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Hooverphonic — Renaissance Affair
Album: Blue Wonder Power Milk
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:19
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Sweet relief calms me down
Makes me drown
Lost and found
Neighbours complain
Sheets are stained
Hotel shower
The best around

Spacing from Paris to New York
Silver sunglasses
Silver phone
Connect us to someone
Who doesn't know
About these feelings we can't control

People they want us to fall down
But we won't ever
Touch the ground
'Cause we're perfectly balanced
We'll float around
'Til noone is near
Do you hear this sound

Spacing from Paris to New York
Silver sunglasses
Silver phone
Connect us to someone
Who doesn't know
About these feelings we can't control

This strange feeling captures us
It generates this huge fuzz
I miss you all the time I must face
I miss your touch and your embrace
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 garthwb wrote:
Lovely tune, though I've never been a fan of "breathy" vocals. Sometimes,it's a style that's usually way too over-used... No real soul or personal identity can properly be communicated through "breathy" vocals. I thought this was Charlotte Gainsbourg for a second, from her "5.55" album, which is, I admit, not that bad.... However, the fact that it COULD've been her, makes a strong case for more sparing use of the vocal style, I feel. Over an entire album, you just wish someone would suddenly kick the singer up the jacksie while she's laying down vocals, and make the decision to leave that particular take on the finished album! MAybe it's just me...
 
"Jacksie"
. Not a term heard much (if ever) in Canada. And while I can't agree with the kicking sentiment, I found myself hearing it in "Little Alex"s droogie voice - "How art thou, thou breathy bottle of cheap, soulless vocal stylings? Come and get one in the jacksie, if ya have any jacksie, you impersonal jelly thou!".
Nice trip {#Devil_pimp}
Eeeeew!
the beginning of this sounded like that nasty Dave Matthews song.
Yuck! 
 Proclivities wrote:

Apparently it's inside a structure called the Atomium in Brussels.  However, that info came from Wikipedia, which sometimes can be about as reliable as restroom graffiti.
  Fantastic song by the way.
 
DAMN! I was just at the Atomium two months ago, but I didn't go inside!!! I thought all the coolness was on the outside! I really need to put more time into researching my sight-seeing. . .
ech.{#Naughty}{#Ass}
Wow, this album is 12 years old now — just stellar!  love it
The groove......Paris.....Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, London,Rome, Barcelona.....

With her.....no place I'd rather be. 
 auburntigerrich wrote:
One day, I hope I figure out where that escalator is...
 
Apparently it's inside a structure called the Atomium in Brussels.  However, that info came from Wikipedia, which sometimes can be about as reliable as restroom graffiti.
  Fantastic song by the way.

 EssexTex wrote:
Very atmospheric...I'm picturing a European city at night...
 
Florence?

One day, I hope I figure out where that escalator is...
Very atmospheric...I'm picturing a European city at night...
Vapor. A new color for the new beetle. Best ad evr.
How about just plain cool!
Lovely tune, though I've never been a fan of "breathy" vocals. Sometimes,it's a style that's usually way too over-used... No real soul or personal identity can properly be communicated through "breathy" vocals. I thought this was Charlotte Gainsbourg for a second, from her "5.55" album, which is, I admit, not that bad.... However, the fact that it COULD've been her, makes a strong case for more sparing use of the vocal style, I feel. Over an entire album, you just wish someone would suddenly kick the singer up the jacksie while she's laying down vocals, and make the decision to leave that particular take on the finished album! MAybe it's just me...
I wish Hooverphonic would come out with a new album. What a great sound they have.
Unique, excellent band..
I love this song, but everytime i hear it, i still think of the VW commercial.
The vocals on this track are killing me. I really like Hooverphonic, but this whispery, choked attempt at singing is too much. I know, it's fitting for the lyrics, but that doesn't mean I like it. Open your mouth and SING, girl!!!
It's not a kazoo, it's a shawm! (click here)
I liked it....!
DarkPriestess wrote:
Hmm. . . something about the chaotic kazoo carnival noises just ruins it for me.
You mean you thought it was good besides that?
I fell in love with this song ages past when it was featured in a Volkswagen ad. I love it as much now as I did then.
DarkPriestess wrote:
Hmm...something about the chaotic kazoo carnival noises just ruins it for me.
Seconded.
Music's quite good the the voice is so annoying!
Hmm...something about the chaotic kazoo carnival noises just ruins it for me.
physicsgenius wrote:
It's too bad the singer had to have her larynx removed and is reduced to a tiny whisper.
Please stop saying things I agree with. It's scaring me.
physicsgenius wrote:
It's too bad the singer had to have her larynx removed and is reduced to a tiny whisper.
Yeah, I like the music a lot, but it needs better vocals--but not mine! :no:
Don't hear much from Hooverphonic on RP anymore. Too bad... they're great.
physicsgenius wrote:
It's too bad the singer had to have her larynx removed and is reduced to a tiny whisper.
These last four songs in this set have sucked! I thought this was Sophie Zelmani at first, still, this music upon my first rising of the day just makes me depressed!! Blecch!
"Hooverphonic" - wouldn't that mean "Sound That Sucks"?
Hooverphonic, mixed with Postal Service, Stars and Lamb is my work music of choice.
trekhead wrote:
I went to A RENNAISSANCE FAIR once, does that count?
Yep, but you would have shagg'd a wench there to truly count! ~ LMAO Good question though... Clan MacLoud
PDouble splashing onto the SCEAN
It's too bad the singer had to have her larynx removed and is reduced to a tiny whisper.
I went to A RENNAISSANCE FAIR once, does that count?
Now repeating the Hooverphonic - King Crimson combo... it's a very nice sound.
KIND OF A MELLOTRON THANG GOIN ON. that's good thing. oh, and now the next song is the KING of mellotrons, king crimson. you rock, bill.
Thanks, RP for playing this nice song.
Nice chill out album... :chillpill.gif: :meditate.gif:
:bounce: :bounce: Love it!