A folk-techno look at the future, past, and present. Gorgeous vocal harmonies & a totally funky beat.
50% of the proceeds from the website and concert sales of this song will benefit Partners in Health and the Center for Biological Diversity.
Watch the YouTube video: www.youtube.com/user/glarsen127
Choral arrangement (paper & CD or PDF & mp3s): greylarsen.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=47_80_83&products_id=100
Lead Sheet (paper or PDF): greylarsen.com/store/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=47_80_83&products_id=101
Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen, internationally acclaimed touring musicians, were in bed one morning (the same bed), waking up to news on National Public Radio, when all of a sudden they were yanked from slumber by a relentless barrage of synthetic percussion sandwiched between program segments. The mechanistic din penetrated Grey’s morning fog deeply enough to cause him to half open his eyes and murmur, “Makes me feel my robot roots . . . back when we were all machines.” Cindy, delighted, her antennae tickled by this surprise morsel of enigmatic clarity, rolled over and secretly captured these words on a dusty scrap of paper excavated from the bedside table. Soon after, she had cast his mumbled morning musings as the chorus of a new song, "Back When We Were All Machines."
They then sent the song to their friend, musician and studio engineer Izzy Maxwell, who gave it a tasteful industrial, other-worldly musical touch.
Eventually, it had to happen, and it did: you can now view the (in)famous online video in which the two adventurous acoustic musicians explore their robot roots on the rocky coast of Maine. www.youtube.com/user/glarsen127