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The Body Of Theory


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hackneybloke

 Genre: Art Rock

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the sampled voice you hear on this track is nobel prize-winning physicist murray gell-man.
I sent an earlier version of this to steve ‘tokai’ west which he grooved up a feast and then posted as ‘theory’. I then carried on with the original and added some looped drum and electric piano riff, plus live bass and percussion sounds which I played on my ancient Korg M1 (c.1988). I had to do it live because I couldn’t work out how to synchronise the midi…

the artwork is Mandelbrot's fractal.

here’s the clip of murray gell-man on youtube.
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1181750045682633998#

and here's steve's version
http://www.macjams.com/song/64539
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Lyrics
the more you know, you ride ‘em slow
the more you know, you ride ‘em slow.

in theoretical science a new idea may permit us
to alter or extend the body of theory
Um…um….um….um…..the body of theory

our love is strong enough
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Hits: 4308
Comments: 52
Fans: 51
Plays: 235
Downloads: 89

Uploaded: Jan 01, 2011 - 03:16:13 AM
Last Updated: Jun 22, 2014 - 03:54:13 PM Last Played: Nov 09, 2017 - 05:18:57 PM
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mvh9591 said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Very Nice____
I like the murray gell-man sample.

Very nice job on the music and mix.

Enjoyed - Thanks for sharing,

mvh : )
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alackbass said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
The Body Of Theory
I didn't know about this jazzy experimental side of you! Very cool track!
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Feter said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
The Body Of Theory
Wow ..this is just floored me ..this threw me back in time to the days where music can be so thoughtful and true cant believe such quality of music can still be around ...this is just great ...have a great 2011 Mate !!
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damiengh said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
ommmmm ommmmmm
Really liked this physics expression of cleanly separated textures of vibrating wood, ringing strings tastefully backed with the electronically produced drum sound and a human, vibrating his vocal chords in accordance with the universe.
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MarkHolbrook said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Great beat
Great sound. Beautifully done man!
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magnatone said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Body of Theory
wow julian - this is kind of amazing - well, breath-taking - well - sigh - you just blow my mind. i love the story of how you did this, and totally hear his "um" being right on pitch - you're right, what ARE the chances of that? your ultra-creative mind was in full gear here - i LOVE this - insta D/L and THANKS!!
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ShadowofNine said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Excellent
totally enjoyable track...
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guygrooves said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Just when
I start to expect what I might hear from you.. you turn left or right. The mark of a true artist.
Peace
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scofugate said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Very cool.
Relaxing vibe indeed..No Madonna crap here..LOL
The production and feel to this is just great.
Enjoyed !!!
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Social_Ice said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
theory of the body....
...as always, impressed with your vocal/acousitcal altered states, this being another exceptional requiem to add to my repertoire....and perhaps Theory of the Body might be a sequel...i.e. love, love, internet porn!! ~barbara
Moviz said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Love this...
and according to you, it all fell into place or..... did it? There are more things in heaven and earth etc. but then again I think you had quite a big input into it and it sounds wonderful. I love the guitars and the whole design/arrangement plus, I absolutely love fractals... that's a beauty you used..... very original, regards M
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PeterB7858 said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
Glad I looked in the box...
Hi Julian. Schrodinger's cat is alive and well and living in London. Glad I looked in the box :-) Nice mix. Well done. Take care, Peter.
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smokey bacon jnr said 2514 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
a quantum leap!
As I was listening to this an image of a mandelbrot set appeared on the telly! Synchronicity. Great song - love the harmonies at the end. Thought the "um" was slightly loud and could do with turning down very slightly. Just being picky. Brilliant, as ever.
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ktb said 2513 days ago (January 1st, 2011)
The Body Of Theory
Delicious diversion for me. Enjoyed this Julian. Hypnotic, in a good way :-)
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KCsGROOVE said 2513 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
cool one, Julian!
Really nice piece with cool guitarwork and great vocals and harmonies.
Intriguing subject :-)
very much enjoyed!
KC
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Carrie71 said 2513 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
The Body of Theory
Very cool. Never disappointed when I click the play button. You are a fav for sure! Awesome job.
sonnyjim said 2512 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
Great!
Very chill track. Beautifully paced, high craft. The sound of your instruments and severe panning all seem of a piece with those (slightly proggy) vocal riffs. Fine job, and cheers for the d/l!

SJ
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fasteddie said 2512 days ago (January 2nd, 2011)
That's what I like to hear
Way to mix it up Julian!

This is so cool because it's bizzare enough to make me really like it. Does that make any sense?

The interjected voice of murray gellman is too cool.

I really like the held notes towards the end.

Nicely done you crazy Englishman.
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tokai said 2512 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
J.
Excellent, i am glad you got around to posting it finally. I like those tribal vibes from the drums you chose, that makes it have a completely different feel to the whole song.

Thanks for letting me have a free flow on the other.
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ted23 said 2512 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Julian
Great!
Love those fast high hat type hits. They really work.
Guitars sound tasty.
A cool grooving number which is really clean and punchy.
Impressive stuff!
Demeter7 said 2512 days ago (January 3rd, 2011)
Definitely
artsy and very creative. Nicely put together. Thanks.
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echoroom said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Are you really a bloke from hackney?
I've always wondered? Anyway, this is really cool - i love the acoustic and the beats so much I may rip this off.
Inspiration is where you find it.

thanks

Belfast Guy
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
body of theory
i'm getting to recognise your style a lot more now and love the way you go for feel and emotion over other things (i hope i'm right). i find your indulgence (i hope i'm right again) very interesting and enjoyable. i'm pretty sure that we could do something. enjoyed this alot. cheers graham
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composerclark said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
!
tHis is hypnotizing, calming, and REALLY good! Aside from just being a great listen, it is very creative, original, and well produced. I am moved and impressed!
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awigze said 2511 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
oh wow
man what a piece. It's amazing the serendipity of things and how great things just work.... thats what makes them great - like this. uhm....
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tonestones said 2510 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
Great tune
First of all, that guitar sounds great! It always does. I like the tune. The vocals/harmonies fit beautifully. Reminds me just a bit of Jon Anderson, one of my favorite singers.
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papag said 2510 days ago (January 4th, 2011)
solid hypothesis
Just too cool. I really like the textures you captured. The parts all add up nicely and are quite mesmerizing.

Thanks for the dl :)
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lengold said 2510 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Lovely to
hear this again - was very honoured to have heard it progress to this stage.
You have a great talent.
Cheers
Len

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jdholliday said 2510 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Mr. Sims
I believe "the measurement problem" stems from men telling people that what is actually 5 inches is 8, that has created quite a bit of confusion in people's length perception, nearly a 60% skew, now that I've solved that problem, I would like to say that I very much enjoyed this piece, great guitar sound, love the harmonies, and dug the stylistic departure while maintaining your signature sound, do I sound smart? Oh, and Old Beelzabub thanks you for the shout out on his internet porn! ;-)
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Honza said 2510 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Um ...
Nice chilled tune ... cool jazzy rhythms with completely new touch of yours. Great inspiration!
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Soundhound said 2510 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Very...Very
Nicely done love the Guitar sounds, mix is top shelf with great vocals as well
I see you'r one that knows and loves your creations, because you take the time
and love you need to make it feel good, this is how it's done...
A very todays feel, with a futuristic flavour, this is something the world
truly needs to hear....

Well Done.....
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lholden said 2510 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
wow
I really enjoyed listening to this... magic to my ears through headphones:) I love the art work as well. Very cool overall - good mix, nice strong bass, interesting composition. Well done!
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crissew said 2510 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Cool
I like the vocoder in there. You really managed to mesh electronic and acoustic sounds beautifully here. Sounds really good! The J man rockin the house again! A man of many talents!
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Sigmund said 2509 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Body Of Theory
Very cool Julian. I love the simple lyrical structure, and what's that on your voice, a flanger? Murray sounds like Samuel L Jackson to me - how funny. This is different from some of your other stuff, but it is very cool none the less - thanks!
Sig
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Gaylen75 said 2509 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
great
this is a listen fo shizzle.
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RobLeBanc said 2509 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Julian
what a brilliant track man, I love this! Really great etherial feel, mixed with superb guitar picking. The lyric "the more you know" etc. reminds me of Townshend's Meher Baba based "everything is nothing is everything is nothing" from "Pure And Easy". This was a great listen, I always enjoy your departures from the Singer Songwriter role. Very cool man!
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rok41 said 2509 days ago (January 5th, 2011)
Julian
Your same standard of quality is evident, a different vehicle albeit. This is very "outside the box" and I thoroughly enjoyed my listen. Great feel, great vocal work...dig it.
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DWL said 2509 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
A departure
for you Julian and this works really well.

I like the way you worked the vocals into this.

Cheers

Dick
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Hickling_Stan said 2509 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Listened once
on speakers then went and put headphones on to really listen again. Some great guitar bits in this Julian and as many have said a bit of a departure for you. I'm getting quite a collection of your stuff these days.....now what mother wouldn't be proud of this?!!!!
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anomalous said 2508 days ago (January 6th, 2011)
Gotta
love quantum theory. What else could mix physics with philosophy?

Apart from music :0)

Nice cool laid back track. Makes me wish I still smoked weed, so I could sit and stare at the fractals and drift off in a haze....
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billykirsch said 2508 days ago (January 7th, 2011)
The body of theory
As good as the previous incarnation.
Hypnotizing and intriguing. I feel like when hearing Fripp's Exposure.
Physics is in a pre-newton or pre-maxwell state now, but some beautiful mind will untie the knot eventually and make it obvious.
In the meanwhile, I'm enjoying the art of other beautiful minds.
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VicDiesel said 2506 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Smooth
very nice song. good production.
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tf10music said 2506 days ago (January 8th, 2011)
Eclectic
As always, your work is top notch. The autotune is really working for me here. The song moves from catchy to challenging then back again. Very well done.
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morgan102 said 2505 days ago (January 10th, 2011)
Yeah
Splendid piece,man.I love the harmonies.
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shavingronaldscar said 2493 days ago (January 22nd, 2011)
very nice!
Man, this is some sweet work! The vox, the guitar playing, everything is schpot on! Faved for sure! A very effective 2 chord progression, elaborated with skill and thought.
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yrp said 2491 days ago (January 24th, 2011)
Really good song
Reminded of the books, but you did better because you used a sample to make a great songs, and most of the time they don´t.
Downloaded!
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telecaster29 said 2468 days ago (February 16th, 2011)
the art of physics
as a retired physicist i was curious to hear what this was about. and i wasn't disappointed. i love the combination of the electronic with the acoustic.
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kayakanu said 2435 days ago (March 21st, 2011)
BAM
GREAT tune! I really really the added guitar, especially at the biginning.....kinda had a Nick drake feel to the guitar without being a carbon copy.....man i dig this!!
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Little_Hooligan said 2427 days ago (March 28th, 2011)
Ooh La La
Love that guitar playing throughout.. An interesting piece.I am all for 'parallel universe' theories as I have been aware of them many times.. This is the way music of the future should have sounded. Just the right length for this type of piece
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Vinylhack said 2413 days ago (April 12th, 2011)
superb!
nice mix, thanks for the download !
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Les_Kloo said 2063 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
MGM
Oh, sigh. I love the stuff you play on acoustic guitar. I had forgotten you did this with sampled Gell-Mann. It probably got to me on a deep subconscious level. I tend to forget things on a conscious level, what with all that internet porn so readily available. Ah, life is good. Great tune, unlike anything else in my (albeit blinkered) awareness.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 2063 days ago (March 27th, 2012)
the body of theory
second listen. enjoyed it even more than last time. cheers graham
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