Duddy31 January 2010 at 12:17amPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Not exactly a review of SMB but very positive, well worth reading in the News section. Love their description of him as a 'tireless master of off-piste activities' yes we do know! The Times may not be the best known rock paper (!) but a great read. :-]
Sammy The Slug31 January 2010 at 8:34amPosts: 1040 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, very interesting, thanks Duddy!
ceridwen31 January 2010 at 9:00amPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
Total agreement with this point of view in the article.
"Just as striking as the accompaniments, however, are the wonderfully whiskery vocal performances. Gabriel has never sung better, or more affectingly, than he does here. "
DolceVita1 February 2010 at 3:00pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, and when Peter says: "I wasn't traying to make a dark record,but i wanted it to be emotional".
. . . . . for few minutes that i have heard,there is a lot of emotion. . .great!
Duddy1 February 2010 at 3:06pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Dolce, just listening to 'My Body is a Cage' (again) and the part where PG repeats 'is a. . .' his voice is like a groan or growl - coming up from the depths. These songs clearly mean a great deal to him.
DolceVita2 February 2010 at 11:20amPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Yes, Duddy,i agree,i think an Artist like him does not sing "just for sing", he feel "inside" the Music and the words of what he singing.
We can perceive this even in small "things",like you said ,for example,in fantastic "My body is a Cage",when he sings "is a. . . . . " i agree!!
I think this Album is introspective Album,fantastic,i think we need introspection and soul,we need Artists like Peter,because they are True.
. . . . as the plants need the sunlight,so we need Peter's light. . .
rraven4 February 2010 at 6:20pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Day- YAM, Dolce, do you write poetry? You pack a lot of meaning into few words. I can barely write English, my native language. I think you said before you were Italian?
Anyway, the Times article was a lovely read.
ceridwen4 February 2010 at 8:16pmPosts: 773 (0 today)Status: offline
And Duddy, how Peter sings "she's the moon" in "flume" at the end of the song particularly ! do you hear this emotion ? It gives me thrills, nearly cried .
only one singer in the world is able to move me so much.
In a way, it 's frightening me ,sometimes I feel I am drowning in this emotion but Lord, how beautiful his voice is .
Duddy4 February 2010 at 10:49pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Don't start me off Ceridwen! :-] We need a smiley that is smiling and crying at the same time!
I've tried to think what it is about his voice that conveys emotion so well. A number of things including such warmth and tone. It's impossible to pin down, when it comes down to it it's unique and full of character - but a thing of beauty for sure. I know this album is going to divide people, but for me it's stripped back and open and that's a brave thing I think.
Talking of small things Dolce, I'm currently quite attached to the 'ah we can be us just for one day' bit in Heroes, just befoe his voice breaks out. Ah. And the violins and cellos etc are sublime, wonderful arangements. Completely sympatico!
Duddy4 February 2010 at 10:59pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Trust me to miss out the 'Heroes' word but you know what I mean! :-]
DolceVita5 February 2010 at 2:16pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Ha ha Rraven,no i do not write poetry. :-]
I do not know,this is my way of writing,but here there are many poets!
By the way thank you,for me it is difficult in English (and i am angry with this language because it seems easy,but it is not. . ha ha :-]),and yes,i am italian,from Verona
Do you have also difficulties to write in Eglish?. . . . fantastic,we are great fans for PG. . ha ha ha :-]. . !!
Ceridwen,i agree with you,"Flume" is wonderful,and i think Peter uses his voice like a musical instrument
Duddy,thanks for your words about "Heores",fantastic!!!!. . .you know that i do not agree with journalists that write: ". . . . for open-minds", No,sorry but i think this is an Album for open-hearts and open-souls. . . .
Duddy5 February 2010 at 2:22pmPosts: 5641 (0 today)Status: offline
Hello Dolce, you've just used up a year's supply of smilies! :-]
DolceVita5 February 2010 at 2:31pmPosts: 2323 (0 today)Status: offline
Ha ha. . .i balance my insufficient language with an extraodinary use of the emoticons. . ha ha :-] !
rraven5 February 2010 at 5:39pmPosts: 3102 (0 today)Status: offline
Dolce, English is one of the world's most difficult languages to learn because there aren't any set rules. Also, it constantly changes. If you compare chaucer to Shakespeare and then to modern English, it seems like three different languages.
I was born in America and I don't think I'll ever stop having difficulty writing and speaking English.
Just heard "My Body is a Cage" for the first time last night - still reeling. Incredible!