Deerhunter - New Album January 2019

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by ralphb, Oct 30, 2018.

  1. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

    Antalya, Turkey
    The sound of Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared? is beautiful, and it's a great listen on headphones. The production is dense, but not cluttered. The layered keyboards are distinctive, soft and soothing. Piano, Harpsichord, Chamberlin and a variety of synthesizers... this album doesn't sound like anything else, to my ears.

    An impressive work.
  2. Guy E

    Guy E Forum Resident

    Antalya, Turkey
    They are essential.

    Logos is one of my favorite albums. It has actually become a dependable "comfort food" listen for me... it always puts me in a good mood if I can't settle on anything else to listen to. I'm never disappointed or change my mind after I put it on.

    It's nice having a modern album like that... I've leaned on The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! for over half a century!
  3. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..." Thread Starter

    Brooklyn, New York
    I know it's early in the year, but this is definitely going to wind up in my top of the pops for 2019, top five easily. There is a flow, a progression in the music from song to song that is so logical and beautifully presented that the albums cumulative power grows stronger as it plays. Just about perfect in my opinion.
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  4. Ma Kelly

    Ma Kelly Forum Resident

    I was worried about, given Cate Le Bon's presence. I really like her Cyrk album, but her last two albums, while I kinda like, sound really cold and spindly and sterile. But thankfully this one sounds nothing like that.
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  5. Admerr

    Admerr Forum Resident

    That was the first thing that hit me upon hearing Greenpoint Gothic.
  6. Carter DeVries

    Carter DeVries Forum Resident

    Yep. Noisy, cadaver flesh colored vinyl. Can’t get rid of the incessant pops and ticks on my copy even free two trips around the RCM with two different cleaning regimens.
    More concerning though is how compressed this one is mastered. I *think* I dig the actual music but find it impossible to get into with any kind of depth with such a squashed sound. Drums especially are just crushed sounding.
    Has no one else noticed or been bothered by this?
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  7. luckycountry

    luckycountry Well-Known Member

    They've been live-streaming their soundcheck for tonight's show in Chicago on Instagram...fantastic stuff. Not sure who the 13-year old on bass was but he was tremendous.
  8. Maccaroni

    Maccaroni Forum Resident

    Bay Area, CA
    A few weeks in and I'm digging this record. Maybe not as much as Fading Frontier and Halcyon Digest, but they are high standards. Going from those two to this kinda reminds me of the Dandy Warhols going from Come Down and Thirteen Tales to Welcome to the Monkey House, going a little more to the New Wave tinged Pop end of the spectrum from a more Rock start.

    Some of the melodies on the latest Deerhunter get a little too sweet for my tastes, and maybe the juxtaposition with the at times incredibly dark lyrics, but minor complaints - it's be in my top 10 of the year, for sure.
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  9. whitespyder

    whitespyder Active Member

    Paris, France
    Thank you to you both for sharing your opinion on the sound of the LP.

    Deerhunter has been my favorite 'new' band for the last +10 years and this LP is a grower. I like what they do now, as much as i liked the white noise band they once were. It's great to have such a diversity and still releasing great albums each time.

    I've read somewhere they were looking for that harsh sound on some of the tracks/instruments. So, who knows if this comes from the recording, a weird mastering or just a badly pressed record.

    Speaking of that, it appears a lot of people are complaining about a noisy vinyl.
    This explains why i haven't bought the record yet. And, for such a short record, the price is too expensive for my taste (at least in France). I'm afraid i'll have to pass on that release if i don't hear better reviews or if i don't find a cheap copy.

    I have the same problem with the newest These New Puritans release: amazing music but crappy gimmicky physical release. I'm getting pissed these days because this situation has never been worse & it's a shame for these bands i'd like to support.
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