I can no longer prolong the greatest moment of my life. I cannot afford to be afraid of the long silence. Of the after after. The people that populate my bedroom have become too real. My option is every door, every sun and mountain of night. Our options are in people. Honest voices are doors. I have stopped trying to control the narrative. To prescribe the reality of self. Not sleep until ending. Not sleep until climax. I am awake now. I am awake now. I will stop trying to wake up and I will walk out the door and I will see in a way that listens. This moment will be a kingdom of yes simply in the naming. It was always a choice. It was always a way of seeing. I am in Paradise.
Released on 12″ Vinyl LP with artwork by Lenora Symczak (front cover) and Morgan Shaker (back cover). 500 copies were pressed.
3 French Hens return from a field trip to Hooksett, NH visit to the White Birch Brewery, and host a beer tasting, featuring live improvisations in response to each of three beers: Hooksett Ale, White Birch Dubbell, White Birch Tripel
released 19 May 2011
Matt Samolis, flute
Steve Norton, reeds + percussion
Adam Foam, portable cassette devices and other avenues of manipulation
Special guest: Brian Ellis, poetry/text/ voice/tapes
Carefree Since ’83 is primarily about weather: an almanac of the human body as it absorbs, withstands, and opens to sea breezes, thunderstorms, heat, water, spring. Recorded to 2-inch tape in the coastal town of Weymouth, Massachusetts, the album crackles with glass, mosquitoes, voices of birds, voices of friends, wind-chimes, an old ship-to-shore radio microphone.
Released on CD-R in sewn fabric sleeves printed with artwork by Emilie Selden. Inside the fabric sleeve are chipboard sleeves designed and screenprinted by Gracious Calamity. In early pressings the CDs were printed with a boat image and the name of the band, later pressings were stamped with the name of the band.
Recorded live on 90.3 WZBC 1/17/11 during a three hour peace, loving performance marathon (later released in full as ‘Treemausers 7: Radio Heaven.’ Performing are Kate Lee, Morgan Shaker and Arkm Foam. Mixed by Arkm Foam. Mastered by Shane Myrbeck.
Released on CD-R in chipboard sleeve with yellow paint and glued on googly eyes.