Full of Fire - The Knife
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Spoken wordish things. Songs that tell a story without a traditional structure, other weird things. Probably best not to listen to this at night, because many of them would be nightmare inducing. Unless you’re into that sort of thing.
Mostly indescribable things with a few exceptions to make it a little more listenable. Also best on random, still a lot to add here.
It’s best to listen to this on random since I put zero effort into song order. It’s just a growing collection of songs that evoke a certain feeling for me or I thought would fit the theme. I’m still adding things as I come across them and removing ones that don’t feel right. Maybe you’ll enjoy some of them. I’m open to suggestions, but no guarantees ;)
I love how (recent) Mount Eerie albums are seemingly meticulously crafted, but every time I hear a song performed live it’s completely different and just barely held together rhythmically, melodically, and technically but is still fucking beautiful because Phil Elverum is simply a great human being in every respect.
Another late night song. Spent a few hours messing around with more instrumentation but didn’t get anything quite right (almost). I figured I’d upload a guitar & vocal mix in the interest of not having this song sit on my hard drive forever half complete. Apologies for some of the harsh vocals, etc.
I don’t even know if I like this song, it’s kind of weird… are those even choruses? Let me know what you think.
The lyrics are somewhere in the past on my tumblr, for those inclined. I can tell you one thing though, the song is about an inept gardner…. but they mean well.
On an island
Across from town
Close and alone
Looking across the water
Seeing people slowly living all their lives
This is the feeling from inside an island body
(Looking out from inside a sea of thoughts, distant and quiet)
Tossed on the waves
Blown onto land
In churning mess
A moment of clear air breathing, seeing the expanse
Totally at peace with the meaningless of living
Drifting in a changing world
Reaching for a solid thing
The stone dissolves in the same wind I swim through
Where I live there is a constant roaring
For my insomniac tumblr pals, I present a “it’s 1am but I don’t want to forget this song idea” recording. Forgive the terrible quality of this transmission. It’s kind of boring right now, I think there would be some synths in the real demo, maybe pick up the tempo slightly, different start & end, blah blah blah. Lyrics (approximately) below.