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Chronomotree vocals...

Post by yyzmoose » Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:18 pm

I know, a controversal topic. It took me quite a long time to get used to the lead vocals on this, but they really grew on me. We know he will never sing again with GH (Fred said as much to me at Nearfest), but I do belive the vocals worked well on this. A bit offbeat for sure, but a nice change of pace from the usual prog vocals. And people claim this band does not take chances :?: :?: :?:
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Post by Sam Gamgee » Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:27 pm

Yeah, I wasn't a big fan of his voice, but I can't see anyone else singing for this album. It totally worked. But I doubt it would for anything else.
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Post by Theremin » Fri Jan 02, 2004 2:28 pm

It definitely works great for Cronometree.
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Post by yyzmoose » Fri Jan 02, 2004 3:04 pm

Good, I'm not the only one who feels this way! Interesting GH album in a lot of ways. You have the tongue in cheek concept story, offbeat vocals, and some crunching guitar courtesy of Arjen Lucassen. Easily the biggest gamble in GH history, even moreso than the Middle Earth album. I prefer the direction they have gone in with Lex Rex and Shadowlands, but I still really enjoy Chronomotree.
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Post by bb » Fri Jan 16, 2004 12:05 pm

You're definitely not the only one. Chronometree is a two-pass album.
You have to listen to it once, or at least read the liner notes; understand
the story; and then it all falls into place. After the first time, I just
liked it better and better.

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Post by Alatar » Sat Jan 17, 2004 6:26 am

I didn't like the vocals on my first listen. I still can't say I find them entirely to my taste, but I don't find they inhibit my enjoyment of the album. Personally I think a more appropriate vocalist for the album would be somebody with a falsetto voice.
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Post by Ryan in the House » Sun Aug 01, 2004 4:12 pm

I loved the vocals on "Empty Space Revealer" (sorry thats the only song off the album I heard). I dont know what it was about it. I probably shouldnt try to describe what I liked about it, in fear that I might make a complete idiot out of myself...

Who did the vocals on the the song / the album?
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Aug 01, 2004 9:42 pm

Smart people get the vocals on Chronometree :P :D :D
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Post by MayorOfLongview » Mon Aug 02, 2004 8:51 am

Ryan in the House wrote:
Who did the vocals on the the song / the album?


A young guy named Brad Marler. He was working on an album for his band here at our studio and we drafted him to sing for us. The critical response was not very supportive of this idea! But we still stand behind him. Of course he never returned to sing for us again, and we really began to develop a whole new approach to vocals.
However -you should certainly check out the whole album.
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Post by Dennis_H » Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:51 am

I don't know how anyone could dislike the vocals on the album. I thought they were great. I know this isn't the most popular opinion, but for me, it's still the best GH album. Maybe not the most technologically advanced, but certainly the most fun listen for me.

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Post by Octavian » Tue Sep 21, 2004 11:15 am

Its my favourite album. Brad's voice is great, maybe its nonstandard, but that's prog (baby). I'd have been quite happy if he'd joined the band and recorded further albums.

He's a bit like Thom Yorke (of Radiohead) and Matt Bellamy (of Muse).

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Tue Sep 21, 2004 3:48 pm

Sam Roads wrote:Its my favourite album. Brad's voice is great, maybe its nonstandard, but that's prog (baby). I'd have been quite happy if he'd joined the band and recorded further albums.

He's a bit like Thom Yorke (of Radiohead) and Matt Bellamy (of Muse).


That's pretty much the way we saw it, and we still stand by our decision. Sadly, if we'd stuck it out with Brad we'd probably not been having this discussion right now. The majority of fans and listeners didn't like what he brought to the band. And that's okay for now, cause we're happy with what we've done on our recent work too.
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Post by Octavian » Wed Sep 22, 2004 9:59 am

What do the majority know? :lol:

Don't you guys have a president voted in by a minority? :shock:

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Post by MayorOfLongview » Wed Sep 22, 2004 2:11 pm

Sam Roads wrote:What do the majority know? :lol:

Don't you guys have a president voted in by a minority? :shock:

8)


Yes, thank God we do.
Though if you toss in the military votes that weren't counted, and tossed out all the dead democrats that somehow voted, and tossed out the illegal imigrants who managed to vote - I'd bet Bush won by a couple hundred thousand votes at least! lol

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Post by yyzmoose » Wed Jan 12, 2005 2:01 pm

MayorOfLongview wrote:
Sam Roads wrote:Don't you guys have a president voted in by a minority? :shock:
8)


Yes, thank God we do.
Though if you toss in the military votes that weren't counted, and tossed out all the dead democrats that somehow voted, and tossed out the illegal imigrants who managed to vote - I'd bet Bush won by a couple hundred thousand votes at least! lol
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How did I mis this comment? I know I shouldn't bring this up, but apparently there is a group of desperate people out there still fighting to put Gore in the White House. Yup, they are still trying to win the 2000 election. I wish I could remember the website, it would be a pretty funny read...
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