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Diorama - Silverchair

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by cronker, Mar 16, 2014.


  1. cronker

    cronker

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    Stunning album. A showcase of a performer who can write music that appeals without sticking to a II-IV-V format. It's orchestral, vivid and demanding of your open ears.

    That said Daniel Johns gives me the *****. Every time he releases an album, it's accompanied by a new media storm surrounding him.
    Anorexia, splits up with girlfriend, drug addiction - take your pick. Just know that he has an album coming out soon.

    Still, probably one of the finest artists in Australia at the moment.
     
  2. VanillaThundah

    VanillaThundah Straight out a donkey's mouth Supporting Member

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    Couldn't agree more...it was definitely his masterpiece IMO.

    It was amazing how he could take what some people would consider a softer voice and write lyrics/music that cuts so sharply. He seemed to lose that on Young Modern, with the only song coming close to it being Those Thieving Birds/Strange Behaviour. Still though, the man's a freakin genius and the reason I started playing music in the first place! :bassist:
     
  3. KwanzaaLizard

    KwanzaaLizard

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    I LOVE Diorama! First song I heard by them was Untitled which was a B-side that made it on the Godzilla soundtrack *shudder* but his soft voice is exactly what caught my attention. There's a nice bit of sludgy bass in there too...
     
  4. Toptube

    Toptube

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    I think he probably suffered some vocal damage from touring Diorama and now has a smaller range. It happens fairly often. An artist writes a very dynamic album that stretches their capability and then they tour it night after night, with little rest.
     
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  6. jd56hawk

    jd56hawk

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    These guys were already as good if not better than some seasoned pros twice their age. I still find that amazing.
    Damn, I think I'll watch their first appearance on Letterman right now.
     

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