New album is called Hope

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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by Surpinto » 1 week ago

Thank you Tom413, andmar, Yorkie, and Jimmy. I appreciate your kind words. I tried really hard to be comprehensive; even if in just giving my subjective opinion.
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<span title="Thu May 18, 2017 5:03 pm">1 week ago</span>
@Surpinto

Thank you for your review - I think!

I thought we were on the same page musically before this but we couldn't be further apart on Salve Regina and Stabet Mater. Shrill :( that nearly made me choke on my tea. Poor Isaac, I hope he doesn't read that :wink:

We're pretty much swapped over on all the other songs too :shock:

If I remember correctly it was Ralph Skan's mum who recommended to RP that they should sing Dreaming of Home after she watched the film.
Ha ha, Isaac is not to be faulted. What have you been telling him? :lol:

His performance is flawless; it's the overall arrangement that is problematic for me. I would absolutely love the song if it wasn't for this factor of shrillness and I like literally everything else about it except that. But it's a deal-breaker for me. In writing my review I listened to the song over and over again trying to get past that and I just couldn't. :(

And, that is the only song I have serious complaints about. The others are perfectly fine; some I like a bit more, others a bit less. For example, I like "Angele Dei" but wasn't as moved by it as others, who saw it performed live, were. So it's a question of the degree to which I like the songs rather than whether I like them.

My true disagreement with others fans appears to "Salve Regina" and "Stabat Mater". But hey I liked "Exsultate" too :lol: :wink:

So we may not be as far apart as you think, Yorkie.
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<span title="Thu May 18, 2017 5:03 pm">1 week ago</span>
If I remember correctly it was Ralph Skan's mum who recommended to RP that they should sing Dreaming of Home after she watched the film.
I didn't know that! :shock: I am so glad they did it. It's a great song and they did it really well. If only it was TDL on solo.
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<span title="Thu May 18, 2017 1:20 am">1 week ago</span>
Stabat Mater
When I first listened to it, I did not care much for the piece because it’s a higher register song with a highly noticeable and unwelcome absence of a proper lower range. This would have served to counteract the listener fatigue that one gets listening to music exclusively in that same higher register. Part of the error here appears to be in recording Isaac with a closer microphone and then backing him with strings as it makes everything sound shrill; especially during his solo parts. Since this is how the song begins it in effect ruins the piece for me and makes it hard to enjoy the rest.
I haven't received my CD yet, but I've heard audio samples from the first minute or so featuring Isaac's solo, and I'm not hearing what you're hearing. To my ears, the lower strings are strong enough to balance out the higher instruments and soloist.
It might just be a matter of opinion then - and that's quite alright.

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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by andmar » 1 week ago

It's the 19th of May and sadly my copy (or actually, two copies) of 'Hope' hasn't been sent by Invisible Hands Music yet :cry: .
Has anyone of you ordered it there? What about your delivery?

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Re: New album is called Hope

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bachmahlerfan wrote:
<span title="Sat May 13, 2017 11:36 pm">2 weeks ago</span>
I've always been a "numbers" guy, and I figured out that this album has the longest average runtime per track of any Libera album. The average length is approximately 4 minutes, 25 seconds (rounded to the nearest second). The previous record holder was their Luminosa album, which has an average length of approximately 4 minutes, 22 seconds.
I might be wrong about what I said in the previous message, because the invisible hands site says it's only 56 minutes, 57 seconds. For some reason, the French Amazon website showed it as being 61 minutes, 48 seconds, and it lists the same 14 tracks.

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Re: New album is called Hope

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andmar wrote:
<span title="Fri May 19, 2017 10:07 pm">1 week ago</span>
It's the 19th of May and sadly my copy (or actually, two copies) of 'Hope' hasn't been sent by Invisible Hands Music yet :cry: .
Has anyone of you ordered it there? What about your delivery?
i also ordered bij Hands Music. But sadly also i have no copie of my cd. Maby this week :o

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Re: New album is called Hope

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niels wrote:
<span title="Sat May 20, 2017 6:38 am">1 week ago</span>
andmar wrote:
<span title="Fri May 19, 2017 10:07 pm">1 week ago</span>
It's the 19th of May and sadly my copy (or actually, two copies) of 'Hope' hasn't been sent by Invisible Hands Music yet :cry: .
Has anyone of you ordered it there? What about your delivery?
i also ordered bij Hands Music. But sadly also i have no copie of my cd. Maby this week :o
No, i haven't heard anything either. They do say they will send an update when it is dispatched and no email yet so....
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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by filiarheni » 6 days ago

(Andmar, tell me, do you still believe that the CD exists? I suspect that everyone is only pretending that there is a new Libera CD on this Earth. They are well-organised: Everyone posts some photos or even videos as a "proof", then they write reviews to make us believe that a CD was really released, and they invest much time and do a lot of work reviewing a long list of alleged songs to make it seem true to us. And above all, they even make fun of us by giving it the very name "Hope"!

Don't tell anyone, but I'm sure, the whole thing is a conspiracy theory only.)
:shock: :wink: :mrgreen:
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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by TygrHawk » 6 days ago

Geez, now I feel guilty that mine came so early. :|
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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by andmar » 6 days ago

filiarheni wrote:
<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 8:51 pm">6 days ago</span>
(Andmar, tell me, do you still believe that the CD exists? I suspect that everyone is only pretending that there is a new Libera CD on this Earth. They are well-organised: Everyone posts some photos or even videos as a "proof", then they write reviews to make us believe that a CD was really released, and they invest much time and do a lot of work reviewing a long list of alleged songs to make it seem true to us. And above all, they even make fun of us by giving it the very name "Hope"!

Don't tell anyone, but I'm sure, the whole thing is a conspiracy theory only.)
:shock: :wink: :mrgreen:
A shocking theory :shock: . Myself I wouldn't come to that idea at all as I am usually a trusting man. But if this turned out to be true, it would be an absolutely inhumane and intolerable cruelty to all of us who are not involved :x :wink:

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Re: New album is called Hope

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filiarheni wrote:
<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 8:51 pm">6 days ago</span>
(Andmar, tell me, do you still believe that the CD exists? I suspect that everyone is only pretending that there is a new Libera CD on this Earth. They are well-organised: Everyone posts some photos or even videos as a "proof", then they write reviews to make us believe that a CD was really released, and they invest much time and do a lot of work reviewing a long list of alleged songs to make it seem true to us. And above all, they even make fun of us by giving it the very name "Hope"!

Don't tell anyone, but I'm sure, the whole thing is a conspiracy theory only.)
:shock: :wink: :mrgreen:
We are all in on this. :lol:

Seriously though, I take it that you haven't gotten it yet and that it is still in customs?! :( That's crazy!
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<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 10:11 pm">6 days ago</span>
Geez, now I feel guilty that mine came so early. :|
Yeah, you're a terrible person. How dare you be unable to control various national and international parcel shipments! :lol: :wink:

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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by filiarheni » 6 days ago

I knew it! Everyone here involved! :twisted: Oh dear, where am I here?! All my confidence has been shaken and I suffer deeply. :lol:
(But it helped to finally get the chance to use the "twisted evil smiley"!!)

Or else: Which song on the CD is not duty-free?

Now serious: I admit that I didn't choose the quickest shipment. However, there are lucky people who received it despite choosing the cheapest one! And this makes me nervous. The CDJapan page doesn't help any longer ("The tracking information is only available from Japan Post until your parcel passes through the customs of your country. Once it clears customs, the information will be posted to your country's website."). So, the last information (Frankfurt airport) was given on May 11. I'm not sure how to find out where the CD is now. :oops:
It got so fast from Japan to Germany, what is the matter now.
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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by TygrHawk » 6 days ago

Surpinto wrote:
<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 10:36 pm">6 days ago</span>
TygrHawk wrote:
<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 10:11 pm">6 days ago</span>
Geez, now I feel guilty that mine came so early. :|
Yeah, you're a terrible person. How dare you be unable to control various national and international parcel shipments! :lol: :wink:
ROFL I'll work on that. :)
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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by filiarheni » 6 days ago

TygrHawk wrote:
<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 11:37 pm">6 days ago</span>
Surpinto wrote:
<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 10:36 pm">6 days ago</span>
TygrHawk wrote:
<span title="Sun May 21, 2017 10:11 pm">6 days ago</span>
Geez, now I feel guilty that mine came so early. :|
Yeah, you're a terrible person. How dare you be unable to control various national and international parcel shipments! :lol: :wink:
ROFL I'll work on that. :)
Caution, I've read that and big sister is watching you now! :P
"But in the dark and cold of things there always, always something sings"

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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by bachmahlerfan » 6 days ago

I'm still waiting for the Invisible Hands folks to send me an e-mail about the CD being shipped. I'm hoping to get it soon, so I have time to digest the music before the Max & Me soundtrack arrives in the mail.

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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by fan_de_LoK » 5 days ago

Does anyone that ordered the international version of 'Hope' had any news so far ?

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Re: New album is called Hope

Post by andmar » 5 days ago

fan_de_LoK wrote:
<span title="Mon May 22, 2017 12:48 pm">5 days ago</span>
Does anyone that ordered the international version of 'Hope' had any news so far ?
No, still nothing. Though I noticed a slight change in the IHM's web page look this afternoon. The note about pre-release orders from 19th of May has been removed. The release date at the bottom of the page is still 19th of May. The page looks like if the CD was on regular sale now.
https://shop-invisiblehands.co.uk/colle ... ibera-hope

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