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    This is usually out of my wheelhouse but I really appreciate the insane production and sheer musicality that went into this. Hats off to this guy. The final track "Singularity" is outstanding.
    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    ^ Glad youíre liking this Frank! I agree about the production and musicality. The track Evermore has some stuff going on that rattled my brain when I hear it, trying to understand what heís doing. Itís so good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aith01 View Post
    ^ Glad youíre liking this Frank! I agree about the production and musicality. The track Evermore has some stuff going on that rattled my brain when I hear it, trying to understand what heís doing. Itís so good!
    When I saw Devin fronting Steve Vai's band all those years ago, never did I imagine his career would come to this! He is a remarkably creative musician.

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    I had to take a break from this album I don't think I listened to anything else in August! It really is pretty awesome and I can't wait to hear this live some day.
    "Who would have thought a whale would be so heavy?" - Moe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    I had to take a break from this album I don't think I listened to anything else in August! It really is pretty awesome and I can't wait to hear this live some day.
    Me too!!! Can't wait for the super deluxe edition that Devin's been working on. This is going to sound awesome in 5:1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mkeneally View Post
    So glad you all are digging the album, I absolutely love it and itís one of my favorite things Iíve ever been involved with. It honestly feels as momentous to me as working with Zappa to be involved with Devinís ongoing project. He is a unique creator in my experience.
    Looking forward to seeing you playing with the great man. Be seeing you in London and can't wait.

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    Yeah baby! Got tix for the brooklyn show. Can. Not. Wait!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Yeah baby! Got tix for the brooklyn show. Can. Not. Wait!
    Best show I saw in 2019 & I went to over 20 concerts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rufus View Post
    Best show I saw in 2019 & I went to over 20 concerts
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    I have tickets for Dallas in March. Be aware that the lineup is changing between the Europe shows and the NA shows. It is a smaller version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doh View Post
    I have tickets for Dallas in March. Be aware that the lineup is changing between the Europe shows and the NA shows. It is a smaller version.
    Do you know who's out? I really want to see them all, but especially Agren, Navarro and Kennealy.
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    I don't have a news article to point to, but it's circulating widely in his Facebook group with screenshots from his Instagram. It will be a five-piece with Devin, Agren, Kennealy, Navarro, and Diego. So, sounds like you got exactly what you hoped for. The biggest bummer for most people is no Che.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doh View Post
    I don't have a news article to point to, but it's circulating widely in his Facebook group with screenshots from his Instagram. It will be a five-piece with Devin, Agren, Kennealy, Navarro, and Diego. So, sounds like you got exactly what you hoped for. The biggest bummer for most people is no Che.
    Oh that is a huge bummer! I thought she was there for the long haul. Crap! Oh well...
    "Who would have thought a whale would be so heavy?" - Moe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Oh that is a huge bummer! I thought she was there for the long haul. Crap! Oh well...
    Just announced that she *will* be there after all!

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    I didn't see this thread before

    Album of the year, last year, AFAIC.
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    If it isn't Krautrock, it's krap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I didn't see this thread before

    Album of the year, last year, AFAIC.
    Easily

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    Can't wait until next Fri. for this show in Brooklyn.
    "Who would have thought a whale would be so heavy?" - Moe

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    Quote Originally Posted by doh View Post
    I second the "incredible" tag.

    The best compliment I can give is that it requires my full attention more than any other album I have. I intentionally only listen to it when I have a large block of time where I will not be distracted. I don't listen to it in the background while I am doing something else.
    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    I didn't see this thread before

    Album of the year, last year, AFAIC.

    All hail DT

    I've been a fan of this guy since the first SYL album.

    As far as Empath is concerned, the sheer density of it will take months or years to really sink in. I'm still finding new angles on Ocean Machine FFS.

    Quote Originally Posted by Klonk View Post
    Mine should be here any day. I mostly download anymore, but I need to suck in all the uncompressed juices of this one in the truck and on the road...my favorite place to listen.
    DUDE, no question. I live for long road trips just for this reason alone.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Geech View Post
    After reading all of this and checking out the youtube clips, I am about to jump aboard the Townsend train. Is this new album as good a place as any to start, or are there some 'essentials' I should check out first?
    You simply must try out Ocean Machine, IMO.

    If you like it crushingly heavy AF & at a blistering speed, check out Strapping Young Lad's City album.

    For a more humorous bent on the metal genre, the Ziltoid albums are a caffeinated blast.

    He also has a ton of great ambient and easier on the ears stuff, but I'm still getting through what I have now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangento View Post
    You simply must try out Ocean Machine, IMO.

    If you like it crushingly heavy AF & at a blistering speed, check out Strapping Young Lad's City album.

    For a more humorous bent on the metal genre, the Ziltoid albums are a caffeinated blast.

    He also has a ton of great ambient and easier on the ears stuff, but I'm still getting through what I have now.
    100%...'Ocean Machine' is what did it for me and been on the Dev train ever since. I highly recommend checkin out some of his live performances like Plovdiv or Royal Albert Hall...they are just incredible. The dude is a master at his craft.

    I'll be seeing the show tonight in Brooklyn and can't friggin wait!!
    "Who would have thought a whale would be so heavy?" - Moe

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    Tickets for the Baltimore show - BOUGHT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan Glenday View Post
    Tickets for the Baltimore show - BOUGHT
    NICE! The show last night in Brooklyn was a blast. Not much visually as all the money was spent on sound, but these guys smoke. They seem to be having such a blast playing together. And Che is a vision
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    - looking forward to it!
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    Anyone going to the Atlanta show?

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    Here's a snippet of a beast...



    I am not a phone up guy, but wanted to catch the vibe here and there. I'm surprised I held the phone as long as I did here without flinging it across the room while throwing a fist in the air
    "Who would have thought a whale would be so heavy?" - Moe

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