March 2, 2009

Der Ring Der Synthausprechen

Filed under: future,music — mhoye @ 1:48 pm

During that part of the day that I spent desperately trying to stop listening to I’m On A Boat, it occurred to me to wonder where I’d heard that heavily-synthesized-voice sound before, so I made list, and this is what I found:

  • Word Up – released in mid-1986, by Cameo
  • Return Of The Mack – released in early 1996, by Mark Morrison, and
  • apparently T-Pain’s first album was realeased in in the last weeks of 2005.

So oddly, we’re apparently on a nine-years, nine-months cycle for re-using that sound in catchy, otherwise-completely-idiotic music.

I plan to have my ears plugged for most of the summer of 2015. You may wish to mark it on your calendars as well.


  1. If you haven’t heard the rest of The Lonely Island’s album, it’s equally hilarious.

    Comment by Ted Mielczarek — March 2, 2009 @ 6:08 pm

  2. You’ve never heard of Daft Punk, I take it?

    Comment by John — March 2, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

  3. I have, but their entire sound is synthesized. I’m talking about just the voice, and in a particular R&B style.

    Comment by mhoye — March 2, 2009 @ 9:23 pm

  4. Kameo with a K motherfucker!

    Comment by Jamie Bowden — March 3, 2009 @ 1:28 pm

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