the philosopher ii

from by Pete Jon

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    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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  • Poster/Print + Digital Album

    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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lyrics

the Drone swung low
like an angel gone awry
with a cool precision
wiped every tear from our eye

the philosopher
from the Quiet of her room
saw the soft unfolding
of my body in its bloom

she came for me!
she came for us all!
in reams of gold!
a blaze of color!
you hold me now!
the palm of your mind!
the lips of you sight!
your tongues of fire!

and the streets were filled
with the children of our love
half-formed, stillborn,
unlimbed, and in blood

how fragile, flesh!
how easily it cleaves
in the still caresses
of her Brain at a Screen

it comes for you!
the shape of desire, remotely drawn
you Noble Rider
you have me now!
Sweet Charioteer
you Beast of Burden
great Fist of your Fear

the Drone swung low
on the wings of a turtledove
and a voice from the TV cried,
“This my Child, whom I love”

and the sound it made—
a million violent violins—
with a cool precision
slit the length of our skin

o my love—

you came for us!
you came for your own!
o holy Zion!
o holy Babylon!
philosopher, flamboyant and grave
your crypt of rubble
passionate grip of your Gaze!

you have me now!
you can have it all!

credits

from Necrobisect, released September 18, 2014
excerpt of the Firth Family Choir used with permission

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

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