Chronophonic

Chronophonic

BandJazzFunk

A four-piece, funk, jazz, hip hop group is winning fans across Colorado and positioning itself to captivate the rest of the nation

Biography

Featuring Downbeat Magazine’s 2002 winner of outstanding performance by a jazz instrumental soloist, Chronophonic has quickly established a unique sound among today's original music scene. Influences range anywhere from James Brown to The Roots to Primus and Radiohead; all are evident in their music.

Performing throughout the southwest since 2001, the band has set an active touring schedule of over 75 gigs a year. The Denver-based group has already been privileged to share the stage with national talent, such as The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, The Slip, Vinyl, The Motet, Granola Funk Express, The B-Side Players, and Brother's Past.

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Lyrics

Bean So Hot

Written By: Chronophonic

It’s been so hot for so damn long I don’t know how we all survive and everything is going wrong in everybody else’s lives they look inside but still don’t see the unity of you and me we’re soon to be, soon to be, soon to be (x2)

With so many problems in the U.S.A.,
it’s kinda hard being someone that’s so skinny
I mean I eat right, do right, live by my own code,
but who knows the problems more than the people involved in the scandalous acts, and whose gonna solve them it’s not me
yet I got my own stance on my opinions of life
it’s not the diversionary tactics used by the left or right
it’s an equality star shine for you and me you see
so in the end of the struggle you’ll see victory
you look towards the silence and see the promise of noise,
the ending of a life is just some kids clapping their toys
balloons pop in this hot atmosphere—
the promise of peace is like wheat in the Middle East
no tending and no growing no mending no sewing the seeds of sense in oil stained brains indeed
I take time out of my day to give thanks to that
force that tells me what I’m livin’ for is not whack
of course my slack is caught up in the wars
2 million drop to the Congolese floor
blood flowing continent supped up with sutchers who can do the better procedure? The Gang of 8, the gang of hate?
the educated masses rise towards the threats of global domination…
know how the end goes as the story unfolds

As the story unfolds, who really prepared to go
face to face too fit to fold speak with my soul
till the last breath I hold
and I’ll give you all my love until I have no more
cause it’s too hot and my crew just keeps on pushin
on with ambition pinning competition
the Chronophonic just keeps on hittin
swift is flippin the script slippin out without a print
from my fingertips still you know who this is
cause S is infamous from the Pacific to the outer limits
somehow were living on even when things are going wrong
large and small stand tall and handle what your given
in whatever amount it’ll balance out
just know what your about and the rest will come in due time
cause this planet is about to erupt
so just live up and give love to those you trust

And it’s like that
you know it’s like that
light that
you better light that

A lot of artists fallen victims of the industry
that kind of shit happens way too frequently
and to me it really ain’t no mystery
their finding ways to profit off your misery
but now a days I’m taking one at a time
cause no one’s going to stop you when your fallen behind
remember happiness is all in your mind
cause life can be hard when your trying to get by
yo can’t you see the pain from the look in my eye
I tell you how I feel and then you’re acting surprised
too many people never come to realize
that everyone here is identical inside
just put aside your grudge and get high
you’ll never know love if you won’t give it a try
better know your going to shine in due time
so sit back, kick up your feet, and enjoy the ride

A natural tactical novella hella swellin like a melon
if you look close you can tell what the religion is
fantastic laser battles rattling from prayers
delivering my vocals from the local soothsayer
you toothtakers - not pulling molars pullin morals
you groovefakers - you thinking chords are made from coral
so why don’t I get up off the microphone and take some action
I know that there’s people out there demanding the satisfaction
you can’t even think like a man whose been broken down to nothin so stop and introduce yourself to yourself
forget your thug life-put it in your drug pipe
and filter it out until it looks right

It’s been so hot for so damn long I don’t know how we all survive and everything is going wrong in everybody else’s lives they look inside but still don’t see the unity of you and me we’re soon to be, soon to be, soon to be (x3)

Breakfast for Dinner

Written By: Chronophonic

When I arrive
even though it’s 5:00
I can’t get my mind off this
Breakfast
double-oven-lovin the results of back rubbin
back to basic breakfast that’s the meal that I’m grubbin
now I’m not sayin that it’s OK
to have the most important anytime of the day
but on revealing that his feeling is the morning time stealing
hours eclipsed by dark, hark I say and freak the feast of time

Breakfast for dinner
I butter up that sex-muffin
Breakfast for dinner
hot cakes in an easy-bake oven

Scrambled eggs
memories of last night’s keg
too drunk to get up out of bed today
yet somehow, and some way
keep coming up a hot griddle conclusion if thats what I’m choosin
I’ll stay abusin an after lunch status chill mode explode
like the yolk of an over easy chicken embryo

Breakfast for dinner
I butter up that sex-muffin
Breakfast for dinner
hot cakes in an easy-bake oven (x3)

Dom P

Written By: Chronophonic

Sometimes I forget if it’s meant to be
or maybe things will start to change eventually
could you see it my way
baby you might find that things could be
different than they seem
you better look carefully
I’m not what I appear to be
I’m so tired of wondering why
all through the night while you hold me tight
then dance the night away with another man
there’s no way for you to really understand
what you’re doing to me baby
maybe through it all you’ll see
the love between you and me

Cause it’ll be alright (x4)

Will it be my way
things will change eventually
maybe we can chill continually
just spending time
you see nobody can be
a better woman for me
just let me lead the way
I wait so patiently
just hoping things will change
I will always remain
we got a lot to gain
I know you feel the same way
it’s what your doing to me baby
maybe through it all you’ll see
the love between you and me

Cause it’ll be alright (x4)

Cause it’ll be alright (x8)

Discography

Chronophonic - Chronophonic (CD) 2003
Chronophonic - Footwork (CD) 2004

Our debut, self-titled album reached the charts on six radio stations and received airplay on more than 65 stations in 26 states. The disc features internationally-renowned jazz trumpeter Ron Miles.

Our second album, "Footwork" was released in February of 2004. Production credits include Kevin Clock (Gladys Knight, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Yes) and mastering credits go to Tom Baker (Beastie Boys, Stone Temple Pilots, BB King). The album charted on 23 stations in 16 states and has received airplay from over 130 radio stations.

Set List

Typical set is 75 minutes and largely comprised of originals. zero to two cover tunes per set. Set limit determined by venue.