Shearwater — Filaments
Album: Jet Plane and Oxbow
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 1280









Released: 2016
Length: 6:01
Plays (last 30 days): 4
The night is like a black stone
But it ripples in the wind
And you are shaking like a new slave
In an ultraviolet sun

Shiver at the night sky
From the ribbon of the road:
Hollow little diamonds
All embedded in the null

Head like a blank screen
A body alive
You are living in the last rays
Kicking up the nights

Oh, little stars...

In the center of the sun, in the stain spilling out into the light
In the calling of the gulls, in the river running out into the night
Some people run from themselves
Some chain the dogs to the gate
Some are living a lie

Daddy's on the next plane
And he's looking to survive
He is soaking from a long run
He is fingering a knife

Summoning a white lie
From the fingers to the mind
You were watching the horizon
But it was in you all the time

Like a worm in the bloodline
Like an urge wants release
But you roll away the sun,
Throw it back into the east

Falling lights on the miracles of a golden age
Blackened sounds of the millions in the streets today
Where some people turn on themselves
Some hang around for an age
Some get paralyzed

In the center of the sun, in the hole in the belly of the light
In the shudder in the hull, in the river running out into the night
There is someone in the room, there is someone in the darkness

I'm taking everything back:
When I led you down to the lake
It was the thrill of my life
Comments (97)add comment
Meh. 

Nah, once is enough.
 clickfaster wrote:
Am I alone in thinking this sounds like TV on the Radio?

 
i was thinking more along the lines of The Moody Blues on 21st century drugs
It's growin' better each time I hear it...  7 > 8....
 Proclivities wrote:
Pretty cool groove in this tune.  To be fair, that sort of drumbeat and tempo existed before Talking Heads started recording music.  Look up The Silver Apples and other "experimental" bands from the 1960s as well as the solo stuff by Brian Eno, who produced "Remain In Light".  These guys seem to have a lot of influences, including the ones mentioned in the comments.

 
Good to know.  Popular music is like all newer ideas, path dependent.  The best musicians listen widely where most listeners never venture.

Another RP discovery.  The good hits just keep on coming.  
One of those songs that...sometimes I PSD this bloody song & other times I love this bloody song.
Gave it a 7 so I guess it is love tonight.

Paradise Radio you are the best!!
I do cheat sometimes & listen to Riprock Radiio. (I dunno named after Dash Riprock, Beverly Hillbillies character?) 
This is getting to much play time on the RP rotation. Time to change it up. 
Am I alone in thinking this sounds like TV on the Radio?
 dburgher wrote:
I had to stop what I was doing, log in just so I could comment about how absolutely awful this song is.

 
It is that relentless driving beat that they overlay the song's melody and lyrics on. They appear to not be in sync or even the same time signature.

Radiohead do this and so did Portishead back in the day. I am not sure about any similarities to Talking Heads though?

Anyway, you just have to adjust your melodic ear sensors to accept the non-normal :)
 dburgher wrote:
I had to stop what I was doing, log in just so I could comment about how absolutely awful this song is.

 


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I had to stop what I was doing, log in just so I could comment about how absolutely awful this song is.
I was busy washing my dishes when this came up... I thought to myself "who on earth could this be?"... "who could be segued with Talking Heads?"... And then I thought... "no one esle could possibly do Talking Heads".

So I left the dishing dancing in the scullery and came to discover that "Shearwater" can apparently do TH.
{#Meditate} reminds me a bit of some moody blues
The water is clear and innocent.
This is giving me a headache. 
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Love the hammered dulcimer.

 
Reminiscent of John Barry's "Persuaders" theme.
I know it's a bit cheap to just quote lyrics but hell:
Falling lights on the miracles of a golden age
Blackened sounds of the millions in the streets today
Where some people turn on themselves
Some hang around for an age
Some get paralyzed

love the music and i'm gripped by the words. 
 dburgher wrote:
Can I have my donation back?

 
your donation entitles you to PSD button, don't be a total bozo yikes, average rating shows YOU are in the minority! {#Drunk}
stuck in a time warp somewhere. pretty awful and just keeps going.
 jtherieau wrote:
Moody Blues, Talking Heads, Radiohead, Devotchka...so many great influences here. Totally diggin it.

 
Not quite in that league, maybe  more Talk-Talk influences... but interesting and quite intense nonetheless...