Solid Supposed (Featuring Ruth Blake)

from Burst Through The Borders (single) by Caulbearers

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Originally recorded live in Platt Fields Chapel in Manchester, 'Solid Supposed' was released on Caulbearers’ ‘More Lie Deep’ EP back in 2011. But this version is given a total revamp with brand new lead vocals by Ruth Blake. Her haunting, multi-layered delivery has echoes of Apparat’s soundtrack for the series, ‘Dark’, and perfectly resonates with the dream-like, other worldly theme of the lyrics. Bathed in distortion and delay, Blake’s voice soars then whispers its way through the slow, Lynchian lullaby, accompanied by Caulbearers’ signature horns, strings and live breakbeats.

lyrics

Solid Supposed

When you were less than three feet tall,
Did you struggle with the big and small?
In your cot when you tried to sleep,
Were you confused by the shallow and the deep?
And the spaces open wide
Suddenly become so tight
And the sound was the loop of the night
But a hundred times amplified.

Well we age yet we lose this feeling
I wonder what it could mean?
Was your soul yet to conform
To the shape unto which it was born?

The expanding, the contracting
The vibrations, the collapsing.

But already we cling to the solid supposed.
The fear we bring of what is outside and in.
The fear we bring of what is outside and in.

Well we age yet we lose this feeling
I wonder what it could mean?
Was your soul yet to conform
To the shape unto which it was born?

The expanding, the contracting
The vibrations, the collapsing.

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from Burst Through The Borders (single), released April 29, 2021
Words and Music by Damien Mahoney

Recorded live by Becky Conning and Matt Bierrum at Platt Fields Chapel, Manchester.
Additional recording and production by Damien Mahoney at Padded Cell, Manchester.
Vocals recorded by Ruth Blake in Frome, Somerset.
Produced, edited, arranged & mixed by Damien Mahoney.
Mastered by Jim Spencer at Eve Mastering in Gtr Manchester.

Ruth Blake - vocals
Finlay Panter - drums
Matt Gannicliffe - guitar
Will Lenton - saxophone
Stefan Skrimshire - cello
Dan Mitchell -bass
Gavin Mullan - Percussion

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"If Grace Jones and Massive Attack were one being, it would sound like Caulbearers." Quenched Music

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