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Next album: ALS Steroids vs RI2 vs Other

ALS on steroids (guitar oriented)
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14%
ALS on steroids (guitar oriented)
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14%
ALS on steroids (guitar oriented)
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14%
ALS on steroids (guitar oriented)
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14%
RI2 (concept oriented)
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RI2 (concept oriented)
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RI2 (concept oriented)
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RI2 (concept oriented)
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8%
Other (perhaps orchestral)
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3%
Other (perhaps orchestral)
4
3%
Other (perhaps orchestral)
4
3%
Other (perhaps orchestral)
4
3%
 
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#1 Post by hush » Fri Mar 21, 2008 8:49 am

Hey all,

I was curious as to what you expect from Steve for his next album.

I remember a few threads to that effect:

A Question for You...
http://vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=2 ... ht=#208699

Steve, have you decided yet
http://vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1 ... sc&start=0

The new album...
http://vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1 ... sc&start=0

but nothing measurable, hence this poll :)

Perhaps there's no need for messages (just a vote) since the other topics cover this quite well? But feel free to post (a debate could be interesting).

I vote for ALS on steroids, I'd like to hear a fun guitar oriented album before the next RI.
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#2 Post by litlgrnman » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:01 am

I agree. A stipped down ALS type project would be just what the Dr. ordered for me but I'll be happy with whatever is released next.

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#3 Post by hush » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:06 am

Another factor to consider is that perhaps it would be out sooner.

I remember Steve mentioning something to that effect in the A Question for You thread.

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#4 Post by Svelt Pen » Fri Mar 21, 2008 9:54 am

This may shed a bit of light on the subject:

http://vai.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=2 ... teve+mikey

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#5 Post by hush » Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:08 am

Thanks for the info Svelt Pen.

I had not seen that thread.

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#6 Post by Illidan » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:26 pm

Alien Love Steroids

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#7 Post by Big Bad Bill » Sat Mar 22, 2008 1:44 am

I'm surprised that a 'stripped down' album is the fans preferred choice, since this is the sort of stuff done by many guitarists out there. Steve's forte is multi-layered, complex music. Personally, I prefer Steve's more orchestrated (not orchestral!) works. RI 2 for me!

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#8 Post by holzwurm » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:36 am

Big Bad Bill wrote:I'm surprised that a 'stripped down' album is the fans preferred choice, since this is the sort of stuff done by many guitarists out there. Steve's forte is multi-layered, complex music. Personally, I prefer Steve's more orchestrated (not orchestral!) works. RI 2 for me!
Same here, but it might look a bit strange when we write: RI:R II :) but
RI:R 2 looks fine :)

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#9 Post by Prezidentman » Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:43 am

After the orchestral stuff, RI and whatnot I would really love to hear a stripped down guitar oriented record from Steve again, an EP length would do just fine, some of his best known material came from ALS so I'm sure this would be amazing again and turn some heads in the guitar community...We all know that RI trilogy will take long to complete so this little record could really ease the waiting and give the fans something to chew on for a while.....so right now, ALS II for me!

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#10 Post by hush » Sat Mar 22, 2008 5:38 am

Big Bad Bill wrote:I'm surprised that a 'stripped down' album is the fans preferred choice, since this is the sort of stuff done by many guitarists out there. Steve's forte is multi-layered, complex music. Personally, I prefer Steve's more orchestrated (not orchestral!) works. RI 2 for me!
Passion and Warfare for example?

I also enjoy the multi-layered/orchestrated work of Steve. Specially when it's as cohesive as P&W.

I thought The Ultra Zone had that spirit but wasn't as cohesive.

And although many guitarists are doing the stripped down guitar ablum, as you pointed out, no one does it quite like Steve.

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#11 Post by Splish » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:19 am

I would love to see RI 2.. ALS was a good album, but I think Steve should leave that idea in the past, and focus on continuing the RI saga. RI:R Is by far my favourite album, and I can't wait to hear the next instalment in such an emotionally heavy piece of work.

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#12 Post by Big Bad Bill » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:38 am

hush wrote:Passion and Warfare for example?
Yes, this is exactly what I had in mind.
hush wrote:I also enjoy the multi-layered/orchestrated work of Steve. Specially when it's as cohesive as P&W.

I thought The Ultra Zone had that spirit but wasn't as cohesive.
I have to admit I'm not very keen on UZ and I seem to remember Steve saying in an interview that he released that album quickly because the fans were waiting for something from him. So I think its important he ignores our pleas for a new album and does things at his own, perfectionists pace.
hush wrote:And although many guitarists are doing the stripped down guitar album, as you pointed out, no one does it quite like Steve.
You're absolutely right there!

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#13 Post by Big Bad Bill » Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:39 am

Splish wrote:I would love to see RI 2.. ALS was a good album, but I think Steve should leave that idea in the past, and focus on continuing the RI saga. RI:R Is by far my favourite album, and I can't wait to hear the next instalment in such an emotionally heavy piece of work.
Hear, hear!

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#14 Post by Ugur Dariveren » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:21 am

My vote is RI 2 too.

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#15 Post by VAI05 » Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:34 am

ALS being a big favorite of mine, I would love to see another one of those. But a new studio recording with this new band sounds real good to me also. I am always happy with what ever he decides to release.

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