I'm gonna have to say I like Ki the most so far, but I really have some high hopes for the fourth album. That sounds like it's going to be veeeery mellow, which is great because sometimes I'll listen to Ki and Heaven's End will just be too overwhelming
The Dev wrote:Each record is made for different people. As much as someone may prefer one over the other, to me...they're equal. and I wouldn't put it out if I thought it was shit. Some people won't see the value in one record over another for reasons of personal preference or personal views on what defines quality. But I think there's at least 4 or 5 'Devs' swimming around in the ol' noggin, and each demand a different soundtrack.
I feel Addicted in a very profound way. It's abrasive, and blunt, but it brings up an emotion in me that I have not experienced from any of my past releases. It was total release, and as a result of where it came in my musical development, it couldn't have sounded any different. I understand some people don't hear the same thing, or don't enjoy the energy or style, totally acceptable. But Addicted defines a sentiment for me that is a proclamation. I listen to it often, it means a HUGE amount to me and I'm quite proud of the production. When I'm in the right mood for it, I feel a strange sense of euphoria.
Ki will always be my personal 'favorite' though. Because it is. And also, because it suits quieter moments which I need more often lately.
Agreed. When I first heard Ki, it generated a feeling in me I hadn't yet felt from your music. I can't define it, or even identify it really. It especially hit me when I heard Terminal the next day...I know you said Ki was a grower, but I disagree. It had me at "The way..."
However, Addicted generates a euphoria (for me) that is TOTALLY nostalgic...feelings I haven't felt in years. I have had so many wonderful and tragic experiences with your past catalog, it was really emotionally taxing getting through the first few listens. Now, it just frickin' kicks ass...and sounds great really, really loud. The feelings now are a bit more like watching an old favorite movie, or seeing an old friend.