SPIRITUS

by Home Body

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"It takes audacity to start a song with questions as big and unanswerable as “Where did we come from? Who are we really?” But for Western Massachsuetts duo Home Body, those kind of grand cosmic queries are totally natural, fitting snugly into music that digs deep and shoots for the stars. The soaring voice of Haley Morgan and the throbbing, hovering electronics of Eric Hnatow create songs that are always on the rise, grounded by cardiac beats but unafraid to fly into the sun.

On their ambitious second full-length record, Spiritus, Home Body ruminates on darkness, the light, and all the tiny intangible shifts that add up to transformation and change. Three years in the making, the self-produced album is lush with character and detail, displaying moments of ecstatic high energy melting into soft expansion, coaxed along by ghostly textured synths, momentum mounting, spirit settling. Romantic partners for over a decade and collaborators for almost as long, Morgan and Hnatow have been creatively telepathic for a while, and on Spiritus their innate connections produce songs in which every joint and muscle works in consort. “The pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices,” Morgan sings in “Lightning,” succinctly describing the duo’s tightly-knit music.

Home Body aren’t afraid to sprawl, though. Their live performances are often dizzying spectacles featuring a home-made light show and elements of modern dance. Spiritus may present only the audio portion of that two-person extravaganza, but in its wide arrangements, sharply-honed turns, and ever-ascending moods, Home Body’s music is as three dimensional as real life." - Marc Masters, 2019

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released April 26, 2019

All songs written, produced, and performed by Home Body

Home Body is Eric Hnatow (Korg MS2000, ESX--1, EA-1 and Nord Electro 5D) and Haley Morgan (vocals)

Vocals recorded with James Zaner at Sound Shuttle Studios, Boxford, MA, Andrew Oedel at Ghost Hit Recording, Holyoke, MA, and Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab, Easthampton, MA. All instruments & additional vocal tracking by Home Body at home in our sparkle room, Greenfield, MA
Mixed by James Zaner
Mastered by Sarah Register
Photography by Leah Dyjak
Album Art & Layout by Haley Morgan
© 2019 Home Body. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.

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Track Name: Sketch
From the west it flows
To the east I’m listening
From the south it came
And to the north it goes, north it goes, north it goes

From the bottom
I feel it all and
It is heavy but permeable
Subtle energy, subtle energies, subtle

From the bottom
I see it all and
It is heavy but permeable
Subtle energy, subtle energies, subtle

A vision!
It comes to me
It calls to me

From the bottom
I feel it all and
It is heavy but permeable
Subtle energy, subtle energies, subtle energy

I’ve got one hand out holding onto my past
I’ve got two feet pumping revving up on the gas
I’ve got one hand out holding onto my past
I’ve got two feet pumping revving up on the gas
I’ve got three on me

I can’t keep running away, I can’t keep running away
You can’t contain me here, you can’t contain me here

Gone under, gone under
I’ve got three on me
Track Name: Little Things
I was born chasing down mountains
Rosy cheeks and eyes for fountains
I saw dew turn into frost
And you too will turn into dust, and
We can, we can tip toe off
Or we can, we can run them off, and
Slide, slide

Little things are not so small you add em up and watch us fall down
Little things are not so small you add em up and watch us fall down
I’ll never be, I’ll never be, I’ll never be one
I’ll never be, I’ll never be, I’ll never be won
So let those loans rot
Let them eavesdrop
I’ll never be, I’ll never be, I’ll never be one

I cry where the rain dare not fall
I sigh where the wind dare not blow
I ride where the waves dare not roll
And I’ll die how I’ve never lived before


I’ll never be, I’ll never be, I’ll never be one
I’ll never be, I’ll never be, I’ll never be won
So let those loans rot
Let them eavesdrop
I’ll never be, I’ll never be, I’ll never be one
So let those loans rot
Let them eavesdrop
I’ll never be, I’ll never be, I’ll never be one

Little things are not so small you add us up and watch them fall down
Little things are not so small you add us up and watch them fall down
Track Name: DNA
We come from a long, long line of bodies
We wear their shadows behind closed eyes
Passing breaths, inheriting our heartbeats
I’ll be a good god, show me how

Not the first to pass on down the hallway
We time our time and then take a bow
How did you get through into the new you?
Well if you knew once then you’ll know now

What you feel
In your body / mind
Anything
Go ahead take your time
In between
Every day is the night
Oh, am I nothing without my blood?

More than fleshy cups we are the spring and
Our veins bring fresh taste to our tongues
Keep your water sweet but unpolluted
You’ll be a good god, I’ll show you how

And you’ll feel
Your body and mind
Everything
Matter and time
In between
Every day is the night

DNA TBD OK
Through and through another way okay,
DNA TBD OK
Through and through another way okay, ok, we’re ok
Track Name: White Hands
I’m grateful and astonished
I’m ashamed, I’ll try to be honest
Part suffocation and revolution
Part of the problem and part solution
I try to be
A little uncertain, most definitely

Sterilize me, I’m dirty!

My wounds are clean, my face is hot
Thought I knew better but I forgot
Where do you get your power?
Don’t wanna die, don’t wanna die
So why should you?

White hands hold me
White hands hold me, they hold me, they hold me down
Down

All sick in the head, eyes glued to the screen
We’re all so silent, I want to scream
What are you waiting for? What are you waiting for?
You are the cure!

White hands hold me, they hold me down
Wow wow wow wow ooh
Wow wow wow wow ooh
Track Name: Comet
Where did we come from who are we really
Where did we come from who are we really
Where did we come from who are we really
It’ll take a while, it might take a while cuz

Ours is a two headed streak bound across the sky
It’ll take a while, it might take a while but
Ours is a burning rock

Ahh, Ahh, Ahh, Ahh

Ours is a cosmic clock chiming on the hour
It might take a while, it’ll be back in a while and
Ours is a true test of love

Ahh, Ahh
Track Name: Lightning
Rub your eyes, rubber sighs, you tight thing
Loosen your ties, it’s what’s inside, you bright thing
You bright beam, taking a breath, watch it grow
The timing, the timing!
Heat from lightning, open your throat

And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices
And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices

And heat from lightning, the overflow
And heat from lightning, the undertow

And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices
And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices

Rub your thighs, thunder sighs, you tight thing
Open your skies, and harmonize, you bright thing
You bright beam, taking a breath, watch it grow
The timing, the timing!
Heat from lightning, open your throat

And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices
And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices

Hungry houses building palaces
Empty furnaces craving furniture

And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices
And pieces of the puzzle fit together like voices

Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah
Track Name: Undertow
(instrumental)
Track Name: Soft Stuff
My hands are still thawing out from holding up in the rain
That burning sensation calls my blood to flow back again
I've much to report but not much to say so
It's what's left, and not what's been left behind

I'll come with you
My pocket full of stones
Stacking piles and piles of
Reasons to go back home, and

I'll comfort you
With my valleys and soft stuff
stay with me, hearts crossed
run with me far enough
to get to where we we’re going, mm-mm

These pools are still drying out from filling up in the rain
Anticipation calls for holding you once again
You’ve much to report but not much to say so
It’s what’s left and not what’s been left behind

I’ll come with you
My baggage and my bones
Packing parts and part of pieces
to come back home, and

I’ll comfort you
With my hands and my soft stuff
Not what we thought but
it’s what we got so
i go, you go, we go together

Inside the same, the same
Softness rearranged

Inside the same, the same
Inside it’s all the same

And I’ll always love you
Yeah I’ll always love you
And I’ll run with you
And I’ll stand by you too

We’re melting
We’re gone and
Unnerving
It’s gone and
Unnerving
It’s gone and
We’re learning
We’re gone and
We’re learning
We’re gone and
Unnerving
It’s gone and
It’s done and
It’s good and
It’s done and
It’s good and
It’s good and
It’s good and

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