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  1. From "11:11" to "Far"

    quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: quote: Originally posted by Stepped On A Syringe: i love everything. but i prefer a crackly, rough recording of 8th floor with drums with a ton of raw emotion than a dragging, slow but glossy version of Genius Next Door! Oh well there is no satisfying everyone. GND on "Far" is brilliant! You can't start a thread with an open-ended question then devalue those who don't agree with you. Defeats the purpose of a discussion!
  2. Far "Purists vs Non-Purists"

    I care because I find the sound of them really annoying. It sounds unnatural - cymbals don't sound the same every time they're hit. Also, when she's clearly going for big lush arrangements, it seems strange to me to settle for sampled drums? It may also be that this is what I do for a living, so bad production sticks out to me in a way that I can't suppress. All I'm saying is that if she really had to use sampled drums, whoever produced it could have done it a lot better.
  3. Far "Purists vs Non-Purists"

    The drums on Far are definitely programmed. If not, they're beatmatched. It's highly possible that they used Drumagog or something similar to take the real hits and replace them with drum samples. It's not so much the timing that gives it away, it's the way every hit sounds exactly the same.
  4. Far "Purists vs Non-Purists"

    quote: Originally posted by Tamx: Maybe if they had used real drums instead of fake computer drums, it would sound better (like on recent live versions) Yeah, I'm not too keen on the programmed drums either. This all being said, it's not so bad that I'm not giving it a fair crack of the whip, but there's some tracks I just have to skip.
  5. Far "Purists vs Non-Purists"

    Well, according to Wikipedia the album's producer was: "Mike Elizondo, Jacknife Lee, Jeff Lynne, David Kahne, Regina Spektor" It's pretty tricky to get a feel for an album as a whole, and get it to flow correctly when you have so many different producers - I think this is why the album seems disjointed and why each track has a different sound to the one before it. It's pretty easy to spot which tracks are David Kahne (he produced Begin To Hope) and which are Jacknife Lee, for example.
  6. Far "Purists vs Non-Purists"

    I'm still undecided about this album. As a long-time Regina fan, she seems to have sacrificed true emotion for production, and I don't see why. Soviet Kitsch was a perfect balance of both raw emotion and grandiose production/instrumentation. Now, that's not to say I don't like the whole album. There's some really good tracks on here, and The Calculation is beautifully produced, written, played, emoted. It just proves to me that she can still do what she does best. This album seems to be Regina trying to do too much. The production in some places is amazing, and in others it's just shoddy (Machine has clipping all over the place). There's too much clutter in the mix which leaves Regina struggling to be prominent at times. Maybe this is another "Dylan goes electric" case, but I'm at least going to give the album a few more plays through before I make a final decision.
  7. Spicy Soup!?

    I'm about to make Curried Sweet Potato Soup! It's up to you how "burn your mouth off" you make it... BTW, this is for making a BIG pot of soup. CURRIED SWEET POTATO SOUP serves six 3 large sweet potatoes, chopped 6 large potatoes, chopped 2 large onions, chopped 2 stock cubes (made up with hot water as on the packet; chicken or vegetable) 1 pint of milk oil (for frying onions) single cream [optional] fry onions on a low heat until golden and almost cooked. add potatoes and sweet potatoes and stir well. season. add stock and milk. cook, covered, until the vegetables are soft. (you may need to stir occasionally if the liquid level does not cover the veg) whizz with a liquidizer stick, and add lots of curry powder (about six tablespoons) and as much chilli powder as you dare (keep tasting as you add). leave on a low heat to cook in the spices for about 10 - 15 mins. check seasoning. serve in bowls with an optional swirl of cream.
  8. Cream of peanut butter soup

    Found this on the internet. You know when you see things that sound so disgusting that you have to try them to prove yourself wrong? Here's one! 2 celery tops 285ml water 1 teaspoon sea salt 4 celery sticks 1 tablespoon grated onion 30g butter 2 tablespoons plain flour 3 tablespoons peanut butter 425ml milk freshly ground black pepper paprika Chop the celery tops and cook them in the water with the salt for about 10 minutes. Strain, reserving the water but discarding the celery tops. Chop the celery finely. Saute this with the onion in the butter for 2 minutes in a large saucepan. Stir in the flour. When well blended, add the peanut butter and mix well. Stir in the milk and celery water. Stir over a low heat until the mixture boils. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with black pepper. When serving, sprinkle generously with paprika.
  9. Cream of peanut butter soup

    Found this on the internet. You know when you see things that sound so disgusting that you have to try them to prove yourself wrong? Here's one! 2 celery tops 285ml water 1 teaspoon sea salt 4 celery sticks 1 tablespoon grated onion 30g butter 2 tablespoons plain flour 3 tablespoons peanut butter 425ml milk freshly ground black pepper paprika Chop the celery tops and cook them in the water with the salt for about 10 minutes. Strain, reserving the water but discarding the celery tops. Chop the celery finely. Saute this with the onion in the butter for 2 minutes in a large saucepan. Stir in the flour. When well blended, add the peanut butter and mix well. Stir in the milk and celery water. Stir over a low heat until the mixture boils. Simmer for 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with black pepper. When serving, sprinkle generously with paprika.
  10. music-lovers' soup

    Would this be served with milk chocolate or dark chocolate?
  11. Pizza?

    I think that the "crust" idea could be accomplished with a slice of a crusty French stick. It'd be like when you have French onion soup, and they float a small slice of this bread with cheese on it in the middle of the bowl.
  12. This is probably a very stupid question...

    Leek and potato soup is my favourite.
  13. This is probably a very stupid question...

    I'd actually compare Regina's songs to soup. Like a big hug from someone in a wooly jumper, when it's cold. I don't know what I mean by that... it just seems to make sense.
  14. Wulfrun Wolverhampton UK show

    I'm going! I live in South Wales, me and a friend are driving up - well she's driving us up anyway, I can't drive yet. I'm soo excited! FOUR DAYS!!! What's the Wulfrun hall like? Anyone know anything about the venue?