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by 8088
26 Nov 2021, 12:34
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: JJ Burnel Planet Rock Radio This Sunday from 7pm
Replies: 84
Views: 4934

Re: JJ Burnel Planet Rock Radio This Sunday from 7pm

It's obvious that with DM they intended to appeal to a narrow audience. By and large its existing fan who prefer the first punk feel of the three or four albums. But on DM there were departures - If Something, Lines, Down, Dave and Breathe were deviations from recent albums and DM was all the bette...
by 8088
25 Nov 2021, 11:36
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: No Hugs ...
Replies: 150
Views: 10201

Re: No Hugs ...

This fucking virus is going through the roof all across Europe and France. Lt Kudu. Respiratory infections increasing as Winter arrives - who'd a thunk it? True but France announcing restrictions later, I won't go to gig if I can't get back, hope the tour can go ahead, they may have the Valencienne...
by 8088
25 Nov 2021, 09:48
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: No Hugs ...
Replies: 150
Views: 10201

Re: No Hugs ...

Greatkudu wrote: 25 Nov 2021, 09:18 This fucking virus is going through the roof all across Europe and France. Lt Kudu.
Respiratory infections increasing as Winter arrives - who'd a thunk it?
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 14:40
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

Undeniably but neither sound dated because of the recording techniques employed whereas AS is dated by it's brass section because brass was an overused 80s pop affectation which was my original point about what defines 'dated.' No, both albums literally sound of their time (and thus "dated&quo...
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 14:23
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

It would've sounded different yes (because digital recording had matured) but again, I suspect only to a narrow sector of people aware of such differences. The primary instruments on Aural Sculpture are guitar, bass, drums and keyboards, with occasional brass and backing vocals for decoration. Bruc...
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 13:50
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

If Aural Sculpture had been recorded in 1999 as opposed to in 1983/1984 using the technical equipment of the time it would have sounded very different even if they'd retained the brass section (because brass sections existed prior to 1984, naturally, and continued to exist AFTER 1984) ... It would'...
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 13:36
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

What are the tell tale signs in the recording process that AS was recorded in 1984? A combination of period trends at the mixing stage (the way the levels are balanced, the way the instruments are equalised and the reverbs used) and use of the period equipment of the time. If by period equipment yo...
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 13:24
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

But Aural Sculpture doesn't sound dated because of it's recording quality - whereas early Beatles do. Actually, that IS a reason why Aural Sculpture - or any recording - sounds of its time. It sounds like an album recorded and mixed in 1983/1984 using the technology of the time for an audience of t...
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 13:10
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

Depends - Beatles are a bad example because recording technology was still relatively rudimentary then and does indeed sound dated purely for technical reasons. I'd argue that they're a perfectly good example as they were using the most up to date technology of their time, as The Stranglers were on...
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 11:34
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

Something sounds dated when it employs a sound palette that emerged at a particular time, gets overused and then falls from use. That's *a* reason - but the fact of the matter is that you can't prevent any recording from "dating" ... even those beloved (by many) Beatles records don't soun...
by 8088
24 Nov 2021, 10:08
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts
Replies: 696
Views: 27572

Re: Dark Matters - Second Thoughts

Something sounds dated when it employs a sound palette that emerged at a particular time, gets overused and then falls from use. Think Simmons synthtoms, stock Fairlight CMI samples or deliberate autotuning - as such, Aural Sculptures sounds dated because of it's ornamental brass section that firmly...
by 8088
23 Nov 2021, 18:00
Forum: The Stranglers MKV (2021-)
Topic: JJ Burnel Planet Rock Radio This Sunday from 7pm
Replies: 84
Views: 4934

Re: JJ Burnel Planet Rock Radio This Sunday from 7pm

why would he want to do a solo album? It would be the most obvious thing to do, given that he's now the only original member left. Personally, I'd rather hear a record where the driving force and vision behind it is solely that of an original member of The Stranglers than a record made by an ersatz...