Mud Belief

by Perhaps Contraption

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Droplets / Molecules
Draining Refrain
Ignorance is Bliss
Mystery Meat
Pillow Killer
Up & Out
Kepler's Breakfast


We trudge and dance onwards.
Through the glittering, glorious mud.

The 1st batch of this music was recorded over six long days, 18th to 23rd of February 2014. Spring was just starting to spring.
Later that year, we captured the 2nd batch, on 20-21st December, after our 4th season in the fields. Final odds and ends were extracted in March 2015.


releases June 3, 2016

All of it (except perambulations) recorded at the mighty Premises (solar-powered) Studios, London. Mainly by Tom Carmichael, save a few sessions; which were engineered by Peter Zed and Squier.

Perambulations was recorded at Orpheus Studio, London, on 20th February 2013.
Engineered by Richard Campbell. Additional bits by Peter Zed and Oliver Barton-Wood at Premises.

Tracks 2,3,4,10,11 mixed by Oliver Barton-Wood
Tracks 1,5,7,8,9 mixed by Tom Carmichael
6 mixed by Squier
12 mixed by Peter Zed
merciless editing by Squier, various mixing assistance provided by Squier and Mickey.

All scrutinized, joyously / desperately at The Premises Studios and The Salon.
Mastered at Black Saloon Studios, May 2015 by Mandy Parnell, assisted by Hal.
Produced by Squier Squier



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Perhaps Contraption London, UK

Perhaps Contraption is progressive brass band from London.
Part choir, part chamber orchestra, part avant rock band, they create a truly unique musical experience; melding elements of jazz, punk, art pop and post-minimalism.


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Track Name: I am I
I am I
I am
Get light.
Be Light.

Be here now be here.
Now here be now be.

Get light get light get light
be light

Be well, now, be still.

I am I
I am

try to reconnect between the ether.
try to reconnect us back to together
find the light get the lights
behold your every sight.
Track Name: Lunch for the Worms
If I should die soon,
Please bury me in a coffin that will rot,
And rot at the rate I rot.
Under a horse chesnut tree please, a tree please a great big one.

So my insides and out, will slowly seep out.
Back in to the soil. Back in to the soil.

Lunch for the worms, lunch for the worms.

And maybe I will nourish
the growth of that true
or I will provide.
lunch for the worms
lunch for the worms.

my maybe

smooth like the conkers.
above ground

much younger and,
more innocent
than the ground I will rest
younger and
more ignorant
than the ground I will rest ( in. )
Track Name: Perambulations
This is your last dance.

Give! Give!
Give as good as you, get.

Get! Get!
Get as good as you, give.

Step! Step!
Feel the earth, quake.

Dance! Dance!
This is your last, dance.

This is your last dance.

Give as good as you get.
Get as good as you give.
Dream forever always.
This is your last dance.