SOPHIE - Oil Of Every Pearl's Un-Insides

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  1. Krust

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    I totally believe that but I still don't have a record player. I'm a CD guy all the way and even bought a fancy new rack this year.
     
  2. Krust

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    I hate the new age where you have to pray for a CD release
     
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  3. Zu-Klara

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    Oh my :disco:

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  4. COB

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    Amazing!
     
  5. Zu-Klara

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    I can’t help but feel that there’s more than a SOUPÇON DE MANDY :disco:

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    SOPHIE remix of ‘Follow Me’ now please
     
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  6. Zu-Klara

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    I don’t usually bother with (or like) an analogue format if I want me some hyper-digital latex, balloons, bubbles, metallic clanks and what not (:disco::disco::disco: x the whole world) but in this case I am EXTREMELY tempted :disco:

    ALBUM OF THE YEAR BAR NONE
     
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  7. octophone

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    Just spinning it through again on vinyl and it sounds amazing; a wee bit warmer on vinyl and the punchier parts really sock you in the lugs. It's just magnificent - so downright odd but so accessible too.
     
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  8. Zu-Klara

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    Even I’ve stopped caring whether albums appear on CD or not although God knows it took some kicking, screaming and horrific tantrums (and an Arcam rBlink plus WAVs) to get there
     
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  9. octophone

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    I buy very little vinyl - 3 LPs this whole year, I think (one of the others being Charli XCX's double of her mixtapes and I had a cunt of a time getting that as well) but I basically refuse to have the things posted any more because they vanish or the sleeves get damaged all the bastard time.

    Most of my music comes of downloads now - mainly Bandcamp but 7digital for pop and the occasional bargain (and Warp for Autechre. And SOPHIE, as it happens.)
     
  10. Zu-Klara

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    Just to say that I LOOKED INTO YOUR EYES I THOUGHT THAT I COULD SEE A WHOLE NEW WORLD :(:argh::oi:
     
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  11. Zu-Klara

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    Oh the graceful dignity of a 320 :disco:
     
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    Hey, I got the (very non-pop) Guttersnipe album as a 24-bit FLAC from 7digital. Not even Bleep did that.

    I'm a bit fussy. Amazon can keep their VBR mp3's unless they are gratis with a physical and even then GET WITH IT GUYZZZZ.
     
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    Amazon can stick their poxy VBRs right up their stinking sweatshop crevices and I don’t even want them if they’re free. I moaned about this elsewhere but I was treated to 231 on an album I bought a while ago. 231! Cue :david: complaint and :disco: refund
     
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    I'm even fine with iTunes files TBQH but yes WAVs for longevity.
     
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    Given that I’m on a geek roll (:tongueout:), what IS this Mastered For iTunes business about? ALL DETAIL REMOVED at the same price as you’d pay elsewhere I BET

    FILTH
     
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    Thank GOD I came to my senses and stopped buying vinyl. It's ONLY worth it if you're rich or if you REALLY REALLY love listening to vinyl neither of which describes me.
     
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    Well it IS cheaper than lossless. The only difference I can tell is that lossless sounds a bit brighter but it might just be TOO bright for me so I'm fine with iTunes.
     
  18. Zu-Klara

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    I’m sure you’ve heard this before (:tongueout:) but I generally only ever buy it these days if the album (or whatever) was (oh here we go again :side-eye:) analogue to begin with, so mainly second hand in other words. Mind you, I’m still tempted by Titsalina’s HOT GOODS especially with that very lovely poster :disco:

    KBPS AND ANALOGUE FORUMS NOW :disco:
     
  19. Zu-Klara

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    @octophone (or indeed other XEONETTES), is the SOPHIE vinyl 180 grams?
     
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    ACHTUNG ACHTUNG SOPHIE INTERVIEW ON BED



    Nice frock :disco:
     
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    I can always rely on @Shirley for a MANDY LIKE :D:disco:
     
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    Well I’ll just carry on :tongueout:

    Is this GAGA COLLAB actually happening? I mean God knows I’ve little time for the capricious old scrote but with QUEEN SOPHIE on board with her lovely selection of balloons I might have to reconsider :disco:
     
  23. Shirley

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    I can detect MANDY TITS OUT from three forums away
     
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    Thank goodness for that AMANDAR :disco:
     
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    No idea...it isn't advertised as such anywhere on the packaging but it certainly isn't flimsy.

    Of course, you do know that engineers maintain that the optimum weight for an LP is actually 140gm?
     
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    She's fair lost her accent, I'll tell ye that...

    Also, the subtitles contain a quintessentially german moment - the synth sounds being described as "over-bubbly". Dour bastards...
     
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    I could've looked into her flicking eyes and said the same if she actually bothered to play her bloody shows! :evil:
     
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    Given that she's done nothing since, it would be fair to conclude that she needed a rest.

    (Or that she's had her surgery, given the recovery time involved...)
     
  29. Mats

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    she actually did do London after cancelling several gigs on the continent and according to Eileen it was the most blatantly drug-addled performance he had ever witnessed :D :( so she certainly hadn't been counting sheep in the meantime

    but I'm not one to hold a grudge and just hope she brings it next year!
     
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    IKR! It wasn’t as if I was expecting or hoping for her to sound like Frankie Boyle except I was actually :tongueout:
     
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    There's a clip of her confirming she'd been working with Gaga and she sounded much more Scottish so maybe that's her media voice (in the same way that I have a telephone voice). She's an enigma wrapped in a riddle wrapped in a QUEEN.
     
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    Actually I think what they’re getting at is über-exuberant. Naughty subtitlist!
     
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    Santa confirmed as being on TEAM SOPHIE judging by the truly delicious goods which came down my chimney last night :disco::disco::disco:

    MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL XEONISTAS (and nearly everyone else :tongueout:)
     
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    Red or pink?
     
  35. ameraal

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    i really want to like this but i just can not. it veers between inconsequential noise and the banal dressed in pretense. though it might just be my aversion to the rather grotesque plastic surgery on display and probably more so people's apparent numbness (or worse idolation) of it thanks to the ubiquitous freakish lips and breasts and noses and asses everywhere in pop culture. i guess there's a point to it here (?) but i haven't really invested as the music hasn't connected.

    i feel like i'm missing out. can anyone recommend a gateway song? it's ok to cry did nothing for me.
     
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    Ohm, sorry am, you're dead inside. :(
     
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    Xeon rouge :disco:

    I can possibly see where @ameraal is coming from (apart from the “rather grotesque plastic surgery on display” - WHERE?) as I initially thought SOPHIE was truly awful and to be avoided at all costs - especially that dreadful ‘Ponyboy’ noise :side-eye: - but something happened when I saw the ’Faceshopping’ video and here I am fondling my stunning poster. Isn’t it ENORMOUS! :disco:
     
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    The first thing I heard was "Lemonade" and I was unmoved. I really came to her through "Vroom Vroom" - that whole EP is still a masterpiece, IMHO. So I was still "interested" when she issued "It's Okay To Cry" and I pretty much went full loon after two plays of the damn thing.

    One day, I'll explain exactly why. But not today.
     
  39. ameraal

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    sorry, octy. i've tried ponyboy (no) and faceshopping (there's something there).

    are the cheekbones not plastic surgery related? or is it a video effect making this my lady-gaga's-cheekbones-are-weird moment :shy

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    i don't know why extreme plastic surgery riles me up so much. probably cause it's awful and far too many dregs want to emulate it.
     
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    It appears these were prosthetic rather than surgery. She over-distorted her face is the same way that she does her voice on most songs. She's a very visual artist and she's said that she wanted to use her physical self more in the presentation so that she could effectively add her body to the available materials.

    Fair enough, I think.
     
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