Cimber19 August 2012 at 9:22pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
this is one of those things i do not understand.
why did they not include this "matador"-stuff at least on the "New Blood Deluxe"-edition ?
Sammy The Slug20 August 2012 at 7:05amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Cimber, i guess it's because they judged it was not good enough to be included in the NB deluxe edition.
Reminic21 August 2012 at 1:28pmPosts: 133 (0 today)Status: offline
To be more specific, it looks like they are rather different concepts...
"New Blood" is sure to please a lot of people, with songs that they already know and love (although in a different embodiment).
"Full Stretch" is a totally different animal, and if the people looking for Peter's greatest hits are likely to be positively suprized with "New Blood", I'm less sure of how they would feel should they discover they've bought 45 minutes of atmospheric music... As subliminal.state said, it's not just a matter of playing the music, you need the proper mood for it to fully deliver. Channeling it to the audience of an art magazine such as Matador is likely to generate more interest than disappointment from its listener !
(by the way, it's also an opportunity through the magazine to discover a lot about "El Bulli" in a very artistic way... After having read it, I think I'll take the time to save bit by bit (no hurry) to go there once in my life - it's so close to where I grew up that I've really no excuses to pass that !)…
Mr Beef21 August 2012 at 6:55pmPosts: 761 (0 today)Status: offline
. . . it's also an opportunity for PG fans/desperados to shell out another $50 or so for a little bit of music. Being a PG fan is for rich masochists.
Reminic21 August 2012 at 10:00pmPosts: 133 (0 today)Status: offline
Luckily, there's Lunapendium for therapy…
Cimber22 August 2012 at 1:01pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
i need to take out some time to listen to all the Matador-tracks on Lunapendium. I heard bits of it so far, but "45 minutes of atmospheric music" has got the length of Long player from the old days - de-facto a whole album. It may be have the mood of "Birdy" i guess (i like "Birdy").
It is not right, if material by an artist, who releases 1 album in 1 decade appears on a Spanish magazine only available via internet. This is one thing i must criticise.
Many people like Peter`s instrumental, atmospheric stuff (the 3 soundtracks plus parts of "Ovo"). Also many people prefer the "instrumental-Peter Gabriel" to the singing PG with lyrics, because they simply like the instrumental sound.
The release of the "New Blood"-double live album for example was a great idea (even if a single disc was already on the "deluxe edition") - or the instrumental versions on disc 2 of "New Blood"-album - both great ideas.
I have been spending a lot of money in the last 2 decades just to get one song, remix etc. buying soundtracks, tribute albums etc. just to hear sth. new by PG. This was one of the reasons why i welcomed a whole album of cover songs with "Scratch my Back", which i enjoyed very much.
i guess this is right: "Luckily, there`s a Lunapendium for therapy. . ."
Reminic23 August 2012 at 3:10pmPosts: 133 (0 today)Status: offline
That last one might has to be taken with a pinch of salt. After all, it's coming from a guy who did bought it, wanting to hear it in all its glory and all that…
In that kind of case, I think of Lunapendium more as a "try before you buy".
Sammy The Slug23 August 2012 at 4:02pmPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
@ Cimber: It could have been in the mood of "Birdy" but it's not. It's a very strange thing this Matador music because you hardly recognize PG imprint.
Cimber31 August 2012 at 7:24pmPosts: 2570 (0 today)Status: offline
. . .i took some time out for listening to the Matador-tracks on the Lunapendium-site.
My recommendation - IF you are familiar with the instrumental work by PG so far - sit back with some headphones on - and maybe do it like me: while i was listening to the tracks i was playing "chess" against the computer. I must say the tracks have that certain something - misterious. This is what they call "ambient". I got reminded of Brian Eno. . . but i am still worried these tracks were not made available on any of the "New Blood"-releases. It`s similar with the instrumental version of "Power of the Heart": . . .there was a lot of space to include it on the "Scratch My Back"-double CD.
Seeing as I just realised that the menu music on the new SWL DVD is that version of San Jacinto timestretched, I wonder what other ones they've done? Some tracks I can see working really well in this way.
michaelpalmer24 October 2012 at 8:29pmPosts: 15 (0 today)Status: offline
Any chance someone can send me the torrent link please?