SPIRITUS

by Home Body

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1.
Sketch 06:24
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
2.
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
3.
DNA 04:05
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
4.
White Hands 04:21
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
5.
Comet 03:30
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
6.
Lightning 06:07
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
7.
Undertow 03:14
(instrumental)
8.
Soft Stuff 04:48
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

about

"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

credits

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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