Bursting

by 7shades

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1.
Milky train 02:54
ALL LAUGH! It’s the milky train ALL WEEP! It will not be again ALL STAND! With honour and laudation ALL SHOUT AS THE MILKY TRAIN LEAVES THE STATION Dark in night eyes guzzling light of pictures that can never be Mute like babies in a timewarp yet ever hopeful for another answer Laughing at the milky train and grasping for connection tight Never find a way to make it clear, mind and body always bloody useless LAUGH! WEEP! STAND! SHOUT! Conscious soaring ears roaring faces turning questions burning Turning back to mundane state, the memory always comes too late…
2.
Marking time 04:34
One step forward, nine steps back Never find the dreams you lack Every day a mountain steep Enough to make a grown up weep Wellllllll… Take another look at your life it’s not so hard The change can happen, and it will, if you drop your guard Don’t pay no heed to other folk who tell you no go ‘Cos their advice is based on years of being so so In case you missed the meeting Don’t need your constant bleating There’s plenty who are worse off While you sit there and jerk off Yeahhhhhhhhhh… Take another look at your life it’s not so hard The change can happen, and it will, if you drop your guard Don’t pay no heed to other folk who tell you no go ‘Cos their advice is based on years of being so so There’s nothing gained from marking time except a dull ache The feeling like you missed the boat you knew you could take But every day another way to change your habits And some might say it doesn’t pay to know your limits So now you see the option To staying in the rat run Don’t make the same mistake twice Or you might pay a high price Soooooooooo… Take another look at your life it’s not so hard The change can happen, and it will, if you drop your guard Don’t pay no heed to other folk who tell you no go ‘Cos their advice is based on years of being so so There’s nothing gained from marking time except a dull ache The feeling like you missed the boat you knew you could take But every day another way to change your habits And some might say it doesn’t pay to know your limits Perhaps a fool might rush to fill that angel’s footsteps So make your own path cos you know it’s not that complex And words are cheap, but so is life, if you don’t live it Don’t reach the end and realise that you weren’t in it
3.
Gout 02:51
Growing trended, trended faster, faster downwards, downwards sliding, sliding blindly, blindly silent, silent memory, memory broken Broken promise, promise nothing, nothing given, given over, over spending, spending future, future perfect, perfect passing Can you make the green turn grey? More bad choices every day. Stuff until it’s fit to burst Every option must be cursed. Want to, you know it’s stupid not to want to know you
4.
Ackee ackee 1 2 3 Nudey prod games by the tree Laid out bare for all to see I prod you and you prod me Ackee ackee 1 2 3 Back home just in time for tea Laid out bare for all to see Bloody nose and scabby knee Ackee ackee 1 2 3 Pockets full of sweets for free Laid out bare for all to see Fags, and shandy drunk with glee Ackee ackee 1 2 3 Desperate day in Coventry Laid out bare for all to see Tears in car park, empty plea Ding dong the witch is dead The wicked witch inside your head Ding dong the wicked witch is dead Time heals, or so it’s said But only from the lies you’re fed Ding dong the wicked witch is dead Burn all the books you’ve read You’re better off to stay in bed Ding dong the wicked witch is dead Blind down the path you’re led A gleaming tower lies ahead Ding dong the wicked witch is dead Ding dong the witch is here The wicked witch inside your ear Ding dong the wicked witch is here Forms all your earthly fear As deep inside your self you peer Ding dong the wicked witch is here Strange thoughts will cost you dear So keep your loved ones very near Ding dong the wicked witch is here There’s no escape, it’s clear It pays to keep your mind in gear Ding dong the wicked witch is here Ackee ackee 1 2 3 Faded shades of memory Murky times you cannot see Just glints of cheapened reverie
5.
This is not a love song, This is not a rebel song, This is not a new song, This is not an old song, This is not a song. This is not a call to arms, This is not a cry for help, This is not an empty dream, This is not a hope. This is not an anthem, This is not a way home, This is not a grand plan, This is not a life. This is not a love song, This is not a rebel song, This is not a new song, This is not an old song, This is not a song. This is never the real life, This is just a fantasy, This is such a perfect day This is all there is. This is what we must be This is the beginning This is all your future, This is everything. This is not a love song, This is not a rebel song, This is not a new song, This is not an old song, This is not a song.
6.
7.
Over egg the pudding, cast a word to catch them out Always underwhelming, neither whisper nor a shout Dance the dance of fortune, for tradition has its way Words make dreams and yet dreams crack like so much ill unfinished prose (Same) scattered thoughts cast to the four winds yet suspicion still arose Hope is boundless, springs eternal, even bad dogs have their day… Bursting greasy bubble of life Cock block and barrel roll is quicker than knife Scrape away with hope to find Stink and memories left behind
8.
Hello sailor 04:09
Hello sailor, humour failure, tell a tale of all that ails ya List as long as Tickles’ arms, regale us with your wiles and charms A story told in dead of night, with no one there to hear your plight ‘Cos in the end you don’t want mending, every truth is there for bending Cold eyes, world wise, blood rise, mind spies (ever watching, ever judging) Word war, slack jaw, ‘like’ whore, needs more Cold eyes, world wise, blood rise, mind spies Word war, slack jaw, ‘like’ whore, needs more False hope, old rope, soft soap, can’t cope Skim read, no heed, dead seed, canned greed (Is this all there is on offer?) Grind down, sad clown, ghost town, dark frown Health scare, nightmare, choked air, seems fair Eat clean, think green, live lean, unseen Dead meat walking on this planet
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10.
Renard 04:30
Round and round like spinning clock, Wind through trees, tick tock tick tock, Captured motes of dust in air Nature has no thoughts of fair… (Can’t you let me off this ride?) Hey….it isn’t easy (But) there’s no reason why it should be Use your cunning like a fox would Send frustrations spinning skyward Then…you make it easy See…the way the planet could be Take a leaf from every book, (It’s) all there if you’d only look, All crumpled thoughts come new, and then, The cycle starts anew again Then…you make it easy
11.
Tease 02:34
T t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t t TEASE! Talking like a drain and sounding worse with empty brain but always full of bad ideas and never stepping up for blame you’re a TEASE Walking like the undead if a zombie had bad taste or maybe vampires lost their way and found an aeon they could waste you’re a TEASE Take and then take more yet claim you really know the score but every judgement made is poor I think I found your fatal flaw you’re a TEASE Make a face like that you ego-boosted little twat and now I really smell a rat amongst your piles of psychic tat you’re a TEASE
12.
EXPLODE – like a bucket full of time bombs, Each one making more mess than the last DESTROY – the hope of ever making better, Your morals and your ethics vanish fast (This is not a true story, unless you take some action and make it one) Lose your fear Fear is the refuge of the hopeless and the weapon of our time Find your core Packed inside a truth you buried deep long time ago when you were lost Use your voice Silence gives the power to the lie that shrouds us all in stinking dark Love is all you need unless your love becomes a millstone round your neck, the concrete boots of peaceful stasis only help the powerful but there is no way but your love so love them harder and the cracks will show in time to find them begging for an evolution…
13.
Writhing, even in darkness arriving, still by the shore silent waiting. as the blood is rising Only the first found alighting, breathe now, slow down, seen all in the thick of it, dragged down into it, make your bed in it, for the good of all Peaceful, hope raises motion eternal, Judged by other forces Open to altering courses fading through mist over eyes

about

The much anticipated second album from prog/punk/pop/psych pranksters 7shades is entitled ‘Bursting’, and rarely will an album have been more appropriately monikered. Crammed to the gills with all manner of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic deviance, this is a band that is clearly not afraid to venture into the lesser-travelled realms of ‘maximalism’ .

Self-professed devotees of the work of Tim Smith and Cardiacs, that inherited DNA is still in strong evidence throughout ‘Bursting’, but as a whole the album seems to be striking out in a myriad of other directions. Influences from Gong, King Crimson and Mike Patton are evident, for example, but it is far from being any kind of mere prog copycat affair - in fact the variance from track to track would suggest a band more comfortable with an overall surrealist approach to composition, although the legacies of those that have gone before them would never be denied.

The album will be followed in early autumn with the companion release ‘Bursting remixed’, which will again be a fundraiser for Tim Smith. Available through Bandcamp as a digital-only release (in order to realise maximum revenue for Tim), this will include staggering interpretations of a variety of tunes from ‘Bursting’ by artists as diverse as Mark Cawthra, David Minnick, Adrian Beckwith, Little Bitboy, Scott Rimington (Mother, The Gathering Doubt, Glass), Terraformation (Mohadev Egg Helmet) and a whole host of others who we cannot yet reveal for reasons too trivial to go into here. 100% of monies raised from this release will go towards Tim’s ongoing care.

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Rob Tubb (Cursor Miner) – “Like being kidnapped by a bunch of semi-delinquent wizards and beaten round the head with inflatable cutlery.”

credits

released July 9, 2016

Cramming their bits into this recording are: Neil Spragg / Andy Read / Lance Ruffoon / Libbertine Vale / Joshua Ryan - with invaluable assistance from the 7shades binary orchestrette

Conceived and recorded in 2015 & 2016
Engineered, produced and mauled by Neil Spragg at Sparrington Studios
Masterfully mastered by Mark Cawthra at Infallible Ear

All notes & words birthed by Neil Spragg and nursed by 7shades
All artwork by Lance Ruffoon, the prancing buffoon

More info - www.7shades.me.uk or email info@7shades.me.uk
‘Bursting the Bristol scale’ is dedicated to Jake Netherclift (RIP)

Companion release SNAFU069R ‘Bursting remixed’, a fundraiser for
Tim Smith (yeah, him again), is available from 7shades.bandcamp.com
featuring stellar work from a veritable host of Cardiacs-loving artistes

P & C SNAFU RECORDINGS 2016 // SNAFU069

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Psychedelic, punk, prog & pop in roughly equal measures, and taking in many other influences en route, 7shades might appeal to anyone with a love for unusual music played with conviction by people who really should know better!

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