Apparently Ken Dodd's dad's dog's dead.
Can i please meet you at the brooklyn show in april!!! We've never really met before, except at Ode to Earth where I wouldn't stop screaming at you to get your attention, and then you grabbed my hand!
Screaming is *so* undignified.
But yes, please say hello in Brooklyn. :0)
Now I am reminiscing but I also halfway want to remind you about that Roflcoptr x Adrift mix, its god damm brilliant and I have yet to hear it since. I always thought It was some slowed dubby version of rofl but now being more familiar with your tunes and mixing I can almost wrap my head around what you did there to mix the two. Also, don't read the description of the video lol
Randell, is that you?
Hello Ott, where do I begin..your music brings such happiness and emotion to my life, I don’t know where I’d be without it. With that said, it’s crazy to think about how your songs make me feel such emotion, but yet I have no idea what is being said.. I’d like to know what language most of your songs are in. And who’s voice is used in baby robot...because I need that person at my wedding? much love my friend xoxo?
I had them playing at my wedding [yes, we got married to 'The Queen Of All Everything'] but I haven't a clue what is being sung. I deliberately choose vocals sung in languages I don't understand because I want to be moved by the melody and the expressiveness of the singer, rather than the literal meaning of the lyrics which are possibly quite prosaic.
I've used vocals sung in Hindi, Punjabi, various African languages, and Baby Robot is sung in Welsh. No idea what she's on about but she definitely sounds like she means it and that's good enough for me.
If you find out what she's singing, please don't tell me.
A breakdown is an opportunity to be totally self indulgent. In culinary terms, a breakdown is like a raspberry soufflé served with sharp gooseberry foam and créme Anglais. Nutritionally quite empty but still capable of lifting the spirit.
If the style of music you make requires you to stick rigidly to a rhythmic template and tempo and you run the risk of alienating your drug-fucked, short-attention-span audience by drifting 'off-piste- for thirty seconds every 6 minutes then you're probably best steering clear. I don't have that problem.
I like long, indulgent intros, breakdowns and endings, and each one is trying to be a little miniature ambient universe, all of its own. The breakdowns are often my favourite parts of my own songs.
Gene Wilder or Dave Chappelle?
What's wisest in your mind, working on creating sounds I enjoy until and because I like truly them, or get my music out there and learn from live performing/mistakes but at the cost of really making it interesting?
I like it more as an art, but feel the second is somehow necessary if I want it to support itself, but that also feels like giving up short of the artistic goal ...
1. No idea who Dave Chappelle is. I like Gene Wilder but only with Richard Pryor.
2. You kind-of answered your own question. If you're not 'feeling it' you can't expect anyone else to. Uninteresting music won't get you anywhere, and you won't even have the joy of having created what you consider to be great art either. That's a lose-lose.
If you're not stretching yourself to make the best art you can you're merely 'generating content' and the world is awash with 'content'. 'Content' has little value of any kind, except as a way of masking silence.
No, not yet but I'm open to it. I think the time and place to do something as important as that will suggest itself and if it's the right time and place it will be obvious. If not I'm happy to go without.
I'm inclined not to contrive an opportunity - in my experience these things are always best when done spontaneously.
I played one show in Tokyo in 2004 - New Years Eve with Shpongle and various Psy-Trance types. I liked the vibe in Tokyo a lot, it felt very safe and civilised.
I'd love to go back if ever I was invited.
Umm, it was green and came in, like, a plastic bag or something. Couldn't find my keys for 45 minutes...
Forgive me if this is a double post..... Sign up foolishness.
Lot of tech questions so I'll resist the urge:
Favourite strains of weed? Any short amusing anecdotes about such? Oooooh, which cheese would win in a fight?
Umm, it was green and came in, like, a plastic bag or something. Couldn't find my keys for 45 minutes.
Wait. I'm sure I...
No.. umm. Haven't I already answered... No. I must've...umm...
Has anyone seen my fucking keys? They were... here... like, five minutes ago. Fuck.
Mmm, cheese. I like cheese. I could... hmm. cheese.
Not fighting cheese though. No way man.
Make fondue, not war.
[They're on a bunch with my car fob and a long kind of keychain thing. I had them here a minute ago. if you see them...]