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#1 Posted by Nodima (1972 posts) -

I can't say explicitly whether it's a tribute cut or not, but in some ways it certainly feels like a eulogy. Anyway, it's a choice tune and it made me think of him, so I'm dropping it here.

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#2 Edited by ADAMWD (716 posts) -

Asked them on Twitter if it was a tribute, and they said it indeed is.

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#3 Posted by aajf (239 posts) -

Great track, what a wonderful tribute.

Also this is literally the first time I've heard or read the term "cloud rap". As someone who loves shoegazey/glitchy dreamscapes combined with a strong beat but who never knows how to search for them, you just helped me out a lot.

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#4 Posted by vaiz (3064 posts) -

This is, indeed, a jam.

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#5 Posted by AjayRaz (12803 posts) -

i saw this on bandcamp and i was totally wondering if that was a ryan tribute. awesome to hear that it is~

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#6 Posted by Milkman (18913 posts) -

I've never heard of these guys before but that was great!

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#7 Edited by Nodima (1972 posts) -

@aajf said:

Great track, what a wonderful tribute.

Also this is literally the first time I've heard or read the term "cloud rap". As someone who loves shoegazey/glitchy dreamscapes combined with a strong beat but who never knows how to search for them, you just helped me out a lot.

This was when I first heard of Friendzone. 808s & Dark Grapes II is a fantastic album.

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#8 Posted by Capum15 (5699 posts) -

That was excellent.

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#9 Posted by Nodima (1972 posts) -

@adamwd said:

Asked them on Twitter if it was a tribute, and they said it indeed is.

thanks.

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#10 Edited by TheManWithNoPlan (7008 posts) -

That's really nice.

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#11 Posted by Fattony12000 (8273 posts) -

Fuck, that's fresh as shit.

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#12 Posted by JazGalaxy (1638 posts) -

Friendzone is such a great name for an act...

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#13 Posted by TheHT (14314 posts) -

<3

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#14 Edited by tsutohiro (371 posts) -

Respect.

For the jams.

Pour one out.

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RYAN DAVIS

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#15 Posted by aajf (239 posts) -

@nodima: I'll be sure to check out the whole thing.

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#16 Posted by notdavid (873 posts) -

Pretty fresh. I bet Ryan would have really liked it.

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#17 Edited by peterious (61 posts) -

Great tune, heard of these guys but had never checked em out, I will now though.

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#18 Posted by Akyho (2120 posts) -

Its been a few months and these little tributes still bring a few tears to my eyes.

Even without the attachment of it being a memorial to Ryan its something Id listen too and I am enjoying it right now.

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#19 Posted by Quarters (2591 posts) -

HOT DANG. Never heard the term "cloud rap" before, but I certainly am aware of it now. Outside of being a touching tribute, it's a tasty beat. Well done.

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#20 Edited by Evilsbane (5562 posts) -

THIS SONG MAKES EVERYTHING CAPS! LOVE YOU RYAN WHEREVER YOU ARE DUDER!

Edit: Screw life for taking him away, from his friends, his family, and us. He really was amazing, I don't know.. every little mention of him gets to me I wish I was creative enough to make something to show how much that tiny sombrero wearing mad man meant to me.

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#21 Posted by Blackmoore (258 posts) -

God damn. That's some good shit. Fitting tribute.

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#22 Posted by GalacticPunt (1458 posts) -

Truly excellent on every level.

Baller. Time.

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#23 Posted by Nev (688 posts) -

Really great to see this stuff still coming. Great track, too.

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#24 Edited by Ghost_Cat (2042 posts) -

I can't believe "cloud rap" has stuck to this sub-genre for this long (not a fan of the name). But I figured so the moment I heard the track. Friendzone are great, and their Kuchibiru collections are top-notch stuff (Ryan Hemsworth's "Oil Paintings" is a rework of a SOTN track). Bay Area music is where it's at, y'all. BAY AREA!!!

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#25 Posted by CHUCHULVC (2 posts) -

hey this is james from fz

thank you all so much for the love. making music is my life and giant bomb and the bombcast has been apart of my life so much for years now. i worked on this song with my partner dylan around the time that ryan passed and i just felt like the track needed to be named after him.

RIP Ryan. we all miss you.

<333 maybe i should post on the forums mroe!

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#26 Posted by RonGalaxy (4688 posts) -

hey this is james from fz

thank you all so much for the love. making music is my life and giant bomb and the bombcast has been apart of my life so much for years now. i worked on this song with my partner dylan around the time that ryan passed and i just felt like the track needed to be named after him.

RIP Ryan. we all miss you.

<333 maybe i should post on the forums mroe!

The song is great, you are awesome!

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#27 Posted by Rick_Fingers (525 posts) -

@chuchulvc: seriously fantastic mate, well done and great track too

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#28 Edited by GeekDown (1179 posts) -

That was excellent. A tribute I think Ryan would have really liked.

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#29 Posted by Itwongo (1735 posts) -

Wow, I somehow missed this.

It's really good! You've outdone yourself, @chuchulvc, I'll bet he would've really liked it.

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#30 Edited by SPF3000 (11 posts) -

@chuchulvc: Wow, I'm late to this, but it makes me love FZ even more. You guys inspire me to make music. 808 & Dark Grapes III this year?

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#31 Posted by A_Cute_Squirtle (851 posts) -

I just wanted to bump this to say that James Laurence of Friendzone died recently at the age of 27. Seems extra tragic given his thoughtful tribute to Ryan on here. It was nice to look at their one debut record, DX, and recall them as fans of Ryan's work.

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#33 Posted by Technician (751 posts) -