Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

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Post by Ash G » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:17 pm

Dan-Pop wrote:>stop that
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Thanks!
The idea of orchestral metal worries me, especially twinned with "big fat songs" from Sophia. I'm worried, because it makes me think of two other bands, Nightwish and Evanescence. No disrespect meant to those bands, but I absolutely hate their music. I'm sure you'll get it right. The Snow Queen was fairly good, and You're Too Beautiful (I'm gonna spell it like that for now) was really wonderful.

The "love and time travel" theme sounds brilliant, I couldn't ask for anything better than that.
Best of luck with it all.

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Post by Chantal » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:31 pm

Ash G wrote:The idea of orchestral metal worries me
That's the bit I got most excited about!! Makes me think of SnakeDance, which I love! :D
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Post by Wayne » Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:36 pm

In Dan we trust :!:


You know it will be fab!


And new Symphonica soon too - It's all gone Oober-crazy!!!

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Post by Bob » Fri Aug 03, 2007 1:13 am

in places it will be ORCHESTRAL METAL
I love it already :D if anyone can pull it off well, you can ;)

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Post by OoberMark » Fri Aug 03, 2007 7:26 am

Any chance of a little more detail on The Magic Theatre project....

>Its theme is love and time travel, with very orchestral elements. The music is written, some is recorded but no words are ready.
Love and Time travel.... CHECK!
Orchestral elements.... CHECK!

Sounds brilliant.
Will it feature the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra?

>It will have some members of the orchestra playing but not the full one.
Fantastic.
Will Sophie make angelic 'Ahhhhhh' noises or sing?

>she will sing, it's all big fat songs
Ooohhhhh.... My favorite kind of Oob songs.
Can you play a banjo?

nope
Well nobody's perfect....
Will it have epic style songs (Bluebell Morning) or more innocent songs (Flashing Light At Sunset)?

I think... it will have epic style songs mostly. far more epic than bluebell morning. in places it will be ORCHESTRAL METAL
Epic with bits of Orchestral metal.... The very thought is making me dribble with anticipation.
Do you own a banjo?

>nope
I’m willing to make a small donation to the 'Buy Dan a banjo' project if you feel this is the way forward.
Is it going to have a song called 'I sold my soul for gravy'?

<sigh>
Ok.... What about 'love & time dilate'

See what I did there... Me clever me is.
Can we have a tiny sample of what’s to come..?

nope
Can't argue with that...
Will you play a banjo?

Please.
Hmmmm... no response... hope is not lost.

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Post by Mystery Guest » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:41 pm

Dan Pop wrote:TWO ALBUMS? Not that we'd see any money anyway... we still owe Cargo £4000, but once that's paid off we're home and dry and making a living out of music again......... I'm seeing it more as Hey Petrunko Part Two... And indeed I dare say all of Ooberman will be playing on this thing -
Terrific news - Hey Petrunko is my favourite album from Ooberman, it's just wall to wall classics and has a journey feel to it that makes the whole thing unified, something that Carried Away doesn't really pull off, even though it is excellent in itself.

Two albums? - always ready to pay for the best music around! Cargo £4 Gs - last time I heard some years back, wasn't it 50 big ones after Petrunk? This is great news that you've got it down to 4. I hope some of that defecit was paid off by my Oob purchases!

Love and Time Travel... someone been watching Dr Who?
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Post by matthew_dixon » Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:56 pm

Aha - fascinating topic, always good to get to grips with exactly what is going to happen / has happened - particularly when it's not exactly national headline news when new Ooberman stuff is released :(

Big question I've got though is with all these new albums coming out, is there going to be any time to put any of them out onto the road? My mate I converted on the "Hey Petrunko" tour (last time I know of them coming down here) and myself keep on asking when is it going to happen?!?

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Post by Dan Pop » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:14 am

The original plan was...

December 2006: Symphonika 'The Snow Queen' released
Feb 2007: 'Waiting for the Sonic Boom' by Andy Flett's Ooberon
April 2007: Ooberman B-Sides and Rarities Album
September 2007: 'The Magic Theatre' album - new orchestral/electronic project of Dan and Sophia - experimental pop songs with a full orchestra and choir
2008: Ooberman album 4


Well, as you can see, each release took longer than expected (which is to be expected).

And so my current guess is looking like:

January 2008: Symphonika II album
September 2008: The Magic Theatre (me and Soph project)


As for Ooberman 4... it has been *talked about*, but it seems a long way off. 2009 I'd say :-)

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Post by Wayne » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:36 pm

Marvellous - so the Oob back gigging in 09 then...?

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Post by JJ » Thu Oct 18, 2007 9:42 pm

Cool, Ooberman to play Whelan's in Dublin in two year's time then?

Dan's second to last post reminded me of my days in high school when my classmate, who just so happened to be named Dan, had a locker beside me. When we were changing classes and both getting books out of our lockers at the same time, I would the "Dan Song". It would basically consist of me singing:

Dan, Dan...Dan, Dan
Dan Dee Dan Dan Diddily Dan Dee Dan Dan
Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, DAN!
Dan Dee Dan Dan Diddily Dan Dee Dan Dan...

Or some variation on that theme until we went off to our next class. I had that locker for 3 out of my 4 years in high school and the number (A3-28) and the combination (38-16-3) are firmly stamped in my mind.
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Post by String Bean Jean » Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:07 am

JJ wrote: Dan, Dan...Dan, Dan
Dan Dee Dan Dan Diddily Dan Dee Dan Dan
Dan, Dan, Dan, Dan, DAN!
Dan Dee Dan Dan Diddily Dan Dee Dan Dan...
did you ever right any music to it?
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Post by JJ » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:05 pm

No, it was all in my head.
If we come from nowhere here, why can't we go somewhere there?

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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by James » Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:51 pm

Dan Pop wrote:2008: Ooberman album 4
How is this going? :)

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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by Dan Pop » Thu May 14, 2009 11:28 am

in order to achieve our roadmap targets, we will now need to invent time travel, but i'm not ruling this out.

but seriously, there's a real flaw with the Ooberman 4 plan. that is, months of work, not being paid, only selling a few hundred copies. this problem gets in the way every time we discuss it. it's hard to see how this hurdle will ever be overcome tbh, but we'll have to see.

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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by Wayne » Fri May 15, 2009 10:39 am

When's Magic Theatre due?

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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by Dan Pop » Mon May 18, 2009 8:50 am

The Magic Theatre: work has slowed because the final stage is the lead vocals, but Sophie keeps getting sore throats. She still has 5 tracks left to sing, then it'll be a couple of weeks finishing off, then 3 months organising design and getting a launch plan in place. So... now it looks like October to me.

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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:31 am

Looking forward to it, Dan.

Thanks for your efforts.

Retro. :)

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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by JEFF » Mon Jun 08, 2009 10:41 am

Yeah, Dan, just wanted to say thanks for the music - encourage you in the last stages of this project - it must seem at times like there are no people waiting for your music - but it's not true. I for one count an Oob release as an extremely high point in any year - and even more so because the quality always justifies the expectation.
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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by Benpop » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:50 pm

lies all lies the magic treehouse int out till end of 09 or start of 2010 .

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Re: Oober-Future: The Ooberman Roadmap

Post by Dan Pop » Thu Jul 09, 2009 9:56 pm

Hey that edit button is great. Space-time has been restored, the roadmap is back in sync with the universe (see the first post).

Benpop? As in... Ben... Pop? If so, hello, you rugby playing giant.

In response to earlier comments from like 2 years ago, it's not exactly epic generally, apart from at certain soaring peaks. Although it's certainly a lot of songs you can sing along to. And the 'orchestral metal' has been reduced down to a VERY POWERFUL 4 seconds or so on track 8.

It's very good though, honest.

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