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The Scrape of a Keel

by Ehnahre

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Colossus 10:50
I shall never get you put back together entirely Perhaps you are an oracle Mouthpiece of the dead For years now I have labored to dredge the silt from your throat I am none the wiser Your fluted bones and toothed hair are littered In their old anarchy to the horizon line It would take more than a lightning strike To create such a ruin
I gave up before birth It is not possible otherwise It was he It was he who wailed He who saw the light I didn't wail I didn't see the light It's impossible I should have a voice It was he who had a life I didn't have a life A life not worth having Because of me His death alone would not be enough Not enough for me Perhaps he'll drown He always wanted to drown He didn't want them to find him He can't want now anymore
He usen't to want them to find him Urge spent like all the others He'll never say I anymore He'll never say anything anymore He won't talk to himself He won't talk to anyone He won't think anymore He'll get up and go on badly because of me He can't stay still anymore because of me He can't go on anymore because of me There's nothing left in his head I'll feed it all it needs
A black rain is falling A hissing wind encircles empty houses I am a shadow, far from darkening villages I drank the silence of god Out of the steam in the trees Cold metal walks on my head Spiders search for my heart It is a light that goes out in my mouth


"The Scrape of a Keel (drones and improvisations)" was recorded in February 2019 in Davis, California. It was recorded live and is entirely improvised.

The lyrical content is adapted from "Fizzle #4" by Samuel Beckett, "De Profundis" by Georg Trakl and "Colossus" by Sylvia Plath.


released July 3, 2020

Joshua Carro- percussion
Richard Chowenhill- guitar
Ryan McGuire- bass, vocals
Jared Redmond- piano

Engineered by Richard Chowenhill and Joshua Carro with the help of Stephen Bingen
Mixing and post-production by Joshua Carro and Richard Chowenhill
Mastered by Richard Chowenhill
Published by Painted Throat Music


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Ryan McGuire - Double Bass, Electric Bass, Voice
Richard Chowenhill - Guitars
Jared Redmond - Piano
Joshua Carro- Drums, Percussion

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