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Code Girl

by Mary Halvorson

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sluckman93 Angular, glitchy avant-jazz. This is foreground music, highly recommended. Favorite track: Thunderhead.
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Gratefulshrink Appreciating this more and more with each listen. It all works -- not easily classifiable, which is a good thing. Space jazz/rock with an Eastern vibe at times. Bits of Robert Fripp in there as well, to my ears Favorite track: Storm Cloud.
Caleb Ramsey
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Caleb Ramsey Beautiful, powerful, work here.
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aarch235 It's both a culmination of much of Mary's work and a launch pad for a new approach. The individual performances are wonderful, with Amirtha Kidambi's vocals being a justified focal point. Precise, intelligent music with huge heart. Favorite track: Pretty Mountain.
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i have here in my rotation it is not predictable my mind potential to deal a dangerous lie it is not predictable my mind and if i disappear it is for this it is not predictable my mind enormous in its attempts the pull is still here i find lost in spectacular performance the pull is still here i find past the division the joy of forgetting the pull is still here i find status is an obstacle reconstruction is required in time the storm that sends us smoking reconstruction is required in time into some other life or another reconstruction is required in time
nerves strike the death of a wife her arms spread apart yielding the revolving sky this splendid object is swallowed by your voice deceptive euphoria she remains stretched by the force of your breath the vulture star ignores the receding wave sound only comes after death to lull to sleep a misunderstanding when pluto’s tears melt into song
Storm Cloud 10:00
do not forget your head in the back of your mind landslides bury the gold landslides bury the gold children passing notes a rug placed on the floor blown by eastern wind blown by eastern wind form rising from steam exhausting one’s own choir salty droplets cloud you salty droplets cloud you a butterfly on display the beauty of its wings punctured by a pin punctured by a pin the clearing of the storm finds extra ordinary lives pulsing behind the blood pulsing behind the blood
these days i drink less coffee and have less laughing to do but often recall the lavish roars we chalked up on the road inside the country’s blurry nights the divine unfamiliar places aglow through driving windows best distorted by the rain the decade since was lost to telescopic motion repeating colorless faces big deal pretty mountain these days there’s no real light here it’s mostly sharply dull and certainly none will appear again so wondrously out of so little big deal pretty mountain for Trevor and Troy
tangent to the intense quiet power already there in the second before it reaches the eternal fragrance of your hands and feet you may not know that it’s easy but his voice comes out of the sound of the million people we are known to discard
Accurate Hit 04:09
pass through comforting threads fierce sleep inside breath double pocket split mental cross eyed upgrade spirit disorder carpet door same mistake case sensitive thought free however used static weakness rigid dismantling another rebel choked original error terminal insides searing body multiple envy internal voltage triggering events break control remove threat independent
The Beast 05:58
focus on the other each of them without falling and or closing and or finding your time her magnitude catches flame it must be the stars they all shrink and or try the beast ascends the ramp you smile vaguely then retreat walk and or crawling and or loping in the dark step toward the edge of the dive copper on liquid it must be the stars you roll down a small hill on the other side
trying to breathe while in water only small pockets of air in the sky why in the water does laughing make you sink when you die at least it’s from a laugh not a you shrink before the massive expanse of patchy patchy patchy sky for Sterno
Thunderhead 05:01
And 06:27
you squeezed the background out with your hand evil pure and and and
my most recent experiences reflected in the short space of time when i so precisely arrived astonished in all that i wanted it was only perfect if you have not completed an announcement of trust in me refer to the bad person and recognize me in the old from another point of view deepest similar i mention our failure a chord in our debacle i did not think of remorse or guilt because my understanding was not available my i have hid the score well i may develop slowly if you want so i am once again small with my old friend
Armory Beams 01:08
is this the end i ask i fly or could have flown relief flowering the quiet scarf of my last breath a motorcycle silver lipstick put on silver red lips a series of false eyelashes none of them would fit people bury their wishes i am none of them a good bird in an earlier life in a vicious cycle of birds one might drop the needle an entire song transcends repeat a twirling hypnotic melody in descending order deep mud can’t see my shoes in perfect harmony our arms try touching but we do not kiss are you taking part i could not be instead are you taking part i could not be instead


released March 30, 2018

Code Girl is:
Amirtha Kidambi - voice
Ambrose Akinmusire - trumpet
Mary Halvorson - guitar
Michael Formanek - bass
Tomas Fujiwara - drums

All music and lyrics by Mary Halvorson (BMI)

Recorded December 16th and 17th, 2016 at Firehouse 12
Recorded, Mixed, and Mastered by Nick Lloyd
Graphic Design by Megan Craig
Produced by Mary Halvorson, David Breskin, and Nick Lloyd


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