Bring Back the Dying to Life

from Twice by Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts

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  • We decided to ditch soulless plastic CD's and release our album primarily as a beautiful handmade book containing our lyrics in poem form, with specially commissioned greyscale artworks alongside them. Each book is handbound (stitched) and finished by a wonderful local (Hebden Bridge, UK) maker, Sarah Quick, using sustainably sourced materials.

    The illustrations come from 9 artists: Deedee Biott, Domenique Brouwers, Taylor Campbell, Alan Coulson, Sam Leeming, Charlotte Mellor Meecham, Alice Mill, Julia Ogden and Raven Rosetti.

    The idea was to make something that really values the efforts of everyone involved, something special that people will love to hold for years to come. A physical way of expressing and sharing the joy we’ve experienced through our first year and a half of making music together, rehearsing and recording in Rog’s little blue cabin on the moors.

    Approx. measurements: 16.5cm x 13cm x 1cm
    Materials: Pages are handmade cream Khadi rag paper, Cover is powder grey Merchant & Mills linen.

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lyrics

bring back the dying to life
shame on me if i don’t give myself to the world
i am everybody’s disciple
teaching my crippled mind while it's heavy as iron
ah you swines

so far in my dying
there has been
twice i was alive
as the river shivered, then the sea screamed (with us)
do you remember these?
please, let it have been
how it will one day be

so let’s bring back the dying to life
shame on me if i don't give myself to the world
and in the end there'll be smiles
recollecting the joys that we plugged into our lonely holes

so far in my dying
the murk has revealed
twice i was alive
beyond meditated streams
i need you to remember
what you never believed
that the beauty i saw in you
is real

credits

from Twice, released April 7, 2018
Ffion Atkinson - vocals
Roger Burnett - percussion
Paul Mill - double bass
Johnny Powell - vocals, guitar

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Johnny Powell and the Seasonal Beasts UK

"Brilliantly eccentric, but eminently listenable outsider indie for the soul.” (Piccadilly Records)

"Johnny Powell, is still teetering on the edge of troubled genius with this new clutch of soul-scraping, larynx-wobbling freak-folk vignettes."
(24/7 Magazine - 4.5/5)

"Exciting times lay ahead for Johnny Powell and co."
(BBC Introducing)
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