TH&S Demos Disc Three

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 March 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: Icarus
bitter silence
hard heads killing floor
my worldly access
is broken forever more
you sink your teeth in
follow the dirty lines
you wish that you were free
your history of fragile minds

sophie, i hope you're having fun
i hope you're pleased with your life
pleased with what you've become
sophie, i hope you're having fun
i hope you've forgiven me
for things that i've done wrong
to you

plunged into the darkened sky
diving through the ocean mist
i fall for my greatest crimes
our happiest moment
our saddest moment was exactly just like this
i, icarus

exact my inner soul
measure my love
cracking from the cold
i burn my wax wings down
down a silent hole
Track Name: We Are Family
drink up the smiles
sway
tonight we are family
we are no wolves
but sheep aren't themselves
we are family
take a coin
a gamble rotates
tonight we are family
the city is in the lake
tonight we are family
rotate from your face to your face
tonight we are family
Track Name: Warm Link
there i was fallen to my knees
and all the best i had in me
was craving some of her perfume
it was delightful torture
she smells like the morning breeze

and in her cadence in her speech
her every word that seems to me
a brilliant shining stunning air
but all my words left me
she just smiled and stared

in every way i'm all ears to your breathing
in every way i'm open eyes
understand i want to lose myself in your stare
bare witness to your form

even though i'm all scabs and broken bones
a strangled path that lead me home
even though i'm coming apart at the seams
she still really wants me
i will keep her safe here with me

in every way i'm all ears to your breathing
in every way i'm open eyes
understand i want to lose myself in your stare
bare witness to your form
Track Name: Let Me Get By
where you worry
worry not
and where you suffer
try to hold out
a fearsome spectrum
sun blotted out
a million wires
i picked the shortest lot

help me get by
i'll help you get by
if you help me survive
oh lord i'll help you

i feel the pinch
the crack and crunch
the thief and witch
the bankers' bunch

help me get by
i'll help you get by
help me get by
through the winter
help me survive
deep fords and rivers
let my light shine
let my eyes see the way
soon sour wine will be thrown out on the clay

where you worry
worry not
and where you suffer
try to hold out
children and lovers
the dearest ones
mothers and fathers
worry not

help me get by
through the winter
help me survive
deep fords and rivers
let my light shine
let my eyes see the way
soon sour wine will be thrown out on the clay
Track Name: The Throat (pt 2)
i see the light
the one that roars
up in the sky
for miles around
i see the light
shining down
horizon's fire
the light that roars

and you took me by the hand and said
this is some kind of biblical end
standing in the forest clearing there
watching as the roaring fire filled the air
i knew then we'd never make it home
sing this song from out your heart and through throat
and you took me by the hand and said
this is some kind of final human end

i see the light
the one that roars
up in the sky
for miles around
i see the light
shining down
horizon's fire
the light that roars
up in the sky
for miles around

and you took me by the hand and said
this is some kind of biblical end
standing in the forest clearing there
watching as the roaring fire filled the air

sing this song from out your heart and through the throat
Track Name: Rust From A Cross Nail
as tender hands they pour down the water
from the river
as tender hands they pour kindness
when they touch you forehead
take our love

the rust from a cross nail
will take our love
before you go

as the cross nails burns our fingers through
here's the one that did this to you
baptised in the river where all the little children go
he is the sun now