Slope

by Steve Jansen

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    No longer available from Samadhi Sound this is the last remaining stock of the original gatefold release with all original artwork by Samadhi Sound in house designer Chris Bigg which includes a full credit sheet. Art direction by David Sylvian.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Slope via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

    Bonus items also included are downloadable liner notes (pdf) which is a replica of the CD insert. Videos used as back projections for live performance featuring the guest vocalists which include: Sleepyard, Cancelled Pieces, Sow The Salt, Playground Martyrs, Ballad Of A Deadman, and Playground Martyrs (Reprise).
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  • Full Digital Discography

    Get all 10 Steve Jansen releases available on Bandcamp and save 30%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The Extinct Suite / Corridor LP Edition, Kinoapparatom, Corridor, Slope (2013 Deluxe Triple Disc Edition), Now He Dreams, The Extinct Suite, STER_02 (now included in 'Corridor'), STER_01 (now included in 'Corridor'), and 2 more. , and , .

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1.
Grip 06:42
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Sleepyard 05:13
take them to the sleepyard there are no returns, no exceptions lay them in the sleepyard sell a little payment protection ease the apparatus isolate a part that's defective send them to the sleepyard statutory rights aren't affected you wanna join in it's nothing less than you deserve you've had enough now you're gonna get what you deserve wake up in the sleepyard everybody knows what i'm after everybody's watching everybody's helpless with laughter don't lie down - how am i going to follow? (cant get away, got to get away) don't lie down - how am i going to follow? take me to the sleepyard brush away the dirt from the blankets find me in the sleepyard somewhere underneath this atlantis you wanna join in it's nothing less than you deserve you've had enough now you're gonna get what you deserve take them to the sleepyard
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i´m just a single unit no stereo no different though the mix has changed i have cancelled all the pieces that were meant to make me  whole now there`s no room to turn aroud he wanted hands that could do the job with some finesse thickly covered in frost i juggle the wolves and keep out of sight i don`t want to spoil their dreams.... and i won`t call their name when they leave.... i used to be so beautifully printed original text on every page but i cancelled all the pieces that were meant to make me.....
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Sow The Salt 05:49
have me follow in your lead have me follow have me sow the salt for you for you for you, i'll sow the salt through the gardens i will dig for you have the ocean come and soak them through for you for you for you, i'll salt the soil
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Gap Of Cloud 02:45
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you'll run to the gate but you'll be marked late it’s for your own good, it’s for your own good you’re likely to make the grandest mistakes you suffer alone in the skin and the bone let’s sharpen those new sets of arrows for the next generation of playground martyrs and join in the game of intolerable shame ‘cos everyone shares in the sins of their fathers school bell rings single-file in trade you my unhappily-ever afters so bring out those things to hammer the wings of the next generation of playground martyrs
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oh honey take me out i’m a dead man oh baby bake me something sweet oh honey take me out i’m a dead man oh baby give me bread to eat   there are places in the damp northwest where the bodies lie down head to feet there were loses in the california sunshine tell you stories that you can’t repeat   in the winter when the valleys flooded those were towns where the rooms were cheap the summer dirt lines the corners of your pockets i’m still buried there ten feet deep   papa don’t place this curse on me heaven knows i can’t use it papa don’t place this stone on me mama there’s no future in it.   we travel on the back roads lightly through carson city and the hills beyond me and joan on the sacramento me and joan this is where we’re from   oh honey take me out i’m a dead man oh baby bake me something sweet oh honey take me out i’m a dead man oh baby give me bread to eat   papa don’t place this curse on me heaven knows i can’t use it papa don’t place this curse on me mama there’s no future in it.   oh honey take me out i’m a dead man oh baby bake me something sweet oh honey take me out i’m a dead man oh baby give me bread to eat   oh honey wears the colours of the springtime the pale green of an organdy dress her shadow grows in the california sunshine but nothing else in the south, southwest.
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you'll run to the gate but you'll be marked late it’s for your own good, it’s for your own good you’re likely to make the grandest mistakes you suffer alone in the skin and the bone let’s sharpen those new sets of arrows for the next generation of playground martyrs and join in the game of intolerable shame ‘cos everyone shares in the sins of their fathers school bell rings single-file in trade you my unhappily-ever afters so bring out those things to hammer the wings of the next generation of playground martyrs

about

The original release on the Samadhi Sound label 2007 featuring guest volcalists David Sylvian, Tim Elsenburg, Thomas Feiner, Anja Garabarek, Joan Wasser and Nina Kinert.

credits

released January 23, 2016

produced, arranged, engineered and mixed by steve jansen at 'the nest', uk and samashisound studios, usa
all computer programming by steve jansen
tim elsenburg vocal, theo travis wind instruments and steve jansen piano recorded by steve d'agostino at the vestry, london, uk
nina kinert vocal recorded by love olzon in stockholm, sweden
anja garbarek vocal recorded by john mallison in oslo, norway
thomas feiner vocal, mandolin and samples recorded by thomas feiner at straysound studio, sweden
david sylvian vocal and guitar recorded by david sylvian at samadhisound studios, usa
joan wasser vocal and violin recorded by bryce goggin at trout recording, brooklyn, usa
tim elsenburg guitar and fender rhodes recorded by
tim elsenburg at 'blue sky falls', london, uk
bratislava movie orchestra recorded by ján machut & ladislav krajãoviã at slovak radio bratislava studio 5, bratislava, slovakia orchestra contracted by pavel ãíÏek
alberto tafuri piano recorded by alberto tafuri at residence in milan, italy
steve jansen recorded all other instruments and samples at 'the nest', london, uk
mastered by tony cousins at metropolis studios, london, uk

art direction: david sylvian
design: chris bigg
models and photography: dan mcpharlin

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