Official Virgil Donati thread (New album out now)

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:30 am

Pocketplayer wrote:Did someone hijack VD's YTube acct because most of this LP
is posted under his name!


Nope, you’re probably seeing the insane ’topic’ list that YouTube auto-generates and which I have tried to combat for the past 5 years or so. We can’t get them deleted :(

Virgil’s own channel is here: https://www.youtube.com/user/virgildonaticom

And yeah it’s a very mature album. I think his last 3 albums (In This Life, The Dawn Of Time & Ruination) are all mature and unique in the world of music.
They are all now on Spotify, if you want to tip a friend to some unique writing and playing.
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Kurtis » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:54 pm

Two listens so far. Not really digging the tunes. In This Life is a must have. The Dawn of Time classical vibe is amazing. The new album has so many amazing moments. Gummy bear stuff. Stretching the groove any which way. He’s a wizard! No tunes that are melodic in nature. There are plenty of moments that keep one inspired. I’m sure after 10 listens i will have a different concept of the music!
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Pocketplayer » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:23 pm

One of the best reviews Ive read...
"Two listens so far. Not really digging the tunes. In This Life is a must have. The Dawn of Time classical vibe is amazing. The new album has so many amazing moments. Gummy bear stuff. Stretching the groove any which way. He’s a wizard! No tunes that are melodic in nature. There are plenty of moments that keep one inspired. I’m sure after 10 listens i will have a different concept of the music!"

What our Kurtis did here is give his honest opinion with a dose of dignity!
Mature review over the usual (not in HOD mostly) found on YTube comments.
I like when a reviewer understands that an artist's work (maybe years is production)
needs a level of respect even if it isn't to your tastes, but I really liked; " I’m sure
after 10 listens i will have a different concept of the music!" I cannot tell you
how many times I dogged a piece of art only to enjoy it later on...
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Kurtis » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:03 pm

Forgot to mention the drum sound. What happened! Drums on his other solo albums sound huge. Snare drum has zero body/depth. Some tunes i think it was on purpose. Sounds like he is using a dryer ride cymbal. the snare drum is missing on this new album. Writing wise it’s in the vane of In This Life.
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:26 am

Kurtis wrote: Snare drum has zero body/depth.


I miss some ooomph from the snare, too, agreed. But funnily enough that’s the case for me for most of his albums. I always think they under-represent the power of his playing.

On the melody aspect I agree except for ‘The last
night that I lived’ which I think is a beautiful melodic power rock tune.
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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread

Postby Morgenthaler » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:25 am

Still some of the most insane drumming I've ever heard

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread (New album out now)

Postby Morgenthaler » Sat Dec 14, 2019 4:23 am

Virgil playing brushes, 1986



More from the same album (Virg was playing Sonor at that time)

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Re: Official Virgil Donati thread (New album out now)

Postby treeinrock » Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:10 am

Pertaining to the Tribal Tech live video above...
Virgil's Actual Proof solo @ 38:45 is a time stamp of how beyond mortal he is.

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