37 oracle items tagged as mx
January 28, 2013 / submitted by Jule,
Q.  Hello,
a few days ago you said something about a folder with icons and images you could download from which was called Coldplay Tour.
Can I still download it?
It would be nice if you answer.
Thank you and nice greetings!

This is the link for the MX digital tour pack.

October 24, 2012 / submitted by Daniel, United Kingdom
Q.  So come on then, which came first... The comic/story or the album?

Well this is interesting because they were working on both at the same time yet both were very separate entities. However, the name Mylo Xyloto was first associated with the comic.
It was only later when the musical direction of the album changed and the comic idea was put on the back burner that the name became the album's name.
I hope that makes sense!

September 17, 2012 / submitted by Susan, Germany
Q.  So I had an amazing time at the Coldplay concert last night in Munich, and it brought back a question I've had for a while. How do you pronounce Mylo Xyloto?

Chris explained: it's pronounced my-lo zy-letoe (or / 'maɪləʊ 'zaɪlətəʊ / if you speak phonetics).
To break it down one step further:
my lo zy (rhymes with my) le (rhymes with the) toe

August 15, 2012 / submitted by Coldplay fan, United States of America
Q.  Dear Oracle,
Will Chris, Will, Guy, and Jon be in the Mylo Xyloto movie, such as Chris playing the role of Mylo? Thanks!

I think you may be a little confused. The Coldplay film is a live concert film - it's not about the Mylo Xyloto story that the comic is based on.
The comic characters (which are all animated also) are not based on the band members nor are they them *playing* any of the characters.
To see how the illustrations look, click here.

April 12, 2012 / submitted by Natalie S, United States of America
Q.  Hello there, Oracle!
I was wondering if the artwork for Mylo Xyloto (like that whole painted wall in the CD booklet thing) is a real wall or if it was made in some kind of photo editing software... or both. I think I heard that Will Champion did a lot of painting for the sets and stage props and what not but I was just curious because I absolutely love the style. I'm currently working on my own sort of drawing/painting thing inspired by that painted wall. Or whatever it may be. Thank you! :)

The graffiti wall does exist although it is 9 panels that make it whole. There's no digital trickery, it's all real spray paint.
Will didn't take on a leading role, they were all involved in creating it and the ideas behind it. There are individual touches here and there but Paris painted the sets and instruments.

March 22, 2012 / submitted by Martin, Australia
Q.  Greetings oh wise Oracle...

This question might have been asked already, but which Mylo Xyloto album artwork do the boys consider to be the 'main' or 'original' one?

Ooh that's an interesting question yet at the same time if we think about it... why would anyone who had an absolute give the option? I think the beauty of it is that they see that both work so well but suit different individual styles within the parameters. As with lyric interpretation, the band have left it up to you to decide which you prefer. That's also why I like the personalised MX artwork.

March 6, 2012 / submitted by Medeiros, Brazil
Q.  At the opening of Paradise and Charlie Brown videos we can see underneath the song title the numbers MMXI and MMXII respectively, this would have anything to do with the song titled MMIX that serves as a opening for Every Teardrop is a Waterfall?

The Paradise video was made in 2011 and the Charlie Brown video was made in 2012. In Roman Numerals those years are represented as MMXI and MMXII respectively. Neither have anything to do with MMIX on MX - which does not mean 1010 by the way.

November 1, 2011 / submitted by Alba, Spain
Q.  Dear Oracle,
I know that Chris said that Mylo Xyloto is a love story but I don't know if the other albums have any story. If they have, Can you tell me what are and summarize the main ideas?
Thank you so much.

Mylo Xyloto does have themes though is not a concept album per se but it's the only one of the band's 5 to have a story running through it. This doesn't mean there aren't themes in the other albums but MX certainly has a more constructed form.

October 24, 2011 / submitted by Laurie, Canada
Q.  Hi Oracle, How are the boys today? Are they quite nervous about the release?

To be honest, they've been a bit busy. Chris arrived in the UK this morning and went straight to meet Jonny & Guy at the Q Awards where he presented Gary Barlow with the Classic Songwriter award and they collectively picked up the Best Act In the World Right Now award.
Phil tweeted this morning that it's a relief for the album to finally be out there and I'd wager the band agree.

October 18, 2011 / submitted by Adam, United States of America
Q.  Gracious Oracle,
I have long awaited Mylo Xyloto's release and I can't wait till next Monday. I am looking forward to getting the album, finding a nice place to sit, and listening through the whole thing as I have with the other albums. However iTunes is streaming one song a day till its release and it is very tempting to listen to. Should I listen to the songs each day or should I wait for Monday to enjoy it and all its splendor. Thanks so much.

Oh that's such a tricky question! I am very old school so personally like to wait to hear an album in its entirety but here we are in the day & age where we can listen to one song per day. I can't help you!
There are different ways to introduce new music, yesterday Tom Waits' label (ANTI) sent out invitations to listen early ahead of his album's release next week. You could legally share it with a personal code for up to 5 friends. How could one resist? Legal AND invited!