|New Sharkweek songs on Myspace
||[Aug. 12th, 2008|04:16 pm]
Dr Oliver D Bathoctopus
Listen now at the Sharkweek Myspace page|
IN THE FUTURE (RADIO EDIT) (2:38) (longer version appears on the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Futuristic pop song about what life will be like in the distant future; and what life was supposed to be like NOW, in the 21st century. Where are the moonbases we were promised, the food pills, the personal robots to do our bidding??? Bit of a family affair this one, feaures lead vocals by my lovely wife, giggles and squeals by my son, some heavily-altered vocals by me, and a solo by my honorary brother Sean.
GOVORIT (5:36) (from the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Inspired by an old Russian synth plugin I found online, this song developed into a whole Russian-themed thing.
Every day at 6am Russian radio broadcast started with the words "Vnimanie, govorit Moskva. Slushayte Moskvu!". English translation: "Attention! Moscow speaks. Listen to Moscow!".
I'm really pleased with the strings in the second half of this song.
MOONRISE OVER KERALA (BEACH DUB VERSION) (10:06)
Slowed down dub version of the original tune, which was kinda trancey and not typical for me. I like this one better I must say. This version was recorded live one sunny afternoon recently and no doubt it will continue to evolve as I play it live in future.
PARADISE VALLEY (5:48) (from the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Beautiful pastoral tranquility and ambience. Inspired by Pink Floyd's fantastic "Atom Heart Mother" and featuring a lot of recordings made at the Paradise Valley Springs nature park near Rotorua (NZ). Saxophone by Micah Wolfe from Stray Theories.
MYSTICAL REVELATION (4:36) (from the new album "EGYPTIAN LIONS")
Acid rock for a new generation! A dubby bass, eloquent vibraphone, and screaming guitars make for a heady and powerful result.
DON'T FEAR THE REEFER (3:54)
A dub-influenced pop tune about the evil joys of marijuana, sampled from the hilarious 1936 movie "Reefer Madness".