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Ronobir — Somebody That I Used To Know
Album: Hypnosis: Deep House Sitar
Avg rating:
6.4

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Total ratings: 1101









Released: 2015
Length: 6:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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Brilliant!!
Were to buy?
Ah, brilliant. Ronobir’s cover of Gotye’s cover of Baa Baa Black Sheep. Great stuff.
 MassivRuss wrote:

Never thought I'd hear Gotye cover...


I know, it's like obscure ^ 2.
Love both

ilikeitalot
 MassivRuss wrote:

Never thought I'd hear Gotye cover...




I'll second that. A little different but enjoyable.
 Paul_King wrote:

If I were middle Eastern, maybe I could dig it. For now I'd like to bury it. 


Why should that matter? 
The Sitar and Ronobir are both Indian.

 
Paul_King wrote:
If I were middle Eastern, maybe I could dig it. For now I'd like to bury it. 
 

If I were middle Eastern, maybe I could dig it. For now I'd like to bury it. 
 dmcanany wrote:
Having one of those "what the %(@!&%$!!!" moments.  Love it.
 
Yeah, sitting there going, "Is this... Naah... No wait... Hmmm... Ok, time to check the player. Ooh Kayy. Well, I can dig that. I think....  I better get back to work."
You had me at 'Deep House Sitar' ...
Never thought I'd hear Gotye cover...
71 total RP plays... ~1 per month.   That feels about right.
 Lindo525 wrote:
"Deep House Sitar"
Hmmmm....Interesting concept.

Up next: "Ambient Trance Accordion"
Stay tuned...
 
Well, if we stick around and listen long enough; are patient and eat all of our vegetables...

It's a great melody and conjures the original which was also excellent.  I understand why it's on a record called "Hypnosis".
 Grayson wrote:
My how opinions change. Rating this a 6 from a 2. It's sexy as heck. At least right now. Whatever. 
 
They have med's for that kind of thing, you know.  
My how opinions change. Rating this a 6 from a 2. It's sexy as heck. At least right now. Whatever. 
Okay, you know you've written a catchy song when there's a raga version of it.
I can't hear this song anymore without thinking of this brain worm

There are times when I  hear music on a incredibly deep level, literally feeling the vibration and connecting .  While this is not one of those times being that that experience is ever more rare as the years continue to add up this piece does help me to remember those moments and for that I am thankful. 
Better without the words!
It's nice, but needs more grit that would evoke the meaning of the vocals in the original.It's just too "lite" for me.
 LoudshirtsBand wrote:
Strange to hear an instrumental version of this song when it contains such brilliant lyrics! It's good though!
Anyone tell me what PSD stands for? I keep seeing it in comments but am unable to decipher the acronym
 
PSD aka Skip >|

(play something different)
what the hell is that hahahaha
 LoudshirtsBand wrote:
Strange to hear an instrumental version of this song when it contains such brilliant lyrics! It's good though!
Anyone tell me what PSD stands for? I keep seeing it in comments but am unable to decipher the acronym
 
PSD= Play Something Different.
If you're not digging the current tune - Hit the PSD button and see where the musical lottery takes you! Although - I think that has been supplanted in the new player - You can hop between the main mix and mellow mix, etc...
 Lindo525 wrote:
"Deep House Sitar"
Hmmmm....Interesting concept.

Up next: "Ambient Trance Accordion"
Stay tuned...
 
LOL, "Accid Fusion Trombone"
Strange to hear an instrumental version of this song when it contains such brilliant lyrics! It's good though!
Anyone tell me what PSD stands for? I keep seeing it in comments but am unable to decipher the acronym
Sitar is very interesting, but would love some of  the artist's original tunes. 
this is not at all interesting, sorry but it's not worth the air time
I wonder if they played this 20 times a day on Indian radio back in 2015
Lawdy this is certainly much precious-cowbell for one tune.  
Liked the way Bill played this after a different Beck song.
Gave this a 6 originally, bumping up to a 7.
Broken_Ear wrote:
like putting a bunch of kittens through a mangler...

 
Krispian wrote:

{#Lol} Yes, but in a good way.
 

But more importantly, where can I pick up a mangler, and what do they cost?
A 7 just because.
The kind of music you expect to hear in a really bad Indian restaurant.
 the_jake wrote:


Got that vibe myself.  This being played Beck (albeit a different Beck tune), helped figure out the original much easier.  Refreshing cover that I did not see or hear coming. 
 

Beck?  Although I do like his music he doesn't have his Scientology-stained fingers anywhere near this.

Whatever.  I like it.
Rockin Ancient Instruments?

That's one of the reasons I listen to RP.   
 dmcanany wrote:
Having one of those "what the %(@!&%$!!!" moments.  Love it.
 
I also love the "What the fuck was that" songs too....this one is growing on me, at least I like hearing the Sitar playing 'western' music so it's interesting ….heck i'm going 5 to 7 now....Long Live RP and Deep House Sitar!!
Edit....going to 8 now....the Sitar Solo and outro really sold me....!
 dmcanany wrote:
Having one of those "what the %(@!&%$!!!" moments.  Love it.
 

Me too!! it took me a minute to figure out what the hell I was listing too!
 stevesaw wrote:
Kind of Manx-ish
 

Got that vibe myself.  This being played Beck (albeit a different Beck tune), helped figure out the original much easier.  Refreshing cover that I did not see or hear coming. 
"Deep House Sitar"
Hmmmm....Interesting concept.

Up next: "Ambient Trance Accordion"
Stay tuned...
Having one of those "what the %(@!&%$!!!" moments.  Love it.
 chinaski wrote:
Aw jeeze, this was too twee when Sting first released it as a single and now the next time we hear this tune as an instrumental it'll be Zamfir and his pan flute!
 

I thought this was Gotye originally.  Anyway, PSD for me.

Today followed by Sombaraï by Mathias Duplessy.  Two PSD's in a row, which is unusual for RP.
Wow, I really disagree with the majority of comments on RP. I take this as a funny cover. And not hearing much Sitar in my middle-aged life, it's just kinda cool...
I love this, and reading the comments, wow do opinions ever vary on this one
Actually, not half bad. I'm enjoying it.
GREAT! I'm really enjoying the playlist for the last 45 minutes or so since I've been listening.
As if the original wasn't bad enough we get the extended version on sitar. 
Its ok.just goes on too long.
Ha! Weird!
 nickshortie wrote:
At least not played to death like the orginal... (On commercial stations)

 
then again it just might have been on Sitar radio
 kingart wrote:
Wow! RP rides again! 
This is so refreshing.
I hear so many familiar melodies in it — yet it's unique.  I can't place it — should I know it? 
This dude should learn how to play his instrument.  

 
Just love it!!
original by Gotye https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVNT4wvIGY
At least not played to death like the orginal... (On commercial stations)
Yuk. No variation, no anything to keep my interest on this remake.
This will never not make me think of the show Transparent :D
although at this point I think I would rather an electric guitar than sitar
Wow! RP rides again! 
This is so refreshing.
I hear so many familiar melodies in it — yet it's unique.  I can't place it — should I know it? 
This dude should learn how to play his instrument.  
 Beaker wrote:
Love it!

 
Yes much love for this!
 hayduke2 wrote:


 
BRILLIANT. LOL! 
It's sitar for the masses....makes an obscure instrument ( to U.S. anyway) accessible. Started my day off right.
{#Grumpy}
 unclelonghair wrote:
Always makes me sad to hear a good song turned into muzak.  Without the lyrics it loses all of the meaning and now just sounds like a jingle.


 
 Yes, without lyrics it's just Baa Baa Black Sheep


Always makes me sad to hear a good song turned into muzak.  Without the lyrics it loses all of the meaning and now just sounds like a jingle.
Suddenly I'd kill for a Jalfrezi
 Broken_Ear wrote:
 like putting a bunch of kittens through a mangler...

 
{#Lol} Yes, but in a good way.
Looooove it
The cats, who otherwise sleep on the subwoofer, fled the house when this came on...so I love it, but not musically, as I am allergic to cats.
You're pushing too hard
     You're pushing too hard
           On Meeeee (TOO HARD) 
Well heck, why not?
He can actually make this otherwise great instrument sound like putting a bunch of kittens through a mangler. Make it STOP...
Aw jeeze, this was too twee when Sting first released it as a single and now the next time we hear this tune as an instrumental it'll be Zamfir and his pan flute!
Kind of Manx-ish
Now that's really different! Put this in a Bollywood James Bond soundtrack! But now I look at the album cover that sitar looks like somebody that I use to know...lolololol
 amatura3 wrote:

Second that.

 Third!


 cardinalfan wrote:
Best darned sitar music I've ever heard.

 
Second that.
 smackiepipe wrote:

1st semester photoshop student. Didn't even get rid of the white outline around "Ronobir" - looks like a cardboard cutout. If it's indeed "the look" they were going for, they still failed.

Signed,

30-year graphic designer, 25-year photoshop user, and current Creative Director.

  

stunix wrote:

sometimes simple and "does the job" is ok when youre on a miniscule budget.  

Nepatism is rife in the music business, even David Gilmour got his old school buddy Storm to do the covers.  
It just happens that Storm was good at it.   Described as the fifth member of the band.

I like the idea that Ron did his own airbrushing.
Signed
45-year critic, 30 year Computer Operator, 15 year Usabillity Consultant and Occasional floor mopper.

 

LOL.  I think that cover art is way, way cool.

Unsigned & Ageless.
 kingart wrote:
Who hears:

There must be some kind of way out of here said the joker to the thief       ?
 

 
Too much BattleStar Galactica? :D  
I think this is pretty good, actually. I also agree with Stunix, both about the album art and about rating songs you don't like (see his "location").

I was amused to discover that my ratings (~1000) form a pretty smooth and totally unintentional bell curve.
There are a few times in this where he's just trying to hit that high note and falling painfully short. Similar to his graphic artist, though in their case they missed the scale entirely.
Best darned sitar music I've ever heard.
 smackiepipe wrote:

1st semester photoshop student. Didn't even get rid of the white outline around "Ronobir" - looks like a cardboard cutout. If it's indeed "the look" they were going for, they still failed.

Signed,

30-year graphic designer, 25-year photoshop user, and current Creative Director.

 
sometimes simple and "does the job" is ok when youre on a miniscule budget.  

Nepatism is rife in the music business, even David Gilmour got his old school buddy Storm to do the covers.  
It just happens that Storm was good at it.   Described as the fifth member of the band.

I like the idea that Ron did his own airbrushing.
Signed
45-year critic, 30 year Computer Operator, 15 year Usabillity Consultant and Occasional floor mopper.
 ziggytrix wrote:
Nice cover.

Of the song, I mean.

That album cover is atrocious! 

 
1st semester photoshop student. Didn't even get rid of the white outline around "Ronobir" - looks like a cardboard cutout. If it's indeed "the look" they were going for, they still failed.

Signed,

30-year graphic designer, 25-year photoshop user, and current Creative Director.
This is making me hungry.
If I hadn't heard the original version of this song 8 million times, I would probably love this, not knowing it was a cover. But since that's not the case, I must. escape. this. bass. line!  
Why does this remind me of John McLaughlin?

Nice.
good song to end my listening day to, ba- bye
 hayduke2 wrote:


 

Longest gif I ever did see. Yessir. Gairontee. 


Somewhere I wrote that a cover may be better than the original. This is definitely not that case. :-(
Anyway, listenable. :-) Rating a 5.
The original was terribly overplayed, but that doesn't take away from the fact that it was a very good song.  And this seems to be a very well done cover that stands up on its own.  He has a good sense of when to follow the melody of the lyrics and when to stray from them to fit the sound of his instrument. 
 ChrisVIII wrote:
Really?
Gotye

 

 ziggytrix wrote:
Nice cover.

Of the song, I mean.

That album cover is atrocious! 

 
Huh.
I like the album cover.
And the song cover grew on me.
Apparently he does videos, too.
Intriguing stuff.
Annoying rendition of an equally annoying song.   {#Beat}
Love Goyte's version .enjoying the instrumental version though....
 
 OceanBlue wrote:

Maybe they were going for that kind of look. It's certainly memorable?

I dunno. I lol'd.

 
I think his brother knew someone, who knew someone, who's sister's husband ......  was clueless.
Where do you find this stuff? This is a good example of why I listen to RP.
I like it better than the original.
Neat and unexpected cover.

 DaidyBoy wrote:
Quality musicianship deserves better graphic artists.

 
Maybe they were going for that kind of look. It's certainly memorable?

I dunno. I lol'd.
Quality musicianship deserves better graphic artists.
Nice to hear some sitar work on RP even if it's not traditional ICM :-)
Who hears:

There must be some kind of way out of here said the joker to the thief       ?
 
Seems like a bad cover of the Walk Off The Earth cover.
 ziggytrix wrote:

Gotye (feat. Kimbra)

This song was so huge in 2013 you must have been hiding from it to have not been assaulted by it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somebody_That_I_Used_to_Know

 
Twas quite shocking to hear a Gotye song overplayed, and I listen to almost no commercial radio, it really was almost everywhere, no?
 westslope wrote:
If this is a cover, who did the original?

 
Gotye (feat. Kimbra)

This song was so huge in 2013 you must have been hiding from it to have not been assaulted by it!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somebody_That_I_Used_to_Know
 westslope wrote:
If this is a cover, who did the original?

 
Gotye
If this is a cover, who did the original?
 ziggytrix wrote:
Nice cover.

Of the song, I mean.

That album cover is atrocious! 

  
When you're right, you're right.
Agreed ! I hadn't even noticed...  
OMG ! What is that ?!  {#Eek}  The idea is good and the first part of the song, slower, is alright but the part when the singer is finally waking up and shouting is not really fitted for the instrument... The sound is interesting but, maybe on a different song ? 
 ziggytrix wrote:
Nice cover.

Of the song, I mean.

That album cover is atrocious! 

 
When you're right, you're right.
heh, almost sounds like some of the industrial versions Gotye put in the video he made of all the best covers (except Tay's) of this tune
Really enjoy this version by this artist.
Nice cover.

Of the song, I mean.

That album cover is atrocious!