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Amazon is streaming a portion of each. I got them both last Friday and I have to say I'm a bit surprised because I really like them. Both songs seem a bit darker with a hint of their old style mixed into each. I even hear some keys.

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Guess not.. :lol:
 

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I'm just happy Geddy is using real amps now. His live tone was awful when I saw them.
 

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I even hear some keys.
Yeah I noticed that they're a bit more upfront in the mix this time around. i was seeing a LOT of bitching about the lack of keys on some of their past few albums.

Of course when albums like p/g through Presto were being released. All you heard were people bitching about was TOO many keys, not enough gtr. :lol:
 

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Yeah I noticed that they're a bit more upfront in the mix this time around. i was seeing a LOT of bitching about the lack of keys on some of their past few albums.

Of course when albums like p/g through Presto were being released. All you heard were people bitching about was TOO many keys, not enough gtr. :lol:
That's so true :lol:. I'm actually a huge fan of those albums, so the keys never bothered me too much, but I also like hearing Alex in the mix and they seem to have a nice balance on these two songs. He was absolutely buried on Signals.

I think the Porcupine Tree influence is finally showing up in some of their stuff now. If this is the last album for them they better make it a good one.
 

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I think they were trying to sound "contemporary," circa 1982. That was the golden age of synthesizer overkill.

They've long conceded how bad the sound on Signals was, and apparently their dissatisfaction with it was the main reason they stopped working with producer Terry Brown. Even though Grace Under Pressure also had a lot of synths, the overall sound worked a lot better and sounded more "Rush-like".
 

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You can't go wrong with any or all of the "main sequence":

--2112
--A Farewell To Kings
--Hemispheres
--Permanent Waves
--Moving Pictures
 

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Moving Pictures is the place to start.
This. It's also the best album if you want to go Progressive 70s Rush or 80s Synth Rush. Then go 2112-Permanent Waves.

I think they were trying to sound "contemporary," circa 1982. That was the golden age of synthesizer overkill.
They were also influenced heavily by the Police at the time as well, which explains a lot of Alex's playing style and use of Chorus and Delay. As buried as he was from Signals to Hold Your Fire, I loved 80s synth era Rush.

The new stuff is great. It's definitely a step up as I did find Snakes and Arrows a bit bland at times to be honest.
 

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They were also influenced heavily by the Police at the time as well, which explains a lot of Alex's playing style and use of Chorus and Delay. As buried as he was from Signals to Hold Your Fire, I loved 80s synth era Rush.

The new stuff is great. It's definitely a step up as I did find Snakes and Arrows a bit bland at times to be honest.
:agrered: on both points. I think Power Windows might be my favorite of that era.

I really like the fact that the new stuff has a bit of an edge with a heavier feel to it.
 
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