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Flat Beat and Windowlicker

offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2021-10-15 22:45 [#02612746]
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both released on the same day in 1999
ill leave it up to you to compare and contrast
both total fucking trendsetting tunes, still sound
completely fresh today
tune and video for one is really simple, other is lavishly
(suprised there isn't a pitchfork or something article about
this, although i haven't actually looked)


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-10-16 10:30 [#02612755]
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Cos i was still a teenager when it came out i was a big fan
of flat eric the puppet


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-10-16 12:05 [#02612759]
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and why wouldnt one,
he was so cheeky and sure seemed to be on top of things!
i bet even the parents liked him.

now windowlicker thats a whole other story
in appeal as music wise.

im certain i must have heard more oizo but i cant remember
any track. he put out a lot it seems.


offline Hyperflake from Wirral (United Kingdom) on 2021-10-16 12:10 [#02612760]
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i really liked the Bside


offline belb from mmmmmmhhhhzzzz!!! on 2021-10-16 15:31 [#02612763]
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the whole album is wicked


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-10-16 17:10 [#02612766]
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gotta say it is...
im easy to catch with overdriven bass as in track 4
5 doesnt get me at all,
8 & 10, 12-15 are all great sounding stuff

1999 wasnt bad at all
i wonder why i didnt listen to this album at a store back
or none of the affiliates ran this


offline mohamed from the turtle business on 2021-10-16 17:51 [#02612768]
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nice anecdote


offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2021-10-18 01:41 [#02612782]
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don't really like oizo's sidechain sound
too cut off at the knees


offline obara from the one I'm in now on 2021-11-01 11:23 [#02613255]
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what are those tracks bpm's ? chance for some sexy mashup ?
anyone ?

my good ol' trusty bpm analyzer says "windowlicker" is
123.06 bpm and "flat beat" is 129.05 bpm

quite mashable, aye ?


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-11-02 21:14 [#02613289]
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possible title:
licker beat down in flat


offline steve mcqueen from caerdydd (United Kingdom) on 2021-11-06 00:52 [#02613450]
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>>> nice anecdote
we all met at the Kwik save and bought a bunch of carling
and caught the 26 bus to the city, my friend Jason bought
Flat Beat and I bought windowlicker, I thought for some
reason he also bought New Radicals "you get what you give"
but that was out in '98, so maybe he did or mbe im
remembering another tune... we all went to watch the local
team play football and smoked spliffs in the stands. When I
came home I had an OOBE experience whilst listening to the
Orb on headphones in bed. It was a good day.


offline ijonspeches from 109P/Swift-Tuttle on 2021-11-06 08:44 [#02613460]
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its a wonderful thing, that music enables us to have these
moments and also helps a great deal to carry the memory of
it along for such a long time.
one day we hung out at a friends first flat in the summer,
we all had days off or weekend dunno, and one of my friends
brought the ctd cd. the stereo was loud and after a blaring
ctd, when flim came on as track 2 it put a spell on me. pure
bliss. i hadnt heard anything like it and it just seemed so
effortless and perfect, the melody like walking on clouds,
catchy but evolving and the drumworks along with its ever
permutating breaks. we had to play it over again and again
lying on the floor. then tried to figure out bouncing balls,
arguing whether it is music or just randomness, just to play
flim again after.


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