Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

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Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by Martin Gifford » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:08 am

I'm writing a screenplay and it needs this synth instrumental that I vaguely remember from the 70s. It's kind of hypnotic and in 7/4, I think. The rhythm goes something like:

|1 2 3& 4 5 6 7& |

They are all 1/8 notes, I think, so it's a bit staccato. And the notes might be:

Ab Ab up to Bb down to Gb back up to Ab Ab Ab down to Gb down to Eb (i.e. 1 1 2 b7 1 1 1 b7 5 )

Tempo is about 105, I think.

Not much to go on, but that's all I remember.

TIA.

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Re: Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by Martin Gifford » Tue Nov 18, 2014 9:36 am

In case anyone comes across this thread/issue. The tune was not from the 70s and it wasn't a synth and the rhythm was wrong and it was only partly in 7/4. :oops: It was:

Music For A Found Harmonium by Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

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Re: Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by re:dream » Tue Nov 18, 2014 11:10 am

Ah I can stop worrying about this now.

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Re: Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by Garry Knight » Tue Nov 18, 2014 2:48 pm

re:dream wrote:Ah I can stop worrying about this now.
Phew! Yes. Now what do we do with our lives? :(
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Re: Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by agent314 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:14 pm

Now what do we do with our lives?
Listen to more Penguin Cafe Orchestra.

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Re: Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by Garry Knight » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:22 pm

Hmph! Not enough cowbell.
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Re: Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by Angstrom » Tue Nov 18, 2014 7:23 pm

This PCO album haunted the alternative cafe worker of the 1980s and 90s. It was on constant looping repeat in all the local joints where busty English Lit students in doc Martens "worked" as waitresses, and at night when they put on their poetry events raising funds for crippled Symbionese lesbian donkey migrants, it was the interstitial music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJg1NNyke2E

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Re: Name this song - a 70s synth instrumental in 7/4

Post by re:dream » Wed Nov 19, 2014 8:42 am



AAAAAAARGH!

My soul just went into anaphylactic shock...

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