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Vienna Teng — Landsailor
Album: Aims
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6.6

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Total ratings: 931









Released: 2013
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Landsailor
Landsailor, sail on time
Rain or shine, I know you can
Cloudraker
Cloudraker, share your finds
All your wonders at my demand

Lightbringer
Tamer of night
Blossom of hours unleashed
Make me a lawbender
All equalized
Saved from the chill and heat
Your power flows through me transformed
Here's where I was born

Landsailor
Deepwinter strawberry
Endless summer, ever spring
A vast preserve
Aisle after aisle in reach
Every commoner made a king

Earthbreaker
Noble and prized
Feed me beyond my means
Hello worldmaker
Never denied
Build all my wildest dreams
But there's a storm outside your door
And I'm a child no more

Headless and faceless
Tireless and seamless behind these walls
This is my progress
When you don't notice my lines at all
I split the world open
Delve ever deeper in my alchemic arts
I crack the ciphers to free up your mind, your life, your heart

Oh landsailor I'm your landsailor
In the bed that we've made in the bed that we've made
May every nail be shown may every nail be shown
Great lifebringer great lifebringer
The price that we pay the price that we pay
Time that you made it known time that you made it known
I want to be your bride in full oh be my bride in full
Shield my eyes no more shield your eyes no more
Oh I am altered now for good altered now for good
Shield these eyes no more shield these eyes no more
Comments (72)add comment
 Bacadiar wrote:
Is that... That's Detroit.

Ahh, that makes sense, she's from Ann Arbor.
 
tesaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 Decoy wrote:
 crogers wrote:
Ya know, sometimes, a butter knife is the proper tool for the job.


This is the most profound thing I have heard in a long time. So simple, so true. 
 

zzz
Vienna Teng is one of my favourite discoveries through listening to RP and this is lovely song: a song with an interesting lyric delivered clearly and musically (as opposed to so much of the repetitive mindless rubbish with clapping machines that I hear elsewhere). 
I need another verse with Glen Phillips.
 BoFiS wrote:

Yes!  They're friends and I believe have toured together in the past, so nice to see them working together on a track.  This entire album, while different from previous Vienna albums, has become my favorite.
 
THANK YOU! It is a lovely paring.
 rabaak wrote:
I first heard this in a concert she played in a small venue.

I think her electronics background allows her to use equipment to capture part of the song she has played and repeat the captured part throughout the rest of the song.  

I wasn't impressed at the concert with this song. But I love it now.

If you ever get a chance to see her in concert, she is very good.
 
Yes, I believe you are correct. I think there is a video on youtube  where she demonstrates it, then sings the song. Also, check out Hymn Of Axiom... very cool technology!
 rushed wrote:
Glen Phillips...of Toad the Wet Sprocket! Excellent voice...nice pairing.

 
Yes!  They're friends and I believe have toured together in the past, so nice to see them working together on a track.  This entire album, while different from previous Vienna albums, has become my favorite.
I'm hearing Big Country
I first heard this in a concert she played in a small venue.

I think her electronics background allows her to use equipment to capture part of the song she has played and repeat the captured part throughout the rest of the song.  

I wasn't impressed at the concert with this song. But I love it now.

If you ever get a chance to see her in concert, she is very good.
This sounds great in headphones and with increased volume on some nice buzzy speakers! Yup.
 nutrod42 wrote:
A little Loreena McKennitt-ish.

 
Which makes it even more unlistenable.....
 easmann wrote:

I'm with you.

It's one of the things I love about this station: The contrasts, the wide range of genres, styles, textures, tempos, and timbres. And no, I don't enjoy every song they play but overall the experience here is superior to any I've had elsewhere, even at home:

Years ago I got an iPod and iTunes and ripped CDs I owned and bought a ton of additional songs and carefully rated each one, several thousand songs. Then I created a playlist of only those songs I had rated 4 stars and above and set it to random repeat. I was in heaven. For maybe two dozen plays. Then I found myself occasionally skipping songs, then skipping more songs and more frequently. Eventually I stopped listening to that playlist altogether. I believe those favorites lost a lot of their flavor from over exposure but more importantly from a lack of contrast with songs I liked less that reminded me why I liked the favorites so much.

BTW: This song is an eight for me FWIW.
 
This is another one of those "what this song means for me"... It came into my life just as I began experiencing bi-polar symptoms. I love it, and I bumped to a nine.

"Oh I am altered now for good altered now for good"
new for Me. I like it!
 Gazraman wrote:
 A song utterly lacking any edge. Even Christian Rock isn't this shit. 

 
Must every song be edgy in your universe? Is your musical taste and knowledge so narrow that it needs an edge?
Brilliant transition from PG and Kate Bush's "Don't Give Up". The chorus here, her voice has a bit of that Kate B timbre. Great job again Bill!
Soothing and uplifting. Nothing wrong with that on a Sunday afternoon.
Joy!
It's an emotion too, and as such should be expressed in music.
 nutrod42 wrote:
A little Loreena McKennitt-ish.

 

Mmmm.
Not my favorite song from this release, many of which would rate 8-9 with me. 
 crogers wrote:
Ya know, sometimes, a butter knife is the proper tool for the job.


This is the most profound thing I have heard in a long time. So simple, so true. 
Haters gonna hate. I could listen to this on repeat for hours. And maybe I have.
A little Loreena McKennitt-ish.
Ya know, sometimes, a butter knife is the proper tool for the job.
 

Gazraman wrote:
 A song utterly lacking any edge. Even Christian Rock isn't this shit. 

 
First time I've heard this and I really like it. More please.
 Gazraman wrote:
 A song utterly lacking any edge. Even Christian Rock isn't this shit. 

 
True that.
Starts almost like "And then I kissed her".
Well, the Shins are as pleasant as the Beach Boys in their own way {#Cool}
 A song utterly lacking any edge. Even Christian Rock isn't this shit. 
 Snorfalorpagus wrote:
This song sounds like it's come from the soundtrack of a Disney movie.

 
I saw her 4-5 years ago at a small venue. She said she was into Disney as a kid and it was one of her influences. Not all of her stuff is this Disneyish. It was a good show if you like her music.
 Snorfalorpagus wrote:
This song sounds like it's come from the soundtrack of a Disney movie.

 
Dance of the Fairies perhaps?
This song sounds like it's come from the soundtrack of a Disney movie.
Ive always liked her style.  I know nothing about her but noticed her about 10 years ago probably in RP.  
 

I don't know... this lyrics reminds me of Game of Thrones somehow... Lightbringer?
Anyone else?


7 -> 8
Glen Phillips...of Toad the Wet Sprocket! Excellent voice...nice pairing.
Love her!
Thanks to RP!
 MrsTom wrote:
Like this a lot. No idea what she's talking about mind. Who's the dude?
 
He toured with her the last time, I think his name is Glen Phillips. They played this in concert and I was not very impressed at the time. But I love this song now.  She was talking about some new concept she was using where a computer like device captures music that she plays early in the song and then is added back into the music later on in the song. It was a good concert in a very small venue. I got some great pictures during the show. I'd post some, but all I get is a ? when I try and add a small image.
 ckcotton wrote:
WOW... from the highs of "In Gods Country" to the HELLS DEPTHS of this garbage.....

 

 
Didn't someone once say that the devil has all the best tunes?
WOW... from the highs of "In Gods Country" to the HELLS DEPTHS of this garbage.....

 
Like this a lot. No idea what she's talking about mind. Who's the dude?
 rickkate wrote:
Very Kate Bush'ish
 
Not quite as powerful but you are spot on. Enjoying this song.
Very Kate Bush'ish
 richlister wrote:

Yeah, but how do you sail on land?

 
Hey I use to own what was referred to as a land yacht. {#Motor}
 rdo wrote:
After listening to Vienna, I feel the sudden urge to go climb a mountain.
 
And jump off....

Good god this is bad 
After listening to Vienna, I feel the sudden urge to go climb a mountain.
 cbazinet wrote:
She is so talented, and the music is such a lovely amalgam.  She deserves more airplay--and I had never heard her before your station!  

 
Yeah, but how do you sail on land?
She is so talented, and the music is such a lovely amalgam.  She deserves more airplay--and I had never heard her before your station!  
{#Daisy} 
I loved the compound words but now even the intro instrumentals have me hooked right away.
she is just great
 SoundThinker wrote:
I saw her in concert last night at the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver and it was an exceptional show. If you get the chance to see her, do go!

 
I also saw her at the Dakota in Minneapolis. Very small venue. She was wonderful.

 I'm not sure she has ever been that cold before. She talked about heading to Denver.  They had to move their equipment after the show in cold temps to drive to Denver for a show the next night.  I think it is 900 miles to Denver. That had to be a grueling drive and then to get setup to perform in a tight window within 24 hours. I don't think she had a big road crew to handle the equipment either.


This is just lovely.  Play it again.  
 a2sportsguy wrote:
Actually, she's from California. She moved to Ann Arbor a few years ago to attend the University of Michigan's Erb Institute, a joint venture of the business and natural resources school. Since graduating last May, she has moved to Detroit. She just finished her global tour in Salt Lake City this past weekend.

You are correct though. The album cover is a map of the greater Detroit area. 

Bacadiar wrote:
Is that... That's Detroit.
 
Ahh, that makes sense, she's from Ann Arbor.

 



 
I recognized Detroit immediately, being from just across the river in Windsor. I like Vienna Teng, and I wish I'd known earlier that she was Detroit-based -- pity to find out only now that I've moved away.

That said, I'm pretty sure I know where that particular map comes from, too -- it's a map of U.S. census data.
 
Awesome
I thought that I was too old to fall in love with new songs but I have to admit that I like this and the other one of hers getting air play from this last album. The songs and the voice seem so earnest. But what do I know.
 a2sportsguy wrote:
Actually, she's from California. She moved to Ann Arbor a few years ago to attend the University of Michigan's Erb Institute, a joint venture of the business and natural resources school. Since graduating last May, she has moved to Detroit. She just finished her global tour in Salt Lake City this past weekend.

You are correct though. The album cover is a map of the greater Detroit area. 

Bacadiar wrote:
Is that... That's Detroit.
 
Ahh, that makes sense, she's from Ann Arbor.

 



Oh great, a brainiac and a wonderfully talented musician.  There goes my self-esteem.
Stop just stop..

 
KevinM wrote:
That's Glen Philips from 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' on backing vocals

 

I know...





Actually, she's from California. She moved to Ann Arbor a few years ago to attend the University of Michigan's Erb Institute, a joint venture of the business and natural resources school. Since graduating last May, she has moved to Detroit. She just finished her global tour in Salt Lake City this past weekend.

You are correct though. The album cover is a map of the greater Detroit area. 

Bacadiar wrote:
Is that... That's Detroit.
 
Ahh, that makes sense, she's from Ann Arbor.

 


Is anybody here from Brazil?
We must put some brazilian songs on this radio!!
I saw her in concert last night at the Soiled Dove Underground in Denver and it was an exceptional show. If you get the chance to see her, do go!
This whole album is full of joy and there is nothing wrong with with that. Nice one Teng.
I like quite a few of the songs from this (different) album. This is not as much one of them. 5.

I am a little surprised that this is ranked higher than "In the 99," which I prefer. "Level Up" is better than either.
 Agree.


leafmold wrote:
I'm not sure if it's the drum machine or the less than stellar lyrics, but this song leaves me cold. There's something corny about it. Sort of seems like the musical equivalent of Riverdance.

 



I kind of like this song. . .but I always think I'm listening to a new song with the male singer comes in, with Bill using one of his magically seamless transitions. But no! Same song! And the end of it, to boot. Very weird, and not how I would have arranged this song. Not enough to make me dislike it though.
 KevinM wrote:
That's Glen Philips from 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' on backing vocals

 
Well, he didn't match her energy and commitment, I am sad to say.
I'm not sure if it's the drum machine or the less than stellar lyrics, but this song leaves me cold. There's something corny about it. Sort of seems like the musical equivalent of Riverdance.
I like Vienna Teng.  I really do.  But these lyrics made me a Fourgiver. 
Is that... That's Detroit.

Ahh, that makes sense, she's from Ann Arbor.
I love her voice. It's exquisite. I listen raptly even if the music itself is less than enthralling. And with cuts like this, and Augustine, that is seldom the case. 
 KevinM wrote:
That's Glen Philips from 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' on backing vocals

 
I was wondering about that....
Not judging the music, I can see this songrwriter tried to open her panorama with this album.
That's Glen Philips from 'Toad the Wet Sprocket' on backing vocals