Frost*ies

Frost* => Frost* => Topic started by: gr8gonzo on May 27, 2016, 05:08:47 AM

Title: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 27, 2016, 05:08:47 AM
Eight years on from EIMA, satellites fall upon us. The day has arrived. Enjoy, everyone.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: owen on May 27, 2016, 06:35:22 AM
It's not here yet :-[ 6:30am and no sign

Not happy yet
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: turbo on May 27, 2016, 07:16:41 AM
Got mine yesterday, its everything i hoped it would be, BRILLIANT.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: manoncharles on May 27, 2016, 08:53:45 AM
It's on Spotify by the way. I have soooooo much things to say about it.

But I'll wait until most of you hear it :-)
Just a question though : is Lights Out any different from the Clouda version ? I did not hear any difference from memory, but I don't have the time to check closely.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Brom on May 27, 2016, 09:27:40 AM
In other news, I've just had a crusty roll with a rasher of grilled bacon, fried egg and mushrooms inside... it was deelish... 8)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 27, 2016, 09:37:30 AM
Hear hear! Happy Frost* Day everybody!

Mine has just arrived (well, my first order of the vinyl has at least. Glad it comes with a CD too!). Not listened yet as I'm expecting a phone call. Soon.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Ivor on May 27, 2016, 09:39:07 AM
Nuthin' here yet man... gettin' jittery.... I'm gettin' jittery I tell ya.  :-\
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 27, 2016, 09:47:49 AM
Nuthin' here yet man... gettin' jittery.... I'm gettin' jittery I tell ya.  :-\

We're rooting for ya!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: owen on May 27, 2016, 09:56:44 AM
In other news, I've just had a crusty roll with a rasher of grilled bacon, fried egg and mushrooms inside... it was deelish... 8)

One of the top 10 most wonderful things on this planet, if done right (drools)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Mooncat on May 27, 2016, 10:06:46 AM
At work all day, and then out gigging tonight.
Hoping that it arrives so I can chuck it in the car for the drive to and from the gig, and for the 'big shop' in the morning
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: BrendanGee on May 27, 2016, 10:18:08 AM
Argh, it wasn't in my post this morning!
Suppose it will turn up tomorrow but I'm going to be out most of this weekend, which means that if it doesn't get posted through the door I'll be looking at having to wait until Monday to get my package.
I can't take it!  :'(
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: owen on May 27, 2016, 10:23:22 AM
Shall I break it to him it's bank holiday weekend, which means no post until Tuesday?
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: BrendanGee on May 27, 2016, 10:26:33 AM
Aw man!!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: MikeEvs on May 27, 2016, 10:53:42 AM
Post man's just been and delivered new CD and t-shirt  :)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: rogerg on May 27, 2016, 11:21:26 AM
In other news, I've just had a crusty roll with a rasher of grilled bacon, fried egg and mushrooms inside... it was deelish... 8)

good try! ;D
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: NeiloMac on May 27, 2016, 12:13:51 PM
The album, I has it.

It's rather good, isn't it?   ;D
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 27, 2016, 12:17:27 PM
This is The Netherlands calling ...

Our 12 points go to ...

Or would go to, if we'd heard it yet ...  :(

In the meantime, here's one of our favourite tunes from 1975, perhaps providing inspiration to Jem, John, Nathan, & Craig for this summer's stage outfits.  8)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI78Bqp6z6g (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI78Bqp6z6g)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: lyn on May 27, 2016, 12:26:55 PM
WOW!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Ivor on May 27, 2016, 12:31:18 PM
Hopes fading... :(
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: H3WMW on May 27, 2016, 12:40:22 PM
Hey gang!!  Long time no see. It's been a while since I've been on here but you know what, I'm glad I'm still a member of this great forum.

I have received my "clear vinyl" copy of the new Falling Satellites album today which comes with a complimentary CD as well.

What a stunning album. My favourite album of 2016 for definite!!! Love it. Love it. LOVE IT!!!!!

And well done to my friend Paul Tippett who designed the album cover and artwork. Amazing stuff!!!!

I'm one happy Frost*ie this morning!!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Ivor on May 27, 2016, 12:59:09 PM
 :) ;) :D ;D

Yeehaa!!!

 8)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 27, 2016, 01:04:01 PM
:) ;) :D ;D

Yeehaa!!!

 8)

Woo!!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Rook on May 27, 2016, 01:51:26 PM
The Australian ones were sent out early, weren't they? So we could all have a listen together? And I wouldn't have to sit hear and read all the rave reviews while I sit here and sadly watch the mailbox for my preorder? Guys?

<wipes away a tear>

Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 27, 2016, 01:56:26 PM
The Australian ones were sent out early, weren't they? So we could all have a listen together? And I wouldn't have to sit hear and read all the rave reviews while I sit here and sadly watch the mailbox for my preorder? Guys?

<wipes away a tear>

Join the club, mate, I'm afraid  :(
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Brom on May 27, 2016, 02:16:41 PM
The Australian ones were sent out early, weren't they? So we could all have a listen together? And I wouldn't have to sit hear and read all the rave reviews while I sit here and sadly watch the mailbox for my preorder? Guys?

<wipes away a tear>

Join the club, mate, I'm afraid  :(

I'm in the club too!  :'( Never mind, something to look forward to
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: owen on May 27, 2016, 02:24:31 PM
Clearly the Wigan postie also delivers in NL and Oz >:( >:( :(

EDIT  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: DavSel on May 27, 2016, 06:23:01 PM
Happy Frost* day all you wonderful Frost*ies!  ;D
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: D S on May 27, 2016, 06:29:25 PM
CD, t-shirt and signed postcard in today's post!  8)  Thanks Nellie (& Royal Mail).
First listen coming up shortly.
I notice in the sleeve notes Jem thanks "the Mighty Frosties for unstinting years of love and support whatever the weather".  :)  Thank you Jem for providing us with the reason to be Frost*ies in the first place!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 27, 2016, 06:54:37 PM
I notice in the sleeve notes Jem thanks "the Mighty Frosties for unstinting years of love and support whatever the weather".  :)  Thank you Jem for providing us with the reason to be Frost*ies in the first place!

Yes, this a million times!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: wmsheep2 on May 27, 2016, 07:09:18 PM
Nope - Guessing (hoping) things will turn up tomorrow whilst I am at work.

Nevermind - got the new BBT album to listen to.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: owen on May 27, 2016, 07:12:49 PM
Bloody hell. I haven't. Oh well I know which I'd prefer
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Mikey on May 27, 2016, 07:23:11 PM
Post man's just been and delivered new CD and t-shirt  :)
Ditto, though it was left outside.
Question is..........will it replace Red Bazar in the vehicular CD player?
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: lyn on May 27, 2016, 07:33:40 PM
CD, t-shirt and signed postcard in today's post!  8)  Thanks Nellie (& Royal Mail).
First listen coming up shortly.
I notice in the sleeve notes Jem thanks "the Mighty Frosties for unstinting years of love and support whatever the weather".  :)  Thank you Jem for providing us with the reason to be Frost*ies in the first place!

What he said...  And the other awesome original sounds arrived today too! Thank you!!! Reviews are good...  Tough audience here,  too!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 27, 2016, 10:07:43 PM
Nothing in the post yet here, but I'm not complaining. Happy to wait for the shiny shiny. I even refuse to download it.  :)

#patienceisavirtue
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: rogerg on May 27, 2016, 10:58:15 PM
Yup. Didn't make it here, either, but I wasn't really expecting it to get here, just hoping.  I'm starting a three day weekend, and school is for the most part over, so we're going out for a nice steak tonight. and maybe some dancing. and very likely some beverages.

;D
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: lyn on May 28, 2016, 12:17:25 AM
K2's view... "This whole album is an experiment.  The Dubstep in Towerblock is really  interesting..." He is eligible for half price most places and has just grown big enough to need a full sized bike.  We had left him to listen while we went down the pub... to spend an hour or so discussing our first thoughts on hearing flng stlts.  Milk it,  Godfrey et al...
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 28, 2016, 11:08:58 AM
Day Two in the European Continent Big Brother House, and the inhabitants are glum.

There is silence.

A deafening silence.

To cheer ourselves up, we shall dance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHZR9SA5pOg)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: RobRideout on May 28, 2016, 11:38:51 AM
Holy god damn. I got this album yesterday in the post and had a little listening party to my fancy new vinyl with a couple of friends who I showed Frost* ages ago. It's just ludicrous. I think Towerblock is genuinely one of the best things I have ever heard.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Mikey on May 28, 2016, 11:56:05 AM
Do I detect the influence of Dr Vai on numbers?
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: owen on May 28, 2016, 12:53:57 PM
Dear TA/Rook/Gonzo/Rog any other poor sod who hasn't got it

Don't worry

It's worth the wait

And I really wouldn't bother with streaming, there's too much to miss for that nonsense. For instance I haven't even come across the Morse code
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: D S on May 28, 2016, 01:23:29 PM
OK, initial thoughts after about 3 listens to this monumental work, so I'm only just beginning to get my head around all that is going on.

There are some clear favourites already.  Numbers would be a belter of a show opener - v up-tempo.  Really reminds me of the Police's Synchronicity 1, in a good way.  Heartstrings was already a favourite but has been subtly reworked from the demo.  Closer to the Sun really builds and a huge smile came over my face when the unmistakable sound of Satch came in.  :) TRATDOTLBI7/8 has a lot in it and has Frost* stamped all over it. Nice Day For It... is, quite simply, the best thing which Jem has done since Milliontown as far as my taste buds are concerned - just pure audio bliss and features bits of Heartstrings reworked in a very Duke's Travels sort of way.  Mr Banks would be jealous.  British Wintertime starts beautifully (I'd love to know the back story to the lyrics...  ???) and builds Anathema-like to one of the biggest sounds I've ever heard, before calming down to a whisper at the end - stunning.

The others I'm still getting used to.  Lantern I knew already and I think I prefer the piano version but need to hear it a few more times.  Signs has JM taking the lead vocals so almost has a IB / Lonely Robot feel instead of Frost* but has a great PT / Muse guitar riff in the middle.  Lights Out has some nice expensive chords and I recall Jem posting it previously in its Clouda project form.  Towerblock is the one I'm struggling with.  The first 2 and a half minutes will never be my favourite bit of Frost* (sorry, all the dubstep Pro Tools trickery is very clever but leaves me cold  :-[).  I first listened to the album with headphones on pretty loud and I nearly crapped myself at the sound 12 seconds in - you are warned!  :o ;D

Overall, already this is a worthy addition to the Frost* canon.  No, it's not Milliontown or EIMA, nor should it be.  It is a genuine progression in terms of both songwriting and sounds.  Finally, I should add that Blunders and Nathan both played a blinder and are now fully integrated as part of the band as much as Jem and John.  Really looking forward to hearing new tracks live now!  8)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: D S on May 28, 2016, 01:46:25 PM
Do I detect the influence of Dr Vai on numbers?
Yes, I spotted that as well as the Police influence!  ;)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Mikey on May 28, 2016, 01:52:23 PM
  No, it's not Milliontown or EIMA,
I think it's more of an experiment than experiments. Possibly too much variation, not that it's not good, but it doesn't quite seem to flow. Maybe it's the tracks we already know well, mixed with the newer ones. Doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it though 8)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 28, 2016, 01:54:33 PM
I first listened to the album with headphones on pretty loud and I nearly crapped myself at the sound 12 seconds in - you are warned!

The same happened to me. 3 times!!! I thought someone had knocked on the door, or something had fallen over in the other room, or perhaps that I had been suddenly killed by my collapsing house (which would have been appropriate, now I think about it).

I like the background noises in Towerblock. I may have misinterpreted but it sounds like someone revisiting their old house/flat; "the noise" is closing the door as they arrive, then the light comes one. The reverb on Jem's lyrics sound like he is in a cold, empty room. All very evocative. Genius as always.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 28, 2016, 01:57:59 PM
  No, it's not Milliontown or EIMA,
I think it's more of an experiment than experiments. Possibly too much variation, not that it's not good, but it doesn't quite seem to flow. Maybe it's the tracks we already know well, mixed with the newer ones. Doesn't mean I'm not enjoying it though 8)

Don't forget that we're comparing the new album that's been out for a little over a day to 2 albums that we know intimately. We have had 8 to 10 years to get used to the flow of those albums, I honestly think that in a few months we'll think the flow is just right on FS.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: lyn on May 28, 2016, 02:18:48 PM


I like the background noises in Towerblock. I may have misinterpreted but it sounds like someone revisiting their old house/flat; "the noise" is closing the door as they arrive, then the light comes one. The reverb on Jem's lyrics sound like he is in a cold, empty room. All very evocative. Genius as always.
I thought it was a lift at the beginning...
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: JakeWorrell on May 28, 2016, 02:19:23 PM


I like the background noises in Towerblock. I may have misinterpreted but it sounds like someone revisiting their old house/flat; "the noise" is closing the door as they arrive, then the light comes one. The reverb on Jem's lyrics sound like he is in a cold, empty room. All very evocative. Genius as always.
I thought it was a lift at the beginning...

ooo let me listen again...

EDIT - to save me double posting:

You've thrown everything I believed into disarray now. You might be right, but there seems to be the sound of fluorescent tubes coming on, but then maybe it's the creak of a lift. More listens required I think; to both Towerblock and lifts in general.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Mordwin on May 28, 2016, 02:20:33 PM
Postie has just been... :D
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Trapezium Artist on May 28, 2016, 02:32:04 PM
Dear TA/Rook/Gonzo/Rog any other poor sod who hasn't got it

Don't worry

It's worth the wait

And I really wouldn't bother with streaming, there's too much to miss for that nonsense. For instance I haven't even come across the Morse code

I know you mean well, Owen, but ...  ;)

But don't worry; I won't be listening to any of it until the CD arrives and I can sit down on the couch with my hifi.

I received a yet-to-be-released album in my very privileged hands yesterday in WAV format on a USB stick (don't worry, perfectly legally, I promise). Listened a couple of times yesterday on headphones and speakers at work and it was nice enough, but on my hifi today at a decent volume ... wow  :o

So I'll wait. But still ...
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 28, 2016, 04:35:23 PM
I'm fine with waiting for it and have no doubt I will love it. I'm going to have to stay away from these threads for a while, though, as I'm catching spoilers.  :P
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: E.S. on May 28, 2016, 05:10:32 PM
I'm fine with waiting for it and have no doubt I will love it. I'm going to have to stay away from these threads for a while, though, as I'm catching spoilers.  :P
About what happens to Jon Snow...  ;D


Been a while, had to log in to say that this album is, and I need to use strong words here, fucking awesome!
I had a moment in 'Nice Day For It...' when I thought about renaming it to "In your face, Tony!" Dang that's an awesome piece of fluffy glory!
So many good ones. All of them, in fact. I think 'Nice Day', The Raging Against Wotsit' and 'Numbers' are big glow stick party DJ favourites for me at the moment.

Worth the wait. In gold.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: L33VEY on May 28, 2016, 05:34:26 PM
I'm fine with waiting for it and have no doubt I will love it. I'm going to have to stay away from these threads for a while, though, as I'm catching spoilers.  :P


Now streaming at that link at the top right of this page...   :)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: Ash on May 28, 2016, 05:48:00 PM
ello, something drew me into forumland today  :)
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Post by: Pedro on May 28, 2016, 06:05:20 PM
Hiya! :)
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Post by: D S on May 28, 2016, 06:17:39 PM
Good to see so many 'old timers' popping back in!  :)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: gr8gonzo on May 28, 2016, 08:27:47 PM
Well, hello. :)

Indeed, it is nice to see familiar names again. It's been toooo long for many of them.
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: BrendanGee on May 28, 2016, 08:29:29 PM
Just home to a nice surprise lying by my letterbox.
I'm diving in right now!
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: mr_john on May 28, 2016, 08:29:51 PM
If anyone is interested, here's my review of the album.

SPOILER: I like it just a tiny bit.

http://echoesanddust.com/2016/05/frost-falling-satellites/ (http://echoesanddust.com/2016/05/frost-falling-satellites/)
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: lyn on May 28, 2016, 08:47:19 PM
K2's view... "This whole album is an experiment.  The Dubstep in Towerblock is really  interesting..." He is eligible for half price most places and has just grown big enough to need a full sized bike.  We had left him to listen while we went down the pub... to spend an hour or so discussing our first thoughts on hearing flng stlts.  Milk it,  Godfrey et al...
OK,  so I've had a day of...
"What are you doing Mum? Do you know what I'm doing?   I'm knocking down my Towerblock... " " dadadadadahdaah..."  ;D :-X
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: manoncharles on May 28, 2016, 10:21:35 PM
There a a few French guys running a webzine about prog, they interview celebrities and think they're the kings of the world. I got mad when I heard they had interviewed Jem (how dare they talk to our hero !?) and I had a good reason : their review sucks heaps. I'm super hyper disappointed in them. They didn't even have the fact rights (band members and dates). Seriously a bunch of pains in the ass.

Here is the only trustable French review so far (aka my own personal review) :
this album is rad.

edit/ wow, I forgot to breathe. All that ranting to say :

If anyone is interested, here's my review of the album.

SPOILER: I like it just a tiny bit.

http://echoesanddust.com/2016/05/frost-falling-satellites/ (http://echoesanddust.com/2016/05/frost-falling-satellites/)

Nice review, cheers xx
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: D S on May 28, 2016, 10:26:59 PM
Here is the only trustable French review so far (aka my own personal review) :
this album is rad.
I'll go with that one!  8)
Glad to see you've survived all the lightning storms in Paris today.  :o
Title: Re: Happy Frost* Day!!
Post by: manoncharles on May 28, 2016, 10:40:30 PM
Here is the only trustable French review so far (aka my own personal review) :
this album is rad.
I'll go with that one!  8)
Glad to see you've survived all the lightning storms in Paris today.  :o

Funny you mentionned this, here is a very personal thing about myself I usually don't brag about : I am very very scared of lighting strikes. The noise. Thanks god I'm at work (from 9am to 2am the following day, is that a life ?) so I can't really do tears in a foetal position at the moment, but I certainly am in the inside :P