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Casualties of Cool — Flight
Album: Casualties of Cool
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7.5

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Released: 2014
Length: 5:26
Plays (last 30 days): 5
And so it goes
The window left open
I find myself drawn
To the evening

Oh, throw me out
I'm already leaving
Oh, float me down
To my reaping

Paint the streets red
With my decision
Feed the pigeons
With my collision

I am beyond all this
I wash my hands of it
This is my request
Wish me the best

This is my request
Wish me the best

Now I fall
Now I call
I'm colder

How much I miss you
How bad I miss you
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On their classification as "Country rock" yeah, that's horribly miscategorized. At the same time there are some tunes on that album (and that being their only album), there are some tunes with some definite country feel to them. It's a very, nice deep and wonderful album. Devin Townsend and Ché Aimee Doval should be much bigger names than they are, for this and their individual work.

Thank you again, Bill for introducing me to some more amazing musicians. You truly never disappoint. 
This should be played a lot more, also on the mellow mix!
 Tim_Coletti wrote:
Devon is amazing. This song is beautiful but very sad. My brother Carl recorded several tracks with Devon and Jason Newstead way back when in at Jason's studio. Carl remarked that Devon was like a mad scientist in the studio... Layering and editing until the idea he had formed in his head was coming out of the speakers. Carl passed in 2015 at 54 of a cardiac arrest. He was loving life, loved his family and making music. He and I had never heard of Devon before the sessions that he did with him, but we became huge fans of his extensive library of crazy and amazing eclectic music.  When I hear Devon's stuff I always think of my brother living his dreams. How much, how bad I miss him. But no, he would never have been drawn to the window. He wanted his hundred (years).
 

Love this story.
I could listen to this over and over......
 tkelley wrote:
So very boring.
 

So very beautiful!
So very boring.
Ha! That was weird... Yes, Devon IS amazing... I live here

 
Tim_Coletti wrote:
Devon is amazing. This song is beautiful but very sad. My brother Carl recorded several tracks with Devon and Jason Newstead way back when in at Jason's studio. Carl remarked that Devon was like a mad scientist in the studio... Layering and editing until the idea he had formed in his head was coming out of the speakers. Carl passed in 2015 at 54 of a cardiac arrest. He was loving life, loved his family and making music. He and I had never heard of Devon before the sessions that he did with him, but we became huge fans of his extensive library of crazy and amazing eclectic music.  When I hear Devon's stuff I always think of my brother living his dreams. How much, how bad I miss him. But no, he would never have been drawn to the window. He wanted his hundred (years).
 

Produced by Devin Townsend! HUH!

8 turned to 9 before I found it out, mind you
 ShamanManu wrote:


a sure 10 here 
 
I'd argue a 10 is way short, by a few orders of magnitude.
Each time I hear her sing that opening lyric, I'm waiting for it to be a cover of 'The Blower's Daughter', but then it's not.
 Rockit9 wrote:
Almost a 10.
 

a sure 10 here 
Absolutely  love this!!!   
what an amazing sound they have.
You know what?  It is indeed a beautiful day.

(Eels has a tune about beautiful days, too.)
Nice...
If you like this song, check out "oceanea" by Thomas Dolby, very similar cool vibe, including taking flight.  
Devon is amazing. This song is beautiful but very sad. My brother Carl recorded several tracks with Devon and Jason Newstead way back when in at Jason's studio. Carl remarked that Devon was like a mad scientist in the studio... Layering and editing until the idea he had formed in his head was coming out of the speakers. Carl passed in 2015 at 54 of a cardiac arrest. He was loving life, loved his family and making music. He and I had never heard of Devon before the sessions that he did with him, but we became huge fans of his extensive library of crazy and amazing eclectic music.  When I hear Devon's stuff I always think of my brother living his dreams. How much, how bad I miss him. But no, he would never have been drawn to the window. He wanted his hundred (years).
 Boxie wrote:
Enya called.  She wants her style of music back.
 
It took her 5 years to call YOU on this song maybe kinda sounding like her?  huh....well I'm still at a 9 on this gem of a tune...Long Live RP!!
Enya called.  She wants her style of music back.
This song transports me!!!! I absolutely love it.
 peter881 wrote:
Without RP I doubt I would ever have found this album . . . . . . 
 
I agree! The funny thing is that I can introduce my friends to all the good stuff I hear here and although I always tell them how I came to know about it, some of the credit bounces back on me!
The problem is that between the songs and the comments, you'd better make sure that the work you have to do is really demanding or it just won't get done...
Without RP I doubt I would ever have found this album . . . . . . 
Nothing like sitting at the intersection of gorgeous writing and production and lyrics that are so beautiful in their misery and resolution. I've had moments wherein I understand the pain and the search for what seems an easy solution. I'm thankful to this point I never succumbed to those thoughts.

Again, just a gorgeous track. Pure 10 for me.
thanks for the unique atmo
 Imkirok wrote:

Only if you've never actually heard Purple Rain.
 

I think he's talking about the lead guitar line that is repeating throughout this song, and the similar line in the outro of Purple Rain.  

These lyrics are crushing!  So sad.
Almost a 10.
I'm a big DT, DTP and SYL fan, but at first I could really not get Casualties of Cool at all, but heck this song is beautiful, if sad!
Beautiful melody, but extraordinarily sad lyrics.  I hope the author found peace.
 easmann wrote:
An ode to auto-defenestration. Odd. Nice though, despite that.
 
defenestration
 Highlowsel wrote:
This is an extraordinary tune.  So simple in its construction, but so poignant in what it pulls up in me.
 
I ask for it to be played when I'm at that final moment and starting to fly out that window into whatever it is that awaits....so it goes indeed....
 
Highlow
American Net'Zen
 
I concur. It's quite lovely and evocative. 
 alisathegreat wrote:
Sounds a lot like Purple Rain. 

 
Only if you've never actually heard Purple Rain.
This is an extraordinary tune.  So simple in its construction, but so poignant in what it pulls up in me.
 
I ask for it to be played when I'm at that final moment and starting to fly out that window into whatever it is that awaits....so it goes indeed....
 
Highlow
American Net'Zen
This entire CD is amazing.
 easmann wrote:
An ode to auto-defenestration. Odd. Nice though, despite that.

 
That's funny...I wasn't even listening to the lyrics until I read your comment...and yes, the song does seem like it's about jumping out of a window.  ODD indeed!  Long Live RP and PEACE
{#Hearteyes}
LOVE
Wow, that's stunning.
 Imkirok wrote:

IMO, this sounds nothing at all like Purple Rain.  Not even close.

 
I'm not talking about the song as a whole, just the guitar riff that plays under the song. That riff sounds exactly like Purple Rain.
 alisathegreat wrote:
Sounds a lot like Purple Rain. 

 
IMO, this sounds nothing at all like Purple Rain.  Not even close.
An ode to auto-defenestration. Odd. Nice though, despite that.
Amen to that! I'm chomping at the bit for the full performance of Ocean Machine in London in March. 

DippingSauce wrote:
Every now and then on a calm day at our restaurant I would put RP on, then by some lucky coincidence this song played while my mate was working as well. Thank god it did, he told me this was by Devin Townsend and introduced me to his songs. It's been ages since I listened to actual metal, but he knew I was into prog so that I might still like it.

Havent been able to listen to anything else since. Amazing music, incredible performer and overall such a great person. Bless Devin Townsend.  

 


I'll echo the sentiments expressed by others here.  This is a beautifully evocative tune.  The sort of tune you'd like to listen to while driving on the highway late in the evening...all the while heading home for the holidays....

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Sounds a lot like Purple Rain. 
 Steely_D wrote:
I keep waiting at the beginning for "I close my eyes..." and Dust in the Wind.

 
That's unfortunate; this song is much better.  I guess that could be considered pretty faint praise since getting poked with a pointed stick is better than having to hear "Dust In The Wind" ever again.
Every now and then on a calm day at our restaurant I would put RP on, then by some lucky coincidence this song played while my mate was working as well. Thank god it did, he told me this was by Devin Townsend and introduced me to his songs. It's been ages since I listened to actual metal, but he knew I was into prog so that I might still like it.

Havent been able to listen to anything else since. Amazing music, incredible performer and overall such a great person. Bless Devin Townsend.  
back up vocals sound like Devin Townsend....just read previous posts and I guess that it is.  I enjoy a lot of his music
 
Thanks for playing this while I'm making breakfast!
Agree with all the fine and positive comments below.
7 > 8 
Lush and evocative tune.  
I'll give it an 8 just because I love the band name...songs pretty darn good too. 
Still no 12 available?
It totally takes me away...
 Ninocka wrote:
It's goodlike!

 
I totally agree.
It's goodlike!
Beatiful song.
thanks 
They make me fly... incredibly beautiful song
Just lovely.
I keep waiting at the beginning for "I close my eyes..." and Dust in the Wind.
{#Daisy}
Does this title pick up on the "Paint the streets red" lyric from Flight?

Woman fell or was pushed out of an 11th floor Hong Kong balcony last Friday and survived with only a broken arm and cracked ribs. Apparently numerous washing lines slowed her fall and she landed on a tin roof. Police are questioning the flat owner.
True story. 
This carms I right down after the Chilies.  Thanks all

ps.  I just read the lyrics.  Oh dear ...
 GetBakedTonight wrote:
Ah, yes. The Casualties of Cool. Then there's the Tragically Hip. So sad.

 
Thankfully the cringe of the title isn't reflected in the music itself.
Good ambiance music while reading or sumthin.  Until you actually listen to the lyrics.

7 for the melody ... 
7 -> 8
Love this whole project - wish he would make it more than a one-off{#Stupid}
Ah, yes. The Casualties of Cool. Then there's the Tragically Hip. So sad.
 winterpower wrote:
Very ingenious!

Kind regards,
Winterpower

 
So I made the translation.
Ok...finally checked out the lyrics. Ouch!
Hey this is GREAT! More from this album!!!
Is that... a cat on his shoulder? 

On_The_Beach wrote:
Interestingly, this mellow band is fronted by ex-metalhead Devin Townshend:

https://gunshyassassin.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/hdevy1.jpg

 


Just went up to a 9.
 winterpower wrote:
Schwer genial, many greating winterpower

 
I was going to post that, but you beat me to it.
Meant to say I love this song but I pressed the wrong PSD button, and now it's gone. {#Frown}
Did she say "feed the pigeons with my religion?"
At first I thought this was some new or obscure Dar Williams song I had never heard. But about half way through it takes off in a different direction.
Undoubtedly one of the most pleasant and agreeable songs I've heard in a long time.   Great album also....what a pleasing contrast to some of his other work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1vOGSG4Og0
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Mellow niceness for my afternoon.  Thanks, mad metal bloke.

 
What a fantastic album! IMO, most of it absolutely beautiful. Thanks, thanks, oh thanks, RP. {#Notworthy}

And thanks to you too, O mad metal bloke.
If the rest of the album is like this then it'll be added to my ever-growing list of RP inspired purchases !
 winterpower wrote:
Schwer genial, many greating winterpower

 
yes, precisely

(cover photo looks like it's from "Eraserhead") 
This guy Devin Townsend is an amazingly diverse musician.  His death metal is often too much for my ears (except Bend it Like Bender), but I love his other musical experimentations.  

Oh yeah, and his kid is in my kid's class. Weird. 
Never heard of them but quite fine!
Mellow niceness for my afternoon.  Thanks, mad metal bloke.
From the remote ex colony of Singapore, this goes down quite well :)
Interestingly, this mellow band is fronted by ex-metalhead Devin Townshend:

https://gunshyassassin.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/hdevy1.jpg
Well, it's got to be said - this sounds rather cool :)

A sweet and engaging sound, which could grow on me. 7 from the intrigued Nottingham jury.
Looks like it is mistitled.  On Amazon UK the artist is listed as Devin Townsend & Ché Aimee Dorval
Schwer genial, many greating winterpower
Nice!
Beautiful beginning....
1st in