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Cell by Cell 06:29



A constellation of songs brought together by this rarefied time. Pulled through the thickness of life and her knowing machine. Mixed and mastered in April 2020 and flung into the dark of these ends of days. Here we are. All alone, together, as one.

Mixed by Bic Hayes.
Sequenced and mastered with divine grace by James Larcombe.
Art and Design by Mima Chovancova.


released May 7, 2020

mikrokosmos ~ 'In The Machine Room'
Recorded in 1993 onto 8 Track 1/4 inch at The Corridor, West London. Mixed April 2020 for The Confinement Tapes. mikrokosmos is Christian Hayes. Explore here: mikrokosmos.bandcamp.com

babyskullz ~ 'The United Kingdom'
Recorded at The Monastery, Hampshire 2009. Completed and mixed April 2020 for The Confinement Tapes. 'babyskullz' is Jo Spratley

'A corporate lawyer goes out one morning on the lake alone
The following day her heart is found upside down on the muddy bank
Now and then her husband and daughter receive silent phone calls
A man who hears bells who loves cars misses the last train to Kingston
His irregular updates cease
His regular heart
An oncologist from the nineteen-seventies wraps her dolls in graph-paper
by the light of the moon
She’s last seen by cars on a cliff by lamps of cars blinking in the rain
Her regular heart...'

mikrokosmos ~ 'Frag. Familiar'
An outtake from the mikrokosmos album Terra Familiar, released in 2014

Cola Ray vs M U M M Y ~ 'Bright Fivers'
This collaborative experiment recorded especially for The Confinement Tapes April 2020 features Chris Anderson, Bic Hayes and Jo Spratley

'Silence is the air
Bright fivers
They tell all they...
Silence in the air
Silence in the air
Things endure things evolve
Between the slopes fivers fly up onto the dream floor
Fire spreads her text of flame as serious as food
Our towers of graph paper fold up into the silence
Delicate as the girl who leaves the stone and the water
And the bright moan of the green
The collapse of a black age
In the end we never know what we know'

mikrokosmos ~ 'Cell by Cell'
Another outtake from the mikrokosmos album 'Terra Familiar' released in 2014

'Just Swim
Float to the surface
As if it's so easy you show me again
But time weighs me down so gently
And all our ideas just drift away
Lost in the moment
Ennui is so easy
And to the end we divide
Cell by cell to solitary worlds
Undesigned undesired
Islands in an ocean of thought
Turning inwards defied
To meet with the gaze of impermanence eyes
Turning inwards defied'


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THE CONFINEMENT TAPES is Jesse Cutts, Bic Hayes and Jo Spratley.
Whilst in isolation we will be adding music to this page on an infrequent basis.
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