Dreamland / No Boundaries / An Open Mind single - October

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Re: Dreamland / No Boundaries CD single - October

#151 Post by drunk14 »

There is something wrong with the whole PSB catalogue on Spotify. It does not play a single sound despite seems to be still available. I can listen to every other artist except PSB. Same thing with mobile and web browser.
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#152 Post by canveyboy »

Ok so like everyone else here I think An Open Mind is great! No boundaries is ok, pretty forgettable though.

Love the PSB remix of Dreamland, obviously the best remix here.
The Jacques Renault remix is the next best (although when listening on earphones has an irritating high pitch sound effect running all the way through it)
The TWD mixes are quite disappointing tbh.

Overall a good singles package. And good to have remixes again that don’t stroll too far away from the original.

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#153 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

No Boundaries is a Closer To Heaven leftover with a sitar bunged on.

The Dreamland PSB remix is a good old fashioned 12” mix

An Open Mind is a good solid B-Side and sounds very current.

Overall 8/10 for the whole package.
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#154 Post by canveyboy »

Has anyone else noticed the very ‘Paninaro like’ drum sounds on the PSB remix of Dreamland? I wonder if the upcoming tour version will segue into Paninaro based on this? 🤔
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#155 Post by Synthrobot »

OMG, No Boundaries! I LOVE IT!

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#156 Post by King1968 »

No Boundaries is fantastic with Chris on top form if the album is as good as this brilliant song we're in for a treat

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#157 Post by tottenhammattspurs »

Thank God for Spotify as, as usual, the post has been and there no delivery from the official store. 😡😡😡
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#158 Post by TallThinMan »

canveyboy wrote:
Fri 25 Oct 2019, 9:38 am
Has anyone else noticed the very ‘Paninaro like’ drum sounds on the PSB remix of Dreamland? I wonder if the upcoming tour version will segue into Paninaro based on this? 🤔
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#159 Post by Zog »

I’m in agreement with most here... “An Open Mind” is the best of the new tracks. That hook is ridiculously catchy :)


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#160 Post by Remark »

Love An Open Mind. Very catchy and an immediate joy! No Boundaries is fun — I love when they explore new/different sounds. The sitar usage and the spoken french (?) rumblings (can someone confirm/translate?). Great little tune.

Gotta say the Dreamland remixes are not as impressive. I do like that they stay true to the original — but IMO they are almost TOO true to the original. The PSB mix should be at least 7 minutes and given time to fully build and breathe. The TWD mixes are rather disappointing given the archive of excellence from previous Thin White Duke mixes. Jacques Renault is pleasant, but nothing edgy or different really.

Speaking of mixes, I just read on Twitter that Ralph Moore has been enlisted as the PSB's "remix consultant" again. :roll: Still not sure what that 'job' is and why so many other obvious, inspiring remixers are either overlooked or not considered. Quivver, Solarstone (who is a massive PSB fan), Forerunners, Jody Wisternoff, Lane 8, Yotto, CamelPhat, Tinlicker, Purple Disco Machine, David Penn, Weiss — there are so many fantastic ones who would transform PSB tracks to greatness (and not something throwaway like the Baba Stiltz mix of Burn). So Mr. Ralph Moore, if you're reading...let's hope you get a bit more dialed in to some other current, creative remixers...

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#161 Post by jules »

Remark wrote:
Fri 25 Oct 2019, 12:34 pm
The sitar usage and the spoken french (?) rumblings (can someone confirm/translate?). Great little tune.
I'm french and have no idea what the guy is saying.

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#162 Post by BoyStrange »

"An open mind" is like Kygo featuring Pet Shop Boys.

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#163 Post by jasonjohn »

A jolly bunch of tracks. But the A side shines bright again!

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#164 Post by dukeduvet »

The vinyl track listing is wrong?! the original Dreamland isn’t on there, just remixes.

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#165 Post by Debussy »

let's hope you get a bit more dialed in to some other current, creative remixers...
I agree with you Remark on this and your choices. I'm also surprised they've not tapped into the Scandi sound Lindstrom, Prins Thomas, Terje etc.

The remixes are pleasant enough. I'd love a Jacques Renault dub or instrumental, something less 'remixed-pop-song'.
('Bolshy' has just come on my headphones - it still bangs)

The b sides are tremendous - two more gems.

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