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HEY by The Black Penguins

HEY

This is a live DEMO from The Black Penguins / Band Practice Archive. All tracks were recorded with using a Zoom H2.

al “NO! Inc.” carter – drums
david “NO_BEARDO_NO” emmert – bass
eric “eroctech” toledo – guitar

Special thanks for SUPER and all my SUPER PEEPS for the loves and support and your HEY art. I see every SUPER tile as a piece of art worthy of being in any museum. SUPER is a unique place of empathy rarely found online. CHECK IT OUT the iOS & Android app here http://super.me

This video a celebration of the early days of THE BLACK PENGUINS and SUPER. This entire project was possible because of SUPER. This was not planned out months in advance it just kinda happened. I found the untitled song and a post here and post there and HEY I think I got something. The goal was to just put it out there. Keep things raw. GET IT DONE. So hope you enjoy.

I highly recommend watching this video by James Victore about “Feck Perfuction”. Inspiration for us all: https://youtu.be/SVw5e6EYFUg

Recorded on 11-11-2010 HEY (original file name SR052-untitled-dec-11) is the 3 time we all three met together to jam. This song never made our debut album “Mark it Zero”. No edits except the intro & outro nonsense (tails out). Also TIP – we recorded our practices using Front & Back stereo pairs mics then summed down. Try headphones for that in the room vibe; as well as blasting it on some speakers with low end.

VIDEO of “The Shack”. The room were the magic happened:

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Original File Name: SR052-untitled-dec-11 / TBP-VAG-SR052

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DEBUT ALBUM MARK IT ZERO (FREE): theblackpenguins.bandcamp.com/album/mark-it-zero

TBP016-SR052 Mark it Zero (demos & outtakes)

MY THIRD EYE – The Black Penguins

“MY THIRD EYE” by The Black Penguins

Take a journey into the consciousness of it’s creator eric “eroctech” toledo the mastermind behind ‪The Black Penguins‬. Each song is linked to a time, place, or emotion in his life.

MY THIRD EYE is a psychedelic, experimental electronic album with some guitars, laced with flash backs from ‪The Dude‬.

*Lots of goodies included for those who download the whole album!


Credits

eric “eroctech” toledo
guitars, keys, programing, recording, and mixing using ableton live & pro tools

“Nopales (Mix 2)”
remix of the single “Nopales”

“Animal (Ghosts of San Francisco)”
remix from “Mark it Zero
al carter – drums
david emmert – bass

“Whales & Salt”
live stereo demo recording
sf anonymous – drums

“Canelo”
canlelo – paws on wood floor

CC BY 3.0 – some rights reserved

Review

Out of all the shadowy outfits prowling in the fast flickering eye of the electronic storm and psychedelic lo-fi manifesting across CA, some are as obscure and as overlooked as [ The Black Penguins ]. The confounding maker Eric Toledo, has released several titles to essentially few basic recognition or critical acclaim in the last half decade. A sad event so to say, for “MY THIRD EYE” the most recent in a chain of release, is so solid and so different in comparison to [ The Black Penguins ] previous titles that it’s almost impossible to believe they all emerged from the mind of one shrouded outfit. But make no mistake as every album since the first, “Mark it Zero” when [ The Black Penguins ] had a drummer & bass player, Eric’s music were built mainly with the use of electronic beats and keys while flirting around various elements to create electronic pieces. And while majority of Eric’s albums are shape around electronic output [ The Black Penguins ] also swift outside its comfort zone integrating few guitar based songs with electronic drums. The album “Moods” has no guitars at all while all the “Mixtape” albums are heavy on the electronic side. “MY THIRD EYE” on the other end is the culmination of [ The Black Penguins ] electronic work. It’s probably one of the most cohesive results to date.

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MY THIRD EYE - Back Cover - The Black Penguins

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Leonard Simon Nimoy

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Leonard Simon Nimoy

‪‎Spock‬ was a good ‪Vulcan‬, and a good man. He was…he was one of us. He was a man who loved logic, and space, and as a Star Fleet member he explored the Alpha and Beta Quadrants from Earth to Kronos, and up to Romulus.

He died.. he died as so many young men of his generation before his time, and in your wisdom, Lord, you took him. Just as you took so many bright, flowering young men at Setlik III, and Bajor, and Wolf 359. These young men gave their lives, and so did Spock. Spock who loved space. And so, Leonard Simon Nimoy.. in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been….we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the final frontier , which you loved so well.

Goodnight, sweet prince. LLAP.

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*Taken from a fellow members post on the ‪‎Dudeism‬ Facebook fan page.

Leonard Nimoy’s final words via Twitter: