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October 18, 2002 at 2:47 am #43745
Here is another favourable German review <img>
They seem to like the album a lot in Germany! <img>
<small>[ 10-17-2002, 12:53 PM: Message edited by: dB – stands for den Buck ]</small>October 18, 2002 at 7:20 pm #57688
hey, thanks a lot, DeepRest <img> <img> <img> not bad, really
Just tell me if the translations need some furter explantions, or, say, a second run… <img> (but, hell, don’t ask who "Klaus Fiehe" is…)October 18, 2002 at 9:22 pm #57689
"Two Martinis, bitte."
"Nein, I said TWO!"
<img>October 19, 2002 at 4:43 pm #57690
DeepRest, "Fallschirmspringen" is about the same as skydiving, I suppose <img>
hey dB, you can say you to me <img>
To assist further insights into the above reviews, I decided to polish the translations a bit <img>
*****After he had seen him solo on stage, Klaus Fiehe ( <img> ) said about J Mascis that he appeared illuminated to him. The crucial points with the term illuminating seemed to be the quantity of nearly perceptible life experience and an aura of tranquility. Both are to find likewise on his third post Dinosaur Jr. album "Fee so Free". The title and most Songs have to do directly or indirectly with experiences from his new hobby, skydiving.
With this mixture the old master of the Grunge has good chances to become one of the old men of the Rock’n’Roll. The allround musician offers finely arranged rock songs, which point more and more in the direction "modern Singer Songwriter". The main parts are acoustic guitars, decent glamour-sounds and the familiar melancholische singing. Of course one can detect his heroes, because of the mood of the songs ar because of the one or other expansive guitar solo – in this connection Iggy Pop and Neil Young should be mentioned. A beautiful way through the decades. *****
*****There are not a few artists, who try to draw on their membership in a band of the more or less glorious past. Not many artists, however, succeed in maintaining or increasing the former level over years. J.Mascis is like that, a weird dinosaur of Indie rock from the time before there were Nirvana. From the time, when such gems weren’t easily delivered into the living room via music television, Internet or magazines. One had to look out for them and often found fulfillment in consideration.
Now his new album "Free so Free" as J.Mascis + The Fog knocks suddenly on the door and one is almost surprised about the nearly happy and euphoric sounding opener "Freedom"
Now, what could have happened? That sounds almost as if J. is feeling well. Too well, actually, as one cherishes the beautifully melancholic lament. But J.’s joy and his new passion – skydiving – are also noticeable in his joy of making music. Freedom is the overall topic of this record and it sounds exactly like that. Not in the sense of freedom in large musical experiments, but the freedom to record without pressure, without being forced to prove anything, to be able to write simply catchy indie tunes without being afraid of free falling.
After listening to it repeatedly, the work continues to grow, leading almost into a kind of addiction. This record rotates here again and again in the Player and colours the author’s gambling soul with "FIFA World Cup" [soccer world cup, I suppose, but I don’t really know about these things, or what the author is pointing at… FC <img> ] with his merry sounds (unbelievable that this term fits with some of the songs!), which have melancholic dephts, too, however, because of J’s intonation and particularly in songs like the title song and thus don’t undergo the risk of sounding too much like pop music or too commercially.
This man simply understands his handicraft and after seventythree thousand years in the business he can also still unwrap 10 song beads out of the parachute, which are simply worth to land smoothly all over the world and to please not only the well-established fans.
After he managed, that (according to the press info) Miss April of the American Playboy lists Dinosaur Jr. under the label classic rock as one of her favourite bands, this mission will surely be no more problem. *****
<small>[ 10-19-2002, 02:48 PM: Message edited by: Flying Cloud ]</small>October 19, 2002 at 5:59 pm #57691
Hey FC, thanks again for those translations, must have been a hard day’s work… <img>
The ‘Klaus Fliehe’ mentioned in the first review is a radio DJ (WDR/Radio 1 Live)
</font><blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr><font> Immer wieder rotiert diese Scheibe hier im Player und untermalt des Autors Zockerseele bei â€žFIFA World Cupâ€œ mit seinen frÃ¶hlichen KlÃ¤ngen </font><hr></blockquote><font>den Buck translates:
The record is spinning again in the player, providing a happy background sound,while the author tries his luck at his Playstation playing "FIFA World Cup"
<small>[ 10-19-2002, 04:01 PM: Message edited by: dB – stands for den Buck ]</small>October 19, 2002 at 8:21 pm #57692
hey dB, thanks for brightening up those questions <img>
seems, they touched spheres I’m not familiar with <img>
<small>[ 10-19-2002, 06:31 PM: Message edited by: Flying Cloud ]</small>October 19, 2002 at 9:34 pm #57693
In the second review you can also rate the album yourself, click on ‘Deine Bewertung’ underneath the picture of the FsF cover, and you can rate the album on the scale of 1 ( <img> ) to 6 ( <img> )October 24, 2002 at 2:34 am #57694
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