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My Bloody Valentine - "Loomer"

My Bloody Valentine Loomer

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Female (2)

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Author Notes

One of the mellower and shorter songs on the record, this song has a guitar sound that feels like it's constantly somewhere in between airy and pounding, between tuneful and dissonant. The whole song, really, feels both blissful and melancholy at the same time. It stays at a fairly constant tempo and dynamic, with vocals and keyboards (though less a keyboard than a sound, really - though it's actually sampled from warped guitar noise, you can't quite put a finger on what it sounds like) drifting in and out. Like most songs from this album, it doesn't have a real chorus, but rather an instrumental hook melody that here sounds otherworldly.


This song has a fairly interesting keyboard part, with the intro (and other similar sections) all having totally different patterns from one another. They stay around the same few notes, but the "melody" kind of glides up and down and never really sticks to a beat. It takes the lead in the hook, and though here it plays the same each time, it's still a pretty cool part.


The vocals consists of two short verses that follow a similar line. There's nothing particularly special about the part, aside from it being a really pretty melody. The only harmony is literally just one note.


The rest of the instrument parts are not very noteworthy. The guitar part consists of constant 16th note strumming (at a slow tempo) of both two and three-note chords, though the way the ascending chords match the hook melody is pretty cool. The bass is also just 16th strumming, and the drum part is a constant slow roll on the floor tom for the entire song.