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Massive Back Catalogue Giveaway

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Hi there,

Dan Pop of Ooberman here. Here's some very important news... It's our main announcement of 2007 so please forward this to everyone in your address book, viral style, guerilla style... It's a great chance for your friends to fill their i-Pods free and find out why Ooberman have had such mighty press acclaim over the years (see below).

All the best

Dan Popplewell
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Ps. Also: paste it on messageboards, myspace blogs and announcements, facebook, etc etc.... it's a rare chance for the world to hear the Oob without paying for the privilege.

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PRESS RELEASE******************


OOBERMAN DO A PRINCE: FREE MUSIC GRAB

Following the tiny footsteps of altruistic pop legend Prince, as a promotion for their forthcoming Lost Tapes album in September, UK Indie band Ooberman are giving away their ENTIRE BACK CATALOGUE on www.ooberman.net . This is 10 year's work and 100 classic tracks from 4 critically-acclaimed albums, 2 EPs, many B-sides and previously unreleased material. That would cost you £75 on i-Tunes (where all the tracks are available to buy).

The generosity extends to material THEY DON'T EVEN OWN so don't tell Sony will you? Offer ends in September so grab now, spread the word and find out why the press have said such sweet things about Ooberman over the years (see quotes at the bottom).


STORY TWO: THE LOST TAPES ALBUM

On 3rd September Ooberman release their 16-track Lost Tapes rarities album on Rotodisc Records. A fascinating insight into their early days, these rediscovered old gems from as far back as 1991 are supplemented by recent rarities including one truly outstanding new track 'You're Too Beautiful'.


For more about Ooberman see www.ooberman.net or look them up on wikipedia.


*****Press Acclaim for Ooberman*****



Carried Away (2006)

"vast Spector-ish production... radiantly beautiful. 4 Stars. (Uncut, August 2006)

"you're accosted by what's now an intricately-developed beauty" (Music OMH.com)

"Ooberman carry the spangly pop baton with confidence and bring great orchestration to bear" (Gigwise.com)

"gentle strings, floating keys, sweet melodies, the beguiling vocals of Sophia and layers of soaring harmonies" (Sounds Xp)

"12 more songs to add to the pile marked 'Ooberman classics'... a satisfying polish only glimpsed at since their debut... the delicate voice of Sophia Churney has grown considerably stronger and more expressive." (Amazon)



Hey Petrunko (2003)

"Gets better and better every time you play it, buy definitely"
(Sunday Telegraph London)

"The production is phenomenal, washes over in wave after wave of aural bliss"
(Stephen Street, producer of The Kaiser Chiefs, The Smiths, Blur, Cranberries)

"Combining conventional song structures with orchestral interludes, their newly lush sound here twinkles like The Flaming Lips with The Boo Radley's quirky pop nous."
(Q Magazine)

"There's no denying the dazzling vision of "Open the Hatch" (an astronaut's fruitless search for God) or the cinematic perfection of "Where Did I Go Wrong?" Sophia Churney's voice - like Lavender permeating through woodsmoke - is a joy throughout."
(Uncut Magazine)

"Melodic, moving album about the death of childlike innocence. Wonderful."
(Rolling Stone Magazine)

Other press comments about the album:

"magic and surreal", "toweringly dramatic", "possibly the best musical achievement of the decade", "tear-stained emotion, imagination, magic and mystery", "the most exciting thing to happen to British music in far too long", "bottomless beauty", "otherworldy beauty, depth and originality. Part Russian fairytale, part medieval sorcery", "deeply moving, should be treasured", "quietly gorgeous", "One of the most inspired albums of all time", "Doubtless its universe of beguiling melancholia will end up criminally ignored".




Running Girl (2001)

"Running Girl is the frontman Dan Popplewell’s best song yet, while Ghosts has a mature, Bacharach- dreamy edge. There is still room for icing on the cake with We’ll Know When We Get There echoing Shorley Wall’s ambition". 4 Stars. (The Times)

"This Mini-Album is a sweet little thing with psychedelic touches and a pastoral feel. A minor-key masterpiece." 4 Stars. (Big Issue)

"This mini-album offers a selection of beautifully laid-back and deliciously dreamy, upfront pop sounds. Luscious but not louche, there’s even a touch of medieval chamber music to parts of this record, a slice of romance in a dread world." (Bizarre Magazine)

"Ooberman lace the magic of psychedelic pop with gentle melodics to create music as ‘fragile and beautiful as snowflakes’. Running Girl’s an album that holds the power to bewitch listeners and slyly hints at more good things to come. As eerie as a tragic silent movie." (FHM)

"Ooberman have created within 'Running Girl' a positively polished and professional mini masterpiece which will make you swoon, cry, laugh and be amazed, above all the emotions it taps will live with you forever. A classic." (Losing Today)

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Post by Ginsoakedboy »

Wow! What a gesture!

(Hope you don't get into trouble for the Sony thing...)

I have personally, dugg, reddited and Last.fmed the link...it has already had a mention on the excellent No Rock and roll fun blog too. (www.xrrf.blogspot.com)

Hope it pays off!

Matt

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Post by Ginsoakedboy »

Slightly worrying that only two songs off The Magic Treehouse get the "Ooberman recomended" star though...

The lovely orchestral stuff is very nice... but no Sugarbum, Bees, Million Suns or Sur La Plage.... these are great songs Danny, don't forget your roots!

I love the last album, but it isn't going to make me SMILE like Sugarbum does....

Matt

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Post by Ash G »

Seems a bit shallow of you.

If you want music to make you smile, Ooberman is not it.
Listening to Ooberman just because it sounds pretty is a bit like having sex with the girl of your dreams, just to get off of the carpet. This is real art, real feeling, real emotion; yet you only want the easy bit on the surface. It's as though you've walked into an art gallery, with paintings on the walls of other worlds, different realities, pains, emotions and stories in every one, you step into the gallery, say "yep, they alright" and walk out again.

"The lovely orchestral stuff is very nice..."

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Has anybody else had a problem with the zip file of the shorley wall e.p.?

Everything else is working fine....
:cry:

Any ideas on how to get it working?

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Post by Chantal »

What's wrong with songs that make you smile? I love the lighthearted innocence and fun of songs like Sugarbum, Bees and Sur La Plage. Infact I'd class them amongst my favourites. Music that's deep and haunting and really speaks to your soul is amazing, don't get me wrong, but you shouldn't gloss over songs that make you smile and want to dance - sometimes that can be even more therapeutic than anything else. Songs don't have to be serious and introspective to be valid and worthwhile. Infact too much of that and you're prone to coming across as insincere in my opinion (*ahem*Coldplay). A bit of humour makes songs much more human and relatable I reckon.
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Post by Ash G »

I absolutely agree with you Chantal. Bees and Sur La Plage are two of my favourites too. Heavy Duty is a great example of the less soulful end of the Ooberman spectrum, and I think it's bloody teriffic.
There's so much more to Ooberman's music than just the sounds that you like though, and if you only get that far with it, I think it's a bit of a waste. It makes me a little disappointed.

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tenzo wrote:Has anybody else had a problem with the zip file of the shorley wall e.p.?
It's working fine here.

:twisted:

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Ash G wrote:If you want music to make you smile, Ooberman is not it.
Such silliness will not be tolerated.... Go and sit on the naughty board and think about your actions. :arrow:
You can tell me some lies about the good times that you've had.
But I've kissed your mother once and now I'm working on your Dad.

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OoberMark wrote:Such silliness will not be tolerated.... Go and sit on the naughty board and think about your actions. :arrow:
Of all the people here, I'd have thought you to be the one who would be most likely to have understood.

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tenzo wrote:Has anybody else had a problem with the zip file of the shorley wall e.p.?

Everything else is working fine....
:cry:

Any ideas on how to get it working?

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Post by String Bean Jean »

Ash G wrote:Seems a bit shallow of you.

If you want music to make you smile, Ooberman is not it.
Listening to Ooberman just because it sounds pretty is a bit like having sex with the girl of your dreams, just to get off of the carpet. This is real art, real feeling, real emotion; yet you only want the easy bit on the surface. It's as though you've walked into an art gallery, with paintings on the walls of other worlds, different realities, pains, emotions and stories in every one, you step into the gallery, say "yep, they alright" and walk out again.

"The lovely orchestral stuff is very nice..."
songs make me smile lots, like "days like this keep me warm" by the polyphonic spree, that doesn't mean that it's a shallow song, or how about "the art of cooking for two" by the lucksmiths, I wouldn't call those songs "shallow". I just wouldn't relate them to sadness, maybe loneliness* with "days like this keep me warm" if she isn't around, but not sadness

but when I listen to it whilst talking to her, it makes me smile alot.

It's when the lyrics change from things that are pleasant, to people singing about people (usually girls) being objects, and make them seem emotionless. I don't like rap music for a reason, the rap music I hear from other people seems to be about that, or shooting other people. That music's considered to be "happy" music by alot of my peer group, I don't personally think the two different kinds should be associated, (not that you necessarily did associate them together).

Music to me is about expressing emotion, and although alot of the time I'm cynical, and listen to music that relates to that, I also feel happy, and so listen to music that also relates to that.
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Ash G wrote:
OoberMark wrote:Such silliness will not be tolerated.... Go and sit on the naughty board and think about your actions. :arrow:
Of all the people here, I'd have thought you to be the one who would be most likely to have understood.
Its ok.... even the people who think I am a prick over rate me. :D

Its not that I don’t understand, I just don’t agree. I mean I love Oobermans music but let’s face it... It’s not Mozart.

So I do not think it’s like having sex with the girl of my dreams. It’s more like banjo bashing to some good pornography. I also think it is not like looking at a fine piece of art and saying 'It’s alright'. It’s like looking at a piece of modern art and saying 'yeah... I will buy a print'.

Don't misunderstand me... What you say is correct and I also get what you do from the music but a song that makes me smile might make someone else sad. Each to their own and all that.

I think if someone can listen to Ooberman and it makes them smile then it is a job well done by Captain Dan Pop and his merry crew.

:D

(I do get you though and agree on a certain level. It’s probably more about the way you explained it in a very opinionated style... Felt almost aggressive)

(It’s a good job everyone knows you are so dam lovely!) :wink:
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Shorley Wall EP invalid or corrupted

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Fortunately I've bought most of the Oob material already so no long waits for the downloads, however I don't have Shorley Wall EP and once downloaded it reads invalid or corrupted as a Zip File. I tried a couple of other downloads and they were ok. Any clues?

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Post by OoberMark »

Hmmmm... I have the same problem.

(The Africa music is excellent)
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Post by andyf »

Hi all, I've mentioned the shorley wall thing to dirk who will sort it out asap. Thanks for the feedback. :)

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it's now fixed, I think. try it

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Ta!

Post by tenzo »

Thanks for fixing it, was annoying me, thought it was just me that it wasn't working for!

P.S. I do have all the CDs, but they are at me mam's till I buy my house! Can't live that long without serotonin smile.... :P
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