Quarries & Corridors' debut album on glass mastered compact disc in eco-friendly gatefold packaging with glossy full colour printing.
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On conflicting messages during repeated cycles.
This is by far the most ...experimental track on the album. Written in 2019 for the album, adapted from a shorter narrated modular synth piece by Jenny's solo band Loose Changeling.
Nobody knows quite how long the substation has been here. The people who live around it tell stories of how it came to be: put here by the gods as a beacon; or the skeleton of a once-proud beast; or a temple-cage for a devil best forgotten. They hold it in a fearful reverence, as children do their fathers’ tools.
Some say, at night, you can still hear it humming, the memory of that noise lingering epigenetically within the inhabitants of this once-proud land, though its purpose does not.
And some nights, people sing back to it: a funereal rite to those that came before, those old men who were swallowed by the tide.
(Old ones, old sire, sleeping in the pyre
From your cell, raise higher! Come lord, by wire!
Old Lord, high sire, bring warmth, bring fire!
Grant strength, high power, old Lord of the wire!)
I think it’s silly. Those people are dead, after all.
But, I have to admit, the sound does comfort me in my tent, nestled in the arms of my beloved. And she sings to me too.
(Best loved, so tired, join me by the fire
In my arms lie quiet, sweet love, sweet child…)
I hear the water flow! I hear mutterings in the birds, a murmuration of murmurations telling me things I do not want to know, blasphemies and bewitchment encircling my head like storm clouds threatening a ship. I hear our siblings: the other children left behind in the wires.
from Going through Changes,
released October 21, 2019
Story and narration, backing vocals and modular synth by Jenny Hackett.
Lyrics, vocals, muttering, drum and DIY percussion by Nat Titman.
Mastered by Jenny. Produced, arranged, recorded, mixed and edited by Jenny and Nat.