Is the Poland album as good as Logos?
I say even better
, as it is a double album
of visionary, thoroughly high quality music. Perhaps their best live release of all... if I had to choose.
...the intro of Poland just kills
me every time!!
I'd have to agree. TR808 drums over ever-growing waves of analogue lovliness at a quickening pace. They'd obviously perfected their live perforamnce by this time and carried more gear on this tour than any other. There is tons more drums and layering, than even appears in earlier 80's recordings, although the mixes are obviously not up to studio recording standards. I hear the weather conditions and equipment failures were severe enough to make the completion of this recording a sheer miracle.
I have the hard-to-find Relativity double-cd release with the full length of tracks. It's a great insight into their last days of 90% analogue, before they slimmed down to a 2 man digital lamefest with lousy guitar playing. Does anyone else think "Optical Race" is a lame,happy version of Claudio Simonetti's main theme to "Phenomena"?
I would say both Logos and Tangram have much better pads. Poland feels more like a concert, though. Poland also stands up to repeat listens better, imo.
I am no longer in pursuit of vintage synths. The generally absurd inflation from demand versus practical use and maintenance costs is no longer viable. The internet has suffocated and vanquished yet another wonderful hobby. Too bad.
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