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3 hours ago, rinasawachanta said:

OMG THE DELUXE EDITION LOOKS AMAZING

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just kidding, love u all :kara:

 

the last one, i promise :billie::kara:

 

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Announcement is probably coming after the PTP release today!    EDIT:  

Excited for new Marina music but honestly sis needs to sort out her Apple Music page there’s stuff from another artist of the same name on there 

The album has zero bad songs or even meh songs for that matter.    Highly Emotional People wrecked me. Chills up and down my body for the first 2 mins and then sobbing instantly  at “People say

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To me this album feels more of a follow up to FROOT. Although I loved L+F it was too heavily influenced by clean bandit sonically.. Ancient Dreams in a Modern Land feels more in line with who she is. 

 

Also, stream Purge the Poison for clear skin and wealth 🧪🤍

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9 hours ago, CyanLights said:

the cover would be 10/10 if it didnt have the text on it/that specific font 

I think the typeface is just to bring the y2k touch to it aesthetically speaking 

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Marina has been teasing something on her instagram... :excited2:

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Also, rumour has it 'Venus Fly Trap' is the next single, potentially coming at the end of this month and the MV will have a big budget. Taking the latter with a chunk of salt, but I can't wait to hear Venus Fly Trap :giveup:

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Looks like Venus Fly Trap might not actually be the next single...

This sounds good though :music:

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WHAT :nooo: OMG :nooo:

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VENUS FLY TRAP AND ANCIENT DREAMS ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH I'M SO READY, SO EXCITED AHHHHH :nooo:

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I didn't really like Marina after Love + Fear

But Men's World and Purge The Poison are so good

My most anticipated album this year

*no this comment is not meant to be rude, no i'm not angry. just autistic with no social skills, thanks for understanding :)
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Title track next wednesday :excited2:

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She looks so good, holy **** :nooo:

There is also the gray/silver hair she had grown out for a while.

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Looks like Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land will receive "just" a lyrics video with visuals from the album photoshoot, the one she teased on her instagram.

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Whereas Venus Fly Trap (2nd or 9th of June) will probably have a different, "regular" Music Video.

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Happy Loner and Pink Convertible the new I'm Not Hungry Anymore :bradley:

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1 hour ago, ARTPOPe said:

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Happy Loner and Pink Convertible the new I'm Not Hungry Anymore :bradley:

Let's hope they follow the trend of leaking too :vegas:

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A review of the album...

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The half-Welsh half-Greek singer-songwriter MARINA is back with a brand new record 'Ancient Dreams In A Modern Land'. The album starts with the title track which is an infectious synth and drum driven banger. It packs a huge punch, it is theatrical and humorous as well. The live sounding, hard hitting drums and the retro 8-bit type synths make it seem as if it belongs to a video game with a badass female superhero or a witchy musical. 'Venus Fly Trap' instantly sounds like a The Family Jewels outtake with the jumping piano chords as the intro, it is also the shortest song of the album at 2 minutes 38 seconds but this does not take anything away from its quality as a certified bop. "Why be a wallflower when you can be a venus fly trap?" she sings over distorted guitars, it is perhaps a more polished, better structured and less noisy 'Purge The Poison' style of fast-paced song. "I should be motherf*cking crazy, nothing in this world could change me!" It has a lot of attitude and she has something to say to those who question her financial status as she hits back with a confident and assured statement of her monetary status. She is a millionairess after all!

Moving on, her beautiful signature falsettos shine on the chorus of 'Highly Emotional People' and the last minute of the song is packed with hard hitting kick drums changing the pace a little bit on an otherwise classic Marina piano ballad. It is reminiscent of her previous ballads and feels like an emotional continuation of 'Soft To Be Strong'. Further down the tracklist, 'New America' sounds like a sister song to the title track - staccato strings (if I'm not mistaken) and a retro 80s vibe make it sound straight out of a Broadway musical. There is a verse of her criticising America's stealing of land and that they have blood on their hands. She is pretty much skulldragging America, calling out their lies and issues including gun usage and racism. 'Pandora's Box' has some gorgeous strings, it is a cinematic and heartbreaking break-up ballad with a jarring chorus. 'I Love You But I Love Me More' is quite similar to 'Man's World' with a prominent electric guitar lead, it would fit nicely on FROOT.

The final two songs are ballads; 'Flowers' is a bit more traditional while 'Goodbye' is a different approach. The latter is about saying goodbye to her former self and welcoming a new Marina into her life. It is a dynamic song, the verses changing style every so often, with a familiar bittersweet melody.

Although I would have loved to see just one more track on the tracklist, there is a chance that she is planning to release more songs during this album cycle. 'Pink Convertible' is finished and ready for release, but I wouldn't keep my hopes up about 'Happy Loner'. Meanwhile, the production on the album is rich without being overbearing. It dips into the alternative rock-pop sound but ever so slightly with a theatrical twist. It's the opposite of the minimalist style she approached with Love + Fear. It's often on the nose - self aware mixed with a bit of Broadway. She took the best parts of her previous albums, especially FROOT and The Family Jewels while combining them with a fresh mindset. The raw, live drums of FROOT (thankfully no trap style percussion from what I've heard), the piano of The Family Jewels and improving the commentary she embarked on Love + Fear. The entire album feels like a musical or that it's written for a comic book story and Marina is the main character. There is so much personality and passion, things that most fans felt like were missing for a while. She completely owned the 80s colourful and synth style with a modern take. Although she lost me a little bit during the final two songs, they are only slightly less impressive but still consistent with the overall quality. Those who don't enjoy her on-the-nose political or social commentary, this record has a lot of that but I would say compared to her previous album, she has at least got her humour and edge back. Not to mention the great vocals and delicious production choices all wrapped up in the 80s Wonder Woman fantasy offering a 10 track concise gorgeous album.

Initial rating: 4/5 (could see this 4.5)
Highlights: Ancient Dreams, Venus Fly Trap, New America, I Love You But I Love More

By: https://www.instagram.com/planet_eclipse/

I'm so sad about Happy Loner :bradley:
But still so excited for this record :excited2:

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Rj Barker

Cant wait for this album. Marina is an absolute goddess, so under rated.

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