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Old 04-14-2006, 01:10 AM   #1
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Hans' listening session (translation

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I previously posted a report on the Dutch listening session, that was very well translated by somebody else. I promised to tell more after the embargo on April 13th. I was too busy to write a detailed review untill then, but if you check

http://toolheadonline.blogspot.com/2...re-review.html

there is my story. Too busy to translate it myself right now, but if the person who did it last time is able to, be my guest. :)
This is my translation:

The last few days I have received several mails and comments on my blog about the fact that I would post my review of 10.000 Days on the 13th of April. I didn't forget it, I just was too busy... but anyway, here it is:

(note: this is what I thought of it after the first listen and no one can rate any album after just one listen. Also, I'm not going to review every song, like the English reviewer did, but he is pretty accurate.)

The first time you listened to Aenima or Lateralus, it gave the impression of being run over by a train. 10.000 Days doesn't. The start for instance is very calm and quiet. Yet, the album is very extreme, some songs the album are really loud and hard, other songs aren't.

Lateralus was quiet the drumalbum, but Danny uses the tabla a lot more now, which gives Justin a more prominent role, his bass often has this nice echo effect. Adam's guitar playing is hunting and staccato (following the beat) en less massive than on previous records.

Another big difference are Maynards vocals: less screaming, more modest. It sometimes sounded more like A Perfect Circle than Tool. Also, some passages (like 'Who are you to wave your finger') could be political. Often, there are multiple vocal lines, both backing vocals and a multiple-layered Maynard.

10.000 Days has a lot of soundscapes as well: Rain, thunderstorms, something that sounds like meditating munks (indians?)... A few songs again have a tribal, buddhistic mode.

There was one passage I didn't like, and it was on the second half of the album, where a conversation between a man and a woman can be heared (probably doctor and nurse) where Maynard is the patient.

A lot of fans will not be expecting this, and after the listening session a lot of people were in fact disappointed. I myself didn't have the same sensation that I had when I heard the two last albums for the first time, but it was a very exciting and interesting album, with lots of quiet parts... But I will only be able to write a full review when I heard it more.

== (the end) ==
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:13 AM   #2
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

Hmm...dissapointing
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

Finally, a review that does not suck. Thanks for the translation
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

This review is senseless. no one can/should judge a new Tool record after ONE listening session.

I am not dissapointed.
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oh noes....lol
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

At least he was honest.
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At least he was honest.
Indeed. Everybody seems to say 'LIES' when somebody says something bad about the album. I still think it could suck though. Let's hope not, but you never know.
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:23 AM   #8
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

some random swedish guy with a blog only 'liked' the album...oh god say it isn't so
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Old 04-14-2006, 01:27 AM   #9
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

the spoken part is probably 'lost keys'. i suppose there will always be parts of an album you don't like - for me the interludes in aenima are mostly a pain and a couple tracks off lateralus are on permanent skip for me (Patient, Ticks)
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

All of Tool's album left me like, "WTF?" on the first listen.

I'm sure I'll grow to love this one also.
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

I keep getting more and more disappointed. Actually the part I found the most interesting was the dialogue between the nurse and patient. The funny thing is my biggest fear since I heard tool was working on a new album was that it would end up sounding too much like apc.

Even tho one review after one listen doesnt mean shit, this still adds up to the bunch of disappointments we've had lately.
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

the nurse who loved me part II
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

He doesn't say he only "liked" it, he says it's interesting and exciting, and that one listen is not enough to judge the album. It seems like the album is harder to get than Lateralus. Their ethnic influences seem very present. It's seem quieter too...

I do believe that a lot of fans will be dissapointed anyway, at least at the first listens.
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I just want to hear the damn thing.
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

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It sometimes sounded more like A Perfect Circle than Tool.
Fuck.

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A lot of fans will not be expecting this, and after the listening session a lot of people were in fact disappointed. I myself didn't have the same sensation that I had when I heard the two last albums for the first time
Fuck!
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the spoken part is probably 'lost keys'. i suppose there will always be parts of an album you don't like - for me the interludes in aenima are mostly a pain and a couple tracks off lateralus are on permanent skip for me (Patient, Ticks)
jeeez are you serious?
the patient is one of the (if not "the" ) most beautiful tool songs ever.
has given me chills many many times.
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jeeez are you serious?
the patient is one of the (if not "the" ) most beautiful tool songs ever.
has given me chills many many times.
Yep.

The Patient = One of the most beautiful songs Tool has ever created.
And Ticks? One of the most brutal. Love 'em both.

But back on topic:

*shits self*

Aw man...
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the patient is one of the (if not "the" ) most beautiful tool songs ever.
I agree. Whenever I listen to Lateralus, I always skip The Grudge and Eon Blue Apocalypse and go straight to The Patient.
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Whenever I listen to Lateralus, i end up skipping the whole thing and putting in a Gorillaz album.
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

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Whenever I listen to Lateralus, i end up skipping the whole thing and putting in a Gorillaz album.
Whenever I listen to a Gorillaz CD, I end up skipping the entire album and attempt to commit suicide.
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Whenever I listen to a Gorillaz CD, I end up skipping the entire album and attempt to commit suicide.
lol.
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You're all getting worried because some random person says something which is just their opinion of the album. IT DOESN'T MEAN SHIT!!!!!!!!!!! Go fucking bury your heads in sand for a few weeks, buy the album, and form you're own opinion's once you've heard it.
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I kind of like his description. It sounds like Tool has really put some heart into this album, and not just made what everyone WANTS them to make.
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I kind of like his description. It sounds like Tool has really put some heart into this album, and not just made what everyone WANTS them to make.
you should know, David probably provided you with the whole album by now huh? why don't you open up a internet chat so we can all come and lick your balls.
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you should know, David probably provided you with the whole album by now huh? why don't you open up a internet chat so we can all come and lick your balls.
Better yet, why don't I report this to Windir so you get banned?
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Better yet, why don't I report this to Windir so you get banned?
Stinkfish and Windir are married.
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Better yet, why don't I report this to Windir so you get banned?
You should've been banned. Until at least may 2.
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You should've been banned.
For what? Getting owned and "vicariously" owning everyone who was owned because of me? Nope.
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Better yet, why don't I report this to Windir so you get banned?
Ok I have no issues what-so-ever with the whole "I fell for it but I was trying to be helpful" thing, but making "I'll tell Mommy!" threats is lame.
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Ok I have no issues what-so-ever with the whole "I fell for it but I was trying to be helpful" thing, but making "I'll tell Mommy!" threats is lame.
He told me to point stuff out to him.
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What kind of a name is Dan anyways?
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Re: Hans' listening session (translation

i approve of this review

but, i think his listening order must've been different. he says that the album starts soft, while kabir says it hits you right off...

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I will listen to Kabir before some dutch dude.
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I don't buy this guys shit. He also described the album starting in a completely different way - exactly the opposite of what Kabir says.
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I don't buy this guys shit. He also described the album starting in a completely different way - exactly the opposite of what Kabir says.
Yeah. It sounds far too different from Kabirs review, except the dialogue bit. Interesting, well i like the idea of soundscapes though. I hope the perfect circle thing only refers to the vocals, because that would be alright, and not the music 'cause that would be really shit.

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This review is senseless. no one can/should judge a new Tool record after ONE listening session.

I am not dissapointed.
If you had actually read my story, it says " (note: this is what I thought of it after the first listen and no one can rate any album after just one listen. Also, I'm not going to review every song, like the English reviewer did, but he is pretty accurate.) [...] But I will only be able to write a full review when I heard it more.
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some random swedish guy with a blog only 'liked' the album...oh god say it isn't so
actually I'm Dutch, totally different country :)
and i wouldn't want to stress the word "liked" as in that it could be better, that is just your way of reading it.
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The order of the listening session cd wasn't definitive. Remember Andy King?
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I hope the perfect circle thing only refers to the vocals, because that would be alright, and not the music 'cause that would be really shit.
Yes, it refers to the vocals only.
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one more thing about being disappointed or not; i meant that a lot of people like the strong, heavy music and vocals and they might get less than they hoped for. (Something that got a bit lost in this otherwise accurate English translation by Gajarigon.) The force of the previous two albums made me like being pleasantly run over by a car or something. That feeling is less now.
There are still heavy parts, but less than on Lateralus or AEnima - the new album has more quiet moments. The APC-reference was indeed only about the vocals as Gajarigon mentioned above.

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The order of the listening session cd wasn't definitive. Remember Andy King?
if not, it did feel like most tracks really faded into each other. (So maybe the same "trick" as with Lateralus' potentially different track order?)

The most current edition of the Dutch magazine OOR has a big feature about Tool and also a review of the listening session. If a translation is not posted already by next Sunday/Monday, I will try to do it.
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