Half Seen Figure

by Perlee

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    Half Seen Figure EP on limited edition blue cassette tape. Includes bonus track 'Chain of Coral (Reprise). It was recorded live to tape on the last day recording when Cormac and Saramai were recording their first E.P.. Only 100 copies available. Original artwork by Christopher Colm Morrin printed on matte art paper.

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    Half Seen Figure EP on limited edition gold cassette tape with hand written lyrics and some surprise additions. Includes bonus track 'Chain of Coral (Reprise)'. It was recorded live to tape on the last day recording when Cormac and Saramai were recording their first E.P. Only 20 copies available. Original artwork by Christopher Colm Morrin printed on matte art paper.

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1.
Sticky Blood 03:29
Shed This Skin Let the light in The scalded heart heals Then it over-feels Sticky blood is in my craw This is a cruel hard rain Shed This Skin Let the light in He's behind glass He's coming last Sticky blood is in my craw This is a cruel hard rain This blood has thickened and set into wax Been burning at all our windows every night You can come home you know You can come home you know Shed This Skin Let the light in
2.
Tell me young wonder You’re out of your mind Chasing the dragon You know what you’ll find Born of a prism Why silver your eyes You are a lens You can let the sun rise Tell me young wonder Why blood’s in the air Leaving your heart At the turn of the stair Born of a prism Why silver your eyes You are a lens You can let the sun rise Hollow your hands Slow your eyes So we can Crystallize Tell me young wonder What’s floating around How can we speak If we don’t make a sound Born of a prism Why silver your eyes You are a lens You can let the sun rise Hollow your hands Slow your eyes So we can Crystallize
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There is a heart in you somewhere But you have never been one to share Tell me the things you never told Show me how lead turns into gold Give me the ground to fall at your feet Give me the words you want me to speak I see a window way up high Where we'd look small and far away You on my shoulder claw and wing Oh who made us feather and tin I hear an angel calling me A voice familiar I can't place Warm are the winds that call to you Seasons will change around me Give me the ground to fall at your feet Give me the words you want me to speak
4.
I am drowning man Since the day I was born Mermaids swim around me Give peace of mind Let me back to the watery warm Where I can rest Atlantis my full glass My atlantis at last Watery star cuts through the waves Watery star some days There's a piano On the ocean floor Playing a song I'm drinking it in Let me back to the watery warm Where I can rest Atlantis my full glass My atlantis at last Chain of coral round my neck The mayor of sand and kelp Atlantis my full glass My atlantis at last Watery star cuts through the waves Watery star some days

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Half Seen Figure marks Perlee's second body of work. These songs began life as demos which Cormac and Saramai rediscovered during lockdown and developed into this collection. The bones of Sticky Blood and Slow Your Eyes were recorded in the remote countryside of Kells Co. Meath Ireland and then remixed in Berlin by Perlee. Bird and the Statue and Chain of Coral (Reprise) were recorded at the same time as Perlee's first EP Slow Creature in the north of Ireland at an entirely analogue studio. Layering, experimenting and remixing in Berlin during the lockdown resulted in some new grittier textures. The Chain of Coral (Reprise) is a raw unedited live performance.

Made with the support of the Arts Council Covid-19 Crisis Response Award

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released August 14, 2020

Artwork by Christopher Colm Morrin. Design by Anthony Mackey.
All the tracks were analogueified by Julie McLarnon and Elise Mollé at Analogue Catalogue who put the mixes through the renowned Trident desk to tape. A.S. Fanning mastered the tracks in Berlin at Proper Octopus HQ.

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Perlee Berlin, Germany

‘If you have come across any of Perlee’s music thus far you will be happy to hear that “Slow Your Eyes” is another example of what these two do well together — a gorgeous, sighing composition that feels both dreamlike and lived-in.' - Ryan Leas, Stereogum

‘We’re more than happy to call it: Perlee are one of the most exciting Irish acts we’ve heard in some time.‘ – Brian Coney, The Thin Air
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