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Conjure One — Endless Dream
Album: Extraordinary Ways
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Released: 2005
Length: 4:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
It's all coming back to me now
That strange and almost endless dream
Where I was you and you were me
You opened up your eyes and I could see
That you were falling from the world
As aimless as a shooting star in orbit around me
Thinking I was somebody else
And terrified to look at me and see yourself, well...

You are like a dream
And I am just a trip that you are on
When the trip is over you will go back
To the places that you once beloved
You will look for comfort there
And when you do you'll find that it has gone
That is when you'll dream a dream
Where I am you and you are me
And then you'll know my love

So don't be afraid
Your heart is in me
And it's racing so fast now
'Cause everything we ever were or ever will be
Is shapeless as a changing cloud
Your letter written on the sky
I'm needing now to read it through my eyes
When you see just what I see
Then tenderly watch it change
And just let it be

'Cause I am like a dream
And you are just a trip that I am on
When the trip is over I will go back
To the places that I once beloved
And I will look for comfort there
And when I do I know it will be gone
That is when I'll dream a dream
Where I am you and you are me
And then I'll know your love

...so quiet now...

This is just some trip that we are on
When the trip is over we will think of this
As someplace that we once beloved
When I find no comfort here
I'll look again to find it in your arms
That is where I'll dream a dream
Where I am you and you are me
And that's where I know love
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Good stuff for sure!
 rick83390 wrote:
POE voice...... great, I love her
 
I also got Aimee Mann there. Both great voices.
I can now acknowledge that T-pain CAN sing... NPR tiny desk has attested. Preach it, brother. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIjXUg1s5gc

I'm at risk of straying off topic, so, this is still a boss song. Additionally, good artists remain with or without mechanical embellishment.

 OceanBlue wrote:
 debobasu wrote:
there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though

Proclivities wrote:

That's possible, but there are several effects going on in the vocals: multi-tracking, phase-shifting, pans, etc.  Whatever they did was probably more for effect than to "correct" her pitch.  A lot of people tend to mistake phase-shifting for autotune.

 

Additionally, a lot of people tend to mistake autotune for a musician-aid, rather than an intentional effect. Even if it is used here, it's used to artistic effect.

I'll also go out on a limb with this crowd to say that T-Pain, the "lame rapper dude" in the post you responded to, made autotune popular as an artistic style because it sounded cool, not because he can't sing. Anyone who wants proof need only search him singing a-cappella on YouTube.
 

POE voice...... great, I love her
Poe always gets a high rating. 9 for me.
The first two albums! Brilliant!
Poe gets something across in her voice that communicates much more than mere sound. This is a great vehicle for transport...
Poe is a victim of the recording industry M&A. Through Conjure One  and Delerium(?)  we get to hear her. 
Heading hard into an EIGHT. {#Dancingbanana}
 slaskey wrote:
It's like female pink Floyd.  The ending is so Wish you were here. 
 
 photolew wrote:
it is very "Floyd-ish"
  

Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, this sounds exactly like Pink Floyd, especially with all those up-tempo, danceable numbers that they did.

 
I'd perhaps rather say "Followed by Pink Floyd" instead of "Sounds like Pink Floyd".  I don't hear them in every song, though I expect they inspired many.  
 slaskey wrote:
It's like female pink Floyd.  The ending is so Wish you were here. 
 
 photolew wrote:
it is very "Floyd-ish"
 
Yeah, this sounds exactly like Pink Floyd, especially with all those up-tempo, danceable numbers that they did.
 GeneP59 wrote:
Her voice reminds me a little of Karen Carpenter.

 
Ha! I'm not the only one.
A happy sadness
Fills my ears
The sweet sound of POE
Missing for years... 
 maboleth wrote:

Is this POE? It sounds like her.

 
vocals and lyrics by Poe
 passsion8 wrote:
POE, where art thou? Thou art withers. Miss you so much!

 
Is this POE? It sounds like her.
POE, where art thou? Thou art withers. Miss you so much!
New MacBook, but Ms. Poe still sounds amazing.
 pcicatar wrote:
Totally ran here to see if this was a new Poe track!  {#Whistle}

 
Me too!
I guess I fall into the odd category of those who will attentively listen to anything sung by Poe. Her voice is so distinctive and the choice of material so compelling that there is no choice in the matter. Seems like an interesting person who has a voice like no other.
 debobasu wrote:
there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though

Proclivities wrote:

That's possible, but there are several effects going on in the vocals: multi-tracking, phase-shifting, pans, etc.  Whatever they did was probably more for effect than to "correct" her pitch.  A lot of people tend to mistake phase-shifting for autotune.

 

Additionally, a lot of people tend to mistake autotune for a musician-aid, rather than an intentional effect. Even if it is used here, it's used to artistic effect.

I'll also go out on a limb with this crowd to say that T-Pain, the "lame rapper dude" in the post you responded to, made autotune popular as an artistic style because it sounded cool, not because he can't sing. Anyone who wants proof need only search him singing a-cappella on YouTube.
 slaskey wrote:
It's like female pink Floyd.  The ending is so Wish you were here. 
 

 
it is very "Floyd-ish"


It's like female pink Floyd.  The ending is so Wish you were here. 
 
Totally ran here to see if this was a new Poe track!  {#Whistle}
I love Poe. 
Впервые услышав эту песню однозначно было приятно понять, что мелодия совсем неординарная. Хорошее сочитание вокала вызывает одновременно радость и грусть.

And with google translate:

When I first heard this song was definitely nice to realize that the melody quite extraordinary. Good promptness vocal calls at the same time joy and sadness.

9/10
"The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it's real because that's how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has thrills and chills, and it's very brightly colored, and it's very loud, and it's fun for a while. Many people have been on the ride a long time, and they begin to wonder, "Hey, is this real, or is this just a ride?" And other people have remembered, and they come back to us and say, "Hey, don't worry; don't be afraid, ever. Because this is just a ride." And we...kill those people. "Shut him up! I've got a lot invested in this ride, shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry, look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real." It's just a ride. But we always kill the good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that? And let the demons run amok? But it doesn't matter, because it's just a ride. And we can change it any time we want. It's only a choice. No effort, not work, no job, no savings of money. Just a simple choice, right now, between fear and love. The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your doors, buy guns, close yourself off. The eyes of love instead see all of us as one. Here's what we can do to change the world, right now, to a better ride. Take all that money we spend on weapons and defenses each year and instead spend it feeding and clothing and educating the poor of the world, which it would pay for many times over, not one human being excluded, and we could explore space, together, both inner and outer, forever, in peace."

- Bill Hicks 

sends me drifting thru space and time.. {#Music}
 debobasu wrote:


there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though
 
That's possible, but there are several effects going on in the vocals: multi-tracking, phase-shifting, pans, etc.  Whatever they did was probably more for effect than to "correct" her pitch.  A lot of people tend to mistake phase-shifting for autotune, especially people who have never used any effects devices or been in a recording studio.
 unclehud wrote:
Unmistakable voice.  Effortless elegance.  Almost insouciant?  Whatever; I'm immediately transfixed.

 
Insouciant?

in·sou·ci·ant
inˈso͞osēənt,ˌaNso͞oˈsyäNt/
adjective
adjective: insouciant
showing a casual lack of concern; indifferent.
"an insouciant shrug"
  
Nice description, RP comments keep me hooked on phonics.  (Sexy song by the way)
 TheKing2 wrote:
Is this Aimee Mann singing?

 
That'd be POE, another artist I'd never have discovered had it not been for RP.
Her "Haunted" album is in my Top Albums list. 
Is this Aimee Mann singing?
One of the first songs I discovered coz of rp. Many more were to follow but I'll never get over this one! {#Heartkiss}
The first time I heard Poe was here on RP, and I was smited right to my knees!

  fredriley wrote:

...and render mind-numbingly tedious wage-slavery that little less unbearable...

Poe's voice melts my heart - 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}

 


 tulfan wrote:
This and other Poe collaborations are among my greatest finds on RP...I just love this effort
 
Yup.
This and other Poe collaborations are among my greatest finds on RP...I just love this effort
that was a very smooth transition to Shine On You Crazy Diamond!
 
 Catalytic wrote:
Headphones music. Drown out the world.

 
...and render mind-numbingly tedious wage-slavery that little less unbearable...

Poe's voice melts my heart - 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}
Headphones music. Drown out the world.
 debobasu wrote:
there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though
 
Love to think of myself as a keen listener, also, and I think it's just her way to slide into the note.  The technique works well to 'conjure' up a seriously sexy tone, and has been used for years.

See/hear her (far too few) solo cuts for comparison.  Early Annie Lennox, too, maybe?
Poe > 7 > 8
Unmistakable voice.  Effortless elegance.  Almost insouciant?  Whatever; I'm immediately transfixed.
Poe, please return to us! We miss you Anne!! 
Garssh, Poe's voice is so sexy.
Extraordinary Way is another great Conjure One song with Poe. The Extraordinary Way Antillas mix is great.
..transportive & poetic (pun intended)..
I love her ethereal sounds
Everything goes better with Poe.
Pretty voice, nice dreamy musical background.  What's not to like?
Nice Poe. Solid 7
Her voice reminds me a little of Karen Carpenter.
One of the things I really enjoy about RP is the way other listeners can share their knowledge and views, the vocal credit for this track is simply Jane, however RP sleuths reveal her true identity as Poe (confirmed by the Amazon review) and I for one now want to discover more about her work.
 Frater_Kork wrote:

Sure it's not just an ordinary chorus effect?

Poe can sing me my tax report and I'll llove it... =) 
 
You can tell by the unnatural, gurgle-y changes in pitch 
A Poe side project?  Quite good...
 fredriley wrote:
Ah, that has to be Poe's beautiful voice. I'll take a ride with you anytime, Poe {#Hearteyes}
 
hey, make room for me!
 
Karen! She's alive!
 debobasu wrote:
there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though
 
Sure it's not just an ordinary chorus effect?

Poe can sing me my tax report and I'll llove it... =) 
 debobasu wrote:
there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though 

I assume you mean T-Pain, and yes, that's pretty lame when you can't even rap without pitch correction.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8F3UE9qFsg&ob=av3e

Love me some Poe.
Ah, that has to be Poe's beautiful voice. I'll take a ride with you anytime, Poe {#Hearteyes}
 Stingray wrote:
LIKE IT!
 
Still not sure here....

LIKE IT!
.. a little too close to the center of the sun for me.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
She has the ability to be this close >< to being a quarter-tone flat yet she always makes the note. Judy Collins tries the same trick but hardly ever gets away with it. Ella Fitzgerald is the queen of this technique but I really like Poe's voice.
 

there's also a subtle but noticeable ( to the keen listener) use of tone correction, like that lame rapper guy...damn good song though

Great music. Still loving it!
 a_genuine_find wrote:

 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_British_Columbia

She has the ability to be this close >< to being a quarter-tone flat yet she always makes the note. Judy Collins tries the same trick but hardly ever gets away with it. Ella Fitzgerald is the queen of this technique but I really like Poe's voice.
i hope it's the last time i will listen this song !
{#Stupid}wow, who woulda thunk that Dido would attract followers?.... 

A really good album, especially on cool, rainy nights. Not really sure why; it just fits that sort of night.
Fab. 
I really shouldn't listen to RP - it's just too full of love songs.
 brander wrote:
Pretty much love anything Poe.

 
Absolutely! Pretty much still listen to her "ancient" discs all these years later and still love them.
Come back Poe and make a new solo CD.

Poe info https://www.wikimusicguide.com/Poe


Pretty much love anything Poe.

 Mandible wrote:
Whatever happened to Poe? Did she retire?
 
She's still around:  https://www.repoezessed.com/


Damn! i LOVE this ... instant new favorite song
Thought that this was Poe...  I guess it was just a trip that I was on... {#Lol}
 sclark wrote:
Damn, I miss POE.  The woman's depth of talent is bottomless and her voice is simply mesmerizing. Certain songs on "Haunted" can nearly move me to tears with her heartfelt passion and emotion. I guess if Conjure One is the best gig she can get right now, so be it; but I long for something new and personal from her.  What a treasure.
 

Whatever happened to Poe? Did she retire?
 radiojunkie wrote:
I hear... violins?
 

You're not alone!
I hear... violins?
Nice but I think it sounds like a more hip version of Dido's work.  Gotta remember to check out some POE.
Thanks...
Damn, I miss POE.  The woman's depth of talent is bottomless and her voice is simply mesmerizing. Certain songs on "Haunted" can nearly move me to tears with her heartfelt passion and emotion. I guess if Conjure One is the best gig she can get right now, so be it; but I long for something new and personal from her.  What a treasure.
 inindian wrote:
Yes, fantastic Poe.
 

So I gather the reason the vocals sounds just like like Poe is because it is Poe?
Shame on you for fusing this with Shine on you crazy diamond...
The whole thing sounds a little too robotic for me.



well i must admit that i haven't paid attention to the lyrics — but no matter how good they might conceivably have been — what a godawful song!  i heard hundreds exactly like it, broadcast endlessly by trashy radiostations (which RP is certainly not) in taxis around the world...  or am i missing some subtle thing?!  can't say there was room for much subtlety in that song though...
 johngf wrote:
beautiful lyrics...
 
I agree

beautiful lyrics...
Is the version played on RP the same as the CD version? I dont have it handy but I recall the CD version as being somewhat different...
Get this - here is where one famous line from Robocop comes in handy - "I'd buy THAT for a dollar!"

Muhaha! I just made myself laugh. Ha, mhh..mhuahaha. What's wrong with me...

Yes, fantastic Poe.
arserocket wrote:
what a goood voice she has - lucky cow
hahahaha (Way down South West Scotland near boredom) I'm not far from there myself
what a goood voice she has - lucky cow
I find it breezy, great beat and lyrics whispered in your ears.
MrDill wrote:
can anyone else hear Karen Carpenter here? or is it just me? great track from a great vocalist
Er, no. Karen Carpenter had an extremely mannered singing style. I see no similarity, as I tend to find Poe's work very good, whereas the Carpenters defined middle of the road pop.
Wow. This sucks.
"Go back to where you once belonged"? Where have I heard that??
It just does not get any better than this. Poe and Rhys in the same package. My definition of windows-down driving music, on a winding coastal road.
Doesn't this sound like latter-day Madonna? I mean... after Madonna has had a few...hundred singing lessons? Still, very Madonna-esque, I think.
This song is awful. 5 as maximum.
Vancouver, eh? Well, I hear similarities to another Canadian: Anna Domino. Anyone out there remember her songs?
Cool! I knew this was Poe even before I looked at the other posts! Fabulous albums....
can anyone else hear Karen Carpenter here? or is it just me? great track from a great vocalist
Beautiful, 9.
Oh Poe... how I miss thee. The record industry can bite me for depriving us of such an amazing talent as both a performer and a writer. I haven't seen her live in about oh... 11 or 12 years. She's like 40 something and only has two amazing albums. Such a shame... Bob
I just love this group and I love Poe, what can I say? I love it!
There's really only one song (I Believe) that I don't care for on this album; the rest is awesome.
I like it. I really dig Poe's voice, soft ,sensual.
inindian wrote:
Yay, go Poe :daisy:
Yay - 8
Conjure One truly comes alive with Poe :daisy:
Yay, go Poe :daisy:
underarmor wrote:
(not sure if substantive is a word, but I'm going with it)
It is. As to your question, a subquestion: It is the music or the lyrics? Can meaningful lyrics save a pop tune from being insubstantial, or heavy music lend substance to shallow lyrics?
Old_Pink wrote:
Almost the exact same song as "Center of the Sun."
Indeed so. Trying to sell us the same song one more time? I'm not buying it. Shame on you. :naughty:
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
I dislike this techno/electronica/pop genere. There isn't really any substance to it.
As a point for discussion, define 'substance' as it relates to music. What qualities of a song make it substantive? What qualities of a song make it un-substantive? (not sure if substantive is a word, but I'm going with it)
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
I dislike this techno/electronica/pop genere. There isn't really any substance to it.
But the Beatles "I Am the Walrus" is really really deep, right? Come on man, that's why they call it "pop". Meaning and content are secondary to form and style in pop music. Which isn't to say a good pop song can't have substance, only that it isn't required.
Yep. She is amazing. luminousjune wrote:
She is still fighting against the record companies over a really awful contract they bound her to when she first came out. Basically a vow of silence for almost a decade, unless she releases the material with them, and under their rules. It's a sad situation, but the good news is she has been working on material the whole time, so when she does come back, its going to be by storm. I, personally, cannot wait. :hearteyes:
Tres tres diggable. Poe, your voice is one of the main reasons I look forward to the future.
I dislike this techno/electronica/pop genere. There isn't really any substance to it.
lunar1963 wrote:
...shades of at least 10 other artists: Deep Forest, Dido, Jem, Hooverphonic, Enigma, Mono, MandAlay, Morcheeba...
That's called 'genre.'
Sobient wrote:
Btw, if you didn't know. The man behind C.O is the one behind Delerium as well. Two bands that are out of this world =)
Actually they're in Vancouver, BC, Canada .. which is outside of most people's world, but it's my hood! hehe
Nice production... however, lyrics / meaning may be lacking. Do I understand correctly: "you are a foil to this incredible trip I'm on; pardon me while I trip out". repeat. repeat.