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Zero 7 — Give It Away
Album: Simple Things
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 1753









Released: 2001
Length: 5:11
Plays (last 30 days): 1
(Instrumental)
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The ultimate hold music...
This pairs well with Air.
 zaebb wrote:
 

no... this is all wrong .... the finger of reason. Not needed!
 passsion8 wrote:
What has come out since that is similar to this type of music? I have found a variety of toonage, but nothing exactly like Zero7.

My finds: (in places)

• King Shi
• Alt-J
• Jenova 7
• Wax Triptych
• Giyo
• Cinematic Orchestra
• Mogwai
• Minus 8
• Bonobo
• FC Kahuna
• dZihan & Kamien
• Koop
• Thievery Corporation
• Tosca 
• Fauxliage
• 1 Giant Leap
• Faithless
• Apparat

Feel free to add more..... 
 
How about the Godfather of this sound: Air?
On a scale of zero to seven, I'd give this a 9.
Always pleased to hear this.  It takes me to a sweet, mellow corner where I can just watch the world go by.  Thanks RP.
 arserocket wrote:

SUBLIME.... sublime, sublime and .... Sublime with lime on the side
 
That would be with lime on the top!!
Hmmmm. Just heard this 13 songs ago. New format is interesting.
More Zero7, please!
I am sure that I have heard this song before, perhaps several times.

This is the first time I stopped to listen.  

Very nice.   Terrific instrumental piece.


 arserocket wrote:

SUBLIME.... sublime, sublime and .... Sublime with lime on the side

 
  put the sublime in the coconut.. {#Cheers}
7.6 for THIS!??!
Dear poor human kind...
 bronorb wrote:

Ok, I vote that nobody can ever use the word "sublime" in the RP forums ever again.

 
SUBLIME.... sublime, sublime and .... Sublime with lime on the side
 heathenchild wrote:
Greatful Floyd
 
Other than this song having guitars, drums, and keyboards, this - to me- sounds like nothing either of those bands has ever done, at all.
What has come out since that is similar to this type of music? I have found a variety of toonage, but nothing exactly like Zero7.

My finds: (in places)

• King Shi
• Alt-J
• Jenova 7
• Wax Triptych
• Giyo
• Cinematic Orchestra
• Mogwai
• Minus 8
• Bonobo
• FC Kahuna
• dZihan & Kamien
• Koop
• Thievery Corporation
• Tosca 
• Fauxliage
• 1 Giant Leap
• Faithless
• Apparat

Feel free to add more..... 
 aspicer wrote:
Totally a CLASSIC album now.  They really nailed the whole thing.

 
  Very much agree.  and followed by Hooverphonic today.

Nice background music at work on a Friday afternoon.


 aspicer wrote:
Totally a CLASSIC album now.  They really nailed the whole thing.

 
{#Notworthy} {#Yes} {#Clap}
Love it!  What a great vibe to this piece.
Greatful Floyd
Totally a CLASSIC album now.  They really nailed the whole thing.
Surprisingly not bad. Enough noodling in the background to keep it interesting.
Incredibly - and I mean incredibly - under-rated band!! {#Clap}
For me, Zero 7 fills the musical space in 2014 that Martin Denny (Exotica) filled in 1960. Thankfully, we've all come a long way since then!
 Stratocaster wrote:
From an 8  ==> 9

Utterly sublime. 

 
Ok, I vote that nobody can ever use the word "sublime" in the RP forums ever again.
This is the kind of roll I like...a lot. Sweet.....
From an 8  ==> 9

Utterly sublime. 
 {#Sunny}

lbeaton wrote:
I hereby pronounce this groovelicious.
 

 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcEtCSJkfII
I hereby pronounce this groovelicious.
 
Lead-off hitter on my "chill" playlist.  On-base percentage is pretty high.
 OHMish wrote:
It sounds like AIR, only with live instruments {#Smile}

 
AIR plays "live" instruments in the studio and in concert.  
Very nice segue from My Name is Trouble
It sounds like AIR, only with live instruments {#Smile}
A close second!
ZERO 7 surely? Sounds exactly like ZERO 7.  {#Frustrated}  And I love it! {#Good-vibes}
Can't go wrong with Zero 7... and Sia when she sings with them (she is fab live btw very quirky on stage in a good way).
I never tire of Zero 7 especially this album and "When it Falls" 2004 {#Good-vibes}
AWESOME!  Love the band, love this track.
Super tired of this
{#Chillpill} Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..........this CD still holds a place of honor in my collection. (and yes, I do still own some actual CD's — refuse to go completely digital until harddrives stop crapping out - backups be damned).
 mattcol99 wrote:
AIR   
surely??

Anyone??
 
Yup. 

Bath—what a lovely place. Hope you're enjoying it.  
A definitely good album!
Hey barkeep, nice martini. What is this, lychee? Nice. I think the blond is checking me out.
Need another splash of bourbon now.........stoppit Bill.
 4merdj wrote:
Definitely influenced by Air ... but they have their own signature, evidenced by their vocal numbers—with Sia participating in them. I like the whole album. {#Cheers}
 
It seems AIR and Zero 7 are both heavily influenced by the lounge and exotica artists of the 1950s and '60s, as are most of the contemporary downtempo and electronica artists.  A nice sound.

Definitely influenced by Air ... but they have their own signature, evidenced by their vocal numbers—with Sia participating in them. I like the whole album. {#Cheers}
fine-fine!
a great albumn
i love the ethereal sound of Zero 7... soothing.
Mmmmmm - so smooth and relaxing... Love it on this wintery day, with my hot spiced cider...
 mattcol99 wrote:
AIR   
surely??

Anyone??
 
My first thought was Air.

I will give my rating away. 7 for this piece from Zero 7 is quite appropriate.


This song is also cool!
AIR   
surely??

Anyone??
Such a classy group! I love their music!!
This is Zero 7? Bought it, guess I should listen to it. Still, love it! {#Dancingbanana_2}
The perfect song for a lazy Sunday morning, like this morning.  {#Yes}
I like it
a little Air-ish
Yet another CD I was compelled to buy because of RP {#Music}

I have yet to hear a Zero 7 song that I don't like!

{#Bounce}
.. ZERO 7 : {#Bounce}always a welcme
 Mack wrote:
It's like a cup of sweet tea in the afternoon.
 
Sounds good, I'll put the kettle on. One lump or two?
Ahhhhh, the sweet sound of a buzzy breeze.... {#Music}{#Propeller}{#Cool}{#Good-vibes}
 kgish wrote:
Pretty cool and relaxing. This song sounds much better when taken within context of the whole album.
 

I haven't heard the album but I bet you're right.  All on its own it's a tad over and over.
 Mack wrote:
It's like a cup of sweet tea in the afternoon.
 

Perfect description.  {#Daisy}
Doesn't quite cut it.
I give this a seven zero


Wizzuvv_oz (middle of the road in the groin of America) Posted: Jun 01, 2007 - 06:37 < Reply > Very nice set. I'm not sure about the bg free association process that strung them together, but I suppose it is not for us to question why. 6:30 am - Zero 7 - Give It Away 6:27 am - Jem - Come On Closer 6:23 am - Belly - Gepetto 6:20 am - James McMurtry - Good Life 6:17 am - Pork Tornado - Guabi Guabi ????may 26 08 3:53 am - Zero 7 - Give It Away 3:49 am - Jem - Come On Closer 3:45 am - Rilo Kiley - Silver Lining 3:42 am - Belly - Gepetto 3:39 am - James McMurtry - Good Life 3:36 am - Pork Tornado - Guabi Guabi
One of my favorite Zero 7 tracks... the other being "In the Waiting Line"
Clearly, that's not a zero! Rated 8! :bounce:
kind of repetitive zzzzzzzzzz.............
like a good back massage, let the zen master do his thing- good stuff
Very nice set. I'm not sure about the bg free association process that strung them together, but I suppose it is not for us to question why. 6:30 am - Zero 7 - Give It Away 6:27 am - Jem - Come On Closer 6:23 am - Belly - Gepetto 6:20 am - James McMurtry - Good Life 6:17 am - Pork Tornado - Guabi Guabi
Really like this - but the ORGAN sounds like from the theme to Taxi - nice nonethelesssssssss..s.s.s.s.phut
Pretty cool and relaxing. This song sounds much better when taken within context of the whole album.
tammaye wrote:
any compilation CDs with the word :chillpill: in the title are usually worth picking up for new finds
good call! the Chillout Session is quite excellent!
Mack wrote:
It's like a cup of sweet tea in the afternoon.
Tea, Coffee, someone put the kettle on!
TexasAggies wrote:
This was the album that got me into this "genre" of music. Was like someone opening a door to a place I'd never been... :yes:
me too! I think between the Garden State soundtrack and the Six Feet Under soundtrack, I found the need to sink into something a little more relaxing. Zero 7 (and Air) are like sweet strong coffee on a foggy morning.
:sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
It's like a cup of sweet tea in the afternoon.
:meditate: :daisy: :meditate:
rad tune
I don't think Tina Dickow is on this one but if anyone has any new pics you can post them in this thread anyway. It's OK.
Ahh, Simple Things. Knew it when the first piano chord was struck! Gotta love it. This was the album that got me into this "genre" of music. Was like someone opening a door to a place I'd never been... :yes:
Ahh ]-), dig that bass. Although the song itself is somewhat repetitive.
More hyperbole about how frequently songs get played on RP........boring. hondrigata wrote:
It seems like RP plays this 10 times a day........boring
Very glad I have this on CD or I'd have worn it out by now. Wonderful album, worth every penny and then some. Excellent tune here.
A most excellent album. Night music. Sexy.
It seems like RP plays this 10 times a day........boring
....And I return to add ... lest we forget ... with an even greater margin of error: Olive Portishead Esthero Sneaker Pimps Dirty Vegas Ultra Lounge Faithless Telepopmusik Cafe del Mar Urban Species Gotan Project Tosca DJ Shadow and I'm sure many others...... Steven_G wrote:
tammaye wrote: good recommendations! also try some Groove Armada, some Lemon Jelly, some Land of the Loops, some Future Sound of London... any compilation CDs with the word in the title are usually worth picking up for new finds drover wrote: I would also recommend Fila Brazillia, Ryskopp, Bonobo, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Hooverphonic, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Sofa Surfers, Beanfield, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Air, Aim, Massive Attack -- with the same caveat that these recommendations fall within a "margin of error" passsion8 wrote: Within a margin of error, try these groups: Thievery Corporation - Morcheeba - Koop - Dzihan & Kamien - Nicola Conte - some Goldfrapp - some Emiliana Torrini - Dusty Trails - some St Germain - some Soulstice - some Buddha Bar - some Hotel Costas - some Thunderball I, too, have been on a quest to gather similar sounds. Venture forth!!! steveinmaine wrote: Zero 7 is a joy to listen to, though I'll have to admit I enjoy music from Simple Things a bit more than their new album, When It Falls. Strange that it seems it has taken a few years for this band to catch on in the U.S. This music made me search out other current electronic music. Unfortunately I'm having a difficult time finding anything approaching the quality of Zero 7. Any ideas? This is a good breakdown of eletronica for fellow RP sojourners. :music:
im50something wrote:
Just right for this glass of red wine in my hand.
Oh, that's just mean! Actually thanks for the reminder... it's after 5, I should have left work by now! Cheers :cheers:
Lik the Red Hot Chili Pepers version better. Bob Marley poet and prophet...
Nice tune. Sounds like "Paper Tiger".
Just right for this glass of red wine in my hand.
Can't help but get a great big grin and chair dance to this one. Love Zero 7. :bounce:
This is a great song from a great album. More, please!
Awesome band, awesome album! I like "When It Falls" a bit more...but I'm not complaining.
Wow! Who needs drugs??
Love Zero 7. Love, love, love.
tammaye wrote:
good recommendations! also try some Groove Armada, some Lemon Jelly, some Land of the Loops, some Future Sound of London... any compilation CDs with the word :chillpill: in the title are usually worth picking up for new finds drover wrote:
I would also recommend Fila Brazillia, Ryskopp, Bonobo, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Hooverphonic, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Sofa Surfers, Beanfield, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Air, Aim, Massive Attack -- with the same caveat that these recommendations fall within a "margin of error" passsion8 wrote:
Within a margin of error, try these groups: Thievery Corporation - Morcheeba - Koop - Dzihan & Kamien - Nicola Conte - some Goldfrapp - some Emiliana Torrini - Dusty Trails - some St Germain - some Soulstice - some Buddha Bar - some Hotel Costas - some Thunderball I, too, have been on a quest to gather similar sounds. Venture forth!!! steveinmaine wrote:
Zero 7 is a joy to listen to, though I'll have to admit I enjoy music from Simple Things a bit more than their new album, When It Falls. Strange that it seems it has taken a few years for this band to catch on in the U.S. This music made me search out other current electronic music. Unfortunately I'm having a difficult time finding anything approaching the quality of Zero 7. Any ideas?
This is a good breakdown of eletronica for fellow RP sojourners. :music:
passsion8 wrote:
Within a margin of error, try these groups:
good recommendations! also try some Groove Armada, some Lemon Jelly, some Land of the Loops, some Future Sound of London... any compilation CDs with the word :chillpill: in the title are usually worth picking up for new finds
This album is good for just about every mood: Lounging around with friends and cocktails to taking a long hot bath on a Sunday afternoon.
Comfy in my head.
Always good listens from Z7.
..and it doesn't sound like Air whatsoever. "All I need"? Naaaahhhhh....
I love that feeling, that Zero 7 feeling, because its music is excellent. My favorite is In the waiting line, but overall Zero 7 is something really decent for my ears...I hope for yours, too :) forge wrote:
Ah, Zero Seven. (chills out to extreme)
Ah, Zero Seven. (chills out to extreme)
Awesome song, great album, fantastic music for a Sunday afternoon. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :daisy.gif:
Great song to sip red wine and smoke cigars to.
This makes me begin to accept electronica... iLike
mezzanine wrote:
Pick up some Tosca then. I enjoy it more than Zero 7. Good stuff.
Took your advice....More ambient, bass & drums driven. A few more spacey effects, but the songs never go anywhere. No real melody, just driving rhythm. Good for 2am chill downs. Zero 7 still does it for me. Thanks, though. No slam.
Zero7 is so great, so original. Simple Things is a really cool, relaxing kind of album and I have always enjoyed it every time I give it a listen...
passsion8 wrote:
Within a margin of error, try these groups: Thievery Corporation - Morcheeba - Koop - Dzihan & Kamien - Nicola Conte - some Goldfrapp - some Emiliana Torrini - Dusty Trails - some St Germain - some Soulstice - some Buddha Bar - some Hotel Costas - some Thunderball I, too, have been on a quest to gather similar sounds. Venture forth!!!
I would also recommend Fila Brazillia, Ryskopp, Bonobo, Kruder & Dorfmeister, Hooverphonic, Supreme Beings of Leisure, Sofa Surfers, Beanfield, Fantastic Plastic Machine, Air, Aim, Massive Attack -- with the same caveat that these recommendations fall within a "margin of error" Also, look for the following streaming radio stations for good downtempo and/or trip-hop: Monkey Radio, Beat Blender, Groove Salad, OEM Radio, Jazzmusique, Secret Agent Radio, Secret Sound Service, Dub Station and BuzzoutRoom.
What I got you gotta give it to your momma!!!
mezzanine wrote:
Pick up some Tosca then. I enjoy it more than Zero 7. Good stuff.
Don't forget Sasha.
RELAX!!! :propeller.gif:
Definitely would be at home on Air's Moon Safari. Nice one.
passsion8 wrote:
Within a margin of error, try these groups: Thievery Corporation - Morcheeba - Koop - Dzihan & Kamien - Nicola Conte - some Goldfrapp - some Emiliana Torrini - Dusty Trails - some St Germain - some Soulstice - some Buddha Bar - some Hotel Costas - some Thunderball I, too, have been on a quest to gather similar sounds. Venture forth!!!
Pick up some Tosca then. I enjoy it more than Zero 7. Good stuff.