otters~1 wrote:question for seneschal did you do the whole 'read the script while listening' shtick with because the internet? worth it?
I must admit, I only kind of skimmed it before, but I read through it this morning, songs and all, and thought it was a very worthwhile experience. It wasn't as effective as it could have been if he's just filmed it, perhaps, though I imagine it's hard to raise a budget for that kind of thing, plus some bits were obviously written with the intention that they be read rather than just translated onto film (e.g. some of the descriptions and musings). It definitely contextualises some of the songs very well, and justifies the weird, suite-like way in which they're arranged (i.e. they correspond to parts of the narrative). It also makes sense of some of the more baffling song titles (e.g. Zealots of Stockholm, Urn), so it has that going for it. If you're on the fence about the album, or if you thought it didn't quite live up to its potential I'd definitely recommend giving it a try, at least, even if you don't stick the whole thing.