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Cover of Does It Look Like I'm Here?

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  • boutboulman

    It doesn’t feel right to say this is “ambient” or “drone” though. Neither of them really describe this piece of music. What could? It is a journey into your own mind, in which you find a passageway that leads to a tunnel made of bright neon lights that are all the colours of the rainbow. Tuxedo wearing crooners eyeball you wordlessly as they play guitars while ballet dancers play the keyboards. You exit this now vertical tunnel and find yourself in the midst of space. You gaze at the stars amidst silence, the music only coming from inside your own mind… which is what you entered in the first place, so I guess the universe and your mind must now be inside out. Slowly the waves and bubbles of water start to rise (“from where?” you ask) before completely inundating you. You are now in an ocean. As the water recedes you find yourself washed up on a beach on a palm-tree’ed island. You are completely alone.

    20 Aug 10:27pm Reply
  • boutboulman

    [continued] Wait. No! There are people over there in the distance. A music festival of sorts. The band is playing and the crowd are dancing. They are floating above the warm sand with their hips seemingly fixed in space as their legs, head and torso flail about as if still being dragged around in the sea. All motion, like the music, is fluid though. An organ begins to play behind your eyes inside your head. You wake up. It was all a dream. That’s how I would describe it anyway, but I guess I’m stuck with saying this is “ambient drone”. Sigh.

    20 Aug 10:26pm Reply
  • boutboulman

    That's wonderful. Absolutely wonderful.

    30 May 12:07pm Reply
  • anticlimactica

    love that watery phaser stuff

    19 Mar 2013 Reply
  • ffxi_frohike

    Hmm this is a nice arpeggio. I wonder if it changes into anything el... *brain explodes*

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Simoooh

    Seriously one of the best songs I heard in my whole life. When the guitar kicks in at 1:45 is one of the most beautiful and intense things I experienced ever.

    26 Dec 2012 Reply
  • mcflyyoubojo

    fucking amazing

    6 Dec 2012 Reply
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    9 May 2012 Reply
  • CrazedSquirrel

    Showed this song to a friend who doesn't listen to much electronic music. He described it as being like "electronic orchestra".

    12 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Neonbhudda

    Oh dear this song is a face-melter, Oh DEAR!!

    20 Nov 2011 Reply
  • blebbio

    probably the best song ever. that i've heard atleast. idk, maybe.

    22 Aug 2011 Reply
  • patman2769

    I need a new pair of pants.

    31 Jul 2011 Reply
  • rhinowing

    totally agree with the huge evergrowing brain comparison. i also hear a lot of u.f.orb on this (o.o.b.e. especially)

    26 May 2011 Reply
  • edgyswngsetacid

    beyond human understanding

    7 May 2011 Reply
  • mattlazear

    If I only had 12 minutes to live, I'd play this song.

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • raliogab

    out of this world. the universe was created to this tune.

    8 Mar 2011 Reply

    @GoodnightLondon You lucky bastard you. I'm sure it was epic. This track stays on repeat many a night of music listening.

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • GoodnightLondon

    this live at full volume at the Godspeed You! Black Emperor-curated ATP was majestic

    29 Jan 2011 Reply
  • o_ded

    Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds

    17 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Cisownik

    This track is so unbelieveably awesome that it's impossible for the human mind to comprehend.

    13 Jan 2011 Reply
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