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  1. We obviously need to kidnap Matt Bellamy.
    5 points
  2. Interesting! A special album for Record Store Day. Seems he was in the studio for this, not Muse ... https://www.instagram.com/p/CNX1bzJDChw/?igshid=171zqkclsahaa
    2 points
  3. Considering that Muse used the more stripped down version of Algorithm for Simulation Theory, I'm not so sure that the argument of OoS Remixx sounding like what modern Muse would do, holds much water. I think much of the tracks cut out of OoS point towards what the band progressed in Absolution. Had the band another month or two in the studio, I imagine they might have gotten some the more orchestral bits to work. I think during the recording of OoS, there was a lot of emphasis on how the songs would sound live, this might be why a lot of the non-core instrument flourishes were left on the cutting room floor. Remixx is a mixed bag overall, some songs were obviously meant to be improved (PiB, Bliss, Futurism etc.) while others were meant to show off cut content regardless of overall quality of the song(Microcuts, Feeling Good, Space Dementia). It's hard to listen to Remix without contrasting with OoS which has had 20 years to burn itself into my synapses, so with the exception of Futurism I doubt Remix will become my go-to for 2001 goodness.
    2 points
  4. Ok… call me old-fashioned, but to me they sound too sterile, there‘s no warmth, soulless. It sounds unfinished to me. Matt said they wanted to make them sound more modern, well this is the problem I have with most modern (charts)music… it‘s too perfect! I know those are the original recordings, but did they cut out faults or something like that? Cut off edges? I stick to the original.
    2 points
  5. Ok guys!! Elle posted an Insta story from Teighnmouth 😎😎 everybody in the UK 🥳😎
    2 points
  6. I like the CE mix. It uses way more stereo field, it has a lot more guitar power in the riff which I never really liked with the keyboard, and the drums really punch more. Just a lot more clarity to the OoS mix. It does take some of the "spacey" feel the album is known for though. Notably through toning down the synths at the end but also by generally making it feel more like a live performance that sacrifices the interesting sonic character of the album. I like that both exist so I can get both takes.
    2 points
  7. Rediscovering how great FAWY is. I overlooked this song for so long when I first listened to Muse, came around to loving it, then largely forgetting about it. The guitar playing in the intro and outro, the chorus synths and Matt's voice just work so well in this track.
    2 points
  8. The biggest crime about this remix is the name.
    2 points
  9. My toys are well and truly out of the pram and they’ll keep on flyin’ In all seriousness, there are a couple of reasons. For a start, Origin is my favourite album of all time and one of my favourite things in life full stop, has been for 12 years now. I’m naturally hesitant to say the least about the idea of it being significantly retouched in any way, rather than a simple remaster (which we already had and was unnecessary but harmless and fine). Especially when, after listening, I already reeeeally don’t like the result after one song. And, like I said before, personally I don’t really like the way it’s being billed so far. I do get the vibe that it’s being marketed as an “updated” version of the album that’s how it ‘should’ve’ sounded. Yes, the original will always be there, but is that now gonna get left in the dust with this album’s changes becoming the ‘canon’ Origin, especially for the band and younger fans? Is it gonna change live performances of the songs? When I talk about loving something from the record with another fan, are they actually gonna be thinking/talking about the newer version? Basically, this is something I’m incredibly attached to and I’m getting a bad vibe atm that it’s being somewhat invalidated, or at least at risk of it, by a very different band who wanna retroactively mould it to fit something closer to what they would make now.
    2 points
  10. vinyl release confirmed - just found this on the german amazon: https://www.amazon.de/dp/B094VM5QK2/ looks decent
    2 points
  11. For the first time since 2006! Throw in some oldies (Invincible) to celebrate, ya kooks
    2 points
  12. Yeah that’s what I saw too Can’t just be basically another remaster though, surely? We got that literally a couple of years ago 😂 Edit: ah, now I’m seeing it’s apparently been (at least somewhat) re-recorded? oh jeez oh dear, pls be ok edit 2: the more I think about this potential idea, I really really really really do not want edit 3: muse re-recording fucking origin of symmetry is really an event that needed the old board to still be alive for it edit 4: potentially false alarm, I’m not seeing that it’s “unused takes” - you’d better fecking hope but, even still, I don’t like this kinda revisionist vibe of literally your magnum opus. Like, are these versions and this tracklist now gonna become the ‘official’ versions? ‘Cos kinda no pls
    2 points
  13. 🤩😎 https://www.instagram.com/p/COBjSGLhFzP/?igshid=ypwzv95t08t
    2 points
  14. Ha! I remember this! This was when they were touring the US at the tail end of the Absolution tour. The time of the setlist anagrams. They introduced early versions of Assassin, Glorious, Crying Shame and Exo Politics to the crowds in this period. There were muffled recordings going around, and the board tried to decipher them. These four new songs kept having different names on the set list, a direct communication between the band and the board. Song names were anagrams, which were just fun at first and later turned into a bit of a treasure hunt. (This is where Debase Mason's Grog comes from, for example, a name used for Assassin that's an anagram of Message Board Song.) Anyway, Glorious at the time was listed as New Song (DES) on the setlist. This was not an anagram, but a note to their roadie, Des, that he had to set something up for that song (A specific tuning for the guitar or something, I don't remember). I speculated that it stood for Dead End Street and trolled the board into thinking that was the actual title. It stuck around for a while. I even heard an anecdote that the band picked up on it and started calling their roadie Des "Dead End Street" for a bit. Anyway, back to those muffled recordings. In the threads for the new songs there were multiple serious and trolling attempts to decipher the lyrics. Someone heard Pee Candle in Exo Politics, and that was the Muser name for that song for a while. As for Glorious (Or Dead End Street ), there were many different people trying to decipher a very muffled early recording, and the above interpretation was definitely mine. Anyway, that's the story kids. Funny this made its onto a lyrics site.
    2 points
  15. Thought i'd try to start a thread for some general gig chatter for memories, experiences and photos but wanted to start it off with this... if you could have one uncut, pro sound recording of a full Muse show which one would it be and why? Also, off of the back of this can we start a petition for muse to release the audio of each of their shows like Metallica have been doing for years.
    2 points
  16. “People endlessly buying crap they don’t need”... Anyway. Here’s cryptokitties Top comment on reddit.
    2 points
  17. +1 to all of that. All style, no substance any more. The mix is atrocious too, why is the volume so inconsistent? It sounds like every time the bass comes in, the volume of every other instrument kicks up a notch too, with the bass disappearing. The cymbals are almost unlistenably trebly too. I barely got to the end of Psycho before I had a headache from the cymbal crashes. You can barely hear Matt's guitar in Break It To Me either. Muse used to be exciting with minimal bells and whistles. Now they've got every bell and whistle they want, yet the shows are duller than they've ever been. I, for one, am delighted the dire Simulation Theory era is over. The boxset absolutely takes the piss too. Burn it all down. Start again.
    2 points
  18. Glad I spent £4:50 renting this rather than spending £100+ on tickets and travel . Simulation Theory pretty much stands as an indictment on Muse's stadium tours. It just seems like more effort went into Matt's jacket design than the music itself. So many songs are now just Matt walking around stage pretending to be a popstar. Matt does really have zero stage presence when his guitar is removed. Watching Matt slap hands with the front row while being minded by his handler is just next level cringe you'd expect from your one directions of the world. The visuals here are just boring as well. When Matt finally does something cool with his guitar, the camera is more interested in the stage extras doing distracting coordinated dance moves. Also Murph looked so inanimate in this movie, I've seen a few YouTube clips where we seemed to move with more fluidity. Not sure why this is letterboxed either, a Muse show is something where you want to use the whole screen. This probably should have been 60 FPS to give a bit more motion. And I really hope they didn't spend too much money on cgi Matt Bellamy pretending to be Harry Potter taking on Murph because that looked fake and cringe as shit. And somehow they want people to fork out £120 for a package with extra tat. I can't help but think of Muse as business people rather than musicians. One enjoyable part was he video for the Void because there was no visuals, no dancers and no fucking backing tracks.
    2 points
  19. - SPOILERS IN GENERAL - Finally watched it. It was actually a pretty enjoyable little cheesy movie. I enjoyed the rather ridiculous narrative to complement the actual snippets of narrative that I saw on the stage. The editing, as far as the band shots were concerned, were fine. I didn't like the slow motion but for the most part it was straightfoward edits which is welcome after Rome's constant showing-off for a non-existent 4k release and Drones' need to make artificial shakes on every kick drum. It helps the stage design was just beautiful and a little color correcting makes the stage pop even more. Makes me regret even more we never got a film for the Resistance stadium tour. How might it have looked with the same filming... The narrative intercuts during the songs were a hit or miss for me. Personally, I would have liked to just have seen the band play but I also knew this wasn't just a concert recording and was also finishing up their whole Simulation Theory narrative. When it was present but not too intrusive it was fine, like during Thought Contagion. Some other times I could have done with less of it. Maybe the biggest offender was during Supermassive Black Hole where there's a long panning shot of a CGI arcade machine with the actual footage you want to see in the display window, reduced to only 5% of the screen. But anyways, the benefit of them playing (almost) the same show everywhere is that I can always go to the Rock in Rio or Argentina show recordings if I want no narrative. I wish they didn't chop up the metal medley since it's a collection of chopped up songs already. It is mostly on digital release so I don't think a bit of extra time wouldn't hurt (same with Knights). The whole final showdown against Murph was good fun though. The whole conflict also created a wonderfully unintentionally comic moment after Take A Bow where the narrator asks something like "who will the challenger be" and it's Matt standing awkwardly in his light up suit. Like I was half hoping she'd say "nah, can't be this guy".
    2 points
  20. Erm, guys.... https://store.muse.mu/uk/simulation-theory-deluxe-film-box-set.html Hope there's a standard edition of it too
    2 points
  21. "In the US the conspiracy theory subculture has been hijacked by the right to try to take down people like Obama and put forward right-wing libertarianism [populism]," Matt Bellamy said. Defining himself as "a left-leaning libertarian – more in the realm of Noam Chomsky," he added: "Uprising was requested by so many politicians in America for use in their rallies and we turned them down on a regular basis." - The Observer interview with Matt in 2012 "The track [Thought Contagion] was inspired by watching rolling news in America, and seeing how it influenced voters. "We're living in an age where truth is getting less airtime than falsities; and that's a scary thing," said Bellamy. "When you live in that bubble, and see that bubble, the scariest thing about it all is you realise people's minds can be influenced by false belief systems or incorrect thinking." The title of the song came from a Richard Dawkins book that suggested that thoughts can become contagious and spread like a virus, "regardless of their accuracy and truth". In the chorus, Bellamy sings, "you've been bitten by a true believer / you've been bitten by someone who's hungrier than you". He said the lyric was a reference to preachers and pundits whose "belief system is in some way under threat". "They're the ones who scream the loudest and get the most airtime." - Mark Savage BBC Music Reporter interview with Matt in February 2018 On the cover of Black Holes and Revelations appear the four horsemen of the apocalypse as envisioned by MUSE and Storm Thorgerson presaging contemporary social and political dangers Paranoia (eyes) Intolerance (religious symbols) Narcissism (mirrors) Greed (in gold) - Lyrics to 'Take A Bow'
    1 point
  22. Writing this whilst listening for the first time: Ok … I like this Unintended now, but still not Bridge over troubled water…. Tab piano for 4 hands …. 🤣 then 😨🥰 🤣🤪😎😎😎😎😎 brilliant!!!!!!! Play it live, Morgan and Matt? 👍👏 Dabidabidabidabi…. 😂 Pray without the voice? Yesssssss! But the version with the voice is great too! Guiding light … well, I hate this song …. The guitar is lovely, but I really hoped for an instrumental here … nope! ST theme ….. yes, love it! Fever ….. I mean, yes yes yes yes! as we already knew 😊 Unintended lullaby ……. 🥰🥰🥰🥰 it‘s mesmerizing It‘s a wild mix of soft and sci-fi -songs. But somehow, after first listen, it works. can‘t wait for the vinyl!!
    1 point
  23. Official UK Albums Chart Update (9 July-11 July): Origin of Symmetry is at #3 on the midweek tally and is on track to reach its highest chart position on the Top 100 albums survey since its original debut release in June 2001. From The Official Charts Company website posted on Monday: "Take a deep breath Inhaler fans – the Irish rock band are on course for Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart with their debut album It Won’t Always Be Like This. The Dublin quartet lead today’s Official Chart Update by over 7,000 chart sales having racked up the most physical and download sales this past weekend. Should Inhaler hold onto the top spot by Friday’s final chart, they’ll become the third Irish group to top the albums chart in the last decade, following The Script and Westlife. Last week’s Number 1 SOUR by Olivia Rodrigo is the most streamed album of the week so far placing at 2, while Muse album Origin of Symmetry is on track for a return to the Top 5 at 3 following its XX Anniversary RemiXX edition release. The revamped offering was released digitally last month, with its vinyl rollout occurring last Friday (9 July)."
    1 point
  24. Nah at least Something Human and Dig Down started as the stripped down versions. Matt said as much around the time of the album release. I remember because it was such a dumb thing. They began the writing process by talking about how great it was to be able to work on individual songs without having to consider the rest of the album. They also talked about the freedom it gave them to go in any direction they felt like with every song. Then when the album was released Matt revealed that they wrote the gospel version of Dig Down and thought it didn't fit with the other songs they had written so they rewrote it all to fit into a synthwave/electronic rock sound. So dumb, and so Muse. And we can just look at the OoS remix to see that their attitude to songwriting has changed. They specifically said that they removed the strings because it was a bit too much and the songs became too all over the place and overpacked. Same thing with songs on Absolution. Abso also had songs like Blackout, Endlessly and Ruled By Secrecy. None of which have any over the top ridiculousness that basically every Muse ballad has these days.
    1 point
  25. I love both albums personally, the original with its young era's touch, and the remixed one with its old recordings and changes which pleasantly bring out the vocals and drum. In the remix album, sound is clearer, that brings a live effect to the songs. As a lyric music and opera listener too, I really love so much the Micro cuts version with the harpsichord 🤩 I think Muse decided to remix OOS because they wanted to go back to the past for their future album and wanted to find their old tunes inspiration. Maybe the next album will be more raw with less effects as the OOS Remix and in OOS's style... And maybe Micro cuts with the harpsichord is a test to see the reactions of the fans with this instrument 😁 Sorry for my English...
    1 point
  26. Space Dementia sounds terribly clipped. Previously unused strings are a fun addition. Different drum shuffle in the bridge to outro is cool too. Outro misses beef of the original.
    1 point
  27. Finally 😎 https://www.instagram.com/p/CP6Xo7IjPs1/?utm_medium=copy_link
    1 point
  28. It’s interesting they’re leaving Matt’s gasps in. Perhaps it would be too much of a deviation from the original album to edit those out now.
    1 point
  29. Megalomania sounds great! I alway thought that one missed the depth it deserved. Much better layering now, in both the loud and quiet bits, though the drums in the loud bits suffer from the same issue as the CE remix.
    1 point
  30. I already kinda assumed/hoped this but hearing someone else echo it really puts some coal in my hype train! Every album cycle holds some deep meaning for me and being that this will be my first album as a dad, it will almost inevitably rank highly for me. (Will also be my first tour since 2015 that I wasn't taking classes so we can actually travel if we have to. 😎)
    1 point
  31. ok. Finally got round to listening to it, in no rush. It‘s more heavy which is good, I always wondered why it is more rocking live! The mix sounds like they recorded it now, with Matts younger vocals 😅 But I often frowned, when suddenly there were more drums, or guitars going up the scale until it squeaked 🤨 and I say a straight NO to the ending with the strings! I would‘ve kept the dreamy phasing siren plus the strings, how would this sound like?! I still got goosebumps but it just didn‘t sound right, the dreamy atmosphere was missing. All in all I‘m happy that the original version isn‘t gone, I wouldn‘t trade it for anything! It‘s my fave Muse-song for a reason! I‘m not angry they did this mix, but as some already said here, Matt sounded like he disrespected their younger selves and their, or the record company‘s, decision back then.. or this is his good marketing stragedy 😜 All in all, nice to have but not really necessary for me.. let‘s see how the other songs turn out!
    1 point
  32. Just stopping by to defend GL's honour. Still don't see how it's a bad song, especially compared with 90% of Drones.
    1 point
  33. Found this:
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  34. Really depends what kind of experience you’re hoping for. You’ll have a nice and stable view with comfort obvs but seats are never good for an atmosphere imo, or a gamble at best in terms of who you’re seated around. I always feel like more of a voyeur than actually part of the gig but that’s just me.
    1 point
  35. Between this and the band announcing a live date next year, this is the most normal I've felt in over a year.
    1 point
  36. Matt, if youre reading this, I'm not usually one to give artists pointers on their art but I have a few ideas for the new record: 1. Let us listen to it 2.
    1 point
  37. Hi and welcome back! I think when more news, bits and stuff appear, the board will sloooooooowly awake 😉😊 I hope !
    1 point
  38. Yesterday I dreamt Muse covered A-ha Hunting high and low during The Eurockéennes in France 😂
    1 point
  39. Matt just confirmed they are working on it! Yess! He posted this photo https://www.instagram.com/p/CL_DGNkjUYh/?igshid=15i9ql5y4sqac
    1 point
  40. Ah! Finally it is no mystery anymore ( and no unknown song by Jethro Tull 🤣) Maybe somebody from the board put it there just to confuse everyone even more?? thanks for the story, I wish I were here at that time, sounds like a lot of fun! 😁👍
    1 point
  41. **Unsustainable Speech** 1. Algorithm (Alternate Reality Version) (Shortened)+Pressure 2. Assassin+GOB Riff 3. Cave+0123 Riff 4. Thought Contagion 5. Interlude+Hysteria+Vuilstamen Riff 6. Supremacy 7. Reapers 8. MK Ultra+School Riff+Negative Creep Riff+Endless Nameless Riff 9. Blockades 10. Plug In Baby
    1 point
  42. I‘m sure they‘ll find a way with jamming, won‘t be the exactly same feeling than really together in one room tough ...
    1 point
  43. “Matt has officially started writing LP9” “It’s about protests again” 😴
    1 point
  44. Where do we put Jaded Heart Club discussions? Anyway, Matt's baseline in I Put a Spell On You is pretty much just an exact rehash of Feeling Good. Which is nicely familiar.
    1 point
  45. I've added a light theme. Try it now. Scroll down to the very bottom of the page and select "Theme." I'll need to add some logos to it-- it's super basic. 😅
    1 point
  46. Couldn't get to a screening, so this is educated guesswork, but there's an obvious explanation for that: The film has been shot at 25 frames per second, and has (deliberately or accidentally) been run at standard 24fps film frame rate. The same issue works the other way round when films are speeded up from 24 to 25fps when shown on British broadcast TV - the pitch is raised a semitone unless it's corrected digitally. Modern cinemas tend not to have experienced projection staff the way they did back in the days of celluloid, and it could also be that some projectors simply aren't capable of showing 25fps material. The screening of the T2L Rome gig we went to had to be restarted after the first five or six minutes had the wrong aspect ratio and masking settings, so nothing would surprise me nowadays. Nice to hear a positive review, looking forward to watching it. Oh edited to add - those of you who've seen it, is The Void in it? Feel free to reply with spoiler tags if you feel the need!
    1 point
  47. I just hope that there's some room in this for a few straightforward performances of songs. I mean, I watch a concert film because I want to see the songs performed like at a gig. This is obviously not that but the trailer makes me think it's the total opposite, more of a movie with just pieces of performances spliced in. I guess we'll find out soon...
    1 point
  48. Hey, anti-guitar wankery solo's are one of Matt's most unique contributions to guitar music and that's no joke.
    1 point
  49. Might be assassin, KoC was mentioned by Dom to be the most exhausting one. Can imagine Unnatural Selection too because of the pace it has.
    1 point
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