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alt-J — Tessellate (Broadbandits Afro Mix)
Album: An Awesome Wave
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Released: 2012
Length: 5:17
Plays (last 30 days): 5
Bite chunks out of me
You're a shark and I'm swimming
My heart still thumps as I bleed
And all your friends come sniffing

Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet
Toe to toe, back to back, let's go, my love it's very late
'Til moming comes, let's tessellate

Go alone my flower
And keep my whole lovely you
Wild green stones alone my lover
And keep us on my heart

Three guns and one goes off
One's empty, one's not quick enough
One bum, one red, one grin
Search the graves while the camera spins

Chunks of you will sink down to seals
Blubber rich in mouming, they'll nosh you up
Yes, they'll nosh the love away but it's fair to say
You will still haunt me

Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet
Toe to toe, back to back, let's go my love it's very late
'Til moming comes, let's tessellate
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alt-J sounds good with cymbals. 
Incredible remix, shame it's not on Spotify.....I have to wait for it to rotate on my favourite radio station :-)
Dirty deeds done dirt cheap?
Bill, loved your geometrical description of tessellation as the intro to this song. Here's an example you might enjoy contemplating Giant's Causeway
 rdo wrote:

When I listen to college radio, it's like when I eat a bowl of Fruit Loops.   It tastes super great for a bit, and I'm like, Why did I ever stop eating Fruit Loops?  But, lo and behold, before the box is done I am dumping it into the waste basket.  Its flavor lasts about two bowls.  That's college radio.


We grow old without noticing sometimes.
Hah nice intro Bill! 
 danmc wrote:


now my eyes as well as my ears are Tessellating
RP listeners with Bill and Rebecca on the left, bwahaha...
You're just rocking my mind today Bill so I thank you sincerely from Kadıköy / Istanbul. We are living a beautiful Sunday afternoon here and the music just turns things up for sure. 

I grew quite fond of Alt-j; they became one of the musicians I regularly listen to with great pleasure thanks to your beautiful selection of their best works of music and 'Tessallate' is surely highly placed amongst them due to the balance of it's intense maturity and liveliness. 

I also have to give great credit to 'Broadbandits Afro mix', the remix took an already beautifully written song to another level. A 'Rock'n Roll On!' type of level :)  

A nice 10 from me obviously; to you, to Radio Paradise and to Alt-J.


With love from,

- Kadıköy / İstanbul, 2022 - 10th of July 
 glennon6274 wrote:
u rock



 uksminas wrote:



I guess I'll have to be the one to point out that the riff in this 2012 hit is a copy of Fever Ray's "If I Had A Heart" from 2009.  The chords, keys, and even the instruments are exactly the same.
You brought me here... for a portal?
Nailed it
Yes!

I'm an old guy - 50's - and I just love this. 
Sure, it's got that 2010's sound all over it and that's no bad thing.

But it's ORIGINAL - the mix brings in elements from all over the place, which is the hallmark of an original artist. To magpie what is happening in music present and past. 

It almost gives me that back of the neck hair raise thing, which to me, is like ... the ultimate. It either hits the belly, or the hairs on your neck - if it hits both, well, that's God like. This isn't there ... but... 

Very powerful, very clever.
When I was 14 I lost my Tesselate, but immediately went out and bought a Pro-YoYo..............much better.
 GHoffmeyer wrote:

Really good song, really overplayed.




All the better to make you sick of this song.
Bill, you made me spill my drink dancing in my chair. 
Really good song, really overplayed.
 henry.lee.jr wrote:

This broadbandits Afro mix version of the song is fantastic, and I couldn’t find it on Apple Music because they don’t have this broadbandits Afro remix version. Thanks for sharing this!



This broadbandits Afro mix version of the song is fantastic, and I couldn’t find it on Apple Music or Spotify or YouTube, because they don’t have this broadbandits Afro remix version. Thanks for sharing this broadbandits Afro mix version, because I sure love this broadbandits Afro mix version !
 uksminas wrote:


how does someone not like this?  that dude is having a ball!
I like it!!
Tessellate definition: To form or arrange blocks in a checkered or mosaic pattern, as in floors or pavement.
 m3andros wrote:


This always CRACKS me up! This GIF is genius! Thanks for the laugh, and thanks for the awesome track "Tessellate"...



This GIF also makes me laugh to tears,
fits very well with this piece
 uksminas wrote:


This always CRACKS me up! This GIF is genius! Thanks for the laugh, and thanks for the awesome track "Tessellate"...
 lindaurq wrote:

I prefer this version, but I can't find it anywhere to purchase - any suggestions ?




Try Discogs -- they're a very reliable source for hard-to-find recordings. Also very cool folks operating the controls.
I prefer this version, but I can't find it anywhere to purchase - any suggestions ?
Excellent!
 cosmiclint wrote:

He means the Hi-Fi


GOOD ONE!!!!!
 farmersdotter2 wrote:
Stereo... whats a stereo? and does it need control?
 
He means the Hi-Fi
 S-curvy wrote:

My favorite cut from a great album.

A funny story:  Because, thanks to RP, I've been an Alt-J fan for years and likewise my 18-year old son has been a super lucky kid and gotten to hear them for all those years too thanks to my being in control of the stereo (when I'm home).  For quite a while, he wasn't too impressed with Alt-J, and then about a year ago he came home from school one day and sought out my Alt-J disc — turns out his homies are all hip to Alt-J, and now so is he and he's unleashing some of their other cuts on them!

Long live RP; your mission to spread the sweet sounds must carry on!



Stereo... whats a stereo? and does it need control?
 S-curvy wrote:

My favorite cut from a great album.

A funny story:  Because, thanks to RP, I've been an Alt-J fan for years and likewise my 18-year old son has been a super lucky kid and gotten to hear them for all those years too thanks to my being in control of the stereo (when I'm home).  For quite a while, he wasn't too impressed with Alt-J, and then about a year ago he came home from school one day and sought out my Alt-J disc — turns out his homies are all hip to Alt-J, and now so is he and he's unleashing some of their other cuts on them!

Long live RP; your mission to spread the sweet sounds must carry on!



GOOD TUNE!
I've  never been one for dancing but if I was this tune would do the job. Volume up!
Good tune!
 Hippostar wrote:

Alt-F4




So salty
Alt-F4
I'm not sure why exactly I love this song so much but it grows in my esteem every time I hear it. Up to 9 tonight.
 njswede wrote:

I *LOVE* all the geeky references to computer graphics. "Triangles are my favorite shape"... "Let's tesselate". 



Oh F yeah (thanks for making this song more well-rounded for me)
 Pjesnik wrote:
What's this? Mandelbrot set set in motion? 

This one is.
Reading the lyrics, I'm gonna say this song is about playing video games all night
 Hippostar wrote:

Alt-F4.




Hilarious.
Alt-F4.
This version is absolutely fantastic. I like it more than the original! Loveeeee!
A nice sound. Gets my blood speeding up!
Swlabr, Reconer, Tessellate... high notes seque..?
'Love Alt-J and their mix of electronica, pop and folk  
From 2007?!! I tought they where newer. I feel old. Happens more often lately.
Desde el 2077 ? ya estoy viejo yo pensaba que Alt J eran como los super nuevo. 
M.C. Escher, master tessellator of all time:
Official M.C. Escher website
 Dandelion_Tamer wrote:
Where can I find this mix!!?
 

There is a link to buy the song on the title page;  If you're PRIME, its free to stream or deep dive into the album.

 But why would you need to? Bill will get around to it again soon enough with a lot of other choice stuff in between.
My wife (RIP) used to tessellate Quilts. I always think of her when Bill plays this...
and people say Yes have indecipherable lyrics...
"Toe to toe, back to back, let's go my love it's very late
'Til moming comes, let's tessellate"

Hell yeah, let's do it!!!
giddee up.
 Dandelion_Tamer wrote:
Where can I find this mix!!?
 
I have not been able to find it. VLC media player set to record and a quick hand on the keyboard.... or so I have heard
 Dandelion_Tamer wrote:
Where can I find this mix!!?
 Ummmmm. Right Here?

Where can I find this mix!!?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

What's this? Mandelbrot set set in motion? 
 lizardking wrote:
 
Ha love it, only on RP!
 redart wrote:
How exactly does one tessellate !? 
 

That is a puzzle.
 redart wrote:
How exactly does one tessellate !? 
 
https://www.mathsisfun.com/geo...
Hey, that was cool and I learned a new word. Also, nice spinny graphic down the thread, Thx.
How exactly does one tessellate !? 
Gold
I always though Alt-J was Electronica... Its's Folktronica! (Wiki)
Brilliant remix. Absolutely love this version. Shame I can't buy it.
Love this song! Hate that I can't get it anywhere! (The Broadbands Afro mix, I mean). The original is fine, but this version goes with a lot more of my playlists! {#Wink}
 Grammarcop wrote:
Let's not intubate. 
 
Particularly now (Covid-19 for you future readers).
 walterbenozzi wrote:
Human League!
 
Welcome!
8 > 9

High praise from me.
 purplecrystals wrote:
Ah, lovely graphic. It makes the world spin after gazing at it for while. What fun, thanks.    SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

 
Very cool
Ah, lovely graphic. It makes the world spin after gazing at it for while. What fun, thanks.    SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

Human League!
 flyboy wrote:

I didn't even know it could be a noun.  According to the Oracle, that's a British usage.
 

Be very very careful with current usage of this word........
This song is inane and silly but it's raw power and flawless execution overwhelms my incredulity.

i love it
One of my regrets, now that I have retired from teaching, is that I did not have this song on my playlist during my teaching days.  What a great tune this would have been to rock a Grade 7 math class for a geometry lesson!!
nice
I finally have a copy of this song on CD!  Got the limited edition pressing used from an eBay seller in Australia...https://www.discogs.com/alt-J-An-Awesome-Wave/release/4233132.  
Let's not intubate. 
 cosmiclint wrote:
I may have posted this before but this band reminds me of Junkhouse for some reason. The vocalist sounds a bit like Tom Wilson I guess.
 

I had not caught that but now that is all I can hear. Tom Wilson, with Junkhouse and all his others bands/ solo is one of those Canadian treasures!
 garyalex wrote:
How does one Tessellate?  Is it one of those things where if you have to ask you probably should avoid the attempt?
 
Okay, Garyalex, I was grinning at your post and saw NoisyMiner seemed to know something I didn't. I Googled.... A tessellation is a real thing!
an arrangement of shapes closely fitted together, especially of polygons in a repeated pattern without gaps or overlapping.


I'm sure we've all tessellated a time or two in our lives....
 garyalex wrote:
How does one Tessellate?  Is it one of those things where if you have to ask you probably should avoid the attempt?
 

Who doesn't get up to a bit of late night tiling?
How does one Tessellate?  Is it one of those things where if you have to ask you probably should avoid the attempt?
 henry.lee.jr wrote:
This broadbandits Afro mix version of the song is fantastic, and I couldn’t find it on Apple Music because they don’t have this broadbandits Afro remix version. Thanks for sharing this!
 
This is my favorite version of this song. I was disappointed it wasn't on their album.  The album version is okay, but not as fabulous as this. So glad we get to hear it here. 
 chinaski wrote:
By far the best version of this track. Let the chair dancing commence!
Besides, you know how hard it is to find this specific track anywhere but radioparadise.com?
 
This Outstanding track is available on YouTube. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwreVcplP6M

Not available on Spotify. 
I may have posted this before but this band reminds me of Junkhouse for some reason. The vocalist sounds a bit like Tom Wilson I guess.
Let's tess... nah skip this ....
By far the best version of this track. Let the chair dancing commence!
Besides, you know how hard it is to find this specific track anywhere but radioparadise.com?
they ruin such a nice song
Love love love this song. Grooving on my office ball chair, conveniently bouncey...
 fredriley wrote:
It's not often that you hear the word 'nosh' used as a verb rather than a noun...
 
I didn't even know it could be a noun.  According to the Oracle, that's a British usage.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

Reminds me of Hypnotoad.
One of the few songs that makes me wish for an 11.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

help
I'm stuck watching this and I need to go out on the warehouse floor and work!
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
I love RP

"Triangles are my favorite shape
Three points where two lines meet..."

 


I love RP
ça tape de folie ! Thanks RP.
I *LOVE* all the geeky references to computer graphics. "Triangles are my favorite shape"... "Let's tesselate". 
 markybx wrote:
The drumming is so precise I thought it must be a machine, but no
 

Yea, like that woman who plays for Moby and the drummer for Schiiler

Make that two drummers SCHILLER : Sonne Live (2013) -- two drummers, 2 hours.
The drumming is so precise I thought it must be a machine, but no
love this band
This broadbandits Afro mix version of the song is fantastic, and I couldn’t find it on Apple Music because they don’t have this broadbandits Afro remix version. Thanks for sharing this!
Despise remixes.
Not a band that hit my radar in the UK - excellent stuff
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Can't get enough of this.  Hypnotic.
 
Agreed
"Toe to toe, back to back, let's go my love it's very late
'Til morning comes, let's tessellate"

Yes lets!!!  

not anymore

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 rdo wrote:

When I listen to college radio, it's like when I eat a bowl of Fruit Loops.   It tastes super great for a bit, and I'm like, Why did I ever stop eating Fruit Loops?  But, lo and behold, before the box is done I am dumping it into the waste basket.  Its flavor lasts about two bowls.  That's college radio.
 
One cannot subsist on Fruit Loops alone, granted, but why would one toss the box into the bin? 1, that's waste; 2, one might crave for some more before it spoils (do seal the bag properly
); 3, what if you get the munchies for something sweet and can't be arsed baking?

Seriously though, I really like this tune. Has me chair or kitchen dancing every time! And the title reminds me of Marvel's Cosmic Cube. I know it's actually called the Tesseract, but that's what Tessellate reminds me of. I can just imagine Loki and Thor dancing to that tune!


The worst with the above is that I'm neither stone nor drunk as I'm writing this. Just plain stupid without any chemical help.
Weird, refreshing, more alt-J