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Laika's Theme. Yay, or Nay?
Yay
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 72%  [ 35 ]
Nay
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Phil



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:27 pm    Post subject: Laika's Theme Reply with quote

Just wanted to get a bit of a head count on this one, cos I noticed that there are alot of people who it does nothing for.
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Benny J



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I think I said before, it's slowly becoming my favourite track on the album. So that's a big yay from me.
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Black Sheep Boy



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's a little out of place on the album proper.

Taken out of that context though, I think it's a fine little diddy..
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Lilypod



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Awww, what's not to like? One of my favourite tracks. It doesn't sound like anything Neil has done before and I like how it works both in and out of the context of the album.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lilypod wrote:


Awww

Well I like it.
A nice piece of instrumentation which fits in perfectly with the theme of 'absent friends'...just beautiful.
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Jennifer



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it too.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm the naysayer. I think if you're going to do a purely instrumental track it has to be good. And this doesn't make the grade. I'm sorry. Just listen to Frank Zappa for wicked instrumentals. I would.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cannedsoup wrote:
I'm the naysayer. I think if you're going to do a purely instrumental track it has to be good. And this doesn't make the grade. I'm sorry. Just listen to Frank Zappa for wicked instrumentals. I would.


sorry, i'll take simplicity with some passion behind it over widdly-weeeee-widdly-weeeee-widdly-weeeee anyday!

not that i've even HEARD laika's theme yet... Sad
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Phil



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm, even though it's an instrumental, I dont see it as an Instrumental, I kinda see it more as am intermission type song. If ya know what I mean.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted 'like it'.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sorry, but where is the "It's nothing special" option?
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Phil



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there isnt one, u either like it, or u dont. thats all i want to know.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ime with soupy on this one (and i know at least 2 other people who it does nowt for)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 12:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a bit simplistic. I don't mind it, but I just don't think that it's anything special. I don't want to throw things, get drunk and beat up my girlfriend when I hear it; but I'm not particularly interested in playing to my friends. Or myself.

I think the phrase that should be employed here is "terminally inoffensive"...
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Phil



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You should vote nay then.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

As I did.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

then everything is fine and dandy.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Indeed-ally dood-ally.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lilypod wrote:


Awww, what's not to like? One of my favourite tracks. It doesn't sound like anything Neil has done before and I like how it works both in and out of the context of the album.


yeah, i agree with that. i like it, especially because it doesn't sound like previous stuff. it has very nice sounds, and i think it fits in well after freedom road and before charmed life. good stuff.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it a lot. Pretty different. 'Charmed Life' is the only track on AF that isn't really 'doing it' for me Sad Maybe It'll grow on me more soon.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like it.

I like to put myself into the mind of a dog staring out into space on the verge of death while I listen to it and it comforts me.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great big 'yay' from me. I think it's beautiful.
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Flip



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had to vote 'yay', because it's definitely not 'nay' - but it's not really 'yay' either. It's more "Hmmmmm".
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted yay, cause although it's not a track I pick out when I've not got time to listen to the whole album, I think it's necessary, and nice - as I said in my track by track review thingy, it kind of prepares the listener for Charmed Life, which Neil obviously considers very important, being the last track on the album.
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Rowan Morrison



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ** love it, I do.

It makes me ever so sad thinking of the little doggy Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like it very much indeed. Dogs and that. Ace.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That avatar is really rather good. But not as good as mine, obviously.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And do you know who made it, darling ?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>That avatar is really rather good. But not as good as mine, obviously.

..or mine.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>That avatar is really rather good. But not as good as mine, obviously.

Or mine.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for making it Blue, sorry for nicking it without permission but I was getting pissed off with the moggy. Well not pissed off really, but a change is as good as a rest.

Anyway, thank you sir.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Shelf wrote:
I like to put myself into the mind of a dog staring out into space on the verge of death while I listen to it and it comforts me.


What's comforting about that? Unless you mean comforting in a glad-I'm-not-the-one-staring-out-into-space-on-the-verge-of-death kind of a way...
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really like it. I'd be curious to hear more instrumental tracks along this line. I just enjoy the atmosphere it evokes.

But I also love Eric the Gardener, so I might be odd in that.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolute Power wrote:
Thank you for making it Blue, sorry for nicking it without permission


No need to thank - 'twas available for anyone to use, and I have my own so I wasn't going to use it.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

msboyd wrote:
I really like it. I'd be curious to hear more instrumental tracks along this line. I just enjoy the atmosphere it evokes.

But I also love Eric the Gardener, so I might be odd in that.


Yes, you are.
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Come Home Billy Bob



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's lovely. Of course I like Enya.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Come Home Billy Bob wrote:
I think it's lovely. Of course I like Enya.


Hey, I was wondering what it was reminiscent of and - now that you mention her - it does remind me of some of Enya's stuff!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

drykid wrote:
Brian Shelf wrote:
I like to put myself into the mind of a dog staring out into space on the verge of death while I listen to it and it comforts me.


What's comforting about that? Unless you mean comforting in a glad-I'm-not-the-one-staring-out-into-space-on-the-verge-of-death kind of a way...


'cause in my head and can see the doggy staring out all lost away from it's owner (hear how the begining few notes echo Leaving Today) and a bit cold and very scared.

But then it sort of lifts and you can see all the stars and you get all heady because of the oxygen and you're spinning so far away from everyone but so at peace with the universe.

It's quite nice really in a strange sort of way.

But with Laika's transcendence as humans we have to face up to the fact we jsut killed a dog and so the music electonically, discordantly hums away as the tune ends - making us confront our demon-like use of technology.

Or am I reading a bit too much into it?
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drykid



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Shelf wrote:
Or am I reading a bit too much into it?


Search me, but I kind of see where you're coming from on this anyway Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2004 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian Shelf wrote:
Or am I reading a bit too much into it?


I just heard it quite simply as floaty bit = dog in space; bit at end = Sputnik 2 burning up (or lifeline fading out, 'cause when I read about it, it appears Laika was dead long before the capsule re-entered the atmosphere).

I like your take on it, though, and will keep it in mind next time I listen to it. Smile
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