Post by monkybunney on Sept 14, 2014 21:10:39 GMT -5
https%3A//soundcloud.com/fanaticpro/negativland-right-might The Back story! I swear it's interesting and not TL;DR, just read as you listen! I am indeed L'ing OL!
RIGHT MIGHT, a selection from Negativland's new double album "It's All In Your Head," is a goofy riff on imperialism (and minimalism), war mongering, and intolerance. But what is the origin of the "found sound" voices used to make it?
Years ago, Negativland was contacted by an insider at the Disney corporation who had access to the entire audio archives of Disneyland and Disney World. He was a fan of the group's work, and asked us if we wanted anything from the Disney audio archive.
"Hell, yes!" Negativland replied. "Send along anything from Disney attractions that are long gone, or any audio out-takes, bloopers, background sounds, music cues, etc." Soon, the group received a custom-made set of almost 100 CD-R's, an unbelievable treasure trove of great material – all completely unheard by the outside world – for Negativland to pick from.
One of the tracks was the raw and un-edited recording sessions for "Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln", an attraction that Disney first opened in 1964 at the New York World's Fair, and was later moved to Main Street in Disneyland in 1965.
"Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln" famously became known as the world's first Audio-Animatronic robot, and what Negativland had on its hands was a recording of actor Royal Dano, the voice talent for the Lincoln robot, heard being directed and cued by the producer of the recording session for the attraction.
Negativland took that never-meant-to-be-heard session and severely re-edited it into what you now hear on RIGHT MIGHT.
First single off Kendrick's new album. I'm not crazy about it.
I am. How can you not love a Roots-ish Kendrick track with the Isley Brothers running underneath the whole thing?
Well when I listened to it originally it was a youtube track since soundcloud is blocked at my work, and the pitch on the voice was altered to it was really high. But even after listening to the real version, I still don't think that his voice sounds too great on it.