Laconic

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Feeling solitary during the winter of 2011 - 2012, I recorded this with the notions of being quiet, tact, but still very much exuberant and quirky. It is very much a sonic concept album. Many of the lyrical themes are tied together, and are delivered in a way that you can really listen and hear them. I am whispering in your ear, many times. Know that I felt particularly alone, in a dark room, but by no means depressed. Sad, yes. I just think back to this time and think of myself crawling through snow at dusk and sitting in quiet, dark, beige rooms.

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released January 6, 2012

Keyboards and synthesizers, drum machines and drum machine programming, sampling, bass guitar, electric guitar, drones, vocals, shakers, effects, production, mixing, mastering, songwriting all done by Jesse Gillenwalters.

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Track Name: Family At Sea
Burst into heat
The fish is rowing, nasty meat
And a choir of dying birds out at sea

Your face starts to twirl
A spiraling notion, we unfurl
The sunniest flowers in my hand

Lay down on the grass
Feeling so tired, we digress
Something is lazy, and it's not me
Track Name: Loss of Organic
The mosquitoes today, they're all trying to say
That the blood that fills their guts are spilling
Dripping out into the filling
Of the cakes, and tiny treats
Of the people with their hard beaks pecking,
At the souls into the netting of the fabric of our speech
Into our aluminum bedsheets
Ripping, tearing, relentless shredding,
Into the lining of my wallet
I don't need sleep, we have these drugs
And lightning bugs, filled with freon liquid slugs
Filled with freon liquid slugs
Filled with freon liquid slugs

I just want to go out into the cold
Until my lips are strange and bleeding
And I'd be fine with kissing you even then
As long as you'd be fine with it too

The tornadoes today, they're all trying to say
That the wind that fills their gusts are blackened,
Spinning 'round with fierce attacking
Of the towns, and large cities
Of the people with their hard beaks pecking,
At the souls into the netting of the fabric of my face
Into my plastic skin ties
Ripping, tearing, relentless shredding,
Into the muscles of emotion
I don't need food, we have these pills, and lucky thrills
All these fucking lucky thrills
All these fucking lucky thrills
Just two quarters for a thrill

I just want to go out into the cold
Until my lips are strange and bleeding
And I'd be fine with kissing you even then
As long as you'd be fine with it too

All I ever wanted was a person with a pyramid focus
Snowflakes bracing and sliding on the redness of your cheeks
Vectors spilling out of eyes and breath that's often filled with flies
But all I'll ever get to see is a robot built for you and me
Track Name: Obtuse Refuse
What's going on with you man? I'm feeling a bit sick
And I'm wondering how I can get over this
It's no secret that my head is an obtuse refuse
So just give me the time and a quick little line, and I'll swear it's no (rouse)

Just give me the time, yeah
I can't worry about you
Just give me the time, man
I put myself in lieu of you

So just give me your damn plan, I'm sure it's a slam man, but probably not.
I'd rather just...well....develop in ice
Get that shit away from me
Get that shit away from me
There's a limit in heaven, don't you know?

Just give me the time, yeah
I can't worry about you
Just give me the time, man
I put myself in lieu of you
Track Name: Exiter
Just give it a chance
In time we will become the earth we preach


You set the perfect plan with nothing to kick off
Where is your time now, where is your time now?
Dripping limestone, too: the sculpture that is you
Yet, your hands are naive and soft...

(...)

Why not? Why not?

So here we are, melted on a star
A star we ignitedBasi
Track Name: Rosecroft Mews
No, no
Just because you don't know
Just because you don't know
(Doesn't) mean it's wrong

So what are you gonna do?
So what the hell?
I don't even know where
There's no reason to be that way

I knew you would tell me the way
I knew you would tell me the way

Nightstick Menagerie
Nightstick Menagerie

I don't think you got it yet
I don't think you got it yet
No way

(Close your eyes and listen)

Whatcha doing to me
Do you even know what you're doing?

So what are you gonna do with me, yeah?
The abstract is a nice place to be...No it's not
You're gonna see me go
Track Name: Pink Orb
I think I harnessed pink
I think I harnessed pink
Into a small orb inside my head

I think I harnessed pink
I think I harnessed pink
And now there's not a thing to dread

I made a nice leaf pie
I made a nice leaf pie
And I don't even know why
I made a nice leaf pie

...Sounds like fall is here again...

I may be honest and I may be tarnished
But listen here baby, and kill me just maybe, but
I know what I'm doing, I know what I'm doing

You're the one that's wrong, I promise it's true
You're the one that's wrong, I promise it's true
You're the one that's wrong, I promise it's true
You're the one that's wrong, I promise it's true

So what are we to do?
Track Name: Deciduous
I am not well, so help me now
Try to give me some of your health
I traveled distant
Traveled deep
I am a tree now, watch me weep

The cold is here kids, warm your feet
Leaves fall from branches, fall from me
A hazy sun now
Look through grey
I furrow my brow on my way

I am not well, so help me now
Try to give me some of your health
I traveled distant
Traveled deep
I am a tree now, watch me weep
Track Name: Clockmaker
There's a problem if you're with me
There's a problem if you're happy
Clocks are merely changing states
Bound to the makers that shake their cases

You've finally climbed over the fence,
And you won't even make amends
You must be gone forever
You must be gone forever
Because you can always inch towards the other end of a centimeter
Track Name: Onid
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Track Name: Days You Made
I don't know where she has gone, I only know where I've been
Trapped in a gaping hole, sick with a twisting spin
She floats and she flutters, the cause for more mutters,
And I just lack time to consider others
The time

She must be made of an aluminum twisted grin
Because she is a wonderful, skinbag evil twin
There's no doubt she's floating, and even if toting
The burden I gave you, the burden I gave you
The burden

So where have we gone to now, both on a separate plow
One going over and the other going down
I can't say it's dark in here, silly kids and their beer
I suppose there is worth in a prospering thought machine
Through inebriation your essence of cajun
I think the occasional slow moving movements
Couldn't be too harmful, but
You should be more careful that
Your gelatin's fresh and clean
So let me see the translucent
Skin on your ears and go
Through the shears of your words
That never seem to be harming me
Until I just go home and think about the days that you made for me

The days