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Fragments Of A Former Moon

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Torn between Trying to out run the past With its habit of having the last laugh And the things I’ve no wish to forget Which leave a need that can’t be met Being present is so hard When more and more Our memories are what we are Feeling lost And knowing I won’t be found The bittersweet taste of old ground It’s always here Yet the past is always gone And I’m nearly always on the run On the run Nothing’s gained By dwelling on what did not last But it’s so easy to fall for temptation And the spirit may Seem to roam so wild and free But it’s a freedom seen from a prison Looking back on what’s been and gone Despite your reflection You feel no different to that person Feeling lost And knowing I won’t be found The bittersweet taste of old ground It’s always here Yet the past is always gone And I’m nearly always on the run On the run It’s always here Yet the past is always gone And I’m nearly always on the run On the run In the end Don’t you have to tell yourself How there’s nothing for you there? In the end Shouldn’t you at least try to Only ever look ahead? Look ahead
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The hinterland City streets Remote resorts Feverish Primitive Lines of force Against careers Fathers too … Space and freedom We know not where We’re going to We’re just leaving The rhythm The rustling Of colours The yearning To understand All that’s felt and seen Ideals and hope The pattern room Pioneering We know not where This bridge leads to That we’re building The rhythm The rustling Of colours The yearning To understand All that’s felt and seen The rhythm The rustling Of colours The yearning To understand All that’s felt and seen
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The Passerby 03:21
No longer a flightless bird No longer bound to the earth She’ll age no more She’ll age no more The passerby She softly stepped Into freedom Embraced escape Stole away And we remain This started with his end Never again Will she Write in lipstick On bathroom mirrors ‘Bring him back, Please bring him back’ A new haircut A forced smile Dying all the while ‘A sorrow I never want to forget’ She softly stepped Into freedom Embraced escape Stole away And we remain Eternally She’ll glisten and glitter Stare from shadows Peer through colours The passerby
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Instrumental
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The Absentee 05:41
Oh the devil’s making mischief Dirty rags that hang From black lines to the south west A fog upon the sea No sailor among them Washed up on the shore A pocketful of Keats Build a pyre on the beach She’s kneeling on the dark sand Sad grey eyes The smoke begins to rise With the absentee The wild scenery Appears to harmonise Well-kindled flames of yellow Glisten and quiver Yet the heart remains entire A spirit soars Over old watchtowers Nothing fades Just a sea change
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Instrumental
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Unanswered 05:24
Judgements that were harsh Did not see me change So what if for this world I was not meant or made? I lived my life the way I felt I did not cease to be myself Foolishness and prejudice Never got their way And in this hotel room tonight Of course there’s no-one by my side In room 1005 Everyone has gone The carnival’s moved on Left behind with loneliness My body aches from longing I knew the price that I’d be charged Living a lie was never on the cards For I was nothing Nothing if not honest And in the Diplomat Hotel There is one thing I know so well I love and I am not loved Love and I am not loved Nothing else matters or makes much Of a difference without love To softly cradle you Through till morning 3 a.m. emptiness I do not know happiness There hasn’t been an answer yet And I’m always calling In room 1005
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Distant buildings Slowly appearing Through a winter storm One point of light A flame that melts the heart A candle in the dark Dawn breaks Night falls The stars return Return Kneeling in the blue light Listening for a whisper Kneeling in the blue light Rain on the rooftops Rain rippled water Thunder rolls once more Wind in the treetops Dust in the sunlight That spills across a wooden floor The long summer evenings The longer nights that follow Through changing seasons Time escapes A green world of birdsong A grey sky of snowflakes Blown every which way Dawn breaks Night falls The stars return Return The gold will turn To icicles It’s a losing game You can’t conquer change Kneeling in the blue light Listening for a whisper Kneeling in the blue light
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Escape into sleep, night traveller Lulled by the night’s gentle song A freedom unlike any other Once we slip under we’re gone Safe in the arms of the night shift The moon, the stillness and stars You broke away with such softness Now nobody knows where you are Escape into sleep, night traveller A world apart, awaits To travel without ever leaving To not always be contained
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Starfields 06:30
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The moment has finally arrived and we couldn’t be happier or more satisfied - we have LIGHTNING IN A TWILIGHT HOUR’s first album in our hands. LIGHTNING IN A TWILIGHT HOUR is Bobby Wratten’s new project, which we were talking about recently because of the introductory Mini-LP “Slow Changes”. And there is not a doubt in our minds that Bobby Wratten’s fans are going to feel tremendous happiness when they listen to the songs that make up this first LP, “Fragments Of A Former Moon”.

It’s an album that shows off the two most remarkable facets of the songwriter: pop melodies that intertwine melancholic and evocative shades with an ambiance of experimentation in which the music becomes a bucolic, intoxicating landscape. In this first section we definitely include the album’s opening song, “The Memory Museum”, which carries the songwriter’s unmistakable mark, and which reminds us of other songs from the TREMBLING BLUE STARS period. “The Pattern Room” has a touch of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop about it and sees the band with Trish Keenan of BROADCAST very much in their thoughts on this “Die Brücke” inspired song. “The Passerby” delves into the melancholy of Mark Hollis’s more introspective albums, with certain baroque touches, while “Fever Dreams Of Emilia” and “Taking The Figure Out Of The Landscape” fit more into the instrumental section, constructing evocative textures along the lines of genre-masters Brian Eno and LABRADFORD, creating dense, hazy sensations, and always leaving room for the tones and registers to stretch out into the harmonic horizons.

“The Absentee” brings a warm, acoustic touch with baroque accents, but without abandoning the territory of sadness to tell a tale of an absent poet and the sea. “Unanswered” begins with a sonic landscape but soon opens up for Bobby Wratten’s voice, which navigates slowly through outlines of white noise and plaintive rhythms, but leaving traces of hope in the seas of tears. “I Dreamt Music” is a declaration of their intentions, entering a dreamlike world, based once again on repetition and atmospheric creation. The softly psychedelic “Night Traveller” reminds us at times of GALAXIE 500 and OPAL, a song that recovers a lighter and more pristine tone to let “Starfields” add the final brush stroke with a cloak of night stars to an album that is a state of mind in and of itself, a painting of clean lines and transparent colours.

There is no doubt that followers and steadfast fans of Bobby Wratten’s career will need to recover their breath upon seeing that Bobby has not abandoned the songwriting path, and that he keeps leaving a clear mark of his qualities and infinite inspiration. This is an album for a silent and solitary night.

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released April 20, 2015

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