Vinyl Roulette #7 – Battles – Mirrored (2007) – Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)

Vinyl Roulette #7 – Battles – Mirrored (2007) – Jethro Tull – Aqualung (1971)

August 14, 2019 2 By Kailee Schamberger


oh nice battles mirrored one incredible band a band I will not praise enough the cover of this record is great because it actually shows you the different chaos of the instruments that the band members play at this time the band had four members I’ll start with the main person I actually don’t know as much Dave kenapa Konopka he plays at are some bass in this band most members just play a lot of instruments so you know for me to say like oh he’s the bass player he’s the guitars and the bass player you know a lot of the sound of battles is loops that are shared amongst members so this this whole thing just starts building and building and building to the point where it’s like this between cacophony in this Orchestra of rock I would say he’s the most needed player in this man because the other people are so in some ways flashy that you need somebody to really anchor this all the people to spend our great technical players so you need somebody to really ground this but and a Braxton Music in his van he used to be a vocalist let me tell you tonight time they you up dude you should have stayed with this band I know that you are extremely talented you don’t need this band but McCartney or Lennon probably didn’t need the Beatles but that doesn’t mean the Beatles didn’t need to happen but you know he was a big part of this record and this is the only record he said I really like the next record as well gloss drop and she’s not in that record and for me I don’t miss him but clear that the sound is different without him the other members John Steiner is the drummer he used to be in Helmut he’s one of the best drummers in rock you see his kit here his ride is all the way up here or his one of the symbols these points he just leaves the candy so outside of his realm with such a reduced kit it’s impressive I’m not a drummer so I cannot technically talk to you too much about what he’s doing for me it would almost be a guitarist with three strings playing as good as Jimi Hendrix you know and not that that’s not possible it is possible but people are trying embattled this I feel like where he shines the most of the drummer last but not least Ian Williams he used to be in Don Calogero against the art is such an incredible looked into the instruments like the variety of stuff that they used so Ian Williams he was not in Duncker when it started but he in my view is along with the octopus you know one of the main reasons why dunk all your work so when he started doing battles it was like for me it and that’s how I learned about battles it’s like oh this dude from some career is doing this other bands like wound me plunge because as a guitarist I hear him and I hear the Fripp influences the albini influences the joint Dennison influences so it’s like making a pie with all my favorite fruits so somebody from done career which is actually the band that you could say is the most similar to battles but when he came to this band and form it with all these other members it was just irresistible for me to not listen to this it’s a band that all the members are important it’s a collage of noise instruments weirdness cartoon music post rock heavy punk and I can say many genres the point is when music is good it’s hard to describe in words oh just trance whole Aqualung I started listening to Jethro Tull because they are one of my dad’s favorite bands their unique band mainly because the singer also plays the flute so a lot of people would make fun of distro as well because it’s like oh you’re going to see that progressive n has a guy who plays a flute that cool he always like stands up like you a lot of the arts for a Jethro Tull later you know becomes just the dude playing the flute right the flute is his Sean Anderson and Clyde bunker is drummer Martin Bears a guitarist and the other dudes we don’t really care about let’s just say that first ticket all album is actually called this was and the reason it’s called this was is because by the time that came out Martin Maher had just joined jethro tull and John Anderson had already decided you know this is not jetrel tall anymore this was scheduled atoll in the past now Jethro Tull is with Martin Bayer but this is in people’s opinion the best Aqualung record are the best cheaters whole record Aqualung is sort of a concept record and you can see in my face when I’m like not really sure about it a lot of times in the you know late 60s early 70s especially in those times like people would want to sell their albums as concept records just to almost like take away from that like Sergeant Pepper essence you know like that Tommy you know from the who essence Jethro Tull went to the furthest extremes of that on other records but in Aqualung they still were rock band you know they still were making rock music and they were not necessarily trying to do songs from the 18th century you know because that’s what basically became digital the classic is a title song I call on cross-eyed Mary it’s like all these songs are classics him 43 locomotive breath and uh some versions of this have the beret which is the back song that they covered Jethro Tull always has this cheesy element that if you are not ready to embrace this like baroque 18th century England minstrel in the you know side of the the high court another type of sound if you really are not into that you probably not like Jethro Tull but if you are like me somebody who is not looking for music to give you like a specific genre or specific sound you’re looking for music to transport you to a different place you’re looking for music to really take you somewhere else the best music will do what the best movies do which is just like destroy your surroundings and put you somewhere else just for told us that you