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Emancipator — Nevergreen
Album: Safe In the Steep Cliffs
Avg rating:
7.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1995









Released: 2010
Length: 3:30
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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I'm hearing Mike Oldfield's melodies here....


 
nlarsen1 wrote:
Sing along.....

"Set me free, why don't ya babe? Get out my life, why don't ya babe? You don't really love me, you just keep me hanging on?"   ` 

The Vanilla Fudge cover...?-)

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.
 

 frisbeepilot wrote:
So, someone was noodling around on a keyboard in their bedroom, using the standard four-chord pattern that seems to be everywhere in the last decade, built a loop of piano notes, looped that, and made a song out of it.

Next.
 
Absolutely.  Took as long to write as it took to play the song through.  Then add VSTs ad lib., until it's a dog's breakfast like this.  No art, precious little skill, just background music for people playing on their phones.
and some Vanilla Fudge    pontfarrer wrote:
love this band
 

 nlarsen1 wrote:
Sing along.....

"Set me free, why don't ya babe? Get out my life, why don't ya babe? You don't really love me, you just keep me hanging on?"   
 
Well, crap.  Thanks for that...
Sing along.....

"Set me free, why don't ya babe? Get out my life, why don't ya babe? You don't really love me, you just keep me hanging on?"   
 frisbeepilot wrote:
So, someone was noodling around on a keyboard in their bedroom, using the standard four-chord pattern that seems to be everywhere in the last decade, built a loop of piano notes, looped that, and made a song out of it.

Next.
 
Better than you, man.  <---  Borrowed from The Big Lebowski, but my point is that he's created something from nothing, and enough people like it that it's now playing on RP.

Sorry you don't like it or think it's an achievement.  The first is your opinion, the latter is your mistake. 
So, someone was noodling around on a keyboard in their bedroom, using the standard four-chord pattern that seems to be everywhere in the last decade, built a loop of piano notes, looped that, and made a song out of it.

Next.
 BillG wrote:

A price that high means that a third-party seller is involved (usually used product). That means the artist gets nothing.

We'd always rather have you buy music from the artist.  Buying directly from the artist usually means that they get a *lot* more than if you buy via Amazon or whatever. 
 

Good to know.  Thanks Bill.

Still too bad that RP could not negotiate direct deals with artists like Douglas Appling, for example, and set up a direct link to the artist's website.  RP would make money and over the longer run, smaller independent artists would make more money.

The transactions costs of what I am proposing may be daunting.  
 westslope wrote:
Thanks wolfy1!  Currently Soon It Will Be Cold Enough is selling for C$41.33 on amazon.ca.  Steep.  That's clicking through from RP.

Now if I go to the artist's website.... I get it for USD$10 (or more).   The artist gets a higher margin (perhaps) but RP gets nada.  

Then I suppose the costs of negotiating click-thrus with individual Indie artists might be daunting.  
 
A price that high means that a third-party seller is involved (usually used product). That means the artist gets nothing.

We'd always rather have you buy music from the artist.  Buying directly from the artist usually means that they get a *lot* more than if you buy via Amazon or whatever. 
love this band
 rtrt wrote:
I see a Lion resting on it's side

 
Definitely. A world-weary lion wondering when all this nonsense will be over. (Not the song - I love it.)
J'adore le frisson que je ressens en écoutant ce chanson.  

I like this track well enough (7 rating from me) - the name seems like the opposite of my state's nickname (Evergreen vs Nevergreen) and near the end of the track I start to hear what could be a different segue to PF's "Several Species of Small Fury Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict" - that would be an interesting track to hear here on RP.  Long Live RP!

*EDIT* ...or maybe the next track (Porcupine Tree's Cloud Zero) is the one that sounds like it could be matched with SSoSFAGTiaCaGwaP.....


Thanks wolfy1!  Currently Soon It Will Be Cold Enough is selling for C$41.33 on amazon.ca.  Steep.  That's clicking through from RP.

Now if I go to the artist's website.... I get it for USD$10 (or more).   The artist gets a higher margin (perhaps) but RP gets nada.  

Then I suppose the costs of negotiating click-thrus with individual Indie artists might be daunting.  
 I own that CD and it is quite good...I concur, Slope {#Yes}pankman wrote:

My recommendation: "Soon It Will Be Cold Enough"

 


 westslope wrote:

Thanks pankman.   Others?

 


 wierdsley wrote:
You Keep Me Hanging On By the Supremes!

 
Nice catch!  A refrain or two maybe.

So much for ambient music....  I have to stop and crank this up every time it comes across RP. 
You Keep Me Hanging On By the Supremes!
I was about to switch off, but something about this song drew me in and held me fast.
 pankman wrote:

My recommendation: "Soon It Will Be Cold Enough"

 
Thanks pankman.   Others?
 westslope wrote:

Then, by all means, buy direct from the artist.  
So people:  after Safe in the Steep Cliffs, what should my second Emancipator CD be?    Suggestions?  Recommendations? 

 
My recommendation: "Soon It Will Be Cold Enough"
 anika200 wrote:

I usually go for the less marketing thing myself so I might like the band. {#Laughing}

 
Then, by all means, buy direct from the artist.  
So people:  after Safe in the Steep Cliffs, what should my second Emancipator CD be?    Suggestions?  Recommendations? 
 westslope wrote:
Own the CD and love it.

Any thoughts on The Seven Seas CD?

Love this music but am not impressed by the lack of marketing acumen.   

 
I usually go for the less marketing thing myself so I might like the band. {#Laughing}
Own the CD and love it.

Any thoughts on The Seven Seas CD?

Love this music but am not impressed by the lack of marketing acumen.   
Mike Oldfield at guitar solo? {#Undecided}{#Think}
 Phatboy wrote:
That is nice, friday, looking forward to the weekend music. Love this station

 
Agreed
 rtrt wrote:
I see a Lion resting on it's side

 
I see my dog about to poop.
I see a Lion resting on it's side
That is nice, friday, looking forward to the weekend music. Love this station
Passing nice.
 jhorton wrote:
I like it, but let's face it, this is several ring tones sampled, with some fiddle and guitar over dubbed.

I'm just saying? 

 
Bacon is a slice of burnt pig, but its still delicious in a sandwich.     the heart likes what the heart likes.

I'm just sayin'.
I like how the beginning reminds me of DCFC— Summer Skin
 Imkirok wrote:

Was just going to ask if anyone else saw the same thing.



 
Me, too. Cool track--drum machine notwithstanding.
I like it, but let's face it, this is several ring tones sampled, with some fiddle and guitar over dubbed.

I'm just saying? 
 1wolfy wrote:
VanillaFudge anyone ?

 
Hmm, the guitar does sound a little like Vinny Martell's sound, but not the rest of the tune so much.
 ajlept wrote:



Chuck Norris' woodie has a woodie & it's bigger than yours...
 

Bruse Lee's woodie ate Chuck for desert.......{#Beat}
aaaahhhh, the groove gets deper.....{#Bounce}
 dew34 wrote:
Sounds like the electronic version of "Maggot Brain"

 
I would not of made that connection, although there may be a few chords that bring that to mind.
Maggot Brain = One great guitar solo.  Bill, how about going off the deep end and giving Maggot Brain a spin.  Mix it up with this and some Porcupine Tree. 
There's a lion in the cliffs. 10! {#Umbrella}

edit: omg Bill you picked Porcupine Tree to follow this. This set is killer! 
 westslope wrote:

Looks like I already had this rated a 10.

Funny, I think I just figured out what the composer was trying to do.

 
What is that, then? Love this track, it sometimes sounds quite similar to Mike Oldfield's Songs of a Distant Earth.
 Imkirok wrote:
Was just going to ask if anyone else saw the same thing.
 
Is it a lion, or a character from Avatar?  Not sure.  Of course, now I've forgotten what the song sounded like.
Me likey{#Daisy}
VanillaFudge anyone ?
reminds me of the opening music to the show "Angel"
Sounds like the electronic version of "Maggot Brain"
Fantastically selected as always Bill:-)
Terrific album, start to finish!  First time I heard Emancipator, it was as a soundtrack to a mountain biking video.  Awesome slow motion shots of super talented riders in beautiful mountain settings.  I can't listen to this and not playback that movie in my head.
 Jacksonstat wrote:
I see a face in those cliffs. Highly enjoyable track!
 
Was just going to ask if anyone else saw the same thing.


Bumping to an  8 after half of the song-this is really good-what a marvelous interplay!!!!
 MusiqueMusique wrote:
Bill, where do you find stuff like this ? Wonderful follow-up to Drifting (J. Hendrix), Jan. 13.
 



..even the disc covers sorta segue nicely..
Bill, where do you find stuff like this ? Wonderful follow-up to Drifting (J. Hendrix), Jan. 13.

Looks like I already had this rated a 10.

Funny, I think I just figured out what the composer was trying to do.


 step542 wrote:
 so do i... animal... dog, wolf... it's there.

Jacksonstat wrote:
I see a face in those cliffs. Highly enjoyable track!
 

 



 ..lion!..
sounds like a test track on a toy electric organ
Great, great album.
Nice track. Reminds me a little of Garbage in that I could totally imagine Shirley's vocals coming in.
 so do i... animal... dog, wolf... it's there.

Jacksonstat wrote:
I see a face in those cliffs. Highly enjoyable track!
 

It´s magic https://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/8531a7ef7419e9f8b3a1fec.gif/
I see a face in those cliffs. Highly enjoyable track!
very nice.  love it. xx
Lovely!
 smackiepipe wrote:
I heard 'Air' at first and had to check.

 

Yes.  This track is as good as anything as Air plays.  Nice compliment.  

 

Must check out the CD.


Rode my bike down Highway 1 through Oregon with this as a soundtrack 2 months ago. Thans for the reprise.
This guy is amazing everytime! Congrats just for playing this!
 catsoup wrote:
Bought the album after hearing this cut a few times. Every track is a winner.
 
 
Agreed!
 resembles Keep me Hangin' On by Vanilla Fudge    there ain't nothin I can do about it


Wicked bass line.

 

Portland, Oregon, eh?  Ya don't say.....


Bought the album after hearing this cut a few times. Every track is a winner.
 
I see a recumbent Lion, it's on it's right side and looking at us with one open eye. The mane is quite clear to me. Interesting.
 SinisterDexter wrote:

That's the first thing I noticed when I saw the cover: a lioness laying on its side - can clearly see eyes, nose and mouth. Once I see it, it can't be "unseen". {#Laughing}

 

also check out their album, "safe in steep hills". 
I heard 'Air' at first and had to check.

 SinisterDexter wrote:

That's the first thing I noticed when I saw the cover: a lioness laying on its side - can clearly see eyes, nose and mouth. Once I see it, it can't be "unseen". {#Laughing}

 
Defintely not. Whatever one sees.

Agree with Snoopy2...but I DON'T play cello or viola.
I really appreciate the cello part...since I play the viola and cello...kinda{#Boohoo}
I've heard this so many times, and I still like it!
Sounds like RJD2... should be in a mid-90's VW ad
 Byronape wrote:

My woodie is so big, I have to call it Mr. Woodie in public.
My woodie is so big, it doesn't return Speilburg's calls.
My woodie is so big, it has castors.
My woodie is so big, it only does one show a night.
My woodie is so big, Stephen Hawking has a theory about it.
 
Did Stephen call it ''A Brief History of a Woodie?'' 

 ajlept wrote:

Chuck Norris' woodie has a woodie & it's bigger than yours...
 
My woodie is so big, I have to call it Mr. Woodie in public.
My woodie is so big, it doesn't return Speilburg's calls.
My woodie is so big, it has castors.
My woodie is so big, it only does one show a night.
My woodie is so big, Stephen Hawking has a theory about it.

(With apologies to Drew Carey)


 cohifi wrote:
I thought I saw a lion on its side meself...maybe cause I wasn't listening at the time....nice tune however....7
 
That's the first thing I noticed when I saw the cover: a lioness laying on its side - can clearly see eyes, nose and mouth. Once I see it, it can't be "unseen". {#Laughing}

Sooooo Sloooowwww.... zzzz{#Cry}
 Poacher wrote:

Your woodie has legs? Interesting concept.
 


Chuck Norris' woodie has a woodie & it's bigger than yours...
I was waiting for the "Wear sunscreen" guy...
 On_The_Beach wrote:

And apparently it's an 8. What a braggart!   ; )

 

A woodie with 8 legs... Hmmmm {#Ask}
How 'bout some First Snow ? {#Angel}
Moby-ish.  I'm diggin' it.
That's exactly what I heard too. I liked it though.

allenrudd wrote:
I hate to admit it but I get it

 
Businessgypsy wrote:
Set me free, why doncha' babe; get out my life why doncha' babe

 
 


Mike Oldfield revisited!
 Poacher wrote:

Your woodie has legs? Interesting concept.
 
And apparently it's an 8. What a braggart!   ; )

 bokey wrote:
Wow, I don't usually get a woodie from the techno crap, but this one has got some serious legs.

 Wow-it's an 8.
 
Your woodie has legs? Interesting concept.
Make me instantly happy I just upgraded my speakers to a sub-sat NHT system. If they ever make an Angel movie, this needs to be the theme.
Wow, I don't usually get a woodie from the techno crap, but this one has got some serious legs.

 Wow-it's an 8.

I really like Emancipator! My partner's cousin turned me on to his CD's a few months back. Great to hear him on RP!
Definitely Mike Oldfield influence - lifted straight from Incantations Part Four!!!!

4th listen and it just grabbed me.

 

9 -> 10


Nice!
 Hn wrote:
Some influences from Mike Oldfield maybe? But I can't remember from which song/album.
 

 

Giutar sound is the same


Like this, except for the drum machine.

Had to stop and crank this one up.

Nice ambience.  Good story line.


 Hn wrote:
Some influences from Mike Oldfield maybe? But I can't remember from which song/album.
 

It immediately reminds me of a Thirteen Senses track, or a Sigur Ros harmony, but I didn't have time to figure it out as I was about to go to work (Greenwich Mean time!). I'll have a listen tonight and report back here.
Try the track "Do no wrong" from "The Invitation" by Thirteen Senses.

 rado wrote:

Yup, I see the lion. Or maybe a charging buffalo?!

-Ed
 
i saw a partially unfrozen mastodon
RJD2ish
Very nice!  Love it!
Some influences from Mike Oldfield maybe? But I can't remember from which song/album.
The case for Portland's immortality in the field of musical variety strengthens! Just got this video today, evidence that things are...different there.

Hmm, I enjoyed that quite a lot.  Look forward to hearing more!
I hate to admit it but I get it

 
Businessgypsy wrote:
Set me free, why doncha' babe; get out my life why doncha' babe

 


So happy to see Emancipator on RP.  I first discovered his music as the background to a Hollywood special effects montage on YouTube.  Hopefully others will have the pleasure of discovering him here as well. 

Some of the best chilled beats I've ever heard.  I would use his stuff for dinner parties and the like.
8.


Oh, and yes, it's a lion in the cliffs.

Set me free, why doncha' babe; get out my life why doncha' babe

Anyone here ever heard stuff by Dirty Elegance?  It definitely has the same vibe, so if you like this, you will probably like them.
 Sjaaks wrote:

Lions aren't what they used to be... My imagination is really running wild here, but i think i see a cliff...
 
Whatever it is... it's safe in it (the steep cliff ;)... 
Announcer just said Emancipator is from Portland, OR.  
Maybe it's a bear... or ...uh, steep cliff...

Oh, yeah... nice, relaxing music.

 
 allenrudd wrote:
I'm going with lion.
 
Lions aren't what they used to be... My imagination is really running wild here, but i think i see a cliff...

This is very nice.

 

A little techno, a little ambient, a little electronic, a little prog.  With feeling.


I'm going with lion.
 cohifi wrote:

I thought I saw a lion on its side meself...maybe cause I wasn't listening at the time....nice tune however....7

 
Yup, I see the lion. Or maybe a charging buffalo?!

-Ed

 marca17 wrote:

the cover reminds me of an avatar's face.


 
I thought I saw a lion on its side meself...maybe cause I wasn't listening at the time....nice tune however....7

nice track — 7 from me
Yup, rather like that one, drifted along very nicely, nice to be 1ST!

the cover reminds me of an avatar's face.


nice atmosphere in this one ... {#Music}

getting 8 from me