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Carmen Rizzo — Overlooked Happiness
Album: The Lost Art Of The Idle Moment
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 885









Released: 2004
Length: 5:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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 passsion8 wrote:
Kinda Enigma, Delerium, Conjure One, Sleepthief, Nitin Sawney-ish. To name but a few.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

 
He's produced tracks for at least two of those artists, so some of that might be the other way around. :)
this would segue well with twin peaks
Are those samples? It does sound a little DJ Shadow'ish, which is a compliment.
Whatever it is, it's a well-earned 8... 
8-bit samples!
This track is a 7, +1 because of the funny comments about BillG's segue mastery :-)
Solid 8 from me!
Kinda Enigma, Delerium, Conjure One, Sleepthief, Nitin Sawney-ish. To name but a few.
Not that there's anything wrong with that.
Nice. Atmospheric, different, very listenable. Lounge music with spirit.  Starting at a 7. 
Good... Really good
 Piranga wrote:
Nice. How do you find all this good stuff??

 
We send, they filter & play.
Nice. How do you find all this good stuff??
 Nerubo wrote:
Here's the thing the people complaining that BillG is "repeating" himself don't get.  BillG doesn't think in songs like us mere mortals, he thinks in 4 or 6 songs at once.  If a transition is brilliant, is repeating it every now and then so bad?  I would argue no.

 
{#Arrowu}  I have often wondered about this myself over the years, Nerubo.  That is why people seem to whine over a repeated set of excellence, however I think you have summed up my view on the matter far better than I ever have.  {#High-five}
 Nerubo wrote:
Here's the thing the people complaining that BillG is "repeating" himself don't get.  BillG doesn't think in songs like us mere mortals, he thinks in 4 or 6 songs at once.  If a transition is brilliant, is repeating it every now and then so bad?  I would argue no.

 
Very interesting point. It'd be nice if the Goldsmiths provided more insight into their programming goals and methods but perhaps that would be similar to publishing Colonel Sanders original and secret KFC recipe...
Here's the thing the people complaining that BillG is "repeating" himself don't get.  BillG doesn't think in songs like us mere mortals, he thinks in 4 or 6 songs at once.  If a transition is brilliant, is repeating it every now and then so bad?  I would argue no.
 oldsaxon wrote:
Younger Brother -Train to this...Bill's segue mastery is never bettered.

 
Never better, but sometimes equaled - like right now - Younger Brother - Train to this ...
Younger Brother -Train to this...Bill's segue mastery is never bettered.
Perfect!I love sound like this...
cool groove
 rtrudeau wrote:


Bill's occasional and sometimes crazy asides are the best part of an already great station. 
 
I agree. I'm laughing way out loud all by myself, 'specially with the follow-up about how they're already pre-cooked...
Well, it transitioned nicely from the last song.  I guess
A really nice piece and a great title for it. It conveys a strong sense of regret.
 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 

Bill's occasional and sometimes crazy asides are the best part of an already great station. 
 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 

Mmm over baked...
 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 
Like a nice lamb shoulder, you can't overcook a hippy
 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 
Actually, I think most hippies come precooked.  You just have to warm them up.

 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 
You really can't overcook hippies. They're almost foolproof.
 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 

LOL {#Dancingbanana}
 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 
Please, stay tired. I needed that ! So laugh-out-loud funny it hurt. Thank you for bringing in my new year in such a whacked out fashion.
I no doubt need sleep too!
Happy Happy!

 vandal wrote:

I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}
 
I saw a bunch of those driving (erratically) down the street in a VW Van last week...


I really need to get more sleep: I thought the song title was "Overcooked Hippies"

{#Eek}


better than most psuedo-electronica
Thank you Bill and Rebecca for continuing to wrinkle my grey matter. {#Sunny}
I haven't been disappointed by any of his cds. Thanks for exposing RP to him. Please play more.
Should I give it another try?
The ending sounds like Zeppelin's No Quarter.

Love the tune.

 fredriley wrote:
Rizzo? Wasn't he one of Kojak's sidekicks?

I'll get me coat...
 

Not the Rizzo I was thinking of...
rizzo

 Jelani wrote:
Carmen Rizzo?
Sounds like a character from "Happy Days".
 
His brother is "Ratso" from Midnight Cowboy...

Rizzo? Wasn't he one of Kojak's sidekicks?

I'll get me coat...
Spooky; I've been hearing a lot of this song on Last.fm lately.  There are some marvelous tracks on this disc; highly recommended.

Delightfully chilled and full of textures.  8.

I like the cover art.
 Jelani wrote:
Carmen Rizzo?
Sounds like a character from "Happy Days".

Or The Sopranos.{#Roflol}
 TimeWaster wrote:
I thought it said "Overcooked Happiness" at first.
 
I saw 'Overlooked Hoopiness' Funny how we all project...

Now I'm hearing a Dark Shadows kinda thing .

8.
I thought it said "Overcooked Happiness" at first.

 quesarah wrote:
I'm such a big geek I read the name as "Overclocked Happiness" at first.
 


wferrier wrote:
It was recorded in several different cities around the world with several different vocalists. If you like this song, you will probably like the whole album; though many songs are different the overall quality of the cd is very good. Each song works even though each is unique. I suggested getting it, and if you like it, I also suggest Kate Havnevik's CD, which in my opinion is even better—amazing actually.

Sort of like a "Where in the World is Carmen Rizzo?".. Sweet.

Nice to hear this again.


never heard of but i like it!!!!!!!!!
Carmen Rizzo? Sounds like a character from "Happy Days".
wferrier wrote:
It was recorded in several different cities around the world with several different vocalists. If you like this song, you will probably like the whole album; though many songs are different the overall quality of the cd is very good. Each song works even though each is unique. I suggested getting it, and if you like it, I also suggest Kate Havnevik's CD, which in my opinion is even better—amazing actually.
wow, great breakdown :) You just convinced me to go to the store...
Hey, this is great modern music. Got to consult my local public library
trforfun wrote:
Can anyone tell me what the rest of this album is like? I liked what I heard. Thanks.
It was recorded in several different cities around the world with several different vocalists. If you like this song, you will probably like the whole album; though many songs are different the overall quality of the cd is very good. Each song works even though each is unique. I suggested getting it, and if you like it, I also suggest Kate Havnevik's CD, which in my opinion is even better—amazing actually.
Can anyone tell me what the rest of this album is like? I liked what I heard. Thanks.
quesarah wrote:
I'm such a big geek I read the name as "Overclocked Happiness" at first.
Me Too! And i didn't realizie it until I read your comment :-) Yah I'm am soooo L33T!
When Rap goes Klaus Schulze (cf. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Klaus_Schulze)...? :cheesygrin:
Very post-modern sounding. I'm not in a very post-modern mood however.
Wow, do you think Brian Eno was perhaps some inspiration? Me thinks so. :yes:
Great album – feature Kate Havnevik on several songs, who is a great new talent.
I'm such a big geek I read the name as "Overclocked Happiness" at first.
seiferth wrote:
Tune is nice ambient- the title of the album however is bonus. Telling words for trying times.
Agreed, wholeheartedly. Advice we should all follow now and then.
hmm...sounds like an Art Of Noise collaboration with Enigma.
What a thrilling auralnautical adventure!
wow, I'm startin' to chill!!
Tune is nice ambient- the title of the album however is bonus. Telling words for trying times.
trekhead wrote:
Twin Peaks-y kinda thing going on 7.
...or Dark Shadows.
love that dreamy ending
wally42 wrote:
Nice flow but a little slow for the office in a post lunch food coma.
:cool: It's kinda like a dream soundtrack for the post-lunch coma...
Oh, that's where I put it! Always in the last place you look.
Nice flow but a little slow for the office in a post lunch food coma.
I thought my hard drive was packing in. Not good at all.
Nice soundscape.
sounds pretty cool. e-trip, that's funny
It's also very 2AMish for those up doing accounting. Nice and pleasant. Enjoying RP tonight.
No. Move along. AphidA wrote:
Isn't this 4am fare? You know, for all the stupid little punk kids coming down from their E-trips, with their light sticks dying out and their pacifiers still in their mouths :puke:
Almost Morcheeba-esque.. I quite like it, then again, I'm not sure...! I do like the lazy scratching tho - very Trip-hop.
The very beginning of the song sounds like the intro to "Running with the Devil" by Van Halen.
:meditate:
All the soul of a computer to my ears.
Whoa, I thought this was an Air track I hadn't heard before....
Funky!
tlong9396 wrote:
Had to up my score as this got good.
I hope it does something, as 45 seconds in it is boring, repetetive, and a strong 2.
Had to up my score as this got good.
no time to type today...work is getting in the way of my song posts...great tune !! :music:
bite the weenie, rizz.
Candleben wrote:
Oh man, this was dying for a segue into No Quarter, either the Zep original, or the Maktub cover!
totally agree.
Cool tune,needs some lead guitar fill.I just did my own fill and it sounded more in depth... :guitarist:
Twin Peaks-y kinda thing going on 7.
designerGirl wrote:
Same synth sample as Air's Alpha Beta Gaga? Ooops! :no: Now, who used it first?
If it is exactly the same Air's ABG was 2004, this is 2005. I like it anyway, who cares?
oh geesh, how embarassing. Same synth sample as Air's Alpha Beta Gaga. Ooops! :no: Now, who used it first?
Bought this cd from hearing it here, and I like it alot.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Oh man, this was dying for a segue into No Quarter, either the Zep original, or the Maktub cover!
I agree.
:yes:
This is about how awake I am right now!
algrif wrote:
Thought it might be something new from Air at first.
I was thinking Zero7 myself, but either way, :cool:
Isn't this 4am fare? You know, for all the stupid little punk kids coming down from their E-trips, with their light sticks dying out and their pacifiers still in their mouths :puke:
Thought it might be something new from Air at first.
Oh man, this was dying for a segue into No Quarter, either the Zep original, or the Maktub cover!
Gets me in touch with my ethereal side! OM value 9
Lots of new music on the RP today... This has a pretty smooth groove, no?
Smoooov!