0. Liminal Ark

by Matthew James Carmichael

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This album is a parable and a meditation on beginning.
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It follows the fool (0 in the Major Arcana) as he heeds to inner voices, which compel him to dive beneath the water.

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released March 17, 2016

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Track Name: Departure
I am an animal in a liminal ark.

I am an animal
can't see my lover,
so I've got to find the lover in myself

Head to the liminal ark
Just a bit closer

Let your voice ring little dove
The truth is shifting on your tongue
Purge your dream into the cosmic egg
Track Name: Flood
Undress.
Enter
the flood of fantasy before you

(Head to the liminal ark
just a little bit closer/
What if I get no answer?
Where will I find an answer?)

When fertility arrives
by the river of death,
rise to greet her.

She will dry
your cold sweat
if you let her
unravel your braid of fear.

If you let her
unravel your fear

(the flood of fantasy before you)

Unravel your fear.
Unravel . . .
Track Name: Ghost Leak
Are we done?
Will we ever be done here?

Are you done? Are you done? . . .
Are you happy?

. . . doesn't really know anybody else . . .
Track Name: Garden Music
His towering impulses
consumed the diamond
as children played in the garden.

Who's making music?
Disarticulated word.
Who's making music?

"My feet are little pads," he thought.
"My mouth a severance at the front of my skull.
I wish I had lips, just a folded bit of skin
to soften the blade."

He flew side to side like a drunk
pendulum.
The light on the wall swung out of vision
like a drunk
pendulum .
Track Name: Opening Prayer
Take me
Take me
Take me under

Break me
Break me
Break me open

Release me
Release me from my name

I'm choking
choking
choking on my pride

- - -

(Hold me to the fire
hold me to the live wire)

Easy
You don't have to ask
To peel back the surface
Easy