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Re: DT15 and Mike's solo album are on the horizon (Timeline for DT15)
« Reply #175 on: September 14, 2020, 12:54:42 AM »
I would love a six degrees or SFAM experience again.
On the other hand, a really proggy album like I&W would surely do too !

But what I don't wish for is an album full of mandatory
-Mandatory wall of sound mastering that kills dynamics and compresses everything
-Mandatory Mangini drumkit, more lively drumskins wouldn't kill, even if I don't ask for sepultura sound either
-Mandatory 1/2 ballads
-Mandatory Radio tunes
-Mandatory pushing back keyboards or bass. in a proggy way a breathing mix with all instruments is so nice
-Mandatory neo-metal/djenting... Unless it serves a purpose higher than pleasing the nowadays teenagers :D

I look like listing things worse than a Karen, but there are a lot of things I easily enjoy as soon as I hit play with DT, like epicness, virtuosity and some kind of storytelling and emotion
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« Reply #176 on: September 14, 2020, 04:22:14 AM »
Wishlists are tricky in music because it's not a mathematical equation, but it has more to do with feelings. With Distance Over Time DT did EVERYTHING I agreed with (working together, more inclusion, more direct songs, no wanking, heavy but not overboard with it), and yet I find myself coming back very rarely to the last album.

I'll just trust them to know what they're doing, as a gut feeling I'd like a bit more of variety, not an all heavy album with the mandatory ballad, I'd wish for more unusual stuff, like dunno - an opener that flies by and you don't even notice it's 10 minutes long, a weird and off field tune, a song that starts slow and has a gradual crescendo like Octavarium but doesn't need 24 minutes to do it, stuff that makes you think "wow, they never really did this kind of song before". But as I said, I'll just trust them to capitalize on the positive and fulfilling experience that recording d/t was, and do whatever they feel like doing.
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Re: DT15 and Mike's solo album are on the horizon (Timeline for DT15)
« Reply #177 on: September 14, 2020, 07:27:34 AM »
My wish list is that DT fans stop bitching and whining about what they want and what they don't want.

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« Reply #178 on: September 14, 2020, 08:20:43 AM »
My wish list is that DT fans stop bitching and whining about what they want and what they don't want.

Pssh. That's any band.

The only thing I'd want the band to do at this point. Is The Astonishing with Full Orchestra and Choir, with guest vocalists. Filmed and with some production like The Theater Equation.

The next album, I don't care what they do. D/T satisfied my Dream Theater hunger, and I'm now full and everything else after is just dessert.
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« Reply #179 on: September 14, 2020, 08:26:56 AM »
I really don't know what I want at this point. After ADTOE and DT12 I wanted them to make a more melodic and conceptually structured album. So they released TA which I didn't warm up to at all - I still rank it dead last of all their albums. Shorter songs or longer epics, melodic or heavier, concept or no concept - I guess it all depends on the end results for me.

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« Reply #180 on: September 14, 2020, 09:31:27 AM »
My wish list is that DT fans stop bitching and whining about what they want and what they don't want.

There would be no DTF then :rollin
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 #181 on: September 14, 2020, 11:11:37 AM »
Id be satisfied with another DoT only with a couple songs that are 10-15 minutes. But whatever they do Im sure will be awesome.

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« Reply #182 on: September 14, 2020, 01:52:27 PM »
I LOVE TV but that's not surprising as I expect this kind of work from JP.

What puzzles me is that the same people who like this album are some of the same people who dislike D12 and the TA. JP and JR have been the melodic voice of DR and once MP left the band it was immediately apparent as to whom was responsible to the melody aspect of DT.
DT12 and TA are chock full of melodic moments and I can hear plenty of moments reminiscent of D12 and even Systematic Chaos.

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« Reply #183 on: September 14, 2020, 02:48:30 PM »
Perhaps a more organic approach to the vocals. . JLB has a very nice natural sounding voice, so stay away from the chorus effect.  Delay is ok because it gives a live feel to the music, but chorus changes the tone too much.
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« Reply #184 on: September 14, 2020, 03:17:24 PM »
Perhaps a more organic approach to the vocals. . JLB has a very nice natural sounding voice, so stay away from the chorus effect.  Delay is ok because it gives a live feel to the music, but chorus changes the tone too much.

Could be JLB himself who prefers the chorus.
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« Reply #185 on: September 14, 2020, 05:24:17 PM »
OK guys, so, as was posted today, DT will postpone the Australian dates into next year.
Where was this posted? The official website still shows the Australian and Japanese dates happening in November.
here: https://www.facebook.com/TheDreamTheaterWorld/posts/4358118274263480 (and on DT's Facebook as well here: https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater/posts/10157351340577181) And yes, I know it would have been wiser of me to indicate the links right away. Sorry.
Thanks for those links, Max. Makes me wonder why they didn't post the same/similar thing for the Japanese dates....
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« Reply #186 on: September 15, 2020, 12:41:47 AM »
Wishing for people not liking wishlists not to whine on a on-topic wishlist convo :D

Maybe the difference without MP is that they do less "inspiration corner" listening to other artists CDs and get inspired, like never enough vs stockholm syndrome from muse etc...
We do get a lot of metallica vibes and some solos have hints of satriani etc...But I lack this expansion, assimilating new styles and details.

Not wishing for djent, or polyphia styled bleeps and bloops tho

I mean if we can get an album with songs as diverse as in SFAM, like home is just wow!

ADTOE was very diverse, but it's a little special since it was a transition and they probably had a lot of song material to use...idk
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« Reply #187 on: September 15, 2020, 06:46:20 AM »
I mean if we can get an album with songs as diverse as in SFAM, like home is just wow!
You mean with it's 46 and 2 inspired bass line?    ;) ;D

But yeah, I agree in general with what you're saying.
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« Reply #188 on: September 15, 2020, 09:50:48 AM »
I just hope they have fun while creating the new music. 
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« Reply #189 on: September 16, 2020, 12:48:23 AM »
I just hope they have fun while creating the new music.

This is the most important. Not being "forced" to write something to appeal to the (super demanding) audience.
Just have fun, explore new stuff, allow everyone to express their ideas, and let the music breathe.

I wouldn't mind more "epic" songs of course, and i would definitely expect the same (and better) sound quality as on DoT.

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« Reply #190 on: September 16, 2020, 07:43:54 AM »
I really dont know where they would go from D/T. Theyve almost written every type of song you could ask from the band. I suppose Id like to see a 30 odd minute song from them just to see how theyd approach it structure-wise and maybe another instrumental. Maybe a suite like mind beside itself? All I know is they tend to do something at least slightly different each time so Im not expecting D/T#2. I enjoy everything they put out anyway so Im sure whatever they write will make me happy.

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Re: DT15 and Mike's solo album are on the horizon (Timeline for DT15)
« Reply #191 on: September 17, 2020, 02:48:53 AM »
Well now that they have their own studio - they can literally take as long as they want.

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« Reply #192 on: September 17, 2020, 03:21:00 AM »
I really dont know where they would go from D/T. Theyve almost written every type of song you could ask from the band. I suppose Id like to see a 30 odd minute song from them just to see how theyd approach it structure-wise and maybe another instrumental. Maybe a suite like mind beside itself? All I know is they tend to do something at least slightly different each time so Im not expecting D/T#2. I enjoy everything they put out anyway so Im sure whatever they write will make me happy.

Yeah, we could have a debate, which couple of albums had less differences? probably Systematic Chaos > Black Clouds and Dramatic > DT12, and they're not even that similar anyway.
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