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#212361 by Aniland
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:20 pm
I love every track on this album. But, like all records, there are always standout moments.

Not songs as a whole, but individual moments that make Ki so great. For me:

- The recurring melody of "A Monday" (that's actually my favorite progression of notes; I hear it quite often, and I love it every time)
- The heavy vocals that enter in "Disruptr" after around three minutes or so (the groove gets me)
- The heavy vocals that enter in "Gato" a little after two minutes in (once again, the groove makes this part so awesome)
- Any part that duets during "Heaven Send", especially with the heavy Devin vocals layered over the woman's (I cannot remember her name, sorry)
- The incredible jazz of "Ain't Never Gonna Win" (collaboratively, all of the instrumentation makes this to be a wonderful piece)
- Whatever the hell those awesome electronic noises are in "Winter" a little before three minutes in, before the vocals return
- The rockabilly feel AND the chorus of "Trainfire"
- The callbacks of the melody to "A Monday" in "Lady Helen"
- The amazing, countless climactic moments of "Ki" (title track), as well as the unforgettable celebratory part that starts at 4:20

I like Devin's soft songs just as much as his heavy, but it's clear to me personally that the heavy moments are the most appealing. The only reason I think that here is because of the fact that the album is so sparse with its heavier moments. That fact alone makes it even more special. It's like my comparison of a fully heavy album and a partially heavy album to "a lightbulb in the face" and "being in a dark room where a light is turned on occasionally, then off again." Don't understand? Imagine having the lightbulb in the face. It's overwhelming and it is there, but you can get used to it. Being in a dark room and having the light come blaring in is much more intense of an experience, and having it go away makes the experience relivable.

I don't know, I'm rambling.

Great album!
#212362 by Abydost
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:22 pm
Aniland wrote:I love every track on this album. But, like all records, there are always standout moments.

Not songs as a whole, but individual moments that make Ki so great. For me:

- The recurring melody of "A Monday" (that's actually my favorite progression of notes; I hear it quite often, and I love it every time)
- The heavy vocals that enter in "Disruptr" after around three minutes or so (the groove gets me)
- The heavy vocals that enter in "Gato" a little after two minutes in (once again, the groove makes this part so awesome)
- Any part that duets during "Heaven Send", especially with the heavy Devin vocals layered over the woman's (I cannot remember her name, sorry)
- The incredible jazz of "Ain't Never Gonna Win" (collaboratively, all of the instrumentation makes this to be a wonderful piece)
- Whatever the hell those awesome electronic noises are in "Winter" a little before three minutes in, before the vocals return
- The rockabilly feel AND the chorus of "Trainfire"
- The callbacks of the melody to "A Monday" in "Lady Helen"
- The amazing, countless climactic moments of "Ki" (title track), as well as the unforgettable celebratory part that starts at 4:20

I like Devin's soft songs just as much as his heavy, but it's clear to me personally that the heavy moments are the most appealing. The only reason I think that here is because of the fact that the album is so sparse with its heavier moments. That fact alone makes it even more special. It's like my comparison of a fully heavy album and a partially heavy album to "a lightbulb in the face" and "being in a dark room where a light is turned on occasionally, then off again." Don't understand? Imagine having the lightbulb in the face. It's overwhelming and it is there, but you can get used to it. Being in a dark room and having the light come blaring in is much more intense of an experience, and having it go away makes the experience relivable.

I don't know, I'm rambling.

Great album!


So basically... the whole album? :P
#212396 by tk6yG2
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:12 am
The lyrics to Disruptr.

"I'm tired of waiting
I'm tired of fading
I'm sick of being depressed
Through all the failing,
I'm synchopating
...At least it's off my chest"

It really connects with me a lot right now. I love it.
Not to mention that the rest of the song is just pure fucking brilliant.

Cool thread!
#212495 by mrbean667
Sun Sep 13, 2009 6:11 am
I love the Ki arpeggio/buildup part.
And the break in Heaven Send.
And the 'eyes forward' part in Lady Helen.
And the whole album!
#220335 by kettle
Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:47 pm
Chasezas wrote:5:00 mark on Trainfire!

yeah, that bit is like falling in love.

You told her how you felt (ignoring Devin's meanings of porn addiction etc) then there was a long silence and then out of the blue she turns and lets you know that she loves you too.

oh god, I think I need to feel my fingers in my throat.

But I wish that was part of another song that devy hasn't written yet. I really think a 'couples' album would work well. I need music I can share more romantically. SYL doesn't actually win it in every occasion.

Listening again I'd say the story of Trainfire is about giving up porn but only because you finally grow up and meet someone lovely. I've had a moment that can be described by the meeting/confrontation (2:45) of girl/boy and then the long awkward patch after something clicked looking back and forth really not knowing what to say, meeting again, playing it cool, when suddenly out of the blue (5:00) she saves you from yourself.


...there are loads of other parts I adore on this record too mind you.

changed "know than she loves you too." to "know that she loves you too."
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