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“I want to be like the black Tom Waits – I don’t want to make one kind of sound.” Willis Earl Beal


OK, OK… I know. Hipster alert and all that jazz: This guy played it low profile. No blogosphere buzz but actual flyers etc…And now he’s signed to XL Recordings?! Pitchfork called him “An eclectic lo-fi artist struggling to find a space between outsider and insider”.
His album Acousmatic Sorcery is due in a few weeks, but he recorded it between 2007 and 2009.
Have a look at a couple of links I found online: 2011 and even 2010. Or just listen to the music.






In remission of a mind, watch and listen to find
The position behind this illusion of time
Got me counting my dimes so on the bus I can write
I’m even doubting the rhyme, I’m in no rush I can hide
Because I know that I tried, no longer taking a side
Tears don’t flow from my eyes, no longer go for the lies
I don’t protest or resist, I’m not invested in this
I’m backing out of the fight to give my spirit tonight
Gazing at the face of an overcast day
Watching rain fall from a dim cafe
Can’t see the wind but I see the trees sway
Now the evening’s kiss got me fading away
Just fading away
Just fading away
Fading away

Drip-drop, window pane hypnotic
Clip-clop, concrete heels on it
I’m still disillusioned and cool catatonic
Always in a daze without smoking that chronic
And the doors still open at the end of the day
And I’m still hoping without much to say
Ask me how I’m feeling; well I’m full of shit n doubt
Ask me who I’m with and I’ll tell you I’m without
These phantasm women got me swimming through the sea
Apprehension steady creeping, whirlpool is pulling me
So I might as well relax, go down with the flood
‘Cause my hearts been attacked and the sharks smell my blood
If I lose consciousness and awaken a-shore
I will never complain I will never get cold
Gazing at the face of an overcast day
Watching rain fall from a dim cafe
Can’t see the wind but I see the trees sway
Now the evening’s kiss got me fading away



There’s also an older very different version that popped up on the web a few days the whole media frenzy started.






PS: Found Magazine seems like a fantastic concept. Check out their website / there’s some really great random stuff.

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February 8, 2012 at 15:14

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