|Bushes and Marshmallows
||Ambient, Breakbeat, DnB (Drum & Bass) House, IDM (Intelligent Dance Music)
||Name your price
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The basic details are all here, but if you know some fun facts on these tracks, you should add them.
Bushes and Marshmallows is an album by C418 released in 2009 containing various songs he created for no particular reason. Though finished and privately released on May 31, the album would not get a public release until August 1.
Ironically, contrary to what the title may suggest, this album has little to do with C418's blog Bushes and Marshmallows (his English translation for the blog's German name Blödsinn am Mittwoch). In fact, it was the first album released by C418 to not originate entirely on the BAM blog, although several tracks do find their origins there.
The entire album is released under CC BY 3.0
Bushes and Marshmallows was an album that was at the cusp of me starting work on Minecraft. It’s an eclectic mess of tongue-in-cheek songs that really have no other reason existing but because I wanted to make random stuff.
Another thing I recall is the name of the album. Bushes and Marshmallows was my english translation to a blog I used to host, called “Blödsinn am Mittwoch,” which translates into “silliness on Wednesday.” On that blog I created some piece of music every Wednesday, even if I had no time. It helped me get better at making music, and get better at making mediocre music under pressure, haha.
Now, Bushes and Marshmallows doesn’t really have anything to do with the blog, but I guess I just wanted to sort of memorialize the name like that. Bushes and Marshmallows. Blödsinn am Mitwoch. BaM. Bam.
I really do
Good day sir!
I forgot how this song sounds like
I thought it was the weakest part of the album.
- The track has an unofficial video that played on the header of C418's website.
Unreasonable had a music video made, which is what the header is playing. You can find it here.
What are you thinking right now?
I believe I can fly
I believe I can search the sky!
Note that these lyrics were transcribed by a fan and may not be accurate.
I believe i can fly, fly
Through the sky, very high
Yeah, they go, go go,
I believe he can go so high
What does any
Do you know
I do not?
I believe i can fly, fly (he believes he can fly, fly)
Through the sky, very high (through the sky, very high)
Yeah, they go, go go (yeah, they go, go go,)
I believe he can go so high (I believe he can go so high)
- I believe I can fly is a parody on the song I Believe I Can Fly by R. Kelly.
- C418 was once offered 100$ to make an uncensored version of the track.
I believe I can fly is not all that special, it’s just a dumb joke on lyrics. However someone told me they’d give me a hundred bucks if I ever release a version without the censorship. I never ended up doing that. Well, if I ever am short on cash, I’ll remember that.
Yes is a remix project. One of those where, like, famous artists ask you to remix their work and give you their stems. I kinda didn’t use any of their stuff in any way they wanted to, and I also never heard back from them. I don’t even remember who it was.
Monkey Park is a song that starts out very slow and brooding, then evolves into sheer insanity.
Monkey park appears on BAM #51-lproj.
I remember that someone hosted Chant in some ambient music podcast because they liked it.
Höre is an improv piece where pretty much everything has been recorded in real time. I do not know why I decided to put in the “do a barrel roll sample.” I think this piece turned out quite great though. Except for said sample.
höre has a sound channel that almost sounds like singing. but don't be fooled. thats actually a baby, pitched
- Höre is the German for the verb 'hear'.
- Höre is the longest track of Bushes and Marshmallows.
A big thank you to
it was a pause between those two tracks and I thought I'll leave it there
- A big thank you to is the shortest track on Bushes and Marshmallows
- Although seemingly completely silent; turning the volume up allows the listener to hear static that slowly fades out, followed by the (slowly fading in) chords from the next track, But I love you.
But I love you
But I love you is a goodbye piece. I think I did try to imitate Aphex Twin a bit there.
the only real clipping is on but I love you. it isn't actual clipping because the song doesn't go over peaks. but I left it there. every album should have flaws
At the first second of Turn, the final second of But I love you fades out completely then it becomes silent for the rest of the track before Edward next plays.
Like A big thank you to, It is a pause between the two tracks.
- The track is completely silent except for the first second, where But I love you can be heard fading out completely.
[Edward] consists of [BAMs] #20 and #21. [...] all synths in that song are operator so ableton live only
If memory serves me correctly I think [the TTS voice is called Edward], yeah. I also seem to remember a silly in-joke that led to the Turret/Tourette syndrome pun
Note that these lyrics were transcribed by a fan, but some were confirmed by sohnemann, so these are likely accurate.
Okay. It's almost over. Album's done. Please go home. The album's done.
(Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret and I have a Tourette syndrome!) It's almost over. Album's done. Please go home. Album's done.
It is over. The album's done. Close your player. The album's done.
Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret and I have a Tourette syndrome!
Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret and I have a-
Tourette syndrome! Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret and I have a Tourette syndrome!
Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret. Hi, I'm Edward Turret and I have a Tourette syndrome! (x3)
- The track Edward is a remix of BAM #20 and BAM #21 and appears as two separate songs on BAM.
What is a song that I created for a friend’s project. However I do not recall which friend or what project.
- sohnemann planned an ARG to help market the album's release. YouTube and Twitter accounts named EdwardTurret were created on the day of the private release, with various teasers and clues being posted in the following days. However, the idea was shelved after a couple of weeks and the puzzle was never finished. The initial plan was to spread unlabeled CDs "around town" which contained the full album and "cryptic links".
- The album artwork was taken by C418's longtime friend sohnemann in his parents' garden.
- The name of the album was originally going to be "ty murn", the meaning of which was deliberately kept secret.
- Initially, the final track was built around a strings section similar to the first track. It is unknown which song it was or if it even ended up on the album at all.