lazybenParticipantSeptember 24, 2014 at 17:16Post count: 27
I have ordered from the shop as I like to be able to support the band directly. As a bonus it’s way cheaper than the amazon.com (I’m in the US) pricing anyway.MorayParticipantSeptember 25, 2014 at 11:25Post count: 41
Can anyone answer a question about the last ‘track’? Is it actually a video, or just the music from the video installation?hemmelKeymasterSeptember 26, 2014 at 19:31Post count: 738MorayParticipantSeptember 29, 2014 at 09:06Post count: 41tinderplankParticipantOctober 11, 2014 at 14:23Post count: 586
Review from today’s Independent:
Commissioned as the soundtrack to the In Flanders Fields Museum commemorating the dead of the Great War, Ypres was designed by Tindersticks’ Stuart Staples and Dan McKinna as a series of interlocking orchestra loops running non-stop, their aspect shifting slightly as the visitor moves from room to room. Not that the mood could ever be other than deeply sad: the models are Gorecki’s ‘Symphony of Sorrowful Strings’, Barber’s ‘Adagio for Strings’, Feldman’s music for the Rothko Chapel, and, in the keening violins of ‘Ananas et poivre’ and ‘sunset glow’, Arvo Part. But it’s the 17-minute ‘Whispering Guns’ that sets the tone, with sombre strings swelling behind a tolling bell that brings to mind Gray’s ‘Elegy Written in a Country Courtyard’. 4 starsatibensParticipantOctober 16, 2014 at 12:10Post count: 976
absolutely overwhelming & impressive album (nothing comparable to what they have done before) – really love this one (thanks Neil btw 😉 )steve sMemberOctober 17, 2014 at 07:06Post count: 927
Yes. Hugely impressive. This is a masterpiece in ambient and I have something in my eye.tinderplankParticipantOctober 17, 2014 at 07:29Post count: 586
Completely agree. This is a superb piece of work and all concerned should be very proud of it.shakalParticipantOctober 17, 2014 at 09:52Post count: 102
Oh Ati, you spoiler. I involuntaryly looked at it 😮
while taking a break from staring at the street,
expecting the mailman 🙂HankParticipantOctober 17, 2014 at 15:58Post count: 338
Superb. I have not been to Ypres, but I imagine that these soundscapes capture the feeling perfectly. Atmospheric, compassionate, respectful and dignified.
Hank.atibensParticipantOctober 17, 2014 at 17:47Post count: 976klaherMemberOctober 17, 2014 at 23:00Post count: 24
Review in the Irish Times:MiguelMemberOctober 21, 2014 at 19:06Post count: 37
Will this be available on Spotify anytime soon?ChrisPParticipantOctober 21, 2014 at 19:12Post count: 110
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