the semifinals (EP)

by aden

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03:14

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in short, things i've been chewing on since summer 2018 ~

from the beautiful nx records:
"we're beyond proud to present the debut release by wisconsin-raised songwriter and producer aden. "the semifinals" sees deeply personal, unfinished journeys weaving through time and space, dense jazz acapella and thundercat-esque bass, via analogue synths housed at the legendary Goldsmiths electronic music studio. recommended if you like bobby mcferrin, blood orange, joni mitchell, nai palm, solange.

aden recently completed an MMus in creative practice, at goldsmiths. "the semifinals" is out via cassette and digital on nov 22, with a launch party at the nx records shop.​"

cassettes available at: nxrecords.bandcamp.com/album/the-semifinals !!

credits

released November 22, 2019

all tracks written, recorded, produced, & mixed by aden - mostly @ home, often in transit, occasionally in goldsmiths music studios, one time in a. graff's apartment :)

mastering by hugh jones

additional credits:
track 1 ~ co-production: gabe foxpeck
track 2 ~ co-production, instrumentation: kenny okagaki
track 3 ~ guitar & bass: alex graff
interview: beverly glenn-copeland @ red bull music academy, 2017, montréal

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aden London, UK

e by day, a by night

multi-instrumental musician / songwriter / composer

www.edens.space

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Track Name: in atari
don’t slip away
don’t say goodbye
or tell me –

don’t you say goodbye
to an answer
that we already know

keeping time with the subway
is it that i’m much too scared
to lose control?

maybe i’m making a fool of sirens
wanted to be comfortable
should i take a leap for fear of drowning?
well i know, well i know, well i know –

hearts
never
lie,
they never
lie, never
lie,
never

hearts
never
lie,
they never
lie, never
lie,
never

[maybe i’m making a fool of sirens…
maybe i’m making a fool of sirens…
maybe i’m making a fool…]

remember when i started to kiss you?
remember when i took you as my plus one?
remember the past lives that we forget?
crossed exes? trepidation?

don’t slip away
don’t say goodbye
or tell me –
to wait
Track Name: low tide
i thought that there was nothing to hide
but you brought it out of me
trying not to be afraid of the complications, can we
take it from the inner life?
pray beneath the sun
find our way to kama sutra – karma,
how did i deserve
how did i deserve
you?

you / taught me there was nothing to hide from, you / taught me there was nothing to hide from, / you, taught me there was…
Track Name: body prompt
i wanted to be left
alone, to stare out of
the open window

i wanted to be
someone else,
who didn’t have no complications
none to show

tell me the plan tell me what i look like tell me the handle tell me how to cover this body
tell me the future tell me how to keep living tell me how to find the time to breathe
tell me the tea, tell me how to caption tell me shit, tell me the best look to pose
tell me if we’re ever gonna make it tell me if we’re ever gonna make it
tell me if we’re ever gonna make it –

live ammunition the talk
they afford us – tart
like an orange,
sticky from the rind
cry to melancholia,
crashing into us

tell me the light tell me the way tell me the light tell me the way tell me the light tell me the way
tell me the truth tell me to pray tell me the truth they’ll never pay tell me the truth tell me to pray
tell me to die tell me to stay tell me to die tell me to stay tell me to die tell me today
Track Name: kensington
would you ever
care for me
again? i’d hate for
this to be our
final moments:
stumbled lines, the memory

MOONLIGHT FADE TO: CRACK OF DAWN

we were never
meant to see
the way it came to
grow and wither

tell me, am i a garden that failed?

blonde baby
don’t you be afraid of me
blonde baby
don’t you be afraid

cuz i will never stop, loving you
i will never stop, beloved
i will never stop loving you
i will never stop, beloved
i will never,
i will never ever, ever, ever

would you ever
care for me
again? i know you’re the color blue
i know yellow isn’t envy
i know red is just a cover up
i know grey is just machine for me

would you ever
care for me again?
i know you’re the color blue
i know how to measure distance
i know you’re the color blue,
i know how to measure distance

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