TH&S Demos Disc Six

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 June 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: Knocking Knees
take care of your eyes
they'll watch your every breath
take care of your hands
they're the only ones you have
cos i have fallen down into this sickly ease
and i have fallen down here to please you

don't furrow your brow
there's no need to worry now

cos i am sorrow
and you're delight
and i will follow
and you will fight

til ends that break our knees
til the darkness that we breed
Track Name: Like Some Slow Vines
hide my love
the seagulls dive low
i sing shivas manas puja
in observatory
i watch you

music pulls me through
and cold linen binds us warm
at night with the flies
i hear the garden toad

a street away parties roar
some clouds pass over the moon
in our street i couldn't want anything more
some clouds far from the moon
Track Name: October 2009
(instrumental)
Track Name: The Drunk
i am the drunk
i am the drunk tonight
dodge the broken bottle
haul me to my knees

when i walked in
everyone turned away
i'm a needlepoint
i'm fully crowned

you were the one to hold my heart
as my vision shuddered
i turned inside out

empathy
anxiety

i am the drunk who broke your heart
at the gallery
showing your best friend's art

mascara and junk
i am the drunk tonight
Track Name: Treehouse
running round the tree
bare feet
and giggling

offering the sun our backs to warm

burning plastic and papers
in the forest across the road

far from our parents
running over rocks
near trips and falls
to our treehouse

and we dig
find shells and stones
and we fight
just like them
and we scratch
bothering neighbours
and we plan
to run away
offering the sun our backs to warm
offering the sun our backs to warm
in the forest across the road
Track Name: Interstellar Cape Robin
sitting on a garden chair
drinking beer while watching stars
my bare feet rests on the grass
yellowed by fourteen noon suns
overwhelmed by no divine
i was drunk with all your life

and you said

remove me from this solar system
no one is here
no one is here
remove me from this solar system
no one is here
no one is here

imagine golden branching threads
nutrinos paths: a hidden light
i sent a signal out to you
from my garden to the sky
plastic wrappers in the road
a fence hung with drying clothes

remove me from this solar system
no one is here
no one is here
remove me from this lightless vacuum
no one to share
my life with here
remove me from this solar system
and you

i sent a signal out to you
from my garden to the sky