Almost forgot to add one of my favourite chill-out anthems, and I do mean anthem - it's so well known, people hear it and don't even know where. I'm talking about At The River by the legendary Groove Armada.
This truly is a badass topic, so much of the music on here is awesome.
Here's two more original tracks. The first one is just a beat, but a fat beat at that (give it a second to kick in, it has a sort of organic first half minute). Second one is a track I made completely composed of sampling from my library of music, there'd be some things I'd do differently now, but it's pretty cool.
@860: As always, thanks for sharing giving that tune a 2nd play as I type this.
@Cand: You have my nose, it scares me to think I may have had something to do with your production. That out of focus bowl of Lucky Charms on "In the Water" looks quite delish, I must say. On a serious tip you do isolations very well, on both of those.
Mellow and groovin'- love it.
Did I mention, Karin Dreijer Andersson scares the f*ck out of me?
@Cheat: Curtis is undeniable. Main composer of the Superfly Soundtrack. Crazy to think that "All Night Long" may have been playing on a radio in the kitchen when I was sleeping in my crib.
@Wreckless Jake: Really like that, makes me want to hang out at the beach in Brevard with a few friends, sipping a beer and passing a J.
@Whoever pinned the topic: Thanks, I'll do my best to always be a gracious host and honor the confidence you placed in the thread.
I usually drop 3 tracks as the standard form here but this particular song stands out for me. Things have been a bit hectic as of late, around the world and even here at the forums people can't quite seem to escape conflict, tension and the fears that hold them back from making them happy. I was a Correctional Officer (that's "prison guard" for the lamen) for close to 3 years just after I graduated high school. Those were 3 of the unhappiest years of my life, just seeing other people bound not only physically by their actions and fears but mentally and spiritually as well. I turn on the news, walk down the street and see a ton of people in situations and with mentalities that make them no different than those behind bars. If perception is our reality then we really need to start making mental freedom a big part of our outlook.
Listen to the simple words on this track and let me know if you're feeling the general sentiment.
"Penitentiary" Well I'm waiting on the day When the people walk free to see When the penitentiary is on fire When there's no need To bleed For your mother or your brother Or the one that comes before you whoa Well I'm waiting on a time when people walk free to see From the penitentiary in our mind When there's no need to bleed For your father Or your son Or the one that you've become When the penitentiary is on fire When the penitentiary is on fire
I'm waiting on the day When the people walk free to see When the penitentiary is on fire there's no need To bleed For your father or your son Or the one that you've become and a I'm waiting on a time when people walk free to see when the penitentiary in our mind there's no need to bleed For your mother Or your brother or the one that come before ya yea
When the penitentiary is on fire When the penitentiary is on fire When the penitentiary is on fire When the penitentiary is on fire
This post has been edited by meta187 on Friday, Sep 3 2010, 20:00
Yea, Sufjan has had an assload of critical acclaim in recent years, a truly versatile music artist. I've always liked his haunting, slightly chilling, John Wayne Gacy, Jr from his Illinois release. So pretty, you'd hardly know it was talking about a convicted serial killer if you weren't paying attention to the lyrics.
This was dropped in the Hip Hop topic a few weeks back and I haven't been able to shake it, such an epicly smooth track.
Speaking of epic tracks. Unfortunately, a sort of one hit wonder here in the states but what a great use of looping strings. Humorous video to boot.
This post has been edited by meta187 on Saturday, Feb 27 2010, 18:12