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VAST — Touched
Album: Visual Audio Sensory Theater
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Total ratings: 1869









Released: 1998
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Touched
You say that I am too
So much of what you say is true
I'll never find someone quite like you
Again
I'll never find someone quite like you
Like you

The razors and the dying roses plead
I don't leave you alone
The demi-gods and hungry ghosts of God
God knows I'm not at home

I'll never find someone quite like you
Again
I'll never find someone quite like you
Again

I, I looked into your eyes and saw
A world that does not exist
I looked into your eyes and saw
A world I wish I was in

I'll never find someone quite as touched
As you
I'll never love someone quite the way that I
Loved you
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 kingart wrote:
He sampled a bit of The Doors. 
 
More so with the song "Frog" that is also in rotation here on RP.  Very very Door-ish (in a good way).  
 stephanwarpig wrote:
The Samples are taken from a Bulgarian Song called "Pilentze Pee"
 
Thanks for that info.  It's a unique and cool sounding chorus.
 fredriley wrote:
A nice 'agonised believer' segue from Depeche Mode's Blasphemous Rumours.
Hey Fred, if you're still around, feel free to chime in more frequently........I miss your trenchant humour (with a u )

 stephanwarpig wrote:
The Samples are taken from a Bulgarian Song called "Pilentze Pee"
 
Google translates this from Bulgarian into English as "Chicken Pee"  
A nice 'agonised believer' segue from Depeche Mode's Blasphemous Rumours.
 kingart wrote:
He sampled a bit of The Doors. 
 
I must have rated this track (some time ago, a 1) before I noticed the 'sounds like' with Jim M; other VAST tracks have really gotten my attention, this one took till now - here's a +6...still a bit below average....still can grow more on me....Long Live RP!!
 Relayer wrote:
I miss this band (or just I guess Jon).
 

The Wikipedia panel says they released an album in 2018 -- last year.  Maybe you don't have to miss them any longer.
I miss this band (or just I guess Jon).
 Bine wrote:

Soundtrack of "Ghost in the Shell"? At least that's what it reminds me of...

 
Back in college days, I was given a local punk band's demo cassette and for some reason that was on the B-Side! Ah, I could listen to that any time!
 Rockit9 wrote:

I've never tasted a door before.
 
It's quite simple to do that, actually:

1) Look for a door nearby;
2) Once you have found one, open your mouth wide and stick out your tongue;
3) Lick the door with your tongue;
4) There you go… you have then just tasted a door. 
The Samples are taken from a Bulgarian Song called "Pilentze Pee"
 kingart wrote:
He sampled a bit of The Doors. 

 
I've never tasted a door before.
He sampled a bit of The Doors. 
 eveliko wrote:
Spent the whole 99 year listening ONLY to that album, which now belongs to my 10-list. Too bad no later albums ever matched the grade, and the first concert in Paris in 2000 was a vast disappointment, too. But I'm still touched.

 
He had to change things up. As it was the album bordered on being gimmicky with all the monk and Bulgarian female choir samples.

But it really was a great album for its time!
I'm sorry but this tune sets me in mind of....
Image result for it's my island braveheart
Utter crap.
 v73c wrote:
I wish there was a skip button to bypass this song/crap.

 
There is. Doh!
 sergeant_x wrote:
This song always reminds me of an Irish band I caught a couple of times in the eighties called "A-House" - anyone remember them?

 
I don't exactly make the same connection, but definitely remember an excellent debut record, On Our Big Fat Merry Go Round, from A-House.
I wish there was a skip button to bypass this song/crap.
Uh yes! I kiss my fingertips to VAST.
Spent the whole 99 year listening ONLY to that album, which now belongs to my 10-list. Too bad no later albums ever matched the grade, and the first concert in Paris in 2000 was a vast disappointment, too. But I'm still touched.
 rhj4 wrote:
Cacophonous noise to my ear.
 
Ah c'mon, you just wanted to say cacophonous!  ; )
 kingart wrote:
Anyone else hear The Doors in there? The End? 

 
Thankfully no
The singer's voice reminds me of John Wetton
..this is vast..

..it truly suits!..

{#Crown} 
 Does the church have temple prostitutes ? govna wrote:

i've been to your church.  it looks a lot like a cheap hotel room.

 


another album purchased thanks to RP
 
This song always reminds me of an Irish band I caught a couple of times in the eighties called "A-House" - anyone remember them?
{#Angel} ....... is liking this a lot
 jhorton wrote:
What a freaking awesome drummer here.

Genius drummer, really..... 

 
Saw this tour in Boston at Axis back in the day.  His drummer was awesome.  Sounded great in that club that was the size of a large closet.
the choral sample is the London Bulgarian Choir, with Deci at the helm.   

I saw them in Cardiff Opera House about 8 years ago, boy, they make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.  unforgettable.
GORGEOUS!
 govna wrote:

i've been to your church.  it looks a lot like a cheap hotel room.

 
The Motel 666!
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...

 
i've been to your church.  it looks a lot like a cheap hotel room.

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
 scraig wrote:
The first time I heard this song was watching a surf video of Laird Hamilton.
 
His movie Riding Giants was spectacularly shot.  Once you get past the 'Laird Hamilton Advertising Spot' aspects of the film, it really has punch.
This does not sound 15 years old.  Awesome.  Missed it the first time around, buried in grad school hell and no good sources of new music (that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it).  


The first time I heard this song was watching a surf video of Laird Hamilton.
Anyone else hear The Doors in there? The End? 
His voice is so amazing -- still don't understand fully why he isn't bigger. But I did meet him in person and he wasn't very....in to it. He seemed like he didn't want to be there, that his fans were annoyances. 

Pity -- but still love his stuff. 
This must be listened to on headphones set at 11!

Played this CD many a time in my car during my hour-long commute when this was released.
Epic.


This song puts a spring in my step this spring day...

 
Always liked that song! :) 
 Jonathan_pa - thanks for the reference. I was trying like hell to place this song. I can remember the sequence when they played this song thinking, "damn, this is good." Watched the credits right through till the end to find out who it was, than did nothing with the information...until now.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 Jonathan_pa wrote:
First heard this on a surf video called Step into Liquid in full HD with surround. It made the visual experience mind blowing. Great tune!
 
I have that DVD.  Now I'm going to have to drag it out and watch it.

This band's name 'does what it says on the tin' - a big, vast sound that demands massive amp stacks and volume up to 11. It's not quite the same coming out of laptop speakers, good though they are :(
 fredriley wrote:
Most FM DJs are egotistic w@nkers who're more full of sh1t than a septic tank.  

I assume you mean the literal septic, not the cockney rhyming slang. {#Mrgreen}

Cacophonous noise to my ear.
6 ———>  8
Groovy, Daddy-o.
 fredriley wrote:

I always hate it when DJs talk over the beginnings/ends of tracks. For that matter, I hate it when DJs talk at all. Bill's little natters every 5 tracks or so are fine as they're short and relevant, and he's not got an ego he's trying to shove down our ears. Most FM DJs are egotistic w@nkers who're more full of sh1t than a septic tank.
 
Yet another reason I can't listen to terrestrial radio anymore.  It's either Satellite or RP. 

 radiojunkie wrote:
I love that choral part, but why am I so convinced that I've heard it before somewhere else, and ever-so-slightly different?
 
Soundtrack of "Ghost in the Shell"? At least that's what it reminds me of...

 fredriley wrote:

I always hate it when DJs talk over the beginnings/ends of tracks. For that matter, I hate it when DJs talk at all. Bill's little natters every 5 tracks or so are fine as they're short and relevant, and he's not got an ego he's trying to shove down our ears. Most FM DJs are egotistic w@nkers who're more full of sh1t than a septic tank.
 
I smell your pain Fred..

You GO Fred!
 fredriley wrote:

I always hate it when DJs talk over the beginnings/ends of tracks. For that matter, I hate it when DJs talk at all. Bill's little natters every 5 tracks or so are fine as they're short and relevant, and he's not got an ego he's trying to shove down our ears. Most FM DJs are egotistic w@nkers who're more full of sh1t than a septic tank.
 
"little natters"...well you just have to LOVE that!  {#Cheesygrin}
 daveesh wrote:
nice to NOT hear some hipster boston dj (wfnx) talk over the ending for dramatic effect like they used to do when this tune was on the radio years ago.

 
I always hate it when DJs talk over the beginnings/ends of tracks. For that matter, I hate it when DJs talk at all. Bill's little natters every 5 tracks or so are fine as they're short and relevant, and he's not got an ego he's trying to shove down our ears. Most FM DJs are egotistic w@nkers who're more full of sh1t than a septic tank.


i was instantly transported into that gorgeous blue world hearing this again. great movie, great tune!
 
Jonathan_pa wrote:
First heard this on a surf video called Step into Liquid in full HD with surround. It mad the visual experience mind blowing. Great tune!
 


 FlatCat wrote:
 And check out those zurna's at the end! Love it.
 
Ahhhhh, that's what that instrument is called!  Thanks — I love that sound too, so haunting and disturbing / unsettling, but in a good way!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zurna 


First heard this on a surf video called Step into Liquid in full HD with surround. It mad the visual experience mind blowing. Great tune!
Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares meets .... "generic world music dance beat"... but I like it.



We be dancing...  love it...


 
Love that horn instrument; I love anything that thing is played in!{#Clap}
Over the top melodramatic, but they pull it off.
kicks ass


very cool...


Who IS this group? Never heard them before. Excellent. Most excellent. Thanks.
Loved this. Masterful mix of styles. Why haven't I heard it before? When I hear it again I might have to bump it from an 8 to a 9. Anyone have any idea what these guys are doing now? Guess I ought to not be lazy and check for myself....
romeotuma wrote:

       love it...  this song rocks...

 Poacher wrote:
 
And good for the ears by any chance?  {#Dance}
 
Naaahhh, not a chance!!    {#Wink}  

the razors and the dying roses
plead I don't leave you alone
the demi-gods and hungry ghosts
oh God, God knows I'm not at home

10

{#Meditate}

Powerful. What exemplifies why I listen to Radio Paradise.
Freakin cool. Never heard this before. Wow...Thanks RP.


love it...  this song rocks...


nice to NOT hear some hipster boston dj (wfnx) talk over the ending for dramatic effect like they used to do when this tune was on the radio years ago.

A little New World Beat, a little hard rock, a little prog influence and some interesting writing.  Vast, eh?


This song is good for the ears...


What a freaking awesome drummer here.

Genius drummer, really..... 
 SpamNRice wrote:
Always nice to hear something amazing that you'd forgotten about — I got the "Vast" bug from watching (listening) to "Step Into Liquid". Very, very nice...
 
I was just about to mention this movie...I rated the song a 9 specifically because of how much I liked the documentary/movie.

This sounds a lot like Guster...or is it just me?
Always nice to hear something amazing that you'd forgotten about — I got the "Vast" bug from watching (listening) to "Step Into Liquid". Very, very nice...
what power!{#Clap}

English major sez: I love this use of the word 'touched.' As if some higher force might reach down, brush against your temple, and make you a little crazy, in a mystic sort of way.


I love that choral part, but why am I so convinced that I've heard it before somewhere else, and ever-so-slightly different?
I actually think the Bulgarian women singers and that instrument at the end are the best thing about this song.  Very interesting.

 rtkmusic wrote:
crankin' it! killer drums!!!
 
Yes, this song demands a good cranking of the volume knob. If I would rate all my songs by the volume I want to play them at, this one gets a 10.

 Vastly {#Lol} prefer "Frog" by this group.

Great mix of east and west.
I have been waithing to hear a bit more from Vast.  I can already hear listener complaints about the chanting but I think this song is a unique and awesome rocker.
this is an excellent video on youtube/vast.
Step Into Liquid; (click here)
More juicy Doors-like goodness!
oppositelock wrote:
:motor:
Concur! :high-five:
Anyone have any live Vast shows to trade? I have one great soundboard at (click here)
rtkmusic wrote:
:guitarist: crankin' it! :drummer: killer drums!!!
:motor:
rtkmusic wrote:
:guitarist: crankin' it! :drummer: killer drums!!!
Oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
:guitarist: crankin' it! :drummer: killer drums!!!
gregler wrote:
Damn, this stuff rocks the wild monkeys out of me! Too bad i cant krank up the volume, coz its 3am..!
it's 7pm here and i did crank it up :)
Damn, this stuff rocks the wild monkeys out of me! Too bad i cant krank up the volume, coz its 3am..!
TAKEY wrote:
Call me crazy, but I find this song so romantic.
If you are crazy, then we all are! :biggrin:
Uneven CD, but this song...? Grabs me by the Cajones and makes me so angst ridden for all that is out there -- past, present and future... :yes: I LIKES IT!!!
Call me crazy, but I find this song so romantic.
thekid wrote:
Heard this first here at RP, but while in Hawaii we watched 'Step into Liquid' and they used cuts from this song for its 'tow-in' section. Nice! Went well together. But a bit disappointing to have it mainstreamed. Oh well, good for them.
Yes! Yes! That's exactly why I came here just now, to point that scene out of Laird being towed into a 40 footer. Goose bumps on goose bumps!
Guat is dis? :skull:
fredriley wrote:
You know what really burns me about RP? Just when I'm desperate for a pee, or famished for lunch, or trying to leave work, it plays yet more absolutely stonking tracks and I'm rooted to my PC. Hey, gimme a break, guys 'n' gals - play some Donnie Osmond or something so that I can go home ;-)
:lol: :twisted:
You know what really burns me about RP? Just when I'm desperate for a pee, or famished for lunch, or trying to leave work, it plays yet more absolutely stonking tracks and I'm rooted to my PC. Hey, gimme a break, guys 'n' gals - play some Donnie Osmond or something so that I can go home ;-)
I much prefer "You" off this album, that may be a bit soft even for RP. Still, good to hear VAST anytime. I wonder what the odds of "Pretty When You Cry" even making a single round on the LRC are...
nataliak wrote:
Jon Crosby... mmm... he's the fellow behind VAST, for those who might be interested. He can touch me if he wants. :wink:
Touch my monkey!!!!!!
davveld wrote:
How not to use wonderful Bulgarian voices... <-X :stop:
I'm also a purist when it comes to Bulgarian singing, but somehow this really works for me. Like some of Paul Simon's use of African or Latino music, Sting's use of Middle Eastern music, or Enigma's use of Gregorian Chant. And check out those zurna's at the end! Love it.
Good tune.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Wow, better than expresso! Gotta look into this one!
Yeah, but is it better than espresso? That is the real question... :think:
Yeah! That's VAST at his best. His first album rocks. An 8 … for now. :drummer: :guitarist:
Wow, better than expresso! Gotta look into this one! :bounce:
Now, I wonder if Bill would ever find it in him to break down and play some NIN? xkolibuul wrote:
Spend enough time on RP and you'll even hear Bill play AC/DC. Now that's fun.
VAST! Shiver :good-vibes: Godlike 10
:dancingbanana_2: rockin!! although I love RP, there is a lot of boring music. Nice change!
:beat:
Forgot how much I like this song--been a long time. 8. I think the background vocals are from "Le Mystere des Voix Bulgares" or something like that--Bulgarian women chorus.