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Album Preview: Dear Time's Waste - Spells

Album Preview: Dear Time's Waste - Spells

Monday 11th October, 2010 11:23AM

As promised, here we have a sneak preview of Dear Time’s Waste’s beautiful debut album Spells out officially next Monday 18th October.

Clarie Duncan has selected six tracks for us to stream for you in the lead up to the release and a bit of insight into each song. Read, listen and enjoy....

This song is about the character of Alice Ayres and other characters in the play/film Closer by Patrick Marber. The drums and bass of this song were recorded in a studio. This recording has undergone multiple reworkings over more than a year. The final main vocal take was recorded in a kitchen.

"These Words Stick Me To You"
Salt water only makes me thirsty, eating away at the glue that sticks me to you. The song is a relationship sustained on paper and is suitably full of silly word play.

"Blue & Gold"
Blue & Gold was written in the middle of winter in my old flat with water seeping through the walls. In a sense it is about ways in which the undead/dead exist in our worlds. There are angels disguised everywhere. Contrary to some belief, the chorus lyrics are “Aged/Ancient angel”, not “Asian Angel” or “Agent Orange”.

An ultra-zoom, for when I can't see (or bring myself to see) beyond what's more than a foot in front of me. In dreams all things are possible. In real life we are thrown against the rocks again and again and meanwhile have to put dinner on the table.

"Up Shoulders A Monster"
The blueprint for this song began more than three years ago. It wasn't supposed to sound like this on the record but I stumbled upon a fuzz face pedal and it changed everything. The initial image is one of being held captive by the sea – originally inspired by the idea of Tethys. There's an element of Stockholm Syndrome and the prisoner reaches for a climactic suspension when everything is held in stasis, before a tremendous motion occurs.

"And So I Was Returning"
This song I wrote when I was recording Son of A Fright (another song on the record). Its lyrical content is drawn from Lyn Hejnian's My Life. It champions a singular active moment, particularly those climactic moments in films that are catalysts for activity and change, like flashbacks and acts of violence. There is often a gun. And someone running.



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