Hopabout

by Rattlemouth

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This is the 3rd release from Rattlemouth, and the 1st on it's own Rattlemouth Guild label. While firmly rooted in the band's Art Rock origins, here we find the beginnings of their current fixation on global sounds in tunes like Hopabout and Bonefire Dance.

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released January 1, 2007

Recorded by Lance Koehler at Minimum Wage Studios and Scott Wolfe at MDF
Mixed by Scott Wolfe at MDF
Mastered By Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters
Cover Painting by Ben Schlessinger
Design By Robbie Kinter
All songs copyright 2006 except Paradise copyright 1996
Paradise appears by kind permission of George Cartwright

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Rattlemouth Richmond, Virginia

Rattlemouth began in 1989 as purveyors of eclectic art rock (see their 2 releases on the Cuneiform label), but over time have morphed into a World Groove powerhouse, blazing through spirited instrumental updates of classics from around the globe, plus similarly flavored originals, inspiring audiences to equally spirited dancing. This current body of work is captured on their most recent cd ‘5’. ... more

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Track Name: Chaitanya
I pray not for wealth.
I pray not for honors.
I pray not for pleasures, nor even the joys of poetry.
I only pray that during all my life that i may have love,
pure love to love thee.
Track Name: All Or Nothing Words
All or nothing, words collide as we succumb to taking sides,
Obscuring equanimity, hatred so thick we want to flee.
Harangued by the dizziness machine, poisoned so we don't feel clean,
where does one start from this mess to find that place of happiness?

Attention to, regard for, adornment of subtle wonder.
evolving continuity, honoring the soul.

To the starlings in the barren trees I surrendered stingy strategies.
The light was sharp that winter day when all my pleasures flew away.
And yet a joy profound endures in heart and mind, in mine and yours.
On this path long ago begun be grateful to each and everyone.

Attention to, regard for, adornment of subtle wonder
evolving continuity, honoring the soul.