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Colin OOOD

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  1. The actress Siena Miller is a bit of a psy fan, having been seen at various free parties in the UK. She and George Barker were an item at one point. There's also Bruce Parry, who made the Tribe (aka Going Tribal) TV documentary series - there's photos of him at the front of the Origin Stage dancefloor at Glade festival...
  2. You guys, and people like you, who enjoy dancing to good ol' country acid music.
  3. He was a very clever man, a visionary technologist, a good judge of design and an exceptional salesman. He was also apparently a bully and a tyrant in the workplace, traits which found their echos in the aggresively litigious and acquisitive behaviour of his company. He was a monopolist who, despite having dropped acid and despite referring to himself as a buddhist, kept his billions to himself and gave none to charity. His company's products were amongst the most obvious examples of built-in obsolescence whose attractive exterior design hid an interior that was intentionally difficult or impossible for the user to fix on their own, even for something as simple as changing a battery. Like many companies, Apple's product development and marketing rollout were designed specifically to entice people to spend again and again and again in the unnecessary and wasteful pursuit of technological fashion. He also denied paternity of his daughter for quite a few years. There is a hippy bullshit theory which says that cancer is caused by stress... his internal life must often have been difficult for him and for that he has my sympathy, as do his family and close friends. RIP Steve Jobs.
  4. Have you emailed the address at the bottom of that page?
  5. So let me understand you correctly. You chose a particularly extreme interpretation of my words and based your reply to them on trying to make out I'm being unreasonable and petulant? There really is nothing to complain about WRT Ott's engineering/production skills. He's a recording engineer from the old-school days and has as close to 'golden ears' as anyone I've worked with. I wouldn't say he's 'a God' (your words) but then I wouldn't say that about anyone No-one's forcing you to enjoy what he does, but if you want to go on a campaign against how he uses vocals in the music he writes, 'good luck with that', as I think that judging from the amount of time he spends on tour, there's only very slightly many many more people who would disagree with your opinion.
  6. You're getting confused here, try actually reading what other people write. Nick doesn't sing on Younger Brother tracks. Ruu does. I don't know Ruu, never met him, although I'm sure the people who know him think he too is a nice bloke and Posford obviously thinks he's a good singer. YB's new direction is a bit bland for me - other bands do this kind of thing much better and more interestingly IMO - although the vocals work well enough given their context (and as long as you make an effort not to associate their new material with what they used to sound like). It's also worth remembering that the vocals on Ott's album are heavily edited and processed, and - as has been said above - are treated much more like an instrumental layer than a story-telling, intelligible vocal line. If you don't like the way Nick's voice sounds on Ott's music, what you're actually complaining about is Ott's production and writing style. Good luck with that.
  7. In any group of 21 or more people, there is a 50% chance that two of them share a birthday. According to what Arthur C. Clarke wrote in 'Earthlight'. And who am I to argue with Arthur? He invented geostationary satellites.
  8. www.facebook.com/OOOD.music - come say hi
  9. OOOD live sets to download: OOOD live @ Boom Festival 2010: http://www.sendspace.com/file/niccti
  10. The vocalist on Adrift in Hilbert Space is indeed Naked Nick... I'm not that familiar with the tune (heard it a couple of times and don't remember being too offended) but Nick himself is a very talented guy - singer, acoustic guitarist and - especially - chillout DJ. Also a very lovely bloke, very gentle.
  11. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UANP_15V3zU By rights this should be the cheesiest melody ever, but it's not. It's just perfect. Sounds beautiful as a piano piece too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g92Kw9yL8ck The main melody in this track has a lot to answer for. Tritone overload!
  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9xdB_n8XqA This whole track is one gorgeous melody. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvP8DN7QaZ0 The ultimate spiralmelodytunnel track..
  13. I hate you, Olly*. *not really. Or at least, not very much and not for very long.
  14. Thanks Yodhe for making the video, and thanks everyone for your kind words To this day, that track is a career high for me, and I am humbled by the affection with which it's remembered here. er fries with that?
  15. Hi <nametag>, this is the OOOD promo team here, we'd like to really thank you for showing an interest in OOODCorp's products and info-casts. Colin and the guys would love to thank you personally but they're busy right now at the botox clinic, however if you want to send us your postal address we'll send you a photo of the OOOD bandmember of your choice with a real reproduction signature and customised greeting. Thanks again <nametag>! Make sure you keep in touch with us on OOODCorp's Facebook page!
  16. Ok so that's your opinion - a very cynical, glass-half-empty-so-I'm-gonna-throw-the-rest-away opinion. I'm sorry you never got out of the music and the scene what there was to get when it was being given in the original spirit of the now-cliché PLUR. But that doesn't mean it was never there for others. The 'stigma' is purely in your own head, and if you can see that then you'll be able to let go of whatever it is inside you that makes you angry when you see other people discussing things like this. But in the meantime, and as I've said before, please carry on mistaking your opinions for irrefutable facts if that pleases you. And no, we never had a Krishna of any kind on our first album artwork; we've never had any religious imagery at all where we've had a choice. The original art for aLIVE was designed by someone else, and we never had a choice or any input. (It's a cabbaged Shiva Nataraj, anyway, not a Krishna).
  17. With respect, this whole thread is about aspects of the re-emergence of the Goa Trance sound, which everyone else writing here seems to take for granted is actually happening, if in some small way and gradually over a period of years. And it seems obvious to me that the majority of people writing music in any genre of music will no longer be doing so 12-15 years later. I don't know if what we do nowadays would be called Goa Trance, but then not all of our output in the 90s would be recognisable now to people who only have a small, well-defined pigeonhole in their heads labelled 'Goa Trance'. But there is most definitely a direct connection for us between the music we write nowadays and the music we wrote back then. Psy/GoaArtistAndDJColinOOOD1993
  18. I was told the band got given cars as part of their advance for Dragon Tales.
  19. The monetary reasons were nothing to do with their sales - I may be wrong but my memory is of Blue Room being one of the biggest-selling trance labels of the time due to its marketing and the sheer quality of acts on the label - but to an 'interesting' management style.
  20. They missed a trick here IMO. From the number of people on this little forum alone who have said they would have bought one had it been about £100, it seems to me that if Twisted had decided to keep the price to that level there's a fair chance the Shpongle Mask could have made it into a relatively high-volume, high-sales item, bringing them more money and increasing Twisted's marketing reach. Even without Shpongle's logo on it, it would turn every mask-owner's wall into an advert for the label, and might even have started to accrue a symbolic value beyond indicating affection for a mere band.
  21. Pardon the slight off-topic; I haven't finished reading the thread but I wanted to correct a misapprehension here. According to what I was told at the time, Blue Room the psytrance label went out of business because B+W, their parent company, pulled their funding due to the extravagant advances Simon was paying his acts, which were not in proportion to the sales their releases were making. There is no reason for a business of any kind to fail if it can adapt to a changing market. Please, carry on presenting your opinions as if they are facts
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