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Self Help

by Badge Époque Ensemble

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Sing a silent gospel, shed a teardrop marble. Oh, nigh must be my lofted peak, or else a sacred landfill. No one to be here, balance a sea, bearing not a wave. Nothing to see here, the sunlit night absolves you. You choose to breathe here, you’ve reached the end of all knowing, now let thought fade away. Seek a spent apostle, reify a fossil. Oh, nigh must be my spotless creek, or else a hallowed tar spill.
Lasting shadow, just who are you? Cast another, I now seem two. Throwing a shadow is something that I’m forced to do. Given the light inside, we must allow that a body will block it some too. Lord, I wish for night to come, around the world just one dark united shadow, then maybe this oneness will shine through. Just now, a silhouette comes into view. Oh wow; eclipse of the moon. No clouds. Each thing, distinct. Or is that true? It’s up to you. It’s just an illusion. When will you stop dividing things? Separating each drop off the top of a wellspring. Water must pool, as a rule, before tasted. Or else the water is wasted.
Cloud 00:50
Lo, sleep is silent. I close tight both my eyelids, gazing out to find, my love - a divine creation. Though dim as twilight, I turn into this eyesight. Leaving all behind, my love - desperate sensation. Slow play of light seeps in, deep into closed eyes. Hollow is inside, my love - just space for light. Slow fade to night, deep in thoughtless insight. Hollow is inside, my love - just space for light. Well, well, well, less on my mind. A key washed up out of the tide. Time won’t tell what’s locked inside. Until time stops the key is all you find. I really wonder babe, what I’ll find. Sing into an empty room, a tune about your life. Given that we each must leave you keep the door cast wide. Ring a bell above the town, an echo sending life. Insure us all a vacancy to keep the door cast wide.


Sophomore album by Badge Époque Ensemble.

Jazz Funk x Mysticism.


released November 20, 2020

Badge Époque Ensemble is:
Jay Anderson - Drum kit
Chris Bezant - Guitar
Karen Ng - Saxophone
Alia O'Brien - Flute
Ed Squires - Percussion
Giosuè Rosati - Bass
Maximilian 'Twig' Turnbull - Fender Rhodes, Clavinet, synthesizers, piano

Guest vocalists:
Meg Remy & Dorothea Paas on 'Sing A Silent Gospel'.
James Baley on 'Unity (It's Up To You)'.
Jennifer Castle on 'Just Space For Light'.

All arrangements by BÉE.
All lyrics by Maximilian Turnbull.

Recorded live at Palace Sound October 2019 - March 2020.
Produced & Mixed by Steve Chahley, Tony Price & Twig at That 70's Basement.
Engineered by Steve Chahley.
Mastered by Sarah Register.

Additional production assistance / co-ordination: Jay Anderson, Jennifer Hazel, Meg Remy, Giosuè Rosati, Christopher Sandes, Ross Turnbull, Ed Squires.

Cover illustration by Nolan Pelletier.
Layout by Meg Remy.


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