah go with Ocean Machine. Then Infinity. Then Accelerated Evolution. Then Physicist. Then Synchestra. Then Ziltoid. You could skip Synchestra and go directly to Ziltoid.
     
  4. J.

    J. Old Fart

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    forgot Physicist. That's the heaviest of them all, sorta SYL-lite, but better. I really enjoy that one.
     
  5. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    Terria and Ocean Machine are the greatest pieces of music this guy has created. So go with Ocean Machine.


    Infinity and Accelerated Evolution come after

    Do not even bother with Synchestra...I myself never bothered to check out Ziltoid though
     
  6. Carabeu

    Carabeu Part Two

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    Ziltoid is an entertaining listen.
     
  7. TomAwesome

    TomAwesome I LIKE JUICE!

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    I say get Ocean Machine and Accelerated Evolution and go from there, though you really can't go wrong with any Devin Townsend or Strapping Young Lad album. The possible exception might be Ziltoid. It's a very fun and humorous album that really does merit giving a full listen, but it didn't stick with me the way that most DT albums or SYL albums like Alien ,City, and The New Black did.
     
  8. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    wtf



    edit - and you really can go wrong with Devin/SYL albums. Post City and SYL goes rapidly down the drain, same deal with his solo stuff. Post AE and stuff goes down hill.
     
  9. Chromatose

    Chromatose Squid pro quo

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    Cooked on Phonics
     
  10. Agalloch

    Agalloch The Purest of Doom

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    All Devin is worth checking out. I absolutely love Infinity and Terria. My two favorites. Ocean Machine is a close 3rd, and I also really like Ziltoid for some strange reason. Synchestra is the worst but all are worth checking out.
     
  11. Reign in Acai

    Reign in Acai Gnats before thy gums

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    Meh.


    SYL is cool live, but that's as far as my love extends.
     
  12. Dick Sirloin

    Dick Sirloin please... stay safe

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    1. Terria
    2. Ocean Machine
    3. Ziltoid
     
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    anyone ever check out Ki? he's got another one coming out next month.
     
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    Ki's a grower. I disliked it alot at first side for a couple of songs, but after a while I guess it's ok. I can't wait for the next one. Devin Townsend is my favorite musician, and what's up with all the Synchestra hate in here? My second fav definitely.
     
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    Dick Sirloin please... stay safe

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    Ki kinda sucks, but it does have some quality tracks such as "Coast" and "Winter." 6/10
     
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    Carabeu Part Two

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    Tried to listen to Synchestra again the other day and well, eh. I am putting "Vampolka" and "Vampira" on my Halloween party soundtrack though haha.

    Should mention that the Christine EP is worth having as well, because "Sit In The Mountain" is just about the best song ever.
     
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    You people are on crack. Synchestra has amazing songs on it. Mental Tan, Gaia, Pixillate, Judgement....talk about a series of perfect tracks. Basically take out tracks 4-6 and every other track is amazing. I'd still put it behind Ocean Machine, Terria and Infinity (maybe this one) though, but that's not saying much. Ziltoid is pretty lame lame. AE and Physicist are good, but I never find myself reaching for them when in the mood for Devin Townsend.
     
  18. Climb Thar Hill

    Climb Thar Hill not family oriented

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    Listen to everything up to Accelerated Evolution. Then consider yourself done.
     
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    Addicted sounds like it will be pretty cool. And you'd be doing yourself a disservice skipping Synchestra. Also, you probably want to avoid Devlab and Hummer- long, drawn out ambient material.
     
  20. WhiteBeastofWotan

    WhiteBeastofWotan Apostitutes!

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    I'm super looking forward to Addicted.
     

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