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Frost* / Closer to the Sun live footage
« on: June 29, 2016, 09:40:48 PM »
Just found this little baby on YouTube: ;)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56YJxdhW8WY
Surprisingly decent audio/video quality. Will the cameraman come forward for a pat on the back? Excuse me if this was already posted. I didn't see it on my first glance. Seriously awesome performance. PRAYING you guys come to the States again.

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Frost* / Re: Some footage from Wath
« on: June 29, 2016, 09:35:38 PM »
Incredible!!! Thank you so much for posting!

And for standing there with that camera held high! Us Americans (who as of right now will miss basically this whole tour) greatly appreciate the footage.

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Frost* / Towerblock incomplete lyrics on site
« on: June 20, 2016, 09:16:24 PM »
Hey, I'm not sure if this was already addressed but it seems that the lyrics for Towerblock on the official site are incomplete. It ends with 'nothing left of your devastation...'

That is all.  8)

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Frost* / Re: Falling Satellites Frost*ie review thread
« on: June 13, 2016, 07:21:32 PM »
So many layers that you know you have to listen again? - Tick
Sweet songs that I can play to Mrs L33VEY? - Tick
Bonkers songs that frighten so called prog fans?  - Tick
Vinyl artwork that's going to look great one the wall once the boys sign it? - Tick
So good that even Folklore can't get a look in at the moment? Tick
Every bit as good as Milliontown which brought me back to prog? - Tick
This review should appear in a sticker on the shrink wrapping.

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Gear Corner / Re: Lego
« on: June 08, 2016, 07:21:44 PM »
We're entering an age where if musicians want to smash their instruments, now they can rebuild them :o

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Frost* / Re: Fantasy Set List
« on: June 08, 2016, 06:59:42 PM »
My dream Frost* setlist: (I would maybe cut off a pinky toe to see this)

Intro (the one they used for PDX)
Black Light Machine (this track actually works as an amazing opener)
No Me No You
Pocket Sun
Towerblock (if humans can actually play this live)
Heartstrings
Closer to the Sun
Raging Against
Nice Day for it
Saline
Dividing Line
Falling Down
Dear Dead Days
Numbers

That should be just under 90. Then again I'd be happy to see them play ANYTHING. Even if it was an hour and a half of just Snowman on the Tenori-On I'd be more than happy.

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Other Bands / Re: Kate Bush
« on: June 06, 2016, 08:15:02 PM »
One concert was filmed for release as a dvd or whatever. Trouble is, this Kate Bush we are talking about. Probably due for release 2026. So about the same time as Frost* 4
I thought I heard something along those lines...Well at least there's a slim chance for a DVD.

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Frost* / Re: Falling Satellites Frost*ie review thread
« on: June 06, 2016, 08:14:02 PM »
Interestingly enough though, the vocals in 'First Day' are a variation of lines that appear in 'Fathers'.
Yes, and I believe they also appear towards the end of 'Nice Day For It.'

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Frost* / Re: Falling Satellites Frost*ie review thread
« on: June 04, 2016, 01:32:48 AM »
Some people might think songs like 'Lights Out' veer too far from the Frost sound but I think the opposite. This track makes me want to cuddle up in a comfortable dimly lit bedroom somewhere in the cold, green English landscape. That's Frost* to the core.

Yes now this is interesting because a few of us heard a demo of Lights Out when it was part of Jem's solo project Clouda. When I realised it was going to be included on FS I was curious as to how it would feel as part of a Frost* album. Now, there it is - slap-bang in the middle of an excellent Frost* album and it fits far more perfectly that I could have possibly imagined.
Oh wow, I didn't even realize it was previously released.

Does anybody have any info on why 'Fathers' didn't make it on the album? Did a search on these forums but couldn't find any recent discussions about it.

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Other Bands / Re: Kate Bush
« on: June 03, 2016, 06:37:10 PM »
I know this is an old thread, but does anyone know how the 2014 tour went? Or if there is good coverage of any of the shows? All I've seen are amateur clips on Youtube and I would imagine the entire shows were great. The setlists are lengthy and look fantastic. I would particularly love to see Waking the Witch or Jig of Life.

Full setlist from 8.30.14:

    Lily
    Hounds of Love
    Joanni
    Top of the City
    Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)
    King of the Mountain
    The Ninth Wave
    The Astronomer's Tale (video)
    And Dream of Sheep
    Under Ice
    Waking the Witch
    Skit
    Watching You Without Me
    Little Light
    Jig of Life
    Hello Earth
    The Morning Fog
    Intermission
    A Sky of Honey
    Prelude
    Prologue
    An Architect's Dream
    The Painter's Link
    Sunset
    Aerial Tal
    Somewhere in Between
    Tawny Moon (new song; sung by Kate's son Bertie)
    Nocturn
    Aerial
    Encore: Among Angels (Kate solo at piano)
    Cloudbusting

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Frost* / Re: So who has worked out the morse code message yet?
« on: June 03, 2016, 06:13:47 PM »
LOL
The vinyl apparently has a bonus track to fill or at least have something in the space.

I'm intrigued as to how many vinyl-ites will be jumping up to de-fluff their stylus when they hear Lantern?  ;)
Yes...It's like vinyl without the vinyl.

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Frost* / Re: Falling Satellites Frost*ie review thread
« on: June 03, 2016, 06:06:21 PM »
Now that we're a week on from release I figured I'd give a few thoughts on the album. I'll try not to make this too long, sorry in advance if I do.

The album is fantastic. Writing is top notch, has the Frost* sound about it but also progresses that sound to new areas. Production is spot on, it's big but I don't think it ever gets overpowering.
I'm a sucker for motifs/themes that return in a different context so I get a big kick out of 'Nice Day for It' and 'Hypoventilate'.
Jem's vocals are incredible all over the album, really going for it in a way he hasn't really done before and getting some surprisingly high notes too as a result.
An initial favourite of mine has to be 'British Wintertime'. The instrumentation really does make me think "Winter" and the way the texture builds and then fades is sublime.

So yeah, in short, I really like it.  ;D
Your review sums it up nicely.

My favorite thing about the album is that it sounds exactly like Frost but also manages to introduce A LOT of new textures as well. Songs like 'Lights Out', 'Closer to the Sun' and 'Lantern' show a more refined pop sound than we've previously heard from Frost, where on the other side of the coin, the 'Heartstrings - Last Day medley' show a more refined prog rock sound that seems like it puts most of the Inside Out catalog to shame.

Some people might think songs like 'Lights Out' veer too far from the Frost sound but I think the opposite. This track makes me want to cuddle up in a comfortable dimly lit bedroom somewhere in the cold, green English landscape. That's Frost* to the core.

I think it's very possible that this album does beat Milliontown only because it has everything Milliontown has, and then more. I don't think I will ever recover from the distance which I have been blown away by this album. It was a big blow.

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Frost* / Re: How did you discover Frost*?
« on: June 01, 2016, 07:33:27 PM »
I gotta be honest, I think my Frost* story is pretty damn epic and totally worth a read.

In 2006 I was working at a record store in Fords, NJ called Vintage Vinyl.

We got a shipment of new CDs from Inside Out and among those was Milliontown. Before I had even heard a second of it, I was very intrigued by the album art, the font and the overall vibe it was going for. But I put it on the shelf without listening and forgot about it completely.

That same week my bandmate at the time showed me a pile of promo CDs he got from his friend at a local record label. Among those was Milliontown. He claimed it was this hot new Prog group. Now it was time for me to actually check this 'Frost' stuff out. On my first listen I was so blown away I actually didn't know what to think. There were elements I loved and then there were elements that I didn't know how I felt about. But something about the production was so impressive and the music was so out of this world that I couldn't stop playing it. As a keyboard player, Frost* completely shattered my musical world view. Within a month or so I was completely obsessed with the entire 6-track record. And within about a year it had easily become one of my favorite albums of all time.

When Experiments in Mass Appeal came out I thought I was going crazy. I was going through a tough breakup at the time and the lyrics on this album perfectly described how I felt. It was almost as if Jem and I were suddenly kindred spirits and he was able to perfectly articulate a bad breakup/divorce in such a way where it was like he was speaking directly to me. Frost's 2nd album saved my life at the time.

As if I didn't love enough Frost already, Jem announced that they plan on recording a live album and in Philadelphia no less. Being in New Jersey at the time, I couldn't believe this news as that is a mere 2 hour drive from where I lived. I was actually going to see my new favorite band live, and they were recording it for a live album! To this day they've only played 1 US gig and it just happened to be near where I live. And the fact that it was titled Philadelphia Experiment is all too weird, as I am a giant conspiracy theorist and have been a huge fan of the alleged 'incident' for so many years. The show ended up being 2 hours of pure awesomeness (what a surprise there) and being able to meet Jem and the band afterward was the event of a lifetime. Jem, if you remember I basically put a gun to your head and forced you have a beer with me. You were extremely tired and all they had was Corona, and you had to listen to me totally nerd out about the Falling Down solo. Sorry about that, man! But it meant the world to me. And also, if you listen closely during the break in Hyperventilate, you can actually hear me screaming my head off like a Viking going into battle. Damn, that was a great show.

10 years later with the release of Falling Satellites I can honestly say that their third record is their best one. The feeling I got from listening to such tracks as 'Towerblock', 'Heartstrings', and 'Raging Against' matched exactly if not topped the excitement I felt from hearing Milliontown. The entire record truly blows my mind, from a production standpoint and of course songwriting as well. I really think it contains all the best elements from Milliontown and Experiments, and of course throwing in tons of new colors as well. Jem, once again you and your boys truly nailed it. There is absolutely no doubt that I will listen to this album for many years to come. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart for FROST*!

Edit:
Forgot the coolest part of the story. Back in 2012 I was attending the NAMM convention, walking around the Roland room until I started to hear my favorite part of Black Light Machine in the corner of my ear. Confused and worried that I was going nuts again, I turned my head only to see Craig Blundell jamming out on a new electronic Roland kit. Got my camera out and snapped this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8mUlXFq2xwo&list=PLJbHnhSfl7IEq4CrpQlRUoTVcXFTgzK8p&index=1

Of course Craig was extremely nice and was totally willing to have a nerdy conversation with me about Frost. He told me at the time that his favorite Frost track was the Dividing Line. I think Craig's got good taste in Frost. Ok, NOW I'm done.

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Frost* / Re: Numbers video
« on: June 01, 2016, 07:17:00 PM »
Not only is the song addictive, but these visuals are akin to 'video crack'. Seriously well done.

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Frost* / Re: Craig Sighting
« on: January 22, 2012, 07:23:55 PM »
Ok so there are a lot cooler videos than mine.
I couldn't help but hypothesize that the new Frost website layout was inspired by Craigs website: http://http://www.craigblundell.net/
They're both amazing

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