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by Rich The Donkey Doctor
13 Aug 2002 23:32
Forum: 808 State discussion
Topic: Oasis track
Replies: 4
Views: 6320

Have to say "Olympic" :wink: (well the bass and a few of the opening textures)

I could actually see it developing into a Sabres of Paradise style 'Smokebelch' toon...

Also wondering what synth was used for the opening 'portamento' pad?

Cool stuff, but definitely a demo!
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
10 Aug 2002 08:45
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rewritable CDs.......
Replies: 10
Views: 10909

"Maybe its because ive been using CDRWs whereas State To State was just a CDR i think, and thus played" There's yer problem - you can can only play CDRWs in CDRW drives. Since your Aiwa is 4 years old, I doubt if it's of the newer breed of hi fi that can play rewritable discs. However, your newer cd...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
07 Aug 2002 09:54
Forum: Music
Topic: Free Homelife MP3
Replies: 2
Views: 4586

Few listens to this track now, and the 808-isms certainly come through. Sounds like Graham produced it? The 'vibes/pizzicato' melodies are reminiscent of Don Solaris, as are the fx and samples. It's a bit over indulgent (just sounds like a jam without any structure!), but really grows and I may hunt...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
06 Aug 2002 09:36
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Graham
Replies: 3
Views: 5553

Max Reespeck to the Don. Many Happy Returns! ===8========8080========8=== =0===0=====0====0=====0===0= 8=====8====8====8====8=====8 =0===0=====0====0=====0===0= ==8=8======8====8======8=8== =0===0=====0====0=====0===0= 8=====8====8====8====8=====8 =0===0=====0====0=====0===0= ===8========8080=======...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
06 Aug 2002 09:26
Forum: 808 State discussion
Topic: State Trek Captains Log
Replies: 14
Views: 14617

Pete - I wish it had been me larging it in Castlefield...unfortunately work committments prevented me travelling up to MCR. I would have said 'alright' as well! Couple of questionz: What was the new material like, and how did the crowd react? If 808 are touring this new album, what kind of venues ar...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
06 Aug 2002 09:04
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rewritable CDs.......
Replies: 10
Views: 10909

Try a 74 - some players are tempremental towards 80s. Also, what speed are you burning at? Try slower speeds because this has a real effect on quality and playback errors. I find 8x is the fastest before problems arise. Also, what program are you using?
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
24 Jul 2002 17:09
Forum: Music
Topic: Over and Out.
Replies: 17
Views: 19273

Stephen - I was referring to other people who were getting personal, and suggesting we all had a right to debate 'whatever'...

Re. T-shirts.

My view is: they can look cool, but if it's just one group of lads standing to together, it could appear 'geeky', and probably doesn't help 808's image.
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
24 Jul 2002 00:52
Forum: Music
Topic: Over and Out.
Replies: 17
Views: 19273

MEEEOW JD: fair play in speaking your mind and stating your view...but what's the point in being 'anonymous' about it? Complaining about Markus censoring a topic is somewhat hypocritical - by withholding your name you weren't exactly playing the game. Markus: maybe you can move the thread to Off Top...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
20 Jul 2002 09:14
Forum: 808 State discussion
Topic: Ninety
Replies: 6
Views: 6940

90's my fave 808 album; although it's short, it seems to have an 'aura' (?) and highly electronic sound, whilst still remaining emotive in the best techno tradition. It never sounded particularly 'ravey/dancefloor' compared to the house and proto-hardcore the DJs were playing at the time, and had a ...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
18 Jul 2002 11:07
Forum: Music
Topic: The truth and nothing but the truth.
Replies: 36
Views: 36408

First off, Stephen, I didn't actually give my opinion on the Moors track - but you're right - it's cutting room floor material ...ie it didn't make it to commercial release. You're missing the point I was making about these demos - it gives an insight into what the band were 'thinking' at the time, ...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
11 Jul 2002 08:07
Forum: 808 State discussion
Topic: 808 live @ Castlefield!
Replies: 30
Views: 27736

Looks like someone was feeding me some bullsh*t - maybe they got cold feet with this other gig? Who cares - free festival!!!!!! Yipeeee....all i've gotta do is get some time off work now
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
09 Jul 2002 21:58
Forum: Music
Topic: The truth and nothing but the truth.
Replies: 36
Views: 36408

Yes indeed, King Grezza rocks! Something else cool about 808 - they are always so approachable and down to earth - as their responses in this discussion group prove. I suppose we're all part of a big 'Ski' family :smile: Listening to 'Moors' from the sounds page provides another example of 808's lac...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
08 Jul 2002 10:17
Forum: 808 State discussion
Topic: Rumours of an 808 Gig in Manc?
Replies: 9
Views: 8964

Markus - have you heard anything 'from the horse's mouth' yet?
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
04 Jul 2002 09:04
Forum: Music
Topic: The truth and nothing but the truth.
Replies: 36
Views: 36408

I think Rodders has hit the nail on the head there, but what I would add is that I've always felt 808 should play the 'game' more. I'd say that acts such as Leftfield, Chems, Underworld, Orbital etc. are all defined by highly individual, original styles (as are 808,) but whereas they are still accep...
by Rich The Donkey Doctor
04 Jul 2002 08:45
Forum: 808 State discussion
Topic: Rumours of an 808 Gig in Manc?
Replies: 9
Views: 8964

Got a date now - August 10th...There will be a Marquee (700 capacity) with DJs playing and 808 live around 1-2AM. Apparently there's tanks and 'radar' at this place - ring any bells? Was slightly misinformed - it's not the album launch, that's another event being organised!