Helium

by Custard Flux

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    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.)

    Includes unlimited streaming of Helium via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    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, and a sticker.

    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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    edition of 250 

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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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1.
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
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Forevermore 05:30
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
3.
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
4.
Tiger 04:41
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
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Instrumental
6.
Sleepy 05:21
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
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La Mort 05:40
Work in progress...
8.
Out Of Phase 05:01
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
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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
10.
Instrumental
11.
Helium 06:00
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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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 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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