Oxygen

by Custard Flux

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fm Another release to celebrate. Top ten indeed. Congrats and gratitude from the upside down part of the world!
Ghigigi
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Ghigigi I thoroughly enjoyed both of Custard Flux’s first two albums, but Oxygen has blown them both out of the water. It’s a stunning synthesis of psychedelic pop, folk, and progressive rock that is coherent and intelligent.

Full review here: wp.me/pawrNb-de Favorite track: Oxygen / Gelatinous Mass.
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TheDude Simply brilliant album (like the previous ones). I am amazed how (mostly) acoustic music can sound like this.

I can safely declare this "unplugged" prog/psych/indie/pop experiment a success !
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musicjunkie Custard Flux has those fantastic vibes, I did love already from The Luck Of Eden Hall.... listen and buy today!
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Jennifer Jupiter Oxygen Monster Fire Overload!
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1.
Breathe in Oxygen Time floats by Fingers touching the sky Heart beat Let it go Clear your mind Not one cloud in the sky Now I know which door leads to reality Thoughts may Come and go Like the tide Now you’re one with the sky Breathe in Oxygen All ten fingers touching the sky Now I know which door leads to reality
2.
Another day Just peeling the time away You walk down the hall Into the yard Stand in the sun Enjoy the day light It’s supposed to rain And your parasol is broken Stand under a tree Sit for a while Stare at the grass Life is a strange thing You can run You can’t get away Hunger pains Get you on your feet again You walk through the rain To the back door Reach for the key Inside your pocket Another day Peeling the time away Have an orange slice Juicy and nice Just a daydream Life is a strange thing You can run You can’t get away
3.
She touched my face there Fore I was too near It’s hard to breathe air With Quarantyne here She’s there all alone They’re all alone My temperature sears My body shakes with fear While I lay down here With Quarantyne dear She’s there all alone They’re all alone
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Instrumental
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My locomotive dream Is gathering up the speed Faster than any being My fantastic machine Blasting great clouds of steam Burn all the fuel we need I feed the fire Parallel traveling As far as the eyes can see We won’t stop for anything I feed the fire
6.
This broken doll Had teeth and hair A fancy dress And a rocking chair You'd pull her string And music played Can you recall What your friends said She opens her eyes This broken doll Had wooden legs Now just one shoe’s All that remains No fancy dress No etiquette A torso and arms A hairless head She opens her eyes
7.
She hides there Under the clouds With emotions Soon to pour out And the lake is Filled to the rim And she knows We can’t even swim No one here has innocence We try to gain it back again One foot nailed to experience She hides there Under her skin All the people Try to get in As the waves crash Over the shore They won’t bother her Much longer
8.
Instrumental
9.
This broken doll Had teeth and hair A fancy dress And a rocking chair You'd pull her string And music played Can you recall What your friends said She opens her eyes This broken doll Had wooden legs Now just one shoe’s All that remains No fancy dress No etiquette A torso and arms A hairless head She opens her eyes
10.
She made me a prescription The IV nurse was stuck on A plastic bag was in her hand Some killing pain medicine In three minutes will begin I am so grateful you are Waiting with me now I’ll get back to you some how The rush was unexpected I felt my face had melted Wide opened eyes completely blind My body swirled and blended You spoke and kept me grounded I am so grateful you are Waiting with me now I’ll get back to you some how But I can’t tell up from down And my mind’s turned inside out My vision finally returned I’m feeling so much better I’m feeling so much better now Don’t give me that drug again I don’t want that shit again I am so grateful you are Waiting with me now I’ll get back to you some how I’ll get back to you some how

about

Oxygen is the third Custard Flux release. Nearly all of the music on this album was recorded during the first few weeks of the Great Quarantine of 2020, which had a definite influence on the songs, and has become apparent to me as I sit here listening to the final mixes. Fortunately for me, the lockdown time was very productive. I'd like to dedicate these songs to all of the people world wide who lost their lives to the virus.

I'm eternally grateful to have a home recording studio, and the musicians involved had to have access to recording equipment as well. Files were shared, but thankfully none were sterile, and all were inspirational. The remotely recorded tracks were then mixed with my own, and mastered in Rabbithole Studio, Detroit. I Feed The Fire appears on the Echo Bonus CD, but this version has been remixed and features an alternate guitar solo by Vito.

Many thanks to Vito Greco, Timothy Prettyman and Walt Prettyman for their much valued input, Mars Williams (Psychedelic Furs, Liquid Soul) for playing saxophone, and to Gregory Chamberlin for the beautiful cover artwork.

LPs should be ready to ship by August/September 2020.
Thank you very much for your support!

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released July 3, 2020

Curvey: Vox, Acoustic Guitars, Bowed Acoustic Guitar, Flying V, Acoustic Bass, Harmonium, Harpsichord, Piano, Drum Kit
Vito Greco: Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitar, Brazilian Guitar
Timothy Prettyman: Double Bass
Walt Prettyman: Violin
Mars Williams: Saxophones

Cover Artwork by Gregory Chamberlin. Please visit his work at www.gregorychamberlin.com

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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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