[Update: For new folks: this song changes mood over the course of the song - if you only listen to the first half, you miss it entirely. Just so y'know...]
This track tends to get 2 reactions so far: people tend to really like it or they say “huh…” And for that reason alone, I’m rather fond of it. The lyrics are all the names of skateboarding moves, intentionally arranged to make an abstract poem. But it’s not purely abstract. Even in these sparse, seeming nonsequitors a narrative emerges. This is a song about the tensions between grace and grit. I’d love to hear what you think.
You can now download this single track: http://soundcloud.com/jacobcorvidae/love-and-the-skateboarder
And of course, you can stream or download the whole album (to date, so far) to the right (through Noisetrade).
Lyrics are in the comments.
4 down, 5 to go.
See you in 2 weeks.
[Oh - P.S. -- Originally, I was hoping this track would include sounds from Jesse Chorng's SynthShredder - a cool skateboarding/music interface, but the project's been delayed and wasn't ready on time. Ah well... maybe a future remix.]