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#21 Wilderness_of_Mirrors

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:24 PM

surprisingly......after 4 listens to both, i like BU2B better.
its just got a better blend of heavy-riffage and beautiful melodies that i love from Rush.


with that said, BOTH tunes are f***ing AMAZING. the chorus of Caravan, and the insane instrumental sections are mind blowing.


good job Rush, you get a 15 out of 10 for this

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:25 PM

QUOTE (reani14 @ May 31 2010, 10:24 PM)
i love em. only heard the clips. but i know good when i hear it.

Oh and you've heard NOTHING yet.  The clips do them no justice.  Just wait...LOL.  3:25 onward in Caravan...LOL!!  Pant-pooping-worthy.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:26 PM

These songs were good enough to bring me back here.

But seriously, wow.

I can't decide which one I like better.

One thing that I think that has to be pointed out is the offbeat china cymbal in the verse of BU2B. Awesome.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE (Presto-digitation @ May 31 2010, 10:25 PM)
QUOTE (reani14 @ May 31 2010, 10:24 PM)
i love em. only heard the clips. but i know good when i hear it.

Oh and you've heard NOTHING yet.  The clips do them no justice.  Just wait...LOL.  3:25 onward in Caravan...LOL!!  Pant-pooping-worthy.

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They're both just...f***ing amazing tracks.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:26 PM

QUOTE (Wilderness_of_Mirrors @ May 31 2010, 10:24 PM)
surprisingly......after 4 listens to both, i like BU2B better.
its just got a better blend of heavy-riffage and beautiful melodies that i love from Rush.


with that said, BOTH tunes are f***ing AMAZING. the chorus of Caravan, and the insane instrumental sections are mind blowing.


good job Rush, you get a 15 out of 10 for this

I feel EXACTLY the same way.  Edge to BU2B.  Perfect balance.  Caravan...perfect madness.

Edited by Presto-digitation, 31 May 2010 - 10:28 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:28 PM

I'm laughing thinking about Geddy's response to that ridiculous "Isn't it about time you guys hung it up and let some younger bands take over?" question at the Hall of Fame induction.

These guys are 56, 56, and 57 years old and they have chunks of younger bands in their stool.

They're superheroes. That's the only explanation.  smile.gif





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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:28 PM

damn, the intro to caravan had me thinking for a second that i downloaded the wrong tunes....and then it f*cking kicks the f*ck in

f*ck.  did i say F*CK yet

edge slightly to Brought Up To Believe but only cuz im in a sythn groove like its 1984.  F*ck


F*CK


phuck





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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:29 PM

love that big taurus pedal sound in caravan  1022.gif  

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:30 PM

QUOTE (PassTheAmmunition @ May 31 2010, 10:28 PM)
damn, the intro to caravan had me thinking for a second that i downloaded the wrong tunes....and then it f*cking kicks the f*ck in

f*ck.  did i say F*CK yet

edge slightly to Brought Up To Believe but only cuz im in a sythn groove like its 1984.  F*ck


F*CK


phuck

We had some good exchanges on S&A back when.  Glad you're enjoying...!  smile.gif  

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:30 PM

The bass...there's something about good bass that's just....sexy. Only way I can describe it. Maybe I'm in the minority here...but yummy.

These songs....they have that.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:30 PM

First track "Caravan" harkens back to "Counterparts" soundwise, fairly heavy, melodic chorus.
No "Choir" of Geddy backing vocals AT ALL, interesting intro, fantastic stop start main riff, plenty of Peart, synths in the background, I also think I can hear some Taurus buried in the mix.
Geddy busts out a flamenco bass break half way that leads into a big riff fest with Lerxt and a single note Far Cry style solo.
Later is the real solo.....Recorded As a THREE piece!
The refrain "I can't stop thinking big"  while it may make you snigger on paper,  I guarantee will really get under your skin.

Second track "BU2B" (Brought up to Believe)
Heavy riff, vocals similar in style to "Caravan" vocal melody and structure reminds me of "Trust" by Megadeth.
Not bad but not as strong as "Caravan" all round

The linear notes (You get a PDF booklet if you download the tracks together) state that these are the the first two parts of "Clockwork Angels"
Which makes me think....CONCEPT album, with that said there is a thread both musically and lyrically between the two tracks.

So to recapitulate, new Rush= VERY good Rush.
Probably slightly better than Snakes and Arrows to my mind, up there with counterparts but as ever its going to take time.
"Clockwork" required It should read on the cover.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:32 PM

QUOTE (snowdog2112 @ May 31 2010, 11:24 PM)
I just saw this post on the CP forum.

I'll just echo it for my reaction:



Dear other bands:
U suck...this is how u do it...
Love,
RUSHHHHHHHHH



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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:33 PM

holy shit guys, these songs are off the hook!

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

Love 'em both with an edge to BU2B. I see a lot of the same strong melodic writing that was in areas of S&A. Really enjoyed these songs and looking forward to singing them at the shows.  

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

I'm hearing parts that remind me of Peaceable Kingdom.

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:37 PM

They don't suck

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:38 PM

QUOTE (circumstantial tree @ May 31 2010, 10:37 PM)
I'm hearing parts that remind me of Peaceable Kingdom.

That was one of the early "rumors" from "someone" who'd heard them.  I hear that too.

Edited by Presto-digitation, 31 May 2010 - 10:39 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:39 PM

QUOTE (Show Don't Tell @ May 31 2010, 10:32 PM)
QUOTE (snowdog2112 @ May 31 2010, 11:24 PM)
I just saw this post on the CP forum.

I'll just echo it for my reaction:



Dear other bands:
U suck...this is how u do it...
Love,
RUSHHHHHHHHH



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Hell, yes!

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:40 PM

QUOTE (GeddyLeefan2112 @ May 31 2010, 10:30 PM)
The bass...there's something about good bass that's just....sexy. Only way I can describe it. Maybe I'm in the minority here...but yummy.

These songs....they have that.

especially during the pre-chorus of BU2B.......its like.....INSTANT WOOD.  laugh.gif  

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 10:41 PM

So if this is what they sound like now what happens when they record the rest of the album after they get their "touring chops" as Geddy had mentioned?  laugh.gif







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