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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2835 on: September 05, 2018, 07:54:49 PM »
The main difference is that the previous albums were mixed by Jens Bogren, who is really really good, vs Vector, that was mixed by Nolly, aka the king of mixing drums in prog metal.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #2836 on: September 05, 2018, 10:05:21 PM »
The main difference is that the previous albums were mixed by Jens Bogren, who is really really good, vs Vector, that was mixed by Nolly, aka the king of mixing drums in prog metal.

That certainly it’s relevant.

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« Reply #2837 on: September 06, 2018, 10:32:03 AM »
More insights on this after I speak with Rich and Charlie this afternoon. Thanks MinistroRaven for setting this up!

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« Reply #2838 on: September 06, 2018, 11:44:44 AM »
So who is going to which European shows? I'm thinking I should just schedule a small vacation to see these guys on one of these gigs.

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« Reply #2839 on: September 06, 2018, 11:58:24 AM »
London for me, obviously.

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« Reply #2840 on: September 06, 2018, 12:10:43 PM »
With renewed vacation time I'll be at all the January dates.
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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2841 on: September 06, 2018, 12:20:33 PM »
So who is going to which European shows? I'm thinking I should just schedule a small vacation to see these guys on one of these gigs.

Boerderij in the Netherlands. Possibly Copenhagen as well.
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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2842 on: September 06, 2018, 12:22:10 PM »
With renewed vacation time I'll be at all the January dates.

That’s the South America tour. You’re doing that?
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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2843 on: September 06, 2018, 12:26:19 PM »
With renewed vacation time I'll be at all the January dates.

That’s the South America tour. You’re doing that?

:lol No, forgot those were in January, I meant I'm hitting all the European shows in January, of which there are none.
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« Reply #2844 on: September 06, 2018, 12:28:13 PM »
With a little luck I'm going to schedule a work trip to Ireland for the first full week in March and then take some time off while I'm over there and hit the Madrid, Paris, and London shows :hat
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« Reply #2845 on: September 07, 2018, 09:09:02 PM »
I saw them when they came with TSF and blew my mind, but they have never toured South America playing Haken stuff which is why I'm so excited about this

And what a show that was  :metal  I'm sure those shows here were key for them to decide coming again as Haken... (and maybe they convinced Leprous, who knows)

Ok, very excited for this excellent news as well as for the single, which is great.. Also, the album lenght really surprised me.. Hope they are somehow teasing us with that..  :huh:
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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2846 on: September 08, 2018, 04:54:06 AM »
Got the tickets for Montreal!! SO excited! :metal

Been getting into Leprous lately as well -- they have some really amazing stuff, and they're a good touring partner for Haken.

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« Reply #2847 on: September 08, 2018, 03:04:23 PM »
Sadly I won't make it to the Toronto show because my wife will be out of town and I'll have to look after our daughter. If you live here you should definitely go - it's on Halloween night, and they're planning to wear costumes on stage!

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« Reply #2848 on: September 11, 2018, 11:04:18 AM »
Does anybody know the configuration for the Highline show? Is it all GA, or will there be those idiotic tables up front with GA behind them?
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« Reply #2849 on: September 11, 2018, 12:20:51 PM »
Does anybody know the configuration for the Highline show? Is it all GA, or will there be those idiotic tables up front with GA behind them?

Assuming it's done like last tour the furniture will be rearranged to the perimeter of the venue. Bill and I had our arms on the stage last time around and it only makes sense to have that setup again for this go round.
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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2850 on: September 11, 2018, 01:25:22 PM »
Does anybody know the configuration for the Highline show? Is it all GA, or will there be those idiotic tables up front with GA behind them?

Assuming it's done like last tour the furniture will be rearranged to the perimeter of the venue. Bill and I had our arms on the stage last time around and it only makes sense to have that setup again for this go round.
Excellent. Thanks. When I was there a few years ago it was GA behind seats, which blows.
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« Reply #2851 on: September 11, 2018, 03:58:04 PM »
Has anyone seen the video they posted? They're talking about the new album. But I don't wanna watch it because I don't want to listen to teasers and spoilers.
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« Reply #2852 on: September 11, 2018, 09:31:09 PM »
Has anyone seen the video they posted? They're talking about the new album. But I don't wanna watch it because I don't want to listen to teasers and spoilers.

I did. No spoilers, but they play a few parts of The Good Doctor as background.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #2853 on: September 12, 2018, 12:33:13 AM »
Has anyone seen the video they posted? They're talking about the new album. But I don't wanna watch it because I don't want to listen to teasers and spoilers.

I saw it. Like gzarruk said, they play a few parts of The Good Doctor in the background and mostly just talk about the musical influences they had for the record (one band they mentioned in particular really excites me to see as an influence), though they don't refer to any particular songs on the album IIRC.
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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2854 on: September 14, 2018, 12:30:32 PM »
Has anyone seen the video they posted? They're talking about the new album. But I don't wanna watch it because I don't want to listen to teasers and spoilers.

I did. No spoilers, but they play a few parts of The Good Doctor as background.

There is an interview with Diego on YouTube about this new keyboard he used on the album - avoid that video because there are what sounds like a lot of spoilers on that.

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« Reply #2855 on: September 14, 2018, 12:45:53 PM »
Has anyone seen the video they posted? They're talking about the new album. But I don't wanna watch it because I don't want to listen to teasers and spoilers.

I did. No spoilers, but they play a few parts of The Good Doctor as background.

There is an interview with Diego on YouTube about this new keyboard he used on the album - avoid that video because there are what sounds like a lot of spoilers on that.

That's a great video to watch too, but definitely has some spoiler keyboard parts in it and they do sound glorious

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« Reply #2856 on: September 14, 2018, 12:53:25 PM »
My take on the album after several listens, and without spoilers: what I like about Haken is definitely there and sounds great. And there is less of what I DON'T like about the band. All in all, Vector has the potential to be my favourite Haken album.

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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2857 on: September 19, 2018, 11:24:11 AM »
Will be speaking with Conner on Friday, and I have a pretty heavy slate of questions already, but if someone has anything really good for him I'll try to slip it in.
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« Reply #2858 on: September 19, 2018, 12:11:10 PM »
Will be speaking with Conner on Friday, and I have a pretty heavy slate of questions already, but if someone has anything really good for him I'll try to slip it in.

Could you ask him about the gear he used on the new album?
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #2859 on: September 19, 2018, 12:17:37 PM »
Ask him if anybody else is a tea fanatic in the band like he is?
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« Reply #2860 on: September 19, 2018, 01:20:50 PM »
Ask him if anybody else is a tea fanatic in the band like he is?

Didn’t know that! A bunch of British guys and the one American guy happens to be the tea fanatic?  :lol
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« Reply #2861 on: September 19, 2018, 01:43:54 PM »
Dammit, The Good Doctor is such a catchy awesome tune. I am suuuper :caffeine: for the album now!
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« Reply #2862 on: September 19, 2018, 01:57:11 PM »
Ask him if anybody else is a tea fanatic in the band like he is?

Didn’t know that! A bunch of British guys and the one American guy happens to be the tea fanatic?  :lol

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Re: Haken v. Affinity, like Baconinity
« Reply #2863 on: September 20, 2018, 05:22:12 AM »
Minute long video is up on the band's FB (evidently the first in a series) with about a minute of Puzzle Box. It sounds pretty damn awesome :metal


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« Reply #2864 on: September 20, 2018, 07:52:06 AM »
Looks like they’re going to release the song in 6 parts and we have to put them all together for it to be properly released, just like a puzzle box :tup

The song fragment sounds sick, btw :metal
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #2865 on: September 20, 2018, 09:04:10 AM »
Looks like they’re going to release the song in 6 parts and we have to put them all together for it to be properly released, just like a puzzle box :tup

The song fragment sounds sick, btw :metal

I'm honestly hoping for a good troll and they just use the same audio in each video, just with a different member of the band trying to figure out the puzzle box.
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« Reply #2866 on: September 20, 2018, 09:29:53 AM »
I'm assuming each one is a genuine vid of each band member attempting to solve that puzzle box. I wonder if one of them managed it and that'll be the sixth vid.

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« Reply #2867 on: September 20, 2018, 09:30:18 AM »
Looks like they’re going to release the song in 6 parts and we have to put them all together for it to be properly released, just like a puzzle box :tup

The song fragment sounds sick, btw :metal

I'm honestly hoping for a good troll and they just use the same audio in each video, just with a different member of the band trying to figure out the puzzle box.

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« Reply #2868 on: September 20, 2018, 11:28:10 AM »
I was abstaining from listening to anything new until the album drops, but if they're putting in this sort of effort, I may as well take them up on it!