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Title: The Instrumentals
Post by: tomskerous on November 29, 2008, 12:15:41 AM
Bless you Jem, I wasn't expecting to laugh out loud at those.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Ash on November 29, 2008, 08:02:06 AM
I didn't want to spoil it for those waiting for signed copies but yes very funny.   :lol:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Brom on November 29, 2008, 08:14:41 AM
Ditto!!  :D
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: turbo on November 29, 2008, 10:51:50 AM
not sure if its me or my disc but i cant get the instrumentals to play can anyone help  :oops:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: xelerad on November 29, 2008, 11:12:29 AM
Quote from: "turbo"
not sure if its me or my disc but i cant get the instrumentals to play can anyone help  :oops:

They're in the extra DVD that comes with the special edition, just put it in your pc and browse that disc. And prepare to have fun!

(not only they are awesome and let you pick some details that could have gone unnoticed with the regular album, but also...  :lol: )
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: turbo on November 29, 2008, 12:05:10 PM
yeh i know there on the dvd but when i put it on my pc it plays all the vidieo stuff but not the instrumentals . im starting to think ive got a duff one  :cry:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Pedro on November 29, 2008, 12:50:35 PM
What do you expect the disc to do?
The "instrumentals" item on the DVD menu just puts up a message saying pretty much what xelrad said above. If I "explore" the DVD I can get to the folder and the mp3s are all in there.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: LivingForever on November 29, 2008, 01:10:33 PM
Put disc in PC
Shut Down DVD Player software
Go to 'My Computer'
Right click your DVD drive
Choose 'Explore' from drop down list
Find goodies!


Is it me or is the sound of the instrumentals much less 'harsh'? Not such a good explanation but it sounds to me more like natural instruments sound (e.g. Andy's drums where you can hear every little thing he's doing instead of a big wall of percussion...)

I guess removing the vocals allow eveything else to breathe in the mix so you can pick things out - I guess the instrumentals are also mastered differently?

 :)
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Qjimbo on November 29, 2008, 01:50:58 PM
I should probably be slapped for wanting the instrumentals in FLAC (http://http://flac.sourceforge.net) format, but I do love my losslessness =(

But yes, they are awesome  :D
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Gandalf1986 on November 29, 2008, 01:59:06 PM
Instrumentals are beauuutiful! :lol:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: EVP on November 29, 2008, 02:09:12 PM
So there is an instrumental of Dear Dead Days on the DVD?

OH? I can't for my copy. The Lovely Deb sent me a note with my EMIA shirt and Beanie
stating that my copy will on the way when they're done signing it.

Thankyou BTW TLD
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Ash on November 29, 2008, 02:34:34 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"


Is it me or is the sound of the instrumentals much less 'harsh'? Not such a good explanation but it sounds to me more like natural instruments sound (e.g. Andy's drums where you can hear every little thing he's doing instead of a big wall of percussion...)

I guess removing the vocals allow eveything else to breathe in the mix so you can pick things out - I guess the instrumentals are also mastered differently?

 :)

Re my post on what are my favourite tracks - I agree, they really assisted in my loving the album.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: turbo on November 29, 2008, 02:58:55 PM
Quote from: "LivingForever"
Put disc in PC
Shut Down DVD Player software
Go to 'My Computer'
Right click your DVD drive
Choose 'Explore' from drop down list
Find goodies!


Is it me or is the sound of the instrumentals much less 'harsh'? Not such a good explanation but it sounds to me more like natural instruments sound (e.g. Andy's drums where you can hear every little thing he's doing instead of a big wall of percussion...)

I guess removing the vocals allow eveything else to breathe in the mix so you can pick things out - I guess the instrumentals are also mastered differently?

 :)
                                                                                                                                     Ta very much liveing forever,found em at last must be a bit dim hey. :D
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Pedro on November 29, 2008, 03:07:25 PM
Quote from: "Gandalf1986"
Instrumentals are beauuutiful! :lol:
...and instructional (you can hear so much more of the detail) and brain-fooling (first few listens I couldn't help but hear the vocals) and unexpectedly fun in places (Jem....you're deffo the guy who put the "mental" into the word! ;) ).  :)

Here's a slightly more gear corner question; Can the panel help me with the filter/eq settings to get something to sound like it's coming from a transistor radio? Not tried too hard yet but the current results are sounding more phone line than radio.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: wickedwitch on November 29, 2008, 03:12:41 PM
on my itunes playlist the instrumental of wonderland went straight into a sample from the toys section with lots of whispering on then seamlessly into 'just a little bit' by some girl band and i wasnt in the least surprised at hearing this on a frost cd. admittedly i thought that the 'just a little bit' song sounded vaguely familiar but, as those who know me well know, i dont spend much time in the post 1950 era!

the other stuff is fun too, though it does distract from me warbling along to the songs. this coudl be seen as a good thing though!
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 30, 2008, 12:06:41 PM
Listened to it in bed on headphones last night. Partner had just switched her light off to go to sleep when Wonderland started.
I was giggling so much i kept getting the dissapproving paddington stare look from her till it finished!
Jem is officially mad as a hatter. :D
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: tomskerous on November 30, 2008, 12:31:12 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
the dissapproving paddington stare

I'm used to that whenever Frost* gets mentioned anyway, but yes TWD (the wife dolan) got particularly grumpy about my watching the youtube clips in bed and cackling away while she was dozing off.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Dave M on November 30, 2008, 08:27:09 PM
Spousal grumpiness with Frosties seems a common problem .. have we become too obsessed ?
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Pedro on November 30, 2008, 08:36:13 PM
Form a T-Shirt I saw once :-
"Obsessed" - a word used by the weak to describe the dedicated.

Of course, I wouldn't recommend this as a line to use on one's spouse when one's laughing is keeping one's spouse awake.... :shock:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: wickedwitch on November 30, 2008, 08:38:14 PM
frosties obsessed? surely not!  :oops:  i am, however, going to have to hide my latest purchase from the good ship Frost* from Mr Witch for fear of raised eyebrows, pursed lips and and a hard stare. luckily that completely does it for me so i win either way!  :twisted:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Dave M on November 30, 2008, 08:49:07 PM
Minx !  :D
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Fogeyspasm on November 30, 2008, 10:55:38 PM
My partner must be the exception as she does like a lot of it. She just wasn't impressed with my nocturnal listening habit but especially the giggling at the "Thunder Frog"  bit?
Not sure if thats what its called as ive only heard it once and i was helpless.
The only other thing she complained about was i left the cd on in the car and it was on the quiet intro to Welcome to Nowhere turned up quite loud and she managed to get around 100 yards before armageddon ensued from the speakers. She has warned me to turn it down before she gets in from now onwards but she will listen to it.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: PaulBM on December 01, 2008, 01:26:21 PM
Quote from: "Dave M"
Spousal grumpiness with Frosties seems a common problem ..

Ah, not me sir. We had a great evening of live music at a local pub Saturday (Buster James (http://http://www.busterjames.com) Sadly their website is Flash only and takes an age to load) and my wife proudly wore one of her Frost* T-Shirts. She'll want a CD or two burnt to keep in her car when EMIA appears here.

It's great when the whole household likes the same music. ;) Only music my sons have played that I didn't like was some of the more aggressive death metal like tracks by Opeth. Admittedly it was early one Saturday morning and my son was using the track as his alarm clock. The theory being it'd wake him and make him cross the room to turn it off.  :roll:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: silver1 on December 02, 2008, 01:38:56 AM
Ah, yes! Since I ordered the Special Edition of EIMA, this is one of the features I am most excited for!

I am assuming that you can transfer the instrumental files to an mp3 player, correct?

(Well, once I recieve my copy I should be able to find out myself...  :twisted: )
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Pedro on December 02, 2008, 06:34:20 AM
Quote from: "silver1"
Ah, yes! Since I ordered the Special Edition of EIMA, this is one of the features I am most excited for!

I am assuming that you can transfer the instrumental files to an mp3 player, correct?

(Well, once I recieve my copy I should be able to find out myself...  :twisted: )
Yep, just copy them straight off the disk.  :)
Welcome to the board!  :)
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: tomskerous on December 02, 2008, 08:06:37 PM
Hello Silver1. Pull up a sofa, or if you'd prefer to stand, pull up a floor.

Enjoy the silliness.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: catherine on December 02, 2008, 08:31:41 PM
After listening to the Wonderland instrumental, I've began to doubt my own sanity. Or should I be doubting Jem's?
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Pedro on December 02, 2008, 08:35:02 PM
Quote from: "catherine"
After listening to the Wonderland instrumental, I've began to doubt my own sanity. Or should I be doubting Jem's?
The clue is in the title - instru-mental. :)
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: wickedwitch on December 02, 2008, 08:36:59 PM
i think he's a bit bonkers... but in a good way!
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Tricky on December 02, 2008, 09:50:51 PM
I think it was Livingforever who noted that the instrumentals seem to be mixed differently, or maybe its just the extra space in the mix.  I'd agree.  I can hear so much more of the underlying twiddly bits in all the songs; especially Wonderland - those extra vocal parts just don't show up in the regular mix   ;)  :shock:  :)
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Pedro on December 03, 2008, 06:39:26 AM
Watching some of the Frost* Reports now, having heard the stuff "a few times" (sorry to those who haven't yet) I'm really enjoying connecting the bits we got to hear back then with the finished tracks.
It's quite surprising the level of detail that goes in to the creation process that ends up not being *obvious* in the final pieces until several listens in or maybe only gets noticed in the instrumental or even only where Jem has pointed them out, like some of the guitar work in "Toys" or the liquid vocals in "Secret Song".
Marvellous!  :)
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Sean on December 03, 2008, 06:53:55 AM
You know I'm glad he Jem gave us the instrumental, the other night 2 of my friends and I got drunk and put that in the cd player. There's nothing like 3 drunk guys trying to hit high notes and sing the wrong lyrics for the song. I still can't remember large chunks of that night though.... On a more serious note, I wish that I had the instrumental for the "Secret Song", but having the instrumentals makes it easier to transcribe the songs.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: tomskerous on December 04, 2008, 12:57:48 AM
As I've previously said re Belinda, I'm a bit cloth-eared, but I thought I detected 'the choir of chaps' in among the instrumentals. Which is surely No2 in the list of Mellotron cliches...
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Dave M on December 04, 2008, 02:10:35 AM
have to say I love listening to the instrumentals as much as the main tracks ... Thanks Jem what a spankingly great idea !
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: RWA on December 14, 2008, 02:58:46 PM
Due to a hectic schedule and the late arrival of the discs I had the first listen to the instrumentals today.

Quote from: "Tricky"
I think it was Livingforever who noted that the instrumentals seem to be mixed differently, or maybe its just the extra space in the mix.  I'd agree.  I can hear so much more of the underlying twiddly bits in all the songs;
Word! I love that.  :D

Quote from: "Tricky"
especially Wonderland - those extra vocal parts just don't show up in the regular mix   ;)  :shock:  :)
"I bet you weren't expecting this!" :lol:







I wonder if this will ever be performed live!  :shock:
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: wickedwitch on December 14, 2008, 08:54:25 PM
they are very soothing to have on in the morning with toast and tea. x
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: TonyB on December 15, 2008, 12:32:48 PM
Hadn't actually gotten round to listening to Wonderland as an instrumental yet..

It has actually made my day...Bloody brilliant. Especially the "Chipmunks do Lo-fi" bit  :mrgreen:

And there was me pissing myself about the bit in Welcome to nowhere..!!

As mad as a spoon...it's official
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: TonyB on December 15, 2008, 12:37:16 PM
Quote from: "Fogeyspasm"
i left the cd on in the car and it was on the quiet intro to Welcome to Nowhere turned up quite loud and she managed to get around 100 yards before armageddon ensued from the speakers.

I actually just laughed out loud when I read that :)
I may have made the same mistake (it's not really a mistake though is it... ;) )
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: L33VEY on December 15, 2008, 06:04:25 PM
Quote from: "Dave M"
have to say I love listening to the instrumentals as much as the main tracks ... Thanks Jem what a spankingly great idea !


Here Hear.  Just listened to them for the first time.  Always a bit wary of instrumentals, but these work brilliantly having heard the full thing first.  Wonder if other artists could get away with it, or would this show the lack of depth in some things around?
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: tomskerous on February 06, 2009, 10:13:25 PM
By the way, was going through the hard disk and found this Peel T-shirt that never was:

(http://http://www.leaningforward.com/frostmedia/no-goose-flirting_sm.gif)

some of you will, of course, now be familiar with its origin...
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Brom on February 07, 2009, 11:01:39 AM
Quote from: "tomskerous"
By the way, was going through the hard disk and found this Peel T-shirt that never was:

(http://http://www.leaningforward.com/frostmedia/no-goose-flirting_sm.gif)

some of you will, of course, now be familiar with its origin...

Err... If you think you're going to get a duck on Valentine's Day, you'd better think again? - maybe?
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: eviani on March 14, 2009, 08:01:47 PM
I FINALLY got around to listening to these.

Wonderland made my friend and I laugh so hard we started crying.  A wonderful little surprise.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: tomskerous on March 15, 2009, 12:36:36 AM
Quote from: "Brom"
Err... If you think you're going to get a duck on Valentine's Day, you'd better think again? - maybe?

That's not a duck. Have a closer gander.
Title: Re: The Instrumentals
Post by: Gandalf1986 on March 16, 2009, 10:42:40 AM
That's a flirting goose!