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Last Layer of Analysis

by Spontaneous Respiration

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Embrace the craziness Embrace the dissonance Let go of your anchors and your wings if you have to Embrace it and let it go Don’t fuck up Let it fuck you up And if it hurts the music can save you Louder if you have to Infinitely so until it doesn’t help and you’re worthless Driving as fast as you can with the music as loud as you can It will never be enough Even late at night Even for a second it won’t be enough And you’ll have to Stab the earth repeatedly until you’re beautiful again With the blood on your teeth and on your skin Still stuck behind the wheel You cannot escape to your fantasy and fantasy and fantasy end fantasy You’ll never feel alive Not til the permanent fantasy your dreams cannot provide And stab the earth til you’re beautiful With love on your teeth and on your skin And the beautiful colors it makes of blood out of gaping holes in heads OK, bring me down softly Just once touch me softly my cure Please let me be infantile and weak and not pathetic in that bad way Schni…schnibebbly
And now I’ve seen too much suck let’s stick around Don't want to unravel the universe anymore And now I've seen too much suck to stick around Let’s go unravel the universe some more!
Synergistic entanglements With the compatible/combatable powerful Your teeth you are longing to share I do not weaken I have nothing to defend I do not get stuck in the motions of emotion I have not yet fallen in the ocean Listen to your fingers on my skin So warm and electric (surrender) only you think you’re awake Do you remember (so tender) Genetic memories Let you unravel me We fall in to our roles/holes As if rehearsed And later reversed Somehow I’m the weak one
Plateau’s edge looks like a cliff Before the peak all you can see is the sky And I already know this Tell me what I can do about it Still I climb this mountain I’m so heavy/happy
Everyday’s someone’s first Everyday's someone's last In between chapters Captured in whirlwinds/the world wins Tell me life is more than a collection of memories Tell me life is more than a collection of experiences Substance in sufferance Sustenance in endurance Stretching and connecting I feel like a seam I was awake so long ago That seems like the dream And release is just an eyelash away
I pretend that I can call you So we can pretend Our fingers are phone cords coiled But my fingers are wrapped around guts There is no way that I can communicate I try to make cell phone waves I’m a satire of myself


Detailed, dense, intense, intelligent, insanely playful, yet surprisingly gentle, the music of Spontaneous Respiration catalyzes a stronger connection with the eternal for the listener...


released May 1, 2007

All songs composed, arranged, and produced by Ben Marcus. Tracks 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 mixed by Ben Marcus and Ryan Breen. Mastered by Roger Seibel at SAE.

Ben Marcus
Mike Bell
Andrew Jones
Rob Moore
Jared Bell
Ryan Breen
Dave Moroney
Jacob Koller
Jacob Adler
Robin Vining
Keely Grigel
Celeste Smith
Kit Vanderjagt
Anne Morgan
Vicki Onyeabor
Sarah Moore
Nina Moran

Sleeve design by Michele Nunes
Butterfly photos by Nidaa Aboulhosn

Artforms in Nature images by Ernst Haeckel

Thanks to all family, friends, and music people.


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Spontaneous Respiration San Francisco, California

We believe that music connects us with the eternal, and fills the void with meaning.

Genres vary from electro-tinged psychedelic indie-folk to maximalist-idm.

Dirty Projectors and Sufjan Stevens meet Björk and Aphex Twin, with touches of Nine Inch Nails, Tchaikovsky, and the kitchen sink. Surprises abound.

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