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#16 2009-07-17 01:16:17

TheDogman
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Re: Destined Solitaire

I must have listened to the album about six times already, and it's probably my favorite one (though my tastes tend to fluctuate, so who knows tongue) I was really shocked when I heard growls on the title track. I thought to myself "Beardfish doing death growls? That's like John Lennon playing punk rock!" It kind of got me hoping the rest of the album would be as heavy and guitar-driven as that particular song was, so I was slightly dissappointed when it wasn't, but I still thought the album was quite amazing. The album as a whole seems a bit more energetic than previous ones. Like I said before, the beginning of the album made me hope the rest of the album would be even more experimental, but I thought it was still different enough to be fresh and new. Maybe you guys can make the next one a death metal album! I just have to ask, have you guys been listening to a lot of Opeth recently? Hehe.

P.S. I will of course buy the album A.S.A.P. tongue

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#17 2009-07-17 02:47:15

hassanguason
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Re: Destined Solitaire

I'm pretty sure Opeth's "Ghost of Perdition"  inspired the first seconds of the title track, it starts with soft guitar and then booom! the whole band playing. The acoustic part in the middle of the song sounds a lot like Opeth too. The growls are funny, nice experiment.

Question: What other movies did you watch at home? (besides The Shining)

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#18 2009-07-17 03:02:00

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Re: Destined Solitaire

Oh yeah! I forgot to mention all of the references to The Shining! Nice use of metaphor ^_^

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#19 2009-07-18 03:21:39

hassanguason
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Re: Destined Solitaire

Hey, this might be off-topic but i recently knew that there's a christmas song. Is it available to download at some site? Does anybody has it?

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#20 2009-07-18 13:08:48

Hugo F.
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Re: Destined Solitaire

hassanguason wrote:

Hey, this might be off-topic but i recently knew that there's a christmas song. Is it available to download at some site? Does anybody has it?

Yup, I have it. You can download it HERE  ( I apologize for the low bitrate)

And here are the lyrics, so you can singalong!

Lyrics! …AND TERRY TAKES THE CHRISTMAS ROUTE (as performed by Beardfish)

Run, scurry up the stairs
They're waiting for you, Terry - you cannot be late
Mother is in tears, since father has gone astray
He's not healthy, in his mind, in his body, he's fading away
He thinks he's Father Christmas, or Santa, if you will
That elfs are in his room, waiting for this day
And there he sits so silent, polishing his invisible sled
"Terry, can you see it?" he says, and then he drops dead…

As his mother cries out in sorrow, Terry sees a light, it's forming now, oh an elf, there's a reindeer. Suddenly a sound, thunder from below, there stands the sled, it's glowing red, a voice is calling out:

"TERRY! Your father's duty must pass on to you
There are children waiting for the joy of Christmas, yes it's true"
"God, is that you?" asks Terry, the voice laughs out so loud the chimney breaks
"No, now off you go, get in that sled, you've got a long night ahead"

Terry hugs his mom, she doesn't understand.
She can see the sled now, the reindeers on a leash in Terry's hand
He screams out "away", but nothing happens, not a thing.
She says "try Ho-ho-ho", and oh yes, through the broken chimney off they go!

Meanwhile, the man with the loud voice is pleased, his plan has worked once more
"Oh, my glorious plan, bring them presents, keep them in my hand
During Christmas I can do my evil dance
Then Easter comes along, and I'll drop the bomb on France
As long as they're fed and happy and fat
I can get away with what I want, HA HA HA!!!"

Terry's in his sled, riding through the sky, he's wondering:
"Why are the reindeers making noises like an airplane engine?
Well now, nevermind, they seem to know which way we're going,
I got the presents here, I think we're about to make a stop".
They land on the roof of a house in the suburbs,
Terry takes a bunch of gifts and jumps down in the chimney.

"Oh, father Christmas must be proud of me"
He lays out the presents underneath the Christmas tree

Terry hears a voice again, mumbling, it's not the same as before
It sounds like his dad, he's talking from the sleds speakerphone
"Hi dad, how is heaven? Is it like they always said?"
"Terry, you stupid kid, come home again, coz I'm not dead!"
"Oh really?!? OK, but I don't know how to steer this thing,
The reindeers seem to have the route planned out, I can't do a thing."
"Listen closely, there's a shotgun in the wooden box behind you, got it?
Just shoot the reindeer in the front, the ugly one named Rudolf with the glowing red nose,
Then it's like driving a car, except you'll be in the air, alright?"
He nods, them picks up the gun and blasts Rudolf to kingdom come

"But, dad… Isn't it a good thing I'm doing here, bringing joy to children everywhere?"
"I thought so too, but I figured out that the man behind Christmas is an evil fiend!
He uses the joy of Christmas to lure us into turning our eyes away
And meanwhile he does his evil things and… we'll nevermind, just be on your way!"

He flies off and sees something in the distant sky
A big ship of some kind, shaped like a big Christmas tree
The voice of the evil man, screams out in the speakerphone:
"I heard everything, now it's time to meet your doom!"
A big bad laser beam, misses Terry by an inch,
He aims his rifle and shoots the giant Christmas tree!
"All gifts once again shall be given out of good!"
Terry fire once more, "now IS IT UNDERSTOOD?"
The evil genius screams as he plummets to his death
Into the lake below, "down, down, down you go!"
"NoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoOoO!!!!!"

"Terry, you've saved Christmas for us all!
Once again, it's just a holiday…"
His mom and dad cry tears of happiness, over the speakerphone!

(and then Rudolf comes to life, possessed by a demon, his eyes are glowing red
and he bites of Terry's head and the goddamn sled falls into the ocean as well…)

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#21 2009-07-19 01:40:39

hassanguason
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Re: Destined Solitaire

Cool song, Thanks Hugo F. :-)

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#22 2009-07-21 21:21:43

Hugo F.
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Re: Destined Solitaire

Ordered the CD today. Just a few days and it will be mine!

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#23 2009-07-22 10:53:47

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Re: Destined Solitaire

Listened to the samples on Myspace the other day.... As I expected........ Brilliant stuff!!!

Ordered my cd yesterday as well...... Can't wait!!!

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#24 2009-07-24 16:46:12

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Re: Destined Solitaire

Some opinions from progressive.ears.com:

Member: ugerhard  7/23/2009 6:29 AM 

"Destined Solitaire" is great. They undeniably sound quite retro, but they make it sound incredible effortless.

Beardfish have obviously listened to a lot of Zappa (Hell, if "Abigails Questions (In An Infinite Universe)" isn't a nod to "Inca Roads" I don't know what would be), quite a bit of Canterbury à la Hatfield & The North and lots of classical prog, and they manage melt these influences into a coherent whole.

And no, I'm not getting paid for this gushing :-)

Bobo "Symforce" Bollenberg:

Member: BoBo - On The Rocks  7/23/2009 8:16 AM 

when I listened to the album the first time I wasn't impressed about some of the tracks. Upon listening closely a second time it however blew my socks off. Again some great melodies, ace Hammond solo's and out of this world compositions. Beardfish's best so far ?

Bobo

Member: progeezer  7/23/2009 2:57 PM 

My virgin "Destined Solitaire" twenty-two minute listen now just concluded, it sounds more "jammy" (not a bad thing for me) and definitely up to what I've come to expect from yet another band of Swedish wunderkinds.

Member: progmeister  7/23/2009 7:14 PM 

I love this band and I so wanted to love this record. It's TOO jammy and light on the melodies. Also too much Zappa. I mean I love Frank as much as any other 53yr old who was serious about music. Hell, in 7th grade I cut out his picture from Reuben and the Jets and put it on my loose leaf notebook But someone needs to tell Beardfish that saying "f*ck" on an album 8 or 9 times does not necessarily make one a cultural revolutionary now



Member: mozo-pg  7/23/2009 7:18 PM 

I don't mind jammy. I picked up DS today and their previous yesterday. If I don't likey, I'll trade or pass it along to a friend.



Member: retroman  7/24/2009 1:47 AM 

i'm a fan of this great band but for me it is their weakest effort so far...it's beginning to look like a "more of the same" story with beardfish

So, some different opinions there. That's good. I still haven't listened to the samples and the album hasn't arrived yet. I'm giddy now! wink

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#25 2009-07-24 19:57:51

Rikard Sjöblom
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Re: Destined Solitaire

Cool stuff, thanks for putting it here! And yes, I actually realized just a couple days ago that the "f*ck" and "f*cking" in all it's glory is used a whole lotta times on this one tongue - didn't mean to, sorry!

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#26 2009-07-24 20:20:31

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Re: Destined Solitaire

Rikard Sjöblom wrote:

I actually realized just a couple days ago that the "f*ck" and "f*cking" in all it's glory is used a whole lotta times on this one tongue - didn't mean to, sorry!

As Mike Portnoy would say... "F*ckin' A"

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#27 2009-07-26 17:11:52

ElMayonnaise
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Re: Destined Solitaire

Will this album be available on iTunes?

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#28 2009-07-26 21:01:06

Bertovo
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Re: Destined Solitaire

Rikard, you should do a track by track run through of this album like you did here http://progsheet1.hypermart.net/beardfish.html

also this is the album of the year lets be honest

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#29 2009-07-28 17:15:25

mpomy
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Re: Destined Solitaire

Any chance this will be on iTunes later today in the US?  I can't wait to hear it.  I'm sad to miss the badn at ProgNation09 (going this Saturday), but, based on what I've heard, the new album is going to make me feel a LOT better.

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#30 2009-07-28 19:19:52

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Re: Destined Solitaire

Yay!  My pre-ordered copy from Amazon is being shipped off today!

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