James Blake – Mile High feat. Travis Scott and Metro Boomin (Official Video)

I’m a huge fan of James Blake.
He has an amazing voice, and uses it in a unique way.
tune up the volume to get the full effect.

Don’t wanna see you by yourself, by yourself
By yourself, by yourself, by yourself

We on a drive, looped in
Two seat ride, couped in
Who gon’ slide? Who’s in?
Big rocks ’round of ten
Fleetwood down new sand
Two seat ride, couped in
Don’t leave ’round loose ends
Don’t be around new friends, yeah

We just be mile high clubbin’
I’m on a thousand miles runnin’
Hit it, go downtown Sunday
Then move it uptown Monday

Don’t wanna see you by yourself, by yourself
By yourself, by yourself, by yourself

If I give it to you, will you leave?
Tell it to you, will you speak?
Got it tatted on my sleeve
Fell in love oversea
Ass fatter than a peach, uh
Ocean water kinda deep, uh
Rolling up out the reef, uh
Put me down, shake the sleep

Lasting like Duracell
Lasting like Duracell
Forty days, forty nights
Feel like a holy night
The lesson’s always there
That less is always more
And in the back and forth
I’m not keeping score
Lesson’s always there
That less is always more
When you’re alone with me
You never come up short
You never come up short
Never come up short
Never come up short
Never come-

Watch the fan as it spins
In my arms, wrapped in
Don’t know where you start
And where I begin
Like I found myself an imaginary friend
And when we stay in
I’m missin’ everything

We just be mile high clubbin’
I’m on a thousand miles runnin’
Hit it, go downtown Sunday
Then move it uptown Monday

Don’t wanna see you by yourself, by yourself
By yourself, by yourself, by yourself

Hi-Vis, never seem
Lowkey as it’s been
Fell in love overseas
Fell in love like it’s easy
Put to sleep without dreams
Under the moonbeam
Call you for no reason
Hold on like it’s greasy

Lasting like Duracell
Lasting like Duracell
Forty days, forty nights
Feel like a holy night
The lesson’s always there
That less is always more
And in the back and forth
I’m not keeping score
Lesson’s always there
That less is always more
When you’re alone with me
You never come up short
You never come up short
Never come up short
Never come up short
Never come-

See you by yourself, by yourself
By yourself, by yourself, by yourself

Killing Joke – Love Like Blood

 

We must play our lives like soldiers in the field
The life is short
I’m running faster all the time
Strength and beauty destined to decay

So cut the rose in full bloom
‘Til the fearless come and the act is done

A love like blood
A love like blood
‘Til the fearless come and the act is done

A love like blood
A love like blood

Everyday through all frustration and despair

Love and hate fight with burning hearts
‘Til legends live and man is god again

And self-preservation rules the day no more
We must dream of promised lands and fields
That’s never fade in season
As we move towards no end
We learn to die
Red tears are shed on gray
‘Til the fearless come and the act is done

‘Til the fearless come and the act is done

dedicated to harmony

One of the few bands i still like and listen to today is Steely Dan.
Aja is my favorite album, but they do have plenty of fantastic songs as well.

I’ve seen your picture
Your name in lights above it
This is your big debut
It’s like a dream come true
And when you smile for the camera
I know they’re love it
I got your pin shot
I keep it with your letter
Done up in blueprint blue
It sure looks good on you
So won’t you smile for the camera
I know I’ll love you better
Peg
It will come back to you
Peg
It will come back to you
Then the shutter falls
You see it all in 3-D
It’s your favorite foreign movie…

Not are just the vocals and (backing vocals)in perfect harmony, but the music is also very cleverly harmonized.
The style is fusion: rock and roll and jazz.
and they have that California sound, even though they are from New York.

Drive west on Sunset
To the sea
Turn that jungle music down
Just until we’re out of town
This is no one night stand
It’s a real occasion
Close your eyes and you’ll be there
It’s everything they say
The end of a perfect day
Distant lights from across the bay
Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine so young
Tell me I’m the only one

Here come those Santa Ana winds again

We’ll jog with show folk on the sand
Drink kirschwasser from a shell
San Francisco show and tell
Well I should know by now
That it’s just a spasm
Like a Sunday in T.J.
That it’s cheap but it’s not free
That I’m not what I used to be
And that love’s not a game for three

Babylon sisters shake it
Babylon sisters shake it
So fine so young
Tell me I’m the only one…

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto

I’ve been a fan of Ryuichi Sakamoto since the 80’s. he worked with another artist whom i really like too. David Sylvian.
I discovered Alva Noto (German composer)more recently and fell in love with his music. ended up buying all his albums and EP’s.
his sound is very unique…he doesn’t use instruments, he uses sounds.

…but when the collaboration with Sakamoto happened there was a perfect match of electronic noise and bleeps combined with the organic piano music of Sakamoto. this combination really works well.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alva_Noto
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryuichi_Sakamoto

SND – Atavism

i don’t expect anyone to like this music, or even call it music…but i love it.
Glitch music has been popularised by Aphex Twin and Autechre, but both these excellent artists require a certain amount of effort on the listener, to absorb the music.
SND are different, in that, their music can be absorbed by relaxing and allowing the music to flow over you.

As i said, i’m not really expecting others to enjoy this music as much as i do.
SND are Mark Fell & Mat Steel.
sedge808.

Carmen McRae / How Long Has This Been Going On

‘Neath the stars, at bazaars
Often I’ve had to caress men
Five or ten, dollars then, I’d collect from all those yes-men
Don’t be sad, I must add, that they meant no more than chess-men

Darling, can’t you see?
‘Twas for charity?
Though these lips have made slips, it was never really serious
Who’d have thought, I’d be caught in a state that’s so delirious?

I could cry
Salty tears
Where have i been all these years
Listen you, tell me do
How long has this been going on?

What a kick
How I buzz
Boy, you click like no one does
Listen sweet, i repeat
How long has this been going on?

Dear, when in your arms I creep
That divine rendezvous
Don’t wake me if i’m asleep
Let me dream that it’s true

Kiss me once, kiss me twice
Then once more, that makes thrice
Come on lets make it four

What a break, for heaven’s sake
How long has this been going on?

What a break, for heaven’s sake
How long has this been going on?