The Dept. | Be Your Friend?

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Be Your Friend?

by The Dept.

Emotionally charged bedroom pop that marries drum machines, synths, & electric guitar "with a voice that's a little like Donovan's on a melancholy day".
Genre: Pop: Quirky
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1. Your're Gonna Make It
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3:03 $0.99
2. Relatively
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3:25 $0.99
3. Be Your Friend?
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2:00 $0.99
4. Summer Time
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2:54 $0.50
5. Eh Mack!
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2:19 $0.50
6. Emerald
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3:04 $0.50
7. Melody
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3:19 $0.50
8. Winner Like You
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2:19 $0.50
9. Intermission
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0:14 album only
10. R&r Time
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2:00 $0.50
11. Party Number
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12. Rhythm Ace
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Be Your Friend? was written and performed by Tyler Brett. Many of the tracks were first recorded on Tyler's Macintosh 8600 using Sound Edit with synth and drum tracks sequenced on the Roland W30. Additional sequencing and live intsrument tracks were recorded in Vancouver at Chad Fryling's on a Mac G3 using a combination of Peak, Reason, and Sound Edit. Keyboard parts for winner like you features Chad's 1970's Korg analogue synth. Vocals were captured with either the Realistic omni 33-984c(1980's Radio Shack model), Roland CP-40M mini condenser (wrapped in nylon stockings to reduce popping), or an SM 58 (w/waves mic modelling plug-ins). The Dept.'s guitar is a Fernandez copy of a mid 80's Charvel Jackson with Fender-Lace sensor dual pick ups. Guitar effects were created with Sound Edit plug ins and/or with the Tom Scholz Rockman x100. Additional electric and acoustic guitars were added in Chad's studio (make/model unknown).


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cole

music for robots with broken hearts
I believe rhythm ace to be once of my favourite songs, period. The entire album is series of beautiful self-depreciating songs sung by robots to a bubbling background beat. They never get tired. Well worth repeated listening.