TH&S Demos Disc Eight

by Tape Hiss and Sparkle

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Way in the beginning, TH&S started as a home recording solo project.

From 2009 to 2010, Tamblyn recorded 6 songs a month for 10 months. At first releasing them under his own name, and naming the collection Tape Hiss and Sparkle. It was on the sixth disc of these 10 releases that Tape Hiss and Sparkle replaced Tamblyn's name.

These songs were roughly recorded on a very small budget. They were and still are lo-fi.

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released August 1, 2009

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Tape Hiss and Sparkle Cape Town, South Africa

Tape Hiss & Sparkle was started in 2009, by Simon Tamblyn while he was still in The Sleepers. TH&S is Mandisi Nkomo on drums, Helen Westcott on bass, Catherine Schenck on cello and Tamblyn on guitar and vocals.

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Track Name: The Struggling Valve We Share
deep in the hay
can i find the needle
i am so unsure
all my fingers tremble
i will keep my heart
i will keep my heart (trill)

i am drawn into the seedless
worlds that I work in
fruitless for so many months now
but the fertile ground is here
it's here

deep in the hay
can i find the needle
i am so unsure
all my fingers tremble
were the rumours true
you gave into him there
i will keep my heart
i will keep my heart

i am venturing deep inside now
say goodbye to sky
your warmth here surrounds me
your darkness steals my sight
oh my eyes

deep in the hay
can i find the needle
i am so unsure
all my fingers tremble
all i want to say
all i can't get out now
the moon a midnight jewel
hanging overhead now
i will keep my heart
i will keep my heart

i am drawn into the seedless
worlds that I work in
fruitless for so many months now
but the fertile ground is here
it's here

deep in the hay
can i find the needle
i am so unsure
all my fingers tremble
the moon a midnight jewel
hanging overhead now
i will keep my heart
i will keep my heart
Track Name: Smoke
Smoke filled up the room
the seats aligned to the stars in the ancient blue
take another taste
now you know why this city speaks only to waste
hold on dear lover
oh you never know
you never know
oh it's unbelievable
don't you turn away
you turned away
it's unbelievable

that we came here nothing
we came here we didn't know
that we're leaving with something
something beautiful

smoke filled up the room
any other one would flame in the wake
right here on this floor
lies a hundred memories buried in the wood
hold on dear lover
oh you never know
you never know
oh it's unbelievable
don't you turn away
you turned away
it's unbelievable

that we came here nothing
we came here we didn't know
that we're leaving with something
something beautiful

smoke filled up the room
smoke filled up the room
Track Name: A V Of Swans
little beetles fly against the ceiling
a feather falls on my brow
i want to keep this feeling
all day long

drive out to the hayfields
drive out to the swans

little beetles fly against the ceiling
all night long
across the emerald evening
flies a v of swans
Track Name: The Crows
some floorboards give way underfoot
and the walls plaster is cracked open
like dried flesh broken
the ceiling caved in when the rain began
let the bright sky have it's way with the floor
that's when she was here before
with her delicate heels
her delicate heels

now the crows protest in the trees outside
like those trees they want these ugly walls gone
and the stone sent back to the ground
the stone sent back to the ground

so here i stand with my dirty crown
and pray for you to come down
come down to me tonight come down
come down to me tonight
come down to me tonight come down
come down to me tonight
Track Name: Epoh
i find your hair
everywhere
i smell your soft neck in bed
hope is here
everywhere
and darling was once a word
i would laugh
at with friends
but now it makes sense

with you

i wrap you
in linen
the saturday sun is warm
on our backs
on our feet
and loveliest of all words
is the one
that we kept
now it makes sense
Track Name: October Rat
through the junk and fuck
you dry your hair
paint your face
smile your little head off
ghosts leave holes in your face

free
free it up like you want it
touch it while burns
through the shit and sugar
suck dry what was wanted
what was so hard to want

it's night time kids holy manners
waiting for the next party
cracking cold jokes and poised
it's a fight to be so fucking bored
it's a fight to be the next whore
backseat hungry fumblings
you're sweating your musky your heavy scent

i was sitting in the corner waiting for the sun
i was sitting in your chair listening to your lover
i was walking away choking on a bullet
i am listening to the echo
of what i wanted
what was so hard to want