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Vonnegut-inspired-prog-metal-harshness-and-a-creepy-little-kid category.

"No wonder kids grow up crazy. A cat's cradle is nothing but a bunch of X's between somebody's hands, and little kids look and look and look at all those X's..."

"And?"

"No damn cat, and no damn cradle."

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Les -------------- guitar playing, programming
Melissa ----------- tambourining
Felix Hoenikker ---- discovering ice-9, playing with string
Some Guys -------- heying

A nod to Ambrosia for "Nice, Nice, Very Nice" (1975)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx9I8GciKkA

which is a much more pleasant, though out of context, tribute.

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Uploaded: Apr 15, 2012 - 08:56:56 PM
Last Updated: Apr 15, 2012 - 09:01:42 PM Last Played: Jun 25, 2017 - 10:44:26 PM
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gadzooks said 1898 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
No Damn Cradle
I knew I would like it even before I pushed play. What are you using for drums? I really like the sound of the snare on that back beat. Man this song rocks ... love the trippy vocalization ... great playing, great composition and a great mix!
SG
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Hi Stan
I use penciled-in Addictive Drums for all my stuff these days. This particular drum track has a few cosmetic touches --- doubled, delayed kick in a few sections, two snare drums in a few sections, some additional cymbals using one of the kits in Logic, EQ off the top end, and an Ozone 3 preset to tighten the bottom. I enjoy working on drums, since I have realized that I am a wannabe drummer. Thanks for the nice words.
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egobandit said 1898 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
x
love the heys, man instant download, this must be listened to over and over got lost in this one tambourine gives it a more acoustic feel behind the wall of iron!
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Hi Tim
I do love me some tambourine hehe. Glad you liked it.
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alackbass said 1898 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
No Damn Cradle
I love when a new Les Kloo tune gets posted! Automatic download! There's a special wing in my iPod reserved just for you! Downloaded!
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Honored
Well, Andrew, that makes it all the more worthwhile. Thanks much for your support.
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Vic Holman said 1898 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
Vonnegut......
...... that guy wrote some pretty crazy books
excellent tune all around...... yes, nice, nice, very nice!
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Hey Vic
I realize that most people read Cradle when they're much younger, but I don't see how they can "get it." I waited until just recently and it knocked me out. This piece of noise was inspired by the book only in the sense that I worked on the music while my head was still buzzing with having just read the book. I appreciate your dropping by.
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Carrie71 said 1898 days ago (April 15th, 2012)
No Damn Cradle...
Excellent. Fast paced and driving. Guitars are amazing. Excellent all the way around. Standing O!
Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Ms. 71
Thanks very much! And what long ears you have hehe.
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abzwork said 1898 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
no damn cradle...
Impressive, time shifts through the transitions
is so damn tastey..guitar work is royale..this is center stage..Big Smile City...:):):)peace

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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
time shifts
I do enjoy that kinda thing. Thanks for the encouraging words, Abz.
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hackneybloke said 1898 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
cradle
both songs i have listened to today have 'cradle' in the title (tf10music).
this rocks. heying is fantastic. i run out of superlatives when i listen to you. forgive me.
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
The cradle genre
All is forgiven. It's more than I deserve that you would comment favorably on my work.
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CIASM_ZENABI_ said 1898 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
no damn cradle
always like a good bit of heavy riffage with some odd timing going on. like the way it keeps moving. great driven tones. very tight feel. enjoy your stuff. like the baby sounds. have you heard the sound track to the 'ghosts of mars' film? would make a cool movie soundtrack. cheers graham
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Ghosts
I have seen that, but I don't recall the music. I will search for it, now that you've got me curious. That's a nice compliment, and I appreciate it. Thanks, Graham.
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magnatone said 1897 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
No Damn Cradle
HEY! this is intense, wild, excellent! i'm sure you get sick of hearing "this goes straight to the motorcycle trip playlist" - but it DOES! congrats - and please tell Some Guys i said "hey"
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
HEY!
Hahaha. It makes me happy to think of this "tune" being played out there on the open road. Flattering, indeed. Some Guys are pleased, also. They say ... well, as you might guess ... "HEY!"
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sammydix said 1897 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Cradle
this is the year or music/authors it seems. about a month ago, i collabed w/someone on another site that wanted me to write lyrics based on Orwell's Animal Farm. now here i see Vonnegut. since i love both music and writing, this is completely cool to me.
i can hear Felix's innocence and apathy, Jack's detailed modeling, Mona's sybolization, even Julian's philosophies. How'd you do that? excellent musical capture, Les.

hey, you think i could borrow Some Guys sometimes? i could use some extra 'heying' occasionally.
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Orwell
I will have to hear that, Sam. Well, you seem to know the novel very well. If you think I managed to actually capture it, then I must have done something right, because I wasn't actually trying that hard to convey the novel. I read it, and this music was the next thing I made up in the afterglow, so I guess it was an inspiration on some level. By the way, Some Guys are ecstatic about your request. When I mentioned it to them, they said, in perfect unison, "HEY!"
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J_Gretch said 1897 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
No Damn Cradle
Maybe one of my favorite things from you so far.,,,You are in a league of your own...Always a pleasure!!!
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Hi J_
Good to hear, but much too kind. I will keep slogging away.
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TvRicky said 1897 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Rocked to Rolled!
Wonderful Production work and as always musicianship more than excellent. I really like the Groove established by the Drums and Percussion on this. Real original art my man! Mix Magic!

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Groove
TVR, yep, that's what this is --- a groove that I liked. Very little in the way of musicality, but sometimes that all I want to do. Glad you picked up on it and seem to have enjoyed it.
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carbon said 1897 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
no damn cradle
is so damn good. i wonder how this madness and intensity flows from such a seemingly mild mannered man. perhaps "seemingly' is the operative word in that statement. do you change into a costume as you're writing this stuff?

in all seriousness, this rocks hard, which is about the highest compliment i know of. plus it's the perfect length of time. nice one, les.
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Steve
Hahaha ... I mean .... buahahaha (twirls the imaginary mustache). You're completely wrong about this. I cranked this one out while my cape was in the cleaners getting a thorough blood-n-guts treatment. Anyway, for my next one, I will have my cape and mask, and I'm planning to go on the dark side ... buahahaha ... oh, I already said that. Anyway, I'm pleased that you found this simple little exercise to be to your liking. Thanks, man!
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PeterB7858 said 1897 days ago (April 16th, 2012)
Cradle
Metal prog... Liking the heavy guit riffs and the drive of the drums. Timing hiccups keep you on your toes. Some Guys did a fine job bringing a human element to the machine :-) Esoteric but accesible. Thanks, Peter.
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
The machine
Ya know, I though about that for a bit. My stuff is a bit mechanical. Hmmm ... maybe I should ... nah ... I like it that way. Anyway, it reminds me of how diverse the musical tastes and musical offerings are on the site, and I believe that is a real strength of MJ. Thanks for the nice words, Peter.
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dave_b said 1896 days ago (April 17th, 2012)
No Damn Cradle
Spooky & aggressive at the same time. I like how the guitar line is woven through the pounding bass. Drum sounds are perfect.
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Hi Dave
I do like those drums hahaha. Spooky and aggressive. Yeah! Thanks for that. I like it.
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Daugrin said 1895 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
Developed
All right, now drive that machine outta the garage and down the road, we got to refuel, we need provisions and lots of ale. Going on a long road trip.

Daug
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Daug
Yes, you're most likely right about this, if I correctly infer your meaning. It's nevertheless encouraging, and I appreciate your thoughts on my work. Thank you, sir.
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Char said 1895 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
Some Guys
have all the talent. I love Vonnegut and I love Les Kloo. What a trip! It reminds me of the Twilight Zone story where the little girl fell into another dimension which was probably a rip off of Alice in Wonderland. I'd love to listen to this in a planetarium while one of those hokey Trip Through a Blackhole videos played on the ceiling. Amazing stuff. Loved it. Thanks.
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Char
Some Guys are extremely talented, if a little one-dimensional. Speaking of dimensions, "Little Girl Lost" is the episode --- poor little Tina, and the clever physicist who drew a chalk outline on the wall to mark the entry way into the 4th dimension. Yep, that was a good one. My creepy kid could have been Tina. Thanks once again for your imaginative and insightful comments, Char.
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RochaMalhada said 1895 days ago (April 18th, 2012)
:)
:)

. - Harold
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Mr. Malhada
Thanks, you man of few words, you. :) !
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Sigmund said 1892 days ago (April 21st, 2012)
No Damn Cradle
Very cool! You put out music that sounds like I would want to sound, if I could still play hard rock today - which I can't! Thanks for the ride!
Sig
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Sig
Oh, p'shaw, man. You can do whatever you want with that guitar of yours. Well, I guess we all have to grow up eventually. But I'm not going to. Too much fun. Gratified for your kind comments, Sig.
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Bob Rodgers said 1892 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
A
Great production with some interesting timing shifts that kept me hooked. I like the percussion and driving guitars, very nice indeed.

Bob
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Les_Kloo said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
Bob
Nice of you to drop by for a listen, and I appreciate your nice comments. Quite a bit different from your latest, which I thought was fantastic. If I had your ability to convey emotion through music, I would.
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grah3am said 1891 days ago (April 22nd, 2012)
I think MacJams
is both a wampeter and a granfalloon, full of fomas. This particular tune is kickass.
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Les_Kloo said 1890 days ago (April 23rd, 2012)
Fomas
You're probably right about the granfalloon aspect of MJ, but being conscious of the risk of setting off a pool-pah, I can comment no further. Many thanks for your continued support, Graham.
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mystrag said 1888 days ago (April 26th, 2012)
Rocking Cradle
This is one creepy cradle. Relentless driving beats and the effective use of samples to further the creepiness, in particular, that sound from 3:45. Very nice overall, and did I say creepy?
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Les_Kloo said 1887 days ago (April 26th, 2012)
Creepy
Yes, I thought so, too. There's something unique about little kid creepiness, at least to me. Probably the result of watching too many horror movies. Anyway, thanks for coming by and giving this one a try.
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nealgardner said 1886 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
NICE.
Great track, great production. This rocks!
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Les_Kloo said 1885 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
Hi Neal
Nice to meet you. Thanks for listening to my humble effort. Much appreciation.
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KCsGROOVE said 1886 days ago (April 27th, 2012)
cradle
Powerful song, great dynamics.
Man, I dig those drums!
And the guitarwork is fab!
Mysterious stuff :-)
KC!
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Les_Kloo said 1885 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
KC
Hey, thanks very much. Sometimes I need to work these simple little ditties outta my system. Glad you liked the drums (confidentially ... me too hehehe).
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dimm witness said 1885 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
-a-
brontous pondersaurus of a song that did it I'm rummaging your back catalog

freakin wild dude!
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Les_Kloo said 1885 days ago (April 28th, 2012)
brontous pondersaurus
I might have to steal that and use it as a song title. Love it. Thanks, Eddie.
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tokai said 1881 days ago (May 2nd, 2012)
Nice one
What? is there no stopping this. Heavy duty, just what the doctor ordered. Love all these incidental noises and shapes coming and going. That Kick is punching some real weight as is this track. I need to borrow some of your inspiration mate.
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Les_Kloo said 1871 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Hi Steve
Inspiration. Eh, it comes and goes doesn't it? I find plenty of inspiration in just going through your catalog of goodness. Anyway, thanks for commenting on this little ditty. I had fun with it, although it ain't much.
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Wummimann said 1872 days ago (May 11th, 2012)
...
i've downloaded this song two weeks before. Just great!
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Les_Kloo said 1871 days ago (May 12th, 2012)
Wummi
Your support always knocks me over. This is a simple little groove, not much more than an idea for a tune. But what the hell, eh? Thanks much.
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