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Tethers

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1.
The Ground
2.
Swung out to the tiled plane Stretching each direction the same Under a purple sky, uncertain I called your name And I came upon a fountain of stone The very same as on the shore back home I look down to my reflection A shimmering ghost Among the rattling past There’s a layer that packs All the heat won’t let it go A riddle crying to be told And under that where the rattling never rests There’s a sunken chest You enter through a silvery door I heard the innards are a cloud of smoke You’ve seen before I dipped my feet inside Like Rome back in ’45 Violence and history Have no boundary In this light And the water turned black and cold And pulled me in by the toes Into a thick, unending ocean A million holes Among the rattling past There’s a layer that packs All the heat won’t let it go A riddle crying to be told And under that where the rattling never rests There’s a sunken chest You enter through a silvery door I heard the innards are a cloud of smoke And no, no lightning fix, babe No lightning fix, babe And then underwater all alone The purple circle of light above slowly closed I climb down into my vessel To sink below
3.
Under an ocean of holes With no sign of the lodestar Dipped outside of the known arc This vessel will crack before it blows I’d have a moment to mourn ya Through a window Ooh, you can’t run from the spell Ooh, no, you can’t slip out unheld When it’s all premonition On the edge of oblivion And the whole sunken world is your cage Whose death is this? I’m dipping under the black Beyond all going back And repeating Under an ocean of holes I’m not sending a postcard I ripped up what I owed ya Now, way deep down on the floor You know that I’m getting closer To the silvery door Ooh, you’re in the midst of the spell Ooh, you didn’t slip but you fell You cut up like a knife Teeming with life And were thrown to the bottom of the sea Whose death is this? I stepped out of the night Into a tunnel of torch light Heart beating
4.
Hey, Dark Ones
5.
Obvious Blessing
6.
So Quiet
7.
Was There Anything Else?
8.
The First Time You Left Home
9.
Beyond the Light
10.
In the Long Year

credits

releases March 26, 2021

Sam Cantor - vocals, electric and acoustic guitar (all), synth (3, 5) and upright piano (5)
Nathan Bojko - drum kit (all except track 5)
Michael Downing - electric bass guitar and vocals (all except track 5)
Colin Drozdoff - Wurlitzer electric piano, organ, grand piano and Prophet (all but track 5), additional synths (1, 6)
Konstantine Stebliy - lap steel guitar (all but track 5)

Additional musicians:
V.V. Lightbody - vocals (1, 2, 3, 9), flute (2, 3, 4), piano noise (5)
Macie Stewart - violin (2, 3, 4, 6, 10), vocals (3)
Nora Barton - cello (2, 3, 4, 6, 10)
Sean Mullins - percussion (all except track 8)
Alex Blomarz - tenor and baritone saxophone (2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 10)
Nick Broste - trombone (3, 6)
Dorian Gehring - pedal steel guitar (5)

Mixed and edited by Dave Vettraino and Sam Cantor
Recorded in Chicago, IL by Dave Vettraino at Decade Music Studios and Public House Sound Recordings and by Sam Cantor at home and at Erin’s house in Urbana, IL, with additional recording by Dorian Gehring at Foxhall Studio and by Michael Downing at home. Sean Mullins recorded percussion parts from his home in Brooklyn, NY. Mastered by Greg Obis at Chicago Mastering Service.

Art and design by Benedict Kupstas.
Cover art direction by Sam Cantor and Benedict Kupstas.
Track illustrations by Sam Cantor.
Photography by Vivian McConnel.

All songs written and produced by Sam Cantor (Minor Moon Music ASCAP).
Lyrics by Sam Cantor.
Music arranged by Minor Moon.
String arrangements by Macie Stewart.
Horn arrangements by Colin Drozdoff and Sam Cantor.

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