Lung cycles

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the storm came out and rattled around my windows stared at my food like a dying horse and as the sun stayed down i walked the streets, with no light around as the sun stayed down, i stayed out i stayed out i thought about the future and how there is none cried in the spaces on the phone with my mom did you ever think we'd live so long to be this wrong? we can never leave until we break the walls we've counted on
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Cammal 04:34
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there's nothing that calms me down when there's nothing to get done there's nothing to clean up but still i want it all gone face away from the window hunched over and aging toward nothing it's me and the walls both covered in moth blood and peeling i'm sorry you're stuck in a place that i'll never go it's inside me though, so you'll never know we sank into the valley where all the trees were dancing i watched like a spy. i knew i wasn't deserving rise from the puddle and melt back down afraid that somebody saw me walk back to town, my outfit's always the same it's the dull pain of having a body it follows me up the stairs and across the floor nobody touch me silently close the door
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where else can i find the rush of a crosswalk in new york city? speed up asshole, i dare you to hit me i knew and i know that wasn't living trudging nowhere in a desperate hurry i can still feel my body unclenching still in search of smallness, or something of the kind still wish my brain knew how to cry still going for walks to clear my mind still taking refuge in projected light still i know there must be something better out there for me to find but living keeps me lonely spend each night at the movies walk home and eat some lentil soup gchat with my buddies but living keeps me lonely I know that we're all drowning walk home on fire obsessing over what you'd think about me the pain relief of swimming is conditional and fleeting there's nothing true that separates my self from my surroundings but living by the highway makes every night so soothing the freight train rides through town under the cover of the night scene it slides along the factories, old metal rustling slowly I wonder if the world's still there the horn sounds to remind me

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"I want to say this is Lung Cycles' first full-length collection of songs in five years, but the word "song" feels out of place. A song implies a singer at center stage, a voice that plays ruler of the song's little kingdom. There's something deist about these new songs, as if the musicians are setting them up and then sneaking away quietly while the music continues to play. Lung Cycles aren't erasing themselves from the picture, but they're not imposing themselves on you either. They're giving themselves the freedom to move into the background and observe the play of light and color and shadow, savoring the loose embrace of a warm night, making their richly textured collective dreams responsive to the outside world's serendipity.

Even though Ben Lovell says few words on this album, his delivery is composed and deliberate, and even his silences are articulate. He sings about anxiety and frustration, but he does it in the voice of hard-won calm. It's like he's speaking softly to a confidant late at night, recounting the strains of the day while acknowledging the need to let them go. Perhaps he's just talking to himself while he's on a mind-clearing walk, the kind he mentions in "Blue Rochester moon." Even if he is, the outlook here is profoundly sane. Underneath the shallowness of our modern perpetual stress complex, we can find verdant nooks like this, as long as we can slow ourselves enough to notice them. This is a nook worth noticing."

-Emmerich Anklam

credits

released November 2, 2018

performed and recorded by (in alphabetical order):
jason calhoun - napsounds.bandcamp.com
bill delaney - thenationalparkservice.bandcamp.com
jeremy ferris - cla-ras.bandcamp.com
dan knishkowy - adelinehotel.bandcamp.com
benjamin lovell - lilytapesanddiscs.bandcamp.com
francis lyons - dumperall.bandcamp.com
daniel stuhr - vierzigskizzen.bandcamp.com


written & compiled in rochester, new york by benjamin lovell
artwork designed and printed in providence, rhode island by jeremy ferris - jsferris.tumblr.com
mastered by mike ditrio

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