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new Kino!

Postby T'ski » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:34 pm

never thought I'd see a second album from this group, but as they say, the band is back together!

first single is out...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqPC7x-OmhU

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Re: new Kino!

Postby T'ski » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:16 pm

another new song.

much better than the first.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSEhyBbQbYM

Album comes out March 23rd.

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Re: new Kino!

Postby Sparky » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:27 am

T'ski wrote:never thought I'd see a second album from this group, but as they say, the band is back together!


Same. One of the bigger musical surprises of the recent past. I like what they've released so far. Can't wait...
I'll be the judge of what's good and what isn't, thank you... ;)

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Re: new Kino!

Postby LarryD » Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:06 pm

Why is it I don't like John Mitchell in anything but Arena ? And the guy is one of my favorite guitarists ...... outside of Arena, nothing he does clicks with me ......

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Re: new Kino!

Postby Sparky » Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:16 am

LarryD wrote:Why is it I don't like John Mitchell in anything but Arena ? And the guy is one of my favorite guitarists ...... outside of Arena, nothing he does clicks with me ......


I'm going with 'you're dead inside'. :)
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Re: new Kino!

Postby Man Of Much Metal » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:24 pm

Hey chaps & chapesses!

Here's my review in case anyone would like to know my deepest thoughts about this album...

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/03/21/k ... um-review/

In short, it's a bit hit and miss for me.

Cheers,
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Re: new Kino!

Postby LarryD » Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:48 pm

[quote="Man Of Much Metal"]Hey chaps & chapesses!

Here's my review in case anyone would like to know my deepest thoughts about this album...

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/03/21/k ... um-review/

In short, it's a bit hit and miss for me.


**** You must be dead inside too Matt -- join the club ......... 8)

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Re: new Kino!

Postby Sparky » Fri Mar 23, 2018 1:43 pm

I've only spun it once (and at work), but I liked what I heard. A few observations:

- This is not Kino 1.5 - you're not gonna get that 300 years after the first disc. It's not as 'poppy' for lack of a better word.
- It's also not Lonely Robot pt. 3, so this is probably more of a group effort than it might seem, given Mitchell's dominant role(s).
- I have an issue with singers who have *really* distinct voices. A little goes a long way. Mitchell falls into this category.
- Mitchell's guitar playing here is excellent, and there's a lot of it.
- Lots of really interesting keys, too.
- Production is ace, although I could use a little more of Mr. Trewavas in the mix.

Interesting tidbit I just read on Craig Blundell's FB page (he's the drummer, btw - Frost, Steven Wilson, Lonely Robot, etc.): He showed up at the studio around 8:30 AM and they had drum tracks for the entire disc by 3:30. Yikes. That's how good these guys are.

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Re: new Kino!

Postby Man Of Much Metal » Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:38 pm

LarryD wrote:
Man Of Much Metal wrote:Hey chaps & chapesses!

Here's my review in case anyone would like to know my deepest thoughts about this album...

https://manofmuchmetal.com/2018/03/21/k ... um-review/

In short, it's a bit hit and miss for me.


**** You must be dead inside too Matt -- join the club ......... 8)


I reckon I must be Larry...but I can live with that. I just didn't think it was Mitchell's best work and it did feel hurried. Word on the street is that the label blocked him from releasing a third Lonely Robot album & Kino was the compromise. Not sure if it's true, but it might explain the lack of a spark.
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