February 13th, 2008

linkthink #2356269


  • 1. Boima  |  February 13th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    re: Mauritius Music

    Doesn’t this synth guitar line kinda sound like this?

  • 2. wayneandwax  |  February 14th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Wow. I’d say it’s a dead ringer, Boima. Nice catch! Now, the question is, is that guitar figure just an obvious arpeggiation of a common harmonic progression — thus likely arising independently in two different places — or is there some sort of direct allusion/appropriation going on here?

  • 3. Boima  |  February 14th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I wonder if it’s a common influence. I doubt telephone was influenced by No te Veo, or vice versa, but who knows? In my mind they could be coming from a similar source.

  • 4. Birdseed  |  February 15th, 2008 at 3:51 am

    If you cut out every third note isn’t it also pretty much this riff?

  • 5. wayneandwax  |  February 15th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I find that example a little less persuasive, Birdseed, but perhaps my ears & imagination just aren’t as willing to fill in the spaces in that way. The Timbuktu track (the second one in that medley video), which is pretty cool incidentally, features a similar chord progression, but it’s not, to my ears, nearly as similar as the other two.

    Curious about this Timbuktu chap, though. What can you tell me about him?

    Finally, if you guys want to embed links, you should use good ol’ HTML (i.e., a href =)

  • 6. Birdseed  |  February 16th, 2008 at 4:25 am

    Yes. Sorry. I have embedded tons of stuff before you know, I was just tired I guess.

    Timbuktu is a best-selling Swedish hip-hopper (of US/Swedish/Malian descent, I think.) His two monster hits (the other one was The Botten Is NÃ¥dd) were ubiquitous a few years ago.

    In his career you can follow a clear progression in which he started as a fairly conventional rapper, acquired a live funk band as backing, started making semi-acoustic songs (as per above) and then on his latest album drifted into pseudo-indie wank that’s not hip-hop at all.

  • 7. wayneandwax.com » E&hellip  |  February 26th, 2008 at 6:59 pm

    […] “eletro melody.” After André put me on to it via an article @ overmundo, I made but a passing, linkythinky reference to it, and I think it deserves a little more […]


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