SECOND

by Mute Swimmer

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    PRESSED ON BLACK 140-GRAM VINYL WITH EXCLUSIVELY COMMISSIONED SLEEVE ARTWORK BY TESS HURRELL. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED BY HELEN ENTWISTLE WITH AN INLAY LYRIC SHEET

    Includes digital pre-order of SECOND. You get 5 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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    IN A RETRO JEWEL CASE WITH EXCLUSIVELY COMMISSIONED ARTWORK BY TESS HURRELL. BEAUTIFULLY DESIGNED BY HELEN ENTWISTLE WITH ADDITIONAL ARTWORK AND LYRIC SHEET.

    Includes digital pre-order of SECOND. You get 5 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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1.
04:56
2.
03:33
3.
SOME EXAMPLES
4.
5.
6.
SAME
7.
03:58
8.
A MELODY (STRANDS 1-3)
9.
I MARK TIME

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releases 01 September 2014

BERNHARD BAUCH: DRUMS
GUY DALE: ELECTRIC GUITAR, VOICE
FELIX KOCH: TRUMPET
NICOLAI SCHORR: BASS

VINCENZ KOKOT: ADDITIONAL ELECTRIC GUITAR ON 'A MELODY (STRANDS 1-3)'
BRASS SECTION: ALISTAIR DUNCAN, FRIEDA GAWENDA, ASKIN KIRIM, SEBASTIAN PISKORZ.

ALL SONGS WRITTEN BY GUY DALE
ALL ARRANGEMENTS BY MUTE SWIMMER (EXCEPT 'LANGUAGE' BY MUTE SWIMMER AND TOM MARSH)
RECORDED BY NIKOLA JEREMIC @ RUE BUNTE.
MIXED BY ANTONIO PASSACANTILLI AND GUY DALE @ WOLFINSOUND WWW.WOLFINSOUND.NET
ENGINEERING AND ADDITIONAL RECORDING BY ANTONIO PASSACANTILLI
ADDITIONAL RECORDING BY NICOLAI SCHORR & GUY DALE
MASTERED BY JÖRG MILLING @ MINYON MASTERING WWW.MINYONMASTERING.COM
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TESS HURRELL WWW.TESSHURRELL.COM
PHOTO CONCEPT BY TESS HURRELL & GUY DALE
DESIGN AND LAYOUT BY HELEN ENTWISTLE HELENENTWISTLE.WORDPRESS.COM
COPYRIGHT 2014

THANK YOU: HELEN, FOR SEEMINGLY INFINITE PATIENCE AND SUPPORT, ANTONIO FOR WORK WELL BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY, VINCENZ FOR THE INTRODUCTIONS. NIKO, ANGELINA, BARBEL, RUE BUNTE, FRIEDA, ASKIN, SEBASTIAN, DANIELLA, EVA, TOM FOR THE STOMP/TIMING IN THE BRIDGE OF 'LANGUAGE', SALON REMISE, TROELS, ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS & THE MANY PEOPLE WHO SUPPORTED THIS RECORDING, MORALLY AND FINANCIALLY. SPECIAL THANKS TO RITA INTILI, 'CUDDLY CREATURES' & CLEMENS ZUCH FOR THEIR GENEROUS CONTRIBUTION TO THE PRODUCTION OF THIS RECORD. EXTRA SPECIAL THANKS TO THE BAND - NICOLAI, BERNI & FELIX - WITHOUT WHOM, NONE OF THIS.

THIS RECORD IS DEDICATED TO MY FATHER, PETER DALE.


WWW.GUYDALE.COM / WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/MUTESWIMMER / FEEL FREE TO WRITE: MUTESWIMMER@GMAIL.COM

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Track Name: LANGUAGE
LANGUAGE

HEAD CAUGHT MOUTH ADDRESSING PEERS FOR THE HEAD IS TRAPPED BETWEEN THE EARS THERE IS NO FORM OF LANGUAGE DEAR THAT COULD ELEVATE OUR CAUSE VOICE IT SHAKES AND INSTINCTS SINK AND WHAT WE FEEL AND WHAT WE THINK ARE CARVED UP BY THIS FOUNTAIN INK AND THROWN AIMLESSLY AROUND AND AS I START TO EMBRACE THIS IDEA I MIGHT TRIP AND CUT MY LIP AND THINK OF WHO THEY MIGHT HAVE KISSED WHILE I ENTERTAIN THIS CRAP SO I COULD POUR MYSELF A DRINK IN ORDER SO AS LESS TO THINK AND I COULD EMBRACE MY FELLOW MAN IN A WAY NOT USUALLY ALLOWED IN A WAY NOT USUALLY ALLOWED THERE’S THIS SPOKEN WORD OVER A REPEATED CODA EYES FIXED ON AN EYE OR SHOULDER THE SITUATION IS ABNORMAL BUT WE’RE ALL PRETENDING THAT IT’S NOT YOU CAN WATCH AND YOU CAN SEE ME FROM AN ANGLE I DON’T KNOW ME BUT IF I STOOP TO VANITY WILL YOU PLEASE REMIND ME DEAR BUT THEN I COULD DANCE WITH A SIX FOOT CUTIE ON A STAGE OR AROUND THE SEATING THE IDEA IS NOT SO UNAPPEALING WHAT’S THE POINT IN A SONG ANYWAY AND WHEN I’M SURE THAT SHE IS POISED MY INTENT CANNOT BE IGNORED I'D GENTLY OPEN UP HER BLOUSE KISS HER THERE AND ON THE MOUTH THIS LOUSY BLOUSY OPEN MOUTH THE BEGINNING IT WAS IN QUESTION AND THE ENDING IT WAS DEDUCED FROM A BEGINNING ITSELF IN QUESTION AN ENDING IS DEDUCED AND HE IS ACTING AS IF HE KNEW AND SHE IS ACTING AS IF SHE KNEW AND WE ARE ACTING AS IF WE KNEW SOMETHING FOR SURE AND YOU ARE ACTING AS IF YOU KNEW AND I AM ACTING AS IF I KNEW AND WE’RE ALL ACTING AS IF WE KNEW SOMETHING FOR SURE
Track Name: ORIENTATION
ORIENTATION

HERE’S A REPETITION (NO, NO) HERE’S A REPETITION I THINK THAT YOU HEARD IT’S DOUBLE THE WORDS I STICK TO THE FACTS THE PHYSICAL ACT IS JUST A FRACTION BUT ITS AN ACTION AND ACTIONS THEY SAY SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS I COULD FACE THE WINDOW I COULD FACE THE WINDOW NOW FACE THE WALL WATCH YOU DON’T FALL YOU CAN FACE THE FACES YOU’RE MOVING IN SPACES THAT GOVERN THE TEXT AND THE LINE THAT COMES NEXT IS A POINT OF ORIENTATION WHERE THERE IS NO OTHER POINT AT ALL TAKE TAKE THIS AS A MODE OF ASSAULT TAKE TAKE THIS AS THE PERFECTION OF A FAULT I COULD JUST GIVE UP I COULD JUST GIVE UP GIVE THE CROWD THE BIRD AND NOT SPEAK A WORD JUST KEEP IT IT STUMM OR SPEAK IT IN TONGUES IT’S AN OVER REACTION IN A BIG PINK THOUGHT CAPTION IT SAYS I’M BEING HERE ONE MOMENT AT A TIME THE BEST WAY THAT I CAN PRAY TAKE THIS (MOMENT) AS AN INSTANCE OF GRACE PRAY, PRAY TAKE THIS AS A KICK IN YOUR SATISFIED FACE OH THE PLAIN SONG THE MOUTH AND THE TONGUE (IS IT A) C MINOR OR A G MINOR A LOUSY ONE LINER STILL THE MELODY IT FLOATS ON A SYSTEM OF NOTES ON A TIME LINE A CONVENTION OF RHYME THE ROOM THIS SONG THE MOUTH AND THE TONGUE IS IT A C MINOR G MINOR A LOUSY ONE LINER STILL THE MELODY FLOATS ON A SYSTEM OF NOTES WHOSE FORM I DOUBT BUT CANNOT CANCEL OUT THE PROUD SONG THE AMNESIAC TONGUE (IS IT AN) A MINOR A B MINOR A LOUSY ONE LINER IF I’M WILLING AND ABLE IN CULTURE AND LABOUR WITH A HEAVE-HO I FORGET WHAT I KNOW SO HEAVE-HO HEAVE-HO
Track Name: THE IDEA OF ZERO
THE IDEA OF ZERO

AND WHAT WILL REMAIN IF I ACT ONLY TO ERASE? AND WHAT WILL REMAIN IF I ACT ONLY TO EFFACE? I ACT ONLY TO ERASE THE ACT WHICH I AM ENGAGED I ACT ONLY TO EFFACE THE SENSE THIS SENTENCE MAKES I ACT ONLY TO ERASE MY OWN SELF I DO EFFACE I SPEAK THIS TO FIND GRACE I SPEAK THIS TO FIND GRACE I SPEAK THIS TO CANCEL IT OUT CANEL IT OUT HOLD TO THE IDEA OF ZERO HOLD TO THE IDEA OF ZERO CANCEL IT OUT REMEMBER THE STATIC AS YOUR MOVING ALONG IT’S THE IDEA OF ZERO IT’S THE IDEA OF ZERO AUTHOR THE FLAW AUGMENT THE MISTAKE REMEMBER YOUR NOTHING AS SOMETHING ESCAPES REMEMBER WHAT’S STATIC IN THE MOVEMENT YOU MAKE BUT DON’T STOP AND DON’T HESITATE WHAT WILL REMAIN IF I ACT ONLY TO ERASE? AND WHAT WILL REMAIN IF I ACT ONLY TO EFFACE?
Track Name: A WORD / A CURSE
A WORD A CURSE

TO KNOW NOTHING AND TO SAY IT LIKE AN CHILD SOME REPUDIATION OF STYLE AND TO TURN TO THE WALL TO OWN NOTHING AND TO HOLD IT IN YOUR PALM LIKE A GESTURE OF VICTORY OR A CHARM AND TO GIVE IT AWAY THIS MOMENT IS THE SUM OF WHAT IS DONE OF WHAT HAS PASSED OF WHAT’S TO COME OF WHAT HAS WITHERED AND WHAT HAS DIED OF WHAT HAS BLOOMED OR BEEN GIVEN FLIGHT I CAST THE REST OUT WITH A CURSE I CAST THE REST OUT WITH A CURSE I CAST THE REST OUT WITH A CURSE TILL MY VERY OWN NAME I DO DISPERSE TIL MY BODY IS A VESSEL FOR THIS WORD MY BODY IS A VESSEL OF THE WORD TIL MY BODY IS A VESSEL FOR THE WORD AND THE WORD IS UNERRING AND ABSURD THE BODY IS A VESSEL FOR THE WORD MY BODY IS A VESSEL FOR THE WORD TILL THE BODY IS A VESSEL
Track Name: TIME SONG
TIME SONG

THIS SECOND PASSES NOW AND STOPS. THIS SECOND WILL NOT BE REPEATED THE SENTENCE PASSES NOW AND STOPS BUT TIME IS NOT IMPEDED YOU WANT A LINE THAT’S NOT BEEN SPOKEN THAT ISN’T LOST OR SOMEHOW BROKEN IN SOME FUNDAMENTAL WAY YOU WANT A LINE THAT STAYS INTACT OF ALL THE CLICHES IT ATTRACTS AND ALL THE FICTION IN THE SYNTAX YOU WANT A WORD FOR HOW YOU FEEL THAT NEITHER AFFIRMS OR CONCEALS THAT THAT SAME FEELING MAY COLLAPSE YOU WANT A WORD FOR SOMETHING MINDLESS, KIND OF DUMB AND KIND OF TIMELESS BUT TIME IS AN IMPASSE AND NOW THAT MOMENT IS IN THE PAST THAT MOMENT IT’S THE PAST THAT MOMENT’S IN THE PASTTHAT SENTENCE IT’S IN THE PAST THE BEAT IT PASSES NOW AND STOPS THE BEAT WILL BE REPEATED THE BEAT IT PASSES NOW AND STOPS AND ENERGY IS CONCEDED YOU WANT A MOVE JUST LIKE YOU BREATHE THAT NEITHER LIMITS OR EXCEEDS AN ORDINARY ACT YOU WANT A MOVEMENT WHEN IT’S PAUSED AS IN A CINEMATIC FLAW WITH NO SENSE OF WHERE IT’S AT YOU WANT THE SOUND OF SOMETHING BREAKING THAT CANCELS OUT THE ACT OF MAKING THOUGH YOU KNOW THE IDEA IS ABSURD YOU WANT THE SOUND OF SOMETHING STOPPED LIKE A PISTOL THAT’S BEEN SHOT INTO THE CENTER OF THE HEART OF THE BODY OF THE WORDS IT’S A BODY OF WORDS THIS IS A BODY OF WORDS AND THE BODY IS A HOUSE AND IF THE BODY IS A HOUSE THEN GET ME OUT OF MY HOUSE AND KISS ME ON THE MOUTH IF THE BEAT YOUR HEART MAKES WAS TO STOP WHAT WOULD BE COMPLETED? IF THE BEAT YOUR HEART MAKES WAS TO STOP
WHAT WOULD BE DELETED?