On Land And In The Sea

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Postby Snardbafulator » Fri Jan 07, 2011 17:03

Made Of Worms wrote:Heh, Stench is still my current fave. It's the mimicry between parts, or call and response I think the classical people might call it (?)


Antiphony :mrgreen:

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby shiroihage » Sat Jan 08, 2011 16:41

OLAITS is the best album ever. It has everything. Amazing how it all sounds so fresh after 20-odd years.

Are there any other albums like that? (non-Cardiacs of course)

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby Snardbafulator » Sun Jan 09, 2011 03:45

shiroihage wrote:OLAITS is the best album ever. It has everything. Amazing how it all sounds so fresh after 20-odd years.

Are there any other albums like that? (non-Cardiacs of course)


I listed some of mine here.

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby shiroihage » Sun Jan 09, 2011 09:52

I only have the first 3 on that list Bob.
I'll check out the other 3.

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Postby Snardbafulator » Mon Jan 10, 2011 03:21

shiroihage wrote:I only have the first 3 on that list Bob.
I'll check out the other 3.


Do you have Tilson Thomas and Grierson's "Rite of Spring" or another version? I've yet to hear any other versions piano or orchestral, including the player piano one that Stravinsky cut off the piano and authorized as definitive for that version of the score, that has so thorougly kicked my ass.

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby drterror666 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 20:48

I just want to say that OLAITS is the best Cardiacs album EVER. It's got everything and it feels new every time I listen to it. Everything else is brilliant but does not compare with this masterpiece.

Thank you for reading. Goodnight...
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby chaffinch » Wed Mar 30, 2011 22:45

drterror666 wrote:I just want to say that OLAITS is the best Cardiacs album EVER. It's got everything and it feels new every time I listen to it.

I'm very new to Cardiacs - been listening to literally nothing else for two months. Last week my favourite was Guns (controversial I know). This week it's OLAITS - it's just shockingly great. The other day I found myself giggling out loud with joy on public transport while listening to it. I imagine this is normal.

One track that's only just hit me properly is 'The Ever So Closely Guarded Line'. I find it very moving, it's an astonishing acheivement.

I used to think the best album of 1989 was Doolittle by Pixies. 22 years later I've realised it was probably OLAITS all along.

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby drterror666 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 15:57

The album is just perfect Cardiacs and I'm not sure how they would have topped it even if the classic line up had been in place.
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby Dwayne Barry » Fri Dec 07, 2012 07:49

So I'm new here, and just had to stop in and share my love for this album. This and Sing To God are top ten of all time material for me. Just impossibly good. How can this be from 1989?!

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby drterror666 » Fri Dec 07, 2012 13:14

Well, this stuff is timeless!
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby Scrapey Fish » Fri Dec 07, 2012 23:41

drterror666 wrote:The album is just perfect Cardiacs and I'm not sure how they would have topped it even if the classic line up had been in place.

It's interesting to speculate what would have happened if the band had stayed together. Of course Tim would still have been a genius but its possible the involvement of Jon Poole gave the music a fresh impetus and new approach that helped make Sing to God the classic it was

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby drterror666 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 20:39

I can only imagine what the band would have sounded like had the 'classic' line up stayed together, especially Bill!
Hello little doggy,
My, you are a nice dog,
What did you just say then?
You could do some tricks! Oh, good, then will you show me?
My word that's a good one!
Would you like a cigarette?
No you can't, they're bad for you!

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Postby Made Of Worms » Sat Oct 12, 2013 03:24

Sing To God Zero.


Morning edit: ah, posting drunk again Mr Worms.

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby harveylime » Sun Nov 10, 2013 08:47

No one has any excuse to NOT post here drunk! As for the album, this one was very quickly my favourite, seems to be the most consistent in terms of compositional complexity, and I prefer this lineup a bit to the more studio-oriented stuff afterwards. But now I can't decide I love them all equally in different ways!! okay i'm drunk goodnight

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Re: On Land And In The Sea

Postby Sterbus » Sun Nov 10, 2013 16:36

This is the album that introduced me to Cardiacs back in late 2006....
The Duck and Roger the horse, Mare's nest and Buds and spawn hooked me instantly...

I only think that a new mix/remaster would make it even greater - I alway felt that guitars and drums are a bit small and dry - and Steven WIlson would be the perfect man for this job.... (hear the new and old Aqualung by Jethro Tull and you'll understand what I mean)
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