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SethM

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I suppose this is really a continuation of the Stockholm Syndrome thread, since this album follows on - stylistically, at least - from that.

Feedback is supposed to be Webb setting the Lord's Prayer to an electronic soundscape. Surprisingly, it's almost entirely instrumental (apart from a few 'oohhs' and 'aaahhs'). Webb has  also stated that the album is 'classically composed', and this actually forms part of its marketing. Apart from breaking the prayer up into what could loosely be termed 'suites' or 'movements', and a couple of musical themes interspersed throughout, it's not really any different to any other rock artists whose attempted a thematically arranged album, making the 'classical' tag only seem all the more pretentious.

Fortunately, the music speaks for itself. The electronic production work here is light years ahead of Stockholm Syndrome, which had moments where Webb and Moore had a clear handle on the things, but was otherwise inconsistent. Feedback is consistent throughout, and makes SS look like the initial foray into new territory that it was. I'm not really getting a feeling for the Lord's Prayer just from listening to the music, but that's ok because it makes for very good listening anyway.

Anyone else checked it out?
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I had no idea about this project but it sounds like I'll love it.... I will definitely be checking this out as I am a huge Webb fan
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im too lazy to put in comments. i agree with EVERYTHING Seth said.
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I suppose this is really a continuation of the Stockholm Syndrome thread, since this album follows on - stylistically, at least - from that.

Feedback is supposed to be Webb setting the Lord's Prayer to an electronic soundscape. Surprisingly, it's almost entirely instrumental (apart from a few 'oohhs' and 'aaahhs'). Webb has  also stated that the album is 'classically composed', and this actually forms part of its marketing. Apart from breaking the prayer up into what could loosely be termed 'suites' or 'movements', and a couple of musical themes interspersed throughout, it's not really any different to any other rock artists whose attempted a thematically arranged album, making the 'classical' tag only seem all the more pretentious.

Fortunately, the music speaks for itself. The electronic production work here is light years ahead of Stockholm Syndrome, which had moments where Webb and Moore had a clear handle on the things, but was otherwise inconsistent. Feedback is consistent throughout, and makes SS look like the initial foray into new territory that it was. I'm not really getting a feeling for the Lord's Prayer just from listening to the music, but that's ok because it makes for very good listening anyway.

Anyone else checked it out?

I bought this album upon release.  Agree that I haven't connected it to the Lord's Prayer.  The Feedback videos offer even less of a connection to the Lord's Prayer in my opinion.  STILL, I love it.


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Thanks romelB.

willb - I got it on release as well. It's very strange, especially for a Webb album, to be so unconnected from its stated theme, don't you think? On the other hand, I'm loving hearing an instrumental album from him, as the writing is very strong and engaging.
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Thanks romelB.

willb - I got it on release as well. It's very strange, especially for a Webb album, to be so unconnected from its stated theme, don't you think? On the other hand, I'm loving hearing an instrumental album from him, as the writing is very strong and engaging.


I enjoy the instrumentation, but some lyrics would have helped to connect this to the Lords Prayer.  One fault with this album is the audio portion of when he walks across gravel driveway and gets into his car.  Very odd moment on the album.  This only further impedes making the connection to the Lord's Prayer.  Still, I enjoy the music very much    

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I think he could have gotten away with just singing the parts of the Prayer that each track covers. No need for any original lyrics to be written, just making the connection between the prayer and what the music is trying to do that bit stronger.
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