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Younger Brother — Happy Pills
Album: The Last Days Of Gravity
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2344









Released: 2007
Length: 8:39
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Instrumental)
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I think they put a little production/mix effort into this one.
Sounds wonderbar!
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

I gave this a 2 at some point. Listening now, it's pretty cool. I wonder if the second half turns to racket.

5+ minutes in, still hanging in there but that squonky R2D2 bzzboop stuff isn't sitting well

Hmm. Changing to a 7. I have the volume up today (empty office); maybe it just doesn't work at low volume.


These go to 11.

 idiot_wind wrote:

kind of sounds like pat metheny  



uhhhh, really? Pat is much more new age. This has a funk groove to it and I don't think Pat knows what funk tastes like.
 memoryboxer wrote:

Times like these I wish RP had a dedicated ambient/electronica stream that could give a nice long run of trippy tunes like this.

Perfect aural tonic in my studio as I practice some #artquarantine. 

Ongoing gratitude for keeping us in good cheer in these troubling times.


World and Eclectic comes pretty close.

Tasty.
kind of sounds like pat metheny  
 jmddj wrote:

Is it me or are they channeling the musical theme from Close Enconters of the Third Kind?



hmm, yea a bit of that for sure, and the words 'Into the Valley...' are now going round & round in the back of my head and i have no idea why...
I like the other Younger Brother tracks I've heard on RP.
This one is 'ok', but i don't dig it as much as the others.
Just saying... 
9 -> 10 
The original movie BLADE RUNNER has this similar feel
This is a very good album. I like albums you can listen straight through and enjoy every song. This album is one of those.

I like YB because I hear diverse musical influences such as Pink Floyd and Stereolab but with a modern sound.
By and large I've enjoyed Older Brother songs/tunes. This one started out as a 7 but dropped down to a 5 for wearing out its welcome (8 minutes ... seriously?), not because there aren't great songs/tunes that are rather long, but this one has nothing special going for it. Good for background music only.
didnt know simon was a part of this group cool - the more you know
I still feel all the Shpongle that Simon Posford brings to this band, even in more recent works than this amazing track, and I deeply appreciate it. I also dig the more dynamic, melodic, hummable, drummable angles his band-mates give him to play with here. The Floydian art is yet another nod and sly grin from him that I like.
Is it me or are they channeling the musical theme from Close Enconters of the Third Kind?
 secretsauce wrote:

  
quesarah wrote:

 
It starts in 5s ... moves to standard 4s in mid-song.  You can tell 'cuz that's when your hips stop hurting when you dance.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Update: ... I wrote this four years ago, and I count it a little differently now.  It starts in 10s (6 beats + 4 beats) changing to 8/8 in mid-song.

STILL a Great piece!


Do your hips still hurt?
If the mellow mix had more tracks like this I would actually listen to it, as it is, more often I hear nasally singers that kind of grate at the ears. RP has such a catalogue of songs that are instrumental without every song always having a vocalist I feel there is a big miss in not having a mellow mix that is more instrumental than more singer song writers. Tracks like Happy Pills, Emancipator - Lionheart, Bonobo - No Reason (feat. Nick Murphy), Delirium by Euphoria etc etc  would be excellent (or if there are songs on mellow mix with vocalists something more hushed like Enigma, Moby, Billie Eilish).
I gave this a 2 at some point. Listening now, it's pretty cool. I wonder if the second half turns to racket.

5+ minutes in, still hanging in there but that squonky R2D2 bzzboop stuff isn't sitting well

Hmm. Changing to a 7. I have the volume up today (empty office); maybe it just doesn't work at low volume.
 memoryboxer wrote:
Times like these I wish RP had a dedicated ambient/electronica stream that could give a nice long run of trippy tunes like this.

Perfect aural tonic in my studio as I practice some #artquarantine. 

Ongoing gratitude for keeping us in good cheer in these troubling times.
 
Have you tried the Eclectic/World mix? More of this sort of thing.
I like a bit of William Orbit
I keep hearing the Close Encounters theme, or at least part of it.

GIF by Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Find & Share on GIPHY
Reminds me of that song 'Popcorn' by 'Hot Butter' that came out in the 70s
Another new band to me RP. Thanks.
 porcupinemeat wrote:
Rock beats scissors.
 
Scissors with rock beats.
Times like these I wish RP had a dedicated ambient/electronica stream that could give a nice long run of trippy tunes like this.

Perfect aural tonic in my studio as I practice some #artquarantine. 

Ongoing gratitude for keeping us in good cheer in these troubling times.
 be4con wrote:
 
 
Another fan here! I love the way Posford plays with complex time signatures (amongst other things). Last Days of Gravity is my favourite YB album. There's a lot to love in Shpongle and Hallucinogen - I'd be hard pressed to pick a favourite album.

[for some reason the original quote I'm replying to doesn't show.]
 
I have new Beats headphones and that grating saw-like sound just rips through my brain. The music quality of RP at highest level is incredible too. 
Definetly 4/5 groove...
 Lazarus wrote:

incredible bass line and drums, with lots of complex arrangement added to the mix...  love it...

 
 

Stop it Bill.
L😊VE.
Welcome in any mix where there are no tempo extremes.
From a distance (in the noisy shop) I was hearing the tones from Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
This album and 'A Flock of Bleeps' are both excellent. Pretty much everything Simon Posford touches is golden. There are better tracks on this album, but this is no slouch. Their 3rd album, 'Vaccine', was a real divergence and was extremely divisive amongst YB's fans. So much so that they released an electronic version to appease those of us who weren't looking for yet another guitar and vocals band. The electronic version of 'Vaccine' (which Bill plays a lot from) is good but it pales next to the first two YB albums.

'Ribbon on a Branch' and 'Psychic Gibbon' from this cut and 'Magic Monkey Juice' and 'Finger' from 'A Flock of Bleeps' are a few of the best electronic tunes written in the past couple of decades. If you like this track then you really should go out and get both those albums. Take a look at Simon Posford's Hallucinogen back catalogue, and Benji Vaughan's Prometheus stuff too whilst you are on the tip.
grows and grows, and ...
Missing a new album Love this music so bad !
 secretsauce wrote:
Grundy wrote:
Im hearing 5 beats

  
quesarah wrote:
I'm hearing 7.

 
It starts in 5s ... moves to standard 4s in mid-song.  You can tell 'cuz that's when your hips stop hurting when you dance.{#Dancingbanana_2}

Great piece!
 
Aye, so it is.. excellent piece
Fell in love with the pad sound after 3 seconds, looked who it was, not surprised, confirmed the attraction power that band has on me.
This is an excellent album that I discovered on Rp, like many others. Thanks, Bill
Rock beats scissors.
I think I need to pick up this disc..everything i've heard on it catches my attention{#Clap}
Great track! Floating through space
 Laptopdog wrote:
Another song chosen for it's weird album cover art?!
 
Nah. I mean the cover art IS weird, but it's Storm Thorgerson (the guy who did Pink Floyd and many other iconic album covers over the years) so of course it is.

But this song is pretty in-line with the electronica Bill plays on this station. Good groove, not too challenging (no Squarepusher or Aphex Twin), lots of blips and bloops, good stuff!
Love and peace we send out
Another song chosen for its weird album cover art?!
 Frenk wrote:

A song by Young Brother a day
Keeps the docter away
(I would say) 

 
And if you're Canadian, I would add:

Eh!
Smoke weed its good for ya
 WeirdNJ wrote:
Exhilarating 
 
Totally agree - solid 8! {#Wink}
 WeirdNJ wrote:
Excruciating 
 
Agreed!
Good music for writing a research paper.
 mrsquid wrote:
Are we voting?
 Another vote for 7.
 

secretsauce wrote:
Grundy wrote:
Im hearing 5 beats

  
quesarah wrote:
I'm hearing 7.

 
It starts in 5s ... moves to standard 4s in mid-song.  You can tell 'cuz that's when your hips stop hurting when you dance.{#Dancingbanana_2}

Great piece!

 

   That's beats... On a voting level, anything from Younger Brother is 10


Are we voting?
 Another vote for 7.
 

secretsauce wrote:
Grundy wrote:
Im hearing 5 beats

  
quesarah wrote:
I'm hearing 7.

 
It starts in 5s ... moves to standard 4s in mid-song.  You can tell 'cuz that's when your hips stop hurting when you dance.{#Dancingbanana_2}

Great piece!

 


Future Islands to Younger Brother - this is why RP is great. {#Music}
{#Dance}
very weird.  can't rate it yet.
Remind me of expoding plastics great😊
SO{#Music}{#Music} SO{#Music}{#Music} SO {#Music}{#Music}SO{#Music} {#Music}good{#Music}{#Music}{#Music}{#Music}{#Music}{#Music}
 
 
 

 raulman1 wrote:
And thanks to Bill and Rebecca for putting this station together and keeping it going.

 
Indeed!  Hopefully people are sending a little more than just 'thanks' every once and a while.  {#Laughing}  Besides the monthly contribution my wife sends in (as RP is one of the little things that we share even as we go about our separate jobs during the day), I try to remember to start my online shopping (e.g. Amazon), from here.
Grundy wrote:
Im hearing 5 beats

  
quesarah wrote:

I'm hearing 7.

 
It starts in 5s ... moves to standard 4s in mid-song.  You can tell 'cuz that's when your hips stop hurting when you dance.
{#Dancingbanana_2}
Update: ... I wrote this four years ago, and I count it a little differently now.  It starts in 10s (6 beats + 4 beats) changing to 8/8 in mid-song.

STILL a Great piece!
 WeirdNJ wrote:
Excruciating 
 
I PSDed from Lucinda's Williams' awful "Are You Down" to this loveliness, so perhaps the RP cosmos is balancing out agony across the universe. I hope you find a similar transport to happiness when you hit that PSD button. 
 Grundy wrote:
Im hearing 5 beats

  I'm hearing 7.


 WonderLizard wrote:
The drumming is everything.

 
Indeed, Joe Russo is great. Love his work on this album.
Excruciating 
Well that was nice!
The drumming is everything.
 hayduke2 wrote:
kid stuff    -  totally sesame street bouncy puppet music

 
This doesn't sound like anything I've every heard on Sesame Street, but I don't really watch that program very often since my son got older.  However, given the song's title, it's being "bouncy" shouldn't be terribly surprising.
 ajlept wrote:
This beats big pharma!

 
A song by Young Brother a day
Keeps the docter away
(I would say) 
This beats big pharma!
I psd'd from Steely Dan Don't Take Me Alive heard-too-many-times-over-the-years to this. My taste-o-meter may be frazzed today, but I prefer this. Good mellow with my first evening beer. 
Can somebody please stop this?
 calle01 wrote:
Help save us from this shitty music?? Please?

 
It would be trivial for you to save yourself, you know.
Still luvin' it.

 

msymmes wrote:
Luv it.
 

 


Norah? Norah Jones? Is that you? What happened?
Hi I am logged on to the mobile version of RP player with a new smartphone and I keep losing signal and then the the music stream goes into fast fwd play like it's trying to catch up on itself.
any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.
thanks
JH 
This tune's name suits it very well, not too bad to get rid of negative vibes. {#Good-vibes}
Everybody in my homeless camps loves this music...  we be dancing buck ass naked all over the forests, fields and lumpy tundra...
Im hearing 5 beats
I bought this because I heard it here. I actually bought two of their cds. Both excellent.

That said I thankfully didnt buy arcade fire or arctic monkeys because of what I have heard here. Fortunately since they wont go away presumably because of their talent there is the PSD button. :)
not my cup of tea, tis happy tho
its 9 o'clock on a Sunday night and I just walked through downtown Manhattan listening to that. That was freaking awesome.
Brilliant!
 hayduke2 wrote:
kid stuff    -  totally sesame street bouncy puppet music
 
Funny comment, because my kids enjoy this a lot.  They're 31 and 30, and married.  All of us, including the daughters-in-law, still like Sesame Street, too.
kid stuff    -  totally sesame street bouncy puppet music
This one grew on me. Nice music to work to.
If you only have a two minute attention span this song is not for you, love the beat.
,,,,,forever
 raulman1 wrote:
Very cool tune — I'm really digging hearing songs from different Younger Brother albums here on RP.  This is the 2nd song by YB that I've purchased after hearing it on Radio Paradise (from the link of course, so RP gets its tiny percentage of the sale.)  Add Younger Brother to the list of bands whose music I'd never (or rarely) heard before I discovered Radio Paradise back in early 2003.  Some of them are:

Elbow
Porcupine Tree
Radiohead
Air
Alpinestars
William Orbit
Beth Orton
Arcade Fire
The Derek Trucks Band
Neko Case
Gomez
Hem
Iron and Wine
Fran Healy
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter
Kathleen Edwards
Patty Griffin
Thievery Corporation
Morcheeba

Thanks to anyone who uploaded any of the above artists' music — really thanks to everyone who's uploaded music.  And thanks to Bill and Rebecca for putting this station together and keeping it going.



 
Hear, hear. There are actually too many to mention. B&R... you are so generous!
 Poacher wrote:

Tentacle Brothers

 
Tentacle for Leibowitz
Beautifully put together. A clever, interesting and joyful piece of music. 
These guys don't just sucko barfo they do so longo timo too!  Awful 2 x PSD
This sounds awesome on headphones!

incredible bass line and drums, with lots of complex arrangement added to the mix...  love it...

 
 Poacher wrote:

Tentacle Brothers
 
Familial Canticle
 raga wrote:
Ozric Tentacles?
 
Tentacle Brothers
 Limpopoking wrote:

And the folk in your church? {#Angel}
 

Yes, everybody in my church loves this music, too!  We be dancing!

I hope you are having a marvelous day right this minute...

 
YB can do no wrong in my book. I love 'em and I love RP for the intro. Tanx Bill
 (former member) wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room loves this music...

 

 
And the folk in your church? {#Angel}
 jackiewelsh wrote:
having a hard enough time keepin the ole eyes open whe i finish my work day and these past 3+ songs aint helping.  Sorry Bill- I'll try again tomorrow.

 

How does this song not wake you up?
Yup, diggin' it!  Makes me wanna hear Eno's Fractal Zoom... (and wow, I'm forever tripping out about that spooky mad cover illustration!)
Luv it.
 
great production...
I have just discovered Younger Brother ... OMG .. THANK YOU Radio Paradise.  They are freaking awesome !!!
Very cool tune — I'm really digging hearing songs from different Younger Brother albums here on RP.  This is the 2nd song by YB that I've purchased after hearing it on Radio Paradise (from the link of course, so RP gets its tiny percentage of the sale.)  Add Younger Brother to the list of bands whose music I'd never (or rarely) heard before I discovered Radio Paradise back in early 2003.  Some of them are:

Elbow
Porcupine Tree
Radiohead
Air
Alpinestars
William Orbit
Beth Orton
Arcade Fire
The Derek Trucks Band
Neko Case
Gomez
Hem
Iron and Wine
Fran Healy
Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter
Kathleen Edwards
Patty Griffin
Thievery Corporation
Morcheeba

Thanks to anyone who uploaded any of the above artists' music — really thanks to everyone who's uploaded music.  And thanks to Bill and Rebecca for putting this station together and keeping it going.


 raga wrote:
Ozric Tentacles?
 



Very similiar
thank you rp :)
"outstanding" indeed
A long boring jam in a long boring set! PLAY SOMETHING  RECOGNIZABLE  AS MUSIC please.
Just catching this on my way out......etherial....
I'm actually no one, but this is my favorite spaceship track on RP.
Ozric Tentacles?
Top much.....
9 -> 10 Love all the synth layers, volumes and the percussion as it's brought into the mix and back out again. A simple concept well executed. Younger Brother, you can generally tell it's them, every track is great!
Alright now having "actively" listened to this tune I'm upping from a 7 to 8.
TerryS wrote:

3 days later and it's still playing.............good innit?

Sloggydog:         "No"

Well, each to his own.
I really like the more recent Vaccine album (purchased after hearing a track on RP).
I'm a bit undecided about this one. Still it's quite likable.
Good stuff - I dig it!
I still mix this tune up with Mooncake's 9 Billion Names. You've played that here to, so to confuse us, Bill, or at least me, play 'em back to back. 
 TerryS wrote:

3 days later and it's still playing.............good innit?
 
No
 smackiepipe wrote:
Well, back from lunch....What? This song is still on?  Wow.
 
3 days later and it's still playing.............good innit?
Very nice, I'm likin' this.
Well, back from lunch....What? This song is still on?  Wow.
It's a nice tune. Great driving or workout music. But it sounds a lot like Mooncake's number, 9 Billion Names.