TechnoCow

1998
EtherReal
from Bite Me

This song began life as a remix of Home by Depeche Mode, which I had (naively) sent to them hoping it would be considered. I really enjoyed the song, but I was disappointed with most of the official remixes, so I wanted to do something I would like to have been released.The

The Techno Cow

Naturally, I took out all the Depeche Mode related samples for my version and replaced them with other things, but it always sounded substandard to me after that. So, in 2006 when I was remastering some of my tracks from Headspace, I did this one as well, and took the best elements of both versions and stuck them together. This remaster took the most amount of time out of all of them because the two versions were quite dissimilar in their composition. I also replaced a couple of sampled parts with newer instruments in FL Studio. Finally, I removed some completely useless and disjointed movie samples I stuck in for no reason, and replaced them with some from “Star Trek IV” samples and voila – I liked this one again.

The Technocow is a stuffed cow I won at a traveling carnival back several years before this track was written. I put a blue cape on him and he lived in my apartment for the longest time, sitting on the stereo, so thus he became the Techno Cow. He had been known to dance mirthfully whenever the right music was playing.

Influences

I was definitely going for a flavour that resembled Fluke, something like Atom Bomb or Absurd.


Depeche Mode

Home

EtherReal TechnoCow Remix

This is the original Depeche Mode remix in all its flawed glory.

Credits

written by Martin L. Gore. performed by Depeche Mode. produced by Tim Simenon. remix and additional production by EtherReal.


EtherReal

TechnoCow

This is the opening track from 1998’s Bite Me.

EtherReal

TechnoCow

2006 Remastered

This is the revamp, with the new FL Studio Parts and the best elements of the Depeche Mode and EtherReal arrangements included.

EtherReal

TechnoCow

Alternate Mix

This is a different take on the 2006 arrangement.

EtherReal

TechnoCow

Instrumental

The 2006 remaster without the new added parts.

Credits

written, produced and arranged by EtherReal. ©1998 Woof Boom Productions.

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