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(55:00) Nothing—Doug E. Fresh (1986)Or this explanation of Cybotron's electro classic "Clear" by one of its creators:
I once dreamt that a fireplace chanted the "Nothing" vocoder to me in a cabin with antler chandeliers in Brevard, NC (where, when awake at age 8, I played my first game of Telephone.) The fireplace was a dragon's mouth. Such nostrils! Every time the dragon said nothing, there was a belch of blue smoke. I included the dream in a letter I wrote to a Bavarian mental institution that played vocoder recordings of talking water drops for patients while they slept. Never mailed it.
(17:46) Clear--Cybotron (from Jeff Mills, "The Wizard," WJLB, Detroit, 1986)Just listen. Though, not to pull Dave's card or anything, but all of the tracks therein do not contain vocoder.
"When you go to those places where those people were stars and where black music was rooted in those clubs, there's nothing there. It's an empty lot. When I go to see where the Temptations played, where Marvin Gaye and the Four Tops were playing, and where the music was seeded, there's nothing there. Desolation. That's clear."
—Rik Davis on Detroit
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