Parlour Games

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An attempt at a slightly David Lynchian thingemy. Shades of Tom Waits and Portishead hopefully in there too. Enjoy!


Come into the parlour, said the spider to the fly

He curled into the moonlight
The archway of his spine
Was a tangled coliseum
An attack on the sublime

She tied him to the blanket
Chewed the feathers out
He looked a bit like Icarus
As he began to shout

She was one of the most beautiful things we'd ever seen
She walked up to the front of the cafe, and paused
We could see her breath cloud the glass
The night allowed us that

And we'll implore and we'll adore you
Just won't you play par, play par-, play par-lour games?
Oh won't you play par-, play parlour games?

Pinecones on her collarbone
She was deciduous tonight
On a leaf of dog-eared lust
She extinguished every light


from Ariadne, track released January 12, 2013



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Trashcan Phoenix London, UK

Good morning. Good night. My name is Martin Bowman and I hope my music brings you happiness. Enjoy the show.

The aim? To emulate the mood of people like Portishead, Tom Waits, Suede, David Lynch, Can, Radiohead, Massive Attack, Scott Walker and Tindersticks. The method? Haphazard. The skill? Minimal. The result? Uncertain.

All made using Reason Essentials on a laptop with virtual instruments
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