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Black Gold (Oil) Street Mix

by Dave World

A psychedelic song with soaring vocals and synth-pop backup, this one will get you tapping your toes and singing along. It's about stopping oil wars and the tar sands pipeline. It is the new movement, people power!
Genre: Avant Garde: Psychedelia
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Album Notes
THESE NOTES INCLUDE ALL LYRICS
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Black Gold (Oil) is a mind trip through a multi-colored film of oil floating on a puddle.

Beginning with the notes of an acid techno synthesizer, Black Gold (Oil) flashes into Dave World's soaring vocals accompanied by a Mini-Moog bass line. He sings “Oil dripped out of my car, onto the ground below. Suddenly then I saw rainbows in my mind. Must be this altered state of consciousness.”

Dave World wrote the song prompted by wars in the Middle East and, most recently, by the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
He says “But, it's about much more than that. Black Gold (Oil) is a metaphor for all kinds of addictions to substances and states of mind. Our behavior is affected by addictions to many different things.”
Then there are the phases through which society and nature cycle. Something underground is extracted, brought to earth's surface, processed, used and discarded. It goes back to the earth's surface, much more toxic than it was when sealed underground. Similarly, we humans come from dust, dance through life, and return to dust. Whole societies do the same thing.
Dave World sings “Oil, the ultimate fuel of modern man brought us out of the stone age. Oil, the ultimate goo brought us into the plastic age. Oil, the Black Gold of modern man: some people will kill for it.”
The psychedelic nature of Black Gold (Oil) is true to tones and effects from back in the early days of electro and techno music. At the same time the listener is treated to some a cappella verses creatively delay-looped, yet cleanly rendered. One can understand every word of this song. The medium is a message.
“You're so black, and dirty, and greasy. I love you. Oil, I couldn't get away from you if I really tried.
And I really tried.” The love-hate nature of addiction in a nutshell.
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Artist Info
Dave World was born and raised in urban northern Illinois, and now resides in rural northern Wisconsin. Aside from music, his interests include ecology, communications, media analysis, social phenomena, healthy living and pets.
Who does he count among his musical influences? Arcade Fire, Laurie Anderson, Badger Singers, Muse, Devo, Snap, Yoko Ono, Technotronic, Public Enemy, Sparks, LL Cool J, Dead Kennedys, John Prine, Iris DeMent, Oingo Boingo, Buffie Saint Marie, Michael Bucher, John Trudell, Katie Tunstall, Kanye West, Cher, Rihanna, and Green Day. Radio stations: Q101 WKQX (Chicago), KROQ (Los Angeles), B96 - WBBM (Chicago), WOJB (LCO Ojibwa Reservation, northern Wisconsin), and KBMX (Duluth/Superior).
Call Dave World eclectic.

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Lyrics

BLACK GOLD (OIL)
by Dave World

Oil dripped out of my car onto the ground below.
Suddenly then I saw rainbows in my mind,
Must be this altered state of consciousness.
'Cause oil blotted on paper
Entered into my mind above.
Suddenly then I saw life differently,
Never will see it the same again.
Oil, oil, oil came out of the ground onto the earth above.
Then it was changed went back to the earth.
Sort of like life it goes around and round in my brain
And in my car,
Sort of like life oil goes around.

Oil, oil, oil came out of the ground
Onto the earth above.
Then it was changed, went into the air.
Now it is falling down in my hair.

Oil, the ultimate fuel of modern man,
Brought us out of the stone age.
Oil, the ultimate goo,
Brought us into the plastic age.
Oil, the black gold of modern man,
Some people will kill for it.

Rain, rain, rain fall, fall, fallen
Down from the sky into my eyes.
There's acid rain in my brain.
Acid rain in my brain.
Rain rain rain falling down
From the sky, into my eyes.
Then it went into my brain.
Now there's acid rain in my brain.

Rain, rain, rain fall, fall, fallen
Down from the sky into my eyes.
There's acid rain in my brain.
Acid rain in my brain.
Rain acid rain falling down
From the sky, into my eyes.
Then it went into my brain.
Now there's acid rain in my brain.

Oil, you're in almost every thing we make.
Oil, you're in almost everything I touch.
You're so black and dirty and greasy, I love you.
Oil, I couldn't get away from you if I really tried.
And I really tried.

Oil, you're in almost every thing we make.
Oil, you're in almost everything I touch.
You're so black and dirty and greasy, I love you.
Oil, I couldn't get away from you if I really tried.
And I really tried.

Oil dripped out of my car onto the ground below.
Suddenly then I saw rainbows in my mind,
Must be this altered state of consciousness.
'Cause oil blotted on paper
Entered into my mind above.
Suddenly then I saw life differently,
Never will see it the same again.
Oil, oil, oil came out of the ground onto the earth above.
Then it was changed went back to the earth.
Sort of like life it goes around and round in my brain
And in my car,
Sort of like life oil goes around.
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Technical Aspects
Black Gold (Oil) was crafted in Acoustica's Mixcraft program. Two different virtual synthesizers make up the bulk of the instrument tracks. A Yamaha YPT 300 keyboard served as the MIDI controller of Mixcraft's Moog synth emulation. A separate synth program, Rubber Duck by d-lusion, is modeled after an early TB-303. Its output was rendered to WAV, and the file was then inserted into a Mixcraft project track (Rubber Duck's tiny memory footprint requires only 4 KB on disk.) The percussion track was created by combining Acoustica Beatcraft renderings and Mixcraft loops.
An Aardvark Direct Pro 24/96 interface was used to route signals from the Yamaha and a Shure SM 58 microphone into a PC, where the mixing and processing took place. Most notable among the VST plug-ins were Antares AutoTune Evo, BTS TremeloDelay, and Matt's Wah-Wah. Compression, limiting and chorus effects utilized Kjaerjus Audio virtual technology, all included in Mixcraft's lineup.

"Techno music defeats . . . the alienating effect
of mechanisation on the modern consciousness". *

*Mc Leod, K.,"Space oddities: aliens, futurism and meaning in popular music", Popular Music (2003) Volume 22/3. Copyright 2003 Cambridge University Press, pp. 337–355.

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