Out of the Loop
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I Am The World Trade Center a duo with Dan Geller writing and recording the music and Amy Dykes singing. I believe they got their first gig at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, TX back in 2000. Then they released this freshman album in 2001. Every song is short with a number of really nice tracks. Amy Dykes sings with an almost pixie-meets-indie singing style that at times isn't pitch perfect, but that's part of the charm. Dan Geller tends to use drum loops to good effect with some simple and endearing synth patches. I believe the music was all recorded and produced on a Gateway laptop (too bad Gateway didn't capitalize on this and market their products with the band). It's not studio quality. The music is obviously in a compressed frequency indicative of the limited fidelity of the recording software they used. However this lo-fi tonal quality also lends more charm to the album as opposed to hurting it.
Here is a breakdown of some of the more notable tracks:
Metro (Brooklyn Mix) - This is the song that introduced me to the band, and quite by a happy accident. The Brooklyn Mix has a peppy beat with the synths keeping that momentum up. Combine Amy's singing and I was hooked.Read more ›
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.
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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
It's hard for me to say which IATWTC record I'd recommend first -- it's a tossup between "Out of the Loop," the duo's debut, or 2004's "The Cover Up. Read morePublished on December 17, 2006 by thecableguy
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
Some bands seem to have the worst luck. When I first heard the band I Am the World Trade Center, I felt like I was bouncing around at a Japanese rave dressed as a trendy Fruit... Read morePublished on March 4, 2002 by Bonnie Burton