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Ekova — Siip Siie
Album: Space Lullabies
Avg rating:
5.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1997









Released: 2001
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Glossolalia)

(no actual words, just word-like sounds)
Comments (238)add comment
Gosh! I never met anyone else who knows this band!! This was one of my cherished albums back when I still bought physical CD's. The shop had to specially import it! Thanks for the memories! <3 
 BillG wrote:
I remember that! I was out on a long peddle with the intention quieting my inner squirrel long enough to meditate.  60-odd KMs later, between the beautiful, hypnotic melody and hum of the tires, I eventually got to where I needed to be.
The playlist, as random as it seems, always meets me where, and, has gotten me through some darker days.  
My wife and I have a great appreciation for the amazing service you and the missus put out. The grandkids do as well 😃

Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  


I like it!!! I never heard of them before. Thank You RP!  PS, how about playing more of their tunes!!
The Ekova entry on Wikipedia needs to mention Dec 4, 2018: The day RP glitched.

I have to disagree with BillG.... We shall never forget!
I like the sentiments expressed here!
Interesting- which is always a positive, imo. 
 BillG wrote:


Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  


OMG I thought that was just me trippin'!
 sqqqrly wrote:

BillG, can you please play this 3-4 times in a row...just for old times sake?  I was there on December 4, 2018 and remember.




+1 For those of us who missed it.
Good lord, this is terrible.  And it’s an especially jarring and unpleasant  segue from a beautiful piece by Elbow.  
I wonder if the server glitch situation from December 2018 had an impact on the rating for this tune?
BillG, can you please play this 3-4 times in a row...just for old times sake?  I was there on December 4, 2018 and remember.
 Zep wrote:

For a song to go on repeat over several hours, this one was a doozy! I mean, had it been Phish or The Grateful Dead, it might have been days before anyone noticed. 
 
I love both Phish and the Dead but boy I laughed out loud...

Seems like the ratings for this tune suffered of that glitch as well.

Oh well, my parents were blown away by Shpongle in the early 00's, and when I gave them this album they rocked out too...

Easy 9 from yo boy
LOL, It's not fair that this has a 5.something rating.
Talk about a song to get stuck in your head...more or less...
Just getting back to being able to listen to this song again.

I remember "The Day RP Glitched" well.
Recognizable among 1M.
 BillG wrote:


Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  
 

Too Funny! ....after 10 minutes of this, I would have turned on my Grundig shortwave radio & try to find Papua New Guinea! ...they play a lot of music that sounds like reggae!
 BillG wrote:
Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 
 
For a song to go on repeat over several hours, this one was a doozy! I mean, had it been Phish or The Grateful Dead, it might have been days before anyone noticed. This one is frenetic enough to get noticed right away.

But I love this groove. I recognise it from the first two or three bass notes. For me, it's a solid 9, just really outstanding in its composition, form, arrangement, vocals, and tempo. I don't really care that I cannot understand the words, that's almost beside the point.

But wow ... three hours of this ... totally freakin' awesome!
Radio Paradise rules the waves!
Hey Bill, and now for something completely different, play some Budgie.
 BillG wrote:


Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  
 

I wonder how long it would've taken me to notice... or care. I'm sure I'd go half an hour before noticing if I were at work etc. and another hour before I felt like changing things up. 
 BillG wrote:


Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  
 

Yep, I was there, & lived to tell the tale. It drove me past insanity into a realm of sublime omniscience. No other song would have worked. And it was much cheaper than drugs.
 mrtuba9 wrote:

I wish I had been listening!!! I love the groove!!!
 
Frankly I wish I wasn’t..... horrible song and the hours long repeat was agonizing.... of course I only checked back occasionally rather than suffering through that torture 
 BillG wrote:


Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  
 
Thanks for putting this post up Bill though. I remember I was at work and it was just bizarre, like something magic was going to happen after the n-th play :)
It was also funny that we'd be chatting across continents, on different time zones, to discuss what was going on.
French Origin probably but not famous in France.  

Have a good day.
Alain, Strasbourg                              
 BillG wrote:


Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  
 
I wish I had been listening!!! I love the groove!!!
Well I had the fortune to hear this song only once. Just now. And that's enough to earn a "1" from me. In fact I logged in just to make sure "sucko-barfo" is still an available option...
 rpdevotee wrote:
I also had a comment that is not showing.  Just tell us whatever it was--a glitch or otherwise, but please don't go "radio silent" about it.
 

Here's the deal:  back in December 2018 we had an overnight server glitch that caused this song to be repeated for several hours. That generated a LOT of postings, both in our forum & in the song comments. 

We addressed the issue in our forum -- and those posts remain up. However, song comments are intended for discussions about the songs & artists, not repetitive complaints about a server glitch that -- by the time most people read the comments -- is long gone & forgotten. 

So rather than subject everyone who looks here for the expected content -- a discussion of the song -- to something entirely unrelated & (to them) irrelevant, we deleted all of those posts.

Hope that makes sense to you.  
Well, I wasn't listening when the glitch happened.  However, this song was captivating to me, so I ordered it used from Amazon for $1.58.  So many interesting  sounds.  Love it.
The events of December 2018 have left me traumatized. Please play this as seldom as possible.
aahhhhh, what a night it was....so sad all the comments from that night are gone
 snegel wrote:
What? Censoring on RP? Nobody will now understand why this song has so many ratings and why the rating has gone low...
Never forget the 4th of december 2018 when this song was played over 100 times in a row on RP!
All hail to Siip Siie, think I only needed 100 more repeatings to fully become familiar with the lyrics ;-)
 
So you listened to 100 consecutive plays of this and decided to lower your rating?  Or you think others did so?  
 mrtuba9 wrote:


Same here 7  8! Wish I'd been listening on 12/04/2018
 I wish I wasn’t.....

 danimal3114u wrote:
Bumped from a 7 to an 8, I do really enjoy this track, and one of the many examples I never would have found were it not for RP!
 

Same here 7  8! Wish I'd been listening on 12/04/2018
Sat here, reminiscing about the Great Repeat-a-thon of 2018
Last time this song was on, it played on repeat for some hours... It's still groovable, though
I also had a comment that is not showing.  Just tell us whatever it was--a glitch or otherwise, but please don't go "radio silent" about it.
I have comments that also were not posted.

What happened?  Any explanation? 
 Gnomadic wrote:
Bad move! I expected better from you guys, even if you are sleeping through your own shows. I'll go elsewhere and find a more ethical station.
 
Really? 

Good luck in your search.   The fact something went a bit awry with the IT reminds me that Bill and Rebecca are not super-human (and need our support).  I'm sure they fixed the problem in the most common sense way.  
 snegel wrote:
What? Censoring on RP? Nobody will now understand why this song has so many ratings and why the rating has gone low...
Never forget the 4th of december 2018 when this song was played over 100 times in a row on RP!
All hail to Siip Siie, think I only needed 100 more repeatings to fully become familiar with the lyrics ;-)
 
What happened to my 102 comments?
Bad move! I expected better from you guys, even if you are sleeping through your own shows. I'll go elsewhere and find a more ethical station.
What? Censoring on RP? Nobody will now understand why this song has so many ratings and why the rating has gone low...
Never forget the 4th of december 2018 when this song was played over 100 times in a row on RP!
All hail to Siip Siie, think I only needed 100 more repeatings to fully become familiar with the lyrics ;-)
Gosh, I haven’t listened to this album in years; I forgot I have it! Hearing this song reminds me why I loved it.
My mom would love this CD, thanks ol Bill
 Larrygrrl wrote:
Is it crazy that this reminds me of Bow Wow Wow? Me likey!

 
There is totally some Diddley Beat in there - no wonder I like this track so much :)
Bumped from a 7 to an 8, I do really enjoy this track, and one of the many examples I never would have found were it not for RP!
Wow, haven't heard this in a really long time. I love this.
I don't understand the low overall rating. :-/
Hey Lazarus where are you?  I was just imagining myself and friends dancing naked to this song on top of a holy mountain...

...then taking selfie photos of ourselves...

... then sharing on social media...

.... then getting arrested by the authorities for defiling and disrespecting a religion and a nation...

...... then the diplomatic counsel intervenes...

........ then we all apologise profusely and say we did not realise the mountain was holy...

......... then we all slink home with out tails between our legs...

Ah yes that was a great holiday! 
Gosh, I so loooove this tune!!
The only good thing here are the wallpapers... 1
Their tune "Starlight in Daden" is SO good. This one sounds quite poor...
I'm diggin' the energy.  It's helping me write reports.  {#Jump}
I'm making a 4-sausage cassoulet  (with a 'me' twist) to these awesome tunes.

Cheers again folks ;{D  
lt seems I"m never not in the mood for this song for long.
Time for something COMPLETELY different please!
Is it crazy that this reminds me of Bow Wow Wow? Me likey!
 kcar wrote:

Ev-erybody?


Is there any dissent or rivalry or factionalism in this church? I'm still waiting for the inevitable knife fight and wife-swapping. 
 
 
Dont u mean wife fight and knife swapping 
 


{#Dance}
 Jelani wrote:
Makes my banana feel like dancing.

 
mine too!
 kcar wrote:

Ev-erybody?


Is there any dissent or rivalry or factionalism in this church? I'm still waiting for the inevitable knife fight and wife-swapping. 

 
All too true!!  Haven't been in a church yet that didn't have that.

(Cut to scene from West Side Story)

Woo Hoo!! Fun!
 {#Bananajumprope}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananasplit}
Makes my banana feel like dancing.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 

 
Ev-erybody?


Is there any dissent or rivalry or factionalism in this church? I'm still waiting for the inevitable knife fight and wife-swapping. 
Actually, I really like this song, and it's a nice surprise when it comes up. 
I duped this and then ran it backwards with my special NSA Supplied Steganography software decoder device.  I'm leaving for Hong Kong.  Bye
The love child of world music and the Cocteau Twins. Love it! 
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 

 
It is an awesome church song.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
The Bangles or Susanna Hoff or whoever --- Walk Like An Egyptian  ?

With some artistry and world music chops.  

Can I dance now? I've had three beers, I can do that...

 
{#Arrowu} to 9

Love this{#Hearteyes}
 Misterfixit wrote:
Ekova was a French-based trio, headed by American-born Dierdre Dubois, who originated the name. "Its roots are in echo, and ova, signifying the feminine side," she explains. "But it's not supposed to have a literal meaning, just a beautiful sound. I wanted a word I'd never heard before." Much of her lyricism shares the linguistic experimentalism/artistry of their name, with utterances floating in between Celtic, English, and Persian at times, as well as influences from Irish and English folk music.
Ah, Ovas, Echos, ... French.  That explains it all.


 
Thanks for posting this
Fresh and some lovely new sound.
Ekova was a French-based trio, headed by American-born Dierdre Dubois, who originated the name. "Its roots are in echo, and ova, signifying the feminine side," she explains. "But it's not supposed to have a literal meaning, just a beautiful sound. I wanted a word I'd never heard before." Much of her lyricism shares the linguistic experimentalism/artistry of their name, with utterances floating in between Celtic, English, and Persian at times, as well as influences from Irish and English folk music.
Ah, Ovas, Echos, ... French.  That explains it all.

Love things with lots of close, dissonant harmonies like that. 2nds and 3rds.
Come on..... 

Really?

JUST NOT ENJOYABLE

 
Awesome!{#Clap}
Not my taste!
Nice groovy tune. 
Actually, the previous person was correct.  The track that was played was "The Hop" by Radio Citizen
Not feeling it.  Maybe in a dance club with some enhancements.

If I said, 'not good' it would be an understatement.


Sorry , but that gave me headache
 DeeCee1109 wrote:


Her solo effort is nice, too.  Has the weirdest cover of "Nights in White Satin" ever recorded . . .
 
Here you go. Pretty far out there....YouTube - Nights in White Satin-Live au Reservoir
 AdY_Ruicanescu wrote:
I think this is an error with this song. I really liked it, some times it was presented as Anna Ternheim, now as Ekova. Actually is Radio Citizen feat Bajka - "The Hop". I hope to correct this.
 
Tonight it's Ekova, as advertised. 

I thought this was going to be Dengue Fever.
Love Ekova! Thanks!
I think this is an error with this song. I really liked it, some times it was presented as Anna Ternheim, now as Ekova. Actually is Radio Citizen feat Bajka - "The Hop". I hope to correct this.
In small doses...this is perfect! Can't imagine a whole hour or album of this in one sitting.
Catchy little tune.  Sure it's not in Esperanto? 
 DrLex wrote:

And, it banana?

 
LOL, good response!

Right on. I love this group and haven't heard them for years. Cocteau Twins meets DJ remixing. Heaven's Dust is an even stronger album from them.
The kinda stuff I listen to RP for.

 DrLex wrote:

And, it banana?

 


 window wrote:
Too many half tones for me.
 
Can't get enough of them. And here comes some more with Vast-Touched... 

 derekd wrote:


I read they are heavily influenced by the Cocteau Twins. Hence the gibberish. Doesn't bother me.
 
Lisa Gerrard did the same thing in her Dead Can Dance days, used her voice purely as an instrument. Used to drive me bonkers trying to figure out the language she was using until I twigged. This number is real toe-tapping fun, and indeed "rumbunctious" as someone else wrote. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 dedawson wrote:
Hey guys, its not gibberish, its another instrument.  And,  it {#Dancingbanana}
 
And, it banana?

 davin wrote:
this is rambunctious and fun.
 



Hey guys, its not gibberish, its another instrument.  And,  it {#Dancingbanana}
Just plain annoying!
 Jelani wrote:

It's all made up. No language.

 

I read they are heavily influenced by the Cocteau Twins. Hence the gibberish. Doesn't bother me.

Note: There is an orange colored remix album with all of their songs from Heaven's Dust remixed by DJs (has a dragonfly on the front).  It is FANTASTIC.


Baby_M wrote:
I, too, am wondering. I like it anyway, I'd just like to know what it is.

It's all made up. No language.

 splooge wrote:
Oh I like it. I really like the singer. {#Hearteyes}


 

Her solo effort is nice, too.  Has the weirdest cover of "Nights in White Satin" ever recorded . . .
I used to like this.  Now I don't.  I guess the gibberish has gotten to me.
I love this.
I want to see the dance that goes along with it. {#Bananasplit}
Oh I like it. I really like the singer. {#Hearteyes}


I believe the Beatles did a few Mideast/Indian(sounding) tunes in their reign of rock and roll....listening to the sounds and not thinking of the regions it may have originated makes for  quite a rewarding experience...sure beats the crap out of Rap!!!{#Whisper}
I find this to be very compelling. I hear her singing "oh momma in September you can take a leap..." Maybe it's just me and brain full of mondegreens, but I still like this track.
Alpine wrote:
I am unable or incapable of appreciating this at this moment. I most likely will not appreciate this in the next 80 million billion trillion years.
Wonderfully said. There's not much about this song, if anything, to appreciate. I feel like my ears are bleeding after having listened to it.
Too many half tones for me.
Yeah! I haven't heard this in forever! Does anyone else hear anything middleeastern about this song?
Good stuff/ It's like the chipper Cocteau Twin went to India...
Baby_M wrote:
I, too, am wondering. I like it anyway, I'd just like to know what it is.
From Wikipedia:
Ekova is a French-based trio, headed by American-born Dierdre Dubois,who originated the name, Evoka. "Its roots are in echo, and ova, signifying the feminine side," she explains. "But it's not supposed to have a literal meaning, just a beautiful sound. I wanted a word I'd never heard before." Much of her lyricism shares the linguistic experimentalism/artistry of their name, with utterances floating in between Celtic, English, and Persian at times, as well as influences from Irish and English folk.
I went from a one to a 7 wonder if I was having a bad day, or if I'm just unnaturally chipper today?
toker wrote:
What language is she singing in?
I, too, am wondering. I like it anyway, I'd just like to know what it is.
I find this absolutely delightful! Brings my mood up considerably.
For me, just doesn't get there. A bit wacky.
Welly wrote:
Why thank you. You just saved me 17 bucks! Nice karma.
Interesting... now for the rest of the story... :) I bought it, listen to it from time to time and like it. This is the best song on the CD, yes... but I find it a worthwhile purchase. I didn't spend $17 on it though!!
hsharp wrote:
Liked this one enough to buy the album. Unfortunately, everything else on the cd sucks. Fortunately, I have the option of not listening to it. Unfortunately, I'm out over seventeen bucks. Fortunately, my error can serve as a warning to others. Make it so.
Why thank you. You just saved me 17 bucks! Nice karma.
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