Frayed Expression I: Grey Rose (February 2012)

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Grey Rose is a noise release in four parts from FRAYED, centred around the poem of the same name.

“Grey Rose.

I stood apart from the tulips in the sun/growing so tall/all of a sudden/as I smiled in the rain/so fleeting before sparkling scythes/cut me down.

I writhed in sodden attempts at speech/Soaking teardrops away from appearance/To beat prose and peer pressure/Clumsy/I dropped friends and attention/Like Gregory/So awkward/But without ever dancing on my back/In the end

Grey Rose.

I stole kisses and understanding/Stretched out on my tiny bed/Took them down to my level/And then hid my gaze in jest/I grew food on my face and squinted through aches and gnashed at bitter metal/To no effect

I was perpetually there/Court jester with an audience of thousands or tens/I courted and won/Only to turn and find/No-one

Metal, pus, glass and doubt/Melted down/Now thirty and rising/A warm bed and more rain at the window/Making history out of personal nothings/A life unfinished/A rose untended/In the damp

Grey Rose.”

All devices actioned by FRAYED.

The album can be listened to and downloaded here

Frayed Expression II: Kool-Aid (February 2012)

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This album was inspired by a harrowing documentary on the terrible events at Jonestown. This Frayed expression looks to explore the undeniable charisma of the cult’s leader, Jim Jones, and the torment some of his followers must have gone through at the last moment. As sourced from the infamous “Death Tape” that surfaced after those dreadful events.

Kool-Aid is dedicated to the victims of Jim Jones’ megalomania.

This album can be bought here