02/08/2009

20th june, 2009



for more details on the 20th Project visit Cabinet Pin.
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released jun, 2009

Blake had given me a bunch of chords and some little riffs. The chords were kind of 60s garage-y type things. i'd always thought it would be fun to try and mash the 60s' definition of garage (the rock sense) with the late 90s' definition of garage (the dance sense), so basically, this was the attempt to do so. i think it has potential, though it feels a bit obvious at the moment (but then, 60s and 90s garage are both pretty obvious, straight up kinds of things).

Bec's lyrics were, as is usual, inspired by recent musings and readings. I like them quite a bit. Maybe not quite the delivery - which feels pitched maybe a semi-tone or two above my cofort range!

The actual 20th disc that the track finished up on includes the following tracks:

1. Lactose - The Love Explosion
2. Chicken Snr - Bag
3. Dropping Bombs - 44Hertz
4. Something About A Man Who Walked into the Ocean and Never came back - Something About a Leaf
5. What Are You Gonna Do? - +ko+ko+
6. And She Whined - Vlayman
7. Words - WRC
8. Scarecrow in the Melon Patch - Telafonica
9. Solar Cycle (Revolution One) - Merankorii
10. Lie Detector - The Desks
11. Regular Task - Fisheads of Fun
12. XTL - Audiotape Audiotape
13. This is not Art - 44Hertz
14. Sketches for Galactic Domestic (parts 1&2) - Ryan of Nerf

3 comments:

Bear said...
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Annelise Holwerda said...

In my opinion, the music is really well-suited to the lyrics, in an unexpected way. And I like them a lot too Bec.

So, I remember Ellie being really interested a while ago about the sacred/secular divide thing, and how Christian artists should talk about all of life not just the pre-cut spiritual stuff; this to me falls into that character and takes it even further, from an approach that's genuine and just-human but then including what is most important about real life back into it. The sentiment is one that a majority of people can relate to, and the message is one that nearly all people would agree with--and yet you're talking about a relationship that's central to the thing people think they're avoiding? I enjoy how the style and tone and imagery you use make it creative and thus genuine--and the cool cultural undercurrents of the music, that absolutely goes with the way you've written the words into it, totally elevate that relatableness and vivacity.

I didn't notice the blatancy of intention with the Garage play-around, but I'm really unfamiliar with all that stuff. To me, whatever the styles are, they have good energy and flow together--a certain sort of character, which is kind of supported by the weird pitch you use on that main line. It's cool.

Bec said...

Thank you Annelise!