Echo

by Custard Flux

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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, Auto-Harp, 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, except Extraordinary Man written with Tim Ferguson (from The Red Plastic Buddha).

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Track Name: Supernatural
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
Track Name: Echo
Instrumental
Track Name: America
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
Track Name: Cirque d’Enfant
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
Track Name: Extraordinary Man
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
Track Name: Pink Indians
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
Track Name: Gold
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
Track Name: Suns And Daughters
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

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