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shedshrine
george martin


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:41 pm    Post subject: Hotels-Thank you for choosing.. Reply with quote

The cut J.T. wafting through the air this morning. Very good coffee buzz,
the kind that feels like exuberance just because. Flashback nostalgia for early eighties
youthful optimism energy and the world is your oyster mentality that inhabited my brain at that time..
Great use of eighties sounds, minus the fromage, re envisioned shades of kraftwerk, early cars, devo, joy division, stereolab,
"signals" era Rush ..spaghetti westerns and a banjo.
Yum.
It was nice to hold that oyster again. Cool
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Location: Brooklyn, NY

PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Hotels-Thank you for choosing.. Reply with quote

Wow. Glad to hear you're digging on that album! It was one of the very first albums I ever recorded and mixed for money. (All $350 of it, if I remember right). I was 22 at the time, and I still love a lot of those songs now -- especially "Atlantic", "Cinemascope", "When Being Charmed", and yes -- definitely "JT".

I have a secret fantasy about asking them to have that album re-mastered sometime. The mix relationships are mostly cool, but I think it turned out a little thin in the end. Anyway, very glad to hear someone's still enjoying it, 8 years later.

(PS - Have you checked out any of their later stuff? I'm super-psyched about the series of EPs they're supposed to be putting out this year.)
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george martin


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Hotels-Thank you for choosing.. Reply with quote

It's great music, so I should have known somebody on TapeOp would be involved with it!
Yeah, I've got three of their cds so far. Definitely up for more. Hope you get that call. Cool

(downloaded "Where Hearts Go Broke" from their website..)
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Hotels-Thank you for choosing.. Reply with quote

Haha, awesome! (Nice iPod case, too.)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Hotels-Thank you for choosing.. Reply with quote

Blake Madden's arrangements for this years' "Night Showers" cut back on the synths a bit and use strings and brass and some back up singers on a couple tracks.


Check it out here: https://hotels.bandcamp.com/album/night-showers

BTRtoday interview
"Hotels is the noirish, post-punk brainchild of Blake Madden. Since the early 2000s, the band has specialized in heartfelt, heady dance rock with massive hooks and high drama; the songs are crafted like films or crime novels themselves. The music is patient, sexy, and at times a little unnerving."

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