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Zero 7 — Spinning
Album: Simple Things
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Released: 2001
Length: 6:01
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Was it loneliness that brought you here
Broken and weak
Was it tiredness that made you sleep
Have you lost your will to speak
Was the earth spinning round
Were you falling through the ground
As the world came tumbling down
You prayed to God what have we done

Free me from these chains I need to change my way
Heal these broken wings I need to fly far away, far away, far away

Was it emptiness that made you weep
No more secrets to keep
Was it bitterness that gave you time
To forgive your sins
Was the earth spinning round
Were you falling through the ground
As the world came tumbling down
You prayed to God what have we done

Free me from these chains I need to change my way
Heal these broken wings I need to fly far away
Free me from these thoughts long forgotten down below
Take these angel's words give them life to carry on, carry on, carry on
Free me from these chains...
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 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 
Paint all bands in a genre with the same brush after seeing just ONE.  Generalization must be your thing.
 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 
Massive Attack live was utterly mindblowing. And no, I was neither drunk nor high.
Is it just me, or is the vocalist off key...just enough to hurt my brainstem?
Sophie Barker is dream like on this sublime track.
@BillG Are there any RP worthy tracks from Binns' latest work with "Equador"?
Zero7 + Sia is a delicious combo
 NevDavey wrote:
Chilled, pretty good but not their best work 
 
Their best work is here : Warm Sound live in Glastonbury in 2004https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpL1iggyLUQAnd then you can forget Massive Attack...
nice 8 ...might check out more of them
I like chill music similar to this but then i like all kinds esp Led Zep having  being around when they were formed and one of the early Stones fans in '63
Chilled, pretty good but not their best work 
Love this!!!
 Blastcat900 wrote:
This music really depends on how my mood is... it cant change my mood... its not strong enough, yeah, its smooth and relaxing late at night with fire going, glass of wine, but if you are vacuuming, it's the worst muzak in the world. I have this album, and honestly, if I that laid back, I might as well take a nap... But I keep my Zero 7 just in case the mood is right. I would rather have a song that makes you change your mood instantaneously.

 
This can be kind of "mood" music, not always ideal for all situations and moods, but why (or how) would you listen to any music while vacuuming?  Do you have some sort of "quiet-mode" vacuum cleaner which — while running — enables you to listen to music?  Anyhow, what is good music to listen to while vacuuming?
The vocalist Sophie Barker, who I prefer to the oft lauded Sia Furler.
Nish. Smooove... now where did I put my stool, glass of single malt and black polo neck?
 Dillinquent wrote:
{#Music}
Orbital, System 7, Eat Static, Pendulum, Long Range, Chemical Bros, Afro Celts...


 


This voice...this subtle but all-embracing beat...this lyrical message...this mesmerizing arrangement of delectable sounds...this is SPINNING ME into carrying on, into the bittersweet currents of Life...
I've seen Zero 7, Morcheba, God is an Astronaut, Bonobo live,  all of them sounded great live. 
 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 
I must agree. I saw Hot Chip an it was disappointing their contact with the people.
Nice relaxing music to sit back and chill to. Then Cloud Cult came along and spoiled the mood.
perfect monday morning song - love her!
 cdnabroad wrote:

+ 1 When all of the vocalists are there and they do Warning Shots {#Dancingbanana_2}

I saw them at the Treasure Island Music festival in SF a few years ago and they were AWESOME live.
 
Saw Thievery @ Red Rocks last summer with Ghostland Observatory.  One of the top 3 best concerts I've ever seen.
Bad thing that every single album of Zero 7 is worse than the last.
This music really depends on how my mood is... it cant change my mood... its not strong enough, yeah, its smooth and relaxing late at night with fire going, glass of wine, but if you are vacuuming, it's the worst muzak in the world. I have this album, and honestly, if I that laid back, I might as well take a nap... But I keep my Zero 7 just in case the mood is right. I would rather have a song that makes you change your mood instantaneously.
 Darlington wrote:


Thievery Corporation....
 
+ 1 When all of the vocalists are there and they do Warning Shots {#Dancingbanana_2}

I saw them at the Treasure Island Music festival in SF a few years ago and they were AWESOME live.
cool!!
 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 
Chemical Bros.  Non stop from start to finish with a lighting shown that isn't to be believed.
 Poacher wrote:
I saw Zero 7 the other week. . . expecting to hear stuff like this. I like Zero 7 so was looking forward to seeing them.

What I got was a load of self indulgent wank of the like that made no attempt to engage the audience. . . I was ready to leave after the first two numbers and eventually did after about half way. Utter bollocks.

I have a mind to write them a stiff letter of complaint. 
 
LOL
Sounds like an Air song. Good stuff.
 mfassett wrote:
...like a cool breeze on a hot day... very nice!
 
Yup!  Want to be sitting outside on the deck, next to the pool...half away listening....

 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 

Thievery Corporation....
pleasant
This is the sound of "Paradise Found", so smooth.  I could listen to this song over and over.  Amazing.
 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 
Hmmm, I saw Stereolab like ten years ago and they were excellent...sent chills down my spine!

 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 
Orbital, System 7, Eat Static, Pendulum, Long Range, Chemical Bros, Afro Celts...

 lunar1963 wrote:


Kraftwerk
 
Heh - even Lester Bangs agreed with that. He went to a Kraftwerk show and was surprised at how much he enjoyed it. In fact I've always thought his opening line to that review was one of the best ever: "So we thought we'd get fcuked up and and go see a Kraftwerk show."

 
Thanks, I needed that.{#Chillpill}
BT was relatively impressive.  I say relatively because I had gone to see Hooverphonic and he blew them away (imho).  BT may fall more into a dance genre though, not sure.  But with one guy and a bunch of keyboards and samplers, I was very surprised at the amount of entertainment he delivered.

 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 


 lophrequa wrote:
 
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
 

Kraftwerk
 Poacher wrote:
I saw Zero 7 the other week. . . expecting to hear stuff like this. I like Zero 7 so was looking forward to seeing them.

What I got was a load of self indulgent wank of the like that made no attempt to engage the audience. . . I was ready to leave after the first two numbers and eventually did after about half way. Utter bollocks.

I have a mind to write them a stiff letter of complaint. 
  
electronica does not a good live show make. i learned this by seeing Stereolab. if anyone's seen an entertaining electronica group perform, please tell us about it 
I saw Zero 7 the other week. . . expecting to hear stuff like this. I like Zero 7 so was looking forward to seeing them.

What I got was a load of self indulgent wank of the like that made no attempt to engage the audience. . . I was ready to leave after the first two numbers and eventually did after about half way. Utter bollocks.

I have a mind to write them a stiff letter of complaint. 


Yet another band I owe RP for introducing me to.

 I love these sounds. Thank You
...like a cool breeze on a hot day... very nice!
too much spinning can make you dizzy.  and then you get nauseous.  then you throw up.
 RadioDoc wrote:

I was introduced to Zero 7 during a "chillout" compilation binge half a decade ago and this CD is one I bought as a result.  Still gets regular play...not a dud on it.  8
 
DITTO!

 velvetglove wrote:
This album is one of those that just improves with time, to me.  Even tracks I was ambivalent about at first (such as this one) eventually become favorites. The fact that RP is going deeper into this one years after it's release makes me feel I'm not alone in this process.

(I still love Destiny best, though.) 
 
I was introduced to Zero 7 during a "chillout" compilation binge half a decade ago and this CD is one I bought as a result.  Still gets regular play...not a dud on it.  8


This track is not on the European edition of this album. The US edition appears to have been merged with the "I Have Seen" EP, which also contains the other missing track, "Salt Water Sound".

 MayBaby wrote:
YaY !! My upload got added and played on Valentine's Day {#Bounce}

Thank you B&R and Happy V-Day!
 
Thank you, MayBaby!

YaY !! My upload got added and played on Valentine's Day {#Bounce}

Thank you B&R and Happy V-Day!
excellent album.

in trying to describe it to friends, poppy, jazzy, groovy, VERY easy listening

the disc is a keeper
Groovalicious.
This album is one of those that just improves with time, to me.  Even tracks I was ambivalent about at first (such as this one) eventually become favorites. The fact that RP is going deeper into this one years after it's release makes me feel I'm not alone in this process.

(I still love Destiny best, though.)