• Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Handmade casing with premium watercolor paper, hand-stamped minimalist artwork with guache color added by finger. Individualized and rare!

    Cost covers BOTH June 2012 releases, The Saltpeter Wars and Desert EP, in one double-CD case.

    Includes unlimited streaming of the saltpeter wars via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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o my brain, they took you away from me
left you a-dangling from the flowering eaves
of a linden tree
stole my brain for a lark

o my lover, my brow is tight tonight
circuits sparking out in the falling light
and you offer an olive leaf
on my way to the dark

o my body, what ape fashioned you?
clove your consciousness from primordial stew?
for a cosmic zoo?
hurtling round in the dark
dangling from a tree in the park
stoked and sparking out for a lark

god, can you hear me now?
I got lost somehow
I don’t know where I fit in
all I got’s an aching skull
and a broken radio
it’s singing to me again and again:


o my lover, you have a broken man
dandling the linden leaf from a cloven hand
on a plot of land
on my way to the dark


from the saltpeter wars, released June 18, 2012




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