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Goldfrapp — Jo
Album: Tales of Us
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Released: 2013
Length: 4:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Heard a shout of someone calling,
Strange and darkness.
People lack all feelings
Over the city tonight.
Hanging by behind the trees of,
Blood red mornings.
Watching all this waiting for you
Dread in my head.
Where the wind sings by the river
Laughing, broken.
Hair swept out into the water,
Ripples of black.
Run, you better run,
You better run for your life.

Oh it rips through the sky.
Oh life figures on.

Jo, I know you will see.
Don't wait for a minute.

Shiver while you breathing
All the while you breath land
(Oh you see winter)
Shiver while you breathing
All the while I breath land

Feel the grey at dawn meaning,
Sunset, spoken.
Where the wind sits by the river,
Ripples of black.

Days, you gotta run
You gotta run for your life

Oh your light feel you breath
Don't run with me.
Oh they'll leave you breath.
Don't wait for a minute.
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Her voice does such wonderful things to my ears.  Today, through headphones, it feels directly injected into my central nervous system.
 
Big up Jacques 
hahaha fix you dont know?
Alone on the deserted beach at night, under the stars, it goes up to 10. 



cob427uk1 wrote:
sublime bumped from 8 to a 9. Hey I'm in a good mood.
 

sublime bumped from 8 to a 9. Hey I'm in a good mood.
 jbunniii wrote:
"Lisping female vocalist" might be my least favorite musical genre.
 
I don't hear any "lisping" in these vocals.
 {#Yes}tfioreze wrote:
Beautifully executed 

 

Jacques Brel "Ces gens là" : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9fa9aWFbLM
Bad Song-What for Babys
 chiplueck wrote:
Anyone know the connection between Peter Gabriel's "I Grieve" and this track? Jo is often preceded by I Grieve. On RP, there's usually a reason, but it eludes me. 

It's especially poignant for me because I lost my wife to cancer a few years ago, and I Grieve generally rips my heart out. My wife's name was Jo, so..... 

 
Cancer sucks. All of us have been sucked into it's currents. I'm sorry for the loss of your wife Jo.
Jacques Brel, 

Ces gens là :

D’abord, d’abord, y a l’aîné
Lui qui est comme un melon
Lui qui a un gros nez
Lui qui sait plus son nom
Monsieur tellement qu´y boit
Tellement qu´il a bu
I thought this might be new Vienna Teng.
Anyone know the connection between Peter Gabriel's "I Grieve" and this track? Jo is often preceded by I Grieve. On RP, there's usually a reason, but it eludes me. 

It's especially poignant for me because I lost my wife to cancer a few years ago, and I Grieve generally rips my heart out. My wife's name was Jo, so..... 
Respect Monsieur Jacques Brel {#Notworthy}
 qosforever wrote:
It is a clear plagio of Jacques Brel - Ces gens la
!!!!!!!

 
“They're the same things that inspired Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree, really. Françoise Hardy, Jacques Brel – the song ”Jo“ is very much inspired by a Brel song, directly. We actually wrote to their estate to let them know. ”
see interview here https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/features/interview-goldfrapp-explore-the-shadows-8800750.html
 qosforever wrote:
It is a clear plagio of Jacques Brel - Ces gens la
!!!!!!!

 
“They're the same things that inspired Felt Mountain and Seventh Tree, really. Françoise Hardy, Jacques Brel – the song ”Jo“ is very much inspired by a Brel song, directly. We actually wrote to their estate to let them know. ”
see interview here : Interview - Goldfrapp explore the shadows

Please listen the beginning of this song : Authors : Jacques Brel  Title : Ces Gens là.

It is a clear plagio of Jacques Brel - Ces gens la
!!!!!!!
 Azrica wrote:
{#Hearteyes}

 
Totally agreed!!!
{#Hearteyes}
haunting
 rocklandlove wrote:

I am sure that it was an "homage-type-thing", not a "plagiarism-type-thing". I love this song, just hope they got clearance, because Brel's estate's lawyers might not appreciate it as much as we do!
 

 
In this case it's not a sample, it's a rerecording. This Sound on Sound article mentions the performers. It's also a fascinating read if you're interested in the technicals behind their recording and production processes.
Beautifully executed 
8 to a 9
 qosforever wrote:
The music of this song is based on a Jacques Brel song, isn't it?
 

 
As every time this song comes up on RP, I expect Jacques Brel to start singing, I was about to post a video link to the song the intro is borrowed from, but I see many have already pointed it out.

It's a near copy & paste musical quote... but I see it as an homage AND they trasnform it into a true Goldfrapp song, integrate it in the Goldfrapp sound/ambient... which is just what I expect of someone who takes a musical fragment from someone else.

More than a Goldfrapp fan, I am a 'Felt mountain' album fan and there's nothing by Goldfrapp afterwards that has knocked me off my feet like this one did. I still will occasionally dig a new song. This one is truly haunting and beautiful; it just sounds like things they have already done.

Just in case nobody stated it: the song by Jacques Brel from which the initial piano&double bass theme was taken is "Ces gens-là", which rouhgly translates to 'With those people' or 'With this kind of people'.
It depicts a quite cruel and depressing picture of a family doomed by lack of communication, of love, where hate and loneliness is everywhere - with the narrator (obviously a member of said family) offering a brief glance of hope talking about his love for a luminous, beautiful woman who loves him back, their plans being to have a home "with windows everywhere, almost no walls, pointing out that if it's not for sure to happen, at least it might one day... only to conclude by saying he now has to go "home".
It's dark, like the very majority of Brel's stuff, even when the music is joyful...
I'm always amazed at the flux of atmospheres in this stellar work; reminds me of Kate Bush; complex personalities surface and dance!
Orange is the new black track{#Hearteyes} {#Whisper} {#Bounce}
Damn I love this song and it fits so perfectly to this incredible TV production. 

*makingcrazyeyes* {#Crowded} 
 rocklandlove wrote:

I am sure that it was an "homage-type-thing", not a "plagiarism-type-thing". I love this song, just hope they got clearance, because Brel's estate's lawyers might not appreciate it as much as we do!
 

 
It's called sampling and folks have been doing it since the 70s at least. I'm shocked at the number of people here speaking as though it's a new concept to them.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Pour les francophiles !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfwW76JzVQI
If you don't understand French, you can't be "touched" by this song.

 
Thank you for sharing this. It's always nice to be introduced to the 'muses' of artists. 
Made for RP.
Interesting piano onset effect - haven't heard that before. 
the best thing about RP is hearing interesting music - like this- that i've never heard before.
 
"Lisping female vocalist" might be my least favorite musical genre.
 misterbearbaby wrote:
This is making me physically sick.Just some sad twisted whining and computer noise. My cat registered his opinion by crapping in my toolbox and leaving the room. Thanks for that. Prescription: take 2 Billie Holiday  and one Jimi Hendrix (just one!) and call me in the morning.

 
in your toolbox?  that's drastic. 
 Proclivities wrote:

It's not like she was trying to deceive anyone.

 
I am sure that it was an "homage-type-thing", not a "plagiarism-type-thing". I love this song, just hope they got clearance, because Brel's estate's lawyers might not appreciate it as much as we do!
 
Beautiful. Love this. 
 rocklandlove wrote:
As others have already pointed out, this intro is note-for-note (even in the same key) a ripoff of Jacques Brel's song "Ces Gens-Là."  

 
It's not like she was trying to deceive anyone.
As others have already pointed out, this intro is note-for-note (even in the same key) a ripoff of Jacques Brel's song "Ces Gens-Là." 
 
This is making me physically sick.Just some sad twisted whining and computer noise. My cat registered his opinion by crapping in my toolbox and leaving the room. Thanks for that. Prescription: take 2 Billie Holiday  and one Jimi Hendrix (just one!) and call me in the morning.
say it anyway...mesmerizing {#Music}
Exquisitely beautiful ... does that even need to be said?
Bill's on a roll today. What a great sequence of four tunes!
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Pour les francophiles !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfwW76JzVQI
If you don't understand French, you can't be "touched" by this song.

 
I  knew that I had already heard the piano theme! 
Painfully boring.   RP does a bit too much of this for my liking...
 
 Lemodular wrote:
Music for Mah Jong 

 
dui.

can't figure if its raining or snowing; it ain't sunny thats for sure
Pour les francophiles !
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfwW76JzVQI
If you don't understand French, you can't be "touched" by this song.
I am not a hater of Oasis, really. During their heyday, whenever that was, I was pleasantly ignorant of the group. Now that RP has overexposed me to them, I can grasp the negative response they get from some listeners. I must question the decision to follow the Goldfrapp piece with this. One is subtle and etherial (I could not find a better word, from my perch in the ether); the other has a crude bluntness. One lifts; the other drags.
Ethereal..
She sounds like women who really THINK think as opposed to those possibly who worry and loop and such over superficialities ... ?
 Lauriea wrote:
Kate Bush-like

 
{#No}
 most of them are dead.  Seems you've rated some real rockers 4 or lower {#Ask} junebaby65 wrote:
Bill sure loves these whispery, mellow, hypnotic singer songwriter types.  Man, do they all blend together after awhile.  How about a few women who rock?

 



A lot of talent and excellent production=beautiful music
Kate Bush-like
Music for Mah Jong 
Reminds me of Goldschlager.

https://dickenshousewine.co.uk/image/cache/data/spirits_liqueur/Goldschlager-228x228.jpg
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Gorgeous..

 
{#Yes}
SOOOOOOOO painfully BORING

 
Is it Frapp or is it Fripp? For a moment; (Corection) I thought I was hearing 'Wind on Water' from Fripp & Eno's Evening Star Album . Nice homage.
I find Ms 'frapp, a bit hit and miss. this ones a dreamy hit. Which, I guess, is why I keep listening.  Clever 'frapp.
RP is playing this far too much lately. She has a decent voice but gawd the song is monotonous. Got tired of it after the 3rd listen.
Gorgeous..
The music of this song is based on a Jacques Brel song, isn't it?
 
 dw wrote:

{#Rolleyes}I can't understand what she's singing. Took me a while before I realized it was in English.

 
Wouldn't want anything that evokes a sense of mystery or discovery...  don't want any layered meanings or ambiguities... prefer lyrics that are obvious and presented for consumption at face value only.

{#Rolleyes}I can't understand what she's singing. Took me a while before I realized it was in English.


Stunning, how she uses that voice....
{#Kiss}{#Hug}9......... luv this track - album is excellent. 
 Kimbolini wrote:
Lovely, dreamy/hypnotic.  This is why I love RP; hearing something I never would have anywhere else.

 
{#Yes}
Lovely, dreamy/hypnotic.  This is why I love RP; hearing something I never would have anywhere else.
The sparse minimalism of this song made me think that it was Agnes Obel at first, and it was a bit of a surprise to see that it was Goldfrapp. Ver' nahce :)
 oldfart48 wrote:
note to bill, i'm 65 as an also 1,4 year old zombe, ( died from cemo)  I still cant figure why you are so high on this nowhere chick...........then again you play cowpie inn the gland, shit mountain and endless bowie crap , and still the remainder is well worth the pain..

 
That is wicked, OF....and you are the one who said my initials stand for Rude Drivel Only....
j'ai aussi cru que c'était une reprise au début... magnifique boucle ceci dit...

 


CoYoT51 wrote:
kermur wrote:
the piano/bass line has been borrowed from Jacques Brel: "ces gens-là" it seems. 

 
Héhé, y'a que les français et les belges walons pour se rendre compte de ça !  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfwW76JzVQI
If you don't understand french, you can't be "touched" by this song.

 



Ethereal; and I'm in the mood for ethereal this morning.
 oldfart48 wrote:
note to bill, i'm 65 as an also 1,4 year old zombe, ( died from cemo)  I still cant figure why you are so high on this nowhere chick...........then again you play cowpie inn the gland, shit mountain and endless bowie crap , and still the remainder is well worth the pain..
Some of us like having music put in front of us that we would never have found/never knew we liked/sometimes hate. For others, it's (like you say) pain. Oldfart48, have you tried Pandora? You'll get the music you indicate you like, plus suggestions on similar styles. Get served what you want.
As pleasant as this track is I think 10 plays in the last 30 days is somewhat excessive.  That is verging on commercial station playlist rotation.  The album has ten tracks.  Give some others a spin.  Or better still play stuff that I can't hear locally.
kermur wrote:
the piano/bass line has been borrowed from Jacques Brel: "ces gens-là" it seems. 

 
Héhé, y'a que les français et les belges walons pour se rendre compte de ça !  :)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfwW76JzVQI
If you don't understand french, you can't be "touched" by this song.
Bill sure loves these whispery, mellow, hypnotic singer songwriter types.  Man, do they all blend together after awhile.  How about a few women who rock?
Beautiful song, really like this.
note to bill, i'm 65 as an also 1,4 year old zombe, ( died from cemo)  I still cant figure why you are so high on this nowhere chick...........then again you play cowpie inn the gland, shit mountain and endless bowie crap , and still the remainder is well worth the pain..
Esta noche te has lucido, Bill.
I have to say, this thing has a trippy way of sneaking up on you. Very hypnotic, very melodic, and that's such a sweet sweet voice. I like it!
the piano/bass line has been borrowed from Jacques Brel: "ces gens-là" it seems. 
Going to nod off here in a moment - need RP to pick up the pace a bit.  These last few songs are making me sleepy...{#Eh}
That rhythm loop!  Jeez!  Did they slap duct tape on a door chime button?

Ruins a song I'd have liked a lot otherwise



 boober wrote:
I called this band Goldcrap in the past
They have since earned my respect
Good stuff
Am I first?   

 Nope, not a big fan (if at all) of "Goldcrap" but they are improving with time {#Yes}
This one is a gem
{#Good-vibes}


Made me stop and look... plus 8 for now.
This one is steadily growing on me - up from 6 to 8 in the past month.
I thought it was Vienna Teng...
I love the new album. It's got that ethereal air about it from Felt Mountain. I just love how Goldfrapp continually reinvent themselves with each album. Their releases are always something I look forward to.
 boober wrote:

crap
Third-The dreaded bronze 

 
< gets the gold on Goldfrapp! {#Dance}

Nice!
 boober wrote:
I called this band Goldcrap in the past
They have since earned my respect
Good stuff
Am I first?   
 
crap
Third-The dreaded bronze 
I called this band Goldcrap in the past
They have since earned my respect
Good stuff
Am I first?   
wonderful album!
New Goldfrapp? Count me in!