Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by shadowplay » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:06 am

The new elpee The Age of Immunoligy is out and it's absolutely superb and very beautiful.


You Are Not An Island is a real highlight and the sort of song you feel possibly always existed and was just waiting for a soul sensitive enough to find it, it's heartpiercing.

Vanishing Twin - Age of Immunology On Bandcamp

And a video for the song Magician's Success which is very much one of those breezing down the Corniche in your Alfa Romeo Giulietta spider songs.

Btw could i ask a favour? I bought black copies for the house because I don't trust the swirl picture disc but I wonder if anyone has bought it and thinks it sounds good or if anyone has any news on whether picture discs still sound as fairly shite as they always did?

heres some live stuff three old songs and one new; Vanishing Twin - Full Performance (Live on KEXP) they are IMO amazing live.

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by mezcalhead » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:49 am

Yes! I have been waiting for this. Their wonderful bass player hasn't lost any of his creativity.

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And a video for the song Magician's Success which is very much one of those breezing down the Corniche in your Alfa Romeo Giulietta spider songs.
I like this gently weird op-shop sort of surrealism, along the same visual lines as Stealing Sheep, although they're musically quite different.
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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by shadowplay » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:18 pm

mezcalhead wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:49 am
Yes! I have been waiting for this. Their wonderful bass player hasn't lost any of his creativity.
Yes great bass playing in a band of really good musicians but thankfully free of any noodling and showing off rhubarb.. I've often found the drummer Valentina Magaletti on the sleeve notes of many good records.

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by shadowplay » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:40 am

Fantastic Planet: Vanishing Twin And The Age Of Immunology review on the Quietus.

Btw they are correct about pushing the Stereolab and Broadcast comparisons to the side of the plate. To be honest I hear more of a Pram sort of theme.

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by mezcalhead » Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:48 pm

Yeah, they do seem closer to Pram but in a much less ramshackle sort of way. Like a set of Pram covers were given to a professional pit band that specialised in 1960s Italian film scores or something.

I still think they're working in the same ideological space as Stealing Sheep - in fact, most of the sentences in that review could have been written about Stealing Sheep e.g. "a sort of hive mind, producing a celestial work spun from a plane of existence of their own surreal, science fiction-tinged creation".

I hadn't heard about the Magic & Machines tape they put out. A quick internet search doesn't turn up a download and I don't do cassettes so that will have to stay on the back burner for now.


[edit: and of course they're playing Manchester six weeks before I get back to the UK, having signed the 2019 cool band pledge to avoid me at all costs ::) ]
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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by shadowplay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:54 am

^^^

While it's pretty far from my default miserable Scottish cunt state, I like their whole bekaftaned Utopian talkin' Esperanto style. Some nice references on this record too with a bit of Eden Ahbez love and occasional shadows of Laika at the height of their powers (around Silver Apples of the Moon).

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I hadn't heard about the Magic & Machines tape they put out. A quick internet search doesn't turn up a download and I don't do cassettes so that will have to stay on the back burner for now.
I've got the tape, I'll go private and Flac you Amadeus.

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by mijmog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:31 am

New album is superb. Got to see them live recently and I’d recommend them to anyone looking to lose themselves for a short while, really fresh and inventive but rooted in things we know and love. Enjoying the lack of gee-tar too.

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by mijmog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 am

All about the bass though, he is just superb. Magic fingers.

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by shadowplay » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:57 am

mijmog wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:32 am
All about the bass though, he is just superb. Magic fingers.

Good to see you back Joe!

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by mijmog » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:48 pm

Ahh thanks David - I still lurk!

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by Jaguar018 » Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:17 am

Man, this new album is broad and deep. I'm really enjoying it. :)

Stereolab? Well, the woman's voice has a similar timbre, but that's about as far as it goes. Broadcast? Just a tiny bit. They really do seem to have their own territory; the musicianship is impressive.

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Re: Vanishing Twin - Choose Your Own Adventure

Post by Flurko » Thu Jun 04, 2020 12:57 am

The age of Immunology came up in my Spotify suggestions (which are usually quite good, despite all the wrong stuff this company does , I personally find their recommendation algorithm quite powerful to find stuff I'll like).

Great listen, as said upthread. This thread was also in my browsing history, so I must have listened to the band earlier and forgot about them, my mistake !

The track 'Planète Sauvage' with French spoken word and great drummig reminds me of the great great Swiss duo Hyperculte (but in a quite different style)

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