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Re: Riverside
« Reply #35 on: July 10, 2009, 05:44:00 AM »
Their latest was alright. Certainly not as good as their first couple of albums.
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Re: Riverside
« Reply #36 on: July 10, 2009, 06:14:35 AM »
I asked a Polish guy at work if he had heard of them. He said he hadn't and then I replied: "They're Polish and you're Polish so you must have heard of them!". He just walked away when I said this. I think he was playing a trick on me.

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« Reply #37 on: July 10, 2009, 07:45:54 AM »
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Re: Riverside
« Reply #38 on: July 10, 2009, 10:34:01 AM »
I asked a Polish guy at work if he had heard of them. He said he hadn't and then I replied: "They're Polish and you're Polish so you must have heard of them!". He just walked away when I said this. I think he was playing a trick on me.
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« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2009, 11:32:52 AM »
I couldn't listen to a band named after such a prominent Ottawa street. :lol
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Re: Riverside
« Reply #40 on: July 10, 2009, 10:00:35 PM »
Which one did you get?

I like Second Life Syndrome a lot, really gloomy but beautiful album. Rapid Eye Movement was an improvement in terms of production, but the music was a lot less interesting I thought. However, the new album is meant to be excellent, so I'm going to check it out when I can!

Out of Myself is decent but not very exciting, and the Voices in My Head EP is quite cool but doesn't really go anywhere.

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« Reply #41 on: July 11, 2009, 11:41:15 AM »
So - Is Riverside's latest album out yet??? Replies in this thread have said "I'll get it when it comes out" and "I've listened to it several times...".  I've looked on iTunes and it's not there. (other Riverside albums are). So when is/was the official release date?
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« Reply #42 on: July 11, 2009, 12:13:03 PM »
Oh. I thought it was already out, as my uncle gave me a burned copy of it and I just assumed he'd bought it. Oops.
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« Reply #43 on: July 11, 2009, 12:51:35 PM »
I've only like Second Life Syndrome...Everything else doesn't interest me.
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« Reply #44 on: July 11, 2009, 04:34:18 PM »
I really like their sound. It's atmospheric, and dreamy. Rapid Eye Movement is a pretty cool album, production wise and song wise.
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Re: Riverside
« Reply #45 on: July 11, 2009, 06:30:52 PM »
Riverside played an awesome gig at the Loreley festival yesterday. Review and pics to follow.  :)
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Re: Riverside
« Reply #46 on: July 11, 2009, 06:52:17 PM »
Well, the Polish release date was - officially - 15th June (but it was in stores a few days earlier o_O), and the other release dates, according to Insideout - 6th July for Europe and 28th for North America [link]. Though I know there was a damn leak even before the Polish release date and the spoilers had been driving me nuts. :/

I'd be very grateful for the review, wonder how the new songs sound live.

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« Reply #47 on: July 11, 2009, 10:36:50 PM »
Huh, I thought the new album came out same day as BC&SL.  Its okay.  Nothing compared to SLS.  Hopefully SPV can dig themselves out of this hole so Riverside and Demians can get on the road w/ ProgNation.

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« Reply #48 on: July 12, 2009, 07:30:11 AM »
If I remember correctly, the release date was indeed something very close to BC&SL, but it probably got delayed due to the SPV trouble.

Imo the new album is really great and now it's just a question for me whether it's even better or not than REM... which means a lot.

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #49 on: July 12, 2009, 05:29:30 PM »
So - Is Riverside's latest album out yet??? Replies in this thread have said "I'll get it when it comes out" and "I've listened to it several times...".  I've looked on iTunes and it's not there. (other Riverside albums are). So when is/was the official release date?

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2009, 09:29:50 AM »
I was walking through the cd store an hour ago and stumbled on their newest album. Just bought it, and going to listen to it for the first time in a few mins.

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #51 on: July 14, 2009, 01:57:34 AM »
I asked a Polish guy at work if he had heard of them. He said he hadn't and then I replied: "They're Polish and you're Polish so you must have heard of them!". He just walked away when I said this. I think he was playing a trick on me.

Sometimes I get the feeling they're more popular among foreigners than Polish people.
 

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« Reply #52 on: July 14, 2009, 06:25:25 AM »
Same. And foreigners don't seem to find it fun to bash them simply because they've managed to get some kind of popularity, like some of our beloved countrymen.

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #53 on: July 14, 2009, 06:33:25 AM »
Same. And foreigners don't seem to find it fun to bash them simply because they've managed to get some kind of popularity, like some of our beloved countrymen.

My thoughts exactly.
 

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« Reply #54 on: July 14, 2009, 08:53:24 PM »
I have their newest album, and I find it amazing. I'm not a big fan of their earlier stuff, but I'm a huge fan of this album!

So now I'ma backtrack and try the others once again.

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #55 on: July 14, 2009, 08:57:22 PM »
Grrrr... end of this month it comes out in the US... I can't freaking wait.

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #56 on: July 14, 2009, 10:11:30 PM »
Well, I like them, they're a great band. But I rarely feel like I need to listen to their music. The sound is great, I like it, but I don't feel that little something (emotion?) in their music that I love in PoS. I say PoS because those bands are oftenly compared.
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Re: Riverside
« Reply #57 on: July 15, 2009, 04:06:55 AM »
I have their newest album, and I find it amazing. I'm not a big fan of their earlier stuff, but I'm a huge fan of this album!

Personally, I find Second Life Syndrome to be their best and ADHD their absolute worst. The production is beyond terrible, guitars sound even worse than before (they never sounded good because of the lack of midrange - you could hear that Grudzinski is playing but you can't hear what he's playing and that problem is even more prominent on ADHD), the compositions themselves I find bland and boring except for Egoist Hedonist. Hyperactive is downright terrible and Driven for Destruction has a vocal melody from So Called Friend by Porcupine Tree and it's way too obvious for me to enjoy the song.
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« Reply #58 on: July 15, 2009, 06:23:56 AM »
Well, I find REM to be their best and ADHD very close behind. Hyperactive is one of the best songs below 6 minutes I've ever heard (awesome riffs, the real feeling of moving all the time, great piano opening), Egoist Hedonist is great in the way it's unconventional (+ excellent ending), Hybrid Times is great as a whole, and it has one of the best album endings ever. I like Driven to Destruction and Left Out a bit less (the former is slightly too long for me, and the second half is worse than the first imo, the latter is very good but the instrumental part at the end is unnecessary and ruins the atmosphere), but they're good anyway. I've heard it before that DtD sounds like So-Called Friend and except like 3 seconds near the end, I don't find ANY similarities, sorry.

The guitar sound is very good and clean, and even though I preferred the "rawer" sound on REM, it fits very well with the "modern" mood of the album. In general, the album is excellent and very strong in every way, extremely difficult to beat a masterpiece like REM though.

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #59 on: July 15, 2009, 06:56:04 AM »
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Hyperactive is one of the best songs below 6 minutes I've ever heard (awesome riffs, the real feeling of moving all the time, great piano opening)

That's a matter of personal preference I guess, but this on the other hand...

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I've heard it before that DtD sounds like So-Called Friend and except like 3 seconds near the end, I don't find ANY similarities, sorry.

Listen to vocals around 2:20 mark in Driven to Destruction, then listen to verses from So Called Friend. It's almost the same melody and I can't believe you can't hear that - it's really obvious.

I'd comment on other parts of your post too but I'd need to listen to the album again.
That's another issue - I've listened to it like 10 times and still the only thing I can remember from it is that "So Called Friend" melody.

 

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« Reply #60 on: July 16, 2009, 06:25:07 PM »
Well, maybe, but Hyperactive is really intense and that's what I love about it, also the beginning which really well illustrates every morning: "nice dreams/waking up/oh no... not this world again" :P

I'd have to listen to So-Called Friend again, but really the only similarity I could find to the song is a riff appearing for a few seconds near the end, and still it's just similar and not the same (this way, we could probably find similarities to everything on every album on Earth). But I remember the song, and probably if people hadn't said that, I wouldn't even have noticed any similarity to Porcupine Tree on the album.

On the beginning it also wasn't easy to remember much, but after 3-4 listens I remembered most of it. Now I know the whole album by heart but I'm after like 20 listens :P

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #62 on: July 16, 2009, 07:20:38 PM »
I can't believe I forgot about this album  :facepalm:

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edit: I just went to the .com amazon by mistake, and noticed it's not out in america yet, mwahaha >=)

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« Reply #63 on: July 16, 2009, 07:34:57 PM »
I can't believe I forgot about this album  :facepalm:

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edit: I just went to the .com amazon by mistake, and noticed it's not out in america yet, mwahaha >=)
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« Reply #64 on: July 17, 2009, 09:09:21 AM »
I can't believe I forgot about this album  :facepalm:

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edit: I just went to the .com amazon by mistake, and noticed it's not out in america yet, mwahaha >=)
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« Reply #65 on: July 17, 2009, 09:12:23 AM »
I can't believe I forgot about this album  :facepalm:

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edit: I just went to the .com amazon by mistake, and noticed it's not out in america yet, mwahaha >=)
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Re: Riverside
« Reply #66 on: July 18, 2009, 06:39:01 AM »
I can't believe I forgot about this album  :facepalm:

*runs to amazon.co.uk*

edit: I just went to the .com amazon by mistake, and noticed it's not out in america yet, mwahaha >=)
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« Reply #67 on: July 18, 2009, 07:20:41 AM »
I was able to download the album from Amazon.com.

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Re: Riverside
« Reply #68 on: July 19, 2009, 07:34:52 PM »
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I've heard it before that DtD sounds like So-Called Friend and except like 3 seconds near the end, I don't find ANY similarities, sorry.

Listen to vocals around 2:20 mark in Driven to Destruction, then listen to verses from So Called Friend. It's almost the same melody and I can't believe you can't hear that - it's really obvious.
I listened to So Called Friend again today, and well... it sounds a bit similar, and that's all. In fact if no one had told me that they sound alike I probably wouldn't even have noticed it. I was even mistaken with the guitar riff similarity, they're completely different.

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Re: Riverside (merged thread)
« Reply #69 on: October 01, 2009, 11:28:36 AM »
My First album was REM and i liked it alot , Its funny I have seen alot of comments about this band and i thought it was just me that thinks well i like this band alot everytime i listen to the album but for some reason they just don't call out for me to play them often .
Anyway I think Im going to get there First and there latest albums next and see what i think of them