Better Now

by J.Lamotta & Q3000

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about

Q3000 (Bari, Italy) & J.Lamotta Suzume (Tel-Aviv, Israel)

Music as the healing force of life brought us together in Berlin.
We have the feeling that it wasn't a coincidence, maybe we know each other from else when.

The name "Better Now" was invented during a collaging session at Lamotta's place in which the album artwork was created.

Q was spontaneously cutting letters from different magazines, glued the newly made words on the cover, and there we got a name.

It was only later when we realised that there is much more to it than we thought. It happened by experimenting with playing and being, and by trying to be present in every single moment.

Making music together led us to great insights, to acknowledging our inner transformations which are part of our friendships, joy and understanding.

With no rush, we're just saying... it is better facing the truth now.

credits

released October 7, 2016

All music was composed and produced by Q3000 & J. Lamotta Suzume

Artwork by Q3000 and J. Lamotta

All music was made with Shure 57 and 58 mics, pandeiro, tambourine, wood block, shakers, guiro, shekere, MPC2000XL, turntables, pocket trumpet, Nord Lead 2X and SP555.

Q3000 - MPC2000XL, turntables, SP555, mixing & mastering
J.Lamotta - keyboard, bass, trumpet, percussion & vox

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Track Name: Why Not
Winter in Berlin. We met in Chilin' Stra­ße at Lamotta's place.
It was a spontaneous session. Why Not?
Lamotta started off with a sloppy loop and Q joined with the sampler.
After few minutes of listening Q said "l got some samples, let me try somethng". While he was searching Lamotta found it interesting and pushed the record button.
From this moment on we didn't have to do much, this track felt like magic. We were both very excited about the sound and the flow, and we decided to call this piece Why Not as the answer to the question whether we should meet or not.
Track Name: Yoshitaka
life is a funny thing
we don't need to say any about that or about us
as long as we're watching that endless
turning around from one point to another
it seem to be random we're picking experiences
ain't you tired of running in circles?

would you go with love?

life is a sunny thng
every day we should remember that
we have no time for suffering so let yourself discover
how far would you go with love

would you go with love?

life is a funny thng
we don't need to say any about that or about us
we have no time for suffering so let yourself discover
how far would you go with love

would you go with love?
Track Name: Blue Rose
Another spontaneous session at Q's place.
On that day Lamotta was visiting a friend at the hospital and she found a blue rose outside.
She gave it to Q which started playing this beat.
He still has the Blue Rose!
Track Name: Naturally
waking up early but naturally
inside something is changing, so necessary
without knowing how much I needed it to come
sitting in my room, this thng is welcome

wanting without resorting but naturally
charging with records momentarily
to be here as long as we can
enjoying life is my only plan

it could make you do thngs that you may know
listening to birds
think yes before u say no
getting rid of unnecessary thoughts
learning your way, connecting the dots
so don't tryna be somebody that you're not
better loving yourself cause that what you have got
is not about the what, is how you do
so follow your dream if that your truth

trying without pushing, let it come naturally
searching, no more rushing
let yourself be

waking up early but naturally
inside somethng is changing, so necessary
without knowing how much I needed it to come
sitting in my room, this thng is welcome

wanting without resorting but naturally
charging with records momentarily
to be here as long as we can
enjoying life is my only plan
Track Name: Fat Panda
Fat Panda ...
Track Name: That's What I Call
let your thoughts roll outward
no reason to hesitate or looking backward
like a deep breath that clears the mind
there is nothing interesting that you've left behind

you know what truth brings so keep going
this is how you learn ,that's growing
It means to open a new page yeah
so get a good sleep tonight, tomorrow step out of the cage

That's
What
I
Call

Freedom

though the ways are steep and hard
keep it calm with self-regard
cuz you are beautiful when you have no pride
Don't fail yourself before you've tried
Track Name: Lamotta's Bday
It was my birthday, I went to Q's place and he told me "today we're not gonna work, we're gonna celebrate your birthday. 25 beats, 25 joints".
This was the second, I left after the fifth.
Track Name: Se Love
you know, I'm not that strong
I got no guiding principles or that sharp tongue
but for some reason I'm here to say
you r beautiful in your own way

a lovely sound beyond words and shadows
dancing together, opening windows
we gotta face the music, cuz we're just a grain of sand
there is a tree that want us to understand it

so hey say hey yeah

reaching a compromise is a safe star
tell me what do you feel, not about your shitty car
dreaming alone but living together
love is the sign than we can make it better