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Vienna Teng — Feather Moon
Album: Warm Strangers
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1627









Released: 2004
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Feather moon
Scarlet sky
Living clouds
My blinded eye
Waters black
Wood in snow
Dead of night
How bright you glow

''Chorus (x4):''
Breathe in, breathe out
Exhale and inhale

Exhale and inhale

Seven sins
God of stone
All is true
Down to the bone
Feather moon
Scarlet sky
I love you endlessly
Not knowing why

''Chorus (x8)''

Exhale and inhale
Exhale and inhale
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 bmccaul wrote:

Twas a great show.  My first time seeing her, but it was apparent that many in the audience had seen quite a few of her Freight & Salvage shows...
 
Good advice. I plan to see one of her early January 2019 shows there. I wonder how many in her audience discovered her on RP, like me!?
 poetdancer wrote:
Go see her live if you have a chance. She is fantastic. In fact, she's playing this Friday in Berkeley at the Freight and Salvage.

 
Twas a great show.  My first time seeing her, but it was apparent that many in the audience had seen quite a few of her Freight & Salvage shows...
 CompassRose wrote:
would be better w/o vocals.

 
The vocals are not that bad but the piano and orchestration is superb!
would be better w/o vocals.
Got me hyperventilatin' 
I am in no way qualified to make an assessment on such matters, but I have to think that the engineer on this recording was masterful at presenting Miss Teng at her finest.  Kudos to the recording crew.
Yawn. {#Sleep}

The Beethoven that preceded it was more exciting.
 MM_Prague wrote:
Love it... Vienna rocks! :-)

 
No.  No she doesn't. Ever. 
{#Sleep}{#Frustrated}{#Frown}
Go see her live if you have a chance. She is fantastic. In fact, she's playing this Friday in Berkeley at the Freight and Salvage.
I bet she's also a yoga instructor {#Biggrin}
 fitmartin wrote:
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS WOMAN! {#Hearteyes}

 
Riding through the mountains last week it would have been perfect to have had this on my tunes list.
Mellow gold.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS WOMAN! {#Hearteyes}
 xtalman wrote:

He just got that a couple of years ago, but it is cool.

Tony Banks of Genesis fame has a degree in physics if I recall.

As for Ms. Teng, voice like an angel.     

 
Dang it! Why can't Dr. May help invent FTL so we can get off this miserable rock of a planet!
 ScottN wrote:
 rdo wrote:
I'd read about her getting an MBA.  Michigan is a great program.  I cannot think of any other performer of her level with an MBA, or similar degree.  Smart chick.
 Her undergrad is in computer science from Stanford.
Am very glad she quit her day job.  Her music is wonderful.
 

 
I'm pretty sure she has a masters degree in making my willy pulse.
Sounds to me like a less corn-flaky Tori.  Gonna go to youtube to see if she's into humping piano benches.
 
 annoffalese wrote:
she sounds full of cloyingly sweet mucous

 
{#Ask}


 ScottN wrote:
 rdo wrote:
I'd read about her getting an MBA.  Michigan is a great program.  I cannot think of any other performer of her level with an MBA, or similar degree.  Smart chick.
 Her undergrad is in computer science from Stanford.
Am very glad she quit her day job.  Her music is wonderful.
 

 
Pretty sure she has gone back to the University Of Michigan to get a master's in sustainable housing or something similar, all the while composing and maintaining a touring career. Impressive woman.
 tulfan wrote:


I believe Brian May, guitarist of Queen has a PhD in astrophysics

 
He just got that a couple of years ago, but it is cool.

Tony Banks of Genesis fame has a degree in physics if I recall.

As for Ms. Teng, voice like an angel.     
 kcar wrote:

Phil Alvin, formerly of the Blasters, has a PhD from UCLA—I think it's in mathematics. Tom Scholz, pretty much the driving force behind the band Boston, has a bachelor's and master's from MIT in Mechanical Engineering. He's also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. 

 
Actually, the Rockman is an effects box versus an amplifier per se. I own a Rockman and, when I wish, sound just like Tom Scholz. That said, Vienna Teng sounds nothing like Phil Alvin,Tom Scholz, or his fabled Rockman. Jes sayin'...
Beautiful. 
 
Lovely stuff.
 rdo wrote:
I'd read about her getting an MBA.  Michigan is a great program.  I cannot think of any other performer of her level with an MBA, or similar degree.  Smart chick.
 Her undergrad is in computer science from Stanford.
Am very glad she quit her day job.  Her music is wonderful.
 


 kcar wrote:

Phil Alvin, formerly of the Blasters, has a PhD from UCLA--I think it's in mathematics. Tom Scholz, pretty much the driving force behind the band Boston, has a bachelor's and master's from MIT in Mechanical Engineering. He's also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. 

 

I believe Brian May, guitarist of Queen has a PhD in astrophysics
 rdo wrote:

I said of her level. 

 
{#Clap}
Thanks RP for introducing me to Vienna!  I've checked out all of her CDs and she is a talent!  I really like her.
 kcar wrote:

Phil Alvin, formerly of the Blasters, has a PhD from UCLA--I think it's in mathematics. Tom Scholz, pretty much the driving force behind the band Boston, has a bachelor's and master's from MIT in Mechanical Engineering. He's also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. 

 
I said of her level. 
 rdo wrote:


I'd read about her getting an MBA.  Michigan is a great program.  I cannot think of any other performer of her level with an MBA, or similar degree.  Smart chick. 

 
Phil Alvin, formerly of the Blasters, has a PhD from UCLA--I think it's in mathematics. Tom Scholz, pretty much the driving force behind the band Boston, has a bachelor's and master's from MIT in Mechanical Engineering. He's also the inventor of the Rockman guitar amplifier. 
 mojoman wrote:
Breathe in, then breathe out!? You mean I've been doing it wrong all this time?

 
Yeah, I've always done it in the reverse order.  Glad I heard this song!


Luckily, the kind of song I like to hear multiple times during my work week. {#Meditate}
Breathe in, then breathe out!? You mean I've been doing it wrong all this time?
 NeuroJoe wrote:

Saw her for the first time this past weekend, I knew about the MBA but I never fully realized what a nerd she was until after some of her banter with the audience. It's just not right for someone to have so much talent on that many different fronts. 

 

Brian May from Queen has a Ph.D in Astronomy!
 rdo wrote:


I'd read about her getting an MBA.  Michigan is a great program.  I cannot think of any other performer of her level with an MBA, or similar degree.  Smart chick. 

 
Saw her for the first time this past weekend, I knew about the MBA but I never fully realized what a nerd she was until after some of her banter with the audience. It's just not right for someone to have so much talent on that many different fronts. 
 a2sportsguy wrote:
For those unhappy with the repetitiveness of this song, that is partially the point, according to what Teng has said in concerts. She said her mother is among those who have complained about the chorus of "Breathe in... Breathe Out.. Exhale"

Vienna has a new album coming out this fall. But recently, she graduated from the University of Michigan's Erb Institute – a joint program of the school's natural resources and business schools to develop sustainable projects that make economic sense. In part to celebrate her graduation, she played a live concert on her porch last month - and I was among those lucky enough to be present. I brought along my digital recorder, "taped" the concert and put a link to it on my blog: https://playitandbedamned.blogspot.com

 

I'd read about her getting an MBA.  Michigan is a great program.  I cannot think of any other performer of her level with an MBA, or similar degree.  Smart chick. 
For those unhappy with the repetitiveness of this song, that is partially the point, according to what Teng has said in concerts. She said her mother is among those who have complained about the chorus of "Breathe in... Breathe Out.. Exhale"

Vienna has a new album coming out this fall. But recently, she graduated from the University of Michigan's Erb Institute – a joint program of the school's natural resources and business schools to develop sustainable projects that make economic sense. In part to celebrate her graduation, she played a live concert on her porch last month - and I was among those lucky enough to be present. I brought along my digital recorder, "taped" the concert and put a link to it on my blog: https://playitandbedamned.blogspot.com
 Stingray wrote:
Thanks showing RP what a decent person I am!
 
Ha ha! An excellent comment Mr Ray.

I would never buy something like this. . . but today, this track is marvellous. Sometimes one has to wait for certain tracks played on RP to hit. . . today it did. Thank you.
 jleigh wrote:
I'm having an extremely hard day at work today, and this song was just what I needed.  A reminder to move forward, moment by moment, taking care of myself first.

It's my choice to let the world wear me down, or perhaps the sum of many small choices.  I can make different ones.


 
So often it's the little choices that have the biggest impact on our lives.  Keep moving forward!{#Wave}
VIENNA TEN
She would have been brilliant in Clannad.
 AndyJ wrote:
Such a nice, soft touch.  It's the way this song is done.
It's power comes from presentation rather than logic of words or brilliance of music.
The power of softness can reach places force can never glimpse.
 

Goddess
Such a nice, soft touch.  It's the way this song is done.
It's power comes from presentation rather than logic of words or brilliance of music.
The power of softness can reach places force can never glimpse.
{#Think}
What a voice.  The song of the siren.
This is really beauitiful. I have been off line for a month and really missed Radio Paradise and this type of musical greatness!  {#Jump}
 sajitjacob wrote:
Stop playing stuff that keeps me tied to my desk; I really need to pee.{#Eek}
 
{#Lol}
Having seen and heard her live up close recently, I imagine back to that experience and tend to give her higher ratings than I might otherwise.  Only wish I could do that with the other artists here!
Stop playing stuff that keeps me tied to my desk; I really need to pee.{#Eek}

Wonderful song!

Very special indeed!

VERY CLOSE TO 10


The intro reminded me of Love Reign O'er Me.
Such a clean voice.
I was so transported by this I inadvertently closed my browser and missed the end. Can you play it again Sam?
slowly, slowly, drifting into ... memory
It is really true that when you need something...  it will appear. 

Thanks for this one this morning, RP. 
For a millisecond I thought this was Allison Krauss..
I'm having an extremely hard day at work today, and this song was just what I needed.  A reminder to move forward, moment by moment, taking care of myself first.

It's my choice to let the world wear me down, or perhaps the sum of many small choices.  I can make different ones.

she sounds full of cloyingly sweet mucous
There's something about the quality of her voice, like she's about to swallow the mic, that I find really agitating.
It has Moon in it;  weird
Love it... Vienna rocks! :-)
this is...

nice.

{#Sunny}
 boober wrote:

you're a sick MF'er aren't ya
 
No, he's just a kid.
Cannot.......rush......to.......mute.....fa{#Skull}
 Sp3o wrote:
Lekker
 Agreed, very tasty. The sparse instrumentals are wonderful, especially the percussion work.

 Sp3o wrote:
Lekker
 
I lekker more with licker!

Thank you
 zipper wrote:
Instructions for breathing. Tedious ones, at that. still a 1.
 


I for one have been at a point where I could only breathe in and breathe out and nearly needed instruction for that.
Lekker
Cheer up
zaknafein wrote:
Really great record this is. Her best IMO.
Yoda, is that you?

Not her best song...great album, though.
Really great record this is. Her best IMO.

Almost sure it was "watershed" at the begining....:-)


Instructions for breathing. Tedious ones, at that. still a 1.
What a delightful, talented young lady! I'm sure she has a very bright future ahead. {#Clap}
I am honour-bound to write that I actually like this song, as I've gone on record for really strongly disliking Vienna Teng's music on her other song pages.
{#Meditate}{#Daisy}
I've lost my RP connection — why, oh why?  I love this song.  Good thing I have it back home. 
 Zane-O wrote:
The first time I heard this track I thought "Tori". The opening piano section is deep and moving, just like Tori. Even the verse section's starkness reminded of Tori. But the chorus is all her's. Good stuff.

 

I would have put money on this being Tori. I really like this...I need to check out more of her stuff, as I am a fan of Tori's stuff, especially the earlier stuff.
Thanks for playing this again, I needed that exhale and inhale!
Very, very nice. This song has managed to put me back in that nice, mellow mood again. Smooth.
Vienna has that special sultry sweet yet haunting vocals. I really like her, XX00XX
Beautiful...saw her live...excellent as well...good job of mixing her in, Bill. :clap: t
RP made me discover this quite interesting artist with this song. One of my favorite discovers of 2005. Again, THX RP!
There go the goosebumps again. Happens every time...
eastcoast wrote:
Fortunately, its not Tori
Tori pulled over at the pretentiousness turnpike about ten years ago. Lets hope Teng never does that, she is one of the few that talks to my inner teddybear.
Fortunately, its not Tori Zane-O wrote:
The first time I heard this track I thought "Tori". The opening piano section is deep and moving, just like Tori. Even the verse section's starkness reminded of Tori. But the chorus is all her's. Good stuff.
Nice!
This touches me... :pray: Let's me rate it an 8.
Such a clear, crystaline voice. I'm buyin' this one.
I like Vienna Teng's music by the song or by the album, but I really like how her stuff gets mixed into the RP playlist.
redeyespy wrote:
Well, aren't you just a sunny day? Aren't you a glass of lemonade?
haha, you made me laugh today! lemonade, haha, good retort! :cheers:
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.
tiddalick wrote:
One that is only warm because a child has pissed in it.
Well, aren't you just a sunny day? Aren't you a glass of lemonade?
Dirktooth wrote:
She has a cool clear voice, good lyrics, and excellent technique at the piano. In addition, I've done some of my best bench presses to her music. Hey, everyone has their own workout music. I just prefer the lyrical variety.
excellent response! :good-vibes: excellent song!
iMacomania wrote:
I really don't know, why people love all this pooring songs of this woman, and why there are so many songs at the playlist. Does anybody knows an answer? :ask:
She has a cool clear voice, good lyrics, and excellent technique at the piano. In addition, I've done some of my best bench presses to her music. Hey, everyone has their own workout music. I just prefer the lyrical variety.
Her stuff is recorded very honestly - very very little production... it really brings you in to the story she's telling. (Stories which have a little something we can all relate to, as much as we hate to admit it.) Her pianowork is flawless and uncompromised, with a touch of theatrical flavor to it. Not music meant for driving down a sunny highway with the top down... more like walking down a forest path under a grey overcast. Suits me well. iMacomania wrote:
I really don't know, why people love all this pooring songs of this woman, and why there are so many songs at the playlist. Does anybody knows an answer? :ask:
sutcliff wrote:
Seamless transition.... Vienna Teng - Feather Moon Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended As Lovers
Ditto...very beautiful
iMacomania wrote:
I really don't know, why people love all this pooring songs of this woman, and why there are so many songs at the playlist. Does anybody knows an answer? :ask:
I'm kind of wondering the same thing.
iMacomania wrote:
I really don't know, why people love all this pooring songs of this woman, and why there are so many songs at the playlist. Does anybody knows an answer? :ask:
I didnt like her much at first, but its really been growing on me.
I really don't know, why people love all this pooring songs of this woman, and why there are so many songs at the playlist. Does anybody knows an answer? :ask:
Is she related to Suzanne Teng? Sister, perhaps?
Seamless transition.... Vienna Teng - Feather Moon Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended As Lovers
haven't heard her before but she is "Quite Likeable" =7
Holla Cardinals! :bananasplit:
The first time I heard this track I thought "Tori". The opening piano section is deep and moving, just like Tori. Even the verse section's starkness reminded of Tori. But the chorus is all her's. Good stuff.
My first thought was "when did Bill add Alison Krauss to the mix?" Had to look. Mellow sound.
After listening to this song a number of times, I haven't gotten tired of it. My rating just moved from 7 to 8.
Bocephus wrote:
great song. relaxes me just listening. voice like a warm bath.
Nicely put.
An 8 and rising. Great song from a wonderful artist. I look forward to her new CD. :daisy:
great tune. i like the piano. this song is relaxing. :chillpill:
Feathermoon....stronghold?
Bocephus wrote:
great song. relaxes me just listening. voice like a warm bath.
Tidalick is a cynic. I just bumped this up a notch. :clap:
meloman wrote:
Right on, but let's not forget, "to smoothen." A nice alternative when you want to stress the verb. "Smooth," while rightly a verb, seems to really want to be an adjective.
It's a smoothie! :beat:
Bocephus wrote:
great song. relaxes me just listening. voice like a warm bath.
One that is only warm because a child has pissed in it.
I just listened to excerpts from Vienna Teng's entire album - and it is absolutely amazing. By the way, she has an equally amazing album also listed on RP - (click here)
great song. relaxes me just listening. voice like a warm bath.
catmaven wrote:
Please, everyone, let us breathe in and breathe out. The verb is "to breathe"; "breath" is the noun only. :frown: :confused: But English is a tough language to spell, because unlike Spanish and German (but almost as bad as French!), the pronunciation is not your guide! :ask: For example, there is no verb "to smoothe," it is "to smooth," despite the tempting analogy to "to breathe." We all need to study "breath, breathe"; sooth," "soothe"; and "smooth." A good starting point might be dictionary.com. (I started to write about all those, but it got too long.) :cheers:
Right on, but let's not forget, "to smoothen." A nice alternative when you want to stress the verb. "Smooth," while rightly a verb, seems to really want to be an adjective.