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Hardware and Mayonnaise / with Grathy



 Genre: Experimental

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Poetry and Electronica

Lyrics and Voice: Mary McGrath (Grathy)
Music and production: Andreas Herrmann (Dirigent)
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Hardware and Mayonnaise
By Mary McGrath
Copyright 1980
“Trespassing Stoplights and Attitudes”
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In the kitchen,
Curses sizzle on the frying pan...
...She has to cook again.
Her anger spills all over the counter,
The vehemence shattering plates and glasses.

She sweeps her resentment into the trash,
Paying for this hardware
With scrubs,
And scalding,
While the faucet spits
Rust on her hands,
Eating through her fingers
To make them weep towards the drain.

She gathers these tears
To buy one new dress
Below the basement sale,
She she can go out with the girls.

He gallops over long-distance,
Cloaked in a cashmere promise.
She grips his reins
With ripped nails,
Stripping off her apron to run.
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Uploaded: Mar 30, 2009 - 03:42:04 PM
Last Updated: Mar 30, 2009 - 05:50:38 PM Last Played: Feb 16, 2019 - 10:12:49 AM
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jiguma said 3797 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
You sure do
work in a variety of genres Andreas.

Interesting backing track with fascinating words by MM.

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sloparts said 3797 days ago (March 30th, 2009)
Well this is different
I wasn't sure what to expect when I read the "Lyrics", but what I listened to was not what I expected. I like the poetry, and you very unusual backdrop for it seems to add to the anger and frustration in the words. I'd say this was very well done by both of you.

Kudos for experimentation and courage,

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dolby said 3796 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
This is unusual. Great quality to the voice. Love the metronymic drum beat in the background. The ambient stuff over the top is pretty strange, but helps with the general feeling of discombobulation.

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Reinholt56 said 3796 days ago (March 31st, 2009)
Hi Guys......
It's a great song. Everything is worked together very well.

Great production.

I'm glad that I had a stop by/listen.

Take care.

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Calchas said 3795 days ago (April 1st, 2009)
Somebody's having a rotten day!

Great reading by Grathy. Ominous sounding background...Very appropos!

Be well friends!
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LunaTrick said 3793 days ago (April 2nd, 2009)
Great stuff Andreas
very creative!
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Henke said 3791 days ago (April 5th, 2009)
Some haunting music here, in part reminding me of Tangerine Dream (early days, of course). The poetry is very good and well spoken. I just wonder if it doesn't come out a little bit too fast? OK, the rapid flow goes with the content, but as a (foreign(?)) listener I don't quite get the chance to ponder what this is about, until it's over. So maybe some short pauses put in a couple of places would help. But again, this is more of a question mark than a "nit"...

Thanks for sharing!

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chikoppi said 3786 days ago (April 9th, 2009)
Dig it!
Love the soundscape. It might be interesting to chop the vocals a little bit and play with some effects to better embed them in the song.
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Name: Andreas Herrmann
Location: Munich Bavaria Germany
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Born 1963 in Munich, Germany. I've been working as a freelancing musician since 1980 and as honorary professor of choral conducting since 1995. At the University I'm teaching choral conductors, church musicians and composers, especially composers who... [see more]

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Experimental music is any music that challenges the commonly accepted notions of what music is. There is an overlap with avant-garde music. John Cage was a pioneer in experimental music and defined and gave credibility to the form. As with other edge

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