Tipping Point

by Vague Notion

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James McGauran
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James McGauran A really superb and solid album with excellent production. Lot of heart and soul gone into this work and you can really feel that. Deserves a lot more recognition! Fantastic release. Favorite track: Matter Of Time.
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Gravity Feeder WOW! Vague Notion have completely taken their sound to the next level on 'Tipping Point'. I am very excited by this release and every time I play it, it has a sense of occasion to it.. like something wonderful is just about to happen. Highly recommended! Favorite track: Slipstream.
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This is Vague Notions' debut album. 14 tracks of deep mountain electronica. Bass infused tracks with plenty of synths and real instrumentation from both of these artists make for an unmistakable quality of sound that is unique to Vague Notion.

We have had such a wonderful reception to our music from all over the globe. Thank you to all of you who have encouraged us along the way. Huge gargantuan thanks to all the DJ's, promoters and podcasters and listeners who have been supporting us in so many ways. You all seriously rock!

Check out our YouTube channel
Excommunicate me : www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBgLCiZJL38
Matter of Time : www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKYCC4OQVZY

Doncaster Electronic Foundation:
"As eclectic as it gets. As wonderful as it gets. Backed with exciting performance, Vague Notion are something special indeed."

E-Con Records:
"Have a look at what arrived at E-Con HQ today! The physical release of Vague Notion's freshly minted album, Tipping Point. If you have not secured yourself a copy, what on earth are you waiting for. A sure contender for independent album of the year!"


released May 7, 2016

All songs written arranged and performed by Bevan Early and Cheryl Janzen (except the bassoon on Butterfly on Bone which is Amber Mayes.)

Cheryl Janzen - lyrics,vocals,synths,flute,arrangement,composition and co-production

Bevan Early- production,synths,guitar,djembe,snare,programming,composition,arrangement

Production and mixing - Bevan Early

Mastering - synthoelectro.bandcamp.com

Art work - Zach Janzen



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Vague Notion Nelson, British Columbia

Deep mountain electronica.

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Track Name: Excommunicate Me
It doesn't take a genius to see how far you'll go
Take a ride in the backseat and you'll see it's the status quo
I cut my teeth on tough stuff to see how far I could go
Now the light of day is fading I'll bask in it's after glow
Excommunicate me
You had me on my knees
I don't care how many tribes it takes to deceive
Take me to the ocean
I need to play in the waves
I can't take this drama it's a drag
It makes me feel depraved
Track Name: Slipstream
Standing on the tarmac, goin through the motions
Climbing in the pilot seat , gonna make this thing scream
Adrenaline is rushing, I can feel the power
I can fly this machine, higher than I've ever been
Slipstream it's the chance you take
Slipstream the rules you break
Slipstream feel the wind shake
Pushin through the atmosphere
I can feel the pressure
Put it into the spiral dive
Let' see if I can come out alive
Adrenaline is rushing
Watch the instruments spin
I can fly this machine
Higher than I've ever been
Track Name: Burning Down
Nature boy you worked me out just like thunder and lightning
Now the fire's burning down down down
Down the trees into my ground
Burning down
The hum of the cicada
The rustling of the leaves
Smoke and ash are falling
And here am I ,I'm on my knees
Burning down
I used to love the life of storms
All that thunder and lightning
Rushing out to feel the wind on me
Negative ions that I can feel
Track Name: I Am A Driver
I Am A Driver
She found herself on the ground
Under the belly of Nimbus
Helpless and inspired
Nothing between herself and the maker
I am a driver
​A real world survivor
I'll never tire
Crash course in desire
​I am a driver
I'll light your fire
I'll get you in just under the wire
She turned on the big engine
4 wheels spinnin under her
Broken and alone
Everything and nothing is inside you
Track Name: Matter Of Time
​When the sky is broken
The wind it blows
Go with the flow
Before I make my next move
I need to know
Just a matter of time
And now the lake is frozen
Swans fly by
A tear in your eye
Before you make your next move
I need to know
So my heart is aching
Out in the cold
​Nowhere to go
Before I make my next move
I'll need to know
Just a matter of time
Behind your eyes
I see all your lies
​Just a matter of time
Track Name: Tree
Sometimes I feel like that lone tree
In a field, no one but me
Firmly rooted reaching for the light
Branches swaying all through the nite
C'mon I've got something you need
C'mon I've got something you breathe
Like that tree, I'm on my way
Gettin taller everyday
If you stand under my blue shade
I'll take your pain make it fade away
C'mon I've got something you need
C'mon I've got something you breathe
Air Air Air you need
Air Air Air you breathe
It's not that hard to reach for the light
Especially when it's burning bright
There are days when I feel the fight
And Lord knows I wanna be right
Roots to the earth my arms go wide
I dig in the dirt and you'll see why
Roots to the earth my arms go wide
I dig in the dirt to stem the tide
Roots to the earth my arms go wide
I dig in the dirt it's no free ride
Roots to the earth my arms go wide
I dig in the dirt I get misty eyed.
Track Name: Dangerous
I'm driving way too fast (she's so dangerous)
The open road demands it of me
And I really know I'm just running away
It feels so good with the PSB pumpin my stereo
It's jumpin in my stereo
Why do you always make it so easy for me
To love you so bad while I run away
They said that this won't last (he's so dangerous)
I've never done what others told me
And I really feel this change will do me good
And it feels so good with the PSB pumpin in my stereo
It's jumpin in my stereo
Track Name: Heat Wave
A blistering heat wave
Sweat pours off my brow
I find you sleeping
Under cedar bough
I want to wake you
But you look so alive
The race is ending and Jupiter is on the rise
It's getting so hot in here
I can't take it no more
A twisting of reason
The truth gets left behind
You want to be counted
You shouldn't have to lie
If you notice a difference
You've been looking way too hard
The moon is still circling
Old ideas we discard
Track Name: Pretentious Punk
In the night time when there's no written rules
Pasty faced boys line up like fools
You never know which one she's gonna choose
Here she goes lightin up her fuse
She's pretty stylish in her steam punk junk
She lets you know about her deepest funk
Watch out!
She's a pretentious punk
Oh the next day
the sun's so bright
Now you see her in a different light
So hungover still high as a kite
But alway ready for a fight
What was it that pulled you
Her dark heart so full of sin
Her eyes shot you like a dart
You'd follow her to the deepest dark
Track Name: Tick Tock
Early in this Paris morning I'm sitting in the station
I'm waiting for my ride but it never does arrive
He's very inconspicuous
You'd never know he's there
There's something about him and I'd follow him anywhere
Tick tock I can hear your heart beat
Tick tock I can feel your heart beat when you're next to me
Before I know what's happening
I'm climbing up these stairs
It's dark and foreboding and he doesn't see me there
Track Name: Amnesia (of the 21st Century)
Dinosaur guts spilled on the beach
Into the water inking the deep
Amnesia of the 21st century
Sometimes at night I lay awake
All of the children
Feel the heartbreak
Amnesia of the 21st century
I don't want to fight like this
Work passed this tipping point
We could find the love we have for one another
Words on the wall speak of the hate
Most of us here don't want to wait
Amnesia of the 21st century
Fear becomes loathing
Even the young
Walk on our lines of a smoking gun
Amnesia of the 21st century
A word to the wise
Tackle the day
Tear down the walls
Find a new way
Track Name: Butterfly On Bone
I am a collector of bones
And I like butterflies
You can see them all around me whenever I close my eyes
And she said to him
Jupiter's rising
And you are so tantalizing
Lets trip the light fantastic
He is a collector of souls
And he lacks feeling
You can see them all around him
Trophies that are reeling
What difference does it make
If they like you or not
Just follow your heart
Burn it up like a megawatt
Track Name: Just The Way You Are
In your feeble attempt to uplift us
I see only erosion of the feminine
I lose all my dignity in your twerk
Fake tits and ass dismembers all the work
By all generations passed
We are reduced to this and I am not impressed
Just the way you are
You think this empowers us?
You think this makes us strong?
My daughter coming of age
I hope she won't play along
She needs someone to look up to
Someone who is not afraid to flaunt intelligence and physical flaws like they're all the rage
I have many in this western eye but I believe I am beautiful
Just the way you are
In my leftist thinking I still find myself a prude
Maybe it has something to do with the fact that I have my own brood
So if you think to judge me I may judge you right back
And then where will we be
All alone and under attack feeling no love just the lack
It's really none of my business what you think of me
So I won't worry if you don't have my back
I'm gonna give you some slack and know it's the love you lack
Press on
I can't explain it
All I know is it makes me feel
Like I want to scream and shout
And this is my medium
To how now to get through to you
To Each and every one of you
You're beautiful
Just the way you are
Don't let them drag you down
Don't let them steal your fire
Track Name: Letting Go
After many a year as a motherless child
Something that seemed to be innocuous
Has now become jarring and tenuous
You're taking a part of me with you
And now it's the letting go
It's been so many times
I've been thinking of you
And what you have meant to me
It's hard for us
Sometimes I run far in my mind
When you came to me in a dream shining
And what you had said to me
You lifted me and you didn't leave me
Hangin on