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Second Self

by drowse

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Finding the beast Find the line to be I find it hard to see clearly Fighting with that beast Fighting on the line with thee I found it hard to be hard to believe Holding the beast Stepping into thee I found it hard to see hard to speak Clearly It’s landing it’s landing It’s landing it’s lining I am late but anyway It’s landing but anyway it’s a dream It’s a dream but it’s played in many ways No goodbye with your (Lovers) Some carried the smile from your friends Through the black hole I found my way come find me in a coffin lying with that beast
Second Self 11:34
So now it’s gone, I drank too much again. You were the sky I can’t stop sleeping in. You won’t say a thing or show me your pain, because that would be weak and you want to be strong. Sometimes I drink it all, and drive with blurry eyes at night, hoping to change my life, to forget your moonlight. I should’ve shown everything, couldn’t give what you need, because I’ve always been weak, and you deserve to be strong.


Mini-LP commissioned for The Flenser Membership Series One.

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released September 20, 2019

Written and recorded by Kyle Bates at Studio Kura artist residency in Itoshima, Japan in December 2018 and at home in NE Portland from January to May 2019.

“Sudo Beast” and “Open, Alone” were also written, sung, dreamt and vocally self-recorded by Lane Shi Otayonii in March 2019.

The song “Second Self” was originally composed as the audio component to the art installation Second Self.

Fog Storm instruments built in collaboration with Jesse Keating were played on “Sudo Beast” and “Open, Alone.”

Cover artwork by Lane Shi Otayonii.

Mastered by Nicholas Wilbur at the Unknown in May 2019.

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