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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2275 on: August 04, 2020, 09:49:39 AM »
Devin posted a series of tweets this morning about a new album he's writing called "Lightworks". Sounds like it'll be a weird one, which is good news to me!
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2276 on: August 04, 2020, 10:32:55 AM »
Devin posted a series of tweets this morning about a new album he's writing called "Lightworks". Sounds like it'll be a weird one, which is good news to me!

He seems to be working on so many things, but when he describes this:

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the next album, unexpectedly, will be called ‘Lightwork’ and though it’s still being discovered, it’s a weird, alien sounding, effervescent , sunny load of oddness...

doesn't really get me excited sadly. More power to him with going with the flow, but I know sometimes his flow does not flow with me. Which is fine.

I am however really interesting in the new live album/dvd he's been working on.

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« Reply #2277 on: August 04, 2020, 10:35:16 AM »
Yea, that description just sounds like more of the few albums he did before the most recent. Seemed big with the fans, but didn't do much for me.

But with Devin, he always gets the benefit of the doubt and I will at least check out whatever he does.
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« Reply #2278 on: August 04, 2020, 11:03:51 AM »
Yea, that description just sounds like more of the few albums he did before the most recent. Seemed big with the fans, but didn't do much for me.

If you're talking about Epicloud through Transcendence, I think this tweet here largely suggests that's exactly what he's trying to avoid:
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It’s strange, abstract, meandering, and weird. If I try to curb it and write something more disciplined, it would be a dumb rehash of stuff I’m clearly bored of. So I follow this where it wants to go...

Here's the tweet thread for those interested
https://twitter.com/dvntownsend/status/1290504969573945344
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« Reply #2279 on: August 28, 2020, 07:26:36 AM »
Today sees the launch of the first clip from the release, and you can watch Devin and the Empath Volume 1 live band performing the track ‘Genesis’ here: https://youtu.be/qtgv89oLCOU

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« Reply #2280 on: August 28, 2020, 07:46:19 AM »
Today sees the launch of the first clip from the release, and you can watch Devin and the Empath Volume 1 live band performing the track ‘Genesis’ here: https://youtu.be/qtgv89oLCOU

I really liked that!

I'm glad this is largely devoid of the wall of sound that he brings with him live. The last few live releases, while fun, have been so dense and thick with backing tracks that it's hard to even know what the band is doing. So this was a breath of fresh air. It's given some space to breathe and the actual band gets more opportunity to shine.
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2281 on: August 28, 2020, 08:05:39 AM »
Today sees the launch of the first clip from the release, and you can watch Devin and the Empath Volume 1 live band performing the track ‘Genesis’ here: https://youtu.be/qtgv89oLCOU

This is awesome  :metal :metal

I'm glad this is largely devoid of the wall of sound that he brings with him live.

Yup, he specifically stated he wanted to avoid all backing tracks live and this end result is fantastic.  Sounds great.  That drum sound is awesome, plus all the backing vocals.  Oh, and hey we can hear Diego!  :lol

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« Reply #2282 on: August 28, 2020, 09:25:38 AM »

Pre-orders are now available here:
https://www.omerch.com/shop/devintown...
https://Devin-Townsend.lnk.to/EmpathL...

"Here is the first song we’ve chosen to release from the upcoming DVD concert, ‘Order Of Magnitude’ which was the first volume of my Empath touring band cycle. This particular band consisted of ten people on stage, all without click tracks or backing tracks, with the aim of reproducing my work in a new and creative way. A lot of what I’ve done in the past has been very structured, and the opportunity to interpret the music with high degrees of improvisation and flow was a fantastic experience.

This song, ‘Genesis’ from my latest album ‘Empath’ seemed an appropriate way to introduce this concert to the audience. It’s kind of an example of ‘musical anarchy’ in some ways- as the song is all over the place structurally to begin with. But to have a chaotic piece of music, played by these extraordinary musicians I had the honour of being with, in a no-holds-barred
production was really cathartic. It was about being free to do whatever we wanted in a time where rigid ideas of what is acceptable or not are stronger than ever.

I hope you enjoy it. Volume 2 is next and is in a lot of ways the polar opposite to this, but on my journey of musical exploration, I am grateful for all of it, so thanks again for the support.”

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EMPATH LIVE VOLUME 2 - BY REQUEST SET
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Tickets on-sale NOW: https://www.stageit.com/Devin_Townsend
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2283 on: September 18, 2020, 09:43:19 AM »
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Hey all, onward into the unknown, it’s time for preparation of the quarantine concert number 5, ‘Rarities By Request’ ...this one will be held on Saturday, October 31st, and will be yet another experiment in trying to bring some live performance into your lives during these times 🙂 for this one, I will be performing in a very interesting way, rare songs from my catalogue. Songs I’ve been asked to play for years but for the most part have never done so. Pick ten of these and I'll play whatever the final results will be!
Make your selection here: https://forms.gle/wpt3rG26mQXe9Hde8
Reserve your ticket here: stageit.com/Devin_Townsend/88531

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« Reply #2284 on: September 18, 2020, 09:55:54 AM »
That's pretty cool. It's actually crazy how little of his own catalog he actually plays. Why keep releasing shit if you're just going to play the same songs every time?

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2285 on: September 18, 2020, 09:57:22 AM »
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Hey all, onward into the unknown, it’s time for preparation of the quarantine concert number 5, ‘Rarities By Request’ ...this one will be held on Saturday, October 31st, and will be yet another experiment in trying to bring some live performance into your lives during these times 🙂 for this one, I will be performing in a very interesting way, rare songs from my catalogue. Songs I’ve been asked to play for years but for the most part have never done so. Pick ten of these and I'll play whatever the final results will be!
Make your selection here: https://forms.gle/wpt3rG26mQXe9Hde8
Reserve your ticket here: stageit.com/Devin_Townsend/88531

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Awake
Depth Charge
Planet Rain :o
Suicide
Skeksis :o
Slow Me Down
Triumph
Hear Me
Save Our Now
Sunday Afternoon



I seem to have some favoritism towards Accelerated Evolution. :lol

Also what the hell is Seagulls? That's the only one there I've never heard of.
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2286 on: September 18, 2020, 10:48:53 AM »
I think my pics were exclusively Accelerated Evolution and Sky Blue songs, plus Save Our Now.  I think that's a top Devin song for me that I always forget about.

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2287 on: September 18, 2020, 01:31:00 PM »
I think my pics were exclusively Accelerated Evolution and Sky Blue songs, plus Save Our Now.  I think that's a top Devin song for me that I always forget about.

Save Our Now (It better be chosen to be played dammit, or else i'll lost hope in the fans... :biggrin:)
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Sunshine and Happiness
Sunday Afternoon
Slow Me Down
The Fluke
Rain City
Ho Kill
Midnight Sun
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The next two would be Planet Rain and Skesis
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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2288 on: September 18, 2020, 02:40:34 PM »
I spun Ghost a few days ago. When I'm in the right mood, I love it. Calming, serene and beautiful.

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Re: Devin Townsend v. Offer Your Posts
« Reply #2289 on: Today at 09:04:58 PM »
HAHA....Ooops... :facepalm:

I was looking at the sets from the shows I went to, and glanced at the framed Set-list I got from a Meet and Greet package...

I saw Midnight Sun live already and voted for it... :loser:

It's why I didn't vote for A New Reign either.

Oh well... :lol :lol :lol
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