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2 hours ago, 42Escapist said:

I've been excited about this possibility for months. I just wonder if it's going to continue the MX storyline, or if it's going to have entirely different themes. I'm thinking it'll be the latter, just because MX wasn't anywhere near as focused on outer space as these teasers have been... though it's worth noting that the MX comics state that the story doesn't take place on Earth, Silencia is a different world and its inhabitants are similar to humans but look noticeably different.

This! Coldplay have always had this fascination with space that hasn't directly translated to an album - X&Y was spacey rock but didn't have any other references to space aside from Twisted Logic, Square One, and X&Y. Mylo had a similar feel, but never directly referenced space aside from Moving to Mars. What's odd is that, given that Eno is one of the greatest ambient artists ever and has done spacey songs like Ending (An Ascent), it seemed only a matter of time before Coldplay took the same route - which we saw on Moving to Mars and Aliens.

My dream is still for a bunch of these songs - gigantic space rock epics, glistening synths, chiming and echoing guitars, loud percussion, dreamy piano, and moments of mournful and beautiful ambience that reflects space. If the songs were experimental or sounded like this in any way - take All I Can Think About is You as an example - then I think this would be one of their greatest. We have Jon Hopkins potentially coming back, the Dream Team from Everyday Life, maybe Eno and Markus Dravs on the pre-Mylo and pre-Ghost Stories songs, and Jacob Collier (who does beautiful songs as well). 

It might be a dream that comes to fruition very soon, but we'll just have to wait and see. There was so much creativity found in Viva and Mylo that seems to have been directed towards a space rock album, so hopefully now is the right time. I also feel really good because this hype and promotion campaign is the greatest they've ever done - so many hints, easter eggs, clues, unreleased songs, samples, even references to the earlier space album I was talking about. The ambitious teasers they've put out signify a much more ambitious (even if it might be pop) album than A Head Full of Dreams or Ghost Stories. Keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

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2 hours ago, rono3849 said:

Should be interesting to see if they add an extra track to their Japanese CD version of LP9. I think this has been the case for most of their albums since X&Y, except for VIVA.

Viva had Lost? (the acoustic version), at least my Japanese version of Viva has it.

1 hour ago, TheBigBadBono said:

pace aside from Twisted Logic, Square One, and X&Y

White Shadows, Speed of Sound and the Talk video would like a word😉

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8 hours ago, Captain Crieff said:

Okay so I opened the svg file in Illustrator and the ellipses and rectangles (all separate layers) are indeed in a seemingly half-random order:

  • the first layers are the bottom 2 "long" rectagles
  • then all the ellipses and rectangles on the last two rows, but not in a logical order light left to right or right to left or column per column, it seems random
  • then the middle 2 "long" rectangles
  • then the ellipses and rectangles on row 2 and 3, again not in a logical order
  • then the top 2 "long" rectangles
  • then the ellipses and rectangles on the first row, again not in a logical order

is there a simple way of converting the file to an animated gif or so that adds all the layers one by one? maybe it shows a pattern or so, idk. No idea how to do it myself, this is actually the first time I've touched a svg file

This probably isn't going anywhere and I've put way too much thought in this but hey, it's not like we have something better to do, right?

I could save it out as an .ai and bring it into After Effects pretty easily to animate the progression 

it's pretty late for me right now but i could do this in the morning 😅

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33 minutes ago, I ran away said:

White Shadows, Speed of Sound and the Talk video would like a word😉

true, those are also space-y songs. In hindsight I may have forgotten a few more as well. But neither X&Y nor Mylo are explicit space albums. That's the message I was trying to get across.

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14 hours ago, Coeurli said:

Thank you for the updated link§

I will quote something here that's interesting from the findings!

"Could these ‘crosshaired’ objects represent the Sun and Moon? The only time this year when they line up near this position (where the Sun is below the Big Dipper and the Moon is to its right) is September 3-4, 2021. Release date? (9/3 is a Friday)"

It would explain why they keep showing these and the constellations in the source code, wouldn't it?

That is an intriguing idea! I had a completely different idea about it:

 

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12 hours ago, Koleybolen said:

A L I E N S is actually from 2010 when they kicked chris out the studio for 2 weeks during recording Mylo Xlyoto!

You mix up A L I E N S and Arabesque. The rhythm section of Arabesque was created in a jam while Brian Eno had kicked CM out of the studio 🙂

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7 hours ago, Revolver87 said:

The Dutch signal talking about Rabbit Holes...

 

coldplays website/timeline are designed by a company called rabbit hole

THANK YOU omg! Now that makes sense!!

6 hours ago, b3ar said:

so the ARFM-16.mp3 is in german language and this is what he says in it:

"But what i don't understand is that Stephenson called it "The Rocket". Yes i know this was one of the first steam engines... oh yeah, but why the roocket. I mean, have there been rockets in 1829? Yes maybe.. wait I'll google it (keyboard typing sounds). Give me a second. ah ok I've found an article here. Yes, I'm reading it right now. It say's, the rocket could be for the drive. They had fireworks in china in the 10th century and guns that look like rockets in the 14th century. yes, but here it say's, that Stephensons named it after a british military gun from 1804. They have been super fast and covered long distances. So it's a bit like a train. Apparently in York, yes in England. I would really like to see it"

This definitely is a big hint to something, but i'm not sure we'll understand until all is revealed :laugh3: there are just so many possibilities

3 hours ago, Stanz2500 said:

What if this is a new story within the same universe? 

Highly doubt that it would be either a direct continuation of MX story or universe. Coldplay don't do the same thing twice. If they following directly and officially on Mylo, there would be very telling signs on the website (like the graffiti or direct references to songs). That's not really the case here, except for maybe 1 symbol and a vibe that indeed is a bit reminiscent of MX and its comics.

It's very possible though that LP9 includes bits and songs that were originally made and scrapped during/after MX, but in a different form and different titles that originally planned, probably. That's their usual MO.

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It's a new story I think that has its background from Viva/Mylo, like most of the things they recorded afterwards. I think the theory about these stories might be that there is a song title in each of them. Or at least a reference to something (like Rabbit Hole). Neon Moon, Higher Power now surely on the album. But all of this feels like a great concept album. 

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Station 62/ARFM 10 : the story keeps mentioning the phrase "Hold on", which could definitely be a Coldplay lyric from another album track as well.

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7 hours ago, coldplayisawesome said:

I could save it out as an .ai and bring it into After Effects pretty easily to animate the progression 

it's pretty late for me right now but i could do this in the morning 😅

ok, i have the video posted on twitter: 

 

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1 minute ago, Koleybolen said:

COLDPLAY HAVE REMOVED ALL OF THE VIDEO CANVASES FROM SPOTIFY!! 👀👀

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yup, they're definitely prepping their spotify for the album. I spotted a Twitter user a few days ago saying that they also stopped highlighting their singles playlist on their front page - something's definitely coming up really soon.

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23 minutes ago, Captain Crieff said:

New post from Alien Radio! we're in Seoul now

 

It appears this happened at around midnight in Seoul. May happen at midnight in other places. 

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11 hours ago, I ran away said:

Is that Swedish? Can you translate what it says about Holst?

It’s not Swedish. It’s detuned English. Other things mentioned include Hammersmith Socialist Choir. Sounds like someone reading from Holsts biography from Here

Oh and Gustav Holst created Whitsun music festival. Whitsun, the Christian celebration takes place this year on 23rd May right by the Glastonbury performance for Coldplay.

The Planets by Holst is well worth a listen to on YouTube. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s sampled on the Coldplay album as has been used/sampled in film/music for years

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I would not be surprised if Brian Eno was involved in the making of this album. From the alienradio.fm promotion it sounds like a strange strange concept thing but then again we were told, there will only be surprises from now on. I cannot wait for how it will sound!!! What a time to be a Coldplay fan again.❤️ 

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1 hour ago, Revolver87 said:

It’s not Swedish. It’s detuned English. Other things mentioned include Hammersmith Socialist Choir. Sounds like someone reading from Holsts biography from Here

Oh and Gustav Holst created Whitsun music festival. Whitsun, the Christian celebration takes place this year on 23rd May right by the Glastonbury performance for Coldplay.

The Planets by Holst is well worth a listen to on YouTube. Wouldn’t be surprised if it’s sampled on the Coldplay album as has been used/sampled in film/music for years

Ah thanks! Detuned English, wow. I didn't realize it but i will try listening again.

And yeah I know The Planets very well, one of my all-time favourite orchestral suites (especially love Jupiter, Venus and Saturn)!

Fun fact, I always thought the guitar/piano melody of the live version of Animals (starting at 0:42 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASXvUpNcl-w) sounds like a melody in Saturn (starting at 7:07 here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MO5sB56rfzA

 

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