I'm almost free

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    Originally recorded to 1/4" tape, this analog record features stripped down guitar-and-vocal folk arrangements of the album Necrobisect. Due to the time constraints of the medium, the song "Indiana" is not included on the record. The packaging includes an art card insert with a download code for the digital album, streamed here, featuring more elaborate arrangements built around the original tape recording. My hope in writing Necrobisect was that it could be enjoyed two ways, in the sparse intimacy of an analog medium as well as in the exuberant, somewhat haphazard framework of found-sound collage and electro-rock'n'roll.

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    Well wouldn't you just love this full bleed glossy B&W heavy stock 11 1/2" x 11 12" art card to hang on your wall? Featuring the iconic Necrobisect text "it came out of the ground, through our mouth and into our body" in awkward script over an intriguingly dead couple, this is the perfect conversation piece for impressing a date or graduate student. Full lyrics, album download code, and tasty bits of gossip included on the reverse side.

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I almost named this record "I'm almost free," which, in retrospect, might have been a more accessible name, if less violent and evocative.

lyrics

I build my house here in this State
where the market’s free
but the people ain’t
blue-eyed machines—the market’s free
but the cost of living been
catching up with me
I make my home; the market’s free
but they’re pawning you
like they’re hawking me
my walls are cold
they’re made of skin
a knife could rend them open

I speak in tongues (to your loin)
I have no words (left to coin)
I know the law of the land
like I know the Law of the Lord
been educated liberally
I cut my teeth on the Man
I’m almost free!
I’m almost dead in my sin
I’m your Wet Dream
baby, my pen is The Next Big Thing
if the Free World comes
looking for a god
I am The Right Tool For the Job

I build my house here in this State
where talk is cheap
but I’m giving it away
they fill their teeth with all this dying
they touch their screen
their faces shine
they’ll fuck you straight
they have no shame
they know your face
they know my name
my walls are cold
they’re made of skin
a knife could rend me open

credits

from Necrobisect, released September 18, 2014
trumpet by Gordon Kwiatkowski

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Pete Jon Lansing, Michigan

Pete Jon is a singer-songwriter and collaborative producer in the DIY tradition.

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