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.
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
whole article or the
Laura Bond, Westword (November
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
W. Bryon Caver, Broomfield Enterprise (November 13,
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.
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.
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
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.
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.