I have to say that new remaster for a Imagica feels like something ancient being rediscovered, it feels like you would step in a pyramid as first person after hundreds of years and i mean this in the best way possible, i knew Imagica before, but still it feel so great having this enhanced version, because every album they ever did felt as it own entity, with absolutely recognisible feel to it ( dreamy Alice in wonderland feel ), but yet Imagica is just feel so enigmatic and as a breath of childhood... Have no idea how to explain it in better way..hehe... For the genre as i did saw a discussion below, i did my own, because for me there is nothing like TBM, so i tag it as a Dream rock... Finally from bands ( because my most favorite genre is movie, game and tv show orchestral scores ) this was always my favorite one, after more then one decade i still cannot stop listen and that is something remarkable and rare which cannot be said about other projects i know...
i feel exactly the same, this remaster was breathtaking for me... and also agree with the last thing you said, 'cause TBM is the only band i've been listening to for so many years that hasn't bored me or something like that, i just can't get enough of them! they're truly unique
Yep, i would actually someday want to see if they would do some music for a movie or something, i did believed that nobody else would score better Alice: Otherlands better then them, which brings me to another thing, i miss theyr ambient tracks a very much, i know they had Trinity on Superstition, but if you remember Red, Black and those pieces in theyr old websites, it just amaze me how it is that they really didnt made a soundtrack for something already...
To be honest about genres: it's something between synth-rock and industrial rock. But "dream rock".. damn, you have good thinking, I haven't thought about this something-sounding-like-genre, but it fits TBM well.
Please rename titles and fix tags for Imagica album - there are Remastered versions of all songs: Over (Remastered), Remember Me (Remastered) etc, Except the last 3 because they were never released previously
Same goes for albums being listed as "Deluxe Edition" etc. on Spotify, contributing to albums failing to chart here due to split scrobbling (not that they'd usually chart on a band's All Time Top Albums anyway, with today's smaller Lastfm user base). I also hate it when labels list film scores with the suffix "Original Motion Picture Soundtrack," just use the damn movie title alone, unless it's one of those "Songs Inspired By" corporate bullshit albums, in which case call it whatever, I'm not going to listen to it anyway. On the plus side, Spotify does usually seem not to use the dreaded "feat." tag in song titles.
Song is just a song, it has its own NAME (WITHOUT "Remastered" IN IT), whenever it has been released. Remastering is just for your own knowledge, not for last.fm's charts. It's not that difficult to understand
First of all, "Remastered" tag wasn't added by users - but by source of an album (don't remember what it is, maybe Spotify and sth else). I don't see anything wrong with tagging songs by ourselves as "Name *remastered*". Remastered versions are sometimes very very very different - for example, Clan of Xymox "A Day" on "The Best Of" compilation.
But those tags are added to the names of audio files, not song titles. Here, on last.fm we use song titles to keep this site clean.
There is this artist tag called "unknown", where all wrongly tagged songs go, because people scrobble songs with theirs file name, not song title. Yeah, I've got some remastered recordings, there's no "remastered" tag next to the song titles on the sleeve or box & when I put them on my CD-player, display shows only numbers of songs anyway, but when I open them on the computer, I see names of files.
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After many years of listening to crappy version of Imagica I'm so afraid that even though the remaster sounds really good and fresh I'll never really get used to it... also, TBM shortened two of my most favorite songs (Queen of Hearts and Nothing and Nowhere), it made me really sad...
@Blacknuz, From Out of Nowhere is in the pledge video, it is definitely a cover. Only the tracks from the first Imagica CD are included in the reissue, nothing from the second CD. Maybe they will reissue that one in the future though.
remake of their old demo, makes me very excited, maybe it is place in order to show this then a somewhat timeline of there career from the very beginning: https://www.facebook.com/TBM-Swede-Site-257907127578036/?ref=ts&fref=ts
"It's a shame that a bunch of tracks are missing". What tracks are you talking about? As far as I know there weren't other tracks on the original Imagica release. Also, do we actually know that "From Out of Nowhere" is a cover and not just the same title?
GREAT NEWS: The Birthday Massacre has dug into the band's past and presents a collection of songs recorded under the original moniker of "Imagica". Lovingly remastered from the original 4 track recordings, Imagica stands as a historical document of the early days of the bands career, and as a thanks to the loyal fans who have been asking for the release of this material. Track listing: 01. Over 02. Remember Me 03. Under The Stairs 04. The Birthday Massacre 05. Nothing And Nowhere 06. Queen Of Hearts 07. Night Time 08. Play Dead 09. Open Your Heart 10. From Out Of Nowhere 11. Dead. Source: http://www.metropolis-mailorder.com/product.php?prodnum=MET+1031
Peoples care too much about genres, that are just titles and statements, peoples should just listen music and don´t pay too much attention to genres they should listen music that they like without thinking what is this type of music and try to set it to one way when music is infinite thing. Artists that dare to be experimental are just great artists themselves, they don´t try to be something they are what they are, without trying to follow some certain path, they go as they want as their "art" go aswell and well I just respect that way of being as artist and as live style. Peoples should think of this. TBM is TBM nothing more nothing less. If you like it or not what genre in the end even matter?...
Yes it´s not near of regular goth music but I have noticed many gothic peoples still like it, so perhaps it comes from there. for me genres are just word statement and just tags to specify music to certain "boxes" but in the end lyrics and atmosphere matter more. I have been more or less into gothic culture for some years and well it depend much how you look at things for me it´s more about liking into more "darker" decoration, clothings andliking into things that I sinply just like, it´s not totally about music but it´s based on it. Yes but I´ll say TBM is not goth rock it´s more Industrial in overal (because well Industrial is part of gothic culture as sub genre and as musical genre it´s wide.) Anyhow I don´t care too much if music is gothic or not, if you are goth you are you may listen what ever you like it´s more value thing than fashion or music. like Industrial metal isn´t truly industrial it´s industrial + Metal but still it´s part of Cybergoth culture.
I really do like this band, but keep in mind not every band with a gothic visual aesthetic is necessarily a "gothic band". Believe it or not, gothic rock is an entirely different genre from what these guys do.