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1/9/2007

The Sound of Machines - Just me, recording music on my laptop at home & stuff. 
Pendulum (drafty-poo)
Genre: Fife & Drum
Weighted Rating: [20 Votes, 4.4 Stars]
Views: 5,229
Featured Review
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [1/9/2007 7:19:37 AM EST]
Score: +20
First of, I am pissed that they got to the fife and drum catagory before I did. I've had my eye on it. I can't even vote on this now. I mean this is really striking me as really good. Really. The kick punches like a double thick cotton swab. What in the hell is that thing in the pic? Is that where the cracks are with the epitaphs?
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Liner Notes
Richie Isaacs [2/23/2009 11:19:05 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
I like this,it has a lot of traffic but the traffic director is masterfully keeping collisions at bay,wonderful lyrics,flow and vibe.
I shall DL this henceforth.
wordgirl62 [6/20/2007 7:19:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
"who invited what's-her-name?" Too cool. You are damn talented, sir! Great flute-playing, song-writing...great control over all the sounds! I would add a star if I could.
unklesam [6/5/2007 9:08:47 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
wordgirl62 [6/5/2007 3:07:18 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
"a rope swing in a hurricane..."
unintended [5/13/2007 7:50:17 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Albino Gorilla
mistaeyeball [3/21/2007 1:50:13 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
Too much yeti. It really needs more weather, and less yeti's
ScottT [3/21/2007 1:49:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
this is such a cool song
chickadee [3/4/2007 4:36:35 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
The kind of song I find myself singing. Love the flute. Great vocal harmonies.
chickadee [2/14/2007 6:23:24 PM EST]
Score: +0
nice catchy beat and well done as usual!
BrownBunny [1/11/2007 11:32:51 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
The voice is a little like early floyd. Nice, "kooky," {insert alterna-adjective here}. The wind instruments were expected. A good, solid kook-machine.
DeadCanary [1/10/2007 12:04:36 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
I wish my I could eat this song and have my digesitve fluids turn it into something better. Maybe then I could listen to it and not vomit. Till then I will slosh my unhappy feet through stinky, chimey regurgitation. I hate you. Send me an album for free. I refuse to pay for friend stuff. Till we meet again and wear a bullet proof vest. Your time is a'commin! Prepare for the worst Pink Rabbit!
Mr. Bratty [1/9/2007 8:12:11 PM EST]
Score: +0
cool instrumentation
aaronlife [1/9/2007 8:12:03 PM EST]
Score: +0
great lyrics, vocals, especially the word 'bones', production, love the instrumental section and the sparse handclaps... the reedy flute sounds are awesome... attention to detail is highly satisfying. congratulations on fantastic work. i'm not sure how i want to rate it yet... kind of trance inducing, doesn't catch me like a pop song does, more lulls me like a mild drug...
emanoff [1/9/2007 7:28:19 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
Oh, wow - I really like this. This is a great track. I'd buy your album. I agree with the suggestion to make the bass louder, but other than that, this is damn near perfect.
cholm1976 [1/9/2007 6:59:52 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3.5 stars
I'd definitely agree that this is very reminiscent of The Beta Band (at least what I have heard from them). I like the song. It's got a good melody and is fairly catchy. The bass is buried pretty deeply and I could have used a little more of that to really feel the music.
ScottT [1/9/2007 6:31:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
yes indeedy-this is a very splend piece of musical craftsmanship. I need a Yeti,
unklesam [1/9/2007 6:30:17 PM EST]
Score: +0
I'd say you're getting better, but maybe the style just grabbed me, nice stuff though
zissou [1/9/2007 5:56:44 PM EST]
Score: +0
He must have a captive gnome too, that plays the pipes.
zissou [1/9/2007 5:55:59 PM EST]
Score: +0
I wouldn't describe him as "abominable" certainly.
tj_maximum [1/9/2007 5:55:32 PM EST]
Score: +0
It's not a bad life.


... but where's the flute?
zissou [1/9/2007 5:54:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Right, he's trapped in a luxurious apartment where he sleeps in a human bed and eats human food and plays music and is named....shhhhhhh....blasto.
tj_maximum [1/9/2007 5:40:40 PM EST]
Score: +0
It kind of looks like the yeti's hands were cut off at the wrist. Perhaps that is why he can't turn the doorknob to escape... he appears to be very cleanly.
zissou [1/9/2007 5:31:20 PM EST]
Score: +0
Would you flee from such a Yeti or hug it?
zissou [1/9/2007 5:28:21 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
I love it. I heard it in evaluation and it stuck with me. It's got a great feel and I, too thoroughly enjoy the instrumental section. Nice recording too. Way to go blasto.
tj_maximum [1/9/2007 5:02:30 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
This is really good. I have a couple of suggestions. The first you can take or leave, a harmony flute. The one that's needed is to bump the bass. It's buried in the mix and sometimes really doesn't appear there at all. Give it presence. Think of the better Beta Band tracks. That's the only thing that's really missing on this. Other than that it's great.

Saw Beta Band opening for Kid Koala & Radiohead in Chicago of 2001 (?). Thought I'd throw my 2c in.
qualcomm [1/9/2007 3:57:05 PM EST]
Score: +0
that's the kind of commitment to future hustling i like to see
IrREGULAR ELEPHAnT [1/9/2007 3:50:27 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 5 stars
Yeah, well I'll do something this good when I damn well feel like getting around to it.
GibneySays [1/9/2007 2:51:37 PM EST]
Score: +0
damn this is good. enjoyed the hand claps in the second half of the song. liked that you didn't put 'em throughout the song. this song is awesome.
Mr. Bratty [1/9/2007 2:51:28 PM EST]
Score: +0
there can be only one.
qualcomm [1/9/2007 1:52:26 PM EST]
Score: +0
you call that hustle?
qualcomm [1/9/2007 1:30:51 PM EST]
Score: +10
why can't you other people be more like blasto? he does redfizz proud, dammit! come on, i wanna see some #@&%!ing hustle!
qualcomm [1/9/2007 1:29:30 PM EST]
Score: +4
Rated 4 stars
neato creepy harmonies--kinda peters out though, like you didn't quite know where to go after the breakdown
blasto (song submitter) [1/9/2007 12:54:51 PM EST]
Score: +0
Buyer- I saw Beta Band here in DC a few years back, and it had to be the worst sounding show I've seen in a long time. I was pissed cause I'm (was) really into them. It was like having your head underwater.
TheBuyer [1/9/2007 12:19:33 PM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 4.5 stars
it's got a bunch of my favorite elements of the Beta Band in there too. Not as a lift or an homage, as two mutually exclusive but similar sounding components.
itchybrother [1/9/2007 12:14:45 PM EST]
Score: +0
I was raised on em too, I just didn't see it...What I always liked about the Moodies was how they sounded hokey and earnest at the same time. They were uncool (at least by the time I started listening), and I loved that. This song is cool. Maybe that's the distinction I'm feeling.
jsandlin71 [1/9/2007 11:50:28 AM EST]
Score: +4
Rated 4.5 stars
Excellent work! I really like it! The instrumental break really took it over the top and told me this was great. I think the vocals are too loud in the beginning in comparison to the instruments but that may just be my headphones.

I can see a Moody Blues influence but it's not that prominent. Anytime you use woodwind instruments like that, you'll be compared to them. This one shall be downloaded.

Superb!
blasto (song submitter) [1/9/2007 11:42:58 AM EST]
Score: +0
Heya. Commander Yo- I was raised on the Moodies, so it wouldn't surprise me that their sound leaks outta me.

As for the pic, that is the fabled bathroom yeti.

Thanks fer the big ups!
Commander Yo [1/9/2007 11:30:44 AM EST]
Score: +0
Itchbro, I did not mean to infer that this dude was trying for a particular sound. I think this tune is wholey original.

Those were just my first feelings/impressions, I think I am confused because I have cut back on my intake of White Russians and Coffee, moderation sucks....
itchybrother [1/9/2007 10:59:59 AM EST]
Score: +0
The Moody Blues? Commander, really. It's the flutes and maybe the "ahs" that have you confused.

This does have a lot of 60s characteristics though. Maybe why I loves it so. But it doesn't sound like you're doing any particular band, or like you're trying to be "retro" as singme might say.
Commander Yo [1/9/2007 10:44:01 AM EST]
Score: +4
Rated 4 stars
Great Fizzy sound boyz! Really captures the old is new, or is that the new is old sound. Nice instrumentation and creative lyrics....This reminds me of very early Who or even the guys who sing "nights in white satin" who is that I forget...Its early, Oh well off to work!
itchybrother [1/9/2007 10:41:12 AM EST]
Score: +4
Rated 5 stars
awesome. I love this.

who invited what's her name?

the solo section is inspired.
mychaleg [1/9/2007 10:26:54 AM EST]
Score: +0
Rated 3 stars
cocobones [posted during evaluation]
Score: +0
I'm hooked!
one of many to be finalized for an album 3+ years in the making...

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