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The Percolator by Flicker.
Album: At Least 1000 Words

Composed by D. Danielli/G. Davies.

George: guitars
Dave: bass, percussion
Emma: flute

Project directed by George Davies.

Recorded at Chiseldon House, Exeter.

Engineered, mixed, produced and mastered by Dave Danielli.
Remastered at Wud Records Studios (uk) 2012.
Remastered again at Wud Records Studios (EU) August 2023.

Originally released 31st July 2002.
First re-release 12th May 2012.
Second re-release 1st September 2023.

Copyright © 2023 Wud Records.
Copyright ℗ 2000 Explicit Music.

Fun Facts:
* The Percolator was initally composed by Dave and modified into a Flicker tune by George.
* Dave took George’s Stratocaster home to give it some TLC, and when he brought it back, this crazy tune had sprung forth from it into his hands.
* It seems to be about the vague imaginings one might have that manifest into more coherent thought after musing has occured.
* This may be nonsense though – Dave composed it initially and maybe it was just some tune.
* The time signature is very variable, so Flicker set the metronome to record in 1/8 at 150 BPM.
* This meant it had an insane amount of bars on the sequencer.
* This resulted in comments like “Let’s go back to bar 2340 and try from there” – quite impressive for the shortest piece on the album!
* In can be thought of as being in a slow eleven time, with the odd bar of six after the Em9.
* It’s easiest to count ||: 1-2-1-2-3-1-2-3-1-2-3- :||
* Emma’s flute towards the end represents the steam when boiling takes place.
* The brutality of the djembe doing the bass drum is important.
* George said that the melody seemed quite obvious once he’d understood the chords properly.
* George composed and scored the flute part for Emma after his guitar melody materialised.
* Scoring the part for Emma using pencil and paper was the first time George had had to use music score in a real-life situation for years.
* This piece is in D minor, although the C minor adds a cunning twist.
* One of the keys to unlocking the rhythm of the piece is to follow the cowbell.
* It plays on every other beat, so sometimes it is on the beat and sometimes off.
* More cowbell!

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