Coito Ergo Sum

by Julian Shah-Tayler

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“Wetter Is Massive It will make Julian a star” – Alan McGee (Creation Records)
“Very Impressed” – David J (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets)
“Julian is a true musical genius” – Ed Mears (Crest Digital Recordings)
“Classy Pop Perfection” – BabySue
“Massive talent” – Boom Boom Chik
“Sublime electronic rock – A marvelous Hunky Dory” – Mojophenia
“Songwriting and performance is quite stunning” – Beehive Candy
"One of the most talented songwriters of the century" - Rootstime
“Julian is seriously talented” – I Am The Programmer
“Electrifying” - Hotter In Hollywood
“It’s like a magic carpet ride” – Mark Walbaum – CSI Miami
“London new wave at its danceable best” – Dabelly.com
“The Brilliant Julian Shah-Tayler..... Stupidly good” – Liberty London Girl
“Extremely Catchy” - Bomarrblog
"Illustrious, very talented. I can't say anything short of Wow!" - Lolly's Hot Licks
"I am so blown away. Reminds me of Prince." - Rick Mizuno (LA Talk Radio)
"I love this album - it's fantastic" - Yorkie, Aiiradio
“Beauty that is rarely seen in music today” – Ramonosaurusrex
“As good as it gets” – Must have track of 2010 – Rebel Riffs
“Intelligent, and skilled” – The Deli
“A true musical chameleon” – Mixtape Muse
“This music screams SEXY to me” – Lafamos blog
“Artistic perfection on his own terms” – Obscure Sound
“An artist to watch for his versatility, musical integrity and sophisticated artistry” – Music Goat
“A mystical world mastered by Julian… Melancholic rock heaven” – Mishmash Magazine
“A real musical journey” – Back When We Were Beautiful Blog

"Julian Shah-Tayler is a young man who has the potential to become a legendary superstar. Folks into 1980s music by artists like David Bowie and Peter Murphy will find a lot to love here. Mr. Shah-Tayler writes and records highly melodic, danceable, somewhat emotionally detached modern pop music. Songs are the real strength here...as this man manages to come up with a mound of oughta-be hits. There's a lot to take in here...twenty-one tracks of classy, classic pop perfection. Totally cool groove driven pop cuts include "Revolution," "Wetter" (this one is infectious), "Northern Light," "Show Me Your Soul," and "Lullabies." Cool stuff. Top pick."

BabySue.com

"I love this album - it's fantastic"

Yorkie, Aiiradio

"Julian Shah-Tayler’s cool, suave vocals are featured exceptionally well on Coito Ergo Sum, the Los-Angeles-based artists’ debut full-length. His affecting and urbane timbre ooze charm and charisma...
Tracks like Saltwater and Roman Tower allow for contemplation with enjoyment as tender keys convey utmost sentiment and emotion with a beauty that is rarely seen in music today: a refined and poised sound that is neither underdone nor restrained; a sophistication that knows it’s limits but does exceedingly well within it’s capabilities. It is a musical grace that is simple but incredibly artistic, subtle but highly impacting.
Julian Shah-Tayler can write one heck of a song, the sense of rhythm and his competent proficiency at crafting artfully exquisite melodies is brilliant.
Outstanding is a word the songs on Coito Ergo Sum know very well, indeed; the vivid intensity of tracks like Electricity and Roman Tower are amazing... The enthralling keys produce a lush atmosphere of sheer, stunning beauty, the greatest of which is plainly displayed on Roman Tower: a soft but touching piano intro with angelically complementary strings harmonize impeccably with Shah-Tayler’s distorted, lo-fi-esque vocals and effortless falsetto.
All in all, a terrific listen: vast amounts of pure beauty skillfully draped with the trappings of remarkable melodies and competent rhythms."

Ramonosaurus Rex

"Shah-Tayler's solo material falls somewhere in-between rock and new wave with synth and drum machine feeling just as cozy on the recording as his guitar work. The Deli was passed along a copy of the upcoming album to take a listen to, and there is definately some stand out work.
If you're trying to lure your friends to the dark side that is indie music, or maybe you're trying to fill a spot in your collection next to David Bowie's work from the 80s, then Julian Shah-Tayler is accessible, intelligent, and skilled."

The Deli

"A marvellous Hunky Dory...
Completely on schedule, Julian Shah-Tayler releases the impressive `Coito Ergo Sum` album, an inspiring double disc recorded with unprecedented detail and unique resourcefulness - The fact that Julian is responsible for the writing and the instrumental process makes this iconic one-man mission that much better. Anyone following his frequent EP releases will no doubt recognise a few of the tracks spread across this alt-indie showcase - The subtle electrolica of `Wetter`, supreme beats and sexual high spirits, the touching epic `Christine`, the celebration of someone obviously very special. Far Eastern and tempered glam rock styles help along the album`s hooks and illuminated melodies making it impossible to pigeon hole, `Coito Ergo Sum` demands sensual interaction, each track exposing a self-conscious agenda while still allowing homely rooftop influences."

Mojophenia

"Julian Shah-Tayler is like a one-man Duran Duran.
HIH had the chance to catch one of his electrifying performances at The Mezz in the historic Alexandria Hotel in downtown L.A.
Our fave: "Say What You Want," a dirty-sexy jam that could be the anthem for nocturnal hedonists everywhere (we're just sayin'). It just screams Rough me up good. Download his other other hot track, "Show Me Your Soul,"

Hotter In Hollywood

"Illustrious, very talented. I can't say anything short of Wow!"

Lolly's Hot Licks

"I am so blown away by your music. Reminds me of Prince."

Rick Mizuno (LA Talk Radio)

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released October 5, 2010

Written, Performed, Produced and Recorded by Julian Shah-Tayler in Mobile Simple Studios in tour vans, hotel rooms, aeroplanes and homes between 2005 and 2008
Mixed and Mastered by Ulrich Wild in Noize In The Attic assisted by Raidar except Say What You Want, mixed by Robert Harder. and Taken Away My Baby mixed by Julian Shah-Tayler

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Julian Shah-Tayler Los Angeles

An artist who writes, produces and performs all his own music.
“Genius, Massive, Perfection, Brilliant, Great, Outstanding, Exquisite, Remarkable, Pure Beauty, Excellent, Impressive, Inspiring” are some comments from press..
He has also worked as a writer/collaborator/remixer with:
Joaquin Phoenix,, JC Chasez, Siobhan Fahey, Kerli Cut Copy, Marina Celeste (Nouvelle Vague)
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Track Name: Revolution
There's something happening here, if you wanted to know
We've been planning for years, now it's ready to go
Bring your fears bring your friends, bring everyone you know
Lose your inhibitions so you can let yourself grow

Come over to the revolution

Another party to crash, another mirror to smash
Another crease to the fold, another way to grow old
Bring your cash bring your money, bring everyone you know
Lose your inner vision so you can let yourself grow

Come over to the revolution

You came, you saw, you made a mockery
Your modern thought has really conquered me
Your velvet kiss punctured my vanity
This dangerous drug will be the death of me

Come over to the revolution
Track Name: Beautiful World
Where's the relief in not coming down
When I step off the roof and float to the ground
Seeing flickers in my fire once again
And it feels just like I'm trying to forget

I spend all my days wishing life away
You can be so tired you never want to wake
And these visions that I have just blur in the end
Because I fell into my self again

And you want to live it and you can't forgive it
It's a beautiful world
And you'll never leave it and you don't believe it
It's a beautiful world

Where's the belief in your history
And where's the relief from your misery
Failing flickers in my fire once again
Because I fell into myself again

And you want to live it and you can't forgive it
It's a beautiful world
And you'll never leave it and you don't believe it
It's a beautiful world

We all feel the same so don't give your life away
We all feel the pain so don't give your life away

And you want to live it and you can't forgive it
It's a beautiful world
And you'll never leave it and you don't believe it

It's a beautiful world
Track Name: Communication
I cannot communicate,
I’m just trying to stay awake
Wish someone would take my hand
And pull me out of this sinking sand

I don’t want to know what’s wrong
Why does my body feel so numb
All these words will go to waste
I cannot communicate

Communication

All these pictures in my book,
All these memories that I took
All the reasons that I found
Take my flickr spread around

Communication

And if everything’s alright and if everything’s OK
Then why do I feel so lost along the way?
When the fallout from the night always follows through the day
Then we lose the will to communicate

All the lessons that we learned
From the times that we got burned
Will never ameliorate
Our fragile mental state

I don’t want to know what’s wrong
Why does my body feel so numb
All these words will go to waste,
Because I cannot communicate

Communication

And if everything’s alright and if everything’s OK
Then why do I feel so lost along the way?
When the fallout from the night always follows through the day
Then we lose the will to communicate
Track Name: Electricity
Another endless night
The shadows on my wall tease the light
Pale fingers bleached with waste
Though bitter this strychnine leaves no taste

Another endless night
The bullets in my gun worn by time
This time is bleeding out my minutes slow
And behind this wall I make my current flow

Your electricity pulsing around my veins
When you're kissing me, makes me feel alive again
When your pulse turns to flow,
electricity knowing this place where we belong
Your electricity turns me on

Another endless night
Your voice is all I hear from the outside
I take your scent, I breathe you into me
Catch the sparks from all your electricity

You do this to me

Your electricity pulsing around my veins
When you're kissing me, makes me feel alive again
When your pulse turns to flow,
electricity knowing this place where we belong
Your electricity turns me on
Track Name: Saltwater
You know it's not your fault
If I'm breaking my own heart.
Though it's halfway to the truth
It's breaking over you.

I cannot explain
What causes me this pain
If I wrap it up in words
I'll miss the point again

I'm pouring salt water on the spark
To keep the fires from burning through the dark
Pouring the salt water on the spark
To keep the fire from burning through burning through the shell I grew

The message you gave to me
Turned my bitter sweet
I was living for your taste
While I was being replaced

I'm pouring salt water on the spark
To keep the fires from burning through the dark
Pouring the salt water on the spark
To keep the fire from burning through burning through the shell I grew.

Such a lovely flame, burning me alive.
On this beautifullest day, what a lovely way to die.
Track Name: Evaporate
Oh Mother, I was drowning,
Now I'm lighter than the air
These bars can't hold me in
As bubbles

We evaporate, intensify the outside
On the inside
We evaporate, intensify the outside
On the inside.

Oh Mother, let me go
We've been moving much too slow
I want the atmosphere to
Melt right through me

We evaporate, intensify the outside
On the inside
We evaporate, intensify the outside
On the inside.

Watch me rise like steam
Born inside this dream

We circle round
We circle round

All my life I'm circulating
To find a place that we can stay in

We evaporate, intensify the outside
On the inside
We evaporate, intensify the outside
On the inside.

Watch me rise like steam
Born inside this dream
Watch me fall like snow
Whitens morning glow
As I drift like leaves.....
Track Name: Say What You Want
You say what you want about me
I hear nothing at all
That tongue telling lies about me
Just can't hurt me at all

You say what you want about me
I hear nothing at all
That tongue telling lies about me
Just can't hurt me at all

You got something to say about me
I'm here, just give me a call
You say what you want about me
I hear nothing at all
Track Name: Northern Light
It's the condition of your sanity that makes me feed your fires
It's my reaction to your chemistry that makes the air catalyse

It's the affliction of your gravity that spins me to your side
It's your affection for depravity that drags you down from the sky

Forget all the things you know and your northern light will glow
Leave your footprints in the snow and your northern light will glow

I wish I knew how to make money I'd buy you a place in paradise
Where we could build a world together and keep our condition alive

Forget all the things you know and your northern light will glow
Leave your footprints in the snow and your northern light will glow
If you can't just let me go your northern light will glow
Leave your footprints in the snow and your northern light will glow

We're taking this town, we'll do it again
It's breaking us down dust in the air
Moon shines from our hands, what does it show?
We fall for this land together we'll glow

Forget all the things you know and your northern light will glow
Leave your footprints in the snow and your northern light will glow
If you can't just let me go your northern light will glow
Leave your footprints in the snow and your northern light will glow
Track Name: Roman Tower 982
And so will you go down with the lights on my parade?
I used to ride the town all through the night but dropped the reins.

These flashing signs running through my eyes
Fade out like neon love
These tinder thoughts that ignite my mind
Burn out like neon love

And so the rest of me, and the best of you will sanctify
The world, and all we have left hand in hand and side by side

These flashing signs running through my eyes
Burn out like neon love
The precious times that feed our lives
Fade in like real love
Track Name: Taken Away My Baby
Somebody's taken away my baby
And I don't know know where she can be
Somebody's taken away my sunny day
If you see my love, please tell me she's ok

Somebody's taken away my baby
And i don't know what i should do
When the night was dark, somebody stole my spark
Won't you tell me true, was that somebody you?

If you saw my baby ooh ooh
You'd see her once and you'd never forget her
She'd take your heart and your soul you betcha
She'd be your moon and your stars if you'd let her

Somebody's taken away my baby,
And i feel like i wanna die
I think the world is on the prowl again,
And my baby's just become the tender prey

My baby is the only one i've been waiting so long for
If i knew where my baby could be
I wouldn't be sitting here alone with you

Somebody's taken away my baby
And i'm crying here with you
Somebody's taken her far away from me
She is their baby now and i'm feeling blue

Somebody's taken away my baby
And all my skies are turning grey
I will find her in time and i will make her mine
If i can kiss her sweet lips again one day

It's ok