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Elephant Stone — A Silent Moment
Album: Elephant Stone
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1971









Released: 2013
Length: 5:12
Plays (last 30 days): 4
I can see what it is you gave me
In my silent moment

I can hear all that you have sent me
In my silent moment

To be one within you
To be not without you
To be as I once was

I can feel the love that I was missing
In my silent moment

I can be all that I was wishing
In my silent moment

To be one within you
To be not without you
To be as I once was
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 USGrant wrote:

You best listen to the early Floyd song "Remember A Day"- the melody is lifted note for note. I was sure it was a cover until about a minute in!
 
I did what you said, and there is a definite similarity, but note-for-note?  Don't hear it.  Inspired by directly or indirectly sure.  But hardly plagiarism.  

Oh, and this is a cool song.  Love the Indian influences.  More please!
 USGrant wrote:

You best listen to the early Floyd song "Remember A Day"- the melody is lifted note for note. I was sure it was a cover until about a minute in!
 
I thought it sounded familiar, but couldn't put my finger on it.
 BCarn wrote:
Liked it until the "Aaaaaaaaeeeeaaaaaa...bla bla bla .." part. Song ruined.
 
I think that's the part I like the most...
It's official. I like it.
...but it's growing on me.
 Decoy wrote:
first impression is not good, but I'm in a mood today...so it might be me
 
Mood.  Getting an 8 on first impression here. 
 HartPURO wrote:
AaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaaAAaaaa
 
Why is this not in the lyrics?
 alain.brault wrote:


Oh you poor precious thing.....  Ferener  music can be a bitch... 
 
Oh you poor condescending thing.......YOU can be a bitch.
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm not sure why, but it seems like every song on the playlist has a "sounds like Pink Floyd" post somewhere in its comment thread.  Everyone hears something different I guess, but there actually was music before PF existed.
 
You best listen to the early Floyd song "Remember A Day"- the melody is lifted note for note. I was sure it was a cover until about a minute in!
Actually, the opening segment is very reminiscent of Moody Blues... anybody agree on that?
 BCarn wrote:
Liked it until the "Aaaaaaaaeeeeaaaaaa...bla bla bla .." part. Song ruined.
 

Oh you poor precious thing.....  Ferener  music can be a bitch... 
Liked it until the "Aaaaaaaaeeeeaaaaaa...bla bla bla .." part. Song ruined.
I had the volume turned way down and thought it was TUSK by the drum beat.
AaAaAaAaAaAaAaAaaAAaaaa
I kept hearing George Harrison's "Wah Wah" (1970)...and look forward to playing these and Remember the Day (1968) about 50 times.
 Love it when the west eats meet
What is with using 'elephant' in band names? Awful names. Song is lifeless too.
 donaldminson wrote:
This is basically a slowed down version of Pink Floyd's Remember a Day - one of my favorite Rick Wright-penned tunes. 
 
Slowed down? I think sped up. I hope Rick's estate are picking up some royalties.
This is basically a slowed down version of Pink Floyd's Remember a Day - one of my favorite Rick Wright-penned tunes. 
 oldsaxon wrote:

Yeah....me either...Pink Floyd? Not hearing that.
 
I'm not sure why, but it seems like every song on the playlist has a "sounds like Pink Floyd" post somewhere in its comment thread.  Everyone hears something different I guess, but there actually was music before PF existed.
Cool song.
Incognito "Grapes of Wrath"
This could be growing on me.  Nice synthesis.

So?  What is the rest of the album like?

Any thoughts on the subsequent albums:  The Three Poisons and  Ship of Fools?  
Best thing about this song is the wonderful range of comments it"s generated. They're all a hoot and reminds us why we all love RP.
I like the elephant singing in the end.....   Never knew what they sounded like.
Pretty good but I I i i iiII I I can't get into the last half of the song.
I just like it.
love this! great to dance to
Definitely Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother or Meddle era.  I am digging this song.  Need to buy now.
first impression is not good, but I'm in a mood today...so it might be me
 oldsaxon wrote:

Yeah....me either...Pink Floyd? Not hearing that.
 
I think it's the keyboards that are Floyd-ish . . .
This is gorgeous...
One of the best tracks ever. The simplicity. If there was perfect, this would be it. 
 khardog145 wrote:
Call me crazy I'm hearing Oasis somewhere in the background.
 
Not Crazy
 coloradojohn wrote:
Perfect, after Jorma! This time, hearing it from another room, it reminded me of Pink Floyd's "Remember A Day"...the melody, tempo...

 
Yep.  Definitely floyd in there.
 Laptopdog wrote:
I was hoping for A Silent Moment when the singer started warbling towards the end of the song.
 
I thought we interrupted him gargling in the bathroom.
 garrettb wrote:
Totally pleasant
 Yah....

Call me crazy I'm hearing Oasis somewhere in the background.
Totally pleasant
 agd3 wrote:
Is the band named after a Stone Roses song bc they like them or bc they sound like them?
 
No, Sly and the Family Stone.  
I,I....I,I,I,iiii.....really like this.
 agd3 wrote:
Is the band named after a Stone Roses song bc they like them or bc they sound like them?
 
Listen to Grapes of Wrath.
Is the band named after a Stone Roses song bc they like them or bc they sound like them?
Wit special dedication to Uber Eats drivers, here in Warsaw :)) (Almost all of them are from India)
Bollywood
I was hoping for A Silent Moment when the singer started warbling towards the end of the song.
Good new find thanks to RP!
I'm hearing "Remember a day" too, but when it gives way to that wonderful scat singing, its fantaculous.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTSom6p-fIOs63xpVEa3IYknlNj4z_fS9P8edoNK7-fesVacCW4
 twangoosen wrote:
Lola, l-o-l-a, ...

 
It is not dying, it is not dying
Next up, The Moody Blues "In Search of the Lost Chord"

Om, o-o-o-om...
I'm hearing Elephant Stone. Wait...
 westslope wrote:
Pink Floyd?      Really?   

 
Yeah....me either...Pink Floyd? Not hearing that.
Love this! Makes me miss and want to hear my old Jagjit and Chitra Singh albums. Makes me miss my Maori mates JoAnne and Andy
Pink Floyd?      Really?   
Same as others - reminds me of Pink Floyd a bit (but in India maybe?)
Certainly sounds like Floyd. 
Nice. Nice, or Pink Floyd? 
Perfect, after Jorma! This time, hearing it from another room, it reminded me of Pink Floyd's "Remember A Day"...the melody, tempo...
Not bad, but was there no copyright infringement case?  Take a listen to Pink Floyd's Remember A Day - the opening vocals are identical.  
The start is ok but I prefer the Eastern turn.
 hayduke2 wrote:

GOOSE! (SMACK SMACK) SNAP OUT OF IT DAMMIT!!!    oh man we lost the goose

 
(i think i love you hayduke! )

i'm almost afraid to find out what an elephant stone is...
coloradojohn wrote:
Crazy good! Reminds me of Oasis, Tame Impala, The Vines, High Violets, Stone Roses, Kula Shaker, Ravi Shankar... Instant Classic!

 

and some brian jonestown massacre at top.
Nusrate falla allí Kahn , just remembered his CD buried deep in my stack
{#Meditate}{#Meditate}{#Meditate}{#Meditate}{#Meditate} 5 little yoga guys
 Sam_Chucklestone wrote:
Good stuff, I hear Tame Impala and High Violets too. Stone Roses with a Nitin Sawnhey feel in the mix as well.

 
a kind of Elephant Stone Rose ? I agree
{#Tongue-out} do not like
Awesome - I like it too ! The outro is unusually catchy.. Sam_Chucklestone wrote:
Good stuff, I hear Tame Impala and High Violets too. Stone Roses with a Nitin Sawnhey feel in the mix as well.

 


interesting, and I mean that in the best way.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Really cool coming after Jefferson Airplane's Good Shepherd; similar strident psychedelic vibe. High Violets, Tame Impala echoes also

 
Yes. As they said back in the day, it's totally Right On. 

I don't know if it's Bill or Rebecca or both of them setting up the playlists, but segues like this are golden. 
Wow… your playlist is on fire today, Bill. Love it!!!  {#Meditate}
 twangoosen wrote:
Lola, l-o-l-a, ...

 
GOOSE! (SMACK SMACK) SNAP OUT OF IT DAMMIT!!!    oh man we lost the goose
Amazing. Have it on my DAP on the beginnig of the playlist and hearing it daily. Beautiful song.
 moodfood wrote:
5 >>> 8 — surreal transformation..  {#Cheesygrin}

 
6 >>>9..., love it!!!
Crazy good! Reminds me of Oasis, Tame Impala, The Vines, High Violets, Stone Roses, Kula Shaker, Ravi Shankar... Instant Classic!
I'm positive I heard this playing just 2 or 3 days ago... is Radio Paradise in really tight rotation right now?

EDIT: Searched the playlist, last play was January 26.  RP really messes with my memory, it doesn't seem like it was that long ago.
These guys are amazing.
 kingart wrote:

And Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
(not to be confused with Gimme Some Lovin' by The Spencer Davis Group)

 
Then Steppenwolf's "Hippo Stomp," then JL Hookers "This Is Hip," then...

I'd better just let the maestro do his thing and continue to enjoy the flow...


Nice)
Lola, l-o-l-a, ...
New one for me. Easy to like ... but maybe too easy? Reminds me a bit of Lemon Parade for some reason.
First time I hear this, absolutely music to my soul!!! 
 Baby_M wrote:
Bill, you just said that he didn't pick this song to play after Cage the Elephant "because of the presence of a large mammal in the name of the band."  Fair enough, but maybe you should put together an all-elephant song set sometime.  It might go something like this:

Cage the Elephant, "Cold Cold Cold" - Elephant Stone, "A Silent Moment" - Elephant Revival, "Satisfied" - Tame Impala, "Elephant."

You could even save the audio files to an Elephant Memory Systems floppy disk!



 
And Crazy Elephant - Gimme Gimme Good Lovin'
(not to be confused with Gimme Some Lovin' by The Spencer Davis Group)
Sounds like someone gargling in the shower,but more annoying because it serves no purpose.
Melody reminds me of "see emily play" by pink floyd
 .........a moment of silence for you......          n4ku wrote:
I actually turned RP off on the Sonos and put on something else. This is really awful.

 


5 >>> 8 — surreal transformation..  {#Cheesygrin}
Really cool coming after Jefferson Airplane's Good Shepherd; similar strident psychedelic vibe. High Violets, Tame Impala echoes also
Bill, you just said that he didn't pick this song to play after Cage the Elephant "because of the presence of a large mammal in the name of the band."  Fair enough, but maybe you should put together an all-elephant song set sometime.  It might go something like this:

Cage the Elephant, "Cold Cold Cold" - Elephant Stone, "A Silent Moment" - Elephant Revival, "Satisfied" - Tame Impala, "Elephant."

You could even save the audio files to an Elephant Memory Systems floppy disk!


Pretty clear nod towards Floyd's Remember A Day, and the obvious Stone Roses connection in name and voice. Good tune. Flows well.
The opening is lovely and compelling. The music is melodious and alluring, if not particularly unique because it's a sound like other bands. Then he starts yodeling or throat singing or scat gargling, and it kind of steps on the preceding. 
awesomeness
 FourFortyEight wrote:
The tune is groovin', but he's carryin' on like a drunk 3 year old.  

 

Three years old and drunk. Man how I miss those days of youthful abandon. 


Different, and interesting. Gave it an extra point 'cause hometown... :)
Wasn't really paying attention until buddy starting singing.   Then had to rate it high just because I like Indian 'fusion' or whatever you want to call it. George Harrison got me started with his sitar work with the Beatles, which led me to Ravi Shankar (Concert for Bangla Desh and an LP Dad let me pick from Book of the Month: Ravi with Ali Akbar Khan In Concert 1972). That led to a broadened interest in 'world' music that continues today.  Thanks Bill for adding a band to the list that I'll check out a bit more.
 Ikharry wrote:
First strokes are a copy of Pink Floyds "remember a day"!

https://youtu.be/AmSjEu57Lxs 

 
Good call.  Struck me too.  If this were a bad song, we could call it a rip-off.  But since the song is cool, let's call it an homage.
The tune is groovin', but he's carryin' on like a drunk 3 year old.  
diggin it
I actually turned RP off on the Sonos and put on something else. This is really awful.
First strokes are a copy of Pink Floyds "remember a day"!

https://youtu.be/AmSjEu57Lxs 
Again? seriously? {#Stop}


ew, not digging the warble....
 A_Radio_Head wrote:
I wish that guy would abide by the Silent Moment - just ruined the song.

 
I SOOO AGREE..  {#Drunk}
I wish that guy would abide by the Silent Moment - just ruined the song.
Worst ending since Mass Effect 3.
maybe crimson's elephant talk next?
elephants in the playlist this morning?
 baddog8it wrote:
Is he trying to yodel?  I was enjoying it until he started that.

 
I think it's a Qawwali-type vocal he's doing there.  (See: Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
 
Very Nitin Sawhney. I like.
More cowbell!


 baddog8it wrote:
Is he trying to yodel?  I was enjoying it until he started that.

 
My thoughts exactly
Is he trying to yodel?  I was enjoying it until he started that.
lot of new tunes today! 
On first listen - nice!....I think?  His voice could wear on me over time....