Filter

by THE PERFECT KISS

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FORMATS: 10" Mini-LP [Magenta Colour Vinyl] [Numbered Limited Edition of 500 copies] / Digital Mini Album

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► Watch the official video-clip of "Talking To Myself": bit.ly/2JPp3Wx
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Joe Moore is incredible. Sometimes we wonder how time will treat the work of such a multifaceted, open-minded author. He offers us music as a whole, as an absolute. The arrangements, the melodies, these are the ends to which everything else is the means. Styles don’t matter, labels don’t matter. There are just songs. His new Mini-LP, “Filter”, released under the name of THE PERFECT KISS, the moniker he reserves for his most electronic compositions, makes this clear. Because just as he has played different styles of pop, the sixties sound and chamber music with his main project, THE YEARNING, with THE PERFECT KISS his musical language takes a major turn. Where “Disconnect”, THE PERFECT KISS’ debut Mini-LP, was a marvelous electro-pop treatise, “Filter” dives head first into italo disco, without letting go of the synth-pop. And again, it’s a triumph.

The eight songs on this 500-copy-numbered-limited-edition, magenta-colored, 10” vinyl are marvelous. While we listen to undeniable hits like “Indebted To You”, “Glitches” and “At The End Of The Rainbow”, we are reminded of FUTURE BIBLE HEROES and CHVRCHES, of ELECTRIC YOUTH and SAINT ETIENNE, of A-HA and YAZOO. With the beauty of “Talking To Myself”, “Compete” and “Trying Your Patience” we are taken from THE POSTAL SERVICE to OMD, from VISAGE to Ryan Paris. When we hear the sonic deformation of “Polaroid Dream” and the solid “Filter”, we think of Amanda Lear and THE HUMAN LEAGUE, of Giorgio Moroder and TELEX, of GAZEBO and YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA.

But the most important thing is that, in the end, we have a collection of absolutely perfect, solid, inimitable, exciting melodies – the kind that won’t let go of us while we move across the city in the wee hours of the morning. This is a perfect piece of work, without one unnecessary second, one unnecessary arrangement, with just the right touch of riskiness, without one single note that is not absolutely amazing. And all of this is also thanks to the essential, delicious voice of Holly Vanags, in all its dreaminess and freedom, perfect for Joe Moore’s songs.

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released June 22, 2018

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Track Name: Indebted To You
One day I'd like to open my eyes to understanding
And see a world of equals where love is all-commanding
I'd like to feel a freedom
Admire the perfect view
I hope for this but until then
I'll live my life for you

Some day I'd like to listen to peaceful conversation
And hear my children's voices go sharing with the nation
I'd like to see them living
In comfort like you knew
I hope for this but until then
I'll spend my life indebted to you
Indebted to you
Indebted to you
Indebted to you

One day I'd like to thank you for working for the people
Whose futures are dependent on words beyond the steeple
Your actions are decisive
So promise you'll be true
We hope for this but until then
We'll spend our lives indebted to you
Indebted to you
Indebted to you
Indebted to you

We hope for this but until then
We'll spend our lives indebted to you
Indebted to you
Indebted to you
Indebted to you
Track Name: Glitches
You're shiny but rough round the edges
You try but you can't keep your pledges
But everyone knows
Yes everyone knows

You're programmed to switch off if I talk
Emotions in check like a cyborg
You already know
Yes you already know

You're wired completely the opposite way
As I move closer you're further away
I try but there's nothing that I can do
Baby, I'm just like you
'Cause I've got glitches too

You try to recharge when you're broken
You want to deny what was spoken
You try to let go
You try to let go

You'd rather erase the whole memory
Delete the hard drive to save energy
Letting it go
You're letting it go

You're wired completely the opposite way
As I move closer you're further away
I try but there's nothing that I can do
Baby, I'm just like you
'Cause I've got glitches too
Track Name: Talking To Myself
Lately I've been thinking
Far too much about you
Lately I've been drinking
Far too much to doubt you

'Cause you are the only one
I want to be the one for you
But you are the only one
Who can tear me up like you do

I've been talking to myself again
In the middle of the night
Going crazy by myself again
You make me lose my mind
Been talking to myself

Baby, can you save me?
Tell me that you're mine
Did the glance you gave me
Tell me that we're doing fine?

I've been talking to myself again
In the middle of the night
Going crazy by myself again
You make me lose my mind
Been talking to myself
Track Name: At The End Of The Rainbow
You set the target so high
But there's no chance you'll touch the blue sky
So why don't you make it easy on yourself?
You search for happiness
But only when you've made your list
And when it's here you're looking somewhere else
And when I'm here you're looking at someone else

You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"
You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"
You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"
You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"

You always want the next step
Before you've even reached the best bit
So tell me how can I keep you satisfied?
It's like the never-ending
Search for something while it's trending
So how long will it be before you decide
To change your heart and swim against the tide?

You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"
You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"
You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"
You said, "I'll see you, see you at the end of the rainbow"
Track Name: Compete
Does it make you feel so much better about yourself
If you're looking at me and I'm doing it wrong?
Does it make you feel so much better about yourself
If you're moving ahead while I take so long?

You wanna play
You keep score but I
I don't wanna compete anymore
You wanna play
You keep score but I
I don't wanna compete anymore

Does it make you feel so much more secure in yourself
Knowing what you have is so much better than mine?
Does it make you feel so much more sure of yourself
Knowing what you got is worth an eight or a nine?

You wanna play
You keep score but I
I don't wanna compete anymore
You wanna play
You keep score but I
I don't wanna compete anymore

But you keep holding on

You wanna play
You keep score but I
I don't wanna compete anymore
You wanna play
You keep score but I
I don't wanna compete anymore
Track Name: Polaroid Dream
Posing for the pictures
Waiting for the press
Turning for the cameras
Walking in her dress
Moving down the catwalk
Flicking back her hair
Lighting up a cigarette
Meeting every stare

She's a Polaroid dream
Living in a magazine
She's a Polaroid dream
Leaving in a limousine

Drawing on her lipstick
Covering the scars
Putting on an accent
Mixing with the stars
Drinking in the bedroom
Faking every smile
The pressure's getting to her
The girl behind the style

She's a Polaroid dream
Living in a magazine
She's a Polaroid dream
Leaving in a limousine
Track Name: Trying Your Patience
"Slow down
Can you wait for me?"
Is all I've ever asked of you
"Give me some more time to be
Sure I'm still in love with you"

But that's the problem:
If I need to check before I throw myself into you

So now, after all, here I go and then
Trying your patience again
Saying, "can we wait?"
The clock on the wall still reminds me I'm trying your patience again
But it's too late for that

Shadows of doubt in my mind
You cast them with your violent words
Feelings I just can't erase
Moments tainted by the curse

And that's the issue:
If I can't commit, then where does that leave us?

So now, after all, here I go and then
Trying your patience again
Saying, "can we wait?"
The clock on the wall still reminds me I'm trying your patience again
But it's too late for that
Track Name: Filter
Is there a moment when we say too much?
Is there a second too precious to touch?
Is there a time when we lock the door?
Is there a filter anymore?

How many pictures before lines are crossed?
Is there a danger of privacy lost?
And what of the wounded, upon whom salt is poured?
Is there a filter anymore?

Was there a moment when we became proud
To speak minds so rashly, so loud?

Is there a reason why we need to share
Our insecure feelings to those who don't care?
What happened to wisdom, avoiding the war?
Is there a filter anymore?

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