When You Least Expect it

January 3, 2021 1:06 PM

Second song in a 33 song, 3.5 hour project some friends and I have been working on over the past 14 months or so. The rest are here: http://henriettatoughlove.com/ https://archive.org/details/33Songs https://henriettatoughlove.bandcamp.com/album/33-songs-for-33-people

The poem Rob reads at the end is Guido Cavalcanti's poem #36, Marc Cirigliano translation:

wanting I send you certain poems
about my heart’s grave state
Love appeared as a dead figure
saying – I warn you not to send them

because if the friend is who I imagine
his mind won’t be ready
to hear of the injustice
i make you burn with

he won’t take such a large loss
as if his heart would leave him
as if he heard your ponderousness

and you well know I’m Love
for this reason I leave you my semblance
and carry away your thoughts

posted by marcpski (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I enjoyed this a lot - there are a lot of quirky instrumental things going in the background.
posted by srednivashtar at 4:40 AM on January 5


Thanks! Quirky stuff in the background is definitely the vibe we were going for, except for the songs where it is in the foreground...
posted by marcpski at 10:32 AM on January 5


This is great. I really like the sense of space in the mix, the coexistence of tinkly sounds and heavier, overdriven sounds.
posted by umbú at 8:13 PM on January 9


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