Something You're Watching

from by Jochem Klaus

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The physical edition of Astroturfing is offered as an limited edition, 8cm 'mini' CD-r handcrafted by the artist and packaged in a handsome A6 350 gsm offset printed cardboard sleeve designed by Rutger Zuydervelt a.k.a. Machinefabriek. A thoughtful artist wizard who needs little introduction.

    This edition comes securely presented in a clear, resealable cellophane envelope that includes one red and one blue sheet of acetate for use in 'decoding' the track listing, credits and lyrics.

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about

I don't remember when I completed this track but I think it was sometime in 2000. I know I was living on St John's Road in Glebe and that I was heavily under influence of Lou Reed's solo work of the early 70's. Particularly the album's 'Berlin' and 'Transformer'.

The vocal performance and lyrics were explorations of a vocal delivery technique employed by Laurie Anderson. I discovered by listening very closely to her excellent music and performances that by manipulating where you placed accents and how you positioned intonation, you could change the meaning of a repeated phrase.

The phrase used here suggests meaning but eludes it, remaining a playful phantom that I am yet to grow tired of. A proud moment in my own musical history. Thank you to Moritz von Alessandro for superb vocal skills.

lyrics

You can only come in time with something you’re watching

You can only come in time with something you’re watching

You only come in time when you’re watching

You only come in time with something you’re watching

(x3)

credits

from Astroturfing, released July 4, 2015
Vocals: Mortiz von Alessandro
Guitars: Jochem Klaus
Bass: Justin Cetinich
Drums: Jochem Klaus

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