Delicates

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credits

released March 28, 2018

Mark Ashworth - recorded and produced by
Martin Crane - mixed and additional production by
Phil Moffa - Mastered by
Kareem Shihab - drums and percussion (Earth, The Whole West, Just like the Dream)
Nadia Shihab - vocals (Just like the Dream, Homehouse)
Tim Kim - violin (Discohymn, Manchild, Lenses)
Tristan Arnold - upright bass (The Whole West, Manchild)
Taylor Jacobs - guitar (The Whole West)
Raffi Garabedian - saxophone (The Noise)
Justin Tomlin - saxophone (Lenses)
Logan Kroeber - drums (Lenses)
Garna Raditya - guitar (Discohymn)
Ines Beltranena - vocals (The Whole West)

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Track Name: Discohymn
A longer ride to avoid the freeway
Past the cereal factory
The fallen fast food wrappers
Are a sure sign of fall
Tires unpunctured by glass
There’s no fastest way through a grid
My head is caught in the net
Of the present when i arrive at the station
Every morning, bodies in the hundred thousands
Tunneling seven miles of water

Bodies and breath under the bay floor
The buildings are constructed
As the escalator rises
The bricks flower into workplaces
As the sky turns its back
That is how i arrive
Track Name: Lenses
On the way here i
Watched two day laborers fail to
Catch a white dove
In their hard hands
There was cake frosting on the trash can lids
Where they wait for work to come
There was cake frosting on the trash can lids.
Where they play domino

From the corner cafe
I watched two new cars collide
And a green ambulance
Arrive too late
The sound of the siren
shook my cup of juice from the ledge
The sound of the siren
harmonized with the buzz of the fridge

The clouds hum a digital hum
Through these polarized lenses
As the waves sing below
Their formless song
And the hawks float sideways
Silent on the ethery air
And the hawks float sideways
Silent, nothing can cohere
Track Name: The Noise
I am innocent of having lived
Just a vessel for fresh water
I harm all things equally
And all with love
Im the maker of the noise
That keeps me up at night
I have always worked remotely
Worked with love

The road is long ahead
It leads from the kitchen back to bed
And out into a dream
The road is long indeed
It leads into a dream
and then back to bed

Demand quality of nature
Demand the flowing of its waters
And that its air be flush with matter
Flush with love
Gut beats heart is a race
But heart has eyes like a face
That stare off into space
With love

The road is long ahead
It leads from the kitchen back to bed
And out into a dream
The road is long indeed
It leads into a dream
And then back to bed
Track Name: The Whole West
The whole west was burning
The ash on the windshield
was thick enough to write my name and then to erase it
was thick enough to write my name and see the world through it

The whole west was burning
The light from the embers
was enough to illuminate the trees above our bed
Was enough to illuminate the forest in our heads
Track Name: Manchild Speaks to the Sunset
I remember what the sunset told me: nothing
I cleaned my glasses three or four times to be sure
Oh how i felt like a sisterless brother
Watching the purple skirt of the night unfold
What strange instinct draws me to mute places
Looking for something to proclaim
Hoping the voices that i heard as a child
Will return today

I remember what the sunset told me: nothing
So i yelled back in a dry, young voice
Please speak through me
Or at least speak to me
If you’re going to suggest so much

Like a crane to south
Like a bear to the river
Like a bug to the light
Hoping the voices that i heard as a child
Will return tonight
Track Name: Homehouse
The lake is the dream that the river dreams
Home is the dream that the house dreams
Let’s go home
Track Name: Just Like the Dream
I saw a skateboard on the lakebed
But you know that, I sent you a picture
Moss was growing over the wheels
The wheels and the moss were in love
This is not a place you will be rushed out of
Although the music makes your foot twitch
I’m scolding but i’m clueless
But you know that, i sent you a letter
The walls were stained with your footprints
Your feet and the walls were in love

This is just like the place that you dreamed of

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