Legend Recognize Legend (Deluxe Version)

by Lazerbeak

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about

With elements of indie rock, pop, and hip hop production, Legend Recognize Legend is one of Doomtree's most ambitious projects to date. Beak played, sang, or arranged almost every note on the record for a full sound bolstered by layers of live strings, horns, drum breaks, and earnest vocals.

94/100 — Reviler

4/5 — Potholes in My Blog

“The dazzlingly ambitious Legend Recognize Legend is a formidable fusion of giddy synthetic Euro-pop, confessional ambient balladry, and the occasional block-rockin' beat…landing in a surprisingly sweet and melodic middle ground so effortlessly that genre distinctions are the last thing on the listener's mind.”
—City Pages

“Applies hip-hop's recording methods to the production of lush indie soul.”
—Chicago Reader

“One of Minnesota's most prominent young hip-hop producers… Where some artists try to approach R&B from a grounding in indie pop, Lazerbeak appears to be taking the opposite route, and even the lightest, most subdued moments here ("Let It Go"; "Pearly Gates") have some real rhythmic snap behind them.”
—Pitchfork

“If he gets tired of being behind the scenes in underground rap, Legends is a great first step towards a career as an indie-pop star.”
—Alternative Press

credits

released 29 September 2010

All songs written and produced by Lazerbeak for Legend Recognize Legend (ASCAP)

Additional Instruments
Viola: Erica Burton
French Horn: Mark Billingsley
Trombone: Scott Agster
Trumpet: Kyle Borchert
Timpani/Crash: Matt Scharenbroich
Rhodes: DeVon Gray
Pedal Steel: Jeff Marcovis
Additional Vocals: Joe Mabbott, Dessa, P.O.S. & A Gang of Ultimate Homies
Brittany Mader sings on "Salt and Sea"
Dessa sings on "Bound"
Recorded, mixed and so much more by Joe Mabbott at The Hideaway - Minneapolis, MN
Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Magneto Mastering
Executively produced by The Dream Deam (Beak, Dessa, P.O.S.)
Artwork & hand drwn lettering by Matt Scharenbroich (mattscharenbroich.com)
Design & Layout by Desk-2 (www.desk-2.com)

To my incredible family and friends, for filling my world with all the joy this life allows.
In loving memory of the one and only Harvey "Guts" Mader

Doomtree til the very end.
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Track Name: Dream Team
We’re driving all the way through the night
We’re passing by the things you only really read about
And now the sky is rolling out for you tonight

We’re creeping all the way to the coast
We’re checking off the things we only ever kicked around
And now the waves are crashing down for us tonight

We’re frozen at the foot of the falls
We’re floating toward the light
And all the things we plan to do are all the embers burning through for us tonight

We’re flying with the fault lines in sight
We’re racing past the tide and all the things we plan to be are all the creatures in the sea with us tonight

Don’t it make you satisfied?
Make you sacrifice, I know
Don’t it make you glad inside?
Make you act alive, I know
Track Name: Land's End
In the city where the tall shapes live
In the valleys where the walls cave in
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to float past the fields and canyons
Let the walls cave in
On the edges where the falls face in
In the crannies where the small snakes swim
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to row all the way to the land’s end

Don’t ever allow it, don’t ever allow it
Awake in the waiting sea, awake

In the city where the crawl space lives
In the tunnels where the walls cave in
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to float past the fields and canyons
Let the walls cave in
In the shadows where the claws break skin
On the ridges where the guard rail thins
Let the walls cave in
If you really want to row all the way to the land’s end

Don’t ever allow it, don’t ever allow it
Awake in the waiting sea
Awake and we’re waiting
Home will push you outward
Hope will pull you upward
Awake in the waiting sea, awake

When the time is right to raise some children, we will then
Like a roaring noise, filled with all the joys this life allows
When the time has come to lie beside us, they’ll find us
Like an open flame, let our smoke remain against the clouds
Track Name: Let It Go
Down the slopes of the silver streams
By the banks of the riverbeds
Past the sand and the shifting trees
Through the floating fire ahead

Let it go

Up the hills and the highest peaks
From the perch of a falcon’s nest
Through the space that is in between
Into the dregs of the darkest depths

In a million miles from now
When I ain’t got nothing left
With all the joy that this life allows
I hope I take in my last breath

And let it go
Let it go

And the winds from the west will rise with the open skies
and the birds will sing
And the rays of the sun will shine where the waves collide
and then turn to steam
And the silt and the stones combine and the soul survives
and the trumpets ring
Why don’t you let it go, let it go
Track Name: Bound
Blame it on the rolling hills
I can see, I can see
Sifting through the roaming years
I can see, I concede
You’ll leave

Blame it on the calm routine
I can see, I can see
Chasing after times less tame
I can see, I concede
You’ll leave

Blame it on the coiling soil
I can see, I can see
Waking up to fading days
I can see, I concede
You’ll leave

My heart it is breaking
Oooh, I’m bound to die
Track Name: Salt and Sea
We find ourselves in a valiant vision
On top a raft many miles from shore
I guess at times we make some tough decisions
It’s never easy when you’re stuck between the current and the ocean floor

Lately I know we’ve been sinking
Don’t let storms get you down
Baby, you know I’ve been thinking
I feel the best when you’re around

Out where the salt and the sea get mixed in
Up where the steam and the stars divide
I know I make a lot out of made up missions
It’s never easy when your stuck between the urchins and the twisting tide

Lately almost without blinking
Storms have rolled in to town
Baby, you know I’ve been thinking
I’d be a mess without you now

Out where the salt and the sea get mixed in
Up where the steam and the stars divide
Down where the ground turns the rock to liquid
Until the choir and the fumes collide
Track Name: Pearly Gates
You start out as a dove and the wind becomes a monster
And every time you fly there’s a little less to know
The fires in your eyes but the feeling’s kind of awkward
Cuz how do you survive if you don’t know where to go?

See I’ve been lied to
I think I know
But time will blind you
At least I’m told

You hover for a while and the land becomes electric
And every time you dive it’s a bit further from home
There’s a stinging in your side and the feeling it’s infectious
Cuz how you gonna thrive if you’re out there on your own?

See I’ve been lying too
I think you know
This life will try you
Or so it goes
Track Name: Cannon Falls
Round and round and round and round, round and around and around
Round and round and round and round, round and around and around

The summer ended and the frost started making us shiver
We’d go to sleep at night and dream of the Cannon River
It started feeling like the winter had been keeping us captive
We closed our eyes and then the room morphed into some rapids
This is what happened

We went round and round and round and round, round and around and around
Round and round and round and round, round and around and around

We floated forward and the falls brought us straight to an island
And all our friends were hanging out as the sun started dying
We lit a fire and then wondered where the morning would take us
We closed our eyes and then the sand shifted into a spaceship
This part is my favorite

We flew round and round and round and round, round and around and around
Round and round and round and round, round and around and around
Track Name: Tempest
Trials creep up slowly
Triumphs come and go
Oh when times get troubled
I’ll lean on the lord

Decades drift out deeper
Good health fades to poor
Oh when I get to the end
I’ll lay down my sword

Hope will pull you upward
Grace will let you roam
And when decades disappear
I will take you home

This is the starting of the tempest rising up
This is the parting of the seas within our clutch
And when the calmness washes over every ounce of wavered trust
Then the fog will overload, and the thaw will overflow
Track Name: Foothills
Everything clings to the canyon
Everyone longs for the past
The future is in the foothills on our path

Everyone floats to the surface
Everything ends in a flash
Fire on the water, let it last

… At last, at last