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Do Make Say Think – Winter Hymn Country Hymn Secret Hymn (Constellation, 2003)

dmstwhchshNick: WHAT??!!

do make…


do make

do make

say think

say think

do make say think.

where are they from?


they strangely remind me of the Dublin band…jimmy….

Jimmy Cake? that’s not too strange.

yeah, and as a result I quite like it.

is Canada the only country producing bands these days?

or are they all from Lithuania and Mozambique, and just saying they are from Canada?

what do you see when you look at the cover?

what cover?

the cover for this album.

oh ok, I ehh….I see a man in a boat?

or someone looking out a window, by a chair.

I see the Grim Reaper looking out the top window of a bus.

no, I don’t see that.

there’s not much emotional impact is there?

too much of it is what I call decorative.

it’s a bit of a musical mish-mash, like they throw everything into it.

and it’s a bit mechanical.

as far as I’m concerned, if you’re into that kinda thing, The Jimmy Cake is much much better, considerably better.

it’s not unpleasant, it’s just not exactly fascinating.

occasionally it gets very close to wallpaper.

Remember when Ireland had more Post Rock bands then half-built apartment complexes?






Slint – Spiderland (Touch and Go, 1991)


Nick: when is this from?



too late.

how so?

it doesn’t sound 91, it sounds much earlier.

what to you is the sound of 91?

I don’t know, there’s lots of sounds for 1991.

this just sounds earlier.

{track 4: Washer}

do you know what I constantly get the feeling about, listening to this?


that it hasn’t started yet.

that this is all a preliminary…this is a soundcheck.

and then the loud bits come in.

it’s sort of interesting, but you constantly, well I constantly feel like it should lead somewhere.

the only way I can describe it is unsatisfactory, as a piece of music.

it still feels like we’re at the start.

well it’s just ended.


strange bit of music, I wouldn’t in my wildest dreams, buy that or…

it’s not unpleasant to listen to it’s just…

and then, I’ve always been opposed to talking in songs.

{reading the inlay}

‘interested female vocalists write to..’

so they want, or wanted, a girl in the band?

it should read ‘interested composers, interested arrangers please write to…’

I was at ATP a couple years a go and this dude says to me,
‘you going to see Slint?’
‘maybe, I’m not really that interested in seeing them live’
‘aha before your time yeah?’
‘yeah, I guess’

I wandered off to wherever and then realised the guy was, if not the same age as me, then younger. Making him around 9 years old when Spiderland came out.