Jupiter



I've been sucking this caramell for a very long time. This is a result of me working rather hard at getting an "alive" sound by recording almost everything in live takes, including the chinese drums towards the end. I also dusted off my good old Juno-106 for some sharper yet also smoother synth sounds. What sounds like a steel drum is in fact me playing really fast with the Hammond organ, an instrument I'm getting more and more into. The bass is (again) an electric piano that I've simply distorted and given a very sharp equalizer boost.

The lyrics are a result of me walking home very late at night after a pub round on the town, which implies walking uphill to the southwest, and on this particular day Jupiter was right in front of me the whole time.

The music is improvised, but in hindsight it's rather easy to say it is inspired by Depeche Mode, John Foxx and Flamenco. I was listening quite a lot to Enrique Morente at the time and the little minichorus when the vocals go up are definitely inspired by his tradition of doing a side-bridge with a tensed chord and letting the melody slide over it like butter on a frying pan.

Lyrics:
Jupiter, show me a sign
Say I'm the infinite, drenched in wine
Walking onwards, do I know for sure? Oh well...

Jupiter, show me sublime
Say I'm the infinite, remove me from time
Lift this gravity, to shambles insanities of mine

Jupiter, bring on your might
I swear I won't let you out of sight
Pull these worn strings and make them chime, oh

Jupiter, pour some more wine
Lift my island into the sun
Cheat this gravity, give me some levity this time

Jupiter, show me a sign
Say I'm the infinite, drenched in wine
Walking onwards, do I know for sure? Oh well...

Jupiter, show me sublime
Lift my island into the sun
Cheat this gravity, give me some levity this time