Rainbow Tapes



Digital release date: 2009-03-27
Vinyl release date: 2009-05-15
Label: Everestrecords
Catalog-Number: er_lp_030

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Tracklist
01. Little Dream
02. Lilly Sees Dandelion
03. Your First...
04. Spawn, Weeds & Filth
05. The Fool
06. Afternoon Walk
07. The Nutcracker’s Jugband
08. Here We Go Slithering – Years Ago...
09. Hazy Shade
10. Jump In The Past
11. Wind In The Willows
12. Fairy Tales
13. Carol
14. Merry Christmas
15. Sadness (Through The Willows)
16. Cannabissence
17. Here In A Land
18. Dandelion
19. Renaissance Dreams
20. I See Rainbows
21. There Are 100 Possibilities
22. Bowl Track
23. You’re Unique
24. I Lost Myself


Album Description

It took five years since the last Balduin LP, now he reports back with his new album "Rainbow Tapes".

During the initial recording sessions, his roofroom window was covered by snow. The whole roofroom was lighten up in white. This light influenced the recording of "Rainbow Tapes".



While listening to the music, you will hear a big difference to the last two Balduin records published by Crippled Dick Hot Wax. Balduin uses simple instruments such as guitar, xylophon, flute, rattle, a children keyboard, and for the first time his voice. The songs and lyrics are about nutcrackers, snow, cinnamon, mushrooms, fairy tales, renaissance and of course rainbows.



Some soundscapes were recorded with tape loops, either played backwards, higher or in a lower pitch.

You'll definitely hear the inspiration; "Rainbow Tapes" is Balduin's request and answer to the psychedelic studio music era in the late 1960s. That's why every track was recorded analog on tape.


Lilly Sees Dandelion
Drift 'way today in a colourful way and go anywhere.
The smile that you send out returns back to you, anytime.
Raspberry fields on a sunshining sky,
wondering why you are here.
Jump on a rainbow, head in the stars,
waiting to take you away.
Lilly sees dandelion!
Lilly sees dandelion!
Lilly sees dandelion!
Lilly sees dandelion!

Your First...
Have you seen the light, it shines through the night.
When you took your first, you're feeling like the inner space.
Inhale and blow out, it's a feeling like Jesus.
Walking though your hazy-shade, yeah!

Spawn, Weeds & Filth (Shelley/1839)
Spawn, weeds and filth, a leprous scum,
Made the running rivulet thick and dumb,
And at it's outled, flags huge as stakes.
Dammed it up with roots knotted like watersnakes.
And hour by hour, when the air was still,
The vapours arose, which have strenght to kill:
At morn they were seen, at noon they were felt,
At morn they were darkness, no star could melt.

The Fool
Who is that where jumps fro in the wood?
It's a fool with tangerine eyes.
Oh what is this, where drives beneath the skies?
It's the fool, he rides on a bike to the moon,
And he knows what he wants to do.
He has got two tangerine eyes.
With these eyes he can see four miles.
He has got two tangerine eyes.
With these eyes he can see four miles.
Everyone say he's a fool man.
Every night when the moon is full,
You can see that he's going fool.
Look at him, isn't he so mad.
He isn't a bit sad,
Look at him, isn't he so mad.
He isn't a bit sad.
You don't know what he feels.
Look at him.
He has got two tangerine eyes.
With these eyes he can see four miles.
He has got two tangerine eyes.
With these eyes he can see four miles.
Who is that where jumps fro in the wood?
It's the fool with tangerine eyes.
Oh what is this, where drives beneath the skies?

Afternoon Walk
Walking trough the glancing snow, with a smile in my face.
You're laughing to the people who come from the other side.
Beneath the trees a marble sky, and I'm watching everytime.
Meanwhile I'll climb on a tree. Nothing's real and nothing's clear.
Walking trough the glancing snow, with a smile in my face.

Years Ago...
Waiting for the dawn.
People work and run.
Everything's the same.
Waiting for the end.
It is time to leave you, you said to me.
Years and years and years ago I loved you.
Must I wait before you see this too.
Years and years and years ago I loved you.

Hazy Shade
Late by night, I'm watching the haze in my height.
Late by night, I'm talking to the meadow.
Do you laugh? Yeah!
Late by night, I'm walking trough my haze, hazy shade.

Jump In The Past (A Horse Than A Car)
Imagine you'd jump in the past, with your horse.
You live in a castle with silver and gold.
A horse than a car.
Wherever you are, your lover is everywhere and everytime by you.
Ride on a horseback to the renaissance land, beneath you.

Wind In The Willows
I'm sitting on a coach and look out, and the wind blows.
The sky isn't marble and blue, and the sea isn't green.
Wind in the willows blows there.
Wind in the willows blows there.
I see the turning landscapes go on guiding west of Wales.
The sky isn't marble and blue, and the sea isn't green.
Wind in the willows blows there.
Wind in the willows blows there.

Fairy Tales
Isn't it a bit sad that fairy tales are unreal.
When I could break through the windows to the land of knowledge.
There beneath, the blue trees,
and the witches on their broomsticks,
lives a girl with sprinkling eyes.

Carol (Grahame/1908)
Here we stand in the cold and the sleet,
Blowing fingers and stamping feet,
Come from far away you to greet –
You by the fire and we in the street.
For ere one half of the night was gone,
Sudden a star has led us on,
Raining bliss and benison –
Bliss tomorrow and more,
Joy for every morning!
Goodman Joseph toild through the snow –
Saw the star o'er a stable low;
Mary she might not further go –
Welcome thatch, and litter below!

Sadness (Through The Willows)
Sadness through the willows, sheep and cows are in their stables.
Rain is falling, sun is going, wintertime is coming.
While the moon is weeping, I am riding through the cold wind.
I sit on a horse of silver, like the king of heaven.
Sadness, sadness, sadness.

Here In A Land
Here in a land, where the love is bigger than war,
Grows a purple flower into to the beauty skies.


Dandelion
In a land with flying cows, they fly to the sky and they're all high.
On a willow with growing ties, they reach my eyes, I'm loving ties.
My mind's eye sees tangeringe trees, my hands pick dandelion.
Jumping gnomes in a magic land, they jump fro and sing, they're having fun.
With a pillow on a cloud, I'm dreaming so deep, 'most every week.
My mind's eye sees tangeringe trees, my hands pick dandelion.

I See Rainbows
I see rainbows in the skies.
Wondering why, I don't know why.
Inner light, stairs on heaven.
Opening doors, flying horse.
In my mind is a light.
On my side, changing light.

You're Unique
Father superior makes a mistake.
Policemen are coming to steal there our brains.
And I feel that hypocrisy lives too much here.
It's a joke that you can't live in here.
Why you must live like the other one, I've it done.
Why don't you bring me your mind in my one.
When you don't think about individuality.
You're unique, you don't know what you've done.
Maybe, you're not a superstar.
Why you must live like the other one, I've it done.

I Lost Myself
I lost myself in my bed of sickness.
I didn't want to see the light of summertime.
Everyone's an ego.
While it's getting better I record this muzak song.
In hope of future, I will laugh again.