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Medeski, Martin & Wood — Reflector
Album: End of the World Party (Just in Case)
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6.7

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Total ratings: 913









Released: 2004
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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November 5, 2019: Just heard an NPR story about mellotrons, and it included Mr Medeski as a principal source.

link: https://www.npr.org/2019/11/05/776342573/on-mellotron-variations-a-1960s-era-instrument-makes-a-comeback
Keyboard work reminds me of Outtaspace by Billy Preston
 Hippostar wrote:
Another cookie from the MM&W cutter...
 
That's funny!
Busy!

Will require another listen or two.
Like+
Just what a wet saturday of admin drudgery needs.
Nice segue from MMW to Traffic, both of which feature a musician named Chris Wood (different guys).
 RandomousJam wrote:

Is there a difference between soundtracks for bad and good pom films?
 
It's a subject of continuous debate, but one would have to pay attention to the music to make a thoughtful judgement.
MMW .. amazing.
Meh.  A 4 and a PSD
 chyk5 wrote:

Sections of this song sound like the soundtrack to a bad 70's porn film (or what I've heard a 70's porn film sounds like).{#Eek}

 
Keep digging, as they say.
 chyk5 wrote:

Sections of this song sound like the soundtrack to a bad 70's porn film (or what I've heard a 70's porn film sounds like).{#Eek}

 
Must be on account of the mighty organ, mate. Fnarr, fnarr :o)
Medeski, Martin & Wood: Better at spelling than Arcade Fire.
So so much good music from these guys. 
 chyk5 wrote:

Sections of this song sound like the soundtrack to a bad 70's porn film (or what I've heard a 70's porn film sounds like).{#Eek}

 
Is there a difference between soundtracks for bad and good pom films?
 chyk5 wrote:
Sections of this song sound like the soundtrack to a bad 70's porn film (or what I've heard a 70's porn film sounds like).

{#Eek}

 
Is that necessarily a bad thing?  It seems to be the sound they were going for.
!

Sections of this song sound like the soundtrack to a bad 70's porn film (or what I've heard a 70's porn film sounds like).{#Eek}

 


 fredriley wrote:
F*ckin' long, innit? 5 at the start, down to 3 several minutes later, further to fall if it goes on much longer. On the plus side, the longer it goes on the more my pleasure will be when it finally stops.

 
Does replacing a star for the letter u really make any difference?  it is as if you are saying you disapprove of the word but want to use it anyway...the reason that got started as a tradition is because some companys' web sites have software to prevent the word fuck from being typed...I would do that when I posted from work just in case, but I doubt it was necessary
Love this tune - much more humorous than Beck's lame disco funk track.
 tiler wrote:
can you dig it  {#Dancingbanana}
 
Yes. Yes I can.
so, from johnwys - Nov 15'08  and Oct 29'09; jb0nez 23Aug'11, and happened today again =D (just to document it ;) 
or maybe they just think it goes really well after Beck.
(PSD for me, sorry Medeski & co.. )

jb0nez wrote:
I'd say from what I can tell, yeah, RP re-uses track lists.

 
johnwys wrote:
I guess we're both going crazy, though almost a year later (your post was on Nov 15, '08, mine Oct 29, '09), this song played after Beck's Mixed Business again, so it's hard to tell what track the effect was attached to.

I wonder if RP re-uses it's playlists.

 
 

Another cookie from the MM&W cutter...
can you dig it  {#Dancingbanana}
 rabbi_phil wrote:
Wondering if they know my bankers: Dewey Cheetum and Howe.      (I'm very very sorry about that)

 
Also counsel to "Car Talk." Guess they get around.

It is amazing how John Medeski can play 2 leads simultaneously on 2 instruments.
OK, can we have some Billy Preston after this....Please?
I'd say from what I can tell, yeah, RP re-uses track lists.

 
johnwys wrote:
I guess we're both going crazy, though almost a year later (your post was on Nov 15, '08, mine Oct 29, '09), this song played after Beck's Mixed Business again, so it's hard to tell what track the effect was attached to.

I wonder if RP re-uses it's playlists.

 

I guess this is at least the third time that this track has followed Beck's "MIxed Bizzness" on RP but it's ok because it's one of the greatest song transitions I've ever heard!  If something works it works.

 
petrfas wrote:

these what-a-sounds are on Beck's side. But I always thought they're at the beginning of the next track. :)
 


 jedley wrote:
This is what 50-year-old bankers who took 5 bass lessons back when they were 15 listen to when they want to feel hip.
 

Wondering if they know my bankers: Dewey Cheetum and Howe.      (I'm very very sorry about that)

 fredriley wrote:
F*ckin' long, innit? 5 at the start, down to 3 several minutes later, further to fall if it goes on much longer. On the plus side, the longer it goes on the more my pleasure will be when it finally stops.
 
Yes, I miss Joe Strummer too.
 jedley wrote:
This is what 50-year-old bankers who took 5 bass lessons back when they were 15 listen to when they want to feel hip.
 
I wouldn't know; I guess I'll have to take your word for it.  I wouldn't think most of them ever heard of this band.  Not a bad tune...once in a while.


Pretty much liked this, bought the CD, very happy, looking forward to the summer outside eating with this on in the background. Thanks Bill, also for the K&D session, both good.
 johnwys wrote:
I guess we're both going crazy, though almost a year later (your post was on Nov 15, '08, mine Oct 29, '09), this song played after Beck's Mixed Business again, so it's hard to tell what track the effect was attached to.

I wonder if RP re-uses it's playlists.

 
07734 wrote:
All right, I'm going crazy. I swear I heard the humping robot from Robot Chicken doing his thing on the washing machine at the beginning of this song. Maybe it was the end of the last one, Beck's "Mixed Bizzness" but I have that song and I don't remember it in my version. Either that or RP has started putting in odd little sound effects between songs like KROQ...
 
 
these what-a-sounds are on Beck's side. But I always thought they're at the beginning of the next track. :)
I guess we're both going crazy, though almost a year later (your post was on Nov 15, '08, mine Oct 29, '09), this song played after Beck's Mixed Business again, so it's hard to tell what track the effect was attached to.

I wonder if RP re-uses it's playlists.

 
07734 wrote:
All right, I'm going crazy. I swear I heard the humping robot from Robot Chicken doing his thing on the washing machine at the beginning of this song. Maybe it was the end of the last one, Beck's "Mixed Bizzness" but I have that song and I don't remember it in my version. Either that or RP has started putting in odd little sound effects between songs like KROQ...

 


If you're gonna rob Billy Preston, at least steal some of the funk!
F*ckin' long, innit? 5 at the start, down to 3 several minutes later, further to fall if it goes on much longer. On the plus side, the longer it goes on the more my pleasure will be when it finally stops.
 jedley wrote:
This is what 50-year-old bankers who took 5 bass lessons back when they were 15 listen to when they want to feel hip.
 
And if they had lyrics that were inteligable they would be stating the current tax code.

 jedley wrote:
This is what 50-year-old bankers who took 5 bass lessons back when they were 15 listen to when they want to feel hip.
 
omg that is SO funny!!!

This is what 50-year-old bankers who took 5 bass lessons back when they were 15 listen to when they want to feel hip.

Given that I don't care about the album art, I guess we agree on rating it a 2.

 tnt_thomas wrote:

Give it a 5 for the album art alone... solid 7
 


Give it a 5 for the album art alone... solid 7
All right, I'm going crazy. I swear I heard the humping robot from Robot Chicken doing his thing on the washing machine at the beginning of this song. Maybe it was the end of the last one, Beck's "Mixed Bizzness" but I have that song and I don't remember it in my version. Either that or RP has started putting in odd little sound effects between songs like KROQ...

I am so over MM&W.
Hmm, that was weird.  The intro to this track sounds different than the CD.  Oh well.... I love this number!
ThePoose wrote:
The ghost of Billy Preston was in the recording studio.

No need to insult the man.

How about some Billy Preston for something really funky instead of this nonsense.
{#Dancingbanana}
This rocks! Never heard it before. :drummer:
Jammin!!
Excellent grove in this one, kinda dig the entire album. However, the use of freaky space sounds and sampling and whatnot could be toned down a bit. For me it's just a distraction from the general excellentness of the musicians.
MMW!! Huzzah!!
The ghost of Billy Preston was in the recording studio.
catsoup wrote:
I think it's an amazingly cohesive song that shows a well-planned progression, with a beginning, middle, and end. There are a lot of places to explore in music, and this song travels a lot without ever getting lost. To me it seems more like a movement from a symphony than a pop song, so I expect some development of the main theme, not just verse/chorus, verse/chorus, bridge, verse/chorus, chorus/fade.
:yes:
This entire album is just rock solid. I loved and have since bought 3 more MMW albums. This ons is still the best. I think it shows more cohesion in its tracks and as a whole album than "uninvisible" or "the dropper". The dropper would be the next album you should get by theses guys if you liked this one.
Nabla wrote:
Isn't that nice music for those both guys here:
Naw, the one on the left is programmed for etiquette and protocol. Not much more than an interpreter and not very good at listening to music. :whistle:
tiggers wrote:
I know the musicians playing here are obviously very talented, but the trouble with this sort of thing is that they are also self indulgent and seem to forget to make a cohesive tune as well as proving how technically adept they are at playing their instruments.
I think it's an amazingly cohesive song that shows a well-planned progression, with a beginning, middle, and end. There are a lot of places to explore in music, and this song travels a lot without ever getting lost. To me it seems more like a movement from a symphony than a pop song, so I expect some development of the main theme, not just verse/chorus, verse/chorus, bridge, verse/chorus, chorus/fade.
Somewhere there's a cheesy 70's detective show missing its theme song.
I know the musicians playing here are obviously very talented, but the trouble with this sort of thing is that they are also self indulgent and seem to forget to make a cohesive tune as well as proving how technically adept they are at playing their instruments.
Not ready for this first thing upon waking this morning!
Knew it was MMW as soon as it started...not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing. Pretty good tune, anyway, if somewhat predictable.
nice groove tune!
Fierce progression...where are we heading this morning?
Isn't that nice music for those both guys here: ... :cheesygrin:
Leslie wrote:
How about 5 days from now? :wink:
Five days later...Nope, darlin'. We haven't improved a bit on this. :no:
Beanie wrote:
Some day I will learn to appreciate MMW. Today ain't that day.
How about 5 days from now? :wink:
Some day I will learn to appreciate MMW. Today ain't that day.
Probably my favourite track from an outstanding album.
It's a six, it's an eight...it's a nine. This song just get's better and better.
catsoup wrote:
That would be Anonymous Skulls.
AGREED! MMW rock like it's the End of the World Party, for sure!
Smokin'!
And I thought I didn't like jazz. This is fun stuff.
funk yeah!
I've heard the expression "jazz funk" but this is more like "funk jazz"... nniiicce, daddio.
SpaceCase wrote:
More MMW!!! A song of theres every hour wouldn't hurt at all!!!! :bananapiano:
same here...
SpaceCase wrote:
More MMW!!! A song of theres every hour wouldn't hurt at all!!!! :bananapiano:
I Second the Motion....
More MMW!!! A song of theres every hour wouldn't hurt at all!!!! :bananapiano:
Fantastic musicians for sure!! Though I like "Mami Gato" better than this one.
WHAM! smoove baby.....smoovvvvee :cool: catsoup wrote:
That would be Anonymous Skulls.
panda wrote:
God damn, this rocks. I'm giving it a 9. And i'm also finding out more about these guys. Still saving the 10 for something that makes my spine shiver though...
That would be Anonymous Skulls.
Never heard of these guys before. I like it!
Some truly sinister chordage! Rock on, MMW! and RP!
This rocks. Haven't listened to any MMW for years, seems like they've stepped it up a bit. :yes:
meloman wrote:
Bought this CD after hearing it on RP. Outstanding! Worth every zloty!
me too. i love it - it's great driving music.
"meh" :neutral: I admit funk doesn't really get me. Yet, at the same time, the reason I keep listening to (and supporting) RP is for the variety of tunes. I got blown out on commercial (broadcast) radio for the constant repetition. I just can't stand listening to, even, an endlessly repeated genere. When I'm not listening to RP, I play my entire 62GB music library at random, excluding anything that's been played in the last three weeks!
Incredible band, incredible album... :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :bananapiano: :drummer: :music: :bounce:
cattgirl813 wrote:
How I wish I could breakdance.... :dance:
..." Enthusiasm is the leaping lightning, not to be measured by the horse-power of the understanding." Ralph Waldo Emerson. ... Sure you can Breakdance! Just get up and do it, Now! ... :bananasplit: ... With ya! ...
can't sit still! :dancingbanana:
daveesh wrote:
funk-ay!
How I wish I could breakdance.... :dance:
meloman wrote:
Bought this CD after hearing it on RP. Outstanding! Worth every zloty!
same here! and couldn't agree more! listened to this album from start to finish, then listened again...
Looks like I'm heading up to Philly April 7th!
funk-ay!
Bought this CD after hearing it on RP. Outstanding! Worth every zloty!
Saw these guys at the Lakewood Theater in Dallas...one of the best live shows I've ever experienced!!! If you dig'em check out their albums "The Dropper" and "Uninvisible"...Then go and listen to "Headhunters" and "Thrust" by Herbie Hancock!
God damn, this rocks. I'm giving it a 9. And i'm also finding out more about these guys. Still saving the 10 for something that makes my spine shiver though...
winter wrote:
Man, I gotta get this CD!
Thinkin the same thing!!!!
winter wrote:
Man, I gotta get this CD!
And now that I have it - it's still awesome. Love this disc!
Great song. I tried uploading a few MMW tunes some time ago and was denied. Glad to hear them getting some play in Paradise. If you enjoy MMW here you have to go and see them live any chance you get.
:cool:
The organ is the icing on this puppy. Yes, really stellar album.
Wow, and what a great segue from Ian Brown's Happy Ever After. The longer it plays the higher I'm rating it!
Man, I gotta get this CD!
:good-vibes: SWEET.......shades of old Weather Report stuff......... :sunny:
Thanks to whoever uploaded this cut. Great album. :cool:
This album is awesome, I listened to it all the way to Munich and back this a couple weekends ago. https://www.intellectualfreedomfighters.com/oktoberfest2005/index.html
MMW rules my musical universe! :drummer: :clap:
Great song but an even greater transition from the previous song to this one. I applaud you, Bill.
A great cut from a superb album.
Hell yeah! This cd is awesome.
One of my favorite bands of all time and the best "modern" jazz. I wish they left the guitar off though-- they don't need it-- with that Hammond-from-hell!
Ooh, they got me within the first few measures! I'm liking this! Who is on guitar?