When you get down to it

by TJ Eckleberg

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TJ Eckleberg takes the inner city blues into a sexy, soulful corner – as much inspired by Curtis Mayfield as Justin Timberlake and John Legend – the songs are crafted responses to a world vibrating with the feeling something gorgeous is about to happen… The bass lines rumble and moan, an invitation to slow dance – tremolo guitars and breathy vocals ride a current that enfolds as it grooves. It’s dirty sex music in the same way as Robert Johnson singing ‘Won’t you come on in my kitchen…’. It drips yearning and desire.

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released March 22, 2008

Recorded at The Low End Theory
Features production, mixes and contributions from:
Deepchild
Peter Mayes (Pnau)
Bob Scott (Inga Liljestrom)
William Bowden (acclaimed mastering engineer)
Richard Sanford (Van She, Delta Goodrem)
Rory Toomey (Metabass n breath)
Campbell McGuiness (Entropic)
Morganics
Tom Kazas (The Moffs)
Barney Wakeford
Morganics
Spike Mason
Photography by Alex Craig
Design by Future Classic

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tjeckleberg Kyoto, Japan

TJ Eckleberg is an Australian alternative singer / songwriter, producer and guitar player. 'Black & amber' is his seventh independent album. Originally a regular on the Sydney alternative scene, he lived in Berlin from 2010-13, and currently lives in Kyoto, Japan. ... more

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Track Name: Let me come over
Let me come over
its’s gonna be raining
Let me come over
it’ll rain all day
We’ll open the windows
let the breeze roll in
open the windows
I wanna feel the rain
against your skin
And just make sure you wear
that new black dress
or something less

Let me come over
there’s gonna be a lightning storm
Let me come over
feel your body keep me warm
when the lightning flashes I’ll
move a little closer
when the lightning flashes
I’ll move a little lower
and just make sure you wear
that new black dress
Or something less

cause you make me believe,
you make me believe again

I wanna come clean and confess
I long for your caress
every time I think of you
all I wanna do
is take off that new black dress

Let me come over
you know you want me to baby
Track Name: Even Jesus, baby
You drip like honey
Drip like honey
Drip like honey in my soul
And taste as warm as sunshine
You burn me brightly
burn me brightly
burn me bright your eyes like coal
as warm and rich as red wine
and maybe I oughta let you know
maybe I oughta let you go
maybe I would if I could
but even jesus baby
couldn’t be that good

You hum the bass note
hum the bass note
Hum the bassnote through
my bones
a sigh a gentle hallelujah

and maybe I oughta let you know
maybe I oughta let you go
maybe I would if I could
but even jesus baby
couldn’t be that good

I’ve held the hand of the devil
Went down to the crossroads
I’d turn my back on him if I could
and maybe baby it’s a bad bad thing
but even jesus baby
couldn’t be that good
Track Name: Through me, electric
I’m falling through you, fall into you
nothing left to keep my feet
falling to you, falling through you
I’m thrown and thrown completely
and I’m laughing falling flying with the joy of it
cause you sing through me, sing through me electric

and maybe it’ll get colder
and maybe it’ll get stormy
and maybe the winds will blow our hopes away by the
morning

But you sing through me, sing through me electric
baby you sing through me, sing through me electric

I’m running to you, you’re running through me
every time you move I feel the vibration
I’m running to you, you’re running through me
I feel you coming, I feel your radiation
I’m shaking spinning quaking to feel so connected

and maybe it’ll get colder
and maybe it’ll get stormy
and maybe the winds will blow our hopes away by
tomorrow

but you sing through me, sing through me electric
you and me baby, some kind of electricity
Track Name: Gentle
Today as I wait for my coffee
I simmer slow
waiting for the light to go
waiting for something I know
and the words on the page become
lines and numbers
and the clouds in the sky become
signs and wonders
my head fills me with certainty,
my heart fills me with doubt
but it’s more than I can write about

She’s got a smile so bright I know
you could see the stars in it
a smile so bright I know
you could see the stars

A curly haired little girl
with a present in the thrift store
a mother who’s thankful for
the feeling I’ve been given more
and the prices on the clothes
become signs and lights
the gentle man who finds my shoes
is a saviour and an acolyte
my heart is filled with wonder
so much so it makes me wanna shout
but it’s more than I can talk about
yeah it’s more than I can talk about

She’s got a smile so bright I know
you could see the stars in it
And something a little too gentle
something a little too kind
and something about the light
between her eyelashes and eyes

Sunshine water blue
a swimming pool
the wistful fear of platform dives
It’s not enough to work it out
no there’s no way I could work it out
each jump is an unknowing
each leap is an eternity
and my head fills me with doubt
but my heart leaps with the certainty
that it’s more than I can sing about

She’s got a smile so bright I know
you could see the stars

And something a little too gentle
something a little too kind
and something about the light
between her eyelashes and eyes
she’s got a smile so bright
I know there must be a song in it
but it’s more than I can sing about