Cosmic Sounds

by hedluv + passman

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ghostrepeater I am charmed again everytime I listen to this album, touching, mild and funny with a real sense of place too. this kind of album making style maybe dying out due to streaming and ipods, so am excited to see people still dedicating time to records like this.
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1.
intro 01:55
at twenty pounds my money was as good as spent it had a sound called ‘funny’ and an auto accompaniment that went [auto accompaniment] and I thought hell well that’s a song there already I ought to called Ed he said he would be into doing something on my new album E: what do you want me to do H: I don’t know, just say ‘easy now’ and i’ll loop it E: well that’s cool, just as long as you don’t make me sound stupid H: well that’s up to you kid E: kid? H: all right Ed, I was freestyling you know? E: no H: your voice is an instrument so use it like an oboe E: alright then, I’ll give it a go yo I’m an island dweller like the Komodo dragon Ra! I don’t need a menu, ‘cause I know what I’m having for tea chicken and chips is my forty H: forté E: forté and a nice glass of waté I bring the milk bottles in from the porch daily then I go upstairs where I draw a lady or a guy in the manga anime way that I like H: one minute, two minute, three minute, four before too long they’ll coming knocking at my door and of course they would’ve heard the stories but do they know what the score is? do they know that sure enough the tour is off so, forget about it ‘cause the more I think about it the more pissed off I get about it but me and Malibu Barney were just the beginning like tomato and chicken before I knew that mulligatawny was my favourite flavour nevertheless this hasn’t done me any favours we were riding a crest and I had a lot of faith in us it seemed to me to be the best way to combat the laziness that was holding us back but because of a lack in communication back when we were busy producing tracks when we should’ve been relaxed we just put each other’s backs up but now I’m back and this time nothing can hold me back yo
2.
H30 LUV 02:51
yo it’s Hedluv back on the road fully taxed and MOT’d with a fresh batch of new melodies I’m like hot gazpacho soup an MC rapping over a Casio loop as for what I drive it’s a 1.3 F reg Nissan Sunny and it’s red like Mario I take it for a spin whenever I’ve got somewhere far to go to but I’m far too slow to drive a long way ‘cause I take too long to get where I’m going I forget where I’m going sometimes and end up going ‘round roundabouts two or three times you’ll have to excuse me mind there’s ash on the floor and there’s dust on the dash and the passenger door gets jammed I keep a can of WD40 in the glove compartment in case my car won’t start and that seems to happen more often than not but it was such a bargain I coughed up on the spot and I couldn’t live without it when I’m off to the shops in the rain done waiting for a bus again but now I’ve got a car to sustain I’ve got to keep the money coming in speak to somebody about delivering leaflets door to door it seems like more and more I’m just working for my car you may see me driving in my car but sometimes I wish we could all ride on bicycles I’m never in a hurry and I don’t go that far just sometimes I wish we could all ride on bicycles they could be electrical so I wouldn’t have to peddle up the hills I don’t want to get political but petrol’s gone up 4p and I’m still buying it just because it’s a joy to drive to places that might only take 5 minutes to walk to certain places can be hard to get to in the South West a feather light touch is all I need on the accelerator to get up to speed better late than never right? in the dark I turn my lights on when the weather’s bright I pull down my visor I pull out and pull away and drive into town on a holiday I might drive all around in a wiggly manner if you were watching me from space it resemble spaghetti or a strawberry lace I don’t have any spanners but I know a man that has I’ve travelled thousands of miles sitting on my ass I am the man when I’m driving my car with one hand on the wheel I can parallel park take a handful of people to the caravan park where we work in the summer making caravans sparkle yeah we car pool and we buckle up because we are cool
3.
'druth 04:13
I’m a Redruth boy making tunes in my bedroom and boy I’ve made some good ones too and this one goes out to my friends that I’ve known since way back when we were in playgroup where I was always wearing my policeman’s helmet going, ‘nee-na nee-na’ and being a helmet but I was only three man I couldn’t help it kicking and screaming if I didn’t get the best ride on toy at the end of the year day but this didn’t make me many friends until I mended my ways on the outside was where I tended to stay but outside was where I liked to play in my underground lair did I say I had an underground lair? well I did and it was better than my treehouse because I didn’t have a tree I’d go and hang out down there once I’d had my tea at that age you see to be an explorer or you needed was a BMX or a spade and for the people next do to give me my ball back so I can go to the park and play World Cup in the tennis courts or ‘Head, Knee, Foot’ depending on what sort of numbers we had all the fun that we had growing up in Redruth man I’d be sad to leave I’m not trying to get out and I know just why because there’s everything I want and more bedsides in Redruth I’ve lived here all of my life and it’s alright it’s got slides and swings and some nice buildings and all over town there are people milling around and filling their day in the Redruth way in Redruth ‘the home of the gas lamp’ me, Will and Ed, Matt, Dan and Passman crossed paths in class and had some laughs in the type of town you can’t go out in wearing a hat without someone beeping and shouting at ya ‘nice hat!’ beep! beep! then speeding past ya when we meet up we normally get plastered in the same pub in town if we’ve got the cash ta and (if we get the chance ta) we wouldn’t hesitate doing a dance to Aqua so to my friends yo I’d like to thank ya because without such great mates my life would be a disaster this one’s for them but it’s also for you because though it’s sentimental it’s got a nice tune Passman! take it away I’m not trying to get out and I know just why because there’s everything I want and more bedsides in Redruth I’ve lived here all of my life and it’s alright it’s got slides and swings and some nice buildings and all over town there are people milling around and filling their day in the Redruth way
4.
PE report 03:35
he has a growing awareness of body control an improving sense of balance and can throw and catch a ball he generally arrives on time can work as part of a team and has some understanding of the need for rules he can copy a set movement pattern shows imagination some understanding of positions and spacing at the intermediate level he should be able to perform with competence at badminton and football but I’m not sixteen any longer I’ve gotta take it easy man I’m twenty-three and get wheezy when I spend more than two or three minutes running (running) count me in when the fun and (fun and) games begin no matter how much pain I’ll be in after the game on Sunday I’ll be playing to win with the aim that one day I’ll be able to run all the way through a match without stopping (stopping) I recently found out I’m not as fit as a fiddle I nearly passed out had to sit my ass down in the middle of a game of five-aside football on my twenty third birthday I could have died and I felt like a fool ‘cause I haven’t exercised that much since school and I couldn’t get a touch of the ball but now I’m capable of running end to end and I play keepy uppies in the garden with my friend
5.
wouldn’t you like to go to Super Mario World hop on Yoshi and squash the Koopa Troopas jump upon a Goomba’s head and bounce above the clouds run around at high speed to highly cosmic sounds I’ve got the pad in my grip my thumb’s ready on the thumbstick three, two, one kick the ball and it’s on a quick one on one all against all as team Donkey Kong in ‘monkey football’ at least that’s what we call it in fact I can’t recall what it’s really called but I can tell you that it’s really cool so uh let’s get this sofa a little closer to the telly pull the curtains shut ‘cause we’re gonna have a melee all of us battling in fours button tapping in doors on Warioware which is a bit like a meze of mini games it can be hard not pull a silly face concentrating when it’s winner stays on I can’t stop playing ‘til the race is won then I’m looking at the clock wondering where the day’s gone I waste one after another jumping on their heads I am a Mario Brother wouldn’t you like to go to Super Mario World hop on Yoshi and squash the Koopa Troopas jump upon a Goomba’s head and bounce above the clouds run around at high speed to highly cosmic sounds me and my little brother we look out for one another there’s no time for doom and gloom just eat another Supershroom with bouncing boots a magic hammer with Luigi I’ll pounce and then I’ll slam ya five bro points for a Super Smash you’ll never find us short of cash we’ll knock a block and increase our stash Princess Peach loves my moustache so even when we’re feeling blue our jumping skills will see us through defeat the boss and save the day it’s not like work it’s more like play I know I can depend on my bro yo I know I can depend on my bro yo sometimes I wonder why I spent so much of my time playing Goldeneye oh yeah ‘cause it was that fucking good we would all gather around mine for a real good time throwing remote mines in the facility an RCP90 by my side Licence to Kill pistols archives or just for a laugh throwing knives in the basement or proximity mines placement was key to victory and the body armour didn’t harm your chances neither
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7.
my 3 notes 03:15
I’ve come a long way since the days when I used to play P.I.A.N.O in assembly accompanied by drums and xylophones playing the song to win all talent shows it was one of the first songs that I ever wrote inspired by a travelling music workshop man that spoke of this scale that started on D and ended on D using all the white keys it was an itty bitty ditty and everyone that knew it would goad me on to do it though they weren’t into the new bit or any of the new bits that I tried to add ‘cause I was a little bit embarrassed by this song that only had three notes D E and F played over and over again a little bit like this D E F E F E D E F E F E D E F E F E D but I think you get the gist hey yo what was that tune you know the one you used to do didn’t it go do doopy do do do doopy doopy do I had other songs but no one wanted to know they’d say play that other one you know the good one from all those years ago at which point I should’ve said no but this underhanded put down only fuelled my ego and though they were only three notes they were the best three notes these are my three notes the notes that we played at the talent show where we all lined up with our instruments and hoped that although we were hot favourites we’d taken a risk and added a new bit that really didn’t go and perhaps we played it a bit too slow I dunno how did it go? D E F E F E D E F E F E D E F E F E D but I think you get the gist hey yo what was that tune you know the one you used to do didn’t it go do doopy do do do doopy doopy do
8.
Party Song 03:34
you’ve got your house free let’s take the opportunity and use it bring the booze we’ve got the music let’s use it to have a good time a good time or a great time? ‘cause the last time seems such a long time ago and you know that I’m ready for another my mum’s done my washing and I’m steady pouring Southern Comfort with which I mix cherry coke or Dr Pepper depending what they’ve got in the Co-op or whatever man it feels so long since we’ve all been together never want to have not known my best friends since forever let’s endeavour to make this a night to remember or not a double shot just to limber up straight from my plastic cup to my gut where it erupts in flame although the pain is only fleeting to be replaced by a feeling most pleasing as if all responsibility was leaving my body probably get ‘round to some shoddy dancing just give me a second I reckon ‘cause I need to take a piss and freshen up before I get down you’ve got your house free let’s take this opportunity and use it bring the booze we’ve got the music let’s use it to have a good time I’ve got an 8 pack out the back some green and a fresh pouch of baccy and I’m keen to get started so I roll up a 2 skin and spark it up and I smoke it ‘til my head spins when I stand up I’ve got a good (good) spot (spot) in the kitchen propping up the worktop (top) but I’m itching to start hopping around on one foot like Afroman 360 degrees with half a can and a handful of pineapple and cheese on cocktail sticks as I squeeze through to the living room please give me some room so I can do the crab dance in my parachute pants just as soon as ‘U Can’t Touch This’ comes on we will gather in a circle and all sing along ‘it’s Hammer go Hammer MC Hammer yo Hammer!’ I’d love to dance like him but I haven’t got the stamina I shift my weight from foot to foot and alternate with one hand over the other there are many variations of this theme and the Redruth Party Compilation’s got everybody in the room doing what the Redruth Crew do best which ain’t much we confess ‘cept getting messed up and talking shit and we love it we get trashed dance like loons crash and sleep ‘til noon probably later what could be greater I said it ain’t much we confess ‘cept getting messed up and talking shit and we’re full of it we get trashed dance like loons crash and sleep ‘til noon probably later what could be greater you’ve got your house free let’s take the opportunity and use it bring the booze we’ve got the music let’s use it to have a good time
9.
big mistake? 03:39
I will wait as long as it takes for your heart to mend while it does my heart breaks I know I’m probably making a big mistake but I can’t help feeling this feeling you create in me you make me feel so great when I’m hugging you and you're like leaning in inside i'm screaming we should be together but i know it never gonna happen 'cause you said so so i'll just keep chattin' and being around 'cause you seem down with that and plus you said it makes you feel better i couldn't feel any better than when i'm with you, man you look well cute in just your sweater I will wait as long as it takes for your heart to mend while it does my heart breaks I know I’m probably making a big mistake but I can’t help feeling this feeling you create in me my relationship broke down 'cause you were around i'm so transparent that my love was apparent for all to see especially for my girlfriend that's why she ended it that night and left left it up to me to agree that i wouldn't see you any longer but i felt my love for you was stronger and i had to i knew it was wrong but i did it anyhoo and now we're both screwed i know you still love him i know that it hurts i know that my feelings are so inappropriate i know you still love him i know that it hurts i know that my feelings are so inappropriate yeah i know that you still love him and i know that it hurts but give me a chance and i know well i think that we can make it work we've got a lot in common we share an appreciation for the absurd and we enjoy a similar aesthetic man, i won't forget it you won't regret it and i cannot be deterred I will wait as long as it takes for your heart to mend while it does my heart breaks I know I’m probably making a big mistake but I can’t help feeling this feeling you create in me x 2 now you're back in London and i'm wondering when will i get to see you again when you coming down so i can be with you again 'til then that's all i'm gonna do think about you and me and how it's gonna be when i see you again i won't be able to pretend that i'm content to be your friend i read the messages you send again and again imbuing them with emotion that you didn't intend to convey to me they seem to say that you feel the same way suggest a happy ending that i'm hankering after the happy ever after the hugs and the laughter someone to look after and you're worth it know you deserve it 'cause you're perfect
10.
caterpillars 04:11
I’d like to pick up and play my guitar knock out an epic melody dedicated to the places where I like to sit like the the garden out the back regardless of the fact I never practice my guitar I never play it anymore reclining in the garden I’m trying to find some words I can rhyme in a line and put into a verse so I can sing all the time like the dolphins and the birds and let my eyebrows wonder like they were caterpillars I’ve been writing songs since day one and i’m hoping that one day I may pay my way with them ‘cause that would be a lovely way to make a living and I can think of no better way so I’m giving it my best shot I’m Hedluv and I love the South West a lot of my time is spent within a ten mile radius a while away most of my time indoors but when the sun starts to shine there’s nothing I like more ‘cause what I really like to do is kick back for the afternoon take a paperback out into the back garden read a chapter or two have a chat with who ever’s knocking about with nothing else to do we can smoke an L or two put us in a mellow mood how about a kick about our keepie-uppies have improved and I’m happy to say that there’s some stubbies and some food in the fridge in the kitchen for when we’re through I’m reclining in the garden trying to find some words I can rhyme in a line and put into a verse so I can sing all the time like the dolphins and the birds and let my eyebrows wonder like they were caterpillars

about

When Cosmic Sounds was released in 2007 it instantly sounded like a classic. It was a though it had been around forever in the national psyche. Everything about it seemed familiar. A guy rediscovers a love for writing songs after a chance purchase of a Casio keyboard. What follows are songs about cars, computer games, parties, a love for his hometown, a love for his friends.

And it was all so familiar. Yet we'd never heard anything like it before! It reminded me of when Grand Theft Auto III came out, finally we thought, they've made the game we all wanted. And here was the rap album that we had all been looking for and, until 2007, no one had made. At least not like this...

'Making Cosmic Sounds was one of the greatest and most rewarding experiences I've ever had. The whole process took me to great depths of feeling really rubbish at one minute, to enormous highs of feeling like a genius the next, and it all started in the summer of 2005 with a vision of a simple Casio rap record. I'd picked up a new keyboard in a Camborne charity shop and had a clear idea of how the first two tracks would sound. I then quickly ordered an analogue to digital converter with the last of my savings, picked up some pads and biros from Trago Mills, and worked, and worked, and worked. I wrote some terrible lyrics, recorded some god-awful scat in a professional studio, then wrote some good lyrics, got writer's block, became a postman, took two weeks off work to build a 'vocal helmet' out of papier-mache, started playing guitar again, formed a band, disbanded the band, stopped playing guitar, filled up all my pads with lists, burned the 'vocal helmet' on a bonfire (which I regret now), wrote another list, called in the help of Passman, and finally finished the album in the autumn of 2007. The thing was, because it was taking so long to make, and so much of my time, it had to be perfect, and in the end it really surprised me.' - Hedluv (2007)

'People are gonna shit themselves.' - Passman (2007)

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released October 7, 2007

Hedluv, Passman, Matthias, Beth, Ed, Barny, Phil, Joe the Jungleist

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