Tessellation Anxiety

by Limpid Green

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about

Everything was assembled from live improvised recordings and loops, with found recordings from many sources layered on top. These are individual tracks, but they are designed to be played continuously, so do that if you are able.

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released July 8, 2012

This album features content from sources such as:
Carl Sagan
Vincent Price
Bon Scott
CBS Radio Mystery Theater
Mindwebs Radio Theater
Beyond the Wall of Sleep by HP Lovecraft
The Time Machine by H. G. Wells
The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
Shortwave broadcasts
A commercial for glass jars
A commercial for a certain insurance company
Various and sundry radio broadcasts

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Limpid Green Minneapolis, Minnesota

Our music always starts as impromptu sketches. Sometimes we embellish them by mixing and matching clips or by adding found- sounds. Lyrical content comes from out-of-context dialog of many diverse sources.

Greg Mathieson
guitars, synths, bass, electronics, devices, mixing, post-production

Bernard Olson
drums & percussives, synths, electronics, mixing
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Track Name: A Thousand Miles
Now they've sent me up to a thousand miles
To take observation photographs
It is lights going on and off
Can you make out where?
Wait a minute
It's six thousand miles
That's six thousand miles?
A candle in the window
Wait a minute!
What are you looking at me like that for?
The light's going on and off
In the window
It is lights going on and off
Can you make out where?

Rocket scout 4J-9 from Space Station M-5 go ahead...
Track Name: Rocket Scout 4J-9
The most famous name in glass
Before and after opening
500 million miles out in the cold black depths of space
A small rocket scout blasts across the invisible path
Marking the orbit of Jupiter on course to Earth
Rocket Scout 4J-9 from Space Station M-5 go ahead

Tom - call Astro and tell him to cut speed to one quarter
Aye, sir
Patrol deck to paradeck, check in
Bits are off, Astro - one quarter space-speed
(And then two)
Aye sir

...And, two days later
Around the corner and down the street
And up a hall and through a gate
And up a walk
And through a door...
Track Name: Father O'Clockey
Sit in this seat beside me
Face these ivory dials
And I'll take you on a little ride through time

Time is only a kind of space

I was quite certain he was mad
And I wasn't alone
That's how his guests talked about him
Behind his back

They would politely smile
And understandably nod their heads
Independent scholars
And other men of distinction

This framework made of quartz
And bronze and ivory
With its levers and it's dials
And it's seats in the middle...

Sit in this seat beside me
Face these ivory dials
And I'll take you on a little ride through time

Time is only a kind of space
Track Name: Omicron Scale
Do you realize
The intensity of this?
302.8 on an Omicron Scale

Now you see what I mean
Now watch
The intensity - the broadcast

Omicron Scale

302.8 - yes
On an Omicron Scale
The directional fix
On the broadcast now

We've picked up an alien spaceship
And they've gotten our message
302.8 on an Omicron Scale
Track Name: Space Station M-5
In the narrow cylindrical cockpit, forward
Near the nose of the silvery ship
The pilot transmits a routine teleceiver call across the void
The sleepy-eyed operator shakes himself awake
As the call crackles in his earphones

The Most Famous Name... In Glass
Both Before and After Opening... In Glass

And then they saw the big fire and heard the big sound
As the silver rocket shot up towards Mars
And left them behind on an ordinary Monday morning
Track Name: Thirty Geeks and the Thunder Chief
Thirty Geeks and the Thunder Chief (yeah)...
Track Name: The Farmers
We are the Farmers
Ba bum da dum da dum dum dum
We are the Farmers
Ba bum da dum da dum dum dum
We are the Farmers

We are the Bum

We are the Farmers
Ba bum da dum da dum dum dum
Track Name: Shanzidelma Shatzibér
Shanzidelma Shatzibér
Surf cloud of nymphs that grandma wouldn't show
Surf cloud of nymphs that grandpa wouldn't show
Shanzidelma Shatzibér
Track Name: A Cloud of Nymphs
Surf cloud of nymphs that Grandma wouldn't show
Surf cloud of nymphs that Grandma wouldn't shelb
Track Name: East of September
I hope my wings look beautiful tonight
East of September
Relapsing into a bovine abnormality
East of September
We do not know beforehand
East of September
Where fundamental insects will rise
East of September

East of September East of September

Our mysterious and lovely solar system
East of September
Conventional ideas are over now
East of September

East of September East of September

Now they sent me up to a thousand miles
To take observation photographs
Track Name: Not Very Far From Algol
On February twenty second
Nineteen hundred and one
A marvelous new star was discovered

We shall meet again
Perhaps in the shadowy mist of Orion's sword
Perhaps on a bleak plateau in prehistoric Asia

Not very far from Algol
No star had been visible
At that point before
Within 24 hours the stranger had become so bright

We shall meet again
Perhaps in unremembered dreams tonight
Perhaps not very far from Algol