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album art The Hardware Team (Empty Tables, Empty Heads)
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Released: Dec 16, 2012 | 9:19 AM
Category: Rock
Application: Logic Pro/Studio
Loop Use: No loops

File Type: .mp3 [use AAC]
File Size: 8.16 MB

Plays: 1210
Downloads: 5
Weekly Plays: 0
Weekly Downloads: 0
Statistic reset day: Sunday

License: Commercial derivatives allowed; contact artist for permission
I performed this song on 14 Dec 2012 at a Christmas Party in my workplace (Motorola Solutions, Denmark), with the Motocare Boy Band.

There is a funny story behind it. A few months ago we were moving around in our building and it was a bit messy some places with moving boxes etc. So the facility department and some Engineering Services staff (all women) made a competition with a prize to the team with the prettiest office area. I lead a hardware engineering team that develops huge human size base stations. We knew that no matter what we did we could never win. And naturally the winners were some people that only have a desk, a computer, and a phone.

And on top of it, my team won a prize for the ugliest office area. The prize was a plastic bucket with soap and sponges and other cleaning stuff.

We took our sweet revenge performing this song at the company party smiley

I want to say thanks to Stan Loh, for helping me getting the right bite in the lyrics as a ghost writer improving my words in first two verses.

I will be uploading one more song that we also performed a little later.

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toveco Artist

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This is seriously good
what a Nice song you've done
with some help from Stan
I think you have a lot of fun
on that Party!

Tom/

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4 years ago
eagle Artist

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This sounds really good Kenneth... smiley
Nice work and great lyrics here.
A~
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thsantac Artist

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hahaha, you are a robot now ? Reminds me old '80s tunes a lot smiley This synth bass line is great. Arrangements are superb. As always mix is very clear, deep and crystal sounding. Great choice of sounds for a hardware team support song my friend.
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grathy Artist

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Totally original, as usual!
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KCsGROOVE Artist

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Cool synthpiece, Kenneth
a messy workplace, hehehe sounds familiar.. smiley
Enjoyed this song!
KC
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4 years ago
LaFayette Artist

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Great sounds Ken !

Very small room to perform a very great music, my friend (quantity is not quality, it's the proof) smiley

- LaFayette
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4 years ago
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Electro rockin' here... usin' the synths as the backdrop to the lyrical essence of this is neat... musically, the æthereal aspects of several instruments give this technological wonder a life all its own... perhaps a sentience? 8)>
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pharmakeus Artist

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Very cool track smiley
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RandyBenjamin Artist

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Kenneth, This is a very driving beat with great lyrics....but you named it wrong...The hook (and title) has got to be Hardware Team...it sticks in my head all the way through it. And it ends on it as well... GREAT hook line! You've got a winner here!

Randy
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4 years ago
ihussain Artist

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Great song, Kenneth - love the synths throughout, a very clear mix and excellent drumming too. Nice to hear your vocals too. And I really enjoyed the background information you gave, it helped me to picture it all and it made me laugh to think about you guys having no chance against those teams that only have one little desk to keep tidy!
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4 years ago
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Great track and a great story to go along.
It sounds as if it could have been a hit synth pop hit song.
Very well made.

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4 years ago
jibes Artist

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A hoot! Well done. Looks like your very happy in your tech station! smiley
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SteveScott Artist

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This is BLOODY brilliant. IT and Tech teams around the world will be picking this up for their next 80s themed Xmas party. It actually reminds me a bit of a few tracks on Devo's 2010 album (Something for Everybody - check it out, it's their best of all time - but that's probably me just coming down from meeting Mark Mothersbaugh at a Devo concert at the weekend~).
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4 years ago
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Very techno Ken, wasn't expecting that! This sounds great, some heavy synth and guitar sounds grab you from the off...
The deadpan vocal is very reminiscent of the German techno band who's name escapes me...
Great bass and drumbs...smooth production and clear mix makes this a triumph...yeah definitely a head nodder

Really heavy 80's vibe

Thanks for posting this, V enjoyable.
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4 years ago
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This song is wayyyy too much fun.
I love the '80s, new wave techno, Flock of Seagulls, Gary Numan (Cars) vibe.

The lyrics are very visual. I would love to see a video of this playing out complete with dance choreography.
Time to rally the Hardware team.
Thanks for sharing Ken.
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4 years ago
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You look like a mad music scientist in your room of techno stuff LOL .... great song. Really enjoyed it.
Cheers
SG
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4 years ago
Lagusaya2 Artist

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It's amazing how good this piece has turned out to be...glad to be included in your project!

Merry Christmas to you and wife!

Stan
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RichardJohn Artist

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The heavy synthy vibe is perfect - love the clever lyrics - very funny smiley
Has a slightly 'Kraftwerk' feel.
An impressive piece of music - much enjoyed!!
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4 years ago
KennethLavrsen Artist

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@toveco @eagle @thsantac @grathy @KCsGROOVE @LaFayette @RazbaqueDirge @pharmakeus @ihussain @Xolv @jibes @SteveScott @ffej55 @SmilinJohn @Gadzooks @Lagusaya2 @RichardJohn

Glad you liked it the song even if the lyrics were a bit geeky insider kind.

@RandyBenjamin - Yes. You are absolutely right. I should have named it "The Hardware Team". Well, it was not too late. I have renamed it now and given the old title in ( ).

I just posted the other new song I did at the same party. H.R. Looks After Us.

http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=187062

If you want to see The Hardware Song live (sorry sound is bad) then it is on Youtube now. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz3jD0ceTYQ
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Excellent track, my HR does not look after me, but thats a long story..:0
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4 years ago
KennethLavrsen Artist

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@ShadowofNine Thanks. I assume the HR remark is about the song I just posted. And the lyrics are very ironic. When we need help from H.R. now it is a phone line to someone in Poland or India and they don't care, and they know nothing beyond what they have on pre-prepared answers on a computer screen. It is a trend in all big companies. Unfortunately.
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Love this and your other work song as well. I had a rather stressful job for years and it was my main inspiration for quite a while. Now that I am retired it is much harder for me to come up with something. At times the absurdity of what happened at work was truly awe inspiring and it would kick start the creative juices. To this day a song I wrote back then still runs around in my head. Do they still have "Mission Statements"? http://www.icompositions.com/music/song.php?sid=29055
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4 years ago
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A very nice techno composition with some good synth sounds.
Were they just a tiny little bit insulted?
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4 years ago
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I like it---nice produtiom.
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4 years ago
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I love this! Wish I was at the party! ROCK ON Hardware Team!
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You have the most amazing stories attached to some of your songs..
I really admire the lyrics.. Fantastic sound on this baby. A messy work place. Hey .. not a messy song though.. This is really cool. Built well. !! Love this ONE#!!
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3 years ago
Lagusaya2 Artist

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Kenneth ... I had forgotten about this song! It was fun playing around with it.
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Very smooth,great song and story smiley
Thanks for makin me smile!
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