(Utter) Disappointment

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see the info about Track 1. This here is the complete and unabridged version. The end of the song is me singing directly into the piano microphones, which is something you're not allowed to do in the audiophile world. It seemed like a fitting end to my little hit and miss project;)))

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Disappointment


Philosophy is a stellar dream
We’re gonna kill the seed with our self-esteem
The speed of light is no alibi
For the apocalypse of the torch song tribe

We’re such a disappointment
Such a disappointment.


We’re the superstars of the low-class bars
We’re the koala bears with cellulars
Design your scars with the knife of God
We’re the sorry drunks – we’re the sullen sods

We’re such a disappointment
Such a disappointment.

It’s ironic
It’s ironic
It’s ironic

The asthmatic glee of our diatribes
Don’t mix too well with the groovy vibes
The human race has a lack of bass
Let the trebled faith sink without a trace

We’re such a disappointment
Such a disappointment.

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We’re the holy ghosts of the great divide
On our leper boats from the other side
A lack of heart – and a lack of base
We’re butterflies and we leave no trace

We’re such a disappointment
Such a disappointment.

It’s ironic
It’s ironic
It’s ironic

credits

from Medusa EP, released September 17, 2019
written by Michael Frei, Philippe Simon & Chris Diggelmann
recorded at home. Edited, Mixed and Produced by Chris Diggelmann for "Das Klangereignis".


The Players:
Michael Frei: Vocals, Piano, Mellotron, MicroKorg, Roland Compu-Rhythm CR-8000, Laptop
Philippe Simon: Trumpet & Laptop.
Chris Diggelmann: Mixing, Editing and Mastering.

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Hemlock Smith Lausanne, Switzerland

Hemlock Smith come from Lausanne (Switzerland). Since 2002, they’ve released 6 regular albums with intelligent pop, as well as 2 soundtracks for silent film and 2 collaborations with Noise duo Les Poissons Autistes. Fronted by singer-songwriter Michael Frei, Hemlock Smith's distinctive voice is complemented by the ambient guitar playing of Fred Merk and the delicate piano work of Emilie Roulet. ... more

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