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José González — Slow Moves
Album: Veneer
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 712









Released: 2009
Length: 2:49
Plays (last 30 days): 1
A compromise between honesty and lies
To lead me past, their sly disguise
My moves are slow but soon they'll know
Behind the scenes they grow their schemes
Hiding intentions, revealing only fractions
Their moves are slow but soon you'll know
They'll keep on whispering their mantras
We'll keep on whispering our mantras
My moves are slow but soon they'll know
Their moves are slow but soon you'll know
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 kingart wrote:
Keep on whispering your mattress! I get it! 
 
LOL! ...that is what I thought he was singing, too!
Lovely key-based seque from the Ozrics track, there.
Perfect

 kingart wrote:
Keep on whispering your mattress! I get it! 

 
Yup, that's what I was getting too, until I listened really closely, overcame the sedation induced by the song, and heard "mantras". I think I prefer "mattress", though...
gotta love José.
Calming, pleasant, intriguing
I love the Nick Drake-ishness of just about everything this guy does; BRILLIANT! 
Love love LOVE this album !!!
So this album came out in 2009, but comments here go back to 2006?  Apparently BillG can bend the space-time continuum as well as spin great tunes.
 rdo wrote:
{#Whistle}  Jose can you see, by the dawn's early light...
 
Ouch.  That has to be a punalty.
{#Whistle}  Jose can you see, by the dawn's early light...
Keep on whispering your mattress! I get it! 
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Hey, its the High Violets bassline from two tracks ago!
 
Ha ! Plagiarism !
Fever Ray is his older brother.
 Dave_Mack wrote:

I wondered the same thing
 
They'll keep whispering their mantras {#Angel} said with a little accent.

Saw him in Beijing at YuGong Yi Shan - one of the best performance in this venue. Just him alone and his incredible soft and intimate voice. Loved it.
Hey, its the High Violets bassline from two tracks ago!
Saw him play this at University of Utah a few nights ago, great show.
Jose is a great songwritter with a wonderful voice, but the overdub on this album is distracting. It kills the beauty of his simplicity. "Perfection is not when there is nothing more to add, but when no more can be taken away"
:music: :sunny: :yes:
Dig it.
Jose Gonzalez? Isn't he the leftfielder for the Dodgers? If he'd give up that baseball gig and concentrate more on his music he might garner more than a 6.6 rating from all of us RP listeners.
meydele wrote:
"They'll keep on whispering their mattress"? What?
I wondered the same thing :wink:
I was driving home from DC a couple of months ago at night listening to this on my mp3 player. I had to take it off so I could focus on the road. The music was that haunting. That said, this is a fine work of music and worthy of anyone's collection. Like Elliot Smith (but thankfully alive).
unlmtdRW wrote:
Okay, you may have been tongue-in-cheek with your question, but i couldn't resist... "They'll keep on whispering their mantras."
Actually I think it's "I'll keep on whispering to Mothra." Which makes sense, because you wouldn't want to yell.
Very mantric anyway.
Quite possibly the greatest album-cover art ever. lol
meydele wrote:
"They'll keep on whispering their mattress"? What?
Great, thanks. Now I can't help but to crack up hearing that. Eh, it'll pass.
Jose sounds just great. Caress.
meydele wrote:
"They'll keep on whispering their mattress"? What?
Okay, you may have been tongue-in-cheek with your question, but i couldn't resist... "They'll keep on whispering their mantras."
Always loved this song! Something about repeating simple rhythm...
"They'll keep on whispering their mattress"? What?
Of this 3-song acoustic guitar set, Jose runs away with it. Wow.
really nice
Nice
Jose is the man, Crosses is much better though
Slowing down my moves is a whole lot easier when listening to this. Sweetl.
I tried to upload this last year but got a "sorry", nice to hear Bill came around.
i'd say very much nick drake i hear in here... which is actually a good thing, a solid 6-7...