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Martin Residence

by Martin Residence

(1998) Experimental Instrumental rock/jazz/lounge/funk/electronic like you've never heard it before. Think Mr Bungle meets Primus meets Tortoise
Genre: Rock: Instrumental Rock
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1. Prelude to the Rest of the Album
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0:41 album only
2. Top Secret Pt. 1
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6:27 album only
3. Donut
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2:13 album only
4. Top Secret Pt. 2
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4:03 album only
5. Special Ed
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6:13 album only
6. Top Secret Pt. 3
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7:19 album only
7. Cutlery Boogie
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6:37 album only
8. Top Secret Pt. 4
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14:28 album only
9. I Forgive You
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0:52 album only


Album Notes
Martin Residence is the solo music of Todd Martin. His debut self-titled album of 1998 is more about songwriting, composition, originality and experiments in writing and production and not much about soloing on any instruments.

This album is jam packed with music. There may actually be too much music on it, and all of it coming from different genres and styles. Each song seems to have been created specifically for people who get bored with music easily. Before you even have a chance to get bored with a part, you're already on to a completely different section of the song, and probably sounding like it was recorded in a different country.

"I think music can be good for a wide variety of reasons, and I tried to use them all when writing this album" Some tracks feature intricate arrangements with quirky melodies while others rely soley on production and sounds. Some 3-second parts appear to have been tediously labored over for weeks while others seem to have been created on the spot from spontaneous improvisation. You'll laugh, you'll cry, but most of all, you'll hear something that no one has ever done before.


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David Belton,

Martin Residence is quirky, genius, and marinates in the mind...
Martin Residence has left a permanent dent in my temporal lobes. The music is at once a rambling of funky grooves, oscillating between thundering madness and comic relief, and a serious work of mosaic art. Special Ed had me hooked from the beginning. Check it out, and if it doesn't make you feel like tapping your foot (vehemently, I might add), then check your pulse...


In praise of Martin Residence
I'm in awe! This is the music I've always wanted to write and record myself, but unfortunately I just don't seem to be skilled enough to do so. It seems as if not even the sky is the limit for mastermind Todd Martin for he easily manages to combine and morph styles and genres that were never meant to be combined and morphed.
Mr Todd, am I mistaken that all this is just a piece of cake for you? Well, who cares - I thank you (and for music like that!