Modified Toy Orchestra
Toygopop
Label ©  Warm Circuit
Release Year  2006
Length  38:24
Genre  Electronic
Personal Star Rating [1-5]  
  Ref#  M-0149
Bitrate  ~188 Kbps
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    Track Listing:
      1.  
      A Grand Occasion  
       2:07  
      2.  
      Had A Farm  
       3:12  
      3.  
      Fantastic Little Blue World  
       4:23  
      4.  
      Monkey Hands  
       4:32  
      5.  
      Clanger Tibet  
       1:07  
      6.  
      Caramel Accident  
       2:46  
      7.  
      Where Is My Sock?  
       2:17  
      8.  
      This Is The Monkey  
       4:31  
      9.  
      I Am Hula Barbie, Hear Me Roar!  
       4:59  
      10.  
      Sometimes You Don't  
       3:42  
      11.  
      Purple Friend  
       2:35  
      12.  
      A Lovely Parade  
       2:13  
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      It's rare to hear an electronic album that has no midi, no sampling, no synthesisers, no laptops, in fact no conventional instruments of any kind, yet Toygopop by the Modified Toy Orchestra is just that.

      Toygopop has been five years in the making - two years building the toy instruments and learning to play them and three years discovering and collaging combinations of sounds and musical phrases (Brain Duffy creator of the Modified Toy Orchestra calls this process "collaborating with the third mind of the machine") to create a strange yet accessible album that is unlike anything you are likely to hear - sometimes funny, sometimes moving, sometimes dark and disturbing.

      www.warmcircuit.com

      Effects [Melos Tape Delay, Bass Rx100 Spring Reverb, Roland Srv-330 Reverb]
      Notes: All recordings made from toys for circuit bending.
      Recorded using Logic on a Mac G4 computer.

      Tracklisting:
      1 A Grand Occasion (2:07)
      Electronics [Creatoy Canteen Scene, Happy Farm Chorus, Play School Saxophone, Melotone Electronic Jazz Drum]
      2 Had A Farm (3:12)
      Electronics [Casio Sa1, Happy Farm Chorus]
      3 Fantastic Little Blue World (4:23)
      Electronics [Concertmate 500, Hula Barbie, Touch & Tell, Voice Memo Recorder, Speak & Spell, Creatoy Canteen Scene, Happy Farm Chorus, Play School Saxophone, Melotone Electronic Jazz Drum]
      4 Monkey Hands (4:32)
      Electronics [Concertmate 500, Creatoy Canteen Scene, La La Recorder, Casio Porta Sound, Voice Memo Recorder]
      5 Clanger Tibet (1:07)
      Electronics [Casio Sa1]
      6 Caramel Accident (2:46)
      Electronics [Casio Sa1, La Dictee Magique, Touch & Tell, Creatoy Canteen Scene, Play School Bus, Play School Saxophone, Melotone Electronic Jazz Drum]
      7 Where Is My Sock? (2:17)
      Electronics [Happy Farm Chorus, Touch & Tell, La La Keyboard, Casio Sa1, Creatoy Canteen Scene, Learn About Me Teddy Bear, Voice Memo Recorder]
      8 This Is The Monkey (4:31)
      Electronics [Concertmate 500, Touch & Tell, Voice Changing Megaphone, La La Keyboard, Yamaha Sh100, Melotone Electronic Jazz Drum]
      9 I Am Hula Barbie, Hear Me Roar! (4:59)
      Electronics [Hula Barbie, Voice Memo Recorder]
      10 Sometimes You Don't (3:42)
      Electronics [Creatoy Canteen Scene, Concertmate 500, Play School Saxophone]
      11 Purple Friend (2:35)
      Electronics [Touch & Spell]
      12 A Lovely Parade (2:13)
      Electronics [Creatoy Canteen Scene, Concertmate 500, La La Keyboard, Happy Farm Chorus, Play School Bus, Touch & Tell, Voice Memo Recorder]
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