Discography

Reviews and Press

"Dice - the best thing since bread was sliced." 
- John Cooper Clarke 

"Really love the album 'Dice', have listened to it a lot.  The chorus on 'A Product' really sticks in your head..." 
- Michael Wadada (Suns of Arqa) 

"The B-side is a more confrontational track with its abrasive sonic splashes and unsettling bassline. Hyphen then seeks to make a more meditative brew out of such fiery ingredients, and his dub mix more than rises to the challenge." 
- Ear Candy Music (on Brian Hyphen's remix for Suns of Arqa 12") 

"What a lovely album 'Dice' is.  I was doing my work when listening to it and found that I was smiling, and was surprised to find myself enjoying my work.  This album makes me smile more."  
- Aidan Killian (Comedian) 

"Hyphen's dub take on Cape Town Rock turns the track inside out, and is reminiscent of the Jamaican dubs of old.  A real treat to listen to.  With good vibes..." 
- Denis Harper (KDT Magazine) 

"Taking the original further into the dub chamber, this is a smoker’s delight" 
- Emotional Rescue (on Brian Hyphen's Asian Rebel Dub for Suns of Arqa)

Lyrics

Impulse

Sometimes it rains, sometimes it's cold 
Sometimes your mind feels tired and old 
I don't want the rain to stop, and I'll savour every drop 
Enjoy the rain, from the moment that it starts 

Sometimes it rains, sometimes it's cold 
Sometimes your mind feels tired and old 
You’re scared to try, because you’re scared that you’ll fail 
You’re scared to succeed, because of what that might entail 

When you lie, your head keeps spinning 
When you cheat yourself, who's winning?

A Product

She walked through the forest 
Picking up the leaves as she went 
Walking about through the trees 
Through the trees 
She walked back out to the park 
The sun was bright in the sky 
She arranged the leaves on the grass 
On the grass 

Who are you?  What have you got inside? 
Who have you been?  What do you need to hide? 
Don't be afraid of what you might not be 
Don't stay away from all the little things that you dream 
That you dream 

She painted a perfect picture 
Of her journey from the start to the end 
She arranged the leaves on the grass 
On the grass 
Each leaf was a person she'd met 
Each pattern a lesson she'd learnt 
The forest a lifetime of stories 
And events 

The picture lay there, complete 
The sun was bright in the sky 
The leaves reflected the sunlight 
Like a mirror 
The mirror she looked in closely 
She saw what she had become 
A product of all the leaves 
All the leaves 
Every one

Time

I wanted time but when it was mine, did I waste it 
All was fine, I had crossed that line, but it's wasted 
Or so they say when they see how I barely tasted 
The time I found to go overground, I misplaced it 

But I had a laugh despite what I did 
I did what I wanted, I felt like a kid 
I had a laugh despite where I’d been 
I did what I wanted now look what I’ve seen 

I wanted time but when it was mine, I enjoyed it 
All was fine I had crossed that line, to avoid it 
Or so they say when they see how I almost destroyed it 
The time I found to go overground, I enjoyed it

The Want

I dream it all everyday 
The where I want to be 
The what I want to do 
The what I want to see 
The dream I need surrounds me 
The look upon my face 
I want it all to be like this 
There is no better place 

I travel to the place from the dream I have 
Miles and miles away to the dream I have 
Gather all the things to do the things I dream 
Paint the picture all around 
The picture of my dream 
The picture of my dream 

But in my mind I'm back in time and I receive a gift 
I open with excitement - I feel my spirit lift 
I know I have just what I want and yet I force a smile 
I stare and dream of memories of waiting all the while 

I want it all to be like this 
I want it all to be like this 
Like this

All My Tomorrows

You can listen to me, it's not hard 
You can use what I say or discard 
You can look at your mystical cards 
If I pay you to 
You can ask me questions in disguise 
Try some initial letters for size 
You can be sure that I won't realise 
If I pay you to 

Look at the wall in front of you 
Behind it are the days you cannot view 
Behind it are the songs that belong to all my tomorrows 
I can paint any picture then make it true 
I'll only think you know if I want you to 
But no one can see over the wall into all my tomorrows 

You can cold read all day long 
You can encourage me to play along 
You turn it around if I say that you're wrong 
It's as clear as day 
You can use the tricks of your trade 
But you'll never call a spade a spade 
And show the truth behind your charade 
It's as clear as day

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