Living Architecture

by Tescon Pol

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Selected from 30 hours of recorded live material, this 2.3 hour document of Tescon Pol's first four years of performances features 21 unique compositions. Download includes pdf liner notes and related material.

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released May 12, 2017

All music written and performed by...

Ariel Johannessen: synths
Mic Finger: rhythm section, voice, words

except for...

TwelveEight & Cathodica (2/03/2014 @ Motorco, Durham)
and
neb (12/20/2014 @ Motorco, Durham)

w/ Michael Hawthorne: additional electronics

and...

Girl in the Adjoining Room, Yesterday

Franz Kafka: words
Joseph Kresh: translation

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Tescon Pol North Carolina

Dense, digital pop experiments & fractured futurescapes.

Ariel Johannessen: synths
Mic Finger: rhythm section, voice

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Track Name: GEIJ / Myriapoda / riftsS-L, S : Kings 021717
Myriapoda:

in the blinding overcast,
do I have a faint black tower of karma
looming over me
living machine, though I am

in the blinding overcast,
do I have a strange black tower of karma
looming over me
living machine, though I am

in the blinding overcast,
I do have a great black tower of karma
looming over me
living machine, though I am

riftsS-L, S:

Saint-Laurent, somniosus
Saint-Laurent, somniosus
Saint-Laurent, somniosus
Saint-Laurent, somniosus

fathoms from hope
I can feel my mind
I think I'm blind
or maybe there's nothing to see

Saint-Laurent, somniosus
Le Jacques Cartier dans la nuit
Saint-Laurent, somniosus
Le Jacques Cartier dans la nuit

fathoms from home
unshifting patterns into the distance
there's nothing to know
but opaque water, it would seem

Saint-Laurent, somniosus
Le Jacques Cartier dans la nuit
Saint-Laurent, somniosus
Le Jacques Cartier dans la nuit
Track Name: Distributive : The Cave 011717
a new campaign
a new campaign
we just complain
we just complain

'til so brow-beaten have we been that our foreheads have given in
'til so brow-beaten have we been that our foreheads have given in

and hidden in
and hidden in
a glimpse of skin
a glimpse of skin

are “そうですか”, “или нет”, et “dankeschön”
clattering like plastic plates over some plain
until no meaning may remain –
neither urgent nor arcane
Track Name: ThirdChance : Ruby Deluxe 121316
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Track Name: Antimotive : Arcana 111316
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Track Name: A-21 / nocset / SoME_2 (Silk Road as an Island) : Neptune's 110916
nocset:

the lap-land of luxury is not for me
the sprawling lap-land of luxury was not made for me
your stilted talk, a walking drum
these anxious hearts of ours won't beat as one
my jilted walk, a talking sum
of what past whereabouts have each become
the lap-land of luxury is not for me
the sprawling lap-land of luxury was not made for me

SoME_2 (Silk Road as an Island):

солнце, пальмы, пляж, и стронций
sun, desert palms, sand, and strontium 90
Track Name: Waiting so Long / neb : Ruby Deluxe 102516
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Track Name: The Stoic (vignette) / spièré / Gypaetinae : Arcana 101616
Gypaetinae:

marrow
morrow
marrow
morrow

rio nero
rio nero
a golden landscape bisected by
an irregular black line
above it, a caldera cradled
as if on stilts
were it not for its inclines
stones and vines

above it, still seemingly
primordial yet truthfully
recent additions to the sky
alone tactically and taxonomically
surviving, thriving indeed
on what others have failed to see

or outright ignored - willfully ignored
and refused to see
Track Name: Girl in the Adjoining Room, Yesterday : Arcana 100916
"On the point of dosing off, I heard her voice."
- Franz Kafka (as translated from German by Joseph Kresh)
Track Name: Caldeira : Nightlight 082616
we've been down this street before
yes we've been down this street
it's mid-November now, and I'm still in shirt sleeves
That in the window?
a meager library
and my reflection, standing, staring back at me

The Cote des Neiges dissolves

what once was striking - wet black asphalt and golden leaves
today, is cold and grey with snow and cracked concrete
what once was Andrea has now become Denise
but my reflection's there, still staring back at me

The Cote des Neiges dissolves
c'est dissolvée

on the horizon:
two domes which can never meet
a sun, setting, half-obscured, casts shadows at my feet
and pale distractions, calm, are calming no more to me
I've re-imagined myself in charcoal relief

the Cote des Neiges dissolves
c'est dissolvée

la Cote des Neiges est dissolvée
the Cote des Neiges dissolves
Track Name: newnwel : The Woolwine House 022716
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Track Name: Asilidae : Local 506 081214
depths of the day
into the depths of the day

a direct line
into the depths of the day

hypopharynx
a direct line

asilidae
asilidae

day
day
Track Name: Five : Pinhook 052514
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Track Name: TwelveEight / Cathodica : Motorco 020314
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Track Name: neb (Plateau de Bure) : Motorco 122013
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