Hyperobjects

by Safetynett and Jamie Flett

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Forget all that you know Don't believe just what you're told Find it out on your own Forget everything you know Your corner of the chaos is the corner you keep clean (Keep your eyes wide open...) Around the next corner you may find the next big thing Big things can be pots of gold or monsters from the deep Stairways into Shangri-la or tripwires for your feet Forget all that you know While I breathe I hope Dum spiro spero
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Dance Again 04:47
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Riddle 05:01
Waiting for words to come Like trains to a station Looks like I've missed them all And I'm just sat on the station wall These thoughts I cannot stop Turn to words that I cannot speak Because you've heard them all before I heard someone sing them just last week Would you remember if I sang you a riddle now? Will it all matter in a thousand years away from now? Looks like I've ripped this song off Without even noticing That really pisses me off I just hope that you're not noticing Would you remember if I sang you a riddle now? Will it all matter in a thousand years away from now? I've got too many songs and they're all much too long And they don't make much sense and they make no difference And this one has got words that I've not even heard I just sit here and pout 'til they come tumbling out And it's all in my head And it's all in your head
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Aftermath 05:39
Stand them all up in rows And then you watch them fall Telling them where to go Don't listen when they call Telling them that you know But nothing said is true Then you'll be laying low When they come back to you They come back to you They come back to you Oh, in the aftermath Leave them hanging out to dry Oh, in the aftermath Leave them hanging on the line Oh, in the aftermath Telling them what to do Tell them not to fear When their nightmares come true You will disappear Stand them all up in rows Then you watch them fall Telling them where to go Don't listen when they call Listen when they call Listen when they call Oh, in the aftermath You leave them hanging out to dry Oh, in the aftermath You leave them hanging on the line Oh, in the aftermath Oh, in the aftermath Leave them hanging out to dry Oh, in the aftermath Leave them hanging on the line Oh, in the aftermath
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Streets so hot they will melt your mind Paths so high they are hard to find Into the sky on these electric stairs Above the clouds there is no-one there But you Drink so strong it will blow your mind Hard to trace this disappearing time Buildings melt and become nowhere This liquid stone I just stand and stare With you The light is twinkling on the clear blue sea I wave at you and you wave at me Tonight we'll put on our bestest clothes We'll go wandering down mysterious roads Shadows darker in this dazzling light Tiny streets where daytime turns to night In deep halls that never see the rain I stand waiting on these freezing trains With you The light is twinkling on the clear blue sea I wave at you and you wave at me Tonight we'll put on our bestest clothes We'll go wandering down mysterious roads We'll go wandering down mysterious roads We'll go wandering down mysterious roads

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Hyperobjects is the second album in a series of three released by brothers Jamie Flett and Safetynett in 2020. It begins with moves away from the folkish storytelling and singer / songwriting tropes in which its predecessor, Dunbar’s Number, was still firmly rooted but the track list does go on to steer back towards songs. There are far fewer lyrics here initially than the duo’s previous release might lead you to expect as they push the exploration of atmospheres through texture and timbre. We wander through finding overlapping and vocoded vocals, extended structures where it’s not always obvious what’s a musical workout and what’s a carefully calibrated arrangement, live, sampled and programmed beats sitting next to each other, intertwining guitars, squelching synthesizers and illusory effects. Overall it’s a meandering, winding journey with plenty to try and take in on the way, which might be an impression left by the way this music evolved over a relatively extended period of time, then coalesced together rather than being a planned narrative. The result of haphazard writing, playing and recording sessions where nothing was off the table but often what was on the table was whatever happened to be on either brother’s mind or what instruments were set up that day.

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released May 23, 2020

Written, made and played by Jamie Flett and Safetynett (formerly [not very well] known as 'Feltt.')
Nobody can remember exactly who played what when..
Live drums played by Grant Anderson.
Occasional recording assistance / suggestions / meddling / moral support from Kevin McLaughlin.
Mastered by Robert MacLeod.

Cover Art by Pam Mcdonald

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