A Wingless King

by Writ on Water

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about

This project began following the completion of Pelléas in late 2000. In the process of recording the Pelléas tracks, all of which dated back to the mid-’90s, new material started coming together. This album represents a group of songs/pieces that emerged from that time period. The bulk of the recording was done during 2001, carrying over into early 2002, only to have the project then sit untouched for more than five years despite being close to completion. Some finishing touches were added in late 2007, and this is the result.

credits

released February 29, 2008

Words and music by Jeff MacKey
except The laughter ceases by Daniel Johnson (lyrical fragment by Jeff MacKey)
and Bittersuite by Daniel Johnson and Jeff MacKey
Mixed, produced, engineered and mastered by Writ on Water
Special thanks to Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
Art direction by Daniel Johnson
Additional art by Black Eye Nabi


Jeff MacKey: Vocals, guitars, bass, drum programming, piano
Daniel Johnson: Bass, flute, voice, valve trombone, drum programming, symphonic manipulation, toy keyboard, bells and whistles

with

Jared Mackey: Drums
Jon Sonnenberg: Piano on 'Bittersuite'

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Track Name: Angie swirls in pastel summer
It makes me sad when life is what it seems
Track Name: Ancestor
...I want to re-emerge as someone else
Track Name: The laughter ceases
The stars are smiling, laughing, dancing in the heavens
Track Name: Wondertime
Sometimes wisdom lets each passing moment die
Track Name: Trappease
Home is a horror show of scenes improvised
Track Name: Dead give away
I misunderstood the evil, the good…the life and the play
Track Name: Rain over unmapped sea
Drawing blanks where a self should be
Track Name: Bittersuite
…idle hands and lost memories that bind me here by the soul
Track Name: Things only heaven knows
Dreams of holy angel choirs, delirium and cries won't make it right