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Man the Ariel album anticipation is so intense!!!
i wanna try to get more involved here again, especially with new ariel and maus works on the way
~the one thing i'm hoping for with the new ariel album is that the mixing won't be the same as pom pom. i didn't notice it for the first year of listening to pom pom because of the excitement of hearing new songs, but looking back now, the whole thing feels very sterile and. . i don't know, too perfect, or polished or something, and at some points it almost feels like a joke compared to all his previous work --all of ariel's work has elements of comedy, but it didn't feel as sincere on pom pom (to me)-- like, comparing pom pom to before today, aesthetically, it's not even close to BT, or even MThemes. as far as the songs themselves go, there are 7-8 songs on PP that i still reallllllyy love, but even those songs feel a little less great to me because of the particulars of the mix, the compression, the limiting, etc --am i the only one?? it's like on all of ariel's previous albums, the songs all had their own feel, but on PP they all adhere to a certain range of frequencies, volume levels, and other things that make the album feel polished and average in some ways as a whole -i'd heard from someone that PP was rushed at the end to be done in time to get everything pressed. don't know if that's true or not, but maybe that had something to do with the mediocre mixes
i feel hopeful for the new album though, i got to talk to natalie merring for a few minutes at a show last fall, and she was saying, in addition to her collab with ariel, that he had been working on a new album and that he was taking his time