The Power of Yang

by NikTex

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Immediate download of "The Power of Yang" -10-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.

    Téléchargement immédiat de l'album à 10 titres intitulé "The Power of Yang" en format 320k, mp3, FLAC ou selon votre choix.

    You are buying directly from this Artist.
    Votre achat supporte directement cet artiste.

    Thank you.
    Merci.

      name your price

     

  • OR BUY THE CD

1.
03:24
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
04:22
7.
8.
04:54
9.
10.

about

After receiving a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, she joined forces with co-pilot Manjinder Benning to create "The Power of Yang".

In 2010, the "Yang" was released, creating their own distinctive form of neo-folk jazz augmented with electronica flourishes.

The duo disbanded in 2013. NikTex has been on hiatus ever since and pursued other interests, notably fine woodworking, carpentry and photography.

2016 promises new material, new sounds, new website and a few polished old tunes.

credits

released June 20, 2010

All Songs Written by N.Texidor except “This too will pass” by M.Benning

Produced by N.Texidor & M.Benning

Nikole Texidor : Voice. Guitar. Percussion. Cajon. Glockenspiel. Rhodes. Recorder Flute. Dishes. Synth Bass. Ableton.

Manjinder Benning : Drums. Tabla. Dilruba. Beat Boxing. Percussion. Electronics. Guitar on "This too will pass"

Tobias Meis : Upright Bass.

Corwin Fox : Rhodes on "Traffic in the Rain"

Ian Avery : Cornet on "Un hiver sous les draps"

Photography : Big Tiny Smalls bigtinysmalls.com

Engineered, Mixed and Mastered by Corwin Fox at PleasantVille Studios, Cumberland BC and M.Benning at the Home Studio, Victoria BC.

tags

license

all rights reserved

about

NikTex Victoria

contact / help

Contact NikTex

Streaming and
Download help

Track Name: Pantyhose
I sat at the corner sipping some tea
Waiting for me to get ready to
Go! Go! Go! down the street
People to meet the first day was hard
I made it seem easy. I made it seem easy. I made it seem easy.
I made seem hard
Hard made it seem easy, made it seam easy until I complain
Plain playing for nothing, nothing is something always to
Me! Me! Me! I run after me I run after hoping to
Be! Be! Be! I aspire to be and inspire
Serenity tea I need more to cover the bore
Serenity tea I need more to cover the bore
Serenity tea I need more to swallow her pantyhose
Falling ! Falling ! Falling to the ground
I have yet to ask her. Ask her. Ask her if she’s found
A better outfit. Outfit out to suit her frown
I saw ‘em in the bathroom stall I was there when she took em’ off
I made it seem easy
But It was so hard !
Track Name: Irrationalities
Irrationalities of the mind.
Irrationalities.
When the moon high up lights the sky with mystery
No one seems to know why
No one seems to care
When a blanket of moodiness fills the air

Reflections from a lover who made up his mind to late
Reflections of a lover whom you love with all your might
As you lay close tight, nestled in moonlight, warm and ready for sleep

Irrational ambiguities affecting every human being
Reflecting love of a full moon
It’s halo drawing mystery
Its language heightened by the sea as you lay weary

Midnight breeze by the sea
Go for a walk
A walk outside
Don’t let the demons hinder your stride
Give back to the moon what she has given you
What have I done to you
What have you done to me
Irrationalities
Irrationalities of the sea

Midnight
Track Name: This too will pass
I don’t feel I have the time to see daylight
From now on it’s me for me and you for you

Days like these go by
Days like these go by
It makes me wonder why
Days like these go by

Thoughts fly through my vacant mind
Soon you will learn
Good times don’t come on their own
My luck has run out
Your luck will run out

Find a way to be yourself
I’m trying but I can’t believe
Find a way to be yourself
I’ll keep on trying

Days like these go by
Days like these go by
It makes me wonder why
Days like these go by

Once you go and tell him
You’ll never be forgiven
Once you go and tell her
It will never end
Track Name: Definitely Lazy
You fear of what you cannot hide
You fear of what may come to life
You stand with your binoculars
Starring through your plastic window

Definitely Lazy
The process became painless
And you fear of how you see yourself
But what he says is valuable
And you’re just there to supply his wealth

Definitely Lazy
The process became painless
You pull from an empty well

I see right into your window
Every morning and every evening
I see you across the alley and I avoid you

It’s ludicrous for you to make a fist and cuss at all you ever wanted
Open up and swallow down the road to hell is paved with good intentions

You fear your possibilities
Procrastination comes at ease
The more you wait the more it hurts
Like a rusty bike under the rain
And hills to only break your courage
Is this what you came here for?

…You won’t be washing toilet bowls 20 years from now…

You fear of what you cannot hide
You fear of what may come to life
But what he says is valuable and he will let you know you should give up

Give up

Definitely Lazy
Track Name: Colours Blurred
I look away to find your shirt

Cannot make up the colours blurred

What’s the invisible between our souls

What’s there that’s mine that I cannot hold
Track Name: Red Car
He pulled up in his red car
Dressed like a Mexican
Going to Florida in his dark skin
Crocodile boots white linen
He’s never coming, never coming, never coming, never coming in.

He came upon a dream.
Nothing he said was real.
Not even him
She found herself with conviction and
He was bound to his reasons and
What she thought she saw was real

He drove up in his red car dressed like a Mexican
Going to Florida in his dark skin
Crocodile boots white linen
He’s never coming. never coming. never coming in

She found herself with conviction and
He was bound to his reasons and
What she thought she saw was real
He was bound to his reasons and
She found herself with conviction and
Oh how stubborn she is she’ll go down and wait for him
Track Name: Un hiver sous les draps
Couché au lit il lit un livre
Un livre pour qu’il puisse s’endormir
Et moi je gratte ma guitare pour attirer son attention
Il me regarde, regard pesant et me fait signe de contentement
Et soudain il se lève et se dirige vers le salon

Guérit s’il te plait
Guérit plus vite que ça
Guérit s’il te plait ou tu passeras l’hiver sous les draps

J’ai soif pour l’été
J’ai soif pour l’été

T’auras rien vu avant tes 30 ans
T’as pas vécu jusqu’à 40 ans

Il se malade ce soir
Il se promène dans le couloir
Il s’est enrobé de linge chaud
Il va s’endormir bien
Je lui envois des petits soldats
Et je l’entoure de mes bon bras
Il va guérir bien

Guérit s’il te plait
Guérit plus vite que ça
Track Name: ManFather
ManFather what’s wrong?
You grew angry and old
My sisters, your daughters won’t hold on much long

While you were sitting in the basement
While you were rotting out
Did you know that you could call
Im not sure if that’s what I wanted after our falling out
I guess I could’ve called
But you grew angry and old

Burried in the basement collecting stuff
He purchased on credit remortage the house
ManFather what’s wrong ?
You grew angry and old
My sisters your daughters won’t hold on much long

Children do resent their yonder fathers
I’ll hold on
You seem much stronger then most around you
So move on
ManFather what’s wrong
You grew angry and old
Alone

ManFather what’s wrong ?
You grew angry and old
My sisters your daughters
We won’t hold that long

Children do resent their yonder father
You seamed so much different
That night I slipped a little further down a hole
And all I felt was empty didn’t like the way that I was told
That You left way too early
Didn’t like the way that I was told that you left way without calling
Way too early without warning

Man father what’s wrong/ you grew angry and old
Your daughters are gone/ left them hanging alone
Manfather so strong

30 years have gone/ You spoke a language of Love
Left a wordly song/ Your story a mystery told
Manfather so strong
We won’t hold on that long
Track Name: You Started Shit
The desire was there
I could see it when I walked in
You’re not telling the truth
What’s going on with you

It’s nice that you’re making friends
It’s nice yeah I understand
But you’re not telling the truth
What’s going on with you

She’s intoxicated with you
What are you going to do
She’s doesn’t care if I’m there

She don’t care if I’m there
She don’t care you’re in her hair

Ah what she’s done to you !

The desire was there
I could see it when I walked in
Track Name: Traffic in the Rain
We had built a castle
A castle on a mountain
A mountain by the river that turned into a lake
And no one can get in our way

We know they are watching
We can hear them talking
Like echoes of traffic in the rain

Bluest eyes I fancy, dark mahogany

We had built a castle
Now a ship in battle
We know they are watching
We can hear them talking

I will no longer wait in silence
A dog’s obedience
I will no longer wait in silence
A dog’s obedience

While you hold my heart in your hand
Like you hold a kite in the wind
Like you hold my heart in your hand

We had built a castle now a ship in battle and
No one can get in our way
We know they are watching we can hear them talking like
Echoes of traffic in the rain

While you hold my heart in your hand

Like you hold a kite