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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#199 Post by Bulldog » Fri 09 Aug 2019, 9:18 pm

"Mongrel" is very late career ABBA. I can imagine Agnetha singing it.
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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#200 Post by domino » Fri 09 Aug 2019, 9:42 pm

Bulldog wrote:
Fri 09 Aug 2019, 9:18 pm
"Mongrel" is very late career ABBA. I can imagine Agnetha singing it.
The day before you came and wrote that, I didn't recognized this.

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#201 Post by Drico One » Fri 09 Aug 2019, 10:31 pm

One thing I've particularly enjoyed about this EP is that it's been a chance to reacquaint myself with Chris. In the absence of Neil (at least in vocal terms), my focus has shifted squarely to Chris's techno noodlings. Ich bin Musik is hooktastic and unabashedly full of fun, while For Every Moment captures that exquisite Lowe contradiction of joyous euphoria in the midst of pain. Together, these tracks are a microcosm of his genius, cracks in the blank expressionless visage that allow us to glimpse his soul.

After the fighting form of February's four tracker, Neil is reduced to fondly familiar leitmotifs this time around ("a private agenda", "bury the past"), but Frances Barber is hugely impressive in his absence. She reminds me of Dionne Warwick at times on For Every Moment, her smoky voice full of experience and character, which suits her act rather better than some of the tedious faghaggery that Jonathan Harvey inflicts on her - and us.

I think Friendly Fire has aged well. I've never been a fan, but I admire the craft behind it. Run girl, run is still melodic and cutting. Melody is certainly very present in the other new songs - even though I find Mongrel crass, suffering as it does from the stereotypical fatuousness that plagued the parent musical. Soup is surprisingly catchy, but the production bores me to tears. I prefer my Pet Shop Boys with serotonin.

Overall, I'm beginning to come round to the idea that there's not much wrong with the tunes that comprise Closer to Heaven and now Musik, but trying to advance Harvey's hackneyed and cliched story through song drags them south of the border from arch social observation to banal, vapid obviousness. They seem reduced on this territory.

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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#202 Post by daveid » Fri 09 Aug 2019, 11:24 pm

I won't be buying this. It's not bad musically but I don't consider it a pukka PSB release.

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#203 Post by leesmapman » Fri 09 Aug 2019, 11:35 pm

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#204 Post by ZiggyPSB » Sat 10 Aug 2019, 1:46 am

If Drico One and scienceguy ever meet, a black hole will form and suck up the entire universe.
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#205 Post by joe stalin » Sat 10 Aug 2019, 2:57 pm

Pete’s just cleared up my question

MUSIK the 6 track EP by Frances Barber as Billie Trix, written by petshopboys . Vocals recorded and all tracks mixed by me😁 Out now to stream and buy.
#mixing #recordingstudio #cabaret #edinburghfestival @ London,… (link: https://www.instagram.com/p/B084STlpQDS ... mty8mx06ei) instagram.com/p/B084STlpQDS/…

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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#206 Post by joe stalin » Sat 10 Aug 2019, 6:23 pm

Another review

http://musicaltheatrereview.com/musik-e ... bly-rooms/

So is there actually a ‘cover me with calomine’ Track then ?

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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#207 Post by joe stalin » Sat 10 Aug 2019, 6:27 pm

Crikey... this reviewer really loved it

https://www.londontheatre1.com/theatre- ... al-review/

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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#208 Post by leesmapman » Sat 10 Aug 2019, 8:43 pm

Wow, it's getting a lot better reviews than CTH got.

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Re: Musik - Cabaret and EP

#209 Post by Gabby » Sat 10 Aug 2019, 11:27 pm

I hope this will be filmed for a PSB release someday for all those people who cant get to Edinburgh or London to see it.

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#210 Post by papierklemmen » Sun 11 Aug 2019, 5:20 pm

It hope it's not too strange of a first post lol but is everything alright with Chris? He hasn't appeared in any of the promo for Musik, not even on radio with Graham Norton where you can't potentially see his face (if that's what bothers him). Does that happen often? He always seemed to have been present at least for some of the promo, or was it just my impression...
I'm almost starting to suspect this is some Black MIrror's "Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too" situiation.

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