Orientation EP

by Mute Swimmer

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1.
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 your 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 pray, pray take this as a mode of assault take take this as the perfection of a fault / flaw (i could just) give up (you 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 take take this moment as an instance of grace pray, pray take this as a kick in your face oh the proud song of 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 oh the proud song of 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 and with a heave ho i (might) forget what i know
2.
a melody (strands 1 - 3) this is this is what this is what was done this is what’s to come to do to do something to do something of use with the rags of a melody …………… the window the wall the roof the floor the body between a witness a fact an untruth an act what’s in a song? a sentence a stop the swing the bop the hip the hop …………. but these strands strands of image hang around strands trapped in the sound a shot of where you were in some gelatinian blur you are not what you were i knit strands into a cavity it’s action is involuntary a plume of smoke in a sunlit room laughter in suburban gloom a strand of lace made taut and tied the scent of rooms you occupied senseless strands of text of mindless self reference this mindless self reference this lessnesslessness bodies fuse, release unknot as blood through vein does flow and clot the spittle on the tip strands of semen on her lips now the candour won’t cut short the ceasless pistons of your thought come in tracts, tracts intractable strands a synapse in the brain recalls a lovers name the simple ways you wore it out all in the rags of a melody here’s one for the memories the cadence of your breath these tiny little deaths each one a melody for now and the reverie but what’s in a song?
3.
I went to write my love down I went to write my love down I went to speak a word for what I feel But my love cannot be spoken And my heart resists their tokens My love cannot be spoken and be the same thing My love has not a voice that is the same thing So there’s no real way of knowing A melody does its own thing There’s no real way of knowing that that’s my truth What if I’m just pretending My love is still unattended/ the words just come-a-rending What if I’m just pretending to feel this But I went to write my love down I meant to write my love down I went to write my love down I went to write my love down But what if I’m just pretending so you feel it?
4.
I NAME THIS VERSE ACTION SO LIKE A FILM I CAN BEGIN I NAME THIS VERSE NOTHING SO IT CAN BE EXACTLY WHAT IT IS IF SOMEONE SLEEPS LET THEM SLEEP TO MY TUNE IT’S HARD TO BE AS YOU ARE AND TO BE IN THIS ROOM IF SOMEONE SWAYS LET THEM SWAY TO MY SONG ITS EASY TO MOVE TO A TUNE WHEN THERE’S NO RIGHT OR WRONG IF YOU FIND THIS CONTENTIOUS WE CAN JUST MAKE A CHANGE IF YOU FIND THIS RELENTLESS WE SHOULD DO IT AGAIN YOU WANT SOMETHING CLEAN SOMETHING PURE AND TUNELESS BUT YOUR HELD TO A RHYTHM IN TIME AND THE WORDS ARE USELESS IF SOMETHINGS DROPPED OR SOMETHING’S HIT WITH A DRUM STICK DON’T CALL IT BEAT, DON’T CALL IT TIME, DON’T CALL IT MUSIC I’M A BLANK SLATE I’M A BLANK SLATE I’VE NOTHING TO SAY AND I’M SAYING IT IF IT’S ALRIGHT IT’S ALRIGHT I’VE NOTHING TO SAY AND I’M SAYING IT IT’S ALRIGHT, IT’S OK I’VE NOTHING TO SAY AND I’M SAYING IT I’VE NOTHING TO SAY AND I’M SAYING IT IF YOU’RE BORED NOW, I’VE SCORED NOW MAYBE I’VE TAPPED A VEIN IF YOUR BORED NOW I’VE SCORED NOW WE SHOULD DO IT AGAIN I NAME THIS VERSE ENDING (SO I CAN QUIT)

about

This E.P. was recorded by Sebitch in a vacant club in one night of June 2011. Some of the tracks may appear in a different form on the next record proper but I hope you enjoy these offerings in the meantime.

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released July 27, 2011

Voice / Guitar - Guy Dale
Backing on 'The Point of Orientation' by Seb and Miss Moax
Recorded by Sebitch @ Enclave, Berlin 15/06/11
Mixed by Sebitch and Mute Swimmer
Photograph by Eva
Thanks to Enclave, FUNK, Jacob Faurholt, The Great Park, Justin Davies for their technical and practical support.
Impossible without Eva, Seb, Jeannette, thank you x

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Mute Swimmer Berlin, Germany

Mute Swimmer is the music project of British interdisciplinary artist Guy Dale. Through numerous releases and a changing cast of collaborators he has been shooting his fascination with the lyrical song through ambient folk, conceptual art, performance, post rock, drone and spoken word. ... more

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