"Touch on and touch off" (Theme song for 3RRR program The Urbanists, 2012)

by Taylor Project

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RRR’s The Urbanists will be the summer replacement for The Architects in 2012-13 on Melbourne's wonderful 3RRR (www.rrr.org.au) community radio station.
rrrtheurbanists.wordpress.com
It's an urban planning show about the way the modern city does (and doesn’t) work. Liz from Taylor Project will host along with David Nichols. This track, "touch on and touch off" is the theme and introduction song for the show. It's based on an instrumental version of "Good Ones", which is a new song that Taylor Project is working on for a nebulous album idea that will hopefully come out early-ish in2013. On top of the hammond, guitar and violin we've chucked some recognisably Melbourne samples. "Touch on and touch off" is the ubiquitous MYKI reminder announcement on public transport. There's also train announcements for Flinders Street, tram announcements, tram bells, pedestrian crossings, one of those talking electronic toilets that play "what the world needs now", and the sounds of an auction (a house in Clifton Hill selling for 1.285 million recently). (We wanted more 'planning' noises but planning doesn't make much noise so there's a sort of bias toward transport).

lyrics

The 9pm Flinders Street stopping all stations to Flinders Street departing in 4 minutes.
When traveling with MYKI - remember to touch on, AND touch off.
Route 1 to East Coburg is due NOW. Route 8 to Moreland is due in 7 minutes.
We're on the market, free of reserve, not going back inside, playing for keeps
One million two hundred and sixty five, seventy...
We're selling at one million two hundred and eighty five
We're selling at one million two hundred and eighty five
We're sold at one million two hundred and eighty five, congratulations!
Door locked, your maximum use time is 10 minutes
Press button to unlock door.
Check timetables for details of services.

credits

released November 29, 2012
Music by Sarah Taylor, Andrew Bonnici and Liz Taylor (of Taylor Project)
Hammond by Sarah Taylor
Guitars by Andrew Bonnici
Violin by Liz Taylor
Samples around town by Liz (North Melbourne train station, Merlynston Train Station, Merlynston exceloo, Melbourne University Swanston Street tram stop, auction in Clifton Hill November 2012, Rathdowne Street Carlton)
Mixed by Liz and Andrew
Mastered by Dan Brownrigg

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