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Report this post | 25 Jun 2009 22:18 GMT | #1554926 |   | Split
Thanks god it's contemporary, not retro. Kasabian seem to have taken a huge step backwards in production with their latest offering.

Ooh, and I'm glad that church organ sound in the video is definitely on there.


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Report this post | 25 Jun 2009 22:38 GMT | #1554953 |   | Split
Sounds very Muse-ish, recording studio that could survive a nuclear bomb.


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Report this post | 25 Jun 2009 22:52 GMT | #1554967 |   | Split
There's a new TwitPic to people.


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Report this post | 25 Jun 2009 22:59 GMT | #1554977 |   | Split
I strongly welcome the return of llama toenails to the muse arsenal of instruments


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Report this post | 25 Jun 2009 23:32 GMT | #1555021 |   | Split
now we know what matts favourite shirt is.


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 00:39 GMT | #1555090 |   | Split
Llama toenails?


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 01:24 GMT | #1555103 |   | Split
I'm wondering about the united states of eurasia being the SM. I mean allot of the information points to it being the SM but in the picture that we first got of matt holding the music, the music is really thin (not enough for even one 4 minute track my guess) and looks like it's written for a string quartet since there are only 4 cleffs shown (much less than would be written for an orchestra)

thoughts?


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 01:55 GMT | #1555112 |   | Split
Yay for triple J
and llama toenails

speaking of triple J there are only 3 days left to vote for muse in Triple J's Hottest 100 of all time
http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100_alltime/voting/


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 02:01 GMT | #1555114 |   | Split
This makes me SO excited to hear the new album. It's really coming!!!!!


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 04:32 GMT | #1555150 |   | Split
I’m betting the new album will be stripped back, recorded on four tracks with a mix like a muddy Ramones disc.. just how wrong am I?

We’ve always been into using whatever is the latest technologies and recording methods. To be honest, we are not keen at all on deliberate lo-fi recording techniques, as it seems to be a tribute to the past. I’m more interested in the future. So the album sounds contemporary, not retro!

Can you guys talk us through what sort of studio set-up you have over there in Italy?

It’s a set up in a series of underground bunker type rooms, contructed inside a mountain with a lift required to get down to the rooms. It would be possible to survive a direct hit from a nuclear bomb if you were in the deepest room with a few cans of baked beans and a gas mask. We don’t have any large live rooms, just lots of small rooms, so, for example, we have one room full of guitar amps, one room full of bass rigs, one room full of drums, one room full of tinned food, etc… with some windows connecting some of the rooms.

What are some studio tricks you’ve leart from making Showbiz to Black Hole & Revelations? What have you learnt not to do, to avoid studio madness?


To avoid madness we have learned to get on with it and not dwell over one particular aspect for too long. We actually did go mad when working on Black Holes… as sometimes we spent days doing something that should have taken minutes. A fast flow of ideas “getting to tape” is more important than technical perfection.

What’s the ethos to production and mixing this time ’round - who are you working with?


Our general aproach to production is anything goes. Also, musicians tend to make the best producers as they’re able to audio-visualise precisely how to solve a problem. This is why we’re self-producing; in a way we’ve always self produced since the first album. We are working with Adrian Bushby, who is a great engineer and we are currently mixing with Spike Stent, which is who is making things sound fresh, fat and aggro.

Does winning “Sexiest Male” at the NME Awards mean you’re only going to write about being a sex symbol now? Or are there other themes popping up on new tracks?

Not sure what happened there - I think some of our hardcore messageboard fans ganged up on the NME voting website to wind me up! The album contains the usual mix of song themes, from desire to political change to love songs to songs about bunker hanging from lampposts.

We’re told the new album will be “orchestral”. Which means what, exactly? Church organs and battons, or…

There is only really one track (in 3 x 4 minute sections) at the end of the album which could be called symphonic due to presence of an orchestra throughout. The church organ is on one of the “normal” songs.

There are 120 pages of speculation on the Muse messageboard about the new record (including photos of llamas). How do you feel about so much speculation? Does it put any pressure on? Or could you really not give a toss?

Not sure how they found out that llama toenails are back after a long hiatus. We used them on Origin Of Symmetry, but they are back with a vengeance on this album. It doesn’t put on pressure - it’s nice to know people are interested!


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 04:34 GMT | #1555152 |   | Split
*points above*

I love you for doing that. Haha


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 05:02 GMT | #1555155 |   | Split
12 minute symphonic monster lives! It lives I tell you! MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!1!!111!!!
....ya I'm happy. I know that it will be completely mind-blowing. I really hope matt has been washing that shirt


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 06:26 GMT | #1555173 |   | Split
Now we wait for a single/live performance/leak


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 07:50 GMT | #1555220 |   | Split
That studio sounds absolutely awesome!!! Can't wait for the music


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 08:21 GMT | #1555229 |   | Split
Bankers hanging from lampposts and llama's toenails- epic win


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 08:52 GMT | #1555242 |   | Split
Wow!! love songs!!!!


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 08:55 GMT | #1555245 |   | Split
I listen the JJJ every day - not sure how I missed this!


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 09:08 GMT | #1555250 |   | Split
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erinr0ck :
Yay for triple J
and llama toenails

speaking of triple J there are only 3 days left to vote for muse in Triple J's Hottest 100 of all time
http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/hottest100_alltime/voting/



NOOOO!!!

That was supposed to be a secret so we didn't rig another poll!


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 11:15 GMT | #1555275 |   | Split
The article was rather interesting, and it's always great to see Matt has a lovely sense of humor.


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 11:39 GMT | #1555285 |   | Split
sounded to me like he was taking the piss describing the studio haha
still sounds awesome,
also glad to see the organ is back and that only one (three) tracks are orchestra based, cos snidy remarks in classic rock etc that said the singles would be heading for classic fm worried my slightly!
love u muuuse


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 13:17 GMT | #1555331 |   | Split
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Nathand :
I'm wondering about the united states of eurasia being the SM. I mean allot of the information points to it being the SM but in the picture that we first got of matt holding the music, the music is really thin (not enough for even one 4 minute track my guess) and looks like it's written for a string quartet since there are only 4 cleffs shown (much less than would be written for an orchestra)

thoughts?



I really think that the USoE will not be the Symphonic Monster, but will be the organ track with the string quartet.


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 13:22 GMT | #1555334 |   | Split
Simple Math people.

The new album will include an organ song, so they will bring organ with them to the live shows.

1+1 = Megalomania will make a return to their gigs, im pretty sure about it.


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 13:25 GMT | #1555336 |   | Split
Matt has a wicket sense of humour.


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 14:17 GMT | #1555358 |   | Split
So with the return of an organ and toenails in the studio, can we see a return of Megalomania and Screenager at gigs?

Please say its true!!


Also, there's no reason to say USoE is the symphonic monster. As someone said, it's too thin to be a full on orchestral song. Plus Muse have used strings in plenty of songs before! Who's to say songs wont have strings besides the symphonic monster.

2+2 people...


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Report this post | 26 Jun 2009 14:33 GMT | #1555363 |   | Split
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Tuvalev :
Simple Math people.

The new album will include an organ song, so they will bring organ with them to the live shows.

1+1 = Megalomania will make a return to their gigs, im pretty sure about it.



That's like saying because of Butterflies & Hurricanes Muse would tour with an orchester during Absolution. It's Muse remember, they'll probably find some way of emulating the sound.





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