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alex ape
alex ape
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andy ramsay appreciation thread!

Just found out he's got his own studio. Looks like he's doing alright for himself! More info on the Press Play Studio page on MySpace.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=83843085&albumID=437987&imageID=36462495">Live room

So, let's have some top Andy moments please...

Les Yper Sound from ABC stands out as a great drumming track!

Jul 09, 2009, 19:25


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Stereo Mouse
Stereo Mouse
635 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

What he plays on the whole ETK album, even when doing the odd-time stuff, is actually quite simple, but really works for the compositions! He's economic, but effective in a manner I have rarely heard from another drummer. He's good for the same reason Jaki Liebezeit was for Can, he's got that metronomic grooving thing down quite well.

Jul 09, 2009, 19:32


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Mars Rover
Mars Rover
1337 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

i don't think that link works.

Andy is the key to the Stereolab sound IMO.

Jul 09, 2009, 19:36


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jauntymonty
jauntymonty
1623 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

The drums and bass are my fav parts, one reason I love Stereolab! Those two elements are the heart beat and foundation for a good song. It's difficult picking a favorite drums moment, though..there are so many. Honorable mention on Margerine Eclipse!

Jul 09, 2009, 19:42


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cyberpainter
cyberpainter
5983 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

Here's a link to Andy's studio myspace page:

http://www.myspace.com/pressplaystudios

Jul 09, 2009, 19:56


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Eddie Chargeman
Eddie Chargeman
1576 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

I shed light cat's shed fur ride around town like raymond burr I play my music loud you know it's got clout to it

Jul 09, 2009, 19:58


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Archigram
Archigram
375 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

I love his style. That loose/tight shuffle action on "Young Lungs" is still a favorite.

Jul 09, 2009, 20:00


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lique
lique
517 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

His work on University Microfilms International is the first that comes to mind for me. Good playing.

Jul 10, 2009, 04:54


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microbehunter
microbehunter
626 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

Underrated player.

Live is always the best indicator of a good drummer's worth... the first thing that grabs you at a Slab gig is the drums and it doesn't let up. Rather inhibited on some of the mid-period latter albums by studio tomfoolery and the Chicago effect. Is that John McEntire playing all the drum parts on SoundDust? I really like the crisp, loud drum mix on First of the Microbehunters and Andy's tight but loose playing.

Highlights:
The inside-out "double-time" shuffle on Good is Me.

Tasteful accompaniment on Margerine Melodie.

Jazz-rock flourishes on the elongated fade out to Widow Weirdo.

Jul 10, 2009, 10:04


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Mu Mu
Mu Mu
2787 posts

Re: andy ramsay appreciation thread!

microbehunter wrote:
tight but loose


Is that like fresh frozen?

Jul 10, 2009, 16:11

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