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Posted: Oct. 10 2012, 13:28

Planet Love Records has made the new York & Mike Oldfield track 'Islanders' available to listen to on YouTube.

It comes from the album of the same name, which you can read all about, and see ordering details, on the Armada Music page!
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Posted: Oct. 11 2012, 02:07

Good to hear Mike is back again! Very atmospheric and soothing. Hopefully something more will emerge from this duo.  :)

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Posted: Oct. 11 2012, 03:28

It was great to hear Mike's wonderful guitar sound again on something new.

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Posted: Oct. 11 2012, 03:38

Well I will be very critical of this track. Sure, it's Mike, I've always loved what he does, but if this tracks is more easy listening style, there are no very eccentric ideas there...

Listen to the style : the same serie of chords used in Oceania (The Songs of the Distant Earth), and then, finally, nothing new... Sorry, but Mike can make something better than this.

And that's what we all are waiting for now !


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Posted: Oct. 11 2012, 11:22

Cute, real cute. Except for the guitar, it's not cute. It's serious. Cute is a word to describe things we want to make a comment on but cannot think of anything else that is more meaningful to say.......

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Posted: Oct. 11 2012, 12:13

That York bloke might be another TSODE/TL fan...so that's why he might have asked MO to go that way...

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Posted: Oct. 11 2012, 14:30

Getting board of this style, same production with add lib guitar playing.
Lets hope Mike's new project has more balls.
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Posted: Oct. 11 2012, 14:40

To be fair though, this is just Mike doing a guest spot on someone else's song.

Don't blame Mike for this track being crummy!

That's the equivalent of blaming Cuba Gooding Jr for 'Pearl Harbor' being a bad film!
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Posted: Oct. 12 2012, 05:48

Quote (starfish @ Oct. 11 2012, 20:40)
To be fair though, this is just Mike doing a guest spot on someone else's song.

Don't blame Mike for this track being crummy!

That's the equivalent of blaming Cuba Gooding Jr for 'Pearl Harbor' being a bad film!

Thank you starfish, well said..
I like his playing on this song.. have played it for many many times. I do like Yorks music and all typical balearic chill music style. So it was nice to hear Mike doing a guest performance. Same kind of thing he did with Schiller.
Lovely soft playing guitar sound..


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Posted: Oct. 12 2012, 07:05

I love the guitar playing and sound on this track, but the backing music I don't really love. I thought it strange that this track is comming out when Mike recently said he is done with the electronic thing, and wants to make rock music again. But, like has been said, this is not Mike's track, plus it seems he has known York since the Ibiza days, so maybe this was something they have talked about doing for years and only got around to it now.

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Posted: Oct. 12 2012, 07:07

Quote (qjamesfloyd @ Oct. 12 2012, 07:05)
I love the guitar playing and sound on this track, but the backing music I don't really love. I thought it strange that this track is comming out when Mike recently said he is done with the electronic thing, and wants to make rock music again. But, like has been said, this is not Mike's track, plus it seems he has known York since the Ibiza days, so maybe this was something they have talked about doing for years and only got around to it now.

The date when they made it and when it got released might be quite far away from each other. :)
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Posted: Oct. 12 2012, 07:14

Quote (qjamesfloyd @ Oct. 12 2012, 13:05)
But, like has been said, this is not Mike's track, plus it seems he has known York since the Ibiza days, so maybe this was something they have talked about doing for years and only got around to it now.

The composer is M. Oldfield.

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Posted: Oct. 12 2012, 16:04

Once the "tubular" chimey thing starts... I knew I shouldn't have bothered. Impersonal, boring and not remotely memorable. As expected.
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Posted: Oct. 12 2012, 18:21

IMHO absolutely nothing wrong with this track.

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Posted: Oct. 12 2012, 19:22

On the bright side, it could be a teaser. A way of saying, "I'll be back".

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Posted: Oct. 13 2012, 12:21

Guys...as a suffering Leeds United fan, there are some similarities to been a Mike Oldfield fan!! We've been in the wilderness for seven years, fans clambering for change and a new direction. Now its happening, a team on the up and potential new owners....yet the fans are already stating they arent happy!!!! Lets just see what develops. Mikes already stated his intentions with new music on the horizon. Lets judge after the new album, just like us long suffering Leeds fans will judge the teams progress next year!!

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Posted: Oct. 14 2012, 04:23

Downloaded the track from iTunes.  It has a similar chillout style to parts of TSODE, Tres Lunas and L&S.  Happy with my purchase!
Curiosity got the better of me, and so I decided to preview some of the other tracks on York's "Islanders" album.  Really pleased I did, because I ended up purchasing the full album, and have been listening to it constantly ever since.
I'm not at all familiar with York's (Torsten Stenzel's) career. But, to me anyway, this is a stunning, although very long,  album.
Standout tracks for me are "Dying Star", "Injection" - which is a hauntingly beautiful takeoff of one of Hans Zimmer's central themes from the Tom Cruise MI2 movie, "In the Thunder", "Touched by God", and "Lost Under the Sun" with an interesting vocal turn by singer Jennifer Paige.
If you liked M.O.'s more electronic/chillout side, I would recommend that you give the full "Islanders" album a test-drive on iTunes.
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Posted: Oct. 14 2012, 06:08

I can understand the comparisons to Oldfield's 'electronic' output, for me though Islanders is far better. I can't help but wonder if Light & Shade and Tres Lunas might have been a lot better with someone like York in the producer seat.

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Posted: Oct. 14 2012, 11:14

Quote (hairy old hippy @ Oct. 14 2012, 12:08)
I can understand the comparisons to Oldfield's 'electronic' output, for me though Islanders is far better. I can't help but wonder if Light & Shade and Tres Lunas might have been a lot better with someone like York in the producer seat.

i think so.. got the same idea really..
It would lift the albums to a higher level..


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Posted: Oct. 14 2012, 15:02

I don't have rhythm but the guitar sounds sometimes slightly off-beat to me. Maybe he recorded over another drum loop than this final one? I wouldn't mind some quantization for this kind of music.
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