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Simple Tom Moody MP3

The 8bit, lo-fi artist Tom Moody says he likes “tunes built around a single sound.” His song “Nice Nemesis,” a post about which on Moody’s blog included that clause, is certainly simple enough to meet those standards (MP3). The question, though, is which single sound is the center of this poppy little merrygoround.

Is it the occasional burst of a human “huh”? The sonar ping that marks the passing of every few bars? The Casio dub that suggests a video-game simulacrum of a nightclub? The crackling percussive foundation? The appearance of a little watery melodic sequence that serves as a kind of bridge? Somehow all those elements, and more, are sequenced into just over two minutes, and yet the overall effect is, indeed, bright and easy. More details at tommoody.us.

By Marc Weidenbaum

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