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Looking for an odd song.

BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning.only bugs remainRegistered User regular
edited August 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
So, today I was at a Nordstrom and they were playing a song I'd heard before.

It was basically a series of repeating beeps or tones, maybe with some drums in the background. The pattern was three rising tones followed by four falling ones. It never really varied, at least from what I heard, and the song had no lyrics, though the tones sometimes sounded closer to whistling.

I can't remember where I heard it before, possibly on one of the bumps during Adult Swim.

I realize this is a real shot in the dark, especially because it's hard to describe music without lyrics, but if anyone happened to know what I was talking about, I'd be grateful.

You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
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  • MindLibMindLib Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Wow that's really vague. That could be anything.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    yeah, I know

    I doubt I'll get anything, but I figured it was worth a shot.

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  • Sir CarcassSir Carcass I have been shown the end of my world Round Rock, TXRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Probably not it, but there's this song by The Cure that your description reminds me of, though I can't think of the name. At least I think it's The Cure.

    Edit: The song is Close to Me.

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  • TylanthusTylanthus Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    What was the tempo like?

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Three quick beats, then a short break followed by four quick beats, repeated for as much of the song as I heard.

    I'm not sure if there was anything more to the song, but it didn't seem like it.

    It had a very electronic/techno sound.

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    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
  • DeusfauxDeusfaux Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    describe other songs or music or artists you know that had a similar sound

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It reminded me a lot of the songs Adult Swim uses for their bumps, which is why I think I might have heard it there first.

    I've been looking through some of them, but so far to no avail.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NewrZ6ivFcY&feature=related

    ?

    edit: that song is called Massage Situation and it is by Flying Lotus.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    That or maybe this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itzPb6878HY&feature=related

    This is "Waves" by Jdilla


    are either of these songs the right type of sound?

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    another song that comes to mind with this feature is this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kv6sGxDoY6s&feature=related

    It is Sugarette by Bibio

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    JebusUD wrote: »
    another song that comes to mind with this feature is this

    It is Sugarette by Bibio

    This is the closest sounding one I've heard so far, but it's not it exactly.
    It had less effects, I think.


    It didn't seem to be anything more than a repeated jingle, really.

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    You see lots of things, out there in the swamp at night. Some of them might even be real. But the Bugboy? That's just plain impossible.
  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    BugBoy wrote: »
    JebusUD wrote: »
    another song that comes to mind with this feature is this

    It is Sugarette by Bibio

    This is the closest sounding one I've heard so far, but it's not it exactly.
    It had less effects, I think.


    It didn't seem to be anything more than a repeated jingle, really.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ2uXzSAvS0

    Maybe the remix?

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    It was simpler than that.

    Three beats, then four, with some drums in the background.

    No lyrics to speak of.



    Even if this thread doesn't turn up the song, though, it's at least showing me some great music.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    BugBoy wrote: »
    It was simpler than that.

    Three beats, then four, with some drums in the background.

    No lyrics to speak of.



    Even if this thread doesn't turn up the song, though, it's at least showing me some great music.

    What do those beats sound like? Very Electronic? Guitarish? What would you compare that specific sound to.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    They were high pitched electronic sounds. They sounded a bit like whistling to me.

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  • RderdallRderdall Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    This fits the bill, rising tones, lowering tones, fast beats, slow beats. Morning Bell, by Radiohead. You may have been listening to a remix, or perhaps a track with the vocals removed. Here are a couple of versions of the song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1so--vSJdM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2x9cRZbA_NM

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    the way you describe it makes me think it must be something simpler like Royksopp. You should go check out some of that, it might be what you are looking for. Not that familiar with it to suggest a song though.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    The radiohead one is a good song, but it doesn't sound close enough.

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  • WiseManTobesWiseManTobes Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Shot in the dark mostly, cause it's everywhere on youtube, but people would just whine about it being everywhere on youtube, so it was hard to find out wtf it was actually called rofl.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WPCLda_erI

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    BugBoy wrote: »
    The radiohead one is a good song, but it doesn't sound close enough.

    faster? slower? more rockish? less rockish?


    Description is key.

    edit: danceable? clubby?

    edit: was it long or short?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qczr6Z2qtpE

    ^has weird sounds that sound like whistles. Don't know if the beat is right though.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Definitely less rockish. It had a very synthesized sound.

    The main focus of the song was the repeated tones. There were drums, and possibly other instruments, but they were fairly soft. I'm not really experienced with music, but it sounded very clean to me.

    The rhythm was something like 1-2-3 (pause) 1-2-34

    I don't know if it was much of a dance song, but it seemed like it could be mixed into another song fairly well. I didn't hear the whole thing from start to finish, so I don't know how long it is, but it repeated itself for a while.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    you can always try song tapper

    http://www.bored.com/songtapper/?dotap=1

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    For some reason that's telling me I'm tapping out Jimi Hendrix.

    I'm thinking I might not find it.

    Oh well, still found a lot of good songs in the search.

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  • JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Caaba Beankomy XobthroRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    Searching for the Nordstroms playlist pretty much brings up nothing. I guess you could go ask the store manager where they get their music from and then look that up. It is probably Muzak or somesuch. If they have a CD even better, because you could probably just look that up.

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  • BugBoyBugBoy boy.EXE has stopped functioning. only bugs remainRegistered User regular
    edited August 2010
    I probably should've done that while I was there.

    I'll be back in the area later this week, so maybe I'll ask then.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited August 2010
    No lyrics, or no vocals at all?

    Anything like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGOiIfih8Ls

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