A Capella Wonderfulness November 19, 2010 11:51 AM   Subscribe

If you haven't heard chococat's The Worst Things over on MeFiMu yet, then you've done yourself a disservice.

For that matter, all the entries in this month's Vocals Only music challenge are exquisite.
posted by man vs sun to MetaFilter-Related at 11:51 AM (32 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

From the MeFiMu page: "This sounds weirdly Christmassy to me, I have no idea why."

I thought so, too. It reminds me of The Carpenters and the oft-used layering of multi-track vocals of Karen and/or Richard.
posted by ericb at 11:58 AM on November 19, 2010


Oh, damn... this month is a capella only and I didn't know about it? And I'm SICK?

Sheeeeeit.
posted by Madamina at 12:31 PM on November 19, 2010


Psh... all of my Music posts are Vocals Only. And that was like 5 years ago. I demand prizes.
posted by Eideteker at 12:35 PM on November 19, 2010


Yep, it's absolutely excellent!
posted by snsranch at 1:01 PM on November 19, 2010


And as a reminder, there are torrents available for the whole history of MeFiMu. There's a link to the torrent for October's music, too, at the bottom of the thread.
posted by not_on_display at 1:37 PM on November 19, 2010


All my posts are vocals only too!
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:15 PM on November 19, 2010


Nobody else is making music this daring and weird.
posted by Astro Zombie at 2:22 PM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


I know - chococat is fucking brilliant :)
posted by By The Grace of God at 2:26 PM on November 19, 2010 [1 favorite]


Fantastic music, terrible message. We must stew in gloom, misery and despond at all moments; negativity is, like, an energy too, man.
posted by Abiezer at 2:29 PM on November 19, 2010


I just came in to stump for By The Grace Of God's lovely vocal tracks, but apparently a BtGoG super-fan beat me to it...
posted by Ian A.T. at 2:43 PM on November 19, 2010


Hell yeah chococat is great! Every once in a while I go on a chococat listening spree and catch up on all the awesomeness he's contributed. I've put more than one of his songs on mixCDs through the years.
posted by Kattullus at 3:06 PM on November 19, 2010


Fabulous. I would have missed it.
posted by OmieWise at 3:16 PM on November 19, 2010


Superb. Thank you!
posted by bearwife at 4:00 PM on November 19, 2010


I've already gone on record as saying chococat is so good that I believe he is some kind of hoax or scam. This song only strengthens that theory.
posted by Rock Steady at 4:28 PM on November 19, 2010


Take that, myself! Ha!
posted by pompomtom at 4:31 PM on November 19, 2010


That's amazing. Thank you. (I don't visit Music often enough; there's some seriously great stuff there.)
posted by Dumsnill at 5:39 PM on November 19, 2010


Really great. Thanks.
posted by fake at 6:49 PM on November 19, 2010


Finally a chococat track where I can actually hear the vocals.

(much love man, but many of your tracks that I have have vocals that are mixed in such a way that I think you are really really shy about having your voice heard, which is a shame because it's quite a lovely voice).
posted by marble at 7:53 PM on November 19, 2010


Its very nice.
posted by greasy_skillet at 9:51 PM on November 19, 2010


Thank you
posted by motty at 10:29 PM on November 19, 2010


We must stew in gloom, misery and despond at all moments

If ever coins are made bearing my likeness, this will be inscribed around the edges.
posted by hermitosis at 11:21 PM on November 19, 2010 [3 favorites]


If ever coins are made bearing my likeness, this will be inscribed around the edges.

And so, the MeFi challenge coin was born.
posted by atrazine at 12:44 AM on November 20, 2010 [3 favorites]


chococat is the best. I can't begin to say how many times I've had one track or another of his playing and ended up bragging about my (loose) association with him.
posted by idest at 2:26 AM on November 20, 2010


Nobody else is making music this daring and weird.

Cue Kanye.
posted by jeanmari at 6:24 AM on November 20, 2010


Chococat bestrides my world like a Collosus.

If I look up I can see his ding-ding.
posted by Jofus at 10:39 AM on November 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


That was excellent.
posted by SpacemanStix at 11:44 AM on November 20, 2010


Well, that was just lovely. Thank you.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 12:17 PM on November 20, 2010


Wow.
MeFi Music has sort of become this safe, cozy vacuum that we send our songs into...so it was very flattering, if not a bit unnerving, to see this song dragged from my (literal) basement into the blinding bright daylight of MetaTalk. I really appreciate the appreciation, so thanks a whole lot.
As mentioned, please do check out all the awesome stuff that is continually posted to Music; there's really every kind of everything there.
posted by chococat at 1:52 PM on November 20, 2010


YOU CAN'T FOOL ME - THAT'S THE LOST TRACK FROM PET SOUNDS!

Brilliant work, Chococat ;)
posted by Smart Dalek at 2:16 PM on November 20, 2010


I liked The Worst Things so much that immediately after listening to it, I downloaded all of chococat's other songs on MeFiMu, and now my ears are being delighted by them.

So, thank you very much for this post! :D
posted by Year of meteors at 5:49 PM on November 20, 2010


This is really odd - the music sounds kinda sad, the lyrics are kinda empowering and the overall effect (for me) is tongue in cheek. It makes me want to smile, but I may be seriously misunderstanding this piece.

I like it.
posted by Omnomnom at 1:01 AM on November 21, 2010


Aw, hell yeah, chococat fuckin rules.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:10 PM on November 22, 2010


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