Kinecism

KINECISM   Album credits and liner notes

Kinecism was released in November 2014

Kinematic are Gordon Clarke, Michael Clarke, Mark Olszewski and Michael Owen.

Produced by Michael Stifter and Kinematic.
Music and lyrics by Owen/Clarke. Arrangements by Kinematic.
Engineered by Michael Stifter and Kinematic.
Recorded at Utopia, Whiskey-On-Rye and Sunshine Harvester.
Mixed by Michael Stifter.
Mastered by Tony ‘Jack the Bear’ Mantz at Deluxe Mastering.

Kinematic performed drums, percussion, bass guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, glockenspiel, recorder, keyboards, piano and vocals, with additional guitars and magic by Michael Stifter.

Our thanks yet again to Michael Stifter for his generosity and brilliance. Thanks also to Anthony L. Barrett, Mark Derbyshire, Matt McKay, Mat Robins at Coloursound Studios, Kevin Ross, Bethany Russell and Mark Wilkinson for supplying gear and talent, and to our families and friends for helping us ride this carousel since before Time & Place.

Photography by Michael Clarke (with thanks to The Boy’s Own Annual, 1882). Graphics and art layout by Gordon Clarke.

All tracks © Somersault Music/Kinematic. All rights reserved.

(Even Then) The Band Played On 3.50

(Even Then) The Band Played On

To steal away a moment
To play for your atonement
To spark a memory, assembly of strings and brass
Sound of the decade, hit parade, this too will pass

And when the theatre closed their doors
When notes had faded from their scores
And when the audience was gone
Oh even then, the band played on

And in a darkened bar room
No premiere, no show tune
But strike a G chord, and it takes you everywhere
One hour crowded, unclouded, and no second to spare

And when the theatre closed their doors
When notes had faded from their scores
And when the audience was gone
Oh even then, the band played on

We Are The Sanitation Department Of Power Ballad City 4.37

We Are The Sanitation Department Of Power Ballad City

Sometimes you and I, play judge to modern art
Preaching to the fauves, at our table in the bar
Certain that we know, why Guernica was so
Why Gilbert and George, moved on to video

I’m the one who wants to look away
Leave it up to you to set me straight

Sometimes you and I, argue over the bard
The tragedies were fine, the comedies were flawed
Certain are we two, why classics can’t be new
Lagers growing warm, garrulous in the dawn

Tell me I presume too much of late
Leave it up to you to set me straight

I’m the one who wants to walk away
Leave it up to you to set me straight
Tell me I presume too much of late
Leave it up to you to set me straight

Come Into The Light 2.28

Come Into The Light   Official video by Kinematic

Come into the light, do the danse macabre
Glow like ivory, give me a head start
Take what you are given but
Leave your hands where I can see them

Ah, isn’t it strange
Ah, how you never change

Oh, I keep running, oh, I keep running, oh-oh

A moment is a life, the Breaker had it right
The time that is left for me
Is shrinking like the Aral Sea

Ah, isn’t it strange
Ah, how you never ...

Oh, I keep running, oh, I keep running, oh-oh

Davy Jones 4.40

DavyJones

Thinking aloud, the passengers edge subtly away
Head like a cloud, because of a girl again
Would you read about it, read about it

You were the one, you were the one for me last week
Part of a crowd, I’m eighteen again
Would you credit that, would you take it back from me

Oh, why should it be Davy Jones or me and now
How can I compete, when I’m such an easybeat
Oh, why does he seem to make you cry
Oh, why does he seem to make you cry

Some other guy, some other guy that you’ll never meet
Has stolen your heart, doesn’t make sense to me
When I’m here for you, here for you right now

Oh, why should it be Davy Jones or me and now
How can I compete, when I’m such an easybeat
Oh, why does he seem to make you cry
Oh, why does he seem to make you cry

Broken Strings 4.58

Broken Strings

So you want to play the guitar
You’ve been soundproofing your garage
But your neighbour’s a fool, EPA
Sent an officer ‘round, you can’t play
No later than ten, that’s OK
Cause you’re killing them with guitar

Though you try to smooth things over, words on wasted ears
Broken strings and broken curfews, worry you for years

So you want to play in a band
Got a dozen songs and a fan
But the neighbours complain, EPA
Shut the venues down, you can’t play
Anywhere in town, that’s OK
Cause you kill ‘em all with guitar

Don’t be late and don’t be early, don’t turn up at all
Broken strings and broken curfews, (you) can’t arrest us all

I’m broken

Errol Street 5.05

Errol Street

Where is the house with the iron fence?
Bordered by parks and tenements
Where is the shop with the hobby sign?
Down the 57 line

Walking around the old streets and vacant blocks
Drowning the mail in an old red letterbox

Finally I’m letting go, I’m letting go
Is it me, I’ll never know, I’m letting go

Where are the days that time forgot?
Shadows long and nights too hot
The only toys were guns and planes
And paper boats sailed open drains

Sipping coffee til we meet under the clocks
Caught in between true romance and the rocks

Finally I’m letting go, I’m letting go
Is it me, I’ll never know, I’m letting go

The Wedding Song 3.39

The Wedding Song

She seems to know, more things about me
Seldom a word, spoken so quietly,
But she sings to me, my lover, she sings for me, alone

And when I’m beyond, she brings the colour
When we’re apart, she’s even closer
Than I've ever known, and this time tonight I’ll be home, to you

Lover won’t you come, lover won’t you come?
Marry me tonight, lover won’t you come, back to me?

And when I’m broke, she’s there to mend it
Maybe my vow’s weaker than splendid
But I try again, oh lover, all over again, for you

Lover won’t you come, lover won’t you come?
Marry me tonight, lover won’t you come, back to me?

No Sunshine In Sunshine 3.11

No Sunshine In Sunshine

One month I fell, bitter cold it could have snowed
Two weeks of hell, follows every episode
These eighty-eight keys, my home remedies

No sunshine in Sunshine when I need it the most
So I’m heading down to my caravan on the coast
Sunshine, sunshine, I want you to break through the rain

Three days ago we were clumsy and afraid
Four hours to go but our flight has been delayed
These eighty-eight keys, my home remedies

No sunshine in Sunshine when I need it the most
So I’m heading down to my caravan on the coast
Sunshine, sunshine, I want you to break through the rain

North By North West 4.23

North By North West

Stamp my feet against the cold and shift my
Bag into my other hand now
I could light a cigarette but
I am cutting down

Pay my fare to you and throw my bag down
On a seat for two, a Greyhound
Leaves tonight and in the morning
I’ll be in your town

Half way through the night and I am thinking
I am painted in a corner
One way out and that it to you
However I can

This time, let me be the one you wait for
Let me be the one it’s all for
Let me be the one who’s asking
Can I be your man?

Time enough for you, time enough for me

Can you look me in the eye and tell me
Secret tales and bitter stories
Of your life before you met me
I will understand, and this time
Let me be the one you wait for
Let me be the one it’s all for
Let me be the one who’s asking
Can I be your man?

Time enough for you, time enough for me

Red Card 3.34

Red Card

With a gaze that’s as blank as a screen
What she says is not what she means
Feel you’re coming towards
Checkmate and nobody wins

Maybe she’ll leave a message for you
When she leaves like she’s planning to do
But the first that you know
Power’s off when you get home

Wrap it up through the lawyers and drones
Stay in touch with your kids on the phone
But it’s moving so fast
Feels like you’re missing it all

Oh, oh, oh, coming towards
Oh, oh, oh, coming towards

Slow Burn 9.37

Slow Burn

I am slow to anger, that’s as it should be
Hands so cold and empty, take a grip on me
Ask around, I’m burning, no heat ... no flame
Rows of marble gardens, buried with no name

Mud up to my knees and blood upon the boards
Every time I’m over, played to the last chords
Ask around, I’m drowning, no stream ... no sea
Living underground and sullen in defeat

Visit a place with a cellar, by grace, and we drink free
Sleep for a day and then back in the fray or to Blighty

In this storm of lies you are as rare as honesty
I may be away some time so swear you’ll wait for me

Cards upon the thousands, telegrams and mail
Pray you don’t forget me, years since I set sail
Ask around, I’m freezing, no ice ... no snow
Here we toe the white line, silent til we go

There in a row all the villages glow by the dead trees
Shine on the wire and we’re back in the fire, til we cut free

In this storm of lies you are as rare as honesty
I may be away some time so swear you’ll wait for me
On these endless nights your thoughts from home are all I need
I may be away some time so swear you’ll wait for me

Kinecism
Kites
The 38th Parallel
Time & Place
 
Special
Come Into The Light
The High Singles
Love & Graffiti
So Green
Starting Again