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Old 02-07-2019, 08:10 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 2, Part 3 - Threat of Rain
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Oh hey, i had a Bump Foot release some year's back! Nowhere in UW's league, but i agree with that assessment of the netlabel's aesthetic.
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I don't think (anymore) that UW are a prog band, but they share the willingness to musically experiment, cross genres and care less for mas appeal and more for connecting with like-minded folks.
I think I can see what you mean, but particularly today’s “techno concrète” release I find had many progressive elements, Molehill to me is an outright progrock-esque track. But the best description about what UW is today, I would say electronic with strong experimental tendencies.
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Old 02-07-2019, 08:11 PM
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Re: Drift Ep. 2, Part 3 - Threat of Rain
Btw. Am I the only one who heard horse shoes earlier? I forgot which minute, but it starts as horse shoes and goes into a distorted beat.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:27 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 2, Part 3 - Threat of Rain
Fantastic release.



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Karl remains the weak link on these new releases, though. When you listen to older stuff, even stuff as recent as Barbara, the lyrics can be sublime and tell a story; or at least give you enough to construct a story of your own. These recent releases just feel like random words thrown together; the kind of thing lazy journalists have accused Karl of doing for years.

Spot on!
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:00 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 2, Part 3 - Threat of Rain
This epic tune has all the elements that Darren Emerson brought to the table in 92. Good to see Smithy banging out some epic bass and acid squechlyness. Truly the best UW release in 10 years
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Old 02-08-2019, 06:49 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 2, Part 3 - Threat of Rain
This is totally random, but Threat of Rain reminds me of the song Vamos by the Pixies (the version from the album Surfer Rosa only). There's a long stretch where the drums steadily keep their beat while all of the other instruments take turns making squelchy noise and feedback.
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Old 02-09-2019, 11:47 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 2, Part 3 - Threat of Rain
I really go back in time with this, such nice and distinctive vibe.


Drift Ep.1 < Drift Ep.2 ?
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:09 AM
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Re: Drift Ep. 2, Part 3 - Threat of Rain
there's a sustained note at the end of this track (around 13:21) where it always makes me think of Donna Summer's "I love to love you baby". It sounds just like she's starting to say "Iiiiiiiiiii"

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just sticking this here in case anyone wanted to know what an odd connection my brain made with these two songs:

its practically the first note that Donna Summer hits:


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