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Burglars of the Heart - Slow burn

from Spin Dynamics by Malcolm Levitt

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Off the album "2005 was a good year for a lot of people", see burglarsoftheheart.bandcamp.com.

For those interested in music theory, much of this track is based on an unusual "minor-7th-add-flattened-6th" chord. This provides the complex and ominous background drone.


The lyrics are about a future in which climate collapse has made the earth uninhabitable and those who can afford it are "jumping ship" into an uncertain future involving a space journey to (hopefully) a different planet. I attempt to think what it must feel like to be leaving the earth into the blackness of space, never to see it again, and in the full knowledge that no-one really knows if anyone will survive that journey or if there is anywhere to go to. The chaotic last section might be the moment of take-off.


from Spin Dynamics, released July 9, 2010
composition: Malcolm Levitt and Peter Wilkinson
arrangement: Burglars of the Heart
Peter Wilkinson: voice and guitar
Malcolm Levitt: guitar
Filippo Fazi: bass
Esme Ireson: drumkit
Maria Vedanayagam: voice




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