It’s like all the best trip hop albums could be refracted through a kaleidoscope. And that’s not saying the album has nothing new to offer. It’s compelling from start to finish. Grooves and unsettles in the best way.
Favorite track: JTS Study no. 1.
Delicate and wounded, mostly instrumentals based on carefully layered electronic loops, sweeping strings and glitched beats — an immersive sound experience, delivered with care.
Favorite track: So Dark Blinking Makes No Difference no. 2 (minimal).
"Sorry You're Here" LP, featuring select recordings from Beauty Pill's score to Taffety Punk's dance play "suicide.chat.room" (original production in 2010). Pressed on "coke bottle" clear vinyl. Includes bandcamp download code, liner notes, and artistic statement by Taffety Punk Artistic Director Marcus Kyd.
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Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
Also includes PDF version of cover art and printed inner sleeve with liner notes, production credits, and artistic statement from Taffety Punk Artistic Director Marcus Kyd.
some folks lives roll easy as a breeze drifting through a summer night
heading for a sunny day
but most folks lives... they stumble
lord, they fall
through no fault of their own, most folks never catch their stars
here I am lord, I'm knocking at your place of business
I know I ain't got no business here
but you said if I ever got so low I was busted
you could be trusted
some folks lives roll easy
some folks lives never roll at all
lord they just fall
they just fall
some folks lives
when comes the shaking man
a nation in his eyes
striped with blood and emblazed tattoo
streaking cathedral spire
they say he has no brain
they say he has no mood
they say he was born again
they say look at him climb
they say jump
they say he has two gods
they say he has no fear
they say he has no eyes
they say he has no mouth
they say hey that's really something
they feel he should get some time
i say he should watch his ass
my friend don't listen to the crowd
they say jump
got to believe somebody
got to believe
(c) 1992 Tintoretto Music
TPUNK064. Sorry You're Here — Select recordings from the score to Taffety Punk's suicide.chat.room. CONTENT WARNING: This album is a soundtrack to a dance play that deals very frankly and unflinchingly with the topic of suicide. The artistic choices undergirding the music were made to suit the themes and contours of the play. The play is upsetting and explicit, the soundtrack less so. The music is significantly more abstract and impressionistic. However, we strongly advise against exposing anyone under age or similarly vulnerable to this music. For more details about the work that went into the production and why the artists created it, please see Marcus Kyd's artistic statement (4th photo above).
You are not alone. If you are having thoughts of suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. For more information on how to help yourself or a loved one please visit suicidepreventionlifeline.org or afsp.org/find-support
Everyone in Beauty Pill and everyone in the Taffety Punk Theatre Company want you to live. Please live.
suicide.chat.room is a dance play conceived and directed by Marcus Kyd with choreography by Paulina Guerrero and Erin Mitchell Nelson, created with Elizabeth Abt, Tonya Beckman, Lise Bruneau, Chad Clark, Joel David Santner, Kimberly Gilbert, Gwen Grastorf, Paulina Guerrero, Micheline Heal, Paul Edward Hope, Emma Jaster, Liz Maestri, Erin Mitchell Nelson, and Matthew R. Wilson, and produced by Taffety Punk Theatre Company, 2010, 2012, and 2020.
We are grateful to the following people and organizations who helped us create this album: Renee and Aaron Beaver, Ian Armstrong, Philippa Hughes, The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, The Capitol Hill Community Foundation, The SHARE Fund, Furnace MFG, Trutone Mastering, David Grosso & Serra Sippel, Lance Kramer, Kathryn Washington, Kate Jackson, Celina Gerbic, Ken Woodward, Maureen Andary, Nidhi Khattri, Mohini Malhotra, Alissa Huntoon, Kelly King, Deborah Matties, Adam Ruben, Paige Conner Totaro, Ellen Connell, Michael Bracy, Adriana Cordero, and Maia Daniels.