Joined: April 2004
||Posted: Sep. 15 2005, 18:46
|Quote (christopher @ Sep. 15 2005, 05:02)|
|ok i'm throwing my two cents in here. you all are CRAZY.. imho of course!!!!!!!!!!!!|
After all the rubbish and simplistic non-sense that Mike has put out over the greater part of a decade, with the exception of a few tracks off TMB, Guitars, and TL1+2, nothing stands out!!! JUst as much as the next person I'd like to see Mike Oldfield revisit his deep roots of a long rock opera TB type piece, but frankly I don't see that happening outside of yet ANOTHER sadly Tubular Bells esque album. And I'm pretty sure the reason he changed that bloody ring to a round Tubular Bell is because you idiots fucking complained as you do about everything until it's released!!!!! IT"S TRUE GO AND READ YOUR OWN POSTINGS BEFORE AND AFTER RELEASE... YOU ALL BITCH ABOUT EVERYTHING UNTIL I CAN"T STAND IT... SHUT UP UNTIL YOU HEAR THE DAMN THING, WILL YOU???? THANKS!!!!!!
NOw... after all the game music... I'm really quite impressed at how much this particular style has advanced and come to a full and very developed sound!!!!!
Everything I've heard so far form this album... gives me a very warm, happy, and peaceful feeling!!!!!! SOmething I don't find myself getting from any other MO album.. EVER!!!!! His past music is littered with negative energy and toughts... and we alll know why!!!!!
Yes Romance COULD BE a bit more developed... but I've only heard a snippet and I do hope it developes more than the minute and half sample.
Surfing is quite positively one of Mike's best songs EVER!!!!!! You see unlike the OLD FARTS (as you call yourselves) I can appreciate any advancement or change an artist decides to take outside of the old style, traditional box that you all have backed MO into over the years!!!!!!
Just because there is no particular theme to L+S like with SODE... it is EXACTLY THE FUCKING SAME STYLE AND METHOD OF WRITING AND SOUND... go listen you idiots.. GO AND FUCKING LISTEN... and THEN SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!!!!!!!
The more I listen to L+S the more I feel a sense of peace around me!!!!! And I'm NOT going to let you morons take that away from me by being your usual selves and complaining about every god damn thing Mike Odlfield does that doesn't sit with whatever sound you think he should be producing at the moment of your post!!!!!!!!!!
True I would like to see more complexed compositions such as some of his best "Tattoo" and "The Bell". But, friends, I have a feeling that unless the wind changes, MO isn't going to be doing any of that style again... SO GET OVER IT!!!!!!!!!! Except what he is doing... appreciate it for what it is.... realize that he written in this style just after writing TB2... and enjoy!!!!! The only reason we have all complained is we are expecting the album to be much like the GAME music... boring, simplistic, and totally unimaginative, compared to what we know Mike to be capable of!!!!!!!
I really think it boils down to this... if MIke puts a theme around it and connects the tracks, like with TB, you all go fucking bananas over it!!!!!!!!! If it doesn't have a theme, but it's EXACTLY like something he's done before, you DOG THE SHIT OUT OF IT and NEVER give it a chance... you KILL IT BEFORE IT's EVEN BEEN RELEASED!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
My final advice... SHUT THE FUCK UP AND STOP TELLING MIKE OLDFIELD HOW TO WRITE HIS MUSIC!!!!! Then MAYBE he might stop listening to you lot and go do a long recording again!!!!!!! He has tried to please you all by getting involved with you and still you don't stop bitching... just SHUT UP!!!!!1
So far this album is some of BEST MUSIC I've heard come out of Oldfield for what seems like ages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PS Oh and as for the vocoder software... I LOVE IT!!!!!!!! It's very different and gives his music a vocal boost without the need for NO NAME singers who can't sing (i.e PEPSI)!!!!! I'm not sure anyone to date has done an entire album using vocoder singing without using a real person... so this might be a first... outside of techno music anyways!!!!!!!
Very interesting read this, you are slamming your fellow posters for being negative, yet if you read through your post again Christopher you might notice that it has more negativity in it than any other post on here, towards both Mike and your fellow posters. Yes you may be on the same wavelength as Mike himself in thinking that we are all crazy but where do you fit in, someone who screams and swears at people just for not having the same opinion as your good self. Your post is all over the place, Mike is shit, Mike is great, we are shit, you are great! How old are you? 12!!! No, 12 year olds show more respect to adults. Reading many of these posts are frustrating for everybody, not just you. What I LOVE the MOST about Mike is his diversity, that he can go from Celtic to Rock to Dance to Folk (well not so much the Folk) but he can do it and that is the point. The thing about that though is that he attracts many different types of fans, from young dance music fans or hard rock fans to mature listeners with more refined and mellow tastes. That can be frustrating because we feel isolated at times being a fan of Mikes music and then when we find other fans they hate the stuff we love and love the stuff we hate, at least that's how I feel at times. It's great that you love the music Mike is coming out with now, we all enjoy some aspect of it or we wouldn't be here would we? But to call us complaining F**KING idiots because we don't all think the same way as you makes you a pure WANK through and through. You are rude, crass, judgemental and plain stupid and I don't care how polite you may be in future, you have no place posting on this forum IMHO. What category would you put me into, I love the old stuff and the new stuff, I love the dance tracks as much as the stuff he did 30 years ago, I get upset only by the feeling that Mike is not enjoying what he is doing anymore, that is all. That Mike is creating music for reasons other than the pure pleasure of it and sharing his incredible gift and talent with his fans, that he has a different agenda these days fuelled by different desires. His choice no doubt, I respect any direction he takes musically, I just hope that HE still respects it. And saying that Mike has tried to get involved with US, on what do you base this opinion? He has never appreciated his fans, esp the devoted 'crazy' ones. He flatly refused to speak to Tom Newman once at a Hiawatha meeting because there were fans in the room listening. And yet with all your ranting about US being negative, I don't think I have read as much disrespect towards Mike as I have in your very own post, go figure.
By the way, I wholly understand the reasons that no-one else has told you what they think as strongly as I have, because you would then turn it into a slanging match and blame it on the other posters even though you were the one to thoughtlessly attack and complain. So if this post makes me as childish as you, then so be it. If you have any maturity at all, you will take my post with the rite of reply that it was entitled to and not respond in an angry and thoughtless manner and then we can all move on, thankyou.
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