Às Vezes Sempre

by George Christian

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Also released by Stomoxine Records: stomoxine.bandcamp.com/album/s-vezes-sempre

My first album, "Às Vezes Sempre" ("Sometimes Always"), intends to be an instrumental introduction to my music, which relies quite much on improvisation. It is a paradoxical title, that conciliates permanence in the impermanent feelings, just like the music attempts to make. I wanted to express in this album a condition of being anew in a place which I felt unexplored to me. This is an album about self-discovery, in its mysterious and hard conditions.

I was a composer of songs and, after hearing albums like John Fahey's "The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death" and Ravi Shankar's "Three Ragas" and, also, after getting more intimate with the tonal explorations of the avant-garde field in classical music, I decided to explore more seriously my instrumental side. It's a special album to me because it express my self-discovery as a musician, at the purest sense, and my own sonic tastes.

However, at the time of its release, I wasn't quite good on making a proper final audio product. The first edition of this album was rough, with some clipping and hiss troubles. So, I've decided to re-release here with a slightly better audio quality.

It was originally recorded in the years of 2008 and 2009 (sporadically) and released by the net-label Stomoxine Records in March 9th, 2010 (Catalogue number: STX11) - stomoxine.bandcamp.com/album/s-vezes-sempre.

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released March 9, 2010

released 09 March 2010

George Christian:
composition, guitars, harmonica and production,
except "lost notes remixed", by Owl Dreams

tracks 1-3, recorded in may 3rd, 2008
track 4, recorded in may 20th, 2008
track 5, recorded in july 21st, 2009
track 6, recorded in october 26th, 2009

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George Christian Salvador, Brazil

My name is George Christian, I was born in August 10th, 1981, at the city of Salvador, capital of Bahia, in Brazil. I'm a self-taught composer and a guitarrist with more than 10 years of experience. My essential aim in Music is to develop a compositional approach that encompasses not only popular but also the classical fields in an equanimity, and creates a synthesized universe of its own. ... more

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Track Name: Dança das Colisões
dança das colisões - poems in portuguese and in english

sem tempo para ter tempo
sua face me gritou qual um diamante
após consumada uma derrota... ou uma revolta... ou uma vitória... ou a história

de não ter tempo para ser o tempo
eis o peso de uma imensa estrela
ASTÉRIA em suas artérias, amnésias em uma era, féericas férias

não há porque lamentar se esta é a nossa miséria
há-de se temer a inércia – e nada mais...
e quanto mais ascende a clareira de mais uma lágrima,
mais brotam as cicatrizes de uma passagem pela terra,
liquefaz-se a pétala de frágil poema e de
ausente brincadeira

sem tempo de ver o tempo, eis o centro
de sua estrela em mais uma vereda,
eis um dilema de glissandos e staccatos,
zunidos à ausência veloz
de abrigos para as chuvas
de um áspero e desdentado sorriso às ru(í)nas
constelamares de desperta espera


um último copo d’água adensa a alma

ascese do suspiro:
transpiração

minha mãe, grito por um adeus
meu pai, campo de batalha

um sufoco
por
um socorro

o que quer que tenha caído,
nunca será meu
mas

do universo um vôo

catarses de esquecimentos
berço de memórias

e

memórias de berço
esquecimentos de catarses

um vôo do universo

mas
nunca será meu
o que quer que tenha caído

um socorro
por
um sufoco

batalha de campo, meu pai
um adeus por grito, minha mãe

transpiração:
suspiro da ascese

a alma adensa um último copo d’água

perdas

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no time to have time,
your face yelled me like a diamond
after a consummate defeat... or a revolt... or a victory... or history

of not having time to have time,
here's the weight of a huge star
ASTERIA in your artery, ammnesia in an era, fantastic vacations

there's no need to regret if this is our misery,
there's the fear of inertia - and nothing else...
as much as the glade of one more tear arises,
more the scars of a way in the earth sprout,
and the petal of a frail poem and
absent jest liquefies

no time to have time, here's the center
of your star in one more footpath,
here's the dilemma of glissandos and staccattos,
whistles to the quick absence
of shelters from the rains
of a harsh smile with no tooth to ru(i)n(e)s,
constellaseas of awaken waiting


a last cup of water accumulates the soul
ascension of the whisper:
transpiration

my mother, scream for a goodbye
my father, field of battles

a suffocation
for
a succor

what had to be fallen
won't never be mine
but

from the universe a flight
catharsis of forgetfulness
cradle of memories

and

memories from the cradle
forgetfulness of catharsis

a flight of the universe

but
won't never be mine
what had to be fallen

a succor
for
a suffocation

battle of fields, my father
a goodbye for scream, my mother

transpiration:
whisper of the ascension

the soul accumulates a last cup of water

(and)