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You know what? Fuck it! I like Taste of Honey! It's a great chill song! I've been listening to it a lot lately and I only just now noticed the "Let's do it" that quietly plays at 1:23, and I decided this is good shit. It's got that cool Trumpet noise over the subtle percussion and ambience that makes if feel both laid-back and alarming. Sure that bee noise is irritating and the lyrics are obnoxiously diva, but if you ignore that then the singing fits in pretty well with the mood. That bit with the violin and the chopped up female singing still sounds awesome even if the weird-ass synth guitar that follows is kinda... weird-ass.
I know discussion of the album has died down and I don't think anyone's brought up this song in a while, but I suddenly had the urge to express this. It's still probably the worst song on the album but that's only cause the rest of the album kicks ass. Taste of Honey absolutely deserves it's spot in Born in the Echoes. At the very least it gives the album a more varied tone.
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you brave man ;D


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It's a hidden gem. I love its satirical approach of saying "f*** you, pie chart music". You got no money? You won't get no honey.  :))
It is flouting any expectations and "dance" album conventions. This is Hanna style. This is creative.

And I am brave too :D
Pie-chart music. That's what I have for dessert.


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I've loved it from the first listen, really good transition piece for the second half of the album.


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Theres it is! Oh, wait...
no idea, no idea


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I wonder if honey as an euphemism for sex might have been the inspiration for the lyrics:

Source: https://books.google.at/books?id=XKyPCgAAQBAJ&pg=PA36#v=onepage&q&f=false


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It's been months and I still haven't taken to this track. It doesn't fall under the 'Left Right' level of annoyance for me, but it certainly distracts from my enjoyment of Born In The Echoes. I'm at the point where I listen to a playlist instead of the full album, which old-school me would prefer.


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It's been months and I still haven't taken to this track. It doesn't fall under the 'Left Right' level of annoyance for me, but it certainly distracts from my enjoyment of Born In The Echoes. I'm at the point where I listen to a playlist instead of the full album, which old-school me would prefer.
Maybe you might want to approach it more as a well produced cue or track rather than an album song, which I know is weird coz it's on an album. To me it really shows their producing skills and it's got this kind of "score" feel to it. This one shows, in my petty opinion, that they're so much more than mere "dance" music producers. They love (electronic) sounds and this one's full of them. I also think it is very brave to put it on an album, much like Harpoons back in the days. If only Radiate and Wide Open would have been switched on BITE, this one would perfectly fit with the album's flow. Much like a break before it regains momentum with Born and Wide Open, eventually culminating in Radiate.
That said, I can too understand you why you don't like it.
Pie-chart music. That's what I have for dessert.


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Maybe you might want to approach it more as a well produced cue or track rather than an album song, which I know is weird coz it's on an album. To me it really shows their producing skills and it's got this kind of "score" feel to it. This one shows, in my petty opinion, that they're so much more than mere "dance" music producers. They love (electronic) sounds and this one's full of them. I also think it is very brave to put it on an album, much like Harpoons back in the days. If only Radiate and Wide Open would have been switched on BITE, this one would perfectly fit with the album's flow. Much like a break before it regains momentum with Born and Wide Open, eventually culminating in Radiate.
That said, I can too understand you why you don't like it.

Yes, I  prefer the track more an an individual basis, like a bonus track or something. It definitely is well put together...it just doesn't flow well with the others to me. And I also agree with switching Wide Open and Radiate. I even did this on my last mix.


 

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