TH&S Demos Disc One

by Tape Hiss and Sparkle

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about

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 January 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: Nineteen
i met you at the roadside
for a midnight cigarette
we took our time to get there
to get all, catch and ensnare, our innocence

any way we were
any time or anywhere
you were my drink, my food
we were only nineteen

you sent me a photo of the stars
i made you a silly birthday card
we took our time to get there
nail shut or childish serenades, our innocence

in the way were
any time or any where
we were so unsure
we were only nineteen

warm in those summer nights
we took care, to hide our secret love
our innocence

I met you at the roadside
for a midnight cigarette
Track Name: Middlesex
forward you walk in a silent world
cold complaining
now you see her
the object
feed her plums and smokes
she's on a warpath
but you knew that
you felt it in the woods

you are complete
as our blessed eternity
you are the beast
the rhythm in the sea
half in and out
in the water kick your feet
somewhere you will find your home

washing in the dark
this is a silent world with eager strangers
and you met her as you saw her photographs and cigars
on a train to nowhere in particular
you know...

you are complete
as our blessed eternity
you are the beast
the rhythm in the sea
half in and out
in the water kick your feet
somewhere you will find your home
Track Name: Grixelda
i wanna hold you in my arms right now
until the sun falls down, 'cause we tired him out

everyone is up against me
but they are wrong
Track Name: Red Wine
red wine
is sweeter when i think of you
i want you here
i want to smell your beautiful hair

i know of a place we can go
where we can be alone
Track Name: Your Name Means Cradle
this is the city that time burnt black
the rope was tighter but now the rope is slack
numbered on paper our lives turned to facts
vultures waiting for us to turn our backs
we've been tricked
we've been had
the wool pulled over our eyes

the in-fighting
take a drag
bitter blood is never cold

where are the wires that sent your names to me
tripped on the blue, the jaw it spits and chews
take me to jesus, to mary, isis praying
take me up the stairs, the spirit's sacred flame
has been dowsed, has been drained
they poured water on it and gave it the blame
Track Name: We Are The Key
beware the wasp
beware the other ones who build their nests
on top of everyone else
they are disguised
disguised as our loved ones
you are deceived
don't be deceived

fire in the burning home
burning down your home

we are the key
lift your head and turn towards me
everyone should soar
we are the key
lift your head and turn towards me
you should know there's more

hold onto this
hold onto everyone you miss
your lover's lips
your lover's hands and soft kiss

beware the wasp
beware the evil ones who build their nests
on tear down everyone elses
failure in the burning home