Song name?
September 30, 2015 2:37 PM   Subscribe

 
came for the accordion quintet, was not disappointed.
posted by philip-random at 2:49 PM on September 30, 2015


Acoustic
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:01 PM on September 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


I was not quite prepared for quality.
posted by Kabanos at 3:04 PM on September 30, 2015 [5 favorites]


And me with dead batteries in my photons.

(Neat!)
posted by ApathyGirl at 3:04 PM on September 30, 2015


Sandstorm on Eight Floppy Drives
(via our previous dive down the sandstorm rabbit hole)
posted by Kabanos at 3:15 PM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


It's posts like these that make me glad glowsticks are part of my EDC.
posted by mikurski at 3:23 PM on September 30, 2015 [3 favorites]


My Year of Listening To Nothing But Sandstorm
posted by naju at 3:53 PM on September 30, 2015 [3 favorites]




This version done on beer bottles, wine glasses, a water jug and a frying pan is worth a listen as well.
posted by gox3r at 4:11 PM on September 30, 2015 [8 favorites]


flagged as MAGNIFICENT
posted by poffin boffin at 4:11 PM on September 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


NOW OPEN THEM ALL AT ONCE
posted by boo_radley at 4:12 PM on September 30, 2015 [7 favorites]


I had a coworker years ago who would put on Bassdrive for hours and hours and hours at a time. I honestly couldn't tell one track from another, but every once in a while he'd yell "SANDSTORM!" and start bouncing up and down enthusiastically. And that was how I learned to identify exactly one techno song.
posted by phooky at 4:52 PM on September 30, 2015 [4 favorites]


I think the original vine has disappeared, but Kazoo, not even once.
posted by figurant at 5:00 PM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


I have played Sandstorm in DDR literally hundreds of times. This song sounds like 2003-4 to me so so strongly.

Also I love it and don't understand the meme at all.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:18 PM on September 30, 2015


Also the accordions are fantastic.
posted by uncleozzy at 5:18 PM on September 30, 2015


Floppy drive version surprisingly good. My question about the floppies is, could you hook up a midi controller and some software and produce floppy drive "music" in real time, or is it something that has to be more carefully pre-planned?
posted by RustyBrooks at 5:24 PM on September 30, 2015


Yes, you can indeed!
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:00 PM on September 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


I must have it
posted by RustyBrooks at 6:04 PM on September 30, 2015


Only 90s kids will remember this.
posted by kafziel at 6:06 PM on September 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


Darude Sandstrom | LinkedIn

One of the Indonesian Sandstroms, apparently.
posted by Wolfdog at 7:25 PM on September 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


the song is sandude by dastrom
posted by numaner at 8:20 PM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


you guys, this was going to be a pretty normal Wednesday night for me, but now it's the best Wednesday night.
posted by numaner at 8:22 PM on September 30, 2015 [1 favorite]


also: single accordion cover
posted by numaner at 8:45 PM on September 30, 2015


Thank you thank you! It was the song I heard everywhere during my world travels - brought back so many lovely memories!
posted by LuckyMonkey21 at 9:04 PM on September 30, 2015


DOODLE OODLE OOT

every once in a while he'd yell "SANDSTORM!" and start bouncing up and down enthusiastically. And that was how I learned to identify exactly one techno song.

except that Sandstorm is explicitly not techno. Yeah yeah, everyone who listens to electronic music rarely classifies everything as techno--maybe show a little respect for those of us who love bleeps and beats eh? Techno is characterized by being very very rhythmic and based on sounds that are machine-generated. As such, it's the ur-genre of most current electronic music.

However.

Techno ("It's all house, man" -- D. May) is based on hypnotic rhythms from generated sounds that sound little like what traditional instruments could produce. Sandstorm is closer to the trance end of things, having that big musical hook, to say nothing of the structure of the piece with its build, breakdown, build and release.
posted by feckless fecal fear mongering at 9:58 PM on September 30, 2015 [2 favorites]


Electronic genres and subgenres get confusing. I just lump everything I don't care for (stuff with big obvious hooks and big obvious buildups/breakdowns, mostly) into the umbrella term "EDM".
posted by naju at 10:14 PM on September 30, 2015


Check out Motion Trio for more "techno" on accordion.
posted by boilermonster at 11:02 PM on September 30, 2015


I was just saying that there should be a kid's book called The Rude Sandstorm. It would be about a sandstorm that is rude and only says "DUDU DUDU DU" and all the reasons that is rude (dudu sounds like a rude word; it is rude to talk so loudly; it is rude to interrupt; etc). Then the story would go, "It is especially rude to make people listen to you being very loud for a very long time. That is why it was so rude when the sandstorm said . . ." and then there would be like 40 pages of DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDU while the illustrations switched colors like The Cheat's lightswitch rave.
posted by knuckle tattoos at 11:25 PM on September 30, 2015 [8 favorites]


feckless fecal fear mongering: "except that Sandstorm is explicitly not techno. Yeah yeah, everyone who listens to electronic music rarely classifies everything as techno--maybe show a little respect for those of us who love bleeps and beats eh?"

I love the beeps and beats, but for many many years there were two "technos", the subcategory (Derrick May, Juan Atkins, etc.) and the overall category (techno, epic, house, drum'n'bass, goa, etc.). I think that confusion is what led to people coming up with the term "electronica", because saying "I like most types of techno, except techno" is confusing. But if you came up in the years before the term "electronica", then you can totally love beats and bleeps and call Sandstorm "techno".

(If you know anything about Texas, it's like "Coke". "Coke" means "Coca-Cola", but it also means "Carbonated sweetened beverage". So you will literally hear this kind of conversation:
A: "You want anything to drink? Water? Coke?"
B: "What kind of coke do you have?"
A: "Mountain Dew, RC Cola, and Coke."
B: "I'll have Mountain Dew.")

(Trance is kinda similar, in that you can use it to mean specifically epic trance type stuff, or you can use it to refer to the big broad range that includes goa and full-on, which are distinctly different from Sandstorm-style stuff. There's a reason Ishkur was so popular, because the terminology is so damn confusing.)
posted by Bugbread at 2:08 AM on October 1, 2015 [2 favorites]


naju: "Electronic genres and subgenres get confusing. I just lump everything I don't care for (stuff with big obvious hooks and big obvious buildups/breakdowns, mostly) into the umbrella term "EDM"."

gah you are killing me
posted by Bugbread at 2:11 AM on October 1, 2015 [3 favorites]


I was just saying that there should be a kid's book called The Rude Sandstorm. It would be about a sandstorm that is rude and only says "DUDU DUDU DU" and all the reasons that is rude (dudu sounds like a rude word; it is rude to talk so loudly; it is rude to interrupt; etc). Then the story would go, "It is especially rude to make people listen to you being very loud for a very long time. That is why it was so rude when the sandstorm said . . ." and then there would be like 40 pages of DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDU while the illustrations switched colors like The Cheat's lightswitch rave.

Relevant info from Darude's Reddit AMA:
Q: Can you verify that these are indeed the lyrics to Sandstorm?

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A: Seems legit.
posted by zombieflanders at 4:08 AM on October 1, 2015 [8 favorites]


I somehow missed this yesterday and it was because my brain was taking care of me and saving it for the morning when I needed it more.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 6:10 AM on October 1, 2015


An anime recorder version
posted by fatfrank at 7:16 AM on October 1, 2015


LuckyMonkey21: Thank you thank you! It was the song I heard everywhere during my world travels

I think it would be fun to map and chart the time that certain songs were big hits around the world. Dario G's Carnival de Paris was big in Europe in the summer of '98, with the World Cup and all.
posted by filthy light thief at 7:26 AM on October 1, 2015


uncleozzy: I love it and don't understand the meme at all.

Know Your Meme: Darude - Sandstorm covers the history of the song becoming a meme.

In short: it was used in a lot of Twitch gameplay videos, where people would always ask "What's that song?" Then people started mis-identifying other songs as Sandstorm when asked that question, so now whenever someone asks "what's that song?" you can expect someone to reply "Darude - Sandstorm."
posted by filthy light thief at 7:35 AM on October 1, 2015


The marimba version is great! Mpst of the other ones I listened to for twenty seconds or so and thought "yep, that's sandstorm, nice work" but the Marimba was very pleasant
posted by trif at 8:14 AM on October 1, 2015


and then there would be like 40 pages of DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDUDU DUDU DUDUDUDU while the illustrations switched colors like The Cheat's lightswitch rave

this is it, this is the thing that will actually make me interested in seeing the small children of my friends and family. i will read it aloud to them in such a thrilling and engaging manner that they will clamor for it in their every waking hour and i will cackle from afar in the safety and comfort of my childfree home.
posted by poffin boffin at 8:20 AM on October 1, 2015 [3 favorites]




That reddit AMA led me to this wonderful analysis of the lyrical masterpiece that is Sandstorm.
posted by Errant at 4:40 PM on October 1, 2015


damn rabbit hole

jazz piano
french horn with live loop
melodica (i lost it in seconds)
violin
ocarina
ukulele
jaw harp
flute and piano
and of course: when mama isn't home part 2
posted by numaner at 6:34 PM on October 2, 2015 [2 favorites]


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