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WEEK FIVE

Week Five by Flicker.
Album: At Least 1000 Words

Composed by G. Davies/D. Danielli.

Performers:
George: guitars, samples
Dave: bass, drums, djembe, clave, EDP Wasp

Samples:
The Prague Metro 1997

Project directed by George Davies.

Drums recorded at Clark’s Cottage, West Putford, North Devon.
Strings, percussion and synths 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 ℗ 1996 Explicit Music.

Fun Facts:
* Week Five is a tune that George wrote around the time of his TESOL course in the spring of 1996.
* It was a four week course, so Week Five is all the stuff that happens to you as a teacher after completing that initial course of training.
* The sound of the train was recorded on the cassette recorder George hauled around Prague for teaching.
* He left it running on a journey from his room at the Hotel Opatov to the office of his school, English House, in Albertov, in order to capture some ambient sounds of the city.
* Week Five is essentially a two-chord tune – F# minor and E.
* The tempo is 135 BPM.
* There are five ‘verses’ to Week Five, one for each week.
* As the piece progresses, each ‘verse’ becomes a little more intense than the previous one.
* The fourth and fifth verses are slightly longer than the first three.
* The fourth week involved a great deal of work, so that deserved an extra few bars.
* The fifth week represents the rest of one’s life after the course is finished, which hopefully is longer than four weeks.
* Week Five is dedicated to the guinea-pig students at Sidmouth International School in Spring 1996 – Sandi, Tammi, Keiko, Myrtle and Dilek, and tutor Vincent, as well as the other trainees, tutors and students.
* A little credit must go to Adi Celestine for defining the ending.
* In a perfect world this tune would have been 5:05 minutes in length.
* 505 was the number of the night bus, or the “magic bus”, that would take George back to Opatov after a night of revelry in Prague.
* The acoustic guitar rhythm gives the tune a train-ish vibe.
* The percussion and latin feel were intended to make the piece appear more cosmopolitan.
* Due to lack of space on the CD, the soundscape at the beginning was drastically curtailed.
* This was a shame as it took ages to make the panning and editing just right.
* Pražského Povstání was chosen because that metro station was very close to where George lived to begin with, before moving out to Opatov.

See also:
https://www.wudrecords.co.uk/artists/flicker/
https://www.wudrecords.co.uk/artists/flicker/at-least-1000-words/
https://wudrecords.bandcamp.com/track/week-five
https://soundcloud.com/wud-records/sets/flicker-at-least-1000-words
https://www.discogs.com/release/17114565-Flicker-At-Least-1000-Words
https://www.redbubble.com/people/flickermusic/shop
https://twitter.com/flickermusic
https://www.instagram.com/wudrecords/
https://www.facebook.com/flickermusic
https://twitter.com/WudRecords
https://linktr.ee/flickermusic

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