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Steven Wilson Solo album!!!

Discussion in 'Non-Opeth Music Chat' started by foodforthegods, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. in_my_time_of_disease

    in_my_time_of_disease Whipping Post

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    ^oH yah mi mom haz nuthinG on wilzon. It would be funny if rival mp3 player companies started using the footage of him shooting the ipods in their commercials.
     
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    Twelveby5 No Carrot For Hopefuls

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    It's around the bend. Anyways, I'm not an Apple evangelist nut MS Zune sucks monkey gonads.
     
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    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    lol!
     
  4. Cyrosis

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    You can't listen to DVD-A 5.1 on headphones, or on an mp3 player and get any kind of decent results I'm afraid. I think the pristine listening method is still a nice surround speaker setup.
     
  5. in_my_time_of_disease

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    Just listened to the full song "Get All You Deserve", the track from the 2nd trailer. Quite good and was free of cheese which is good to hear.
     
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    Lothlorien Towards the Great Sky

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    so im curious as to how steven listens to music when he is on tour? portable record player? i am very excited to buy insurgentes, but im hung up on why he completley hates mp3 players? everyone knows that compared to vinyl mp3 players are shit, and i am an avid record/cd collector, i never burn albums and such. but mp3 players are very beneficial.
     
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    Lightbulb Sun Losing the Skyline....

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    Maybe you can be of even more help to me. What kind of set up do you need to fully enjoy what will be on the DVD?
     
  8. Cyrosis

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    Well, either a DVD audio player, or DVD audio software for your PC, and then spend what you can afford on a 5.1 speaker setup. The PC setup is more affordable, as you could always buy a Creative sound card, which comes with DVD-A software, and than a speaker setup like the Klipsch ProMedia Ultra 5.1's, of course you can hook up a receiver to your PC and than use whatever speakers you want. On the other end, you'd be looking at buying a DVD-A player, or DVD player that supports DVD-A, a receiver, and than the speakers. If your looking for specific models and things of that sort, I probably wouldn't be much help, as I do indeed do all my listening on my PC, since that's where I do my engineering and composing, so I haven't been keeping up with the hi fi gear, mostly the pro audio side.

    You are obviously a PT fan, so you'd be doing yourself a favor listening to all of PT's DVD-A mixes as well. :)
     
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    I wouldn't say getting a DVD-A player is all that nessisary to enjoy these suround mixes. Unless you've got a really expensive speaker set up, and are a complete audiophile, then you probably won't be able to tell the difference between the DTS 5.1 mix and the DVD-A. The DTS 5.1 is perfectly fine.

    Oh and if you have a good pair of headphones, these discs are handy too, because they come with a high resolution stereo mix as well. On a good pair of headphones you will (should) notice a difference. I do, and i'm not a hardcore audiophile.
     
  10. Cyrosis

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    Yeah, it's not entirely needed, but a DTS stream is even lower quality than a standard CD, so its a bit of a trade off, quality for surround. The difference isn't massive as you say though, and the surround is indeed a more noticeable addition.
     
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    Savern Dr. Death in training

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    Am I the only person who thought the lyrics on FOAB were actually a very insightful,witty and intelligent commentary on youth (particularly british where Steve is from) today? I love the lyrics to FOAB. And normally I dislike bands being political, and far prefer the neo-poe style of Opeth, but Wilson was really really right in his assesment. Maybe its because I'm part of that youth (though minus the drugs and guns ;) ) who consistently portrayed in the media and by the governement as underachieving, lazy and violent.

    "Your mouth should be boarded up,
    Talking all day, with nothing to say,
    your hollow proclamations
    all misinformation."
     
  12. in_my_time_of_disease

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    ^I agree with a lot of the points he made on the album, it's just they way it was executed came off rather cliché and cheesy imo.
     
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    SW doesn't hate Ipods or mp3-Players in general. That's just the symbol/metaphor he uses for the music industry/consumer of today. I won't explain that in detail now..just read the FOABP lyrics and what he says about music and art in interviews, etc.
    Of course does he own an ipod, since it's a useful gadget.
     
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    Dammit seems like the cd/dvda combo has sold out aready!
     
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    Steven has and always will be against the music business. I guess you're correct about the symbolism behind the iPod massacre.
     
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    ~*~ xbox is a god to me ~*~
     
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    funny thing is that the first PT I've heard was preinstalled on my new XboX 360 back in 2006 or 5..dont remember. haha..it was Shallow from Deadwing!
     
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    yeah, im beginning to wonder if that was some sort of satire on steven's part, but on the other hand it's probably just steven being a contradictory douche.
     
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    ^ or it probably had nothing to do with the band, and was an attempt by their label at the time (Lava) to get them wider exposure.
     
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    "Music is Art and it should be presented as such, not as a set of compressed computer files or a basic disc in a disposable crystal case. It's this way of thinking that forms one of the main themes running through Lasse Hoile's film "Insurgentes", which is why you will see SW destroying so many iPods in the movie!"

    Off of Insurgentes.org.
     

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