Darth Father (some parts of me) – Beev Rations’ New Single, Premiere!

Darth Father or when love melts all the breastplates

Imagine a mix of Johny Cash and Darth Vader, in a galactic salad of techno country and western, all dressed with Mersey sound essence and a little hot spicy, leaving an evocative, epic and touching taste.

That’s the new and unexpected sonic adventure of Beev Rations. Alan James did the gnome before and, what the hek, why not to do the Darth FATHER. This is an experimental ballad that mixes Country & Western sounds (in melody, voice and guitar) and electronic music (percussion and effects), with the voice similar to that of Darth Vader (from the Star Wars saga), among other parodic effects which contains the song.

It could be considered as a work of Country & Fiction, where Darth sings a nostalgic love song to his beloved Padme and the son of them (Luke Skywalker). The rascal humor appears in some passages of the theme, while in others the tone is emotional and sweet.

He is not that bad… Just see him there, in the binnacle room of his classic battleship, playing an acustic guitar (with a protocol android on drums), singing this song of loving memories, about the old sweet days with his princess, and now longing for finally get all together with their precious son. You know he would give his life for them, that’s for sure. Isn’t he a bit like us?

Cos -if you hadn’t notice it- he has a heart. And now he is opens it for you. What about to open yours and you love him?

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Darth Father (some parts of me), new single from Beev Rations, releases in July, 2018

Darth Father (some parts of me)

You remember…
Some parts of me
wanting your beauty to come
pretending just being
the one for you.
My heart reminds
kindness shining so bright
my eyes has seen
one day that light.
Inside I know what I see
It couldn’t be only a dream.
Because the moment I feel…
My hands also remind you,
not only my mind.
Another part of me
gets high, you see,
you know well.
Some parts of me,
wanting your goodness to come,
pretending just being your own.
My heart reminds
kindness shining so bright
my eyes has seen
someday that light.
My hands also remind you,
not only my mind.
Another part of me
gets high, you see,
you know well.

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Here comes the Sunshine – Beev Rations’ New Single, Released!

Here comes the Sunshine: Life and Love in the big woods

Spreading warm, bright and FREE vibes as the sunlight

It can’t be really classified or labeled in a certain category or put inside a musical genre or style, but it’s magical, outrageous, beautiful, touching, balsamic and inspiring. That’s the badge of Beev Rations music. This time Alan James craft his new work of sound upon the fresh, natural and meaningful words written by a fine english lyricist called Kenneth Mood.

Combining and fusing styles and esences as varied and diverse as folk, symphonic rock, ambient, doo-wop, soft rock, psychedelia, mersey sound, melodic pop or new era, Here comes the sunshine -lets say- “springs cleanly like a mountain spring in spring”, moving rhythmically and majestically through magical corners, changes of rhythm and unexpected turns, which keep the listener in suspense from beginning to end.

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With a careful and elaborate production -doing a rightly use of sonic resources and effects-, the combination of exuberance, harmony, elegance, intensity, and yet simplicity, of this theme can be appreciated in the instrumental arrangements as well as in the voices and the very structure of the song, composing a whole hymn to a natural healthy life, lived from love, which manifests spontaneous at the same time that serene and transcendent.

It’s precisaly this feeling, brought along with the very nature of this colaboration between Kenneth Mood and Beev Rations, that makes this record avalaible for everybody at zero cost, being free-to-download in platforms like SoundCloud or Reverbnation. With the full release, in mid-May, you also have it free in Bandcamp.

Finally, all the nuances and values of the song are very well reflected in the video, indeed a nice and simple -but effective- one, whose suggestive, bucolic and evocative game of images and scenes fully accompanies the instrumental band, making it even more memorable (and yes, you can expect that peculiar humor touch from Alan James). So, we find some good reasons to spread these beautiful vibes and make them viral.

REVIEWS

“This song is very soothing and relaxing and the strings sounds so melodious. I need this in my life. What is the name of the band? E-mail me so I can pick up some of these song. Thanks”.

“I think the singer has a really nice relaxing voice. The song is very chill. The lyrics are well written and I feel that the sound quality is really well produced. I really like this”.

“Overall, I love the elements that this song brings. I love the passion that is displayed from the very beginning, and never strays. And I love how modern the song feels”.

“Wow, that was upbeat! A nice 70s style relaxed song of praise and worship. That is a good sound quality that has been quite lost to me”.

ReverbNation Crowd Reviews

 

Here comes the Sunshine

(K. Mood – A. Amarante)

I trust in love
I see the leaves
I say your name
I feel the breeze.

We are going together
To share the day.
We are just friends
Our love is okay.

Here comes the sunshine
It makes me good.
I go out walking
In the big woods.

Travel in the mind,
in a aeroplane.
Stay by me always
In sunshine and rain.

My dreams are burning,
I am buying food
For our lovely picnic
In the big woods.

I drink the wine
I eat the food
I dream and smile
I am no fool

Here comes the sunshine
It makes me good.
I go out walking
In the big woods.

Links:

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Here comes the Sunshine – Beev Rations’ New Single, Premiere!

Here comes the Sunshine: Life and Love in the big woods

Spreading warm, bright and FREE vibes as the sunlight

It can’t be really classified or labeled in a certain category or put inside a musical genre or style, but it’s magical, outrageous, beautiful, touching, balsamic and inspiring. That’s the badge of Beev Rations music. This time Alan James craft his new work of sound upon the fresh, natural and meaningful words written by a fine english lyricist called Kenneth Mood.

Combining and fusing styles and esences as varied and diverse as folk, symphonic rock, ambient, doo-wop, soft rock, psychedelia, mersey sound, melodic pop or new era, Here comes the sunshine -lets say- “springs cleanly like a mountain spring in spring”, moving rhythmically and majestically through magical corners, changes of rhythm and unexpected turns, which keep the listener in suspense from beginning to end.

sunshine2018-BR

With a careful and elaborate production -doing a rightly use of sonic resources and effects-, the combination of exuberance, harmony, elegance, intensity, and yet simplicity, of this theme can be appreciated in the instrumental arrangements as well as in the voices and the very structure of the song, composing a whole hymn to a natural healthy life, lived from love, which manifests spontaneous at the same time that serene and transcendent.

It’s precisaly this feeling, brought along with the very nature of this colaboration between Kenneth Mood and Beev Rations, that makes this record avalaible for everybody at zero cost, being free-to-download in platforms like SoundCloud or Reverbnation. With the full release, in mid-May, you also will have it free in Bandcamp.

Finally, all the nuances and values of the song are very well reflected in the video, indeed a nice and simple -but effective- one, whose suggestive, bucolic and evocative game of images and scenes fully accompanies the instrumental band, making it even more memorable (and yes, you can expect that peculiar humor touch from Alan James). So, we find some good reasons to spread these beautiful vibes and make them viral.

Here comes the Sunshine, The new single from Beev Rations, releases in May, 2018, also free-to-download in Bandcamp.

 

Here comes the Sunshine

(K. Mood – A. Amarante)

 

I trust in love
I see the leaves
I say your name
I feel the breeze.

We are going together
To share the day.
We are just friends
Our love is okay.

Here comes the sunshine
It makes me good.
I go out walking
In the big woods.

Travel in the mind,
in a aeroplane.
Stay by me always
In sunshine and rain.

My dreams are burning,
I am buying food
For our lovely picnic
In the big woods.

I drink the wine
I eat the food
I dream and smile
I am no fool

Here comes the sunshine
It makes me good.
I go out walking
In the big woods.

Links:

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BEEV RATIONS – ‘Mystic Lover’. By Barry Gruff

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Based in Santander, Northern Spain, Beev Rations is the musical alter-ego of Alan James, a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, with a loving flair for psych-tinged, country & western flavoured folk jams.

Beev Rations introduced his wonderful wares with single ‘The Bigger Tricker’ – which as far as introductions go, you couldn’t ask for more. James’ latest ‘Mystic Lover’ is similarly lovable and in under two minutes, it waltzing its way into your heart with an old-word charm and rootsy blend of Doo Wop, Blues and Country. Filled with warmth, the vocals (and indeed the song itself) swoons with joy as the clip-clop percussion meanders through Everly Brothers-esque heavenly harmonies as guitars twang, shimmer and sparkle. There is something extremely familiar but different and original, brought no doubt by James’ unique and peculiar touch.

‘Mystic Lover’ is warm, charming and hard to resist – an incredibly heartfelt bundle of joy!

You can listen to ‘Mystic Lovers’ below now & if that is to your liking, there’s plenty more where that came from, over here.

Source: barrygruff.com

Mystic Lover – Beev Rations’ New Single, Released!

MYSTIC LOVER: Feel the ECSTASY with BEEV RATIONS 

Beev Rations bring us this brilliant and mysterious gem called Mystic Lover, wich is a stunning and touching blend of genuine rootsrock styles, as Doo Wop, Blues and Country (this two mostly in the second half of the song). And always with that original, current and peculiar touch of Alan James, who creates such magic and beauty all through the barely two minutes of this atmospheric, delightful and unique theme.

Specially here in Mystic Lover, the subtle and the mundane, human and divine, sacred and profane, are all aspects of the very same thing, from the Alan James point of view. No need to say that he is pleased to play again with this in a natural, playful and sincere way, as he use to.

Fun and sadness, joy and pain, love and humor, are maybe sides of the same coin too… as in this song. So take it easy, put yourself comfortable, swicht off the lights and enjoy this mystic musical experience. You are free to fly….

MYSTIC LOVER, The new single from Beev Rations, now avalaible in Bandcamp, CD Baby, Spotify, iTunes and more…

REVIEWS

“I dont know why but I love all the quirkiness of this song! I dont think it could be a hit on teh radio but I could see it being used in a movie scene. Very interesting vocals in this song”.

“My only problem with this song is, I wish it was longer. It reminded me of the beatles for some reason, the song in itself was pretty calming to me”.

“I liked the lyrics; they had substance, depth and was well written. I liked the chorus; it was catchy and memorable. I liked the artist’s singing; it was well polished and rich”.

“I love how soulful the artist vocals are appear in this song. The harmony has an original presence and feel to it as well. The instrumentation has a nice ballad sound”.

ReverbNation Crowd Reviews

Mystic Lover

In the shrine on my own,
I say a prayer with love…
I adore you,
I’m so devoted to you.
I’ll follow your path,
your love is all
I’ve ever had.
I build a church
where you
will be my saint,
but no one shall pass
cos I’m the one
to be at your side.
Something in the middle of your body,
trembling on the glowing of your skin
is now atraccting me to you so badly
I became a mystic
for your love.

Links:

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Mystic Lover – Beev Rations’ New Single, Premiere!

MYSTIC LOVER: Feel the ECSTASY with BEEV RATIONS 

Beev Rations bring us this brilliant and mysterious gem called Mystic Lover, wich is a stunning and touching blend of genuine rootsrock styles, as Doo Wop, Blues and Country (this two mostly in the second half of the song). And always with that original, current and peculiar touch of Alan James, who creates such magic and beauty all through the barely two minutes of this atmospheric, delightful and unique theme.

Specially here in Mystic Lover, the subtle and the mundane, human and divine, sacred and profane, are all aspects of the very same thing, from the Alan James point of view. No need to say that he is pleased to play again with this in a natural, playful and sincere way, as he use to.

Fun and sadness, joy and pain, love and humor, are maybe sides of the same coin too… as in this song. So take it easy, put yourself comfortable, swicht off the lights and enjoy this mystic musical experience. You are free to fly….

MYSTIC LOVER, The new single from Beev Rations, releases in February, 2018

Mystic Lover

In the shrine on my own,
I say a prayer with love…
I adore you,
I’m so devoted to you.
I’ll follow your path,
your love is all
I’ve ever had.
I build a church
where you
will be my saint,
but no one shall pass
cos I’m the one
to be at your side.
Something in the middle of your body,
trembling on the glowing of your skin
is now atraccting me to you so badly
I became a mystic
for your love.

Links:

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BEEV RATIONS – ‘THE BIGGER TRICKER’. By Barry Gruff

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Based in Santander, Northern Spain, Beev Rations is the musical alter-ego of Alan James, a songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, with a loving flair for psych-tinged, country & western flavoured folk jams.

As far as introductions go, you couldn’t ask for more from recent single ‘The Bigger Tricker’. A kaleidoscopic musical mosaic, it serves up a rather special brew of psych flavoured country & americana, rootsy folk and just a lot of off-kilter magic as it clip-clops along its merry way, like many a pioneer heading west out upon the plains. It’s warm, sunkissed and a wee bit weird but most importantly it is incredibly infectious and a joyous listen.

You can listen to ‘The Bigger Tricker’ below now & of you like that, there’s plenty more where that came from, over here!

Source: barrygruff.com

MUSHROOMS – Beev Rations’ New Single, released!

It’s mushrooms’ season, have a ration with Beev Rations! 

Take a walk in the park and see what’s grown on the green. In a joyful and subtle way, this very quiet tempo song mixes blues, jazz, country and folk with elements and essences of Mersey sound, psychedelia and California echoes. The result is a tasty musical plate… with mushrooms, of course. A fine delicatessen specially prepared by Alan James for you. Bon apetit!

MUSHROOMS, now avalaible in Bandcamp

REVIEWS:

“I really liked the twang of this song right away. The sound of the vocals was interesting and for some reason made me think of a UFO or alien themed tv show. The name mushrooms was very fitting for the vibe of this song. Very interesting song structure – unique all around”.

“The vocals are rich and attractive. The melody is fun and interesting. The lyrics are amusing and cute. The instrumentals are rhythmic and engaging. And the sound and production quality is clear and crisp. Overall I like this song”.

“I like the melody of the song because it reminds me of a quiet summers day. I like the feelings this song evokes, it is full of emotion and the lyrics are interesting to listen to. The singer has a nice voice and has a good grasp of the melody and a lot of range. I like the guitar rhythm and the piano and strings”.

“The background music with electric guitar and light drums taps are nice. The male vocals are clear. The background “Doo Wop” works in this song. The lyrics were well written and well performed”.

“I like the loudness of the instrumentals in this song and I like the vibration of the vocal pitch in this song because it is creative and easy to listen to. Also I like the continuation of the lyrics in the song”.

“This song just seemed silly. I did not like the vocal. I did not like the instrumentation. It did not sound well produced. The lyrics were not good. I really can’t think of anything I liked about this song”. [note from Alan: I think this review is also interesting and fun!! :D]

“The haunting vocals and the interesting lyrics keeps the listener fully engaged in the song. The nuanced instrumentals with the percussion and twanging guitar keep the attention of the audience”.

“I liked the paychadelic and funky sound of the song. I liked the singing and felt it was very unique. I liked that the song sounded like it was out there far out”.

“This song is so fresh and vintage at the same time. I liked the drum section of the music. The song was well produced. I thought the song also could be Hawaiian sounded”.

ReverbNation Crowd Reviews

MUSHROOMS, The new single from Beev Rations, releases in January, 2018

Mushrooms

Mushrooms,
they came out of the green,
from one day to another
and here they are.
Here they are.
Nobody called them,
but it is just the same.
Mushrooms have appeared (came on you)
in their own place
in the park.
They couldn’t appear in the sand.
Nobody saw them on the water.
They’re only waiting for right conditions
to come alive on your green.
So if you gotta let them grow within you,
let it be the mushroom of love,
the mushroom of love,
the mushroom of love,
eat the mushroom of love.
Nice mushroom?
Tasty mushroom?
Come on.
Come on.

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