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    Excellent interview. I need to give SP more of a try past their first two albums, which I love. I've only listened to some of their other stuff in bits and pieces.

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    Thanks a lot for posting that. I agree 100%, great interview.

    It's nice to see Corgan open up about his process like this, especially acknowledging the importance of influences and collaborators (Butch Vig, Flood, Alan Moulder, Jimmy Chamberlain). Hearing and seeing his reaction to some of the old music really underscored the fact that underneath the inflated caricature we often see is someone who poured everything he had into making great music, shaping and executing a vision. It's cool to me that he's clearly still so emotionally connected to that time. I feel like I get him a little more now, where just weeks ago (that Paz interview, etc.), I couldn't really muster up anything like that... to say the least.

    Personal context: they were my first favourite band - my dad bought me Mellon Collie on cassette when I was 10, and to go from my parents' record collection (Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Christian music, etc.) and FM radio to that tape blew my fucking mind overnight. It really was like another world, but something about it clicked and resonated with the ten-year old me. Maybe that just points to some of the stuff they talk about in the video: those intuitive, gut-level feelings and the artist trying to stay true to those feelings through all the little choices and details involved in actually making them real. It's cool to get a generous inside view of it that actually lets other people's contributions shine through.

    Even now, that clip of Jellybelly... that is some crazy shit, and it's kinda endearing somehow to see that Corgan feels it too, hearing it again. Like, it's bigger than him.

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    "His head glows in the dark" made me laugh big time.

    I think this vid should be a contractually obligated post every year:


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    Insta post about studio time recording the followup to ATUM.

    #wherethefuckismachina

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    These sessions are for the 'psychedelic' follow up album which is Shiny Vol. 3, comprised of 10 tracks which will be included with the Deluxe version of Atum and then released seperately later.

    I know I'm not the only one who found them charging $300+ partially for songs they haven't recorded yet off-putting.

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    Oh so it's like a Kickstarter except in this case you actually have a chance to receive the product you paid for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    Oh so it's like a Kickstarter except in this case you actually have a chance to receive the product you paid for?
    That's a way of looking at it, I suppose, but hey, I was happy with my copy of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night. :P


    I suppose the thing that bugs me is how calculated the whole thing is. "We're going to put out another album, Atum, in the vein of Cyr. People are going to hate it so right afterward we're going to go and quickly push out a follow-up record that gives people the kind of sound they expect from us."

    I don't lack faith they'll deliver an album. I just doubt that album's going to be particularly interesting because it seems like something rolled off a factory line, as opposed to put out by an artist with something to say.

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    As for Atum itself it befuddles me. It's a constant cycle of "one of the best tracks out of Corgan's pen in ages", "mildly un/interesting" and "what the actual fuck is this?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadaloo View Post
    That's a way of looking at it, I suppose, but hey, I was happy with my copy of Bloodstained: Ritual Of The Night. :P
    I'm still salty about that one. I had the Vita version backed and when they dropped it said they could only offer a PS4 version as recompense and it didn't matter that I didn't have a PS4.

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    I can’t link to it because it’s set to private but there’s going to be a Two Minutes to Late Night cover of “1979” go live tomorrow.

    Daniel Tracy on drums, Jeremy Bolm on vocals, Hunter Burgan on bass, Wade MacNeil on guitar. And of course Gwarsenio also on guitar.

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    can't edit the post (see tech forum) so a new post it is!
    This cover features:

    Jeremy Bolm: Touché Amoré, Hesitation Wounds
    Wade MacNeil:Alexisonfire, Gallows
    Hunter Burgan: AFI
    Daniel Tracy: Deafheaven

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    I like this second batch of songs a lot better

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    Quote Originally Posted by caca View Post
    I like this second batch of songs a lot better

    Me too. Which is not saying much as the first batch was really bad. There really is nothing here to really dig into. It's all very.....meh...

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    It's alright.

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    Maybe I'm in the minority, but I feel like there's more to like than not like. I think Atum is a considerable improvement on Cyr and we still haven't heard a third of it.

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    Oh yeah overall this is way more up my alley than CYR but part 1 was just eh it’s fine part 2 is a solid it’s alright/not bad

    theres hope!

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    The Culling is pretty awesome. Only song since the title track that caused this response for me, though.

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    not listening until all three acts are out. but I like all the response I'm reading online

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    "Moss" fucking RULES

    EDIT: Meow meow meow meow


    Liking this overall.
    Last edited by Zimbo; Today at 01:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimbo View Post
    "Moss" fucking RULES

    EDIT: Meow meow meow meow


    Liking this overall.
    I really liked it when it was debuted on the podcast, but yeah, it's probably my favorite of the Act II songs and I've had it stuck in my head all day.

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