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Same Day Music

10 August 2005


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Since this website is called Laptop Studio, I thought I should give Laptop a mention. Jesse Hartman used to direct music videos, but now he records music under the name Laptop. He recorded the first Laptop album entirely on his IBM Thinkpad laptop PC — a perfect illustration of the Laptop Studio philosophy.

The music itself is synthesizer-driven pop music, but with a heavy sense of sarcasm. The first Laptop album includes a retro-’80s style synthesizer cover of Billy Joel’s It’s Still Rock ‘n’ Roll To Me, and one of the hit songs from that album is called I’m So Happy You Failed. All very droll. You could compare it to the Future Bible Heroes, the side project of the awesome Magnetic Fields — both bands have a similarly jaundiced view of the world.

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