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Old 11-02-2019, 03:50 PM
potatobroth
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
Big Bear - holy shit this is amazing. In my top 5 for the entirety of Drift.

also loving Another Silent Way - Better Than Diamonds.
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Old 11-02-2019, 08:16 PM
iamneorev
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
Did anyone get the PDF with the digital download? Is it worth it? Be cool to purchase if you get a PDF of the whole book.
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:45 AM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
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when I say I'll never fully understand this band....

damn it.
The great thing about this process is that we'll always have the previous versions, if that's what we prefer.

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Hell of a thing to try listening to it as a stand-alone. Almost wanna make a thread on how perception changes from what an album is expected to be, and how these tracks were revealed to us. Iím almost certain I would have a different reaction to these tracks if this was presented traditionally, which I think is the point of their frustrations with the format!
That was definitely going through my mind as I was trying to grind through the box set analysis, especially the new tracks. Trying to listen to and absorb all the new tracks was very much like listening to a new album for the first time. And it was in stark contrast to the way we got all the other tracks, getting a week to digest it by itself on its own merits and then evaluate it again later as part of a larger collection, and then maybe within the context of a curated collection (the sampler).
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Old 11-03-2019, 01:59 AM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
One other thing I noticed, is that they finally standardized on "Custard Speedtalk" for the track name (instead of "Custard Speed Talk". And they issued a change to all retail platforms that changed the track name in Episode 3 from "Speed Talk" to "Speedtalk". I didn't realize they could do that.

And check out this cool retail display window that Beat Records setup in a Shibuya record store:

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Old 11-03-2019, 09:05 AM
dubman
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
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That was definitely going through my mind as I was trying to grind through the box set analysis, especially the new tracks. Trying to listen to and absorb all the new tracks was very much like listening to a new album for the first time. And it was in stark contrast to the way we got all the other tracks, getting a week to digest it by itself on its own merits and then evaluate it again later as part of a larger collection, and then maybe within the context of a curated collection (the sampler).
A question I kept asking myself as I was trying to sequence an alternate album out of all this was if it made sense on the continuum of previous underworld albums. was it something I’d expect from them after not hearing a thing in 3 years, and not just “dubman’s favorite tracks” (even though it was absolutely kind of that). I already knew most of these inside out, so trying to dissolve parts of that familiarity to make my best plausible underworld album of 2019 took pretty much all day.
“Big bear can’t be second. I know you wanna hear it ASAP but big bear’s not a second-track track. It’s a punchy number in the last third”
“You WILL have a long middle one and you WILL make it flow right on either side of it. Now step back and see if it makes actual sense with the rest”
“I know you thought Seven Drone Music would be the perfect closer but it’s not quite closing. It needs a short... something... to bring it over. Like what ‘Witness’ does in Lovely Broken Thing”
ALL. DAY.
I got there though.

...I think

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Old 11-03-2019, 09:54 AM
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
What's in the booklet of the single CD?
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:16 AM
Dino3D
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
My faves of the tracks are:
Big Bear
Doscentitos
Two Arrows

Least fave:
One True Piano (way too empty and boring)
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Old 11-03-2019, 11:56 AM
saintrik
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
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Did anyone get the PDF with the digital download? Is it worth it? Be cool to purchase if you get a PDF of the whole book.
I did. But I bought the Digital Sampler Edition from the UW Store. I imagine the PDF mirrors the book with the box set as it is 41 pages and touches on all of the releases in order along with a long form interview, gear notes, video notes, and more. I haven't done a deep dive - but really looking forward to seeing this in print.

UPDATED: Looking at the preview video UW posted last week, I can confirm the the PDF included with the high-res Sampler Edition sold direct from the UW store is the same as the box set book.

Last edited by saintrik; 11-04-2019 at 05:13 AM.
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Old 11-03-2019, 02:18 PM
iamneorev
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
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I did. But I bought the Digital Sampler Edition from the UW Store. I imagine the PDF mirrors the book with the box set as it is 41 pages and touches on all of the releases in order along with a long form interview, gear notes, video notes, and more. I haven't done a deep dive - but really looking forward to seeing this in print.

I made the mistake of ordering from Qobuz. I only saw recently it was up on the UW store digitally for cheap. Spent double the price with no PDF.
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:30 AM
kontakt1968
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Re: DRIFT Series 1 - New album, Nov 1, 2019
Im in the UK and my cd ( signed on the back) , vinyl which has a nice weight and is very yellow and my tickets to wembley all arrived yesterday!
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