smoke signals (2 songs)

by old believer

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  • Stream or download two songs of smoke + ember by Old Believer, a musical project based in Montreal, Quebec.

    Self-recorded at home over two sweltering July nights.

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Self-recorded at home during the July 2010 heatwave among friends:

Liam Tucker: Upright bass
Evan Pierce: Drums and junk
Michelle Tompkins: Vocals
Adam Fiore: Lap steel
Kit Malo: Clarinet
Brendan Birkett: Vocals, guitars, banjo, organ, drums, sines.


releases December 25, 2023



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Track Name: flames retreat

my veins are just a network of frozen rivulets borne from a spring; so take my torch and lead us out, to where (among the wild birds) we may rest.

sail my songs across the bloodless waters, and wend towards the oldest light on the shore. "you're on fire, but no bad desire's got a hold on me no more."

all wings grow thin like gossamer; a burden upon this world, washed clean away. don't you bring me back my ghost - nor dress the birches in finery to circle around my face.

bury the cold curse that roams beyond the boundaries and scatters like a wildfire burning to the earth. bury the cold curse that roams beyond all boundaries, and scatters like a wildfire burning to the earth.

"i'll let you follow the tracks of my feet, to where all flames retreat."