Helium

by Custard Flux

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    This is the basic version, a CD housed in a cardboard sleeve, and wrapped in a reusable plastic bag for protection. Cover and disk art by Gregory Chamberlin, back cover by Shane Swank. (High quality CD manufactured at DiskFaktory.)

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    Two Raspberry colored 180g LPs featuring all 16 songs included on both the Helium and Box Set Bonus CDs, housed in a jacket with a 1/4” spine, and kept neat in a reusable plastic bag, plus a lyric sheet and a 6” x 8” postcard.

    Side A: The Hit Parade, Forevermore, Empyrean House, Tiger
    Side B: The Shire Of Gingin, Sleepy, La Mort, Out Of Phase
    Side C: Golden Opportunity, Tiger Reprise, Helium, Sweetened Hallowed
    Side D: The Feline Hallucination, Innermission, Ascending Stories, Satellite Of Love.

    Should be able to start shipping by August 1st.

    Thank you!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Helium via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Deluxe Helium Box Set
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The deluxe version! A hinged wooden box, with a latch, laser etched in Curvey's own laboratory, and packed with goodies, including: the Helium CD, edited as an album listening experience, housed in a cardboard sleeve; a bonus CD with 5 new songs (Including: Sweetened Hallowed, The Feline Hallucination, Innermission, Ascending Stories, Satellite Of Love) ; a set of 4 cards baring Gregory Chamberlin's beautiful artwork; and a 16 page lyric booklet. Limited to 100 numbered boxes. Autographed by Curvey at your request. (Both high quality CDs are manufactured at Diskfaktory.)

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Attention! If you've already purchased this digital release, and would like to use your purchase amount as credit towards the cost of one of these CDs, please contact me at luckofedenhall@gmail.com, and we can settle the balance due and shipping via PayPal. Thank you!

This project was born out of a vision I had after acquiring a 100 year old Harmonium, and the ability to be able to set up in the park and play progressive psychedelic pop without any electricity. Newly located in Detroit, I've set out to find a group of like minded musicians, including a Double Bassist, Drummer, Keyboardist and Guitarist. It's taken some time, but the spark has been lit, and I'm pleased with the music. I hope you like it too.

credits

released June 1, 2018

Many thanks to Gregory Chamberlin for the use of his wonderful paintings. You can visit and purchase his works at gregorychamberlin(dot)com.

My portrait was created by Shane Swank. You can visit and purchase his amazing works at quantumtomfoolery(dot)bigcartel(dot)com.

Special thanks to Steven V Chamberlin for lending me his beautiful acoustic bass guitar while I was recording this project.
Words and Music by Curvey. All instruments used on this album are acoustic, unless you count my Gibson Flying V running through an Echoplex and a Pig Nose solos.

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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 electricity free outlet. Captain Curvehead's sonic ointment to remedy the daily routine of beautiful human life. Enjoy! ... more

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Track Name: The Hit Parade
The Hit Parade

March on in luxury
You’re on the Hit Parade
Jet streams and radio waves
You’re on the Hit Parade

I feel better

Conquer and celebrate
You’re on the Hit Parade
Grand Marshall serenade
You’re on the Hit Parade

I feel better

We should give, more than take
It’s an honest mistake

Float by on accolades
You’re on the Hit Parade
This is a perfect day
You’re on the Hit Parade
Track Name: Forevermore
Forevermore

We’ve stormed the castle
To slide down the banister
Coins rain from our pockets
As we swing from the chandeliers

We pushed together
The egg King fell off his wall
His prayers are answered
Our hands are stained with yolk

The kingdom is falling

The love Queen feels anger
She screams to kill us all
Indeed, your Highness
We’ll sleep forevermore

The kingdom is falling
Track Name: Empyrean House
Empyrean House

Lying still
Underneath a quilt of stars
Upon a great stone
That keeps me warm

In the dark
Swarms of bats fly over me
And pass by so close
I hear their song

In this empyrean house
Only men are off their balance

Sitting here
High atop a mountain ridge
The edge of a bowl
I feel so small

Gazing down
Across a million flowers
I can see a sleuth of bear
Eating mushrooms

In this empyrean house
Only men are off their balance

Sleep takes her
I'm waiting
We glide through
Various worlds
Our vessel
Sails truly
Until her
Alarm calls

In this empyrean house
Only men are off their balance
Track Name: Tiger
Shiva
Dance in me
India
Kerala
Smoke from
Sandlewood
Floating there
In the air

Anger and sadness
Feed the tiger inside

Buddha
Plasticine
Mounted there
Smiling
Driving
Round and round
Here and now
Touch the ground

Anger and sadness
Feed the tiger inside
Track Name: The Shire Of Gingin
Instrumental
Track Name: Sleepy
I am so bored to tears
The hours pass endlessly
Keeping one eye on the second hand

She wears a tattered ghost
Of something once beautiful
Her twilight eyes are so heavy now

Sleepy hollow
Northern wind blows
Watching shadows
Recede from the sun
Down to zero
Weeping willows
Now my heroes
Are all dead and gone
Oh no

Penny in the Symphonion
A curtsey, then off we go
Whirling around in another dream

My head nods for a hundred years
In a long, slow agreement
As darkness yawns and we go to sleep
Track Name: La Mort
Work in progress...
Track Name: Out Of Phase
Out Of Phase

We met on a plain
Oscillating
Together we'd swing

Constant velocity
Our horology
Together in sync

Passing through the days
We've grown out of phase
Back and forth we run
Like coupled pendulums

We live on a plain
And meet twice a day
As we decay

A contrary motion
We're in unison
In wrong directions

Passing through the days
We've grown out of phase
Back and forth we run
Like coupled pendulums
Track Name: Golden Opportunity
Golden Opportunity

Golden opportunities
Can be surreal
Standing in the rain
In an English field
The girl with the umbrella smiles
Watching you melt
Golden opportunities
Patiently

All day long
I listen to my favorite song
Waiting for
The sunny intervals to come

Golden opportunities
Can be surreal
Watching Soft Machine
In an English field
Navigating through the crowd
Standing in mud
Golden opportunities
Patiently

Golden opportunities
Never seem real
Track Name: Tiger Reprise
Instrumental
Track Name: Helium
Helium

She never has the time
For photographs of the sky
Flipping through magazines
Sampling chocolate things
Called her on Saturday
Wouldn’t come out to play
She never has the time

She never has the time
For riding a motorbike
Painting some canvas red
Tripping inside her head
Texted her on the phone
Wanted to walk her home
She never has the time

I tied my helium balloons to her
Couldn’t get off the ground

She never has the time
To listen to Bowie songs
Practicing bass guitar
Strolling through the bazaar
Tried her again today
Told me to go away
She never has the time

I tied my helium balloons to her
Couldn’t get off the ground

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