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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #770 on: March 22, 2023, 12:33:42 PM »
I'm a little surprised by how far Nightingale has fallen for a lot of people.  That song rocks.  It's not my favorite on the album, but a lot of people have it at or near the bottom.

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I was kind of 'meh' on Nightingale and Alphabet of Me PRIOR to hearing them in context with the rest of the album. I now REALLY dig them. Honestly, This album might be top 3 for me. It's really a perfectly refined effort from every member of the band. I can't get enough of it.
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #771 on: March 22, 2023, 01:25:15 PM »
I disliked Nightingale until I heard it live. Now it's near the top for me; it completely changed my experience of the song.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #772 on: March 22, 2023, 01:28:31 PM »
I really like the first few tracks (am I hearing some nu jazz influence?) but after that it just feels like the same Haken I'm bored of (i.e., everything they've done post-Visions).

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #773 on: March 22, 2023, 09:06:08 PM »
My ranking of Fauna so far. All of these songs are at least good, I'm starting to enjoy this a lot.

1. The Alphabet of Me
2. Eyes of Ebony
3. Elephants Never Forget
4. Beneath the White Rainbow
5. Island in the Clouds
6. Taurus
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #774 on: March 22, 2023, 10:41:00 PM »
I really like the first few tracks (am I hearing some nu jazz influence?) but after that it just feels like the same Haken I'm bored of (i.e., everything they've done post-Visions).

This just does not compute for me at all. The reason I like it is *because* it feels so different (to me) than their other material.

I no longer partake, but I’m flashing back to those THC musings like, “have you ever wondered if the way you see red…is the same way everyone else sees red? Dude…like maybe everyone is seeing a totally different color that we’re all just calling the same thing even though we’re all seeing it differently… whooooaaaaa”
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #775 on: March 23, 2023, 08:29:19 AM »
The chorus vocals in 'Sempiternal Beings' and 'Beneath the White Rainbow' are simply amazing. From the lyrics to the 'way' Ross sings them.....I can't get enough of them.
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #776 on: March 23, 2023, 02:48:23 PM »
Saw them live yesterday and the new songs (Taurus, The Alphabet of Me, Lovebite) worked really well especially Taurus already being one of my favorites on the album. One of their more powerful songs. It makes me very happy to see them growing as a band and playing bigger venues with each album.
Great to finally see the Virus songs live. For me Carousel and Invasion are among their better songs and Messiah Complex also makes more sense to me after seeing it live.

The combination with Between the Buried And Me worked better then expected. Fantastic show by BTBAM as well with so much more energy compared to the last time I saw them.

Final thought: replacing Diego with Pete probably saves them some transportation costs on the equipment considering the ever expanding instruments Diego was using compared to the more traditional gear Pete is using.


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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #777 on: March 23, 2023, 02:52:52 PM »
It makes me very happy to see them growing as a band and playing bigger venues with each album.

Glad you had fun, and I wanted to bring this up because based on the pictures I've seen when they end their set, it looks like they are playing much bigger crowds than before.  For that, I am happy for the band.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #778 on: March 23, 2023, 03:13:11 PM »
It makes me very happy to see them growing as a band and playing bigger venues with each album.

Glad you had fun, and I wanted to bring this up because based on the pictures I've seen when they end their set, it looks like they are playing much bigger crowds than before.  For that, I am happy for the band.

This was a 3.000 venue. They didn't use full capacity but I estimate an attendance around 1.200 at least

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #779 on: March 23, 2023, 03:26:59 PM »
Shepherd's Bush Empire is 2,000 capacity and they've sold more than 75%. Should be a great gig on Sunday!

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #780 on: March 23, 2023, 03:36:42 PM »
Shepherd's Bush Empire is 2,000 capacity and they've sold more than 75%. Should be a great gig on Sunday!

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #781 on: March 23, 2023, 07:46:32 PM »
Shepherd's Bush Empire is 2,000 capacity and they've sold more than 75%. Should be a great gig on Sunday!


Don’t know why I’m quoting this to ask you this…….but…..will Haken or have they ever recorded a live DVD? Feels like they’re missing out on making some $$$ there
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #782 on: March 23, 2023, 08:09:29 PM »
Shepherd's Bush Empire is 2,000 capacity and they've sold more than 75%. Should be a great gig on Sunday!


Don’t know why I’m quoting this to ask you this…….but…..will Haken or have they ever recorded a live DVD? Feels like they’re missing out on making some $$$ there

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-1VE

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #783 on: March 23, 2023, 09:25:35 PM »
Shepherd's Bush Empire is 2,000 capacity and they've sold more than 75%. Should be a great gig on Sunday!


Don’t know why I’m quoting this to ask you this…….but…..will Haken or have they ever recorded a live DVD? Feels like they’re missing out on making some $$$ there

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-1VE

This is a great live set. I even went out of my way to buy the L+1VE vinyl just to get those four ProgPower USA performances on CD. I really should watch that concert again sometime soon!

I'm hoping they record (either audio and/or video) on their tours this year so we can get some V/VI/F songs on a live release!

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #784 on: March 24, 2023, 06:01:54 AM »
Shepherd's Bush Empire is 2,000 capacity and they've sold more than 75%. Should be a great gig on Sunday!


Don’t know why I’m quoting this to ask you this…….but…..will Haken or have they ever recorded a live DVD? Feels like they’re missing out on making some $$$ there

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-1VE

Cool.  :tup   I thought there was only audio available for this.
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #785 on: March 24, 2023, 07:59:39 AM »
The DVD isn't the greatest concert video, but the performance and audio are still solid.  The DVD also includes the Progpower set which does kind of make it worth the purchase even if I just stated the main show (and even the Progpower set) aren't the best from a visual perspective of a recorded concert. I'm also just bummed that you can't see me in the Progpower video  :lol

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #786 on: March 24, 2023, 08:24:53 AM »
The DVD isn't the greatest concert video, but the performance and audio are still solid.  The DVD also includes the Progpower set which does kind of make it worth the purchase even if I just stated the main show (and even the Progpower set) aren't the best from a visual perspective of a recorded concert. I'm also just bummed that you can't see me in the Progpower video  :lol

You CAN see me in the ProgPower set. :D

Based on the fact that it's kinda... better in every way, I really think they should have had the ProgPower set as the main live release and then added in stuff from the other show.
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #787 on: March 24, 2023, 08:34:05 AM »
I stumbled upon this quiz - 'Can you name all of the songs by Haken (2023)?'. You have 12 minutes.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #788 on: March 24, 2023, 09:15:10 AM »
Fun, I did it in about half the time although 2 minutes of that was trying to remember what the hell the movements of Messiah Complex are and in what order they go! :lol

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #789 on: March 24, 2023, 11:59:21 AM »
I've got everything except Messiah Complex II and III. I thought I knew them, then I clicked 'give up' five minutes in and no way in hell I would've remembered those two.
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #790 on: March 25, 2023, 01:12:20 AM »
After even more listens, I think I've got a solid ranking for Fauna.

(A+ Tier)
1. Eyes of Ebony

(A Tier)
2. Elephants Never Forget
3. The Alphabet of Me
4. Nightingale
5. Beneath the White Rainbow
6. Island in the Clouds
7. Taurus

(B Tier)
8. Sempiternal Beings
9. Lovebite


As far as album rankings go... Fauna doesn't reach the highs that other Haken albums get to, but it is very consistently enjoyable. The Mountain is my #1 Haken album, but after that I'm unsure of how to even rank the rest. They're all so great in their own ways: Affinity and Fauna are what I'd consider the band's most creative and unique works; Aquarius and Vector have many of my favorite instrumental sections from the band; and while Visions and Virus are relatively inconsistent, they also have my two favorite Haken songs (Visions and Messiah Complex). I am impressed with how strong of a discography Haken's built up for seven albums (and an EP I need to hear more of).

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #791 on: March 25, 2023, 02:20:10 AM »
I stumbled upon this quiz - 'Can you name all of the songs by Haken (2023)?'. You have 12 minutes.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/benlewin25/haken

That was fun. Got 53/63.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #792 on: March 31, 2023, 12:17:57 AM »
Last night was pretty great! Haken sure are tight live, I must say that Ray truly is a monster of a drummer, but then again, they all are monster musicians! Nice seeing so much of Virus being represented being they weren't able to tour it on release, it's one of my favorite of theirs. However it would be nice with more Fauna material, but I guess there will come a time for that as well  :coolio

Fantastic show nonetheless, amazing band really! And they're just getting more locked in each time I see them. Peter was GREAT on the keys as well! BTBAM also delivered, gotta check them out more!


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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #793 on: March 31, 2023, 12:22:17 PM »
I stumbled upon this quiz - 'Can you name all of the songs by Haken (2023)?'. You have 12 minutes.

https://www.sporcle.com/games/benlewin25/haken

That was fun. Got 53/63.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #794 on: April 03, 2023, 11:25:02 AM »
This video is pure gold.

Gold.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #795 on: April 03, 2023, 11:27:43 AM »
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #796 on: April 03, 2023, 11:28:29 AM »
This video is pure gold.

Gold.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #797 on: April 03, 2023, 12:14:37 PM »
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #798 on: April 03, 2023, 01:11:06 PM »
That's amazing. :lol

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #799 on: April 03, 2023, 01:19:46 PM »
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #800 on: April 03, 2023, 01:38:43 PM »
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #801 on: April 03, 2023, 09:35:54 PM »
I'm mentally and physically exhausted just thinking about this, but I've bought my tickets for the tour...

Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, Philly, and NYC. Who all will I see?
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #802 on: April 04, 2023, 04:32:05 AM »
Me, me, me!!
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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #803 on: April 04, 2023, 07:38:26 AM »
I expect to hit up the NYC show, but I've got a business trip floating over my head and it worries me that I won't be able to see some of the May shows I have on my calendar so I haven't bought a ticket yet  :( I'm still tentatively planning on going though. I've got 5 May concerts between 8th and 27th that I'd like to see but have held back on purchasing.

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Re: Haken thread v. Fauna, 3rd March 2023
« Reply #804 on: April 04, 2023, 09:51:37 AM »
Me, me, me!!

Figured as much! I'll likely make my way towards Philly after the Boston show, but if you and Lisa want to do something the evening before the Boston show on May 8 let me know! :D
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