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Ember-assed (w/drakonis/custard)

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apb

 Genre: Hip Hop-Rap

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My first take on drakonis' "Ember". To my knowledge, a hip-hop version hasn't been tried ... and certainly
not one feat. the rapping talents of Eduard's own chicken "custard".

I started going from 69 BPM to 205, added the drums (2 tracks: one effected), re-voiced the instruments, re-mixed, re-effected, adjusted some panning, added that extra synth bit, and some reversed parts for extra FX, removed previous GB mastering and used Ozone 3 for that instead... the midi really has some fantastic
detail (of course) which I did try to exploit in my instrument choices .. the bed has a blend of old and new .. then on Eduard's request it got (even) sillier... and custard was plucked out of retirement.


Original Custard recording used.
.. had a job filtering out the very large
embers of the recent fires in the background, so Custard might not be totally happy with the BBQing .. er .. I mean EQing of her contribution... but what the heck- a' sa', a' said, it's a chicken folks!!! lol.

Thanks Eduard for letting me play around with this.. it was lots of fun :o)
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Hits: 6594
Comments: 52
Fans: 32
Plays: 456
Downloads: 181

Uploaded: Nov 11, 2007 - 03:14:04 AM
Last Updated: Nov 13, 2007 - 04:20:57 PM Last Played: May 26, 2017 - 07:19:15 PM
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Hardware:
Intel Mac Mini 1.66Ghz, 2GB RAM,
MOTU Traveler Firewire audio interface.
Software:
GB v3,
Audacity,
Ozone 3.
Linplug Alpha 3,
Boldt choir,
Drums on demand.
Comments
said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Chicken groove
This is funny. What an incredible yet edible transformation.
DWL said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Sqawkingly good
Loved it, quirky, well produced. Great piece of work.

Cheers

Dick
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said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Unsuspected
I knew it was a new Ember going on BUT I could never believe it was you.lol
This is a fascinating mix of the old and the new. BRAVO.
But one thing my friend I think Ember is for all... Why can't I d-load it;(
it's fun to have them all ;)..heheheh

Peace, Love & Respect
---
Kenta
caroline said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
LMAO
only in drakonis' household would they give the chickens an opportunity to be stars!! now i wanna see the lizards dance!!! brilliantly produced by anal ... ooops, i mean alan as always!! a great giggle - thank you men and chicken xoxoxox
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said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Very Clever!
Nice one, Alan! Who knew chickens like to rap, hehe! Nice job on the mix, too.
steck said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Custard
This is Clucking Funny....

Steck
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gail60 said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
OH MY!!!
Who woulda thunk it? talk about your Chicken dance deluxe! This is just too funny. Great job guys and chicks. Chickens on Crack. What a concept.
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said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
LOL!
This chicken needs his own profile. I want to collab with him.

Too funny Alan. You just made my day.

Thanks bro.
Diviner said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Brilliant
Well mixed and sounded sooo good. Its such a funny track and a very witty title. Nice one apb, I love tracks that put a smile on my face, and this certainly did. Cheers for sharing. :-)
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falo said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
this
is frakkin funny as hell....I don't know what else to say....you blew my mind.....now THAT'S a funky chicken....a very fun listen and the dancing chicken graphic made it all the more fun.....good stuff.....good times....

peace....falo

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peacepiano said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Chicken
Glad I came back for the chicken LOL

Very different and imaginative approach.

Thanks
Bill
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Feter said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Ember-assed
this is fun ....so you sampled the chick sound ?
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apb said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks Feter
.. I cut it from a cleaned up version of the source file
(linked in the lid description for reference). Then made
my own loops/samples from that.

Custard was 'singing' some pretty groovy patterns to start
with - so all credit where it is due. :o)
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Roxylee said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Hey, great singing chicken!
At first, i thought this was funny, but then i started groovin' right along. Way cool, Alan! :-)
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apb said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
Thanks Roxanne ..
I'm glad you picked up on that borderline quality ..the edge of insanity ...and sheer stupidity .. funny, silly: sure - but not that bad really... considering it's Custard's first collab..go easy on her..lol.

The question is perhaps:
Is it possible to make it sound like a chicken is rapping?
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davisamerica said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
lol
alan...lol.....
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apb said 3662 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
:o)
.. what? lol...
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drakonis said 3663 days ago (November 11th, 2007)
We be Bagawkin'!
Who says Chickens don't got rhythm?

Alan, you really outdid yourself here... absolutely impeckable sense of comedic timing, this wings you a feather in your cap, you were able to pullet off brilliantly. My wife (owner of the now-rock-star chicken "Custard") thinks it is exquisitely funny, and now has it on her iPod and has played it from time to time all weekend while we were on vacation.

I think you did a super job of choosing a humorously fast tempo, hip-hoppish instrumentation, I love the loud musical interjection in the middle with the chicken-disturbance, and your choice of "chicken nuggets", looped and inserted here and there makes this a giggly joy to listen to... puts a smirk on my face EVERY time I listen to it (now coming up on about 50 listens over 2 days now :-) Thank you for such a funny treat, you've made a whole house-full of chicks (and a rooster/dragon) really happy!

And although the animated chicken artwork is silly, I actually liked your own artwork creation better.

ttfn,
Drakonis
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apb said 3662 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
Thanks all for the comments!
rschletty & Dick - thanks, glad you savoured it.
Skean - full of surprises, download enabled, sorry, mistake.
Caroline - xoxoxoxxo
mikey d - but what came first? The egg or the chicken??
steck - lol, it's gallus gallus ;o)
gail60 - .. I knew I had forgotten something ..lol.
Pickquick - need to speak to the hen honcho 'bout that ..
Diviner - it's good to spread some humour from time 2 time.. without making an omelette.
falo - thanks for stopping in and letting me mess with your head.
peacepiano - glad you did too.
drakonis - thanks to you all! It was eggcellent you gave me free range with this one .. and I didn't cockerel it up. Artwork back to the original on
your request, less scary for the alektorphobics...


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bud said 3662 days ago (November 12th, 2007)
Just when you think you've heard it all
along comes APB and a rapping chicken - care of Dakonis's ubiquitous Ember Rekindled. Well I'll be skewered and 'cued - this is a tasty little treat.
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SecaMode said 3661 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
awesome
hey alan, this is so cool! i love the drums and that squawking is hilarious but it really works. this is a really fun way to be experimental. hats off to you, you've done something really serious without taking it too seriously. loved it!!!
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michael2 said 3661 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
i never
would have seen this direction. makes my version feel so traditional. love this.
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musichead said 3661 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
filthy
Alan,
If you knew what filthy meant in American terms, you would be happy.
Its what the kids say when they really like something. I didnt know if I should laugh or listen and laugh or just listen and then laugh.
But still it had a touch of class??
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guitapick said 3661 days ago (November 13th, 2007)
Lots of depth, here...
...love the way you weave the music around the rhythm of the clucks...or is that vice versa?

;)

...great interpretation, apb...I'm hungry, now...
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benchod abu said 3660 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
eggcelent!
this is gas man! instant download, played it thrice and i'm still a'chuklin'
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Lizard*Whistle said 3660 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Clucking hell
Inspired!!!
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Scott Carmichael said 3660 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
It's like
Poultry in motion
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said 3660 days ago (November 14th, 2007)
Allright!
gives new meaning to choke the chicken! excellent!!!
damiengh said 3659 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
Yuck and Cluck
Got my Chicken feet out for this one. Scratchin and a struttin to the great beats you got going here.

Oh yeah.
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thoddi said 3659 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
groovy chicken
I dig that sound of the chicken. Well crafted tune. Cool groove.
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Alannah said 3659 days ago (November 15th, 2007)
Interesting Ember ....
.. tastes like chicken.
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perceptualvortex said 3658 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Hahaha
The world can't have too many rapping chickens. Very nice!
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apb said 3658 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
Thanks ever so much ..

Bud - thanks, with so many excellent versions .. it was about time for a bad one ... no wait ... summat wrong *doh*
Secamode - cheers, glad you picked up that quality in the mix.
Michael2 - oo almost got me .. I'm trying now not to listen to too many other versions before I do another (just in case). Will listen after though, nothing wrong with traditional- I didn't have this version really in
mind when I started .. it just happened.
musichead - :o) neither is never unacceptable. Class??
guitapick - ty- what came first the bed or the chicken? Well, the bed in this case: custard was steered a little around the bed.
benchod abu - thanks! welcome to MJs!!
Lizard*Whistle - :o) thanks for stopping in
Scott Carmichael - lol darn you! Wish I'd remembered that one ;o) "Chicken Tikka you and I know.."
egobandit - :o) no chickens were choked during the production of this song.
damiengh - thanks, I'm off to cry in me guinness now ..
thoddi - I agree, custard was a pleasure to work with and works for chicken feed too.
Alannah - isn't that snakes?
perceptualvortex - :o) it may be a world first! .. and quite probably last!! lol. I may just have ensured Custard's life.. 'Quiche' better shape up on the talent front ..I'm just sayin' ..


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jiguma said 3658 days ago (November 16th, 2007)
:)
:)

To get to the other side?

:)
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Epileptic Gibbon said 3656 days ago (November 18th, 2007)
Is that Jacque Custard?
Finger lickin good!
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said 3634 days ago (December 10th, 2007)
as always
your music cannot be placed onto a shelf of this genre or that. you are always bending the boundaries, and rubbing out the hard edges, to go your own way. brilliant.
allen
SlimGirlFat said 3633 days ago (December 11th, 2007)
Squawk Harmonies
LOL

I LOVE this!
Estella said 3632 days ago (December 12th, 2007)
LOL!!!!!!
Every time that chicken starts rapping, ooh.

I have no idea where "Ember" or "Custard" came from, but oh I'm so glad, so glad. I will have to look this stuff up.

The title is brilliant. You are so good at that.
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dajama said 3624 days ago (December 20th, 2007)
Excellent
Great sound and a very interesting vocal! Unique, for sure. Nice one. Peace.
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VicDiesel said 3620 days ago (December 24th, 2007)
A chicken?
Oh, I thought you were scratching, as in with vinyl.

Cool piece.
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Heightened said 3617 days ago (December 27th, 2007)
I love
that chicken sound - mmmmmm - chicken.
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said 3544 days ago (March 9th, 2008)
Cluck cluck.
Hi
What a great callab well done- bringing happiness and laughter to the Macjammers too. Hillarious!
Heeee heee so funny and brilliantly mixed- all I have to say is cluck cluck
and rock on
Now we need the ducks, I think they are really Quackers lol
Seriousely had no end of fun listening to this. Ha ha
thanks.

Peace
Dee



Tanyaama said 3529 days ago (March 24th, 2008)
Ha ha...
This sounds pretty cool I must say. 'Can you guess: Whats that sound?'
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screamalexz said 3518 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
hehe
hahaha drak sent this to me. this is the best rap i've heard and it's worth listening to! you guys need to take this chicken and head out onto the road! seriously though this is cool. perhaps experiment with different animals or sounds and make them rap and prove that not all rap is crap.
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magnatone said 3518 days ago (April 4th, 2008)
Ember-Assed
this is amazing! As I was just telling Drak, who linked me to this wonder, I'm downloading it to add to the ipod motorcycle trip playlist (a big honor!) Thanks
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SmokeyVW said 3456 days ago (June 5th, 2008)
"Night Bird"
you got me thinking "Deep Forest" man!

this is great!

thanks
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PrototypeEightyOne said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
yO
i love what you did with this, this should be in a japanese RPG LOL... i actaully laughed out loud when i realised what the sample was!
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Char said 3333 days ago (October 6th, 2008)
My man is good.
He throws out our food.
Who knows which one has the bigger pecker?
But me and my coup mates say "What the Hecker."
We're not feather-brained but more than willin',
To sing for our supper and that's so chillin'
Eduard RAWKS
We're not dumb clucks!
We sing for free
With dignity
Foul, we're not;
Just hot to trot.
From Harrop's Translating Poultrish :)
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musichead said 3331 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
ichat
How come I cant get you on ichat anymore.. Its like I never see you anymore. I like the song too...:P Too funny...
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jie said 3331 days ago (October 8th, 2008)
awright chuck
what the pluck. music for chickens what a brilliant idea that nobody has thought of all those captive bodies with nothing else to spend there money on. genius though the whole thing is fowl. boom boom. keep takin the tablets mate take care
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Day-Dreamer said 3168 days ago (March 20th, 2009)
Do the funky chicken.. Ember dance.
Really enjoyed my listen :) Made me smile:)
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sheilad said 2709 days ago (June 22nd, 2010)
I m a fan
Nothing makes a tune like a chicken! Count me in on the next tour
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