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Hooverphonic — We All Float
Album: No More Sweet Music
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:18
Plays (last 30 days): 2
The wind is telling stories about us
Writing words in sand and powdered dust
Deserted squares and lonesome trees
The wind revealing stories about us

Fall is telling stories about us
Writing words with leaves and powdered dust
Multicoloured lanes of trees
Mesmerising stories about us

We all float
Clouds of gold
Mountains make the sun arise
Your rainbow coloured eyes can change the tide

We all float
Clouds of gold
Mountains make the sun arise
Your rainbow coloured eyes can change the tide

The river telling stories about us
Writing words in water full of lust
Yellow purple green or blue
Drip by drip revealing things on you

We all float
Clouds of gold
Mountains make the sun arise
Your rainbow coloured eyes can change the tide

We all float
Clouds of gold
Mountains make the sun arise
Your rainbow coloured eyes can change the tide

Mountains make the sun arise
Your rainbow coloured eyes can change the tide
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 NelsonBlack wrote:
I followed this band from its beginnings in trip-hop. They seldom disappointed until there last 2 albums when they just fell off the chair. I miss the "old" Hooverphonic.

This song is from what I consider there golden period. Two cd's with the exact same songs each cd mixed/played in very different ways. A great conceit that they mostly pulled off.

Got one chance to see them - as the opening act for BT back inn '00 and there encore song was a lounge-style cover of "Inna-Gadda-Da-Via." It stood out to say the least.
 
All credibility is out the door when you don't know the difference between there and their.
This is one of my all-time favorite songs of any artist. So moody.
Does this album title mean they're not going to do "Love Is Like Oxygen" anymore? I still like them.
I'm a fan of Hooverphonic in all their phases. It does seem, though, like they're the starter band for female Belgian singers.  They've been through Esther Lybeert (looks quite young in promo photos), Liesje Sadonius (20 when she started), Geike Arnaert (18), Noemie Wolfs (22), and now Luka Cruysberghs (17).
I followed this band from its beginnings in trip-hop. They seldom disappointed until there last 2 albums when they just fell off the chair. I miss the "old" Hooverphonic.

This song is from what I consider there golden period. Two cd's with the exact same songs each cd mixed/played in very different ways. A great conceit that they mostly pulled off.

Got one chance to see them - as the opening act for BT back inn '00 and there encore song was a lounge-style cover of "Inna-Gadda-Da-Via." It stood out to say the least.
until this moment, this was my only exposure to hooverphonic, which i quite liked... from Stealing Beauty soundtrack. I like this song better, though the title makes me want to hear PJHarvey's We Float.
 Proclivities wrote:

Correct comma placement can be vital:
?
 

For johnjconn: This is a more recent photo of Ms. Arneart ...

Great album! Great band!
 Proclivities wrote:

Do you know who Dave Alvin is?  He never worked with David Seville & the Chipmunks (one of whom was named "Alvin").  C'mon man, get your historical references and metaphors straightened out - it's not rocket surgery.

 
ha!
 johnjconn wrote:
H

Mercy

 
Bump!
This post took a weird turn. I would just like to say I like this song.
 Proclivities wrote:

Correct comma placement can be vital:
?

 
LOL!!  I remember seeing a sign at a restaurant's bar, it read:  "Drink Special for Women with Nuts" - not sure if a comma would have helped there!
 mread wrote:

This is why punctuation matters. One silly little comma in this case:
Dave, Alvin and The Chipmunks Sing "The Songs of George Harrison."
 
Correct comma placement can be vital:
?
 Proclivities wrote:
misterbearbaby wrote:
From their smash album "Dave Alvin and The Chipmunks Sing The Songs of George Harrison."

Do you know who Dave Alvin is?  He never worked with David Seville & the Chipmunks (one of whom was named "Alvin").  C'mon man, get your historical references and metaphors straightened out - it's not rocket surgery.

 
This is why punctuation matters. One silly little comma in this case:
Dave, Alvin and The Chipmunks Sing "The Songs of George Harrison."

 misterbearbaby wrote:
From their smash album "Dave Alvin and The Chipmunks Sing The Songs of George Harrison." 
 
Do you know who Dave Alvin is?  He never worked with David Seville & the Chipmunks (one of whom was named "Alvin").  C'mon man, get your historical references and metaphors straightened out - it's not rocket surgery.
Incredible song.  What is that Chinese violin/banjo thing called?  I friggin love it!

 Ditto

 

pixel-pusher wrote:

Soaring. Love, love, love this song!

 


Soaring. Love, love, love this song!
 westslope wrote:
Nice follow from King Crimson — I talk to the wind.
The DJ lines up the puck, shoots and scores! 

 
Groundhog Day :-)
 westslope wrote:

Huh?  

In the meat pie spotting contest, you get zero my friend. 

 
He's only off by 1000 km. She's Belgian.
 Oxen1morale wrote:
She sounds swedish

 
Huh?  

In the meat pie spotting contest, you get zero my friend. 
Nice follow from King Crimson — I talk to the wind.
The DJ lines up the puck, shoots and scores! 
She sounds swedish
 dragon1952 wrote:
I really like this but she's got kind of an odd voice......nice but odd. Kind of psychedelic androgynous?

 

John Lennonesque
I really like this but she's got kind of an odd voice......nice but odd. Kind of psychedelic androgynous?
 Lodomojo wrote:
Enough of a good thing! Feels like this song is getting played TO DEATH on RP.

 
Although I enjoy hearing it by RP standards 5 plays in the last thirty days seems high but I'm still enjoying it so ...well....don't care.
 Cannon wrote:

...or even Rhapsody

https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/we-all-float/id193250773?i=193251118&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
available In the dutch store.

PM 
 tulfan wrote:


or even iTunes...

 
...or even Rhapsody
 Cyclehawk wrote:
Wish this one was available on Google All Access...
 

 

or even iTunes...
next...Aimee mann
Enough of a good thing! Feels like this song is getting played TO DEATH on RP.
Wish this one was available on Google All Access...
 
 misterbearbaby wrote:
From their smash album "Dave Alvin and The Chipmunks Sing The Songs of George Harrison." 

 
thou shalt not use Dave Alvin's name in vane.........
who hears M. Faithful in this vocalist and the song?  
 {#Boohoo}  Good Job  raygun75 wrote:
I just love this beautiful song. I never heard of it until I switched to radio paradise. I used the song in my video of our art exhibit at the Louvre in Paris in Nov 2013 now on YouTube. Instead of informing me that I breached the copyright on We All Float they kept the audio and tagged the my video "We All Float - Hooverphonic available on iTunes." -Ray Reinson 

 


I just love this beautiful song. I never heard of it until I switched to radio paradise. I used the song in my video of our art exhibit at the Louvre in Paris in Nov 2013 now on YouTube. Instead of informing me that I breached the copyright on We All Float they kept the audio and tagged the my video "We All Float - Hooverphonic available on iTunes." -Ray Reinson 

When this song first started, I thought it was Al Stewart...


okay back to work...gotta get focused here


 unclehud wrote:

Sewermarkets?  With clowns in them??

 
{#Lol} Mind you, there was a sinister clown in the sewer in Stephen King's It.
Just went to find Hooverphonic "We All Float" on Spotify -- not available.  Flipped over to Radio Paradise, and guess what's playing?  Coincidence, or does Radio Paradise just know what I want to listen to before I do?  Must send more $$$ support to RP.
 tutakea wrote:
boring, annoying. music for cheap suermarkets

 
I would shop there.
 unclehud wrote:

Sewermarkets?  With clowns in them??

 
There's PLENTY of clowns in the sewermarkets I frequent. But, I live Downtown and expect that sort of thing.
From their smash album "Dave Alvin and The Chipmunks Sing The Songs of George Harrison." 
I think what they're trying to say is "Just beat it!"
 
 tutakea wrote:
boring, annoying. music for cheap suermarkets
 
Sewermarkets?  With clowns in them??
boring, annoying. music for cheap suermarkets
 *HVB* wrote:
Sweden.......Yea baby Yea
 
I like Sweden too, but what does it have to do with this song ?
Sweden.......Yea baby Yea
GoldHooverPortisFrapPhonicHead! My favorite!  
For some reason the lead singer reminds me of a young Davy Jones from the Monkees (!)  The group is better, of course....
I'd have liked the song better if the band was called "Hooverpants".
After awhile at a gooood party we sure do!
charming Euro flavor

 Proclivities wrote:
 ThePoose wrote:
Contrapuntally, I keep hearing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

huh

Well, we all hear different things.
I hear it too, along with screaming blue meanies!{#Eek}
 


I already had this as a 10 ..... I love this song and I love Hooverphonic. I would love to see them in concert! 
8 > 9
 pinklife wrote:
I really like this song, but everytime I hear the chorus, all I can think of is Pennywise the Clown.  Yikes. 
 
LOL  {#Roflol} me too.........!
Feeble, derivative, sounds like half-hearted Sgt. Pepper.  Really, I wish hipsters had the courage to do something, anything, with spirit, energy, originality, sincerity.  This song makes me think ironic detachment is the dead-end of "cool."
She sounds like she smokes a pack of Camel's every day.  It sounds great!
 dmax wrote:

And what's up with the "Dutch treat" which is NO TREAT AT ALL!

  

English rivalry with the Netherlands especially during the period of the Anglo-Dutch Wars gave rise to several phrases including Dutch that promote certain negative stereotypes. Examples include Dutch oven, Dutch courage, Dutch uncle and Dutch wife.
 ThePoose wrote:
Contrapuntally, I keep hearing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

huh

Well, we all hear different things.

Anyone know where one can legally download this song? Not on iTunes, amazon, etc...

I just recently bought this album after hearing several songs here on RP and it's become one of those albums that we have to be careful to not overplay.  Every song on both discs is good.  Got it used on Amazon for about seven bucks (click through from RP of course).
Love Hooverphonic...great choice
I bought the whole CD   love it.   birdlandbill wrote:
Great piece. Tried to buy on iTunes. No go :-(
 


Great piece. Tried to buy on iTunes. No go :-(
 floydcaveman wrote:

I was once told that a Dutchman is a Scotsman stripped of his generosity!

 

Good one.  Like how a statistician is a person that is good with numbers but doesn't have the personality to be an accountant.
F-ing LOVE these guys!!
 rjewyo wrote:
Good tune to vacuum to...{#Tongue-out}
 

A few years back I had girlfriend who liked to vacuum naked and she insisted on doing it alone.....I wanted to ask but I guess some doors aren't meant to be opened.    (jeepers my house stayed clean!)



 dmax wrote:

And what's up with the "Dutch treat" which is NO TREAT AT ALL!

 
I was once told that a Dutchman is a Scotsman stripped of his generosity!

Good tune to vacuum to...{#Tongue-out}

Great Belgium band, recently with new vocalist Noémie Wolfs.

Nice tune!


7 to 8

gets better with age ...


 ThePoose wrote:
I am supercritical of men because they are not women.

... and I love women because they are not men.

Floats like a butterfly, stings like a bee! Great tune. {#Music}
 ThePoose wrote:
Contrapuntally, I keep hearing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
 
That one gets the "Verbose Vulture" award of the day ;^)

Growing on me each time I hear it.
Oooohhh! Tasty.
LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SONG
 salide wrote:
Are there two versions of this song?
 

Yes. This album was issued on both "regular" ("No More Sweet Music") and "remixed" ("More Sweet Music") form, as a 2 CD pack.

 ThePoose wrote:
I am supercritical of men because they are not women.

 
{#Roflol}{#Clap} I can't disagree with that. Curse my malformed chromosomes!

One of my favorite bands and one my favorite songs by them!
Are there two versions of this song?
I really like this song, but everytime I hear the chorus, all I can think of is Pennywise the Clown.  Yikes. 
nuff with this song. 3.
 joe-1 wrote:
Thanks for the Belgian/Flemish song Bill!

Hooverphonic is indeed one of Belgium's finest bands, amongst the greats are dEUS, Arno, K's Choice, Toots Thielemans and many more.
Check out another WIKI post on this.
 
I totally agree!!!!
I am supercritical of men because they are not women.

 Segue wrote:
Subtle segue that, Bill. Hooverphonic - We All Float (from) Sonny Chillingworth - Moe 'Uhane (Dream 

L
ike the Hooverphonic, including the name, never heard before. Wish we lived in a world where folks weren't so sexist and supercritical of women because they are women.

You're helping educate and even out the experience by playing as many female artists as you do. Thanks again. 

 

Contrapuntally, I keep hearing Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
Nice late night dreamy music. Very enjoyable with a Summer rain outside.
Subtle segue that, Bill. Hooverphonic - We All Float (from) Sonny Chillingworth - Moe 'Uhane (Dream 

L
ike the Hooverphonic, including the name, never heard before. Wish we lived in a world where folks weren't so sexist and supercritical of women because they are women.

You're helping educate and even out the experience by playing as many female artists as you do. Thanks again. 

YAAAAAWN...


Ahhh, no more sheet music.  Sounds great to me.

Edit:  Got the dualdisc version of this.  NICE!  25K worth of Bryston/PMC + Hooverphonic = !

a breath of fresh air after that horrible Ono influenced shite from Basement Jaxx. . .


This lady is excellent doing this song live in her red dress...love her dimples

calvin
Someone was spouting off about my criticism of The Cranberries, esp. the singers forced accent. I give as Exhibit 1, Hooverphonic. I hear no accent. They could be from L.A.or South Africa for all I know. {#Ass}
love this one live too

What a nice transition on this 8th day of January, 2010:

:: David Bowie - Changes

:: Eilen Jewell - Dusty Boxcar Wall

:: The The - The Whisperers

:: ... and now this one ... {#Clap}

 

.. which is why I listen to RP ... thanks Bill!



The wind is telling stories about us  {#Heartkiss}  romantic tune

Thanks for the Belgian/Flemish song Bill!

Hooverphonic is indeed one of Belgium's finest bands, amongst the greats are dEUS, Arno, K's Choice, Toots Thielemans and many more.
Check out another WIKI post on this.

Bill: Thank you. I don't like everything you play but why complain when there is SO much more that I like than that I don't like. And sometimes, for me, you just get into some absolutely amazingly wonderful little runs. This, for me, is one of those.

The Bad Plus   Flim
Pineapple Thief  Inertia Creeps
Massive Attack         We Subside
Doves   Compulsion
Hooverphonic   Force of Nature
Jose Gonzales   We All Float
R.E.M.    Perfect Circle

Most enjoyable - and that's SUCH an understatement.
multi-colored laser trees.
enunciation is overrated.
 jayvee2 wrote:
Tsk, tsk. Most Europeans are far more multilingual (and far less arrogant) than Americans.

 
According to Wikipedia Belgium has the following multilingual populations:

The Flanders who speak Dutch
The Poltroons who speak French

 
I REALLY like this band !  excellent use of the violin in their music !

 RadioDoc wrote:

 
Ahhhhh, women with dimples.  And fishnets.  And... ;^)


 Racquel wrote:

Woops - I think I was thinking of Mazzy Star's 'Fade Into You' which sounds a bit similar to Hooverphonic (but I like it much better).
And is Mazzy Star the name of one person or the name of a band?  Off to google it.  Hm, made a dog's breakfast of this ;) .

 

Mazzy Star was the band.  Hope Sandavol was the singer of Mazzy Star.

I had never thought of the similarity with Hooverphonic.  I do hear it now that you mention it.  I like them both.

 Racquel wrote:
Woops - I think I was thinking of Mazzy Star's 'Fade Into You' which sounds a bit similar to Hooverphonic (but I like it much better).
And is Mazzy Star the name of one person or the name of a band?  Off to google it.  Hm, made a dog's breakfast of this ;) .
 
It's alright newbie, welcome aboard! {#Wave}
 Racquel wrote:

I prefer Mazzy Star too - I love hearing them sing this, and think I rated it a 10.
I don't know who originally created the song (or haven't backscrolled enough to find out). Can anyone enlighten me?

 
Woops - I think I was thinking of Mazzy Star's 'Fade Into You' which sounds a bit similar to Hooverphonic (but I like it much better).
And is Mazzy Star the name of one person or the name of a band?  Off to google it.  Hm, made a dog's breakfast of this ;) .

 festerfree wrote:
Never as good as Mazzy Star, but certainly sounds like she's tryin'
 
I prefer Mazzy Star too - I love hearing them sing this, and think I rated it a 10.
I don't know who originally created the song (or haven't backscrolled enough to find out). Can anyone enlighten me?

bump.

 RabbitEars wrote:
would be cool to follow this up w/pj harvey's "we float"
 


 SuzenJueL wrote:
i love this womans voice
 

Thought it was Poe at first. Similar. NTTAWWT
 rtwingo wrote:
They are not Dutch {#Wall}

  

 

Isn't Dutchland near Belgium??{#Surprised}

 

Seriously though, this album is another great RP find for me.


load it on the trippymix....
{#Meditate}{#Good-vibes}
always diggable (8)