Jump to content
chernobyl2

Ill Wind getting single release

Recommended Posts

11 minutes ago, Duff said:

I don't get this at all. It was a sparse arrangement but that's what was so cool about it. All the elements stood out in definition. It wasn't just the jumble of noises that the studio version became. And it had contrasts! When Jonny's riff comes in on that version it's awesome.

The entire first half before the "broken hearts" breakdown feels really empty and unpolished. It doesn't really stand out until the synth kicks in, which is admittedly better in TKOL's live version.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Man, I dig it like that. It's just percussion and voice, almost like Idioteque. And that means there's space for the vocal harmonies to flesh themselves out.

I love how skeletal it is. And that's why it's dramatic when we have guitar and bass in the second verse.

Edited by Duff

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

never enjoyed any iteration of identikit. opening harmonies always sounded like shit and the jonny riff on the original live version was kinda lame. there's just something embarassingly "edgy" about the whole thing

currently it kills the momentum of the album for me and I find it hard to get back into after :classic_sad:

Ill wind is nice, though I'm not sure where it fits on the album 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Identikit is one of my favs tbh. I really like it. I do agree about the broken hearts part on the studio version though. I liked the 2012 arrangement better where thom was just playing that cool synth part without the chorus. But I do like aspects of the studio version there, primarily the production. I think overall Nigel really shines on that album.

Edited by Black Jesus

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×