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My Bloody Valentine - "Touched"

My Bloody Valentine Touched

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Authored)
Pitched Vocals: (no vocals)

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Author Notes

This song is an oddball on this album for various reasons. Unlike the other songs on the album, this track has a kind-of-experimental electronic sound, and it's only about a minute long. The first half of the song alternates between a dissonant "verse" section with loud synths, and a smoother "chorus" featuring heavy synth-strings creating an almost orchestral effect. The second half slows things down and drops the minimal drum track, solely featuring the strings. This song was actually composed and performed solely by the drummer, Colm Ó Cíosóig, and together with the drums in "Only Shallow" made up his only live contributions to the album due to him dealing illness and homelessness at the time. However, the other songs did feature sampled drum tracks assembled from patterns that he was able to play despite his problems.


The keys track is fairly tricky in this synth-focused song. The main "melody" features difficult, quick groups of notes due to the pitch modulation, and the chorus is made up of tricky broken chords. The drums, on the other hand, are a very simple beat played on two toms. Think "29 Fingers" but easier and it doesn't play for half the song.