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SEAWALKER. Every Love Unwinds. LP

a1: Every Love Unwinds
a2: Slut
a3: Flower
a4: Ours
b1: Tomorrow
b2: Drive

words and music by seawalker, except flower words by kim gordon (sonic youth)

we are a center with no center exacting form and shape
we have become an infinite sound extracting alpha and omega
we have become a headless godhead extolling virtue and action
every love unwinds, and drifts on the dead sea
swallow the centuries of heartbreak and lust and shatter bones of the body of trust
scrape the dross of history explain the myth and the mystery
breathe the breath with the devil inside in cosmic love with the christ suicide
every love unwinds, and drifts on the dead sea
every love defies, every love abides every love unwinds, and drifts on the dead sea

sleep and sex the saviour of your soul
phallus christ fills your empty hole
a thousand eyes have greeted you, a thousand hands have held you
a thousand times you've sold your soul for love
sleep and sex the saviour of your soul
vagina christ speaks love from lips below
a thousand eyes have greeted you, a thousand hands have held you
a thousand times you've sold your soul for love

support the power of women, use the power of man
support the flower of women, use the word fuck, the word is love

now to raise the fallen, now to raise the dead
now to heed the calling, scream colossal red
now to kiss the trauma, bow to breathe the light
live the new tomorrow, roses growing bright
now to walk the roses, now to split the wolves
love that now exposes, wounds that push & pull
christ reclaim the fallen, bow to kiss the dead
forgive & now forgotten, bleed colossal red


Not a whole lot of clarifying info accompanies this fifty-minute Seawalker opus but suffice it to say it's a new post-Accelera Deck project spearheaded by Chris Jeely who pairs his vocals and molten guitar with the fellow axe-work of Wes Daniel and drumming of Beth Ragland. Yep, it's a bass-less trio but you'd probably never hear the instrument anyway given the band's volcanic wail. Seawalker builds on the sound Jeely explored on the album A Landslide of Stars and the 7-inch Songshape, and offers a stylistic middle ground between the experimental guitar-based explorations of Accelera Deck and the concise song-structured attack of a hellacious metal band. Both sides come variously to the fore during the album's seven tracks, though vocal tracks predominate. “The Dead Sea” (whose lyrics “Every love unwinds, and drifts on the Dead Sea” provides the album title) unleashes the album with a maelstrom of guitar shredding courtesy of Jeely and Daniel; singing appears too though one strains to hear let alone decipher the words due to the deafening roar. “Slut” (“Sleep and sex the saviour of your soul”) and “Urchin” roar a little less tempestuously, while text by Sonic Youth is recited in “Flower,” though again it's barely audible when coupled with a writhing behemoth of guitar roar and drum tumult. A funky drum groove kicks “Tomorrow / Drive” into gear with Jeely's verses clearly heard against the band's controlled backing—a relatively benign beginning for an eighteen-minute throwdown where the guitars' obsessive snarl just gets heavier and heavier as they drill a two-chord riff into the ground. The instrumental “Revolver” is reminiscent of Accelera Deck in its drone-like flow (listen closely and beyond the jagged guitar stream at the forefront the faint glow of a placid melody can be detected), as is the atmospheric album closer “Imaginary.” Every Love Unwinds is a powerful and loud outing, to put it mildly, but not an off-putting one, though one wishes a few more Accelera Deck-styled pieces had been included to create a more even balance between vocal songs and instrumentals.