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'What stops you from finishing the new album?

AW: Nothing stops. I think it’s more like a problem with the world. The world thinks that as an artist you have to follow this pattern – musicians record, and they go tour, then they go back record, they go tour… For me, I like to do different things. 2007 was the year we put out our last record. Sure, that was nearly ten years ago. But I’ve been doing other things; it’s not that I didn’t want to do any record – it’s just that I felt doing something different. For me, just doing something because it’s popular is not really a reason to do something. You need to be inspired, you need to feel it’s fresh. That’s why getting this Moog and bringing it to the palette of Stars Of The Lid is an appealing thing. Maybe this will inspire us to push on and finish the record. But you know – we’re still together, we’re still productive, we’re still working on music. Just recording a record to record is not really a reason to record for me. And you have to have a reason behind it. You just make art, because you feel like it. I never wanted it to be like a job.'

'You know, the world has an interesting way of feeling entitled for something. Just time passing is not a reason to just make a new record. There’s plenty of music in the world, don’t you think? Don’t you feel as if there’s a lot of music that’s released, so that’s not really very-very good? I wish more people would spend more time and think about what they’re doing. Even me – I’m releasing way too much music. Sometimes I think that I need to slow down even more.'
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I agree and disagree with that message. I agree with the entitlement thing, that is definitely something I feel is too prevalent these days. However, certain types of music definitely thrive from things moving at a quicker pace, but for SOTL slow and steady is absolutely the right approach so I get where he is coming from generally. It's just frustrating when you wanna hear the studio versions of those tantilising live cuts!
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I love that attitude, although I think there's probably quite a lot of work (and sacrifice and luck) involved in getting yourself to the point where you can work at that pace.

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i've only seen two set lists for this tour and i'm dying to see more.
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Just discovered adam's side project The Dead Texan, absolutely as amazing as SOTL's work. Strong rec!

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Betterthanyourkids wrote:Just discovered adam's side project The Dead Texan, absolutely as amazing as SOTL's work. Strong rec!


Correct. Hit up the search button. There are two small threads about that project. ;-)
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i noticed from the youtube vids that adam has shaved his head for this tour. interesting look. when I saw them in LA he looked like a caveman.

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Updating my Adam Wiltzie physical collection.

AWVFTS - Atomos clear vinyl
AWVFTS - AWVFTS vinyl
Dead Texan CD
SOTL - Tired Sounds 2015 repress
SOTL - Refinement 2015 repress
SOTL - Avec Laudenum (their best album) 2013 repress
SOTL - Ballasted Orchestra 2013 repress
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Scouring the internet for old tour posters etc and found this website for a studio in Iceland.Clients include Bjork, Sigur Ros, Johann Johannsson, Brian Eno, Damon Albarn, Oneohthrix Point Never, Tim Hecker, Bonnie Prince Billy, Stars of the Lid.

Wonder how recent that was then?
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Oh and here is the artist for the recent tour poster. Looks like they might still have a few going for sale too..
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I don't think it's that recent, it looks like its the same studio from the image they posted a year or so ago.

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Sagan: In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Basinski: I wanted Cascade to become this crystalline organism like a star or a liquid crystal spaceship, a jellyfish traveling through the galaxy…

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Sorry for any missed heartbeats with this bump, but this is a beautiful interview


https://www.fivequestions.me/interviews ... an-mcbride

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Ha! I just came here to post that too. You're right, it's a wonderful interview. Even if you aren't a fan of the band, it's well worth a read. Beautiful.
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Kranky are re-issuing Gravitational Pull vs The Desire For An Aquatic Life on vinyl.

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They also appear to be reissuing other SOTL and Brian McBride material on cd / download.
Enjoy.
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Great stuff, not their best work, but the only one missing from my collection. For that price, it's a steal.
Sagan: In order to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Basinski: I wanted Cascade to become this crystalline organism like a star or a liquid crystal spaceship, a jellyfish traveling through the galaxy…

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Exactly. Hoping we get a UK distro though. £17 P+P?!?
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Norman Records just emailed me to say they'll be getting a few in over here. Keep em peeled UK Lid fans.
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It's here and it sounds lush.

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But do watch out for tell tale signs of Lid-harm. Stay Frosty. Slow down.

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