View Full Version : the big old bug is the new baby now


Deleted_User
01-11-2006, 04:01 PM
has anyone here heard zaireeka? it's pretty great.

TuralyonW3
01-11-2006, 04:26 PM
we couldn't get it to work because the cd players were different models and we couldn't get them to start at the same time. But we got stoned and listened to them slightly out of phase anyway, it was tight.:)

Orenthal James
01-11-2006, 05:05 PM
i had to listen to this shit when i was trying to sleep last night.

it was the audio equivilant of watching a partial birth abortion

Rockin' Cherub
01-11-2006, 05:07 PM
is there a one cd version? or did anyone ever rip all four cds and put them together or sumthin

daydreamer999
01-11-2006, 05:30 PM
Originally posted by TuralyonW3
we couldn't get it to work because the cd players were different models and we couldn't get them to start at the same time. But we got stoned and listened to them slightly out of phase anyway, it was tight.:)

i think that was pretty much the point of the project, you'd never get them to start at exactly the same time so everytime it would be slightly out of synch but in a different way, i.e. you never get the same album twice.

Rockin' Cherub
01-11-2006, 05:37 PM
i don't think that was the point of the project

daydreamer999
01-11-2006, 05:39 PM
no i actually think it was

Rockin' Cherub
01-11-2006, 05:40 PM
nah it wasn't

daydreamer999
01-11-2006, 05:58 PM
uh

pretty sure you're incorrect

dean moriaty
01-11-2006, 06:56 PM
Originally posted by daydreamer999


i think that was pretty much the point of the project, you'd never get them to start at exactly the same time so everytime it would be slightly out of synch but in a different way, i.e. you never get the same album twice.

daydreamer999
01-11-2006, 07:47 PM
AHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAHAHAHAHAHHAAAAIOHOIHAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!

christian zombie vampires
01-11-2006, 11:16 PM
someone's throwing a listening party in a cafe on feb 9th. i haven't heard it yet because i've been waiting for an event like that to happen all these years.

tcm
01-11-2006, 11:44 PM
Originally posted by daydreamer999
uh

pretty sure you're incorrect

Rockin' Cherub
01-12-2006, 02:22 PM
Originally posted by daydreamer999
uh

pretty sure you're incorrect
i'm sure you are

bitey's ghost
01-12-2006, 03:24 PM
Originally posted by Rockin' Cherub

i'm sure you are

Uhh from their site:

ZAIREEKA from Flaming Lips is their experimental release from 1997. It consists of 4 CDs that can be played in any combination, though it is best heard when you play all 4 CDs at the same time. Yes, that requires 4 CD players/amps and a minimum of 8 speakers to achieve the full effect, but believe me, it is well worth it. Grab your friends and plan a gathering.

Do not think of ZAIREEKA as an audiophile recording by any means. This is truly an experiment, where the result of music in and out of phase can create disorientation and confusion in the listener. You see, 4 CD players, no matter if they are the same brand, will not play at exactly the same speed. This shift alone makes ZAIREEKA most intoxicating. This experiment works. Dig it. Four Stars from Rolling Stone.

It would seem that they are right...that IS the point of it. Duh.

Rockin' Cherub
01-12-2006, 03:27 PM
nah man they were kidding

tcm
01-12-2006, 03:27 PM
and a little excerpt from the liner notes (http://www.geocities.com/~notyep1/flips/zaireeka.htm)

I wanted to make songs that were different every time you played them.
...
CD players will not play in synch with each other. They get close, depending on the quality of the players, but for the most part it can be pretty random. It was this part that excited me, the fact that they played close enough together that you could tell what was going on, but also played unpredictably in front of or behind the other making it confusing. Sometimes one would start behind and catch up to the other, other times the opposite. What I like best about it was how different and out of whack and otherwise simple song could get...and with that in mind I started to think with an "expanded" view of what music and songs could be...

tcm
01-12-2006, 03:29 PM
good album, by the way.

Rockin' Cherub
01-12-2006, 03:32 PM
you all didn't get the joke

tcm
01-12-2006, 03:33 PM
the joke's on you

Rockin' Cherub
01-12-2006, 04:07 PM
i rest my case.

tcm
01-12-2006, 04:34 PM
see what i mean.

Rockin' Cherub
01-12-2006, 04:45 PM
nope.

tcm
01-12-2006, 04:48 PM
i'm sure you don't.

Rockin' Cherub
01-12-2006, 04:56 PM
so you agree with me? cool.

tcm
01-12-2006, 05:13 PM
i was kidding

Deleted_User
01-12-2006, 07:50 PM
guys.

the album is awesome. quit fighting.

tcm
01-13-2006, 01:26 AM
we're not fighting, sweetheart. we're... having a discussion. run along and play.

Rockin' Cherub
01-14-2006, 05:56 AM
Originally posted by tcm
we're not fighting, sweetheart. we're... having a discussion. run along and play.
you call this a discussion?

tcm
01-14-2006, 11:40 AM
you didn't get the joke.