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Kosheen — Avalanche
Album: Kokopelli
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 1692









Released: 2003
Length: 6:12
Plays (last 30 days): 2
He looks like me
But not so haunted
Eyes like the sea
In storm
In torment
How can a body so frail
Contain this spirit
This creature I see

We're taking an avalanche
And lifting it up again
I've been high enough
To get to where I wanna go (ooh)
And living another day
Won't keep me out of touch
I'll find you some day
Got to get you out of this somehow I know

He looks right through me
So unprotected
His only legacy
Returned
Rejected
So young so free
So old and ridden
Oh what you see

We're taking an avalanche
And lifting it up again
I've been high enough
To get to where I wanna go (ooh)
And living another day
Won't keep me out of touch
I'll find you some day
Got to get you out of this somehow I know

He's nothing like me
So wrong and wretched
Your safe reality
Is living in sketches
And live out happiness
With no explanation
And peer out at the world

We're taking an avalanche
And lifting it up again
I've been high enough
To get to where I wanna go (ooh)
And living another day
Won't keep me out of touch
I'll find you some day
Got to get you out of this somehow I know

(He looks like me
But not so haunted
Eyes like the sea
In storm
In torment
How can a body so frail
Contain this spirit
This creature I see)
Comments (96)add comment
what a natural, unaffected voice... makes a change - JUST SAYIN
very nice...different
 philbertr wrote:

Welsh singer—that explains the gorgeous voice



The Welsh and Dutch seem to have something in the waters.
Shades of Alison Moyet...
Title reminds me of  "Shotgun Down the Avalanche" by Shawn Colvin...
15 out of 10.
The mor I hear this tune, the more I like it!!  Thank You RP!   
Excellent!!   I never heard of them before.  Thank You RP!   
This is fantastic.  Droning, dark earworm.  I love it, and want to know more.
I would love to know what exactly the tone ladder is, maybe hypo-doric?
 KeithBrofsky wrote:

This song gets on my nerves. Oy vey.



feed your head
Good Stuff..  this one has a modern Jefferson Airplane vibe ...
or like another listener said : Carly Simon
This song gets on my nerves. Oy vey.
 forthbrdge wrote:

Wonder if Kosheen influenced some of London Grammar's work?



Almost certainly,  also Zero 7, Massive Attack, Vienna Teng and chuck in a bit of M People and top off with a big old helping of Eurythmics, too. 

Great influences make for a great band.
Wonder if Kosheen influenced some of London Grammar's work?
nice!
 booyah wrote:
The verse is reminiscent of Kate Bush - The Man with the Child in His Eyes
 
Exactly. For several notes. Luckily, from a plagaristicalism standpoint, the similarity doesn't continue.
Industrial-ish and I love it
Good vibe but goes on too long on one level; needs more dynamics.  Solid 8 though.
Joeseph Kemp Approves This Song.
The verse is reminiscent of Kate Bush - The Man with the Child in His Eyes
Nice song, nice music video !!
               
I guess The Guardian didn’t like it so much. I wish they’d say what they really think
Welsh singer—that explains the gorgeous voice
Powerful voice.  Hypnotic shit man - I like it.
  Good Energy to this one  love it
How fabulous Thank you both.
How fantastic. . .
Drum machine, Big Synth, good vocals...it works!
You get me today, Bill!
need MOAR
Very kool vibe
more
like
this
please
{#Bananajam}
 CyrusPaul wrote:

the phat bass synth is likely a MiniMoog or a sampled voicing of a Moog. 

 
Makes sense indeed. Thanx dude.
 eveliko wrote:
Can someone help me find out what's that fat synth used on this song?

 
the phat bass synth is likely a MiniMoog or a sampled voicing of a Moog. 
Can someone help me find out what's that fat synth used on this song?
Reminds me of the old prog or space rock band, Hawkwind.
very cool
Very different, very sci-fi synth-styled; quite a surprise... Interesting group — Welsh singer, Japanese, Chinese, and Native American names and symbols. Cool!
yeah i like it a lot
or me 

Cueburned wrote:

K.  So it wasn't just me. 

 


 I always think of Carly Simon when I hear this track.
Cueburned wrote:

K.  So it wasn't just me. 

 


 casey1024 wrote:
Thought this was Carly Simon.

 
K.  So it wasn't just me. 
This clicks with me immediately.. First few strums of the bass riff and I had to find my phone to score it.. Finding I'd already scored it an 8 then it justifies a comment!
 zoopmama wrote:
 Relucantly agree... Too linear. Nice voice and vibrato but ultimately the song doesn't do much.

lewie221 wrote:

Too true, sadly. I loved the first minute, but there was nowhere to go.
 

 
I don't think they intended for this song to "go anywhere" - it's a song, not a schooner.  Many "electronic" and "trance" type artists deliberately avoid the standard conventions and formulas of composition - it's often more about a groove and a mood than it is about creating a conventional melodic "composition", I guess that's what you're referring to by calling it "too linear".  Bridges, choruses, and other components are not mandatory, nor should they be, though this does have verses and a chorus.
this is the Kosheen I remember https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWa9LZ4Ob-4 {#Dancingbanana_2}

still, this is real nice too.
This is relentless. Nice......
Another first for me on RP. 
Great song. I'm starting this at 7, and that's conservative. Tremendously atmospheric, I love that back beat and lyric refrain. One of those tracks I could listen to 20 times in a row and not get bored.
 
Wonderful on first listen!
I have 3 Kokopelli images in my house, so I must needs like this.
Love me some Kosheen.  Local Bristol band too.  We have got some great stuff from our neck of the woods.
*EXCELLENT*
More songs like this, please! {#Cool}
Agree! Was listening while working on my email and had to turn it up.
 {#Yes}fredriley wrote:

Yep, I'll second that. Creepy power, right enough, which grabs you by the fear centres and doesn't let go. And what a voice! Once again, RP brings us another band I'll guess few of us would have heard, or even heard of, otherwise. 9 from the creeped-out Nottingham jury.

 


 modemhead wrote:

My TARDIS is a-rockin'.


 
funny timing hearing this right after watching a pair of episodes where the TARDIS was nearly incinerated.
Good tune
I thought at once..."A new Silver Pesos song!" 

Very Portishead.

Love!

 
Not a bad song!
Wow, for a second I thought that Bill had finally found a Carly Simon song he liked.
 Relucantly agree... Too linear. Nice voice and vibrato but ultimately the song doesn't do much.

lewie221 wrote:

Too true, sadly. I loved the first minute, but there was nowhere to go.


 


I don't get 'spooky' from this song at all - I love it!  Starts off sounding like Cure instrumentals then gets so much more powerful than Robert Smith on a bad day...  the vocals remind me more of Grace Slick - just because of the type of singing, not so much the sound itself...
This song kind of grows on you.  In a good way.
"Inspired by Stevie Nicks' solo career" should not be a permissible reason to be signed to a label.
 Cynaera wrote:
Bumping this from 7 to 8.  I like that steady beat and the synth - gives it a sort of creepy power.  And her voice is pretty distinctive, too - it works well with the music.  Might have to buy this.{#Music}

fredriley wrote:

Yep, I'll second that. Creepy power, right enough, which grabs you by the fear centres and doesn't let go. And what a voice! Once again, RP brings us another band I'll guess few of us would have heard, or even heard of, otherwise. 9 from the creeped-out Nottingham jury.
 
This makes three of us. 7 -> 8 as my fear centers send my mouse cursor scurrying with anxiety (but it's a fun kind of anxiety!) to the drop-down ratings menu....
 fredriley wrote:

Yep, I'll second that. Creepy power, right enough, which grabs you by the fear centres and doesn't let go. And what a voice! Once again, RP brings us another band I'll guess few of us would have heard, or even heard of, otherwise. 9 from the creeped-out Nottingham jury.
 

It's cool how the song has a spooky ambiance to it, but lyrically it kind of wanders around and gets lost in the avalanche...  I will leave it unrated...  hmmmm...

if only the lyrics were as fresh and original as the music...

 
never heard it before, but love it
got a little bit of a tanita tikaram vibe to it.....Ancient Heart
Thought this was Carly Simon.
 kysmet wrote:
I love Kosheen.
 
Me too!!!  {#Jump}
 jim1964 wrote:
I thought this was Carly Simon until I looked.
 
Or Helen Reddy.
I love Kosheen.
 Cynaera wrote:
Bumping this from 7 to 8.  I like that steady beat and the synth - gives it a sort of creepy power.  And her voice is pretty distinctive, too - it works well with the music.  Might have to buy this.{#Music}
 
Yep, I'll second that. Creepy power, right enough, which grabs you by the fear centres and doesn't let go. And what a voice! Once again, RP brings us another band I'll guess few of us would have heard, or even heard of, otherwise. 9 from the creeped-out Nottingham jury.
This is going no where..... bored

 
I thought this was Carly Simon until I looked.
I really like this.  She's got a sort of Carly Simon feel to her voice.
 vandal wrote:
Kokopelli

 
Damn, I like this better than my Kokopelli flute player sculture, now I've got to go hunting.

Quite a good intro. She started singing and i thought, why? ...Then her voice expanded a nice vocal range and i dig it. I give her thumbs up!
Oh myyyy, what an awesome voice. I hate coming late to the Kosheen party but I'm so glad you played this song so I could discover them. Thanks cubed!
 alphachimp wrote:
Is anyone hearing the Doctor Who theme ?
 
My TARDIS is a-rockin'.

Bumping this from 7 to 8.  I like that steady beat and the synth - gives it a sort of creepy power.  And her voice is pretty distinctive, too - it works well with the music.  Might have to buy this.{#Music}
 vandal wrote:
Kokopelli

 
Nicely chosen.


I must just be in the mood for Queen, because I have my speakers turned down and her vocals sound like Freddy Mercury's... I'm sure that once I hear it again, I'll fwap myself in disbelief and get my train back on track...
 xkolibuul wrote:
More tedious than intriguing, by the end.
 
Too true, sadly. I loved the first minute, but there was nowhere to go.

Adam Lambert is so great.


Sian Evans... a very distinct, and beautiful voice.

Kokopelli

Is anyone hearing the Doctor Who theme ?
...this is pretty interesting - that swooping bass line makes a nice contrast against the vocals...

 DigitalJer wrote:
I like it already.
 
Yes , made me look up who was playing :)

i keep hearing carly simon!
More tedious than intriguing, by the end.
 passsion8 wrote:
Grabs the ears and demands a listen.
 
Yep, I'll second that. An immediate 8 from the intrigued Nottingham jury.

Interesting song, but I thought it was Annie Lennox at first.

Grabs the ears and demands a listen.
Nothing special here.  Move along.
I like it already.