A Whisper, A Shout

by Minor Moon

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1.
All I Want 02:48
All I want A picture I don’t understand I shiver and call out I cup my mouth with both my hands All I want Echoes beyond my demands A whisper, a shout Coming back to call again
2.
Futon 04:41
Walked out into the cold, Store lights and dirty snow You called up like a friendly ghost For the futon on my floor You touch down through the door Dog eyes, impenetrable You call out, you say you pave your road And bullshit, like you’re on your own Oh, the faith that you’re feeling free Let it burn There’s fire you fail to see From out on your perch Go and find it with your feet Where will you go? You’re bound to re-course when you’re running in circles Found another place to go Plugged it into your phone You weave ties like silver rope Then bark like they’re around your throat Over and over… Washed out of your clothes Toothpaste and filtered smoke You walk back into the cold Howling and alone
3.
Haughty locals Faking forwards Funky taste, throwing peace like coins Crumbling seaward With a knee jerk What’s the rush? What the fuck is the point? Feeling lower Over and over Race to the top like kids to the coins There we dressed up the crime Caught up in playground defiance Oh and you know it’s all just a lie Oh and you know it’s something you’d like There we devoured all the vibes Howling like dogs in the night Oh and you know they taste just divine Oh and you know it’s something you’d like
4.
Holy roller for the one I love Overflow my cup But snakes and roses and your graceful touch it’s all So treacherous It’ll follow you Like a shadow, it’ll follow you Lately rolling in the heat of love Oh the holy night But stars explode in some great decay and I just See the fading light And it’ll follow you Like a shadow, it’ll follow you Gift you give me, the daily love I’m a melting clock But heart it beats with a double edge Like a music box It’ll follow you Like a shadow, it’ll follow you And one morning I will wake alone With all these worldly thoughts Pulling petals with a double edge Singing ‘oh, forget me not’ It’ll follow you Like a shadow, it’ll follow you
5.
The hole in your border The quiet reformer in your ear It ruptures the order That you fought That you fought And you can’t find the corner The center was bound to disappear And it’s cracking up the cover It’s enough It’s enough It’s enough… Followed in Sighted Frightened and awake again Open the border With hope like the cold wind on your ears And don’t seek no cover It’s enough It’s enough It’s enough… Followed in Sighted Frightened and awake again
6.
Call Out 05:34
Oh I call out, where did it go? The heat keeps shutting down The pipes nearly froze I need your warmth now even more than before And so I call out, where did it go? Oh I call out, I’ve seen this before The beast in a new disguise or some wholly new form Tried to freeze, crop, enhance, and revise With nothing to show And so I call out: where did it go? Freakin’ out and I’d like to incinerate my dread But I’ll fashion a metaphor instead Like fastening a bomb to our bed And grieving long before we’re even dead I should reiterate this is all in my head I leap from where I stand I’m falling in, I’m falling in Oh I call out, where did it go? Can we keep our guard down just as before? And the piece I puzzled out is what I’ve already known That to freeze our form now will always fall short Freakin’ out when I feel we are inevitably wed To stagnate like bogs in the bed Or reiterate like songs in my head But here’s a more affirmative simile instead: We’re becoming like the crash, pull, and crest Yes I leap from where I stand I’m falling in, I’m falling in
7.
Bare Light 04:58
Leave the light on Focus in spite of Peachy disciples Over-entitled Leave the light on Focus, rely on Your ears, your trials Whispers incite us Leave the light on Oh… Leave the light on Oh… Bare light Light, fire hangin’ on Bare light Wild-fire in the maw
8.
Wild 03:14
Even when you’re right I get the sticky sense That I’ve heard this once or twice Like evenings way back when I stuttered on the edge And it cut you like a knife Heaping every fault On silver licked defense You open your device But I’m feeling I can’t fold My ticker’s making sense And I’m putting up a fight Evenings when I cull My shivering defeats They haunt me back to life Even as I call out For something I can’t reach I’m burning my disguise This healing lets me haul My twisted figure up To beautiful bare light Can’t open all my folds But I’m trying to be free And I’m trying to be wild Even when you’re right I get the sticky sense That I’ve heard this once or twice. Keeping every voice In tension in my head To make this come out right. Even when you’re right I hold our figure up To perilous bare light On evenings as I hope I want us to be free And I want us to be wild
9.
I could fall in love with silence And let it conquer all the chaos I have found I could fall in love with silence Open up my eyes to all the space beneath the sound I could fall in love with silence But then who the hell would follow me down? I have got to know, know I could fall in love with silence And feel the freedom of some lonely holy ground I could fall in love with silence But then who the hell would follow me down? I have got to know The chorus of your love The chaos of your touch The frenzy of your need Ferocious honesty The frothing of your cup The flowing of your love The pounding of your need The danger of our leap I could fall in love with silence
10.
All I want Ripples I can’t apprehend An ocean surrounds Crashing in time as we dance All I want Echoes beyond my demands A whisper, a shout Coming back to call again Time pulls the tide with the moon for hands While whispers incite my love again Cacophony glides on ships to the sand While whispers incite my love again The dog howls ignite to the sky from the land While whispers incite my love again A pinhole of light is all god can command While whispers incite my love again

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released December 9, 2015

"...this album revels in an affecting combination of masterfully refined instrumentation and bold emotional depth."
Zach Weg, The Deli Magazine, New England

"...a lush blend of folk and indie rock, the stark guitar warmed by Cantor’s full-bodied vocals which rise and fall from composure to vehemence and back again, creating something lonely yet fierce."
-Jon Doyle, Wake The Deaf, UK

"Cantor clearly understands his craft. He’s writing with earned wisdom. Singing with a voice powerful but reserved. And best of all, he’s put everything into it—that comes through in spades. This is a fantastic debut record. The kind that grabs your attention and promises a bright future."
Michael Phillips, Sound Citizen, Chicago

"Highly recommended...There are dark themes based around powerful guitar work...The vocals are always confident and persuasive."
-Half-Life Music, Dublin

"...satisfyingly meditative Americana-esque indie folk-rock, with warmly familiar-sounding vocals and choice drum fills."
Mali Sastri, Trill Boston

All songs by Sam Cantor, Minor Moon Music, ASCAP.

Sam Cantor: vocals, guitar, Rhodes
Jay Hosking: vocals, guitar, Hammond organ, Rhodes, piano, synthesizer
Eric Derwallis: drums
Nick Rawson: bass
Ben Cantor: vocals (tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10)
Jacob Cantor: vocals (tracks 1, 10)
Dan Knishkowy: guitar (tracks 1, 10)
Enrico Bergamini: horn arrangements, tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3, 9, 10)
Cosimo Boni: trumpet (tracks 1, 3, 9, 10)
Daniele Germani: alto saxophone (tracks 3, 9, 10)
Molly Rose: trombone (tracks 3, 9, 10)

Produced by Sam Cantor and Jay Hosking
Recorded in our homes, practice spaces, and at 37’ Productions in Rockland, MA
Engineering for drums and bass, keyboards, and horns respectively by Andrew Oedel with Zach Bloomstein, Steph Durwin, and Pietro Milanesi with Steph Durwin at 37’ Productions
Mixing and additional engineering by Sam Cantor and Jay Hosking
Mastering by Joe Lambert at JLM
Album artwork by Anna Furman

Special thanks to Jay Hosking, Shari Cantor, Michael Cantor, Josh Cantor, Ben Cantor, Jacob Cantor, Laura Distel, Dan Knishkowy, Andrew Stocker, Lincoln Giesel, Danny Foster, Eric Derwallis, Nick Rawson, Enrico Bergamini, Louis Loftus, Steph Durwin, Phill Grannan, Taylor Jones, Maeve Bell-Thornton, Michael Steiner, Dan Kass, Anna Furman, and all of the many people who have supported and inspired this music. It simply could not happen without you.

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