With Shift Your Weight, I was interested in the notions of divergence and convergence within fault lines and how that might translate into a song. I wanted to contrast these notions with their corresponding textures (fragmentation and unity) and consonance and dissonance in my harmonic choices. For instance, what happens when a long major tonality is fractured in the manner of a pointillist painting? Conversely, what happens when a dissonant harmony is melodically and rhythmically the “hook” of a song? Lyrically, I was interested in how closely the language describing fault activity could be read as a discussion about interpersonal relationships. So I tried to write an ambiguous text that addresses divergence and convergence in a similar way. It’s a transmogrification of the fault lines into social activity and vice versa.
Can you shift your weight a little over this way? Continental drift explodes all into space.
It’s a stalemate, no one’s at fault Cracks in geography wither and rot Creating cities, destroying blocks of the maximal stillness that you once thought was silent monogamy until the seizures stopped. Drinking the light like a poet overwrought.
Can you shift my weight a little over that way?
from FAULT LINES,
released September 29, 2013
Marcus Vocals, Violins, Guitar, Banjo, Organ, Bass, Electronic Drums, Radio, Fans Max Wanderman Toy piano
Recorded and mixed by Marcus Rubio
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