First “The Parchment” reference I found:
The optimum running time for vinyl I think is somewhere in the region of 17 mins per side of a 12 inch, so anything longer than that means quality is sacrificed.
Still sounds cool though, probably the opening to the song ShenjutsuYou're not missing anything. It's more like a short pulse, nothing musical that I can tell.
Edit: Listened again this time on my PC instead of my phone, and it is drums, just nothing at all revealing.
I was expecting a shorter album than TBOS, but not a double album again.Well I was expecting another double album, but my logic getting there was more collaboration, not Harris unleashing an onslaught of epics. To have written so much material, I hope (and I think reasonably expect) that there’s quite a bit of variety there. Bruce’s comments about there being a couple of different songs and Harris’ comments about some of them being quite difficult excite me. One thing I missed from TBOS was the instrumental work was fairly straightforward compared to TFF.