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Old 12-10-2022, 07:32 PM   #61
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This is like the musical equivalent of giving yourself a collaborational shit enema bending over and spinning in circles with your head between your legs.

 
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Old 12-10-2022, 08:05 PM   #62
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Archer, then this.

This could've been an MCIS b-side. Has a Sufjan Stevens vibe, which is the direction Billy should've gone in post-ZG. Romulus or Casimir Pulaski Day or The Predatory Wasp. Those are songs which hit in the feels. But anyway, this is a late career highlight for BC:

This song has some potential. I haven't heard it since it was leaked online about a week before release. His voice is just so horrifyingly terrible. The shrill, nasally nails on a chalkboard timber and those warbled vibratos are just so painfully bad. This song is a good example of present day Corgan's inability to make something lastingly impressionable. It has a cool little sonic hook for about 3-5 seconds in a FULL song. There is something within, but he never really finds it for me. Lastly, his production is so inauthentic. Sux.

 
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Old 12-10-2022, 08:09 PM   #63
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Like this, there is a good song in here somewhere. I have to turn it off because his voice is soooo terrible and what do they do with it production wise? They crank the volume and there has to be some high bump in there. This legitimately shouldn't have ever been released with this vocal performance. This isn't release quality.

 
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Old 12-10-2022, 08:14 PM   #64
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All these folks who say they havent felt anything since machina… the tracks people are posting in this thread do NOTHING for you?
Billy's vocals so high and unfiltered in the mix really makes me angry. Like, almost irrationally so. I think its because he was like the KING of beautiful feathery soft vocals and iconic angsty snarl. Now its just sandpaper across my eardrums. So, I guess these songs do something for me lol.

 
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Old 12-10-2022, 08:38 PM   #65
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Honestly, A Song for a Son, at the time it came out. Never thought he'd end up having kids.

 
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Old 12-10-2022, 10:00 PM   #66
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Old 12-12-2022, 02:00 PM   #67
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"This is everything I am, these simple notes. All you needed to do was hum along with them."
Y'all I just remembered the "I'll hear your song, if you want me to / I'll sing along" bit of Luna. I AM A GENIUS

 
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Old 12-12-2022, 03:05 PM   #68
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Where does one hear live zwan nowadays seems like youtube been mostly scrubbed? Don’t see any on my Relisten app either….

 
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Old 12-12-2022, 03:57 PM   #69
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The Relisten app doesn’t have everything that’s on the archive.

https://archive.org/details/Zwan?&sort=-week&page=3

 
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Old 12-12-2022, 05:24 PM   #70
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listening to this one right now

https://archive.org/details/zwan2003...ss_Summer.flac

fuckin' good acoustic concert, I'm not sure I've ever actually heard the song "Riverview" before but already I'd say it's probably the coolest ZWAN/Djali Zwan/Zwan Daddy song I've yet 2 hear

 
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Old 12-12-2022, 05:28 PM   #71
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& this version of Desire

I was always a fan of the album version, but this is so good. Feel like Bill stays pretty stoic vocally on a lot of the Zwan stuff but not here. This is like MCIS or Adore level lead vox from the boy

 
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Old 12-12-2022, 05:58 PM   #72
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With a thread title like that, I can't believe that no one has responded "_____ makes me feel my dick."

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Old 12-12-2022, 06:15 PM   #73
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listening to this one right now

https://archive.org/details/zwan2003...ss_Summer.flac

fuckin' good acoustic concert, I'm not sure I've ever actually heard the song "Riverview" before but already I'd say it's probably the coolest ZWAN/Djali Zwan/Zwan Daddy song I've yet 2 hear
This is a great performance of Riverview: https://archive.org/details/zwan2003...Riverview.flac

 
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Old 12-12-2022, 06:24 PM   #74
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february 8th 2003 was the last time sp1 billy made a proper appearance,,, at the cafe de la dance in paris france

 
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Old 12-12-2022, 06:38 PM   #75
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february 8th 2003 was the last time sp1 billy made a proper appearance,,, at the cafe de la dance in paris france

 
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Old 12-13-2022, 03:40 AM   #76
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This. When my father in law died I played this on repeat. I get why people dislike Ogilala (high mixed vocals, vibrato,...). But for me it is the best release since SP2. It's the only album post SP I play often.

 
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Old 12-13-2022, 03:54 AM   #77
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Atum the song. Which shocked me. I thought I might be about to hear a good album.




I wasn’t.

 
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Old 12-20-2022, 05:12 AM   #78
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One Diamond, One Heart. I think it’s dreamy

 
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Old 12-20-2022, 06:51 AM   #79
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& this version of Desire

I was always a fan of the album version, but this is so good. Feel like Bill stays pretty stoic vocally on a lot of the Zwan stuff but not here. This is like MCIS or Adore level lead vox from the boy
There’s a performance of Desire from December 02 which is better than the album version and I don’t know why exactly but the chorus hits more melancholy, maybe someone musical could explain why it hits different.

 
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Old 12-20-2022, 07:38 AM   #80
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Like this, there is a good song in here somewhere. I have to turn it off because his voice is soooo terrible and what do they do with it production wise? They crank the volume and there has to be some high bump in there. This legitimately shouldn't have ever been released with this vocal performance. This isn't release quality.
I love his vocals here. It's one of the few times in the recent years (I mean since 2001, maybe?) he's not trying to sing like a pop diva. It had that good laziness feeling, like what he does on My Mistake, Annie Dog, Soothe...

 
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Old 12-20-2022, 07:38 AM   #81
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Probably Fragile The Spark. It wasn't perfect (the verses are rushed) but that falsetto chorus is a touch of the old magic. Also, the chorus of Aeronaut has that little moment; the "if I'm leaving you" part, and how the strings swell up is really nice. Generally though his vibrato is too much.

About 1.06 into Alienation; that part is VERY MCIS. That's the vibe he should've gone for with Atum.

All that's left to say is "swoooon". That's about it.

 
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Old 12-20-2022, 07:40 AM   #82
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I love his vocals here. It's one of the few times in the recent years (I mean since 2001, maybe?) he's not trying to sing like a pop diva. It had that good laziness feeling, like what he does on My Mistake, Annie Dog, Soothe...
I agree, his vocals here are really nice and un-self conscious.

 
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Old 12-21-2022, 02:39 AM   #83
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Perhaps FOL, and more specifically its chorus.


 
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