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Zero 7 — Futures
Album: The Garden
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7

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Total ratings: 1218









Released: 2006
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Made a note of it,
Did you write it on your hand?
Put a name on it,
To help you understand.

Well do you see,
The future's holidays are for me?
Just let me know,
Where we go, after the fall.

Like the sound of it,
Gonna hang it on your wall.
Turn and run with it,
For the sake of one and all.
Where you go, nobody knows.

Well do you see,
The future's holidays are for me?
Just let me know,
Where to go,
Where you go, after the fall.
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 ai63 wrote:
Initial harmonies made me think of CSN......maybe its just me..........
 

Not just you.  
Any group/band/artist that sets themselves in the "chill out' genre is a clear 9 by me! 🤪
 DanO-1 wrote:

I'm hearing Jose Gonzalez.
 
I'm hearing Steely Dan and CSN. Now that's hybrid. 

I really thought I had a stream problem during the skipping bit. God this is awful. 
"Alan Parsons Project" song with an "Air" twist at the end.
Great band, made better with all the influences given below.  I even heard Sneaker Pimps in the bass ...
There is even touch of Weather Report , it has many colors and shades yet I am not moving much
I wish these guys would put out a new CD... so good
 ai63 wrote:
Initial harmonies made me think of CSN......maybe its just me..........
 

Absolutely!!
Love these guys. First album was terrific. Listen to The Waiting Line. 
 ai63 wrote:
Initial harmonies made me think of CSN......maybe its just me..........

 
not just you
 kingart wrote:
Nice tune. 
What the hell is the deal with that album art? The Garden? It looks like 30 years of crappy wall paper.  

 
From Wikipedia: "The name of the album is derived from the cover art, which is a collection of collages created by an artist friend."
 ai63 wrote:
Initial harmonies made me think of CSN......maybe its just me..........

 
I'm hearing Jose Gonzalez.
Initial harmonies made me think of CSN......maybe its just me..........
very nice!
 kingart wrote:
Nice tune. 
What the hell is the deal with that album art? The Garden? It looks like 30 years of crappy wall paper.  

 
Collage dear boy, collage.
Whatever happened to this band they've dropped outta sight.
Nice tune. 
What the hell is the deal with that album art? The Garden? It looks like 30 years of crappy wall paper.  
Thought this was Junip (aka José González).
 rdo wrote:
That sure sounds like Jose 
 
It is him.
"The album features vocal performances by José González, Sia Furler, and Henry Binns."
That sure sounds like Jose 
I feel hippy like...psychedelic {#Wave}
 zivko wrote:
csn and sometimes young

 

Yes.  

When the song started, I thought immediately of Opeth's guitar work. Opeth is a Swedish death metal band.


vanilla sky -ish.
Some cool sonic sh^t going on there... fun on the big stereo with the subwoofer, turned ALL THE WAY UP! Clearly, as Bill Szymczyk said long ago "Made loud to be played loud!"
csn and sometimes young
Very tasty; pairs well with a Shiraz or Petite Syrah.
 Randomax wrote:
I was also thinking an old CSN sound.
 

^ This. ^

That flanger effect is NSFH.  (Not safe for headphones.)  I feel dizzy.
Pleasant. That's about it. Some nice production and cool chord changes...
A little Alan Parson's Project-ish. Updated though.
The new album is great! I think it is time to compile my favorite zero7 songs into a cd. Lets do it {#Daisy}
EXELLENT!

Better than "zero7" - and "8"...?
I was also thinking an old CSN sound.
Brilliant!
{#Meditate}
 Shaker wrote:
Alan Parsons was my first impression but they do make it their own.
BTW, Cool People DO Rule and Mean people Suck!

 
coolpeople_rule wrote:
A slight Alan Parsons sound to it...
 
 

Being a Canadian, you know all about being "Cool"  ;)
When it's cold and dark outside, and one just feel like going out for a summer walk this song is perfect, the redundancy (ie frozen computer feeling) makes it work... one future amongst others
This song always makes me think my computer has frozen{#Embarassed}
Alan Parsons was my first impression but they do make it their own.
BTW, Cool People DO Rule and Mean people Suck!

 
coolpeople_rule wrote:
A slight Alan Parsons sound to it...
 


mute button
 cardinalfan wrote:
Some CSN&Y influence?  It is kind of throwback but I love that!!{#Motor}
 

Guitar is kinda Guineverish and the harmony is outstanding.

Jose González is one of the best singers that i ever heard. Is soft, romantic...


Some CSN&Y influence?  It is kind of throwback but I love that!!{#Motor}
Going to have to give this a second listen.  For now, it gets a 6.
Great record from the beginning to the end.  Not every critic loves this but I find it very pleasant and listenable.  It creates a mood very effectively.
The 60ties are back again.

I think I let my hair grow.....


This song has a most excellent ending.
Zamoeba wrote:
Spectacular...awesome...incredible!
Indeed.  And this into Echo - Can't Walk Away was superb.


Spectacular...awesome...incredible!


auburntigerrich wrote:
Stick to Simple Things; the first album, I think. There are also some sweet tunes on When It Falls, but it has skippable moments.


That's not skipping, they put it in there on purpose. Every time I hear it, I get the urge to PM Bill to let him know.

I'm kidding. You said 'skippable', so I ran with it. Then tripped and fell.

Nice segue into Echo...

c.

 kysmet wrote:
it took a while for this album to grow on me because at first listen, it was so different than their other stuff, but i really love it now.

 
Agreed...

SO much different from the first two.  More pop... less traditional downtempo.  No surprise that Sia was much more involved here then on the previous albums.  At first I wasn't sure.  Now I am.  A few that could have been left off, but the good stuff is really great.

The addition of Jose was a very good thing I think.

2 cents... 
8 :arrow: 9
DoctorHooey wrote:
This band is so cool - I want to get something from them but they have such eclecticism I don't know where to start. Any recommendations?
Stick to Simple Things; the first album, I think. There are also some sweet tunes on When It Falls, but it has skippable moments.
I get a definite Steely Dan vibe from parts of this...also, a little America...not one of my faves
DoctorHooey wrote:
This band is so cool - I want to get something from them but they have such eclecticism I don't know where to start. Any recommendations?
I loved the song "Destiny" so I bought that. I listen to it a few times a week and haven't gotten tired of it yet
DoctorHooey wrote:
This band is so cool - I want to get something from them but they have such eclecticism I don't know where to start. Any recommendations?
I'd get this CD.
This band is so cool - I want to get something from them but they have such eclecticism I don't know where to start. Any recommendations?
it took a while for this album to grow on me because at first listen, it was so different than their other stuff, but i really love it now.
Just saw Jose at the University of Utah; awesome show, including the longest encore I've ever seen (6-7 songs). His guitar style was fun to watch - very percussive and precise.
marshall_42 wrote:
sounds like Jose Gonzalez
Jose Gonzalez and CSN&Y. And that's great!
It is. marshall_42 wrote:
sounds like Jose Gonzalez
A slight Alan Parsons sound to it...
Either my stream was interrupted or Bill G was doing some DJin' on the back end of that one...the skips were a little longer than usual...
marshall_42 wrote:
sounds like Jose Gonzalez
who?
sounds like Jose Gonzalez
very good. they play with authority.
OldFrenchie wrote:
I wish I could rate this song with seven zeros. stinks like rotten something
If your rotten something smells like this I'll gladly take it.
marmelock wrote:
reminds me on CSN&Y ...
Exactly why I'm not liking it.
Reminds me of early Fleetwood Mac
this is a very catchy song. reminds me on CSN&Y ...
bindi wrote:
I don't understand all the negative comments - I like it.
I'm with you.
TimeWaster wrote:
And what does 'fecking' mean?
I took it like "flurking", as in The Simpsons when one of the aliens said "Holy flurking shnit!" Haha!
bindi wrote:
I don't understand all the negative comments - I like it.
I'll post one: What were they thinking, I like it when my cd skips?
I don't understand all the negative comments - I like it.
I wish I could rate this song with seven zeros. stinks like rotten something
To answer his question...back to the garden? cue up CSNY
TimeWaster wrote:
I am all for criticism, but I don't see what's so unappealing about the intro to this song. I love it. And what does 'fecking' mean?
Means the same thing as 'fooking', just with an Irish accent.
"Fecking" is "blech" in reverse. TimeWaster wrote:
I am all for criticism, but I don't see what's so unappealing about the intro to this song. I love it. And what does 'fecking' mean?
critics are emphatically invited to invert themselves. . . :mrgreen:
blah.
LadyLovelyLocks wrote:
Ok the intro into this song is so fecking terrible I've turned the volume off until it goes away. YUCK! :puke:
I am all for criticism, but I don't see what's so unappealing about the intro to this song. I love it. And what does 'fecking' mean?
I just love Zero 7 ... so nice to hear them on RP!
I love this album. There's only 4 songs on it that I like, but they make it worth the purchase. With music that gives a nod to Pink Floyd and harmonies that are reminiscent of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young I get chills every time I hear that song. Great engineering and production.
I bought this album because I like the first song on it so much (rather than download it for free). But then I listened to the rest. Its always a crap shoot, you hope to be turned on by a surprise gem but this only disappointed. I'm not a fan of the vocals except for when they get a guest singer on the job. The lyrics leave something to be desired as well. Musically it's not very challenging nor really engaging. disappointed.
that's kinda different, I like it.
cblasz wrote:
I thought this was Paul McCartney. It sounds like him in his recent stuff, like Vanilla Sky!
:crown:
I'm still suprised this is the same band!
Posted: Apr 27, 2007 - 12:29 < Reply > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- pushkinjim wrote: I'm definitely reminded of CSN&Y, or at least the C & N part. Nice stuff. Same here. Just change the instruments to acoustic guitars . . . Me too, great vocal harmonies!
Ok the intro into this song is so fecking terrible I've turned the volume off until it goes away. YUCK! :puke:
+1 on the Alan Parsons
Another souless, lifeless effort; so far the only thing I like from this guy is a cover song.
pushkinjim wrote:
I'm definitely reminded of CSN&Y, or at least the C & N part. Nice stuff.
Same here. Just change the instruments to acoustic guitars . . .
TimeWaster wrote:
Great tune from a good album. "Crosses" and "Throw It All Away" are also cool tracks, IMO.
We share the same taste :redface:
Kerly wrote:
Good, good.
The best. It moves me.
I thought this was Paul McCartney. It sounds like him in his recent stuff, like Vanilla Sky!
Great tune from a good album. "Crosses" and "Throw It All Away" are also cool tracks, IMO.
i really like the outro
Wow, thought the song was skipping there for a second
tsw wrote:
I can hear the semblance to some 'Classic rock' artists, but nonetheless confuse this with the Beta Band.
Agree, for one I hear Alan Parsons in this. Very cool that others pick that up too, thought I was the only one who remembers them. Love Jose's voice.
Good, good.
Something that played on by earlier made me think, oh, hey it would be cool to hear that tasty little Zero 7 number with Jose G, and here, not too long later, IT IS. Only one of the reasons I love you, Bill, and why I'm here rather than anyplace else. You help keep me well above Standard Orbit, and I like that. I like it a lot...
I can hear the semblance to some 'Classic rock' artists, but nonetheless confuse this with the Beta Band.
phillips wrote:
anyone else reminded of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young? like this stuff... never really heard it before RP.
I'm definitely reminded of CSN&Y, or at least the C & N part. Nice stuff.
Not feeling this one
anyone else reminded of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young? like this stuff... never really heard it before RP.
I love Alan Parson's Project ... :lol:
Welcome back Alan Parsons, we missed you. ;) Really like Zero 7. Thanks for the introduction, Bill!
Bill, quit playing such awesome music -- I'm trying to go home from the office!
They have three CD's out, and all are fantastic. Take your pick. radiomao wrote:
I always forget how much I like this band. Somebody please tell me which album to buy first.
Very cool...very cool... They're awesome. Somewhere in my audio archives I have an interview they did for a station on the left of the dial in Colorado...
I always forget how much I like this band. Somebody please tell me which album to buy first.
I really love Zero 7--bought all their CD's including this one. This is their latest, and has a wonderful sound to it. Not really jazz, not really blues or new age, but has a piece of all of that in there. Great music if you are a prog rock/Yes/Procupine Tree lover.
celadonstone wrote:
The feel of this song makes me think of 70s music. ..//..
The verse motif and vocals I associate with a song featuring in "The Wicker Man". Quite good. Very creative.
Where will we be after the fall? Alone again...naturally.
jah_blessed wrote:
That fey, monotonous delivery of his is sleep-inducing.
Is this Fey any better? Tina Fey
The feel of this song makes me think of 70s music. The guy sounds a tad Gilbert O' Sullivan to me... ziggytrix wrote:
LACHRYMOOSE
From Dictionary.com: lach·ry·mose /ˈlÊkrəˌmoʊs/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation –adjective 1. suggestive of or tending to cause tears; mournful. 2. given to shedding tears readily; tearful.
jedzep wrote:
At last the Ronco supergoup we've been waiting for....America, Seals and Crofts, and the Starland Vocal Band join forces to ,,,,,AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH help me
Ronco is kitchen products. So the Ronco Supergroup would be Bread, the Raspberries, Vanilla Fudge, and 1910 Fruitgum Company.
rgrace wrote:
Bloops and bleeps can only go so far... the same with lachrymose songwriting...
Zero 7's work is better understood as a collection, versus single songs. I get wonderfully lost in the groove while listening to their whole albums.
rgrace wrote:
the same with lachrymose songwriting...
LACHRYMOOSE
Alpine wrote:
Very Good! I want to know more about this group.
The AMG and Wikipedia links in that little section under the song rating pulldown provide a wealth of info on the Zero 7 collective.