Here we’ve got Girl Boy Moog (a band who took its band name from the three members which is nothing but a boy, a girl and a Moog (a broken Moog that doesn’t work apparently, but nevertheless a Moog.)) and we also got their “Hum The Beat EP” which originally was released in 2001 in a limited edition.
When we asked the members of Girl Boy Moog about re-releasing their masterwork online, as an mp3-release, they said that they really wanted us to do so, cause they lost the tracks a long time ago and wanted to hear the music again themselves…
With “Hum The Beat”, Girl Boy Moog takes us on an unforgettable journey full old trains, cute girls, happy Japanese people and most of all broken Moogs.
1. MORNING EUPHORIA IN TOKYO SUBWAY
Tokyo subway is always busy and full of motion, and this morning is nothing different. But wait!
Everyone’s happy and the station is also full of Japanese people painted in green, red and bright yellow!
2. GETTING ON A TRAIN
Here our train-journey starts. Girl Boy Moog takes up their guitars and sings this song about pretty girls and happy trains. We like it!
3. SHE’S A CATFISH
This is a song about ghost houses, healthy people and communication problems over languages. Who’s a catfish? You’re a catfish? Are there any catfishes at all?? She’s a catfish!
4. ABOUT THE THINGS I HAD TO SAY
Synthesizers, funky guitars, kazoo and Girl Boy Moogs trademark basslines blends in this pretty laidback tune. And Paris is a palindrome. But is it really?
5. HUM THE BEAT
Aren’t you also sitting and humming the beat all day long? Girl Boy Moog is, be sure!
6. TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD (STRAWBERRY ICE MACHINE)
An unforgettable classic, this “Tottenham Court Road (Strawberry Ice Machine). Girl Boy Moog’s singing, “I’ve never been to London.” But we on Candy Mind have heard that the truth is that it’s not true. Apparently both the Girl and the Moog have been to London. The Boy however was forced to stay home. Someone must guard the house you know.