50 pictomat videos, 50 notes for 2010: pictomat sings, 50 best voices!
August 9, 2010, 4:17 am
Filed under: 50 best voices, 50 notes for 2010, 50 pictomat videos

pictomat sings! the new dylan?

pictomat has the pleasure and honor of presenting a world exclusive music video.

music critics in the u.k. are calling this stripped down version on an old four tops song one of the freshest sounds they’ve heard since … well, since levi stubbs and the tops stepped into motown’s studio “a” in 1967. pictomat was lucky enough to put the track down with the great motown house band led by earl van dyke. that is jamie jamison’s bass you hear leading through the track. the voice? no autotune here! this is one-take-ruder with his narrow one note range. kind of a rap, but with feeling and excellent diction. no melisma here. it is all about feeling without theatrics. pictomat thinks you will hear the pleading, obsessive honesty when you take a listen. it is short. so listen to youTube, offer up your own critique., and comment below.


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I am never sure what to expect. I am never bored! But good thing you have a retirement income to depend on. BUT, you were on pitch! Don’t give up!

Comment by Karen

One take? Seems I was hearing about Bernadette all night long … must have been one really, really. really long take. Whatever happened to those quiet book filled nights with the likes of that nice studious Ms. Monroe and that bookworm friend of Paul Cadmus? Oh well I guess listening to all those hours of recording will seem like nothing once the royalty checks start rolling in. I wonder if Levi Stubbs ever read Ulysses?

Comment by J.T.

a very moving and sensitive version of the tops classic. i meowed right along with the tune the first time i heard it!

Comment by earl

from an email to pictomat (with no mention of pictmat’s golden throat), comes this:

I love this project!!!  I think it is my favorite one  you have done so far!  I cant wait to read all 50….BRILIANT!


Comment by pictomat

i sense a touch of pride in your voice.. could Bernadette be alias J—? Nice emoting and solid riff. Whens your first gig?

Comment by hank ivey

Hey Rhine I really enjoyed that one…nice job!

Comment by patrice

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