• Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position

    28 Nov 2009, 12:23 by musicsascha

    Wahrhaft große Werke beginnen oft subtil, mit Andeutungen dessen, was noch kommen könnte. Man soll ja schließlich vorbereitet werden, sich aufwärmen, es muss einen Spannungsbogen geben.

    Auf "The Magic Position" verhält es sich beinah umgekehrt: Patrick Wolf haut uns schon in seiner Mini-Oper "Ouvertüre" einiges um die Ohren; Bombaststreicher gepaart mit Elektronik, ein immer prägnant vorhandener, stampfender Rhythmus - nunja, sie bereiten nicht vor, denn sie sind ja schon da. Über all dem thront der unverwechselbare Gesang von Herrn Wolf - ein großartiger Song mit positiverem Timbre, als man es von "Wind in the Wires" (nebenbei: auch ein tolles Album!) her gewohnt ist.

    Der Titeltrack fällt dem gegenüber ein wenig ab - er ist nicht schlecht, nur nicht ganz so bombastisch - und einen deutlichen Tick weniger verschwurbelt.
    Die Mixtur aus klassischen Instrumenten und Samples zu potenten Rhythmen setzt sich aber fort.

  • My life soundtrack

    23 Oct 2007, 00:22 by IndieHippieAnn

    (Stealified from Vis, who stealified it from Holly... Anyway, that's how things work.)

    So, here's how it works:

    1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
    2. Put it on shuffle
    3. Press play
    4. For every question, type the song that's playing
    5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
    6. Don't lie and try to pretend you're cool... and a lot of the songs fit with the setting

    Opening Credits: I'm Looking Through You
    Waking Up: Hands Are Tied (Does that mean I've been kidnapped? xD)
    First Day At School: Saturday Night (Erm, weekend school, anyone?)
    Falling In Love: Modern Way
    Fight Song: Let There Be Love (So much for hippie me...)
    Breaking Up: Heartbeat City
    Prom: Ocean of Noise (My prom's a rock show? Kewl!)
    Life: Clampdown
    Mental Breakdown: Black Boys (Ohhh blimey, what does that mean?!)
    Flashback: A Wooden Horse (Lol, yeah, I was there, in Troy.)
    Getting back together: Martha My Dear (I'm a lezzie?)
  • Patrick Wolf - The Magic Position

    22 Jan 2007, 21:33 by boingocure

    Patrick Wolf

    The Magic Position

    The Magic Position
    Accident & Emergency
    The Bluebell
    The Kiss
    Secret Garden
    Get Lost
    The Stars

    Wow....Wow....Wow...Mr. Wolf does it again. Every single song is brilliant and I can't get enough of it. I just hope he comes to Los Angeles to perform.

  • Patrick Wolf - The Tragic Position

    9 Jan 2007, 10:29 by True Poet

    At one point last year a friend of mine, who I've introduced to Patrick Wolf, had The Tragic Position as his personal message on MSN. This was partly a response to the news that Patrick was intending for TMP to be an upbeat and more optimistic record than Lycanthropy and Wind in the Wires.
    As we both appreciate the dark melancholy of WitW, the furious beats of Lycanthropy, and I personally love the sense of nostalgia of The Patrick Wolf EP and his b-sides, we were worried that he would turn away from these aspect of his act. So, ever since we've been eagerly awaiting the release of his 3rd album and we even went to see this troubadour of the modern age at a fantastic gig in a church in Islington this December.

    I'm not going to review TMP per se (doesn't feel quite right to review a leaked album), but I do feel like putting forth a commentary on the individual tracks.

    1) Overture is the greatest opening track ever.
    I love those drums.