Echo

by Custard Flux

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COLIN STUART LORIMER
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COLIN STUART LORIMER Just played the Supernatural track as a taster before setting down for a full session and wow, its fantastic, much better than i imagined. This is a straight link to the 60s and the music of my youth. Custard Flux, you rock. Thank you. Favorite track: Supernatural.
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dean hind An album that lifts your spirits as much as it raises the bar, pure genius from the aural alchemist with the Midas touch. Favorite track: America.
Ghigigi
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Ghigigi This band’s particular blend of psychedelic pop and folk rock with progressive leanings results in something unique. Despite being almost all acoustic, the music is bombastic and impactful, and there’s a nice mix of the straightforward and the weird.

Full review here: wp.me/pawrNb-5m
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    9. Echo Side A & 10. Echo Side B are edited as they appear on the LP.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The Echo CD is meant to be an annex to the Helium Deluxe Box Set, and will fit nicely inside. Housed in a cardboard sleeve, and kept in a reusable plastic bag.

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  • Limited Edition Transparent Blue Vinyl U.K. Import
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    We're very proud to announce the release of this Limited Edition LP on the fabulous Fruits de Mer Records' Friends of the Fish label. Only 150 of these will be pressed on Transparent Blue vinyl. And, if that's not tantalizing enough, yes, you'll get a Bonus CD of new songs with this LP too!

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  • Limited Edition Color on Color Vinyl U.K. Import
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    13 Custard Flux songs, eight on the LP and five new songs on the Bonus CD, from The Luck of Eden Hall’s main man Curvey. Heavy acoustic tracks featuring outstanding performances by Walt Prettyman on Violin, and Timothy Prettyman on Double Bass, and there’s even one electric guitar solo by the apparently unrestrained Curvey. “Rules are meant to be broken. eh?”

    Echo has garnered outstanding reviews, placing at #4 on the Reviews Editor of Prog Magazine’s Best of 2019 list, and we’re excited to offer this limited edition LP and Bonus CD on Fruits de Mer Records' Friends of the Fish label. 100 limited edition LPs will be pressed in a blend of opaque Orange and transparent Sky Blue. All will include a Bonus CD of unreleased songs. Goldmine Magazine’s Dave Thompson says, “Echo is no less the child of Syd Barrett, Andy Partridge and a flock of fellow psych explorers than their glorious debut album Helium!"

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1.
Afloat and fighting In emerald seas Bobbing under I breathe in deeper Sirens singing Reach for me Hopeless warnings About the waves of history She said the harder they come She said the harder they fall Hope and pray for Delivery From this supernatural Endless battery She said the harder they come She said the harder they fall
2.
Echo 03:41
Instrumental
3.
America 05:09
Out in left field With my face towards the Sun If I can catch you I might make the team Everyone is A spectator today When we’re finished We throw the balls away Freedom and democracy A place to raise a family America Be just what you want to be Employed and living lavishly America A capitalist fantasy Insatiable reality America Hand picking apples On a sunny day Spotted anomalies Get thrown away No one would want Such an ugly thing These will be sliced For a nice pie filling Freedom and democracy A place to raise a family America Be just what you want to be Employed and living lavishly America A capitalist fantasy Insatiable reality America Freedom and democracy And fear and hate and bigotry
4.
After the baby comes To wash away the clown assembled here Another troubadour has overgrown his face To hide the fear Has it been twenty years Or just another minute come and gone Pack up this circus and go home I Can’t wait to see what you become After the baby comes And hurls you through the clouds Another troubadour is wondering aloud Could be these twenty years Already've come and gone Fragilely we arrive And wander into the life She’s alright After the baby comes You're naked in the Sun After the baby comes You have nowhere to run No need to conquer this alone You know you’re always welcome home I dreamed that you would be the one Can’t wait to see what you become
5.
A well established life Two children and a wife She lost her share of sleep She had a soul to keep The time arrived Like a rock Crashing through a window pane There may be Consequences Nothing would get in the way A life of wonderment A life of dreaming for her chance She had vision She had a plan She was an extraordinary man A secret wardrobe kept Worn all those times she wept She had a soul to keep
6.
Pink Indians 04:22
Hold my hand my dear They’ve made space for us On the bus I saw her disappear Through an open door On the floor Herds of people Plodding forward Without reason Strangers faces Frowning smiling Pink Indians She’s not there She’s not there Then she reappeared Near the lollipop Candy shop Hold my hand my dear You’ve scared me to death Catch my breath
7.
Gold 06:03
She said, “I fear The day will come When me and myself walk away. Then I will be All by it’s self.” And now she’s off and gone for days I’m hoping for a change in weather November fifth The storm blew in When I awoke she was nowhere A million laughs Have come to this She’s wandered off and gone for days I’m hoping for a change in weather I'm hoping we can be together Heading to the mountains And living off the land We’re mining for gold and silver I thought you’d understand
8.
Sixteen hundred thousand miles We travel every hour And no one seems to Hardly even notice Each and every atom Was produced inside a Star Evolving into All that’s you and me dear Place your lovely candles in a row Pretty fingers light them one by one You make a secret wish and gently smile And take another trip around the Sun An atom’s nucleus resides In an atomic cloud That makes us ninety nine percent Emptiness Sixteen hundred thousand miles We’re traveling per hour As we sit here in Absolute stillness Place your lovely candles in a row Pretty fingers light them one by one You make a secret wish and gently smile And take another trip around the Sun Take another trip around the Sun
9.
Echo Side A 20:40
10.
Echo Side B 20:04

about

Echo is the second Custard Flux album, and an annex to the Deluxe Helium CD Box Set. The image on the cover of the Box shows four of the Harmonium's stops, or pull levers; a Skull, Custard Flux, Helium, & Echo. The Echo CD will fit nicely in the box to complete the set.

Echo picks up where Helium left off. More heavy acoustic prog-psych-pop songs, one with an electric guitar solo (Rules are made to be broken, eh?), and this time I was joined by my long time friends Timothy Prettyman on Double Bass (Upright Bass, Stand-up Bass), adding some thunderous undertones, and the tremendously talented Walt Prettyman on Violin. Extraordinary Man was written with my good friend Tim Ferguson (from The Red Plastic Buddha).

Many thanks again to Gregory Chamberlin for the use of his beautiful artwork. Please visit his works at www.gregorychamberlin.com

Echo will be released on LP later this year. If you purchase a digital copy of this album, your purchase amount can be deducted from the cost of the LP once they're released, if you wish.

credits

released July 1, 2019

Curvey: Vox, Piano, Harmonium, Guitars, Mouth-Harp, Drum Kit.
Timothy Prettyman: Double Bass
Walt Prettyman: Violin

Cover art by Gregory Chamberlin.
Layout and design by Curvey.
All words and music by Curvey.

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Custard Flux Detroit, Michigan

For the last 30 years, Curvey has been thee driving force behind cult psych-prog-pop band The Luck of Eden Hall. Custard Flux is a new ninety nine percent electricity free outlet. Both Helium & Echo made the Top 10 on the Reviews Editor of PROG Magazines 2018 & 2019 Critics Choice lists! ... more

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