Fruits Arranged in a Vaguely Phallic Tableau

by bare mountain

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stacks of books & unfinished checklists. forgetting to take time for yourself. filling days with too many drugs and not enough sleep. being between the top of a waterfall and the surface of a pool. ice cold rain that lasts for days. rediscovering love for an old hobby. sung tongs and two hits of LSD. the warm embrace of loved ones. long drives and the kindness of strangers. drinking alone in an unfamiliar place.
sometimes i'm afraid to die, but other times i'm not.


released March 11, 2016

Sounds found herein were constructed using field recordings, acoustic guitar, alto saxophone, trumpet, voice, chord organ, banjo, floor tom, pedals, and various percussion. all songs written and performed by bare mountain.
Mastered by Chance Cook at Random Studios in Nashville, TN. Check out his band, Linear Downfall.
Track 4 recorded to tape September 2015; tracks 1,2,3,&5 recorded digitally December 2015 - February 2016. All recorded at The cOoompound in Dallas, TX.
Photograph by bare mountain, mask by Kettle Tea Art.
Thanks to Vincent Bui for the guitars & Brittany Bowen for the trumpet. Shout out Jack Linehan and Aaron Lytle for the continuing inspiration & letting me make sounds in your living space.



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Track Name: high
going up & coming down
"i'll come around, i'll come around"
- just some words I don't mean when I say
hours, days, and weeks they pass
not coming back, they're not coming back
i'll try to take care of it today
i feel the need
come back again

lock the door & screen your calls
i think we have all the things we need
they can try to find us but they won't
we'll be free, my oldest friend
when our bodies decay in the end
Track Name: easy way (epigraph)
i take what i can get
whatever comes easiest
i wouldn't count on me
unless it's to take the easy way out
Track Name: sinews
you say you're afraid to speak what's on yr mind
i've half my own to say it's probably better off that way
time keeps flying past and my head's not in the game
if everything's supposed to change, then tell me: why do I feel the same?
i'll keep my head down & carry all this weight
it's a heavy burden just to stay sane
a field guide would be useful, someone to show me the ropes
thanks to all my friends for helping bring to life my hopes
i'll keep my head down & carry all this weight
it's a heavy burden just to stay sane
it's easier to bear it when your loved ones have your back
i'd do anything to keep this love intact