Category Archives: new music

2 new Bram Cools songs


I haven’t been playing music for ages it seems, which has something to do with a small baby and stuff like that. But listening to old recordings I decided it is time to finish a lot of almost-finished and half-finished songs before making new ones… Which led to the bandcamp release of 2 songs I’ve been working on since forever… They’re not my usual style (if such a thing exists) so I just bundled them into a two-song single.

The first song is some dark metal-without-the-metal thingy about the way in wich images of women are used in our digital country. The second one is an electronic rock tune about a failed postmodern savior. At one moment I thought about including those 2 songs in my cyberluddism album, but they didn’t fit…

Both songs can be listened and downloaded here on my bandcamp.

BYTEtext

byte of my byte, pixel of my pixel

softly spoken to my eyes
images of naked flesh they tell intimate lies
how could I want her if she’s not mine
how could I want her If she doesn’t even exist
how could I want her

and this game will always go on
in this world Venus is just a slave of Mammon
how do I fight against those evil gods
oh lust in the eye only also is adultery yes it is

softly spoken these intimate lies
could I just not turn away my eyes
why should I look at her if she’s not mine
why should I look at her if she doesn’t even exist
why should I look

and this game will always go on
in this world Venus is just a slave of Mammon
how do I fight against those evil gods
oh lust in the eye only also is adultery it is
oh beautiful re-creation oh sweet deception
byte of my byte and pixel of my pixel

The chosen one

Am I the chosen one
who’s gonna save the world
am I the chosen one
from the ancient prophecy
they all told me that I was the one
they all believe will deliver
they all see something that I’m not
And I’m here face to face with evil

I’m just a pointless stupid postmodern guy
on opium for the people I’ve always been so high
distraction much more pointless than the most deformed religion
I’ve wasted my whole life and now I’m ready for nothing
the great nothing

I’m not chosen one
that was gonna save the world
I was not the chosen one
from their stupid prophecy
they still think  that I was the one to save them from evil
they still believe that I will deliver the way their fairy tales told them
but here I’m being  torn into pieces
it wasn’t me they needed to fight this evil

I was just a pointless stupid postmodern idiot
I didn’t learn a thing, I cannot use their stupid magical sword
and now the world must end, and evil will take over forever
I’ve wasted the world  I wasn’t ready for nothing

should I’ve been the chosen one
that could’ve saved the world

enjoy

Bram

Bram Cools Classic song: Father I’m tired


And now for something completely different, one of my own songs. Someone told me today that she likes the song, and it’s been stuck in my head ever since. Like most of my songs it’s weird, and this one could be described as a lo-fi psalm with noise orchestra and a choir of clones of myself (long live multitrack!)…

Yes I know it’s not a ‘real’ video, and I also know I’ll never get rich and popular making this kind of music, but I do like it myself, and I play it for the few people who so like it… And this is one of the songs that some people find really good (which surprises me), while others hate it (which doesn’t. Those people of the second category can just listen to something else [no, you won't be rickrolled by clicking, but it might be worse] and skip this post and everything about my music, or just read teh lyrics and pray them or sing them to gregorian melodies or the tune of the latest Matt Redman hit…

Father I’m tired (Bram Cools)

Father I am tired (Father I am tired)
Father l feel empty (Father I feel empty)
Father I feel lost (Father I feel lost)
help me to focus on you (help me to focus)
help me to focus on you (help me to focus)
help me to focus on you (help me to focus)

I’ve been distracted
the emptiness calls to me
I’ve fallen asleep
in the centre of Babylon

fill me up with your spirit
fill me up with your love
fill me up with your life

unconditional love
compared to this love
this whole world is so small
i t could dissolve in a cup of coffee
how can l be distracted
how can I be distracted
how can I be distracted

(This song is on the ‘I am the Belgian Christian lo-fi scene‘ best of compilation, which can be downloaded @ Bandcamp, for free if you like!)

shalom

Bram

New Bram Cools Album ‘cyberluddism’


For those 3 people on this little blue planet who like my music:

The new Bram Cools album ‘Cyberluddism’ will be released very soon. It will be an electronic-only release on bandcamp. The album art and tracklist are already up, and the songs will be added one by one in the near future…

It will be slightly different from the music I’ve made in the past. It’s still homerecorded indie/lo-fi that’ll never make much money, but I’m exploring different styles here, from chiptune-punk to abstract electronice, and from triphop to folktronica; There’s not much folk or rock to be heard this time, and neither is the album overtly religious (except for probably the song ‘NT Wright is a sound theologian) The overall theme is a pretty dark observation of our technological society and consumer capitalism.

(songs with hyperlinks are already streaming)

1. cyberluddism I
2. nettle fields
3. drummers and drumcomputers (electro mix)
4. consumer’s delight
5. NT Wright is a sound theologian
6. Albatross (dance mix)
7. Ellulian glasses
8. turn it of
9. cyberluddism II
10.disposable girl
11.Very cool video games
12.unfair competition (electronica mix)
13.cyberluddism III
14.we are the deathstar
15.In dust reel

enjoy

Bram

find a home?


the Bram Cools  song with the Shane Claiborne samples, finally…

shalom

Bram

N T Wright is a sound theologian (new song)


I’m aware that there is some blog silence here… I don’t even know why exactly…

But to fill the holes until something new appears here, some music. I’ve been working on some songs, that are more electronic than I’m used to (so I won’t be able to play them live…) for an album that’ll be called ‘cyberluddism’. One of those songs is an industrial triphop tune with the weird title ‘N T Wright is a sound theologian’, that I just posted on youtube (without a real video though…)

Anyone who likes it?

shalom

Bram