After listening to this album pretty much every day for the last week and a half or so, I can definitely say that it lives up to my expectations and then some. It certainly fits in the same vein as Axiology as was the intent, I believe, but possesses a very distinct character at the same time.
Very nicely done, overall, Travis and Co.!
Now, to get the word out to those who need to hear this...
I\'ve been listening to Inbred Mountain over the last few days, and while it certainly didn\'t grab me on the first listen, on teh third listen it sure did and now I really like it a lot! Very much the "sequel" to Island of Lost Minds, cut from the same cloth, as it were. Also, as much as it resembles its precursor, it is also quite unique and not really like anything else I\'ve ever heard. Pretty cool, all in all, and rather indescribable.
Well, I just got back from the show! WOW! That about sums it up.
Everyone was so on, the crowd was way into it and I heard things I\'ve never imagined before. Incredible mix of old, new and just plain unidentifiable stuff. Bucket is The Man, now more than ever, I think. Pinchface was hilarious and a master of the kit. Delray was super solid. I\'m just really, really glad I got to see this show, and I picked up a copy of Inbred Mt., which I\'ll listen to tomorrow.
Just got my ticket for the 11/7 show today! I\'m really looking forward to it, I think it\'ll potentially be better than the Bucket solo show I caught back in April at the same venue, even though that was amazing.
Does anyone have any clue about the opening act, set duration, etc.?
I\'m sure there\'s been a thousand similar threads in the past (not in the past 100 days, though, I checked!) but I actually specifically wanted to come here, make an account and a new thread about this album.
I purchased it here a little over a year ago and somehow my appreciation for it seems to have continually grown, culminating in a listen on the drive home from work tonight. It was just one of those times where the thing you have on is the most perfect possible thing, and there\'s no reason to even consider listening to something else.
It\'s just such an amazing album, the mood and seeming mentality that went into its creation are just so unique, not to mention the unmatchable (and obvvious) musical skill and freedom that is so apparent.
I really can\'t say enough good things about it, this is just sort of scratching the surface as far as I\'m concerned, but I suppose I don\'t have to do an entire analysis in one post.
Like I said, I just wanted to come here to say thanks to Travis and also to mention that I am eagerly awaiting the release of the new CD, the preview track is tantalizing.
I also wanted to say how cool it is to be able to purchase music directly from the artist, I don\'t have to wonder how much money goes to Travis or Buckethead, because the answer is all of it.
And by the way, who is this Ramy Antoun guy and why haven\'t I heard him anywhere else?? He seems *way* too good to just be labeled or considered a so-called session drummer. I mean, his drumming is so imaginative and fits the overall sound of the album so incredibly...
Anyway, thanks again for recording such incredible music. I\'m sure I\'ll be a fan of Thanatopsis and pretty much all of the other collaborations with Buckethead in particular and all of the rest of the gang for a long time to come. All I ask in return is that you keep making more!