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Trenton Akes The World Akes

by The Figurines and the George Koreins

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The Figure Een wrote an opera About George Antheil and Ernie Kovacs Convalescing In the Old Barracks Side by side Figure, Ernie, and George A trio Trentonian Percy Dovetonsils A singer stentorian Libretto locked away In an iron mountain Brought to the stage By the City of Trenton The flooding Delaware So damned diluvian The stage is full of mud The mud is full of corpses The corpses are full of acting Acting still The audience erupts Unalloyed cacophony The tumult Antheil always craved so The audience is elevated A flying ovation For the crowd Thirty thousand strong Is wholly crow
The world makes droves of noisy crows The crows take Trenton for their home Trenton takes the crows for foes For staining the state’s stately dome The team deploys the pyrotechnic Flares and screaming crow FX Piercing fearsome eagle cries To trigger mass crow exodus Where will the 30,000 go? Flock in tandem or fan out? Will you host diaspora With permission or without? Will you reach out and teach the crows To clean up smokebutts with their toes By rewarding, with vended crow treats, Those that do that feat with crow feet?
ASSEMBLING THE GOVERNOR. Clean the work area Clean the bedplate, The mechanical feed, The witch's hat, The mourning glory horn, The keen o phone, The gooseneck traveling arm, The half nuts, The friction shoe. Strip off the old finish. A muffled sound. Sluggish thumps and bumps. A buzzing tension lever Snaps back then slips. Improper lubrication. Flux the crack. Use the lift lever to adjust The half nut. Push it through to the end.
Once upon a time And whatnot per se. EIEIO I used to have a goat. It happened on Xmas Eve. EIEIO Goat-based activities. Anyone for buzkashi? EIEIO Take a goat And slash its throat. Toss it in the water supply. Watch all the villagers Drink and die. Beneath a cloud In the shape Of a crazy ass. EIEIO Life is as funny As a chicken joke. Life is as funny As the Lucy In the candy factory episode. EIEIO It's a cantonese songlet. Sing it with me now.
Everybody's here Luis Bunuel and Marshall McLuhan Gertrude Stein and Johnny Two Times Truman Capote and Jay Gatsby Octavia Butler, Gabo and Bjork Kurt Weill, Kurt Vile and Kurt Loder Sun Ra, Fast-Talking Fanny And Butcher-Knife-Toting Annie Conrad Satie and Grandfather Dust Zwa Zalaputka and Ella Ketterer Madame Bijou and Crazy Man B Jingling Johnny and the guy who drives the truck with the giant fiberglass bug on top Marcel Marceau, Harpo and a hippo In the surrey with the fringe on top So glad you came, everybody's here Now we will share hours of silence In the manner of friends


released September 2, 2020

The Figure Een Wrote An Opera
Erica Corbo: vocals
Eliane Gazzard: piano
Colin Marston: feedback-controlled player piano
GK: lyrics, editing
Figure Een: lyric source

The Crows of Trenton

Figure Een: sax, Trentonianosity
GK: bass, keys, beat, lyrics, vocals

Assembling the Governor

David L. Byrne: vocals
Figure Een: lyrics
GK: assembling the governor

Cadaver Endeavors

Figure Een: intro piano, melodica, orchestra, rhythm loop
GK: bass, keys, beat, guitar

Goat-Based Activities

Figure Een: lyrics, ass harmonica, Hippytown Drum Circle 
GK: bubul tarang, guitar, bass, vocals
Matt Hollenberg: bubul FX

Ake What You Can Get

Figure Een: piano, etc.
GK: mellotron, etc.

Everybody’s Here

GK: vocals, lyrics
Figure Een: bass, piano, strings, beat, lyrics

Cover image by the Figure Een and the George Korein

Tracking and mixing by the Figurines, Colin Marston, Barry Knob and Zach Goldstein

Mastered by Colin Marston


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