Synesthesia

by General Mumble

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hazedmars
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hazedmars This is such a diverse album, yet every song still feels very deep and ambient. Some of the songs are a little hit-and-miss for me, but the amount of incredible work featured here more than makes up for that. This is the album that introduced me to General Mumble, and for that it holds a special place in my heart. Favorite track: Wicked Game.
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Deadcanons Synesthesia is a true accomplishment and hallmark for Mumble and, in my opinion, for anyone who listens to it. I pick a favorite because Bandcamp asks me to, but every track on here is worth your weight in gold. Favorite track: Modem.
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Psyclepath Just a really awesome album. Diverse, and thoroughly interesting. You'll be able to enjoy this for a good while... maybe even forever. Favorite track: Voecus Coeruleus (feat. ʝennifur).
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1.
02:54
Did you read the warning, did you see the sign? "Keep your hands and feet inside at all times" Going down, going up, have you had enough? You'll be throwing up before it even gets rough Together we ride Until the end of time Might not make it out alive But why would you want to? (why would you want to?) Did you read the warning for the final climb? There's no getting out, no, not this time. Going down, going up, have you had enough? You'll be throwing up before it even gets rough Together we ride Until the end of time Might not make it out alive But why would you want to? Together we ride Until the end of time Might not make it out alive But why would you want to? (Why would you want to?)
2.
I see you've come Visiting Praying upon a favour Do come in I see you've come In the dead of night Preying upon your neighbour Set me alight When the Sun goes down When all else has drowned I'll take you down And you can see how you set me on fire When the Sun goes down When all else has drowned I'll take you down When the Sun goes down When all else has drowned I'll take you down And you can see how you set me on fire (When the Sun goes down When all else has drowned I'll take you down And you can see how you set me on fire)
3.
03:43
Do you ever look at the heavens? Do you ever feel your life is going too fast? If it were now or never Would you lose it all to bring back the past? Do you ever look at the heavens? Do you ever feel your life is going too fast? If it were now or never Would you lose it all to bring back the Memories of the past Would you take a fresh start? Hope they never leave like the last Would you keep the same heart? Memories of the past Hope they never leave like the last Memories of the past Would you take a fresh start? Hope they never leave like the last Would you keep the same heart? Memories of the past Would you take a fresh start? Hope they never leave like the last Would you keep the same heart? Do you ever look at the heavens? Do you ever feel your life is going too fast...?
4.
05:53
The world was on fire No one could save me but you It's strange what desire will make foolish people do And I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you No I don't wanna fall in love (This girl is only gonna break your heart) And I don't wanna fall in love (This girl is only gonna break your heart) With you What a wicked game you play To make me feel this What a wicked thing to do To let me dream of you What a wicked thing to say You never felt this way What a wicked thing to do To let me dream of you And I don't wanna fall in love (This girl is only gonna break your heart) And I don't wanna fall in love (This girl is only gonna break your heart) With you The world was on fire No one could save me but you It's strange what desire will make foolish people do And I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you, no And I don't wanna fall in love (This girl is only gonna break your heart) And I don't wanna fall in love (This girl is only gonna break your heart) With you And I, no I And nobody loves no one
5.
04:43
Can you get through to me? This is all new to me Stuck in a place where I can't be found Should you get through to me What would you do to me? The world above us can't hear a sound Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) And I will fall What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand And I will fall What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) Fall into here (There's nothing to fear) And I will fall What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand And I will fall (Fall into here) What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall (Fall into here) And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand And I will fall (Fall into here) What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall...
6.
04:23
And I will fall What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand And I will fall (Fall into here) What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall (Fall into here) And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand And I will fall... What will it take to understand that through it all... Whatever I do I won't fall into you This is now a free-for-all Whatever I do I won't fall into you This is now a free-for-all Empty me behind nine by letting my heart shine The eraser that plays you Empty me behind nine by letting my heart shine Just don't erase me too And I will fall... Whatever I do I won't fall into you This is now a free-for-all Whatever I do I won't fall into you This is now a free-for-all Whatever I do I won't fall into you This is now a free-for-all Whatever I do I won't fall into you This is now a free-for-all And I will fall What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand And I will fall (Fall into here) What will it take to understand that through it All you have to do is take my hand And we will fall (Fall into here) And plant seeds where we land But after all You have the choice of stone or sand And I will fall... And I will fall...
7.
04:02
Underwater Underwater Underwater Sealed in tight Take you for a ride Lose sight of the Sun Become one with the tide Underwater Underwater Underwater Hold your breath You ain't seen nothing yet Dripping wet You'll soon be out of your depth (If you're not already dead) Underwater Underwater Underwater Please come down It'd be a shame not to see you around Please come down It'd be a shame not to see you drown (If you're not already dead) Please come down It'd be a shame not to see you around Please come down It'd be a shame not to see you drown (If you're not already dead) Underwater Underwater Underwater Sealed in tight (please come down) Take you for a ride (underwater) It'd be a shame not to see you around Please come down (underwater) (underwater) It'd be a shame not to see you drown (underwater) (If you're not already dead) Underwater Underwater Underwater Underwater Underwater Underwater It'd be a shame not to see you drown
8.
You're awash in a sea of a emotion The ebb and flow pulling you simultaneously towards happiness and grief As you finally wash ashore, you're confronted with nothingness You've lost your grip There's no foundation to build upon Your perspective has been torn asunder as you struggle to identify what you even are
9.
You don't have to be afraid I just got scared and ran away Be back with you again some day I just need you to show me the way Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh. What's day is night and night is day Can't go outside it's not the same Please let me in from the rain Let me in I'm cold and afraid In the grey In the grey Ooh, ahh, etc. In the grey More oohs and ahhs You don't have to be afraid I just got scared and ran away Be back with you again some day I just need you to show me the way What's day is night and night is day Can't go outside it's not the same Please let me in from the rain Let me in I'm cold and afraid Ooh ahh etc.
10.
If I sing to you gently am I wasting my time? Would you even remember this rhyme of mine? If I sing to you gently am I wasting your time? Would you even remember this rhyme of mine? I'm wasting my time I'm wasting your time Just let me tell you the story, let me sing you this line It took a year, six months and forty bottles of wine Just let me tell you the story, let me sing you this line It took a year, six months and forty bottles of wine Wasting my time Wasting my time I'm wasting my time I'm wasting your time I'm wasting my time I'm wasting your time
11.
05:12
12.
Fresh land Excitement Leave behind... Stop, think, listen Pay your mind some time Take over, long gone Hurry up, go wrong Take over, long gone Taking too long Fresh land Excitement Leave behind... Stop, think, listen Pay your mind some time Take over, long gone Hurry up, go wrong Take over, long gone Taking too long Take over long gone Taking too long... You have the power within you To rebuild you... To destroy you... You have the power within you To rebuild you... To destroy you... To destroy you...
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about

Being my first full-length album with all songs (except one) containing vocals, Synesthesia is an enormous landmark for my music-making journey. It's been in the works on-and-off for nearly two years as of release date, and captures many many emotions good and bad experienced over that time (though some songs are about simpler matters, such as "Wasting My Time", which is about the fact that the album took so long).

The album is my proudest musical achievement to date (perhaps alongside Ariah's "Voyager"), and is one of the biggest achievements of my life so far, and I very much hope you enjoy it.

"What is 'Synesthesia' anyway?"
Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, from the ancient Greek σύν [syn], "together", and αἴσθησις [aisthēsis], "sensation") is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes.
Read more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

I myself am a synesthete. In basic terms, I perceive all numbers and letters with their own colours and location in space. Example: the artwork for this album is a slightly simplified version of how a year looks to me, starting with January at the bottom, and continuing clockwise each month with its own colour (though the shapes used are more refined to keep the artwork tidy). My minds eye is almost always displaying this image, with myself at the corresponding location to whatever time of year it is.
Another form of synesthesia I experience is "chromesthesia", in which sounds are perceived as colours and/or shapes such as colourful waveforms or other abstract geometries.

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released April 16, 2014

All music written, performed, mixed, blah blah by General Mumble, except:
"Wicked Game": written by Chris Isaak
"Another Drop In The Ocean" written by whoever wrote the One-Hour-Compo theme this song was originally submitted for
"Wasting My Time" written and performed by General Mumble and ʝennifur
"Hurry Up" written and performed by General Mumble and Ariah
"Voecus Coeruleus" performed by General Mumble and ʝennifur

Artwork by poowis.deviantart.com

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