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Schatz, Greg / Amoebotics
Album:Amoebotics Collection:General
Artist:Schatz, Greg Added:Jul 2019
Label:Hot Spazz Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-07-23 Pull Date:2019-09-24 
Week Ending:Sep 22Sep 8Sep 1Aug 25Aug 18Aug 11Aug 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 28, 2023:Hanging In The Boneyard
I'm Building A Robot
4.Feb 06, 2021:Hanging in the bone yard
I'm Building A Robot
2.Jul 14, 2022:Hanging In The Boneyard
I'm Building A Robot (Short)
5.Dec 12, 2020:Hanging in the bone yard
I'm Building A Robot (Short)
3.Jun 23, 2021:Hanging in the Boneyard (rebroadcast from Dec 28, 2019)
I'm Building A Robot
6.Mar 07, 2020:Hanging In The Bone Yard
I'm Building A Robot

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2019-08-07 
Amoebotics - Greg Schatz & The Friggin’ Geniuses

In his 7th release Schatz provides a sound that is as well crafted as it is quirky. Illiterate your listeners on such existential topics as the demise of the working stiff through robots and brain eating amoeba while entertaining them with superb musicianship that deftly combines pop, jazz, Tex-Mex and Rhumba. And don’t worry about our future, Schatz opines that we’re all destined to return to the primordial ooze from whence we came.

Note: CD includes shortened version of longer cuts

RIYL: Tom Waits, Mose Allision, Martin Mull

*1 Not Even Close - mid-tempo, jazzy rumba style with nice piano break about not being good enough for his SO (3:28)
**2 I’m Building A Robot – mid-tempo, lovely toe-tapper about building a robot to take my job building robots (4:45 & 3:32)
*3 Machines Are Building Machines - mid-tempo fun & quirky with a mechanistic sound (4:45 & 3:50)
*4 I’m An Animal – bouncy number reminding us that we’re all just animals (5:02)
5 Mechanism – techno instrumental ala Laurie Anderson (1:59)
*6 The Amoeba – Haunting rhumba-esque story of the amoeba that might eat your brain (4:40)
7 All I Do Is Ooze – Ode to the fun life of microbes with nice violin (4:29 & 3:58)
8 Protoplasm – jazzy piano instrumental (3:42)
9 The Water – jazzy, light & tranquil story of returning to the water (5:49)

* Mr. Bones especially likes these

Track Listing
1.Not Even Close 7.All I Do Is Ooze
2.I'm Building A Robot 8.Protoplasm
3.Machines Are Making Machines 9.The Water
4.I'm An Animal 10.I'm Building A Robot (Short)
5.Mechanism 11.Machines Are Making Machines (Short)
6.The Amoeba 12.The Amoeba (Short)
 13.All I Do Is Ooze (Short)