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Bugs. Can't live with them. Can't live without them.

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Les ---------------------- guitar playing, itching, programming
Melissa ------------------- melissing around
Skippy -------------------- skipping this one
Termitidae Apicotermitinae --- bass playing
Anophelinae Bironella ------- drumming
Ctenocephalides Canis ------- synthing
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Uploaded: Jul 25, 2012 - 04:13:50 PM
Last Updated: Jul 25, 2012 - 04:18:32 PM Last Played: Sep 23, 2017 - 01:18:32 PM
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Philip18 said 1910 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety
You've certainly got an interesting group of musicians together for this one, Les. I like the driving rhythm, the way you build the arrangement and the various sounds you bring in. Fascinating work! I enjoyed listening.
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Philip
I guess you could call them "interesting." But some of them have the attention span of a gnat. Very difficult to stay on task with these guys. And temperamental ... sheesh. Anyway, I'm glad you liked it.
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magnatone said 1910 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety
lol - this is absolutely fabulous! you had me at the title (and the credits), but your brand of prog rock just sends me over the moon (where there are no insects)! (YES eat your heart out!)
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Karen
No bugs on the moon? In time, in time. Thanks much for the nice comments.
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TvRicky said 1910 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
The Buzz..Yeah!
Majestic Music Man! You my friend are the true Rocker! So devastatingly Rolled you get Baby! This is the SHYT! Bandtatsic! PRODUCTION & PERFORMANCE Golden

A SincerelyZipped, TvRicky
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Sir Richard
Thanks for your support, man. I AM a rocker, but usually I try NOT to be hahaha.
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tokai said 1910 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
Formicidae
Love the image. Hard core riffs, head butting flow, the rhythm section is something else. I have to say, I am more than impressed with this. Could this be the start of your insect series? I hope so... Coming in at 2. 53 that has to be a record for you.
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Steve
Yes, it's no doubt the shortest thing I've done here. I lopped about 6 minutes off the original. Might save the rest for later. More bug tunes coming I imagine. Thanks m8.
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PaulaMunk said 1910 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
The bass
has teeth. The drums sting. The synthing doesn't suck. I closed my eyes and got an image of you in a bad horror movie where insects had human heads but made the most of their multiple arms and legs to play music. (Termites, Mosquitoes and Fleas, oh my!)Fierce music. Glad you were inspired by the buzz.
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hi Paula
As a fur-bearing rodent, I'm sure you share my opinion that bugs are among the most unlikely denizens of a creation designed around me and my fellow mammals. Love the image --- "help me ... help me" (ref "The Fly" ---original version).
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abzwork said 1910 days ago (July 25th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety...
Glad I gave up mind altering chemicals man...this is a special composition, timing swings morph this in exciting ways...love how you turn it up n loose from the silent transition points...genius my friends...guitar is most wicked, bass and drums push it all the way to the edge..lovin' every note man..stars?...all of 'em..Bammm!...:):):)peace
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hi Erin
Too kind of you, but I'll happily take it. Just a simple thing tossed together under time constraints. Much appreciation.
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carbon said 1910 days ago (July 26th, 2012)
hella
hard core. termitidae rocks a mean bass. excellence abounds.
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hi Steve
Oh sure, Termie can rock, but you can imagine my chagrin when, at the 4-minute mark (not appearing in this version), he stops playing and starts nibbling away on his guitar, bringing the whole session to a dead stop. The most frustrating collab ever.
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davajonah said 1910 days ago (July 26th, 2012)
Human
slaves in an insect nation. Be sure to Google this. Love it!
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Les_Kloo said 1910 days ago (July 26th, 2012)
Insect nation
"The spiders are not insects but in a war they will side with the insects" hahahaha. That was hilariously appropriate. Thanks for that, Dave. "What about the worms, eh?" Oh, dear.
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gadzooks said 1910 days ago (July 26th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety
This is good stuff Les. Your guitar playing blows me away. You truly have the feel for this genre of rock. Bass drives it but the drums are well thought out and sound good in the mix ... that female ahh ... nice pause. Excellent writing and performance!!!!!! This is better than the coffee I'm drinking this morning ... I'm awake now....
SG
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hey, Stan
Not much guitar playing on this one, Just some background noise for emphasis. It was fun to crank out during a lazy summer heat wave. Yeah, it was designed to go with morning coffee hahaha. Thanks much.
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J_Gretch said 1910 days ago (July 26th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety
If those things got near as big as the sound that you create,we would all be in trouble...Absolutely love your sound.A couple of modern day bands come to mind but this blend is all yours.Always enjoy cranking you tunes...Ten thumbs up!!
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
JG
Damn right. Those things are monsters. Fortunately, they generate so much body heat that they can't get very big. Thanks for the nice words on the little tune. Much appreciated.
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Outtaorbit said 1909 days ago (July 26th, 2012)
Really ...
Goodness this rocks
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Mr. Orbit
Thanks for giving this a listen, and I appreciate your comment.
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rok41 said 1908 days ago (July 27th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety
This puts a big ass smile on my face. Industrial, progressive but not detached...love it.
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Chris
Hahaha. Good, then I've done my job. So glad that you like it.
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dave_b said 1906 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety
Love the grabby low end. Aggressive guitar stabs are nicely balanced with spooky synth work. Fabulous production.
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hi Dave
Thanks for the nice words, and, as always, your support is highly appreciated.
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grah3am said 1906 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Weird
The MJ version kept conking out after 30 seconds or so. Fortunately I automatically DL'ed it, as is my wont with certain Jammers, and I'm pleased to report that the overlords here in the Empire of the Ants approve. They also insist that we all take time out from our busy schedules at the sugar mine to shake our thangs at least twice daily. My thorax aches with all the grooving.
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hi, Graham
Don't know about the conk out. I hope that's not too widespread. I wanted this short but 30 seconds is a bit drastic. Very pleased that you and your exoskeletonic cohorts were able to dig it. Rock that biomass!
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egobandit said 1906 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
crunch
love the break with the girls voice right before the end
tops!
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Tim
Ah, my favorite part. Thanks! Glad you liked the crunch.
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lengold said 1906 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Been missing
this stuff: Knockout! Love it.
Cheers
Len

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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hey, Len
And clearly the MJers have been missing you. Glad you're back, and looking forward to your next adventure. This one is a little more frantic than my recent stuff, and I thought it would be a nice change of pace. Thanks for taking the time. Appreciated.
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alackbass said 1905 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
Insect Anxiety
I can always count on you for a much needed prog-metal fix! Downloaded!
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hi Andrew
I will try not to disappoint. But, of course it's just flailing away. 'Twas always thus. Thanks much.
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Wummimann said 1905 days ago (July 30th, 2012)
...
best of les.....wow...downloaded and i'm an animal lover
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Les_Kloo said 1903 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
Hey, Wummi
Glad you liked it. Very simple product of a very simple mind.
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Vic Holman said 1902 days ago (August 2nd, 2012)
insect-a-cide
heavy, dark & ominous......... just the way i like it. killer tune
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Les_Kloo said 1895 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
Hi, Vic
Thanks. Just a little summer tune. Not much really. But glad you liked it.
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mike_d said 1898 days ago (August 6th, 2012)
Excellent track!
Just the thing I need to hear while I'm working alone in the office. This is absolutely killer!!
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Les_Kloo said 1895 days ago (August 10th, 2012)
Hi Mike
Hahaha. Yeah, it wouldn't do to have this cranked up during normal work hours. Thanks, man. Made my day.
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sammydix said 1887 days ago (August 17th, 2012)
Anxiety
intense!
that single chord at 1:15 KILLED me when it popped in. whole thing fantastic. got it for lata. who's sexy "ah," Melissa?
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Les_Kloo said 1883 days ago (August 21st, 2012)
Sammy
Just the devil's note -- dropped 5th. I've been fixated on that for years now. Melissa ... the elusive one ... aahhh .... Glad you liked my ya-ya outgetting episode.
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billykirsch said 1886 days ago (August 18th, 2012)
Anxious insects
Ha. This is not about insects right? Too humanlike... even the picture looks like a soldier. Well, insects too live in a violent world I guess. They don't have anxiety makers and brain manipulators like we humans have though.
Man, the intro is killer. Can't believe the drums were alone for a couple of bars until the bass entered. Mighty anisopteras! The synths lurking as an oppressive shadow while the activity is frenetic to end in a sudden silence like nothing ever happened. Or life in about 3 minutes.

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Les_Kloo said 1883 days ago (August 21st, 2012)
BillyK
No dragonflies in this session. Those guys are egomaniacs, I tell ya. Insects don't have anxiety, they cause anxiety. That's what the song is about. God's awe-ful creation. There is beauty, yes, but look a little closer, and one finds the stuff of fear. Thanks for the comments. Enjoyed. Life in three minutes --- yes. I hadn't thought of that. Very good!
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tonestones said 1886 days ago (August 19th, 2012)
Mr Canis Rocks!
Not bad for a flea! This is very cool soundtrack material. Very impressive production as usual. Great work!
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Les_Kloo said 1883 days ago (August 21st, 2012)
SteveStones
Hahaha. Say that to Flea, eh. Those guys do rock. I had trouble keeping up. Thanks much. Good to see you around.
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