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July 18, 2007 12:40 PM   Subscribe

I need someone to identify a song for me, from an advertisement I keep seeing on SkyOne in Ireland.

Hey, I'm sure someone's going to be able to answer this one quick, but I've hit Google for damn near an hour now with no luck.

I did, however, find a Google Video Link to the commercial. For those of you who might know the advertisement just by description: its the one for Fujifilm, in which the older couple keeps getting their picture taken in younger people's situations, i.e. a bumper car park, wearing crappy 80's clothing, etc. It also ends with a picture of the older woman being pregnant, which in a flash turns into a younger couple. I hope that's concise and good enough of a description.

So, could someone please be a dove, listen to this, and just let me know who does the song? I'm really interested in the style - it sounds like Frou Frou, but Irish instead of British. That, and I'm about to go out of my mind listening to the damn 30 second clip every 15 minutes or so, and singing it the rest of the day.

Thanks in advance.
posted by plaidrabbit to Grab Bag (10 answers total)
 
Did you try adtunes.com?

It sounds like Imogen Heap to me (singer of Frou Frou). She uses that hackneyed vocal effect a lot.
posted by loiseau at 12:50 PM on July 18, 2007


Yea, no dice on Adtunes - and the site was a real pain in the ass to use. I remembered the reference from earlier threads that pointed to them, but no joy there.
posted by plaidrabbit at 1:03 PM on July 18, 2007


I can't get the video to load, for some reason. Is it online anywhere else?
posted by iconomy at 1:27 PM on July 18, 2007


Looks like it's "Nine Words" by Oppenheimer. (I got that from google. I've never heard of Oppenheimer before.) Here's their Myspace page.
posted by craichead at 1:33 PM on July 18, 2007


Seconding Oppenheimer. Doesn't sound like Imogen's stuff very much at all. But does sound like her voice.
posted by sjuhawk31 at 1:37 PM on July 18, 2007


Perfect. You all are amazing when it comes to these things.

Thanks!
posted by plaidrabbit at 1:58 PM on July 18, 2007


Shaun Robinson of Oppenheimer was once my chemistry teacher at school. Here is their wikipedia page. As far as I know Shaun has taken a few years sabbatical from the teaching job and is working with Oppenheimer full time.

Their song "This Is Not A Test" recently featured in an Ugly Betty episode - Youtube link

I'm glad to see they're getting noticed.
posted by knapah at 2:02 PM on July 18, 2007 [1 favorite]


The "hackneyed vocal effect" is called a vocoder. I dunno why it's so popular all of a sudden, except that it derives from the same 1970s period that influenced a lot of indie bands.
posted by dhartung at 5:31 PM on July 18, 2007


Yea, no dice on Adtunes - and the site was a real pain in the ass to use. I remembered the reference from earlier threads that pointed to them, but no joy there.

Since "that pain in the ass" Adtunes.com is primarily about U.S. commercials, you might have better luck next time trying a U.K. based site when looking for information on adverts. ;)
posted by jca at 10:22 PM on July 18, 2007


Since "that pain in the ass" Adtunes.com is primarily about U.S. commercials, you might have better luck next time trying a U.K. based site when looking for information on adverts. ;)

www.commercialbreaksandbeats.co.uk would probably be a good place to start...
posted by Nice Guy Mike at 12:30 AM on July 19, 2007


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