Mary Halvorson’s Code Girl : Artlessly Falling, 2020 [reblog]

from Oannes *

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Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Δυο κομμάτια από το φετινό άλμπουμ της avant garde / jazz κιθαρίστριας & συνθέτριας Mary Halvorson, μιας από τις πιο σημαντικές φωνές της γενιάς της – εδώ με τις συστάσεις ενός παλιού μας φίλου.

Two pieces from this year’s album by the avant garde / jazz guitarist – composer Mary Halvorson, one of the most significant voices of her generation – here being introduced to us by an old friend…

The band:
Maria Grand – tenor saxophone, voice
Adam O’Farrill – trumpet
Mary Halvorsonguitar
Michael Formanek – bass
Tomas Fujiwara – drums
Amirtha Kidambi, Robert Wyatt voice


❝ Smell of grease and mint
Glissando, female laughter
Thirsty one spinning tops
Gold outline of her neck
Crimped at its deepest plastic
As cartoon backdrop
Lemon trees darkening
Wish-bones bit from a life
Private crisis of the now
These indolent visions, parched

Orange head secretes a lie above you
Sentencing the lacquered sky above you
Reflected in your stretched out hand in hand
Trees-to-logs cartwheel and die above you
Fluster of sailboats chop half-speed upon
Rose leather ocean, fake dry, above you
A coy curtsying earthquake kneels the ground
Yo-yo-ing trees liquefy above you
Well, now it’s your house, set neatly on fire
Its blistering heart bloats high above you
Atrophied crucibles, charrеd Russian dolls
A necklace of flames comply abovе you
Politely uproot the moon-trampled sea
A starlit sigh, sewn awry, above you



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As always, I’m happy to hear your thoughts, however I’d highly recommend a direct dialogue with the …’source’ so please visit Oannes’ page where you can also listen to the song ! 😉

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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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