Reading of "In Broken Morse Code" and flute on Black Room by Robert George Saull. Artwork based on photographs taken by Stew Abel.
In Broken Morse Code The Contortionist and The Wandering Boy Poets. Regiments The Contortionist and The Wandering Boy Poets. The Distant Blur of the City Lights. The Sun, It Has Passed. The Contortionist Sheffield, UK. placeholder. The Contortionist is me, Andy Hirst; usually alone, but sometimes with friends. We even had a proper band for a while (The Contortionist and The Wandering Boy Poets). I've been in a load of bands over the years playing various things: drums in Nixon, The Broken Chairs, and The Purgatory Players, guitar in Situationists, guitar/keys/vocals in Japanese Sleepers and Fall Forwards.
from In Broken Morse Code, released September 9, 2009.
Party Girls, Broken Poets marked a partial return to a major label for singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy and was distributed throughout Europe on WEA and in the USA on the independent Austin, Texas label Dejadisc. The album was nominated for the 1984 New York Music Award for Album of the year.
The album was released under eOne/Good Fight Music on September 16, 2014. It is the first studio album to feature Michael Lessard of Last Chance to Reason - who replaced Jonathan Carpenter. The album debuted at on the Billboard 200 chart, as well as on the "Hard Rock" chart and on the "Rock" chart.
The wandering boy passing by Lifts his head to the birds in the sky Petals flitting by his face In May winds they are falling Falling with the breezes to the ground. Falling with the breezes to the ground. The wandering boy with his staff Lingers long at the brook by the path Waters flowing on and on In May floods they are gushing Rushing with a low and limpid sound. Rushing with a low and limpid sound.
The Contortionist brand new album, titled Exoplanet, is a progressive metal mammoth. What stands out about the song structures is the bursts of space and atmosphere underscored by intense sonic emotion and boldness. A welcomed subtlety to the evolution of the band’s sound from previous works is a sparse use of ominous sci-fi inspired clean vocals. For a year or so I had a backing band (The Contortionist and the Wandering Boy Poets) but we disbanded in late 2009. I'm currently working on new stuff.
Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun. This poem is in the public domain. His work was greatly influenced by the heritage and politics of Ireland.
|1||In Broken Morse Code|
|3||Before The Cavalry|
|5||Of Faces Proud And Light|
|6||Our Own Salted Earth|
|7||Hours Of Constant Erosion|
|8||Stumble Down These Corridors|
|12||A New Triumphant Ease|
|13||... To Always Permeate|
- Bass, Percussion – Neal Heppleston
- Percussion, Trumpet – Eddie Venison
- Vocals, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Synth – Fliss Webb
- Vocals, Guitar, Ukulele, Percussion, Synth – Andrew Hirst
NotesAll songs written by Andrew Hirst
Reading of "In Broken Morse Code" and flute on Black Room by Robert George Saull
Artwork based on photographs taken by Stew Abel