Out of the Loop
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I was quite impressed that "Out of Loop" was made all on a laptop computer. The sound generated from the laptop didn't sound like it was all done on a Gateway notebook computer. I can hear the similarities to Saint Etienne but with more loops and samples. The music is part indie pop, retro pop, with a smatterings of electronica music. I do like the Brooklyn mix to "Metro" but I find myself preferring the Athens mix. When I first listened to the cd I wasn't sure what to make of it but on the second listen I found myself starting to enjoy the album. Not really one of my favorite cds of this year but it definitely is quite pleasant to listen to and deserves at least an honorable mention.
victim. Their sound is simply put - fun! The tunes are jam-packed with cheerful, looped keyboard melodies and jolly, bleepy sounds.
But when Sept. 11 happened, their band name became rather morbid. Without a World Trade Center, what would the band name really mean to an audience who didn't know them before the terrorist attack? The band (Dan Geller and Amy Dykes) is well aware of this since moving to Brooklyn, NY from Athens, GA. And so out of a show of respect, I Am the World Trade Center is donating a portion of the proceeds from the sale of their record Out of the Loop to the United Way of New York's September 11th Fund.
That aside, Out of the Loop (distributed from the ever-addictive Kindercore label that Geller co-founded) is something quite extraordinary. The duo record all their songs entirely on a single
laptop computer. Seriously! They don't need any fancy-schmancy studio. And this proves that no one has an excuse not to make funky music.
Songs like "Metro" and "In Your Head" are good enough to listen through a decent pair of headphones. Trust me, midway through the CD you'll be fighting the urge to bounce around your apartment. Don't fight it! Boing! Boing!
And remember, good concert etiquette means never having to say you're sorry. I'm sorry.
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This album was made july 2001 and was named I am the world trade center and the 11th song is called "September " and in there music video of "metro" it shows a weird thing in the... Read morePublished on June 29, 2012 by phil
this appears to be another one of those glitches in the matrix. those things are getting to be rather common.Published on April 29, 2012 by Errick
do we realize that the eleventh song on this cd is called September.. 9.11.Published on April 17, 2006 by plush
Does anyone else find it extremely freaky that a group named I Am the World Trade Center had a cd out before 9/11 but the 11th track of the cd is titled... Read morePublished on March 7, 2003