Distinction (a Ballet in Six Parts)

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"Distinction (a Ballet in Six Parts)" is a meditation on the cyclical nature of the creative process. Several distinct melodic and lyrical themes are stated, recapitulated and woven throughout.

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released May 11, 2019

Written and performed by a Light Sleeper: Maria Elena Hernandez (alto saxophone, clarinet, vocals, percussion), Matthew Jung (drums, keys), David Keller (cello, tambura), Traci Newhouse (viola, backing vocals), and D. Pennepalli (guitar, backing vocals)

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Caleb Willitz

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Chicago’s a Light Sleeper is an ever-evolving quartet exploring collaborative composition from the bottom up, featuring breezy intertwining melodies from saxophonist Maria Elena Hernandez and violist Traci Newhouse, D. Pennepalli’s idiosyncratic guitar lines, and drummer Matthew Jung’s graceful clockwork core. ... more

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Track Name: Ends and Means
They showed me what to say, and I believed what they told me

These days, I find I want to slow down
When every step’s a stumble
You don’t bother brushing off the dust

They showed me what to say, and I believed, I believed what they told me

These days, I find I want to stop
Take a look around
Breathe the air
Maybe take a stab and something new

Remember when we were young we played music to try and make some cash
I pulled my hair out for those fools for a lousy few dollars
Our chins up we kept the rising dust at bay
Believed we’d actually make it, someday

This patch of sky is mine
The moon is in it, and it is bursting
Apart. Its pieces dust space with glowing white flames
But the moon is inside me
And my voice spits out glitter
Epitaphs but it all goes the way it goes anyway
Track Name: Invisible Measures
Months before days ago, year after year has gone by
The lessons of courage were learned
Even if the bravery grew from a darkened root
I managed to put myself up on a hook
And strove to let go

T'was nice to find that failure really is quite keen
So walk brightly now, forget about all those things
Those things that you said and the things that you did
And the things you wish you said and did
Ahhhhhh
Track Name: Blankly Stated Spaces
I put myself up
On a hook
Track Name: The View from Above You
I know you
Eyes downcast and lowly
Troubled mind too full to see

Me, I see everything
With halls uncertainly long
You’ve only to give up the ghost

You are a one who lies in the periphery
Will you join your voice with a thousand hymns?
You’re beautiful
You are

You are, you are
Adorably unadorned
You are adorable unadorned
You are
Track Name: Distinction (a means to an end)
We were the forgotten ones
We don’t know our names
If they knew the consequences
They would not bear it

You call me possessively
My so and so, my so and so
It makes you feel closer to me
Not me, it suffocated

I stayed quiet

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