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404 Not Found Press and Media Reviews


Mitch Pugh, Broomfield Enterprise (December 17, 2003)

Leaning more heavily on the spoken word pieces than 2002's "Nightmare Lullaby," the new record ["Paper Cuts"] is a more aggressive yet mature sound. With songs that musically evoke the likes of King Missile and Soul Coughing and lyrics that remind of an early Charles Bukowski or even Hunter S. Thompson, it's not exactly a commercial sound.

"Paper Cuts" is a remarkably unique disc. You'd be hard-pressed to find anything that sounds exactly like it.

From short-story pieces set to music (like "Disco Superhero" or "Christmas At Grandpas") to gag pieces (like "John Wilkes Booth") or pop culture statements (like "Self Help"), there's a politically minded intensity prevalent throughout the record. All of which is set to innately listenable electronic pop, sometimes in direct contrast to the content of the lyrics.

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wire, KBFR radio (July 15, 2003)

About 2 years ago I came across Eclectronic while DJing for KGNU, and instantly fell in love with it. Your music is vibrant, new, and exciting.


Johnnie Johnson, Innervision Television, KBDI 12 and DCTV 57 (June 2002)

This is the music of the future.


Mitch Pugh, Broomfield Enterprise (April 6, 2002)

NIGHTMARE LULLABY, 404 Not Found (A7 Audio Research)

As soon as the first song on this Broomfield-based electronic group's fourth release begins, you know you're in for something a little different.

From the techno beats and sampled grunts of "The Grunt Song" to the spoken-word "Click It," inspired by an infatuation with MBCI.com quick-click advertiser Ingrid, this album runs the gamut from ambient to techno to comedically absurd spoken word. Boulder poet Scott Siders provides much of the spoken word material, reminiscent of equal parts Charles Bukowski and David Foster Wallace.

But what really makes this disc stand out is the impressively listenable beats and rhythms put down by founder Scott Bradley and company. The music certainly leans to the avant garde/experimental, but it never loses its hooks. For purchase and live local and Internet performance information, go to www.404notfound.net.

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Laura Bond, Westword (November 4, 1999)

Yet what Bradley sees in this group of seemingly disparate personalities is individual talents, folks who can contribute, one track at a time, to the collaborative and sometimes confusing body of work produced by 404 Not Found, an experimental electronic collective he started in 1996. It's a project born and raised in his Broomfield studio, the A7 Audio Research Lab, a homemade affair composed of both proletariat software and high-tech hodgepodgery. Among the hum of machinery -- the synthesizers, monitors and keypads and blinking, buzzing equalizers -- there's a distinct sense that Bradley is on to something. A former software engineer who by day provides technical support to those less savvy than he, Bradley might well be the most creative, prolific local composer that no one local has ever heard of.

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W. Bryon Caver, Broomfield Enterprise (November 13, 1999)

Many 404 Not Found songs combine synthesizer music and unusual noises with spoken words in a style reminiscent of "Psychic TV" and other industrial bands.

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Todd Nienkerk, The Holding Cell Gazette Weekly E-Zine

Mr. Bradley employs a use of music rarely heard by contemporary ears, but is making its presence known in a realm of experimental music that will inevitably be copied by the mainstream.


Rivets e-zine

Todd's music is utterly warped and twisted, but at the same time, very sane.


John Klopp, The Rambo Report (Volume 2, Issue 12, March 29, 1999)

Maybe its me. Maybe I'm prone to weird, mind numbing music. No, it can't be just me because 404 Not Found has always hovered near the top of the mp3.com experimental music chart. With the genre juggling act at mp3.com they're lost in the comedy section, which, in my opinion is not the correct category for this so called 'band'. Sure, its funny stuff, but its more than that. I resisted downloading the song, 'Something is Wrong with my Penis' for months. It was always there, looming near the top of the charts. But I wasn't going to give in. I'd heard enough bad music at mp3.com with childish titles. Then one day I did it. I don't know what came over me, but I'll never look back. This song could not have been written by human intelligence. You'll have to hear it for yourself, for no review could do it justice. The lyrics are sung/spoken by an old Dr.Sebatsio-like computer program. As the lyrics go, 'Something is very very wrong with my penis penis' one can not help wonder if there is something wrong with their own head! Has the world gone mad! Why hasn't Geffen Records signed these guys!? They are truly amazing.


Brett Freedman, The Rambo Report (Volume 2, Issue 12, March 29, 1999)
Mongoloid Think Tank (V.404)
404 Not Found
Experimental
3.6 Mb
Unique MP3.com super jam of sorts with contributions from members of Anarchy Steering Committee, Balloon School and Someone Else's Problem. Electronic rhythms, provocative lyrics ... expanding the envelope.
Grade: B+

Darryl, KASU radio

I received the CD yesterday, I am planning to show case it this coming
Friday night. Some very funny stuff and the music is very good too. I'm
sure it will go over huge...


Linda, LUVeR internet radio (http://www.eroplay.com/luver)

thanks for sending us your great cd. we really love it. we've already played it once on LUVeR, and will be playing it lots more.

 

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