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Big Blue Bear (w/ Particledots)


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When Julian was born we took Sophie to the toy store so that she could buy a welcome home gift for her new brother; she bought a silly blue bear. Shortly after she took him over and now sleeps with him.

I had originally started to write a piano Bossa Nova piece, but decided that I suck at that type of piano and changed the sound to a Synthi emulation that I have. Much better, I could breathe. Most of the sounds are from the ES2 synth in Logic, the high pitched whistling is actually one of the horrible gospel samples in the voices jampack. I just played the notes as high as i could get them to go. Not sure to describe this song, although Bryn said it reminded him of Brian Wilson and the Residents. I think it sounds a little like like The Octopus Project & Black Moth Super Rainbow (they did an awesome quirky record together).

Sent it to Bryn as I am a huge fan of his vocal orchestra's and he sent me back a file the next morning. Bud expressed surprise that there were no lead vocals, so I just added them quickly.

I hope Sophie and Julian like the song about the bear (although really he's not all that big).
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Lyrics
he sit's upon your bead
and he likes to make you smile
he crawls around the floor at night
when we pretend
he shows his claws and bares his teeth
but we're still friends
he's the big blue bear
he's the big blue bear
Song Stats
Hits: 2553
Comments: 24
Fans: 21
Plays: 144
Downloads: 74
Votes: 0
Uploaded: Sep 28, 2010 - 04:20:47 PM
Last Updated: Sep 28, 2010 - 04:20:47 PM Last Played: Mar 21, 2017 - 07:37:44 PM
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Software:
XILS 3, ES2, Logic Pro
Comments
awigze said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Bears like this
Every Bear has a story....
glad that Blue inspired you. Not just any bear
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michael2 said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
hah
blue is pretty cute.
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magnatone said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Big Blue Bear
this give "cool" whole new meaning - fabulous work guys!
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michael2 said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
thanks karen
i'm a fan of Yo Gabba Gabba, if you really want to hear some cool kids music. really interesting production. sometimes it's all 8 bit chip-tronic stuff, other times it's weird psych pop. here's a Sophie endosed track that is a dance floor favorite:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMUqM12W0i4&feature=related
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michael2 said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
oh
and here's a more traditional pop tune that's actually really nice.almost like Queen.
http://www.yogabbagabba.com/#/big-small
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bud said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
This could be huge in Japan
just needs the right anime character. Love the vocals and Bryn's backups are swell. Nice electropop.
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michael2 said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
ha
i was going to try and throw a video together, but no time. the boy is needy.
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fasteddie said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Cool
My little nephew would like this song.

Good stuff.
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michael2 said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
nice
feel free to hook your nephew up with a copy; courtesy of the big blue bear.
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particledots said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Hey Michael
that was FAST

it just seems like 5 mins ago that you put the backing track in the pod

the lead voc is great

interesting how it came together and ended up sounding like this

love the quirky and immediate pop of this
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michael2 said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
well
more like ten minutes. i actually prefer the mix without my lead vocal (it kind of craps all over the awesomeness of your version). i had another idea to do a mix with a cartoon-ish robot voice. guess it's time to break out EVOC. have to figure out how to set up the voice (i rarely do it, so i always forget how).
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papag said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
The bear is everywhere
Cool beats and a nice sweet vocal track.

fav'd and dl'd
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alackbass said 2487 days ago (September 28th, 2010)
Big Blue Bear (w/ Particledots)
Great melody and atmosphere! Cool vocals recalling XTC. Downloaded!
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billykirsch said 2486 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Big blue bear
Lovely. The version without the lead vocals must be something completely trance inducing. A song so dangerous it should be tagged explicit even without lyrics!
Can I ask you something? if you ever feel tempted to post a version without lead vocals, just leave the "He's the big blue bear" chorus. I can hear that song in my head already.

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TobinMueller said 2486 days ago (September 29th, 2010)
Cuddly
I totally dig the personality you imbue your songs with. You aren't afraid of silly, immature, geeky, inventive, twisted, iconoclastic, anachronistic, accidental sounds, as long as they feed the concept your are piecing together. This one has a lightness that is infectious without being bubblegum or cliche. Nice collab guys. Thanks for sharing this. And aren't big sisters great?
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five_extra_arms said 2485 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
Big Blue Bear
This is really cool.

Bomp Bomp.....

It doesn't remind me of anything except for the fact that you guys are amazing and as original as they get! The soft vocals and the swirling electro noises blend perfectly. That surprises me because I would think they would compete for the spotlight, but they play rather nicely together.

Thanks for sharing how it was developed.


By the way, the guitarist in my old band named his boy Julian Bear.

Thanks for the download

Bob
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ShadowofNine said 2485 days ago (September 30th, 2010)
Cute
What more can I say CUTE...and enjoyable...
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sonnyjim said 2482 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Whomb-Whomb
Cool song. I think it's always a good idea to write about light-weight stuff: sometimes that's where all the fun of music is.
Dangerous game letting the older sibling get stuff for the younger. My older guy's bed is full of stuff he originally "got for his little brother"!

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AcetyleneJukebox said 2482 days ago (October 3rd, 2010)
Cool bossa nova
Clever quirky little song. Has Flaming Lips quality to it. Nice collab.
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tempie said 2481 days ago (October 4th, 2010)
very cool
as a kid i drove my parents nuts projecting personalities onto inanimate objects. i'd have liked this tune then and i like it now. very cool man, creative and better than that fun.
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jiguma said 2474 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
:)
EXCELLENT "kids' music" track!! I love the apparent simplicity (and subliminal complexity) of this. Very cool bit of music from you both.
Neil
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2474 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
big blue bear
quirky and catchy sound. fun element but the music is seriously done. harmonies work great. amusing and cool stuff. cheers
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egobandit said 2474 days ago (October 11th, 2010)
WOmp bomp
Too cool, all that for a blue bear this is a keeper!
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Diviner said 2445 days ago (November 9th, 2010)
lol, great
Like it, its very fun. Also very clean production. Top track, good collab.
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