The Magic Whip Tour 2015

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Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Post by 101reykjavik » 04 Sep 2015, 21:32

The Middle East EP. :mrgreen:
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Post by metalhipslop » 04 Sep 2015, 21:36

that would be great. though an Arabic country seems like a time spent as inspiration for a new gorillaz album, as always with Damon
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Post by TripleJay97 » 04 Sep 2015, 21:43

I'm still very curious as to what the new Gorillaz LP would sound like! We've already had one for the individual styles of each member:

Gorillaz - Russell: Hip-hop influenced, lots of sampling
Demon Days - Noodle: Darker and edgier themes
Plastic Beach - Murdoc: More pop based
The Fall - 2D: Mainly acoustic/folky songs

I'd like to think they could collaborate all of these styles into some sort of masterpiece.
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Post by 101reykjavik » 05 Sep 2015, 06:12

That's interesting Jay, I've never thought about each album in those terms. I just consider them all hip-hop inflected pop music (obviously the themes change a bit). Where's this idea about four individual styles come from? Did you read it somewhere or is it just your own interpretation?
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Post by TripleJay97 » 05 Sep 2015, 06:33

I read it somewhere aaaaages ago and it just seemed to make a lot of sense to me.

I feel like the first two records are influenced more by underground hip-hop, whereas the third one breaches into the more popular variety.
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Post by metalhipslop » 05 Sep 2015, 20:08

TripleJay97 wrote:I'm still very curious as to what the new Gorillaz LP would sound like! We've already had one for the individual styles of each member:

Gorillaz - Russell: Hip-hop influenced, lots of sampling
Demon Days - Noodle: Darker and edgier themes
Plastic Beach - Murdoc: More pop based
The Fall - 2D: Mainly acoustic/folky songs

I'd like to think they could collaborate all of these styles into some sort of masterpiece.
third album, like the first two tries to bring new sounds to the popular. Bring in popular musicians to sing on odd tracks. like damon said, he tried to make it most pop feeling album but have odd, strange song structures. For example; White Flag, Stylo, Rhinestone Eyes, Sweepstakes, Empire Ants. god, now that I come to think of it , it seems Broken has the most usual pop structure style on that album. Surprised it wasn't a single, such strong melody

the way Damon managed to make an orchestral intro work its way so perfectly into Snoop rapping over a funky brass track is just one example of the brilliant production

i know it's unpopular opinion and I said it before but I think Damon should produce the album himself. I think he is smart enough to not need producers for Gorillaz since it's basically his master work anyway - Plastic Beach is proof. I know a lot of people would disagree.
Everyday Robots was a decent album but probably would of been better with a different producer or just all Damon doing folk songs without some cheesy production. Richard Russell made the decision not to include Fathers Daughters Son on the non-ITunes version?? That's madness cause that song is better than majority of the songs on the whole album. I'm not saying Richard was a bad producer, i'm just saying they don't always work out the way youd prefer. I mean, Jamie is a pretty smart guy too and is known to help with decision in making gorillaz music.

tldr; i don't know what the album might sound like since all gorillaz albums have their own distinctive style to the images and music, which is why each album deserves the name "phase". I just hope Damon and Jamie keep that style going.
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Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Post by JackS » 06 Sep 2015, 14:17

101reykjavik wrote:That's interesting Jay, I've never thought about each album in those terms. I just consider them all hip-hop inflected pop music (obviously the themes change a bit). Where's this idea about four individual styles come from? Did you read it somewhere or is it just your own interpretation?
Part of it was worked into the storylines. I remember in particular a storyline around Murdoc kidnapping 2D in order to record Plastic Beach, and I remember (more vaguely) a lot of stuff about Noodle being responsible for songs on Demon Days. The demo of FGI was even referred to as "Feel Good Inc (Noodle's Demo)" when it was released as a b-side.

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Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Post by sparkiepop » 07 Sep 2015, 00:56

Temporary subject change, feeling I'll get yelled at for starting a "GIG: Madison Square Garden" thread six weeks ahead of the event so I'll ask here - anyone have an extra GA floor ticket for sale? Where should I post this? Hi. I'm cool. 8-)

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Post by Rosie » 07 Sep 2015, 06:34

metalhipslop wrote: Everyday Robots was a decent album but probably would of been better with a different producer or just all Damon doing folk songs without some cheesy production. Richard Russell made the decision not to include Fathers Daughters Son on the non-ITunes version??
Never listened to this song until now! How they managed to leave it out of the album?? It's better thant the 90% of ER! :o :o
Me too, i'm not a fan of the production in ER.

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Post by JAIME » 07 Sep 2015, 15:18

American Tour 2015:

South America:
October 7. Movistar Arena, Santiago(Chile) 8-) :P
October 10. Plaza de la Música, Córdoba(Argentina)
October 11. Estadio Cubierto de Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires(Argentina)

North America:
October 15. Palacio de los Deportes, México D.F.(México)
October 17. Parque Trasloma, Guadalajara(México)
October 20. Hollywood Bowl, Los Ángeles(USA)
October 23. Madison Square Garden, New York City(USA)
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Post by JackS » 08 Sep 2015, 08:20

So Blur weren't one of the Apple Music artists in the end, full list is out now

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Post by Danilo » 08 Sep 2015, 13:38

Is there still hope for a concert in Brazil ? :(

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Post by JAIME » 08 Sep 2015, 14:15

Danilo wrote:Is there still hope for a concert in Brazil ? :(
Honestly, if I were Brazilian, I'd buy a ticket for B.Aires. :roll:
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Post by MrMagpie » 09 Sep 2015, 19:51

JAIME wrote:American Tour 2015:

South America:
October 7. Movistar Arena, Santiago(Chile) 8-) :P
October 10. Plaza de la Música, Córdoba(Argentina)
October 11. Estadio Cubierto de Tecnópolis, Buenos Aires(Argentina)

North America:
October 15. Palacio de los Deportes, México D.F.(México)
October 17. Parque Trasloma, Guadalajara(México)
October 20. Hollywood Bowl, Los Ángeles(USA)
October 23. Madison Square Garden, New York City(USA)
Two US dates...still so pathetic... :roll:
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Re: The Magic Whip Tour

Post by goadamn » 10 Sep 2015, 03:33

It might not be the tour we wanted, but it's the tour we deserve...

And, to be fair, they might be wary of spending any time in the USA in the current state that we are in.
I feel like shit's about to pop and get real real at any moment.

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