July 1, 2016 at 15:46 #16555
so to start with:
Q: There have been a lot of press photos with Stuart wearing a felted hat since the TWR release – Is there a special story around this special felt-hat ?July 1, 2016 at 20:11 #16556
Would you consider an official bootleg release of ASLP / Singing skies / Claire Denis soundtracks tours? All of them seem very special, and all your new records ( well maybe TWR not completely ) are well represented in this series. Thanks.July 1, 2016 at 21:05 #16557
most likely the tinderpiece I have played more for the last couple of years, maybe three, is the background music of the Singing Skies slideshow. I find it a really haunting piece which reminds me very nicely of Eno´s Discreet Music. I would like to know more about its conception, how it was developed, etc & cheersJuly 4, 2016 at 18:59 #16558
2016 is pretty much solid touring across Europe: what rituals do you have to stay sane and friendly with each other in the face of such a demanding schedule ?July 6, 2016 at 06:37 #16559
Another one, as everybody on this forum seem to be on holidays ;
I like Ypres album very very much. It´s one of my favourites. Could you tell us something about it? I read somewhere that it was partly inspired by Benjamin Britten and Gorecki work. Do you like Contemporary classical music?July 6, 2016 at 08:18 #16560
Here’s one, and its not a request for any political viewpoint!
As a band touring Europe regularly and seeing more of it than most of us – do you see signs of the continent changing politically in any way or do we still as one would hope, have more in common than we do that separates us?July 6, 2016 at 09:41 #16561
Q1: Which track, if any, would you consider re-mastering, like you did for A6LY, or with The Big Silence/Raindrops?
Q2: how does it feel to be the best band in the world?
XJuly 6, 2016 at 12:06 #16562
Multimedia seems to be becoming more intertwined with the band’s music, from the Claire Denis film score tour, the Singing Skies showings and book, to the recent TWR films and current tour. Is this something that evolved over time, or something that has simmered under the surface from the beginning? Further, is this something that the band will continue to explore in the future?July 6, 2016 at 12:07 #16563
Thanks, everyone! Keep them coming.July 6, 2016 at 17:56 #16564
a second one from me:
In your last FAQ in 2012 you have hinted about a potential visual album release (which came true in form of the TWR film DVD in the limited edition of your recent album) & you are doing/planing a lot of visual related projects for the rest of the year or 2017 and beyond (e.g. the recent CINE concerts in UK and selected european venues, the forthcoming Claire Denis SCI-FI fim O.S.T. et al. projects). In this context might there be the option of a first official LIVE DVD Video Bootleg release of one of the CINE concerts?
Many Fans who were on the TWR tour, but missed the special CINE concert settings, would appreciate this a lot.July 6, 2016 at 18:24 #16565
I love your live CDs and hope many more will be released. But… on San Sebastian, you decided to NOT include any of the older tracks, and on Philharmonie de Paris you did not include “Second Chance Man”. What is the reason behind these ommissions?(I think both albums would be even better if the left-out songs were included….)
Will you print posters of the The Waiting Room cover, and could you also reprint the Across Six Leap Years liquorice posters ? (I assume these exist because at the time, the person at the merch stall said they didn’t have them anymore)July 6, 2016 at 19:10 #16566
Will you print posters of the The Waiting Room cover, and could you also reprint the Across Six Leap Years liquorice posters ? (I assume these exist because at the time, the person at the merch stall said they didn’t have them anymore)
I have seen TWR posters on eBay quite a bit (11″x17″). I have never seen an A6LY poster in the wild, but I do have one, so they must exist somewhere 🙂
edited to add: The TWR posters are promotional from City Slang. I don’t think the band is selling any.July 6, 2016 at 20:19 #16567
kk.ParticipantJuly 6, 2016 at 21:17 #16568
Re: promotional copies – there’s an additional Q.: Is there a special reason why there is not any Single (CDS or 7″) released for the recent album ?July 6, 2016 at 21:18 #16569
Some techie questions:
– TSR saw an expansion in the type of instrumentation the band uses to include synthesizers – what are your favourite synths? (mostly for Dave, but also Stuart and maybe Dan)
– Stuart, as the producer and engineer of the last few albums, what would be your favourite piece of recording gear? (microphones, outboard, etc…)
– On Second chance man, was the lead vocal put through a Leslie speaker? (For Stuart again)
Some non-techie questions:
– For Neil, how do you find Antwerp as a place to live in? It’s famous for having a lively music, art and fashion scene, so I can imagine it’d be interesting…
– Can we expect at some point a b-sides/rare tracks compilation of the MKII era of the band?
– For Earl and Dan: how do you approach playing together as a rhythm section? It sounds great on the last album…
– For Julian Siegel: How did you approach writing the arrangements for TWR songs? Second chance man and Help yourself in particular are great and very unusual for Tindersticks.
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