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Le concept 

Comment un collectif Français peut réunir aux quatre coins de la planète des artistes pour sortir un album et ses vidéos, sans s'être jamais rencontrés !

L'association DAMde8, né en 2019, basé à Bordeaux (France), regroupe une trentaine de personnes ( artistes et intervenants confondus, de pays différents).

Quinze de ces intervenants ont su mettre en pratique leurs compétences et les principes de collaboration insufflés par DAMde8. Aujourd'hui, ils vous présentent l'album "The Life of Major Jones", orchestré par le collectif Major Kami et leur invité, Sarah Jay Hawley, du groupe Massive Attack.

Le défi qu'ils se sont lancés pour cet album electropop, visité par l'esprit de David Bowie, a été de parler de sa vie sans qu'aucune fois son nom ne soit prononcé dans les paroles des chansons.


Fabrication de l'album

Denis Expert débute les compositions en 2020, sur un coin de sa table de salle à manger, avec un mini clavier maître, ce qui lui a permis de tout enregistrer sur son ordinateur, en composant aussi les mélodies qu'il fredonnait en yaourt.

Son ami Dan Burkhart, compositeur, arrangeur et ingénieur du son, est venu mettre sa main à la pâte.
Grâce à lui, la production sonore et harmonique ont pris un sens affirmé.
Fallait-il encore trouver un ou une chanteuse !

Comme Denis recherche en permanence sur les réseaux sociaux, il sollicite plusieurs chanteurs et chanteuses, mais son choix se dirige très rapidement vers une voix féminine pour éviter une «compétition masculine» avec la voix de David Bowie.

Après plusieurs essais infructueux, et des abandons, il entend la voix de cette chanteuse canadienne qui vit à Singapour. Sans la connaître il propose à cette artiste d'écouter les chansons en yaourt. Elle a adoré le thème qu'il lui proposait.

De son véritable nom Camille Miller, celle-ci s'est impliquée en tant qu'auteure.

Pour certaines de leurs chansons, les textes proviennent totalement d'elle (Burns in the Barns; Mystical Musical Maze...), ou de lui (Major Jones; Coco Dancing...).

Maintenant les scènes françaises se préparent pour 2024 avec Dyonne, la troisième chanteuse qui incarnera Major Kami.

A partir de ces chansons, les intervenants séduits par cet univers se sont épanouis en créant des visuels et des vidéos. Impossible ici de mentionner les noms de tous les contributeurs qui interviennent dans leur domaine. Vous trouverez le lien de toute leur bio mentionné en bas de page.

 Liens

Major Jones
Coco Dancing
A Better Future

Major Jones

Tous les êtres humains vivant sur Terre pensent inévitablement à ceux qui les ont quittés et ont marqué leur esprit à jamais.

Lui aussi est entré dans nos esprits :
Major Jones, un savant compositeur et concepteur, naviguant dans l'espace intersidéral, cherche celui qu'il a créé et qu'il avait envoyé dans le cosmos, il y a de cela quelques années...
Où es-tu Major Tom ?

Paroles

Where is major tom
Are you facing him
Or further away
Further than you ever hoped to go
Explore for us this space so bewitching
Are you well there
Have you saved a place for us
Discover you on this space stage
The station of stations
Only the svom satellite could find you
Carry your messages to us

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
Cause the Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us

Can you hear us
Humming your songs
Garson driving your ship
Like planets in motion
They are all moving
To bring you our messages

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Words fail me
The Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us

Where is major tom
Are you sure he's further away
Further than you could have imagined
There's nothing I can do
Major
For you
Major Jones

Parolier: Denis Expert

Coco Dancing

Cette femme de l'ombre, Coco Schwab, s'est dévouée pour soutenir l'artiste avec qui la complicité fut grande.

Elle était présente dans toutes ses épreuves les plus extrêmes.

Proche de cette superstar, elle l'a sauvée pour le voir s'envoler vers les plus hauts sommets.

Alors elle a bien mérité de danser

Paroles

Coco Dancing

Control tower
Plays tricks on us
Without any diversions
It is so straight
Seems untouchable
Imagine it moving
Take three steps
Protecting him
Give everything to save him

Coco dancing coco dancing
Dancing in the head
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the shadow of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
Dance until his death
Coco dancing coco dancing
Journey to infinity
You gave him your time and more

Make him light up engines
Make him come out of the fog
Lead him onto the runway
Let him go
Let him fly
Let him game
Let him run away

You played your part
Run away
You played your part
Run away
You played your part

I dance on the tarmac
See him rise
Uncontrollable man
To the sky of his
Destiny

Coco dancing coco dancing
On my control screen
Coco dancing coco dancing
Main man never let
Me down
Never let me down

Coco dancing coco dancing
It's so beautiful in my head
Really
Really
Beautiful
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the arms of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
And tells us he gave me his time and more

Parolier: Denis Expert

A Better Future

Nous avons pris plaisir à reprendre cette superbe chanson parce ses paroles sont toujours d'actualité et que l'electro-pop que nous proposons, avec sa voix robotisé, donne une autre ampleur, une forme de nostalgie qui resurgirait du passé pour à nouveau se faire entendre.

Le paradoxe de notre temps, des machines prenant plus de pouvoir, donne plus de mal aux nouvelles générations à trouver leur place.

Chanson d'un genre rock, sortie en juin 2002 dans l'album Heathen, autant écouter les explications données en Interview par l'auteur lui-même !
David Bowie à propos de "A Better Future"

Paroles

A Better Future


Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop wanting you
Please make sure we get tomorrow
All this pain and all the sorrow
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop needing you
Give my children sunny smile
Give them moon and cloudless sky
I demand a better future
I might just stop loving you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
From factory to field
How many tears must fall
Down there below
Nothing
Nothing is moving
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop needing you
I might stop loving you

Hey men
Hey men
Better future
Better future
I demand a better future

Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
Better future
Better future
Better future
Better future

Lyrics : David Bowie

Major Jones

All human beings living on Earth inevitably think of those who have left them and marked their minds forever.

He too has entered our minds:
Major Jones, a scientist, composer and designer, sailing in outer space, is looking for the one he created and sent out into the cosmos all those years ago...
Where are you Major Tom?

Lyrics

Where is major tom
Are you facing him
Or further away
Further than you ever hoped to go
Explore for us this space so bewitching
Are you well there
Have you saved a place for us
Discover you on this space stage
The station of stations
Only the svom satellite could find you
Carry your messages to us

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
Cause the Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us
Can you hear us
Humming your songs
Garson driving your ship
Like planets in motion
They are all moving
To bring you our messages

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Words fail me
The Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us

Where is major tom
Are you sure he's further away
Further than you could have imagined
There's nothing I can do
Major
For you
Major Jones

Parolier: Denis Expert

Coco Dancing

This woman of the shadows, Coco Schwab, devoted herself to supporting an artist with whom she had a great complicity.
She was present in all his most extreme trials.
Close to this superstar, she saved him to see him fly to the highest summits.

So she deserved to dance!

Lyrics

Coco Dancing

Control tower
Plays tricks on us
Without any diversions
It is so straight
Seems untouchable
Imagine it moving
Take three steps
Protecting him
Give everything to save him

Coco dancing coco dancing
Dancing in the head
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the shadow of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
Dance until his death
Coco dancing coco dancing
Journey to infinity
You gave him your time and more

Make him light up engines
Make him come out of the fog
Lead him onto the runway
Let him go
Let him fly
Let him game
Let him run away

You played your part
Run away
You played your part
Run away
You played your part

I dance on the tarmac
See him rise
Uncontrollable man
To the sky of his
Destiny

Coco dancing coco dancing
On my control screen
Coco dancing coco dancing
Main man never let
Me down
Never let me down

Coco dancing coco dancing
It's so beautiful in my head
Really
Really
Beautiful
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the arms of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
And tells us he gave me his time and more

Parolier: Denis Expert

A Better Future

We took pleasure in covering this superb song because its lyrics are still relevant today and the electro-pop that we propose, with its robotic voice, gives another dimension, a form of nostalgia that resurfaces from the past to be heard again.

The paradox of our time, with machines taking more power, makes it harder for new generations to find their place.

Song of a rock genre, released in June 2002 in the album Heathen, you might as well listen to the explanations given in the interview by the author himself!
David Bowie on "A Better Future"

Lyrics

A Better Future


Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop wanting you
Please make sure we get tomorrow
All this pain and all the sorrow
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop needing you
Give my children sunny smile
Give them moon and cloudless sky
I demand a better future
I might just stop loving you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
From factory to field
How many tears must fall
Down there below
Nothing
Nothing is moving
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop needing you
I might stop loving you

Hey men
Hey men
Better future
Better future
I demand a better future

Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
Better future
Better future
Better future
Better future

Lyrics : David Bowie

Skandal
IYOAB
Burns In The Barns

Skandal

Message d'espoir pour les nouvelles générations.

Skandal parle de la différence, de ces regards jetés vers les inadaptés à notre société... Scandaleux/androgynes/artistiques/libre de nos apparences, la chanson célèbre aussi ceux d'entre nous qui ne s'intègrent pas tout à fait.

Les questions sont posées :
Qui seront les enfants de demain ? Comment vont-ils s'accepter, trouveront-ils leur mode de fonctionnement, oseront-ils être ce qu'ils veulent être ?

Paroles

Skandal

Dripping head to toe red debonair
Sequins in your eyes lightening bolts and tears
Hover above us in the night like fireflies
Drawn to your flame a death by candle light, light

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Battered butterfly let yourself be free
The beauty you posses breathes scandalous envy
Echos of laughter delusional disaster
Drawn to your flame in death remain
So scandalous
Five years

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
So free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
Serendipity
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow


Lyrics: Camille Miller

IYOAB

In Yellow Orange And Blue; portons haut les couleurs de la joie de vivre, de l'ouverture d'esprit, de la liberté de se mouvoir en créant perpétuellement.

Même si cette chanson fait allusion à une superstar qui avait un sens aigüe du design, nous sommes tous concernés et capable de prendre dans nos bras ce bouquet de couleurs...that's LIFE !

Paroles

IYOAB (In yellow orange and blue)

Well well well
Well well well
In yellow orange and blue
Or in « Tokyo pop » kabuki, wouhou !
Plic plac, spider web covering him
And golden hands to excite you
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin to the English flag
He comes from pop rock
Where glam is king
And of which he is the king of.

No one can replace him
Or burning star for a very long time…
Hey gave a good show,
Good show…

In yellow orange and blue
Who is this young fool
Kabuki of the kabuki's who
Descends from the Mod's
Overcoming elegance
To rises to the top of the Pop
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin that he puts on (me and you)
To change us
And leave us
Floating in his values

No one can replace him
A burning star a very long time
He gave a good show
Good show

It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Colours won't let me down
Colours won't let me down
It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Your colours won't let me down

If you see him by chance
Tell him I kept all his clothes,
Why don't you come and try them on
You will feel so much better !

Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down

Well well well

Lyrics : Denis Expert

Burns In The Barns

Est-il possible d'éviter le pire ?

Terry Burns a disparu sous un train. Son choix était plus fort que lui. On considère ces actes comme de la folie mais qui sait au fond qu'elles sont les blessures aussi profondes qui animent ce désespoir?

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.Ernest Hemingway à ce sujet disait que son père était un lâche de s'être suicidé...mais lui-même, des années plus tard, a provoqué cet acte !

La voix de Major Kami est slamée, par moment, pour donner plus de profondeur au texte. La musique volontairement tourmentée, active comme une folie passagère, nous emporte avec elle, faisant en sorte de nous transmettre un message qui nous dépasse, comme un acte manqué.

Paroles

BURNS IN THE BARNS

Here comes the paranoia
Here comes the jealousy
Unnerving me
Spiralling down the rabbit hole
Flames in the cracks of the pavement
Pulling me to the sky
I need to sleep
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Shame I can't be like you
Shame we can't save me
I need to sleep
Sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Madness left all alone
John Coltrane to cleanse my soul a saxophone, rare devil's beat
Soaring highs smash to my feet
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack
Two children raised with love
Jazz flowing through our blood
You shot up through the stars
You shot up through the stars
I’m left here behind bars
With pills,
Windows that dont open
Crazy
Please dont leave me on these rails
Its such a lonely ending
Shadows inside my head
Voices speaking Kerouac
Inside this addled brain
Voices conspire
Coulsdon tracks are calling me
Snowy silent enemy
Snowy silent enemy

Take me
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Pulling me up to the sky
Lash out climb to the walls
I need to sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
I need to sleep
I need
I need to sleep
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack

Lyrics : Camille Miller

Skandal

Message of hope for the new generations.

Skandal is about difference, about looking at the misfits in our society... Scandalous/androgynous/artistic/free of our appearances, the song also celebrates those of us who don't quite fit in.

The questions are asked:
Who will be the children of tomorrow ? How will they accept themselves, find their ways of functioning, dare to be what they want to be ?

Lyrics

Skandal

Dripping head to toe red debonair
Sequins in your eyes lightening bolts and tears
Hover above us in the night like fireflies
Drawn to your flame a death by candle light, light

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Battered butterfly let yourself be free
The beauty you posses breathes scandalous envy
Echos of laughter delusional disaster
Drawn to your flame in death remain
So scandalous
Five years

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
So free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
Serendipity
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow


Lyrics: Camille Miller

IYOAB

In Yellow Orange And Blue; let's wear the colours of "la joie de vivre"(the joy of living), open-mindedness, freedom to move and create in perpetuity.

Even if this song refers to a superstar who had a keen sense of design, we are all concerned and capable of embracing this bouquet of colours...c'est la VIE !

Lyrics

IYOAB (In yellow orange and blue)

Well well well
Well well well
In yellow orange and blue
Or in « Tokyo pop » kabuki, wouhou !
Plic plac, spider web covering him
And golden hands to excite you
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin to the English flag
He comes from pop rock
Where glam is king
And of which he is the king of.

No one can replace him
Or burning star for a very long time…
Hey gave a good show,
Good show…

In yellow orange and blue
Who is this young fool
Kabuki of the kabuki's who
Descends from the Mod's
Overcoming elegance
To rises to the top of the Pop
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin that he puts on (me and you)
To change us
And leave us
Floating in his values

No one can replace him
A burning star a very long time
He gave a good show
Good show

It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Colours won't let me down
Colours won't let me down
It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Your colours won't let me down

If you see him by chance
Tell him I kept all his clothes,
Why don't you come and try them on
You will feel so much better !

Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down

Well well well

Lyrics : Denis Expert

Burns In The Barns

Is it possible to avoid the worst?

Terry Burns disappeared under a train. His choice was stronger than he was. These acts are seen as madness, but who knows what deep wounds animate this despair?

Ernest Hemingway said that his father was a coward for killing himself...but he himself, years later, provoked this act!
Major Kami's voice is slammed, at times, to give more depth to the text. The music is deliberately tormented, active like a temporary madness, and takes us with it, conveying a message that goes beyond us, like a failed act.

Lyrics

BURNS IN THE BARNS

Here comes the paranoia
Here comes the jealousy
Unnerving me
Spiralling down the rabbit hole
Flames in the cracks of the pavement
Pulling me to the sky
I need to sleep
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Shame I can't be like you
Shame we can't save me
I need to sleep
Sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Madness left all alone
John Coltrane to cleanse my soul a saxophone, rare devil's beat
Soaring highs smash to my feet
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack
Two children raised with love
Jazz flowing through our blood
You shot up through the stars
You shot up through the stars
I’m left here behind bars
With pills,
Windows that dont open
Crazy
Please dont leave me on these rails
Its such a lonely ending
Shadows inside my head
Voices speaking Kerouac
Inside this addled brain
Voices conspire
Coulsdon tracks are calling me
Snowy silent enemy
Snowy silent enemy

Take me
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Pulling me up to the sky
Lash out climb to the walls
I need to sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
I need to sleep
I need
I need to sleep
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack

Lyrics : Camille Miller
Wild Bo...
Smuggle In The Strange
Modern Love

Wild Bo...

Saray Jay Hawley, de Massive Attack dans l'album « Mezzanine » nous dit :

Je suis très fière de participer à cet EP3, cet album à venir de Major Kami, en tant que guest star !

Nous nous sommes réunis pour créer Wild Bo - Denis Expert de DAMde8 - un collectif d'artistes français - m'a invité à célébrer David Bowie... Dan Burkhart, un glorieux producteur, a façonné le son - Grace Griffin a reconstitué le cosmos pour la video - Laure Fescourt a dansé si merveilleusement - Phil Cheshire a enregistré ma voix et a masqué ma cuisine sur fond vert - ..... Ainsi, en plein Covid 2019, à partir d'une arrière-cour à Reims pour la danseuse et d'un évier de cuisine dans le Yorkshire pour moi, nous avons fait quelque chose de beau, de la musique, de nouveaux amis, de l'art, de l'amour, des rires...

Paroles

Wild bo…

You came into my life
Took my teenage hand and helped me
Understand
Who i'm, my place here
The man who fell into my hell with the tip of a knife cut through the veil
A holy man with
Alien eyes
Gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it whisper to you
Whisper to me
Whisper to me

God only knows you stole
Stole into my soul invincible
Eye of gold
See inside my shadow
And whisper to me

Cos now im here held forever in your mystery
And the shows about to begin for you
Stripped away
From your body
My wild bo…
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me
With a tip of a knife cut
Through the veil
You gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you
With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you

With your whole soul
Come back to me
Come back to me

Lyrics : Sarah Jay Hawley/Denis Expert

Smuggle In The Strange

Major Kami nous dit :

"Denis Expert m'a demandé d'essayer de trouver des paroles pour cette chanson en suivant une astuce appelée "the cut up method", bien connue de David Bowie. Cette technique vient de l'écrivain William S Burroughs.

J'ai imprimé la biographie de Bowie sur son site Web, ainsi que de nombreuses critiques d'albums et de singles, et j'ai commencé à lire, en soulignant tout ce qui me semblait intéressant !

Après de nombreuses modifications, Smuggle in the Strange est le résultat final.

Les lignes d'introduction résument bien ce que j'ai ressenti en travaillant sur ce projet : "L'histoire d'une vie".

C'était amusant de créer une histoire à laquelle on peut se rattacher de plusieurs façons."

Paroles

Smuggle In The Strange

Here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move
Down a rabbit hole
Sit back
Buckle up tight
Enjoy the ride
This is the story of a lifetime


Switched off the solo star spotlight
An unqualified triumph
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater
Heart's filthy lesson
Of delicious conceit
A distorted mirror that renders
You switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
How much sugar is needed
To smuggle in the strange?


Light years a head
Of anyone else
Chasing scary monsters and super creeps
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Still refusing to cater
And here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move and down the rabbit hole
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
The iron curtain still firmly divide


Lyrics : Camille Miller

Modern Love

Cette reprise que nous concevons, dédiée à David Bowie, apporte un autre regard à l'interprétation rock de l' artiste grâce aux arrangements electropop du producteur musical Dan Burkhart et à la voix de Major Kami qui réalise là une performance, une sorte de « questions/réponses », en doublant sa voix dont l'une d'elle suit la ligne mélodique de David Bowie. Moderne Love est la première titre de l'album "Let's dance"de David Bowie. La chanson lui a été inspirée par Little Richard. Le thème est une lutte entre Dieu et l'homme.

Paroles

Modern Love

I know when to go out Know when to stay in Get things done

I catch a paper boy
But things don't really change I'm standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye (bye-bye)
But I try, I try
But I try, I try, try
Get things done
I'm standing in the wind There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm I'm lying
I'm lying in the rain
But I never
But I never wave bye-bye Bye-bye
But I try, I try....
I try, I try....
I'm standing in the wind

Never gonna fall for
(Modern love)
Never gonna fall for, fall for (Modern love)
Walks beside me, walks beside me, Walks on by
(Modern love)
Gets me to the...
Gets me to the church on time (Church on time)
Terrifies me, terrifies me...
(Church on time)
Makes me party, makes me party... (Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man
(God and man)
No confession
No religion, no religion,
(Church on time)
Don't believe in modern love Charm, charm, charm
(Church on time)
Charm, charm

Solo Sax

I'm standing in the wind But I never wave bye-bye But I try, I try
Try

Never gonna fall for, (Modern love) Never gonna fall for, Walks beside me, (Modern love) Walks beside me, Walks beside me, Walks on by (Modern love)

Gets me to the church on time, (Gets me to the church on time) Terrifies me, terrifies me, (Church on time)

Makes me party, makes me party (Makes me party)
(Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man (Makes me party)

(Church on time)

Charm, charm,
God and man
No religion, no religion
No confession
Don't believe in modern love
No region
Walks beside me, walks beside me... Church on time
Modern Love

lyrics : David Bowie

Wild Bo...

Saray Jay Hawley, from Massive Attack in the album « Mezzanine » tells us:

I'm very proud to be part of this EP3, this upcoming Major Kami album, as a guest star!

We came together to create Wild Bo - Denis Expert of DAMde8 - a French artist collective - invited me to celebrate David Bowie... Dan Burkhart, a glorious producer, shaped the sound - Grace Griffin re-enacted the cosmos for the video - Laure Fescourt danced so beautifully - Phil Cheshire recorded my voice and masked my kitchen on a green background - ..... So, in the middle of Covid 2020, from a backyard in Reims for the dancer and a kitchen sink in Yorkshire for me, we made something beautiful, music, new friends, art, love, laughter...

Lyrics

Wild bo…

You came into my life
Took my teenage hand and helped me
Understand
Who i'm, my place here
The man who fell into my hell with the tip of a knife cut through the veil
A holy man with
Alien eyes
Gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it whisper to you
Whisper to me
Whisper to me

God only knows you stole
Stole into my soul invincible
Eye of gold
See inside my shadow
And whisper to me

Cos now im here held forever in your mystery
And the shows about to begin for you
Stripped away
From your body
My wild bo…
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me
With a tip of a knife cut
Through the veil
You gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you
With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you

With your whole soul
Come back to me
Come back to me

Lyrics : Sarah Jay Hawley/Denis Expert

Smuggle In The Strange

Major Kami said:

"Denis Expert asked me to try and come up with lyrics for this song
following a trick called "the cut up method", well known to David Bowie. This technique comes from the writer William S Burroughs.

I printed off Bowie's biography from his website along with many reviews from albums and singles and began reading, highlighting anything cool that popped up!
After many edits, Smuggle in the Strange is the final result.

The intro lines basically sum up how I was feeling about working on this project.."A story of a lifetime."
It was fun creating a story that could be related to in many ways ».

Lyrics

Smuggle In The Strange

Here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move
Down a rabbit hole
Sit back
Buckle up tight
Enjoy the ride
This is the story of a lifetime


Switched off the solo star spotlight
An unqualified triumph
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater
Heart's filthy lesson
Of delicious conceit
A distorted mirror that renders
You switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
How much sugar is needed
To smuggle in the strange?


Light years a head
Of anyone else
Chasing scary monsters and super creeps
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Still refusing to cater
And here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move and down the rabbit hole
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
The iron curtain still firmly divide


Lyrics : Camille Miller

Modern Love

This cover we are designing, dedicated to David Bowie, brings another look at the artist's rock interpretation thanks to the electropop arrangements of music producer Dan Burkhart and the voice of Major Kami, who performs a sort of "question and answer" by doubling his voice, one of which follows David Bowie's melodic line. Moderne Love is the first track of David Bowie's album "Let's dance". The song was inspired by Little Richard. The theme is a struggle between God and man.

Lyrics

Modern Love

I know when to go out Know when to stay in Get things done

I catch a paper boy
But things don't really change I'm standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye (bye-bye)
But I try, I try
But I try, I try, try
Get things done
I'm standing in the wind There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm I'm lying
I'm lying in the rain
But I never
But I never wave bye-bye Bye-bye
But I try, I try....
I try, I try....
I'm standing in the wind

Never gonna fall for
(Modern love)
Never gonna fall for, fall for (Modern love)
Walks beside me, walks beside me, Walks on by
(Modern love)
Gets me to the...
Gets me to the church on time (Church on time)
Terrifies me, terrifies me...
(Church on time)
Makes me party, makes me party... (Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man
(God and man)
No confession
No religion, no religion,
(Church on time)
Don't believe in modern love Charm, charm, charm
(Church on time)
Charm, charm

Solo Sax

I'm standing in the wind But I never wave bye-bye But I try, I try
Try

Never gonna fall for, (Modern love) Never gonna fall for, Walks beside me, (Modern love) Walks beside me, Walks beside me, Walks on by (Modern love)

Gets me to the church on time, (Gets me to the church on time) Terrifies me, terrifies me, (Church on time)

Makes me party, makes me party (Makes me party)
(Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man (Makes me party)

(Church on time)

Charm, charm,
God and man
No religion, no religion
No confession
Don't believe in modern love
No region
Walks beside me, walks beside me... Church on time
Modern Love

lyrics : David Bowie
Infinite Light
Mystical Musical Maze

Infinite Light

Denis m'a donné ce morceau avec sa voix de guide, chantant dans une langue 'imaginaire'... Juste des phrasés et des sons... Il m'a demandé de trouver un texte correspondant... Le morceau m'a immédiatement fait penser à 'The Tide is High' de Blondie, et j'ai pensé que c'était très amusant et insolent.

Une fois que j'ai eu la première ligne, le morceau s'est écrit tout seul. J'ai imaginé comment nous prions tous nos différentes "divinités du tableau de bord" - et la vision de ces magnifiques sauveurs en plastique art-déco m'est venue à l'esprit.

Denis m'a alors demandé d'ajouter quelque chose à propos de "Blue Beam", une théorie de conspiration sur la Nasa et l'ONU, qui répand une nouvelle religion sur terre grâce à une technologie puissante. .... Pour moi, la chanson dit que je suis heureux de m'en tenir à nos Bouddhas, Jésus, Ganesha et tous les dieux que nous représentons sur le tableau de bord de nos voitures, face à une nouvelle religion créée pour supprimer toute individualité. .... Un sujet lourd pour une chanson aussi légère... Tout doit être pris à la légère ! (Camille Miller, parolière)

Paroles

Infinite Light


When it gets tough
Tough
We look for common binds
One day down
Deep end swimming
Give me something
To feel alright
Any signs here of life
Laughter rage sex devotion
Cure my mind
I'm diving off the deep end


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


Enter the new world order
One storm
The sky is a movie screen
You cry
Blue Beam
One storm
You cry


When the fear's big
Big
We look for all the signs
Feel so down
Deep end swimming
Pray to you tonight
Pray to you tonight


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


My pain
You take
Your plastic beauty
Has my faith
Art deco goddess
On my dashboard
Infinite light


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Give me ganesha
Son of shiva
Watch over me
Art deco jesus on the dashboard
Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light

Paroles : Camille Miller


Mystical Musical Maze

Nous étions encore enfermés (Covid) quand ce morceau a été écrit, et j'ai imaginé les disques vinyles de Bowie comme une élixir sonore et spirituelle à toute la négativité qui régnait. J'ai l'impression que sa musique est d'un autre monde, et un monde dont nous bénéficions tous !
(Camille Miller, parolière)

Inspirations : Nos références pour les claps dans les couplets mais aussi les enchevêtrements des voix dans les refrains sont un clin d'oeil à la soul, à la Motown et à la façon dont David Bowie avait exploité les voix dans son album "Young Americans" . (Denis Expert, producteur indépendant de DAMde8)

Dan Burkhart, l'arrangeur, co-compositeur et ingénieur du son a apporté ici une technicité remarquable.

Paroles

MYSTICAL MUSICAL MAZE


verse 1


Outside outcast
Trying to make a breakthrough
An invisible line keeping me from you
Thereʼs a better me waiting on the other side
Counting down the minutes
The minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr a heavenly touch
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars

chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



verse 2


How long dazed and fraying at the edges
Invisible lines keep us climbing up our cages
Counting down the minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr of angels we trust
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars
Outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust


chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



Beautiful
Let it all fall down
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Let the lovers dance
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Beautiful



Parolière : Camille Miler

Infinite Light

Denis gave me this piece with his guiding voice, singing in an 'imaginary' language... Just phrasing and sounds... He asked me to find a corresponding text... The song immediately reminded me of Blondie's 'The Tide is High', and I thought it was very funny and cheeky.

Once I had the first line, the song wrote itself. I imagined how we all pray to our various 'dashboard deities' - and the vision of these beautiful art-deco plastic saviours came to mind.

Denis then asked me to add something about "Blue Beam", a conspiracy theory about NASA and the UN spreading a new religion on earth through powerful technology. .... For me, the song says I'm happy to stick with our Buddhas, Jesus, Ganesha and all the gods we represent on the dashboard of our cars, in the face of a new religion created to suppress all individuality. .... A heavy subject for such a light song... Everything should be taken lightly! (Camille Miller, lyricist)

Lyrics

Infinite Light


When it gets tough
Tough
We look for common binds
One day down
Deep end swimming
Give me something
To feel alright
Any signs here of life
Laughter rage sex devotion
Cure my mind
I'm diving off the deep end


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


Enter the new world order
One storm
The sky is a movie screen
You cry
Blue Beam
One storm
You cry


When the fear's big
Big
We look for all the signs
Feel so down
Deep end swimming
Pray to you tonight
Pray to you tonight


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


My pain
You take
Your plastic beauty
Has my faith
Art deco goddess
On my dashboard
Infinite light


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Give me ganesha
Son of shiva
Watch over me
Art deco jesus on the dashboard
Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light


Lyriciste : Camille Miller


Mystical Musical Maze

We were still locked up (Covid), when this piece was written, and I imagined Bowie's vinyl records as a sonic and spiritual elixir to all the negativity that was going on. I feel like his music is another world, and one that we all benefit from! (Camille Miller, lyricist)

Our references for the claps in the verses but also the intertwining of the choruses in the choruses are a nod to soul, motown and the way David Bowie exploited the voices in his album "Young Americans". (Denis Expert, independent producer of DAMde8).

Dan Burkhart, the arranger, co composer and sound engineer, has brought a remarkable technicality to the table.

Lyrics

MYSTICAL MUSICAL MAZE


verse 1


Outside outcast
Trying to make a breakthrough
An invisible line keeping me from you
Thereʼs a better me waiting on the other side
Counting down the minutes
The minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr a heavenly touch
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars

chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



verse 2


How long dazed and fraying at the edges
Invisible lines keep us climbing up our cages
Counting down the minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr of angels we trust
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars
Outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust


chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



Beautiful
Let it all fall down
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Let the lovers dance
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Beautiful



lyriciste : Camille Miler

Major Jones

Tous les êtres humains vivant sur Terre pensent inévitablement à ceux qui les ont quittés et ont marqué leur esprit à jamais.

Lui aussi est entré dans nos esprits :
Major Jones, un savant compositeur et concepteur, naviguant dans l'espace intersidéral, cherche celui qu'il a créé et qu'il avait envoyé dans le cosmos, il y a de cela quelques années...
Où es-tu Major Tom ?

Paroles

Where is major tom
Are you facing him
Or further away
Further than you ever hoped to go
Explore for us this space so bewitching
Are you well there
Have you saved a place for us
Discover you on this space stage
The station of stations
Only the svom satellite could find you
Carry your messages to us

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
Cause the Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us

Can you hear us
Humming your songs
Garson driving your ship
Like planets in motion
They are all moving
To bring you our messages

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Words fail me
The Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us

Where is major tom
Are you sure he's further away
Further than you could have imagined
There's nothing I can do
Major
For you
Major Jones

Parolier: Denis Expert

Coco Dancing

Cette femme de l'ombre, Coco Schwab, s'est dévouée pour soutenir l'artiste avec qui la complicité fut grande.

Elle était présente dans toutes ses épreuves les plus extrêmes.

Proche de cette superstar, elle l'a sauvée pour le voir s'envoler vers les plus hauts sommets.

Alors elle a bien mérité de danser !

Paroles

Coco Dancing

Control tower
Plays tricks on us
Without any diversions
It is so straight
Seems untouchable
Imagine it moving
Take three steps
Protecting him
Give everything to save him

Coco dancing coco dancing
Dancing in the head
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the shadow of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
Dance until his death
Coco dancing coco dancing
Journey to infinity
You gave him your time and more

Make him light up engines
Make him come out of the fog
Lead him onto the runway
Let him go
Let him fly
Let him game
Let him run away

You played your part
Run away
You played your part
Run away
You played your part

I dance on the tarmac
See him rise
Uncontrollable man
To the sky of his
Destiny

Coco dancing coco dancing
On my control screen
Coco dancing coco dancing
Main man never let
Me down
Never let me down

Coco dancing coco dancing
It's so beautiful in my head
Really
Really
Beautiful
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the arms of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
And tells us he gave me his time and more

Parolier: Denis Expert

A Better Future

Nous avons pris plaisir à reprendre cette superbe chanson parce ses paroles sont toujours d'actualité et que l'electro-pop que nous proposons, avec sa voix robotisé, donne une autre ampleur, une forme de nostalgie qui resurgirait du passé pour à nouveau se faire entendre.

Le paradoxe de notre temps, des machines prenant plus de pouvoir, donne plus de mal aux nouvelles générations à trouver leur place.

Chanson d'un genre rock, sortie en juin 2002 dans l'album Heathen, autant écouter les explications données en Interview par l'auteur lui-même !
David Bowie à propos de "A Better Future"

Paroles

A Better Future


Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop wanting you
Please make sure we get tomorrow
All this pain and all the sorrow
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop needing you
Give my children sunny smile
Give them moon and cloudless sky
I demand a better future
I might just stop loving you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
From factory to field
How many tears must fall
Down there below
Nothing
Nothing is moving
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop needing you
I might stop loving you

Hey men
Hey men
Better future
Better future
I demand a better future

Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
Better future
Better future
Better future
Better future

Lyrics : David Bowie

Skandal

Message d'espoir pour les nouvelles générations.


Skandal parle de la différence, de ces regards jetés vers les inadaptés à notre société... Scandaleux/androgynes/artistiques/libre de nos apparences, la chanson célèbre aussi ceux d'entre nous qui ne s'intègrent pas tout à fait.

Les questions sont posées :
Qui seront les enfants de demain ? Comment vont-ils s'accepter, trouveront-ils leur mode de fonctionnement, oseront-ils être ce qu'ils veulent être ?

Paroles

Skandal

Dripping head to toe red debonair
Sequins in your eyes lightening bolts and tears
Hover above us in the night like fireflies
Drawn to your flame a death by candle light, light

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Battered butterfly let yourself be free
The beauty you posses breathes scandalous envy
Echos of laughter delusional disaster
Drawn to your flame in death remain
So scandalous
Five years

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
So free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
Serendipity
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow


Lyrics: Camille Miller

IYOAB

In Yellow Orange And Blue; portons haut les couleurs de la joie de vivre, de l'ouverture d'esprit, de la liberté de se mouvoir en créant perpétuellement.

Même si cette chanson fait allusion à une superstar qui avait un sens aigüe du design, nous sommes tous concernés et capable de prendre dans nos bras ce bouquet de couleurs...that's LIFE !

Paroles

IYOAB (In yellow orange and blue)

Well well well
Well well well
In yellow orange and blue
Or in « Tokyo pop » kabuki, wouhou !
Plic plac, spider web covering him
And golden hands to excite you
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin to the English flag
He comes from pop rock
Where glam is king
And of which he is the king of.

No one can replace him
Or burning star for a very long time…
Hey gave a good show,
Good show…

In yellow orange and blue
Who is this young fool
Kabuki of the kabuki's who
Descends from the Mod's
Overcoming elegance
To rises to the top of the Pop
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin that he puts on (me and you)
To change us
And leave us
Floating in his values

No one can replace him
A burning star a very long time
He gave a good show
Good show

It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Colours won't let me down
Colours won't let me down
It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Your colours won't let me down

If you see him by chance
Tell him I kept all his clothes,
Why don't you come and try them on
You will feel so much better !

Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down

Well well well

Lyrics : Denis Expert

Bruns In The Barns

Est-il possible d'éviter le pire ?

Terry Burns a disparu sous un train. Son choix était plus fort que lui. On considère ces actes comme de la folie mais qui sait au fond qu'elles sont les blessures aussi profondes qui animent ce désespoir?

This is a block of text. Double-click this text to edit it.Ernest Hemingway à ce sujet disait que son père était un lâche de s'être suicidé...mais lui-même, des années plus tard, a provoqué cet acte !

La voix de Major Kami est slamée, par moment, pour donner plus de profondeur au texte. La musique volontairement tourmentée, active comme une folie passagère, nous emporte avec elle, faisant en sorte de nous transmettre un message qui nous dépasse, comme un acte manqué.

Paroles

BURNS IN THE BARNS

Here comes the paranoia
Here comes the jealousy
Unnerving me
Spiralling down the rabbit hole
Flames in the cracks of the pavement
Pulling me to the sky
I need to sleep
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Shame I can't be like you
Shame we can't save me
I need to sleep
Sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Madness left all alone
John Coltrane to cleanse my soul a saxophone, rare devil's beat
Soaring highs smash to my feet
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack
Two children raised with love
Jazz flowing through our blood
You shot up through the stars
You shot up through the stars
I’m left here behind bars
With pills,
Windows that dont open
Crazy
Please dont leave me on these rails
Its such a lonely ending
Shadows inside my head
Voices speaking Kerouac
Inside this addled brain
Voices conspire
Coulsdon tracks are calling me
Snowy silent enemy
Snowy silent enemy

Take me
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Pulling me up to the sky
Lash out climb to the walls
I need to sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
I need to sleep
I need
I need to sleep
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack

Lyrics : Camille Miller

Wild Bo...

Saray Jay Hawley, de Massive Attack dans l'album « Mezzanine » nous dit :

Je suis très fière de participer à cet EP3, cet album à venir de Major Kami, en tant que guest star !

Nous nous sommes réunis pour créer Wild Bo - Denis Expert de DAMde8 - un collectif d'artistes français - m'a invité à célébrer David Bowie... Dan Burkhart, un glorieux producteur, a façonné le son - Grace Griffin a reconstitué le cosmos pour la video - Laure Fescourt a dansé si merveilleusement - Phil Cheshire a enregistré ma voix et a masqué ma cuisine sur fond vert - ..... Ainsi, en plein Covid 2019, à partir d'une arrière-cour à Reims pour la danseuse et d'un évier de cuisine dans le Yorkshire pour moi, nous avons fait quelque chose de beau, de la musique, de nouveaux amis, de l'art, de l'amour, des rires...

Paroles

Wild bo…


You came into my life
Took my teenage hand and helped me
Understand
Who i'm, my place here
The man who fell into my hell with the tip of a knife cut through the veil
A holy man with
Alien eyes
Gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it whisper to you
Whisper to me
Whisper to me

God only knows you stole
Stole into my soul invincible
Eye of gold
See inside my shadow
And whisper to me

Cos now im here held forever in your mystery
And the shows about to begin for you
Stripped away
From your body
My wild bo…
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me
With a tip of a knife cut
Through the veil
You gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you
With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you

With your whole soul
Come back to me
Come back to me

Paroles : Sarah Jay Hawley/Denis Expert

Smuggle In The Strange

Major Kami nous dit :

"Denis Expert m'a demandé d'essayer de trouver des paroles pour cette chanson en suivant une astuce appelée "the cut up method", bien connue de David Bowie. Cette technique vient de l'écrivain William S Burroughs.
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J'ai imprimé la biographie de Bowie sur son site Web, ainsi que de nombreuses critiques d'albums et de singles, et j'ai commencé à lire, en soulignant tout ce qui me semblait intéressant !

Après de nombreuses modifications, Smuggle in the Strange est le résultat final.

Les lignes d'introduction résument bien ce que j'ai ressenti en travaillant sur ce projet : "L'histoire d'une vie".

C'était amusant de créer une histoire à laquelle on peut se rattacher de plusieurs façons."

Paroles

Smuggle In The Strange

Here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move
Down a rabbit hole
Sit back
Buckle up tight
Enjoy the ride
This is the story of a lifetime


Switched off the solo star spotlight
An unqualified triumph
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater
Heart's filthy lesson
Of delicious conceit
A distorted mirror that renders
You switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
How much sugar is needed
To smuggle in the strange?

Light years a head
Of anyone else
Chasing scary monsters and super creeps
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Still refusing to cater
And here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move and down the rabbit hole
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
The iron curtain still firmly divide

Paroles : Camille Miller

Modern Love

Cette reprise que nous concevons, dédiée à David Bowie, apporte un autre regard à l'interprétation rock de l' artiste grâce aux arrangements electropop du producteur musical Dan Burkhart et à la voix de Major Kami qui réalise là une performance, une sorte de « questions/réponses », en doublant sa voix dont l'une d'elle suit la ligne mélodique de David Bowie. Moderne Love est la première titre de l'album "Let's dance"de David Bowie. La chanson lui a été inspirée par Little Richard. Le thème est une lutte entre Dieu et l'homme.

Paroles

Modern Love

I know when to go out Know when to stay in Get things done

I catch a paper boy
But things don't really change I'm standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye (bye-bye)
But I try, I try
But I try, I try, try
Get things done
I'm standing in the wind There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm I'm lying
I'm lying in the rain
But I never
But I never wave bye-bye Bye-bye
But I try, I try....
I try, I try....
I'm standing in the wind

Never gonna fall for
(Modern love)
Never gonna fall for, fall for (Modern love)
Walks beside me, walks beside me, Walks on by
(Modern love)
Gets me to the...
Gets me to the church on time (Church on time)
Terrifies me, terrifies me...
(Church on time)
Makes me party, makes me party... (Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man
(God and man)
No confession
No religion, no religion,
(Church on time)
Don't believe in modern love Charm, charm, charm
(Church on time)
Charm, charm

I'm standing in the wind But I never wave bye-bye But I try, I try
Try

Never gonna fall for, (Modern love) Never gonna fall for, Walks beside me, (Modern love) Walks beside me, Walks beside me, Walks on by (Modern love)

Gets me to the church on time, (Gets me to the church on time) Terrifies me, terrifies me, (Church on time)

Makes me party, makes me party (Makes me party)
(Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man (Makes me party)

(Church on time)

Charm, charm,
God and man
No religion, no religion
No confession
Don't believe in modern love
No region
Walks beside me, walks beside me... Church on time
Modern Love

Paroles : David Bowie

Infinite Light

Denis m'a donné ce morceau avec sa voix de guide, chantant dans une langue 'imaginaire'... Juste des phrasés et des sons... Il m'a demandé de trouver un texte correspondant... Le morceau m'a immédiatement fait penser à 'The Tide is High' de Blondie, et j'ai pensé que c'était très amusant et insolent.

Une fois que j'ai eu la première ligne, le morceau s'est écrit tout seul. J'ai imaginé comment nous prions tous nos différentes "divinités du tableau de bord" - et la vision de ces magnifiques sauveurs en plastique art-déco m'est venue à l'esprit.

Denis m'a alors demandé d'ajouter quelque chose à propos de "Blue Beam", une théorie de conspiration sur la Nasa et l'ONU, qui répand une nouvelle religion sur terre grâce à une technologie puissante. .... Pour moi, la chanson dit que je suis heureux de m'en tenir à nos Bouddhas, Jésus, Ganesha et tous les dieux que nous représentons sur le tableau de bord de nos voitures, face à une nouvelle religion créée pour supprimer toute individualité. .... Un sujet lourd pour une chanson aussi légère... Tout doit être pris à la légère ! (Camille Miller, parolière)

Paroles

Infinite Light


When it gets tough
Tough
We look for common binds
One day down
Deep end swimming
Give me something
To feel alright
Any signs here of life
Laughter rage sex devotion
Cure my mind
I'm diving off the deep end


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


Enter the new world order
One storm
The sky is a movie screen
You cry
Blue Beam
One storm
You cry


When the fear's big
Big
We look for all the signs
Feel so down
Deep end swimming
Pray to you tonight
Pray to you tonight


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


My pain
You take
Your plastic beauty
Has my faith
Art deco goddess
On my dashboard
Infinite light


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Give me ganesha
Son of shiva
Watch over me
Art deco jesus on the dashboard
Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light

Paroles : Camille Miller


Mystical Musical Maze

Nous étions encore enfermés (Covid) quand ce morceau a été écrit, et j'ai imaginé les disques vinyles de Bowie comme une élixir sonore et spirituelle à toute la négativité qui régnait. J'ai l'impression que sa musique est d'un autre monde, et un monde dont nous bénéficions tous !
(Camille Miller, parolière)

Inspirations : Nos références pour les claps dans les couplets mais aussi les enchevêtrements des voix dans les refrains sont un clin d'oeil à la soul, à la Motown et à la façon dont David Bowie avait exploité les voix dans son album "Young Americans" . (Denis Expert, producteur indépendant de DAMde8)

Dan Burkhart, l'arrangeur, co-compositeur et ingénieur du son a apporté ici une technicité remarquable.

Paroles

MYSTICAL MUSICAL MAZE


verse 1


Outside outcast
Trying to make a breakthrough
An invisible line keeping me from you
Thereʼs a better me waiting on the other side
Counting down the minutes
The minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr a heavenly touch
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars

chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



verse 2


How long dazed and fraying at the edges
Invisible lines keep us climbing up our cages
Counting down the minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr of angels we trust
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars
Outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust


chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



Beautiful
Let it all fall down
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Let the lovers dance
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Beautiful



Parolière : Camille Miler

Major Jones

All human beings living on Earth inevitably think of those who have left them and marked their minds forever.

He too has entered our minds:
Major Jones, a scientist, composer and designer, sailing in outer space, is looking for the one he created and sent out into the cosmos all those years ago...
Where are you Major Tom?

Lyrics

MAJOR JONES


Where is major tom
Are you facing him
Or further away
Further than you ever hoped to go
Explore for us this space so bewitching
Are you well there
Have you saved a place for us
Discover you on this space stage
The station of stations
Only the svom satellite could find you
Carry your messages to us

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
Cause the Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us

Can you hear us
Humming your songs
Garson driving your ship
Like planets in motion
They are all moving
To bring you our messages

I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Words fail me
The Earth still loves us
I'm outfit ready
Ready to join you
Here the virus infects us
Life is sad words fail me
Nothing's over yet
Don't fail me
The Earth still loves us

Where is major tom
Are you sure he's further away
Further than you could have imagined
There's nothing I can do
Major
For you
Major Jones

Parolier: Denis Expert

Coco Dancing

This woman of the shadows, Coco Schwab, devoted herself to supporting an artist with whom she had a great complicity.
She was present in all his most extreme trials.
Close to this superstar, she saved him to see him fly to the highest summits.

So she deserved to dance!

Lyrics

Coco Dancing

Control tower
Plays tricks on us
Without any diversions
It is so straight
Seems untouchable
Imagine it moving
Take three steps
Protecting him
Give everything to save him

Coco dancing coco dancing
Dancing in the head
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the shadow of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
Dance until his death
Coco dancing coco dancing
Journey to infinity
You gave him your time and more

Make him light up engines
Make him come out of the fog
Lead him onto the runway
Let him go
Let him fly
Let him game
Let him run away

You played your part
Run away
You played your part
Run away
You played your part

I dance on the tarmac
See him rise
Uncontrollable man
To the sky of his
Destiny

Coco dancing coco dancing
On my control screen
Coco dancing coco dancing
Main man never let
Me down
Never let me down

Coco dancing coco dancing
It's so beautiful in my head
Really
Really
Beautiful
Coco dancing coco dancing
In the arms of the giant
Coco dancing coco dancing
And tells us he gave me his time and more

Parolier: Denis Expert

A Better Future

We took pleasure in covering this superb song because its lyrics are still relevant today and the electro-pop that we propose, with its robotic voice, gives another dimension, a form of nostalgia that resurfaces from the past to be heard again.

The paradox of our time, with machines taking more power, makes it harder for new generations to find their place.

Song of a rock genre, released in June 2002 in the album Heathen, you might as well listen to the explanations given in the interview by the author himself!
David Bowie à propos de "A Better Future"

Lyrics

A Better Future


Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop wanting you
Please make sure we get tomorrow
All this pain and all the sorrow
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop needing you
Give my children sunny smile
Give them moon and cloudless sky
I demand a better future
I might just stop loving you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
From factory to field
How many tears must fall
Down there below
Nothing
Nothing is moving
I might just stop wanting you
I might just stop needing you
I might stop loving you

Hey men
Hey men
Better future
Better future
I demand a better future

Please don't tear this world asunder
Please take back this fear we're under
I demand a better future
I might just stop needing you
I might just stop loving you

When we talk
We talk to you
When we walk
We walk to you
Better future
Better future
Better future
Better future

Lyrics : David Bowie

Skandal

Message of hope for the new generations.

Skandal is about difference, about looking at the misfits in our society... Scandalous/androgynous/artistic/free of our appearances, the song also celebrates those of us who don't quite fit in.

The questions are asked:
Who will be the children of tomorrow ? How will they accept themselves, find their ways of functioning, dare to be what they want to be ?

Lyrics

Skandal

Dripping head to toe red debonair
Sequins in your eyes lightening bolts and tears
Hover above us in the night like fireflies
Drawn to your flame a death by candle light, light

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Battered butterfly let yourself be free
The beauty you posses breathes scandalous envy
Echos of laughter delusional disaster
Drawn to your flame in death remain
So scandalous
Five years

Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal
Can you feel a
Cut up hard to handle, luscious little skandal

Free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
So free
Bathe in lush androgyny scandalous naivety
Serendipity
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow
It can never strop at style and grace
Ingenuity is not replaced
Strikes a pose and it becomes the show
Black star will forever grow


Lyrics: Camille Miller

IYOAB

In Yellow Orange And Blue; let's wear the colours of "la joie de vivre"(the joy of living), open-mindedness, freedom to move and create in perpetuity.

Even if this song refers to a superstar who had a keen sense of design, we are all concerned and capable of embracing this bouquet of colours...c'est la VIE !

Lyrics

IYOAB (In yellow orange and blue)

Well well well
Well well well
In yellow orange and blue
Or in « Tokyo pop » kabuki, wouhou !
Plic plac, spider web covering him
And golden hands to excite you
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin to the English flag
He comes from pop rock
Where glam is king
And of which he is the king of.

No one can replace him
Or burning star for a very long time…
Hey gave a good show,
Good show…

In yellow orange and blue
Who is this young fool
Kabuki of the kabuki's who
Descends from the Mod's
Overcoming elegance
To rises to the top of the Pop
In yellow orange and blue
A second skin that he puts on (me and you)
To change us
And leave us
Floating in his values

No one can replace him
A burning star a very long time
He gave a good show
Good show

It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Colours won't let me down
Colours won't let me down
It's time to kiss or we both will drown
Your colours won't let me down

If you see him by chance
Tell him I kept all his clothes,
Why don't you come and try them on
You will feel so much better !

Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down
Your colours won't let me down

Well well well

Lyrics : Denis Expert

Bruns In The Barns

Is it possible to avoid the worst?

Terry Burns disappeared under a train. His choice was stronger than he was. These acts are seen as madness, but who knows what deep wounds animate this despair?

Ernest Hemingway said that his father was a coward for killing himself...but he himself, years later, provoked this act!
Major Kami's voice is slammed, at times, to give more depth to the text. The music is deliberately tormented, active like a temporary madness, and takes us with it, conveying a message that goes beyond us, like a failed act.

Lyrics

BURNS IN THE BARNS

Here comes the paranoia
Here comes the jealousy
Unnerving me
Spiralling down the rabbit hole
Flames in the cracks of the pavement
Pulling me to the sky
I need to sleep
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Shame I can't be like you
Shame we can't save me
I need to sleep
Sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Madness left all alone
John Coltrane to cleanse my soul a saxophone, rare devil's beat
Soaring highs smash to my feet
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack
Two children raised with love
Jazz flowing through our blood
You shot up through the stars
You shot up through the stars
I’m left here behind bars
With pills,
Windows that dont open
Crazy
Please dont leave me on these rails
Its such a lonely ending
Shadows inside my head
Voices speaking Kerouac
Inside this addled brain
Voices conspire
Coulsdon tracks are calling me
Snowy silent enemy
Snowy silent enemy

Take me
Dont open the doors
Lash out climb to the walls
Crawling under my skin bedbugs everywhere
Tingling, Numbness, Migraines, Shame
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Pulling me up to the sky
Lash out climb to the walls
I need to sleep
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
Burns in the Barns
Caught in a haystack where the bales catch fire
Burns in the Barns
I need to sleep
I need
I need to sleep
I kick those bales but the bales bite back my brain a prisoner under attack

Lyrics : Camille Miller

Wild Bo...

Saray Jay Hawley, from Massive Attack in the album « Mezzanine » tells us:

I'm very proud to be part of this EP3, this upcoming Major Kami album, as a guest star!

We came together to create Wild Bo - Denis Expert of DAMde8 - a French artist collective - invited me to celebrate David Bowie... Dan Burkhart, a glorious producer, shaped the sound - Grace Griffin re-enacted the cosmos for the video - Laure Fescourt danced so beautifully - Phil Cheshire recorded my voice and masked my kitchen on a green background - ..... So, in the middle of Covid 2020, from a backyard in Reims for the dancer and a kitchen sink in Yorkshire for me, we made something beautiful, music, new friends, art, love, laughter...

Lyrics

Wild bo…


You came into my life
Took my teenage hand and helped me
Understand
Who i'm, my place here
The man who fell into my hell with the tip of a knife cut through the veil
A holy man with
Alien eyes
Gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it whisper to you
Whisper to me
Whisper to me

God only knows you stole
Stole into my soul invincible
Eye of gold
See inside my shadow
And whisper to me

Cos now im here held forever in your mystery
And the shows about to begin for you
Stripped away
From your body
My wild bo…
Come back to me
Come back to me
Come back to me
With a tip of a knife cut
Through the veil
You gave me freedom
From the great illusion

With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you
With your whole soul
Will you become a cloud or a shadow
Living in outer space
Or the passenger of a star
A vivid flash of lightning
Blacker than an idea
To hear it
Whisper to you

With your whole soul
Come back to me
Come back to me

Paroles : Sarah Jay Hawley/Denis Expert

Smuggle In The Strange

Major Kami said:

"Denis Expert asked me to try and come up with lyrics for this song
following a trick called "the cut up method", well known to David Bowie. This technique comes from the writer William S Burroughs.

I printed off Bowie's biography from his website along with many reviews from albums and singles and began reading, highlighting anything cool that popped up!
After many edits, Smuggle in the Strange is the final result.

The intro lines basically sum up how I was feeling about working on this project.."A story of a lifetime."
It was fun creating a story that could be related to in many ways ».

Lyrics

Smuggle In The Strange

Here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move
Down a rabbit hole
Sit back
Buckle up tight
Enjoy the ride
This is the story of a lifetime


Switched off the solo star spotlight
An unqualified triumph
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater
Heart's filthy lesson
Of delicious conceit
A distorted mirror that renders
You switched off the solo star spotlight
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
How much sugar is needed
To smuggle in the strange?

Light years a head
Of anyone else
Chasing scary monsters and super creeps
Switched off the solo star spotlight
Still refusing to cater
And here we are again
Spying through a keyhole
One false move and down the rabbit hole
Refusing to cater

Twinkle little star
Pulling at my heart
Ashes to ashes

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
Emotive and cryptic
Emotive and cryptic
Surrealy misplaced
In a pastoral setting
The iron curtain still firmly divides
The iron curtain still firmly divide

Paroles : Camille Miller

Modern Love

This cover we are designing, dedicated to David Bowie, brings another look at the artist's rock interpretation thanks to the electropop arrangements of music producer Dan Burkhart and the voice of Major Kami, who performs a sort of "question and answer" by doubling his voice, one of which follows David Bowie's melodic line. Moderne Love is the first track of David Bowie's album "Let's dance". The song was inspired by Little Richard. The theme is a struggle between God and man.

Lyrics

Modern Love

I know when to go out Know when to stay in Get things done

I catch a paper boy
But things don't really change I'm standing in the wind
But I never wave bye-bye (bye-bye)
But I try, I try
But I try, I try, try
Get things done
I'm standing in the wind There's no sign of life
It's just the power to charm I'm lying
I'm lying in the rain
But I never
But I never wave bye-bye Bye-bye
But I try, I try....
I try, I try....
I'm standing in the wind

Never gonna fall for
(Modern love)
Never gonna fall for, fall for (Modern love)
Walks beside me, walks beside me, Walks on by
(Modern love)
Gets me to the...
Gets me to the church on time (Church on time)
Terrifies me, terrifies me...
(Church on time)
Makes me party, makes me party... (Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man
(God and man)
No confession
No religion, no religion,
(Church on time)
Don't believe in modern love Charm, charm, charm
(Church on time)
Charm, charm

I'm standing in the wind But I never wave bye-bye But I try, I try
Try

Never gonna fall for, (Modern love) Never gonna fall for, Walks beside me, (Modern love) Walks beside me, Walks beside me, Walks on by (Modern love)

Gets me to the church on time, (Gets me to the church on time) Terrifies me, terrifies me, (Church on time)

Makes me party, makes me party (Makes me party)
(Church on time)
Puts my trust in God and man (Makes me party)

(Church on time)

Charm, charm,
God and man
No religion, no religion
No confession
Don't believe in modern love
No region
Walks beside me, walks beside me... Church on time
Modern Love

Paroles : David Bowie

Infinite Light

Denis gave me this piece with his guiding voice, singing in an 'imaginary' language... Just phrasing and sounds... He asked me to find a corresponding text... The song immediately reminded me of Blondie's 'The Tide is High', and I thought it was very funny and cheeky.

Once I had the first line, the song wrote itself. I imagined how we all pray to our various 'dashboard deities' - and the vision of these beautiful art-deco plastic saviours came to mind.

Denis then asked me to add something about "Blue Beam", a conspiracy theory about NASA and the UN spreading a new religion on earth through powerful technology. .... For me, the song says I'm happy to stick with our Buddhas, Jesus, Ganesha and all the gods we represent on the dashboard of our cars, in the face of a new religion created to suppress all individuality. .... A heavy subject for such a light song... Everything should be taken lightly! (Camille Miller, lyricist)

Lyrics

Infinite Light


When it gets tough
Tough
We look for common binds
One day down
Deep end swimming
Give me something
To feel alright
Any signs here of life
Laughter rage sex devotion
Cure my mind
I'm diving off the deep end


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


Enter the new world order
One storm
The sky is a movie screen
You cry
Blue Beam
One storm
You cry


When the fear's big
Big
We look for all the signs
Feel so down
Deep end swimming
Pray to you tonight
Pray to you tonight


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light


My pain
You take
Your plastic beauty
Has my faith
Art deco goddess
On my dashboard
Infinite light


Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Christ the redeemer
On a mountain
Infinite light
Dashboard deities
Give me ganesha
Son of shiva
Watch over me
Art deco jesus on the dashboard
Be my kamakura buddha
Infinite light


Lyriciste : Camille Miller


Mystical Musical Maze

We were still locked up (Covid), when this piece was written, and I imagined Bowie's vinyl records as a sonic and spiritual elixir to all the negativity that was going on. I feel like his music is another world, and one that we all benefit from! (Camille Miller, lyricist)

Our references for the claps in the verses but also the intertwining of the choruses in the choruses are a nod to soul, motown and the way David Bowie exploited the voices in his album "Young Americans". (Denis Expert, independent producer of DAMde8).

Dan Burkhart, the arranger, co composer and sound engineer, has brought a remarkable technicality to the table.

Lyrics

MYSTICAL MUSICAL MAZE


verse 1


Outside outcast
Trying to make a breakthrough
An invisible line keeping me from you
Thereʼs a better me waiting on the other side
Counting down the minutes
The minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr a heavenly touch
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars

chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



verse 2


How long dazed and fraying at the edges
Invisible lines keep us climbing up our cages
Counting down the minutes
Fifteen paces to my record player
Rife through the vinyl bring my my salvation
A sonic elixyr of angels we trust
The outer world voice
The outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust
The spiders from mars
Outer world voice of Ziggy Stardust


chorus First voice

In the outer world there are no lines
To be crossed
Fallen angels free
No fear, no mistrust
No bullies to oppress
No puppets to outrage
Mystical musical maze



chorus Second voice

You
Can taste
Fruit that is forbidden
You can touch
The heavenly bodies
You can breathe
Freedom and sensuality
You are
Beautiful



Beautiful
Let it all fall down
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Let the lovers dance
Smash the ceiling
Let it all fall down
All the rules are meant to be broken
Let the lovers dance
Beautiful



lyriciste : Camille Miler

Le groupe

Denis Expert : Producteur / co-auteur / co-compositeur
Camille Miller : Chanteuse / co-auteuse
Sarah Jay Hawley : Chanteuse / co-auteure
Dyonne profil piccentral African flag mixed with the french flag
Dyonne : Interprète Major Kami scène française
Dan Burkhart : Co- compositeur / Arrangeur / Ingénieur du son
Lérie Bergeron : Coordinatrice DAMde8
Opo : Illustrateur / Concepteur artistique
ArtonX : Compositeur visuel
Laure Fescourt : Danseuse du video-clip Wild Bo...
Louis Fabre : La voix off de Majic Stick
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Brad Dillon : Réalisateur des vidéo-clips Major Jones et Skandal
Jérôme d'Aviau : Réalisateur effets spéciaux

Maxime Erard : Directeur Artistique & Designer Artificiel
Grace Griffin : Réalisatrice du vidéo-clip Wild Bo...
Marie Gx : Graphiste
Chrystel Ganaye : Marionnettiste
Jean Manuel Domingos : Chef coiffeur / maquilleur
Sophia-Ines Klein : Transmission sur le net
Michèle Havet : Présidente DAMde8
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