Post by ME Forum Master on Jun 24, 2016 8:00:10 GMT
If you have given your pledge and downloaded the new album then please give us your feedback on what you think? This is the first time the band have fan funded an album and they need your honest feedback on the results. Was it what you expected ? Could it have been better? What are the highlights and lowlights for you? If you would like to give your feedback but don't want it to be on a public forum please email firstname.lastname@example.org
What an excellent album, well worth the wait. Love the music, accomplished song writing, and the production - slick sound but not flashy. Trees deserves to be a hit single. Would have liked few more updates on the pledge site explaining any delays, especially when the countdown counter got to 0 hours and then got extended a couple of times. I really don't mind waiting for quality and this is a quality result but I do like to know what's going on. The superb, if Phoenix was anything to go by, US tour had an impact I'm sure. It's been great to get the download which will sustain me until I can spin the vinyl. I will happily pledge for the next album or project when ME are ready. Cheers, Richard
The CD sounds way better than the download mp3s. There's a lot more detail and I can really appreciate the excellent playing and production. The overall sound suits the music really well. The artwork looks excellent too. Can't wait for the vinyl, which will really show the artwork off.
Just listened to the CD last night. I agree that it sounds great. Hope they come back to the US to promote it. Was curious-was Hugh Jones originally on board to produce? Just noticed that someone else was listed, who also did a stellar job BTW.
Post by ME Forum Master on Sept 10, 2016 9:58:19 GMT
Hugh Jones was approached to produce but he retired from music production some years ago so, even though he is a close friend of the band, he declined. He will, though, be playing on stage with the boys at their Paris gig next week.
The guy who produced Take Me To The Trees is Martyn Young. He is most famous as the writer and producer of 'Pump Up The Volume' as MARRS. He is also a close friend of the band, he went to school with Mick Conroy, and did a remix of Life In The Gladhouse which was the b side to Someone's Calling. This is the first release Martyn has been involved in since Pump Up The Volume so it's a bit of a coup that the guys got him involved. Like Hugh used to he also plays additional keyboards on the album.