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Hooverphonic — Inhaler
Album: A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1067









Released: 1996
Length: 5:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Water falling down a hundred meters
Coloured by the sun
In rainbow colors
Paul is driving me around
Through fields of light
Blinded by the sun
Fight the clouds
Be an inhaler
Have no doubts

Let them take you on a voyage to another
Let them take you on a voyage to another
Let them take you on a voyage to another...

Water falling down a hundred meters
Coloured by the sun
In rainbow colors
Paul is driving me around
Through fields of light
Blinded by the sun
Fight the clouds
Be an inhaler
Have no doubts

Let them take you on a voyage to another
Let them take you on a voyage to another
Let them take you on a voyage to another...

As I was saying, stereo is full of surprises
A new stereophonic sound spectacular
A new stereophonic sound spectacular

We're able to tell, in an instant, where a particular sound is coming from
A new stereophonic sound spectacular X5
As I was saying, stereo is full of surprises
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A poor Hawkwind imitation
 1wolfy wrote:
 Great song except the voices at the end >  ruins the "feeling". I wish I could edit them out and stretch the ambient instrumental ending.

 
My thoughts exactly 1wolfy.   You made good sense 10 years ago; still do.  

As you already know I am a fan of the spoken word accents/effects in prog rock, art rock, techno-ambient, etc.   This one kills the buzz.  


 hayduke2 wrote:
this is ok, anybody remember The Tubes "What do you want from life"?  that was kooky fun

 
A baby's arm holding an apple?
this is ok, anybody remember The Tubes "What do you want from life"?  that was kooky fun
 NicJohn wrote:
Don't care much for songs that are mostly electronic or repetitive.  This has both!  Then at the ending there is the repeated phrase as well.  Put it all together and I can't give this more than 6.  Well maybe 5.

 
I believe they did all that deliberately; it's often part of the genre - staying in a groove.  Obviously, it's not for everyone.
 NicJohn wrote:
Don't care much for songs that are mostly electronic or repetitive.  This has both!  Then at the ending there is the repeated phrase as well.  Put it all together and I can't give this more than 6.  Well maybe 5.

 
Wow. Six I give when I like something (pretty good...). What you say would be a 2 or 3 in my world.
Don't care much for songs that are mostly electronic or repetitive.  This has both!  Then at the ending there is the repeated phrase as well.  Put it all together and I can't give this more than 6.  Well maybe 5.
 le_colonel wrote:

sure yeah but for that equation to work there have to *be* plants

sorry to break it to you but your logic falls short when man is well underway to remove whatever is left any more of the world's forests

anyway, I don't have children and with a little luck it will just last during my lifetime so I guess you're right, "enjoy life and keep on"...

 
Man made global warming is a scam.
 stephendenmark wrote:
Yes, there are definite hints of Massive Attack in the swirling background electronics. Very nice!
Oh, I just caught all those voices at the end.... Oh dear, my rating's going down... Pity!
 
Got to agree,,,,that ending sucks.
 TheBorgBuilder wrote:

Don't get too wrapped up in this tripe. Plants love CO2 and in fact produce more oxygen when it is readily available.

With regards to the science of the subject, even if some data claims are accurate, they are statistically insignificant.

Enjoy life my friend and keep everyone in your church dancing.... {#Sunny}

 
sure yeah but for that equation to work there have to *be* plants

sorry to break it to you but your logic falls short when man is well underway to remove whatever is left any more of the world's forests

anyway, I don't have children and with a little luck it will just last during my lifetime so I guess you're right, "enjoy life and keep on"...
 Lazarus wrote: 
Don't get too wrapped up in this tripe. Plants love CO2 and in fact produce more oxygen when it is readily available.

With regards to the science of the subject, even if some data claims are accurate, they are statistically insignificant.

Enjoy life my friend and keep everyone in your church dancing.... {#Sunny}

Really enjoy Hooverphonic.  Thanks for the great tune!


 DaidyBoy wrote:

...no more duff CD's in my collection with one decent track.
 
Exactly what I love about modern music distribution. 
Awesome song, always loved that guitar reverbed all to hell. And my 8 rating just brought the average rating up to 7!
One of my favourite Hooverphonic-songs. Fans should order the "Hoovephonic with Orchestra Live" CD + DVD-combo. Only available for a limited time. Check Amazon or Ebay.
 Carl wrote:

Probably Blue Wonder Power Milk or maybe The Magnificent Tree or possibly No More Sweet Music (my favorite).

 
Again, loads of stuff to try on Spotify for free before spending.  Works for me every time and no more duff CD's in my collection with one decent track.
 pevend wrote:
I often seem to think, "There's an enjoyable song playing on RP, I wonder what it is?" and find out that it is by Hooverphonic. What are their best CDs if I wanted to go out and purchase one or two (I guess I am showing my age by writing this; at least I didn't say albums!)?
 
Probably Blue Wonder Power Milk or maybe The Magnificent Tree or possibly No More Sweet Music (my favorite).
st etienne meets massive attack?
I often seem to think, "There's an enjoyable song playing on RP, I wonder what it is?" and find out that it is by Hooverphonic. What are their best CDs if I wanted to go out and purchase one or two (I guess I am showing my age by writing this; at least I didn't say albums!)?
I LOVE STEREOPHONIC SOUND.

Thanks goes out to, Western Electric, Bell Labs and all the HI-Fi greats of the 50's

 DoctorHooey wrote:
I adore this album. I love this band and this is definitely their BEST record!
 
Totally agree.

Yes, there are definite hints of Massive Attack in the swirling background electronics. Very nice!
Oh, I just caught all those voices at the end.... Oh dear, my rating's going down... Pity!

I adore this album. I love this band and this is definitely their BEST record!
One of my favorite bands
title fits to the sound.
 MojoJojo wrote:


Listening to SOMA  FM's "Groove Salad" program a good bit, I guess I am used to such noises and voices interjected in songs - electronic, down-tempo chill, etc.  S'OK with me, but coulda been left out and this song wouldn't have suffered.

 
OMG!  I love SOMA's Groove Salad — been ages since I've tuned into that.  They do have this genre nailed down.  Great songs / bands I've discovered on there.  Chill is my fave.  {#Mrgreen}
I always enjoy their stuff!  And you suggest, derek, that they are similar to Massive Attack??  I will check it out and see.
Very much in the Massive Attack vain.
 Darlington wrote:


Any of their CD's are worth checking out...
 
"Blue Wonder Power Milk" is excellent.  I think you can still sample the tunes on Amazon to check it out.


 Darlington wrote:


Any of their CD's are worth checking out...
  
Maybe it's cheating to get a best-of, but their "Singles" compilation is a stunner.  Not a weak track on it.


 1wolfy wrote:
 Great song except the voices at the end >  ruins the "feeling". I wish I could edit them out and stretch the ambient instrumental ending.

 

Listening to SOMA  FM's "Groove Salad" program a good bit, I guess I am used to such noises and voices interjected in songs - electronic, down-tempo chill, etc.  S'OK with me, but coulda been left out and this song wouldn't have suffered.

 1wolfy wrote:
 Great song except the voices at the end >  ruins the "feeling". I wish I could edit them out and stretch the ambient instrumental ending.

 
Yes, that's a problem with some other songs on the album too, an overuse of voice samples.

 MusicIsMotion wrote:
Terrific work by Hooverphonic.  Love it!
 

Any of their CD's are worth checking out...
it made me turn it UP, just so i could hear the "sound waves" but hey, I'm in the office trying to keep a low profile! {#Naughty} but i gotta agree with the wolfman/woman..........the voices at the end, bring it down a notch 7 {#Arrowl} 8
 Great song except the voices at the end >  ruins the "feeling". I wish I could edit them out and stretch the ambient instrumental ending.

nice tune while I astral project myself around the universe picking up the radio waves from planet earth.
Nice tune for a lazy Sunday.  Good pick.
Terrific work by Hooverphonic.  Love it!
They blinded me with SCIENCE!
mamradpivo wrote:
I love this song. This whole album makes me want to lie on the floor in the dark. That's probably why I don't listen to Hooverphonic as often as I'd like.
And do nothing but listen.
I love this song. This whole album makes me want to lie on the floor in the dark. That's probably why I don't listen to Hooverphonic as often as I'd like.
:lol: okay Bill, thanks ...my ears have almost recovered from the nasty jazz-attack earlier. I don't need to be dead, though! :lol: (hey, you can't please all of the people all of the time, can you)? :wink:
I'd like this song better if they hadn't filtered out every frequency below 200Hz. The bass drum sounds so hollow.
DoctorHooey wrote:
SUCH a great album! I'd love to hear "2 Wicky"
that's the shit
IMHO breath-taking song... I ususally relaxed when I listen it
:sleep: boring!!!
I hate this
this IS the yummy rp stuff baby
go away wif your new stereofonic fing. I just want the yummy RP stuff back.
Nice Song For A Sunday Afternoon
gloss I like ">
Everything I've heard from this group..I like alot....

This is definitely one of my "desert island discs".
DoctorHooey wrote:
SUCH a great album! I'd love to hear "2 Wicky"
exactary
Below is my favorite Hooverphonic song. It goes out to the girl I pined over for six years, and lost when I told her how I felt in Central Park... Thank God i found someone so wonderful now. Out of Sight: Tell me why Do you always forgive the things I do to you You're too good Or am I not too bad Those six years Were the best that ever happened to me and you No regrets after all this fear We'll always be best friends Something between you and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me So tell me why I can't find any satisfaction somewhere else Not good enough Or am I way too bad Cause those six years I consumed all your energy And I didn't replace Sad enough I can't give you what you need We'll always be best friends Something between you and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me Six years Such a long time I can't give you what you need Six years Such a long time Something special between you and me You and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me We'll always be best friends Something between you and me
DoctorHooey wrote:
SUCH a great album! I'd love to hear "2 Wicky"
Good call.
Wow cool different sound for the hoovers.
SUCH a great album! I'd love to hear "2 Wicky"
I digs me some Hooverphonic. She taught my heart how to love.
Digging on the long string of killer subterranean bass-lines here, Bill! I'd like to hear some Golden Palominos about now, come to think of it...
so do I ...but at home ! :bananajam:
I could spend the next 3 weeks at the office with this one. a definite 10. :meditate:
painter wrote:
They lost me at about the 3rd "A new stereophonic sound spectacular"
I was completely lost at first, confusing them with Stereophonics! :stupid:
Here in the middle of now-where, RP is like a haven. Hooverphonic great tunes!
coolest song ever? :chillpill: :meditate:
Shesdifferent wrote:
I don't get why this song has such a low average rating. It's smooth, mellow with a beat-ish....and reeelaxing. Pass the sugar cube :chillpill:
Well, I can explain one of 'em--it's way way way way way (repeat, ad nauseum) too repetitive.
DrLex wrote:
I still have the version of this album from when they were called "Hoover". Maybe the vacuum cleaner manufacturer feared that people might expect their products to play music like this, and asked them to change their name :rolleyes:
....OUCH.... :naughty:
It maybe 0212 in California, but it's 5:12 pm here in Perth and chilling out to this fits just the same regardless of the time of day... maybe I should get up at 0200 West Aussie time and check out what's playing on RP! ... nice one ....
I don't get why this song has such a low average rating. It's smooth, mellow with a beat-ish....and reeelaxing. Pass the sugar cube :chillpill:
I still have the version of this album from when they were called "Hoover". Maybe the vacuum cleaner manufacturer feared that people might expect their products to play music like this, and asked them to change their name :rolleyes:
pdjpirate wrote:
OUTSTANBULICOUS AND CONFABULISTIC!! When it comes to Hoover, I am sold on Phonic!! :nodhead: Dig da Big H!
> ... Yes!...
Same old monotonous drivel just repeated over and over! Rather listen to a Hoover upright! At least it accomplishes something.
Great stuff. I bought Blue Wonder Power Milk a few months ago on the strength of the track Club Montepulciano, which I first heard on RP. Now it looks as though I'll have to buy this album as well!
Mmmm, tasty. I hope this is leading off a set that includes something I haven't heard before and must go out and learn more about :)
OUTSTANBULICOUS AND CONFABULISTIC!! When it comes to Hoover, I am sold on Phonic!! :nodhead: Dig da Big H!
:bounce:
I can't believe you've been playing this and I missed it! I'm sitting at work, streaming as per usual, trying to get my linear algebra done before class starts, and here Inhaler comes on and I have to comment cause Hooverphonic is such a hot group. Yay!
Cool Song! Great beat and you can dance to it, I give it an 8...=)
Love this track, the opening to their best album. :D
Agreed, could have done without the voice over - otherwise very nice.
They lost me at about the 3rd \"A new stereophonic sound spectacular\"
i heart hooverphonic. :)
Cool to see a Belgium group in the playlist :)
resistance is futile
______________________________________________________ Originally posted by: zaphodb Now I know that Bill is magic - I just transferred back to RadioParadise from somafm and got this song. Now that's a segue! ______________________________________________________ I discovered RP when soma went off the air. Now that soma's back, I divide my time between the 2! Soma really led efforts to fight CARP legistlation and made it EZ for listeners to get involved, so they deserve special props for that. Independent internet radio rocks! Thansk RP!
Now I know that Bill is magic - I just transferred back to RadioParadise from somafm and got this song. Now that\'s a segue!
I agree - this is their first and (so far) greatest album.
This is from my favorite album of theirs.
Cool, one of my uploads! :D