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regions of light and sound of god

Started by baconus66, Nov 12, 2012, 02:08 AM

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SaraBananaBear

Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

Jeff Murray

Anyone else having problems with the download playing?  I'm using Windows Media Player and I'm not a user of iTunes... frustrating it's not a global format.
Pretty please with peanut butter pudding surprise on top??

Tracy 2112

Be the cliché you want to see in the world.

johnnYYac

Close enough!

Jeff Murray

Thanks Johnny!  I'm digging it!  I like some soul in my music.  I like the fact that it isn't just a solo MMJ track too, a different sound that works.   :thumbsup:
Pretty please with peanut butter pudding surprise on top??

johnnYYac

"as if it were the past of the future" - J.J.

I like it.  The more I listen, the more I like.  Its derivative, at times, but Jim is a product of his musical influences, and there's no excaping the '70's soul presence.  He was getting some of that into EU and Circuital, so I find this track fits Jim's musical head space pretty well.  I can't wait to see him pull it off live.  He's been getting some looping tips from Carl, based on what I saw in Keene last month.

I caved on the deluxe package, cause that t-shirt is from our old pal AMightyCaporal!  And who doesn't want a keychain in the shape of Jim James?



Its an odd assortment for an album package.  I'm guessing the tote is the same cheap bag they had for Evil Urges (I had a couple sent to me; they're smaller and cheaper than the reusable grocery bags you get at the supermarket for 99 cents).

Overpriced shipping is somthing I've discussed with ground(ctrl) 'til I'm blue in the face.  They insist its just what they pay to ship.  Someone needs to take ground(ctrl) to the post office.  I've been shipping posters, DVDs, and vinyl a ton and would never pay over $20, even if it was two shipments (appears the 11x17 print ships separately).
Close enough!

Bigsky

...should this thread be in the "Other Music" area???...;)

LeanneP

Mama Leanne is getting the deluxe set for her late February birthday - order is in!  So excited!
Babe, let's get one thing clear, there's much more stardust when you're near.

e_wind

I like the song a lot, but could see how someone wouldnt like it, i guess. its different, but really up my alley
don't rock bottom, just listen just slow down...

subinai


GO4IT

Quote from: Bigsky on Nov 12, 2012, 01:34 PM
...should this thread be in the "Other Music" area???...;)
Well Jim's (whatever happened to Yim?) announcement is all over the MMJ website so it's probably fine to post here, in my opinion.

I'm liking the new song more and more with each listen and I've always found his music grows on me, even if I don't get it right away.  So, I went ahead and ordered the vinyl.  I didn't see where it comes with a digital download of all the songs but hopefully that's the case. BTW, the cheapest UPS option wound up costing $10.95 in "shipping and processing".

Fully

I'd really like to get the tshirt. AMC's design is great! But my family already thinks I'm weird enough without a Jim James keychain. Plus I've got enough freakin' totebags that I could clothe an entire orphanage, if I could sew. I'm hoping that they'll sell the tshirt later.

Also, I'm really enjoying the song.

SaraBananaBear

Quote from: johnnYYac on Nov 12, 2012, 01:12 PM
Overpriced shipping is somthing I've discussed with ground(ctrl) 'til I'm blue in the face.  They insist its just what they pay to ship.  Someone needs to take ground(ctrl) to the post office.  I've been shipping posters, DVDs, and vinyl a ton and would never pay over $20, even if it was two shipments (appears the 11x17 print ships separately).

Whatever do you mean? Isn't shipping supposed to cost more than the actual album package?  :wink:


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Willard1979

Im liking that song a lot! Cant wait to hear the rest.

Ghosts_on_TV

Quote from: SaraBananaBear on Nov 12, 2012, 02:12 PM
Quote from: johnnYYac on Nov 12, 2012, 01:12 PM
Overpriced shipping is somthing I've discussed with ground(ctrl) 'til I'm blue in the face.  They insist its just what they pay to ship.  Someone needs to take ground(ctrl) to the post office.  I've been shipping posters, DVDs, and vinyl a ton and would never pay over $20, even if it was two shipments (appears the 11x17 print ships separately).

Whatever do you mean? Isn't shipping supposed to cost more than the actual album package?  :wink:



Are you really paying that?
Some girls mothers are bigger than others girls mothers...

LeanneP

Sara! That's mental! 

My man just ordered it for me and the s&h were $7.95 to Canada. Though I have no doubt I'll get dinged with extra shipping and duty when it arrives up North.

Babe, let's get one thing clear, there's much more stardust when you're near.

SaraBananaBear

Quote from: Ghosts_on_TV on Nov 12, 2012, 02:23 PM
Quote from: SaraBananaBear on Nov 12, 2012, 02:12 PM
Quote from: johnnYYac on Nov 12, 2012, 01:12 PM
Overpriced shipping is somthing I've discussed with ground(ctrl) 'til I'm blue in the face.  They insist its just what they pay to ship.  Someone needs to take ground(ctrl) to the post office.  I've been shipping posters, DVDs, and vinyl a ton and would never pay over $20, even if it was two shipments (appears the 11x17 print ships separately).

Whatever do you mean? Isn't shipping supposed to cost more than the actual album package?  :wink:



Are you really paying that?

Nono, unless they're actually shipping Jim James himself, that's a little bit too much for me. There was another option for $19.43, so I went with that one. :thumbsup:
Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket

LeanneP

Again, I'd happily pay that if Jim was also in the box.

:happy: Totally working on my dirty old lady persona today.
Babe, let's get one thing clear, there's much more stardust when you're near.

johnnYYac



"I wanted the album to sound like it came from a different place in time," says James. "Perhaps sounding as if it were the past of the future, if that makes any sense—like a hazy dream that a fully-realized android or humanoid capable of thought might have when it reminisces about the good old days of just being a simple robot."

"I take walks a lot," says Jim James, "and as I walk, songs kind of build in my mind, and I start adding and subtracting things. So I had a full vision for a lot of the songs on this album before I even recorded one note."  These visions have now manifested as Regions and Light and Sound of God, the first solo album from the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for My Morning Jacket, which is set to be released February 5th on ATO Records. Over the course of fifteen years and six studio albums, James has been the focal point of a group that has grown into one of the most acclaimed and successful rock and roll bands in the world. With this project, he reaches into new territory that extends, but doesn't break from, MMJ's accomplishments.

Until now, James had never felt the call to create a longer-form album on his own. "I'm very lucky to play in a band with guys that I love, who are great at what they do," he says, "so on MMJ records, I don't have a need to play bass or keys or what have you. But as a person and as a musician, I love to play every instrument under the sun, and I wanted to make a record where I played all the instruments and produced/engineered it myself."

For Regions of Light and Sound of God, there was one specific source that shaped many of the songs, and even figures into the album title—a pioneering 1929 graphic novel called God's Man, by Lynd Ward. Told entirely through wordless woodcuts, the book chronicles an artist's struggle with temptation and corruption, along with finding true love. As work on the album proceeded, James was inspired to write music that could accompany the book. "God's Man came to me at a very important time," he says. "Some of the things happening in the book were happening to me in real life, in a very strange and painful, then a very beautiful way."

Solo albums by members of bands, especially lead singers, can often be scattershot, collections of odds and ends built up over the years with no true sense of purpose. But Regions of Light and Sound of God is precisely the opposite—the clarity with which Jim James came into this album rings from first note to last.

"The album knew what it wanted to be," says James. "The songs would tell me what they wanted to be, and I just had to search around and find those sounds to bring them into this world."
Close enough!

SaraBananaBear

Europe ♥ My Morning Jacket