Palisades

by Eric Slick

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1.
i can’t open my mind today constantly hoping i drift away be gone the ocean robs you like a harmless  wave to your friend she’s waiting by the edge "you became the light" no time to come back the past is still the pest our worst moments outweigh the best new day is calling softly like the dormant  pain in your chest, it never goes to rest. i would have known you before i ever said "you became the light”
2.
The Dirge 04:18
And it makes you cry save it for a little while you wont see me again so i leave you here masquerade your  hopes and fears you won’t fear me now wouldn’t mind a feeling wouldn’t mind a whisper healing you won’t heal me now on your way to feeling like you  made a big mistake i still make it even when i say that i'll be late And it makes you cry save it for a little while you won’t see me again so i leave you here masquerade your  hopes and fears you won’t fear me now
3.
No 04:09
no it isn’t the way that you look there isn’t a thing i can tell you have to see it on your own no can’t help you make a disguise when the secrets you hide are only lies it’s making me die. and you’re never gone as much as you say you are. ‘cause even when you’re here you’re afar. don’t lie to me. no it isn’t the things that you say when the gaze you held is astray no it isn’t the way. no can’t tell you how to live your life when the beating of hands are in the light you’ll always be right. and you’re never gone as much as you say you are. ‘cause even when you’re here you’re afar. don’t lie to me.
4.
Slow Burn 05:16
slow burn in the abyss a drowning like fire in the sky you wait for him notice why we fall for it growing old is hard to do when you need her slow burn in the abyss a life has saved the far reaching hope and a crushing. cut the cord and remind yourself growing old is hard to do when you need her. i promised you the great divide.
5.
Palisades 04:36
when you awake the secret on your face appears to fade away the changes seen come to be as one taking away the terror of a life abating turned and now it waits for you people own your word she is not the same when she's drinking all the rain broken olive trees in the distance palisades are calling the bow is off the harbor and when we disappear we will follow memory fade a stone is what I need to feel  between the yearning powers that be covered in leaves the dark hand in the mold in praise of slowness father and his son alone embodying silence of the sea she is not the same when she's drinking all the rain broken olive trees in the distance palisades are calling the bow is off the harbor and when we disappear we will follow
6.
nothing makes a barrier to the Self distant carrier of all the pain you'll never feel. post in the universe not close a superior and corroded like a thought disconnected and distraught and you know it takes it a lot you're always breathing don't believe it you are not your mind take it all in time you will not go where everyone tells you to go if the life you lead is blind having so much on your way of knowing when to live or when to die lost or whatever it could tell im not here and yet we correct our movements to be right we will always have our right. not immediate with all the pain you'll never feel and all the pain it isn't real it takes it a lot you're always bleeding don't believe it you are not your mind take it all in time you will not go where everyone tells you to go if the life you lead is blind having so much on your way of knowing when to live or when to die
7.
Evergreen 03:00
constellations in the power lines again left to wake upon the shoreline with no friend. swimming in the shallow water every wave is like a proverb come and wake me up from this nightmare. i want to be like evergreen and cast away my fears i want to be like everything  and drown in all the things i couldn't be. home is where a heart is lonesome in the end written on a grain of sand that reaches in there is beauty all around us love is not a way to show it desecrated god on your shoulder. i want to be like evergreen and cast away my fears i want to be like everything  and drown in all the things i wasn't i want to be like evergreen and cast away my fears i want to be like everything  and drown in all the things i love and life is offering a death for me.
8.
one thing that you should know. i fall in the undertow. make it so, wide-eyed. revolution’s on my mind. though it goes on you stay out though it goes on you stay into the void. grow a new day - gone. bracing for my song. time is binding you to a place untrue. though it goes on you stay out though it goes on you stay into the void. i’m not leaving.

credits

released April 21, 2017

all songs by eric slick (cabin crease ASCAP)
except “you became the light” by
eric slick and dom angelella (weird mansion ASCAP)

personnel:

eric slick: vocals, guitar, drums, ARP synthesizer, mellotron, gong
dominic angelella: guitar, farfisa, morbid gang vocals on “slow burn”
josé díaz rohena: synthesizers, arrangement, pure magic
dailey toliver: bass, backing vocals on “no”
ryan neitznick: 12 string guitar, piano, arrangement on “into the void”
michael johnson: acoustic guitar, moog modular synthesizer, eventide harmonizer,
backing vocals on “you became the light"
ricardo lagomasino: drums on “evergreen”, morbid gang vocals on “slow burn"

produced, engineered, and mixed by josé díaz rohena
with additional production
by ricardo lagomasino and michael johnson.
recorded at the unknown in anacortes, washington.

all vocals recorded by ricardo lagomasino
at party tent studios, philadelphia.

additional recording:

tote bag studios, new york city
ape school, philadelphia
strange america, richmond

mastered by ryan schwabe

layout by emily taylor
front cover photo by shervin lainez
insert photo by eric slick

thanks (in no particular order)

dr. dog, frances quinlan, andy molholt, jethro waters, miles joris-peyrafitte,
lauren van epps, luke norton, ahleuchatistas, richard swift, benjamin boyle,
worriers, mewithoutyou, foxing, emilio herce, stephen buono, timm donahue,
the hencys and the mothlight, andre cholmondeley, flaming lips,
floating action, danny greene, river whyless, nightlands, the war on drugs,
david chaitt, the districts, celestial shore, zia anger, harvest records crew,
the business records crew, delicate steve, steph godshall, chris diehm,
dave collis, eric hartman, barrett lindgren, hermit thrushes, chris cohen,
meghan donnelly, justin becker, bruce warren, rachel brodsky, kevin
morby, camellia hartman, brendan mulvihill, brian winton, eric osman,
emily hakes, make a rising, joe reinhart, nick harvey, diet cig, uli salazar,
ashley atz, ed horrox, erica prince, heidi feek, nadia botello, julian lynch,
chris ward, jaye bartell, and everyone else who let me sleep on your floor.
if i’ve forgotten you, just call me and i will apologize.

special thanks

to sarah for endless help in the present
and to tayria for predicting the future.

to jonathan pfeffer for the best advice.

to adam henceroth/egghunt for believing in this enough to put it out.

dom, josé, dailey, ryan, michael, and ricardo for being incredible people and for
making my sonic dreams a reality.

to my family for their love and relentless support.

to natalie for convincing me to finish this album,
and for being the light at the end of the tunnel.

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Eric Slick Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

While with previous solo records Palisades and Bullfighter Slick mined his subconscious for the moodier and more abstract side of the coin, Wiseacre is a technicolored exaltation. It reads like a novel, sequencing in chronological order the ups and downs of self-acceptance before fully committing to someone else. ... more

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