Each Divine Spark (2014)

by Sieben

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Each Divine Spark was lovingly knitted and written, rehearsed and diced; recorded live, loud and looped in a beautiful space; layered delicately and slow-roasted at home over UA-Ds, tape saturation and warm delays; passed over the ears of people who appreciate and emit sonic sorcery; then sensitively mastered to preserve said sonic sorcery. The space in this record is the subtlest sound I have never made, but can lay claim to.

credits

released February 1, 2014

All the loops for Each Divine Spark were recorded live and loud down to 2” analogue tape at Club 60 Recording Studio, Sheffield. Mics and blends by Paul Blakeman. Extra layers, vocals, and guest musicians added at Redroom Studio. Michael Eden plays guitar on tracks 8 and 10. Sarah Jay Hawley sings on tracks 3, 5, 8, 9 and 11. April Howden sings on track 2. Jo Quail plays cello on track 4. Mixed at Redroom Studio, Sheffield. Additional listening and sound advice by Paul Blakeman, Dan Worrall and Robin Downe. Mastered by Dan Worrall at the Laundry Rooms, Sheffield. Artwork by Martin Bedford. Written, performed and produced by Matt Howden.
P+C Redroom Records 2014

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Track Name: Born From The Ashes
Born From The Ashes

Days marked with a white stone,
we were brought here alone.
Delivered blooded, unseasoned.
“Whitened sepulchres” he said.

“But within full of dead men’s bones.”
On our charcoal days we listened,
then soon forgot in the froth of delight
and the flotsam days.

Born into purple.
Born the white light heat of day.
Born in the dead ends and ditches.
Born for night and its rite.
Born to chains, born to right.
Born in shade or shadow.
Born from the ashes.
Track Name: She Is There
She Is There

She is there
to wear the sunset
in my voice
in your voice
Track Name: Written In Fire
Written In Fire

Written in firelight, written in fire.

Our speckled horse
rides a visionary sky.

Our nomad mind
hunts fertile plain.

Written in firelight (we are) written in fire.

Hail horse and bull
calibrate our awe.

Dream-sift the world
palimpsest.

Written in firelight (we are) written in fire.
Track Name: The national Anthem Of Somewhere
National Anthem Of Somewhere

Consider your actions.
Do right.
Don't suffer fools gladly,
but be kind.

Oh, Somewhere, how we love thee!
Oh, Somewhere, how we care!

Wary of wavers of flags,
but take people as you find them.
Or of those in spiritual rags.
Even then, be decent.

Oh, Somewhere, how we love thee!
Oh, Somewhere, how we care!

Open to reason and chance,
Love, think, fully.
The world a better place
with you in it.

Oh, Somewhere, how we love thee!
Oh, Somewhere, how we care!
Track Name: A Firebug Nature
A Firebug Nature

We fashion our wings
as fire-fascination.
We fashion our wings
over the sea,
smack-front of the black, facing void.
Smack-front of the black, facing void.

On Icarus wings.
On Icarus wings.

Fire above.
Sea below.
Feathers and wax.

A spark could take us down,
deviation-swallow drown.
A firebug nature lift-melt us,
or heart-sinking normalcy?

Our firebug nature.
Track Name: Sleep, Clara Bow
Sleep, Clara Bow

Under Prospect Heights, under-prospect lived,
“we struggled up for life”.
Flex-tight whip-chord wired,
with a spark of divine fire.

So, sleep, Clara, sleep.
Untouched, sleeping sound.

To outshine Nature
in a poisoned Paradise.
Shaped-tight, pleasure-wired,
with a spark of divine fire.

So, sleep, Clara, sleep.
Untouched, sleeping sound.
Sleep, Clara, sleep
in a silver screen eiderdown.
Sleep, Clara, sleep
in a silver screen eiderdown.

In nowhere's sullen faceless suburb,
face a dusty screen.
In harm's dead-end lonely headlock,
sleep's golden silent dream.
In nowhere's sullen faceless suburb,
flickers a dusty dream.
In harm's dead-end lonely headlock,
sleep's golden silent screen.
Track Name: All In Vain
All In Vain

Little one, dirt and bile.
Stuck spat fear thin smarmy smile.
Little man, its all in vain.

Its all in vain. Its all in vain.

Little one, full fut loathing.
Plays big wolf in poor sheep's clothing.
Little man, its all in vain.

Its all in vain. Its all in vain.

Little one, poorly manufactured
manipulate in sleazy rapture.
Little man, you are insane.
Even at this you prove inane.

Its all in vain. Its all in vain.

You are inane. You are insane.
Track Name: Afterglow
Afterglow

Forget our scars.
Forget ourselves.

(we forget)

Forget the stars.
Forget the rain.

Forget the fear
In the afterglow of pain.

(In the afterglow)

Hurt's hard slanted rain,
the melody of pain.
Hurt's hard slanted rain,
the cold melody of pain.
Track Name: Jigsaw Chainsaw
Jigsaw chainsaw

Let’s keep it down,
A long way to go.
You want to see him?
You’d better dig him up.

Jigsaw. Chainsaw!

Spies in the wall,
Televising all.
You want to see him?
We’d better hook him up.

Jigsaw. Chainsaw!

You want the record?
You want to be him?
You want to see him?
He’s gonna rip you up.

Jigsaw. Chainsaw!

A fakir, a wrestler, song dance man turned devious shaker. A fakir, a wrestler, song dance man turned devious shaker.
Track Name: Woundsound
Woundsound

Driven in the heart.
This is non-pop.
Underground woundsound.
Driven in the heart.
Underground woundsound.

Underground woundsound.
Driven in the heart.
Underground woundsound.
This is non-pop.
Track Name: Tape Rewind
Wheeeeeeeeee!