DANCES FROM THINK BLACK, VOLUME II: ELEGYROUNDS

by Tm Novak

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This is a collection of digital flesh, written and recorded with the goal of spontaneity, honesty, and simplicity. Much of its lyrical content is borrowed or lifted entirely (credited in the song's titles) from well known contemporary poets and the fail-safe Psalms of the King James Version of the Bible. It's crackly, modest, and virtually off the cuff.

In it's first limited release in December 2009 (CD-R's for friends and family) there were 25 or so tracks (many of which fit comfortably in the category of embarrassing and dadaist). In this second release the song-list has been narrowed and separated into two volumes: Monomadrigals, and Elegyrounds.

Elegyrounds is a set of experimental tracks utilizing parroted dirges, discordance, atonal melodies and vocal sparring. If its companion volume Monomadrigals is the orthodox, than Elegyrounds is the Bohemian - sickly searching to make sense of its surroundings. They are related (at least distant cousins) and as rivaling siblings when they lock horns there is great commotion, with very little settled.

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released November 11, 2011

TIM NOVAK: percussion, vocals, guitars, bass, keys, synths

Produced by T. Novak.

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Track Name: RIVER OF HEAVEN
River of Heaven
Pearl in every year
Track Name: A BIRTH BY JAMES DICKEY
A Birth
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Inventing a story with grass,
I find a young horse deep inside it.
I cannot nail wires around him:
My fence posts fail to be solid,

And he is free, strangely, without me.
With his head still browsing the greenness,
He walks slowly out of the pasture
To enter the sun of his story.

My mind freed of its own creature,
I find myself deep in my life
In a room with my child and my mother,
When I feel the sun climbing my shoulder

Change, to include a new horse.

--James Dickey