Synesthesia

by General Mumble

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about

Being my first full-length album with all songs (except one) containing vocals, Synesthesia is an enormous landmark for my music-making journey. It's been in the works on-and-off for nearly two years as of release date, and captures many many emotions good and bad experienced over that time (though some songs are about simpler matters, such as "Wasting My Time", which is about the fact that the album took so long).

The album is my proudest musical achievement to date (perhaps alongside Ariah's "Voyager"), and is one of the biggest achievements of my life so far, and I very much hope you enjoy it.

"What is 'Synesthesia' anyway?"
Synesthesia (also spelled synæsthesia or synaesthesia, from the ancient Greek σύν [syn], "together", and αἴσθησις [aisthēsis], "sensation") is a neurological phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to automatic, involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. People who report such experiences are known as synesthetes.
Read more here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

I myself am a synesthete. In basic terms, I perceive all numbers and letters with their own colours and location in space. Example: the artwork for this album is a slightly simplified version of how a year looks to me, starting with January at the bottom, and continuing clockwise each month with its own colour (though the shapes used are more refined to keep the artwork tidy). My minds eye is almost always displaying this image, with myself at the corresponding location to whatever time of year it is.
Another form of synesthesia I experience is "chromesthesia", in which sounds are perceived as colours and/or shapes such as colourful waveforms or other abstract geometries.

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released 16 April 2014

All music written, performed, mixed, blah blah by General Mumble, except:
"Wicked Game": written by Chris Isaak
"Another Drop In The Ocean" written by whoever wrote the One-Hour-Compo theme this song was originally submitted for
"Wasting My Time" written and performed by General Mumble and ʝennifur
"Hurry Up" written and performed by General Mumble and Ariah
"Voecus Coeruleus" performed by General Mumble and ʝennifur

Artwork by poowis.deviantart.com

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When not preparing tea, I'm running the Mumble Etc. project - a kind of one-man record label. All the names listed above are characters in my head that make the music in my head.

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Track Name: Ride
Did you read the warning, did you see the sign?
"Keep your hands and feet inside at all times"
Going down, going up, have you had enough?
You'll be throwing up before it even gets rough

Together we ride
Until the end of time
Might not make it out alive
But why would you want to? (why would you want to?)

Did you read the warning for the final climb?
There's no getting out, no, not this time.

Going down, going up, have you had enough?
You'll be throwing up before it even gets rough

Together we ride
Until the end of time
Might not make it out alive
But why would you want to?

Together we ride
Until the end of time
Might not make it out alive
But why would you want to? (Why would you want to?)
Track Name: How You Set Me On Fire
I see you've come
Visiting
Praying upon a favour
Do come in

I see you've come
In the dead of night
Preying upon your neighbour
Set me alight

When the Sun goes down
When all else has drowned
I'll take you down
And you can see how you set me on fire

When the Sun goes down
When all else has drowned
I'll take you down
When the Sun goes down
When all else has drowned
I'll take you down
And you can see how you set me on fire

(When the Sun goes down
When all else has drowned
I'll take you down
And you can see how you set me on fire)
Track Name: Now or Never
Do you ever look at the heavens?
Do you ever feel your life is going too fast?
If it were now or never
Would you lose it all to bring back the past?

Do you ever look at the heavens?
Do you ever feel your life is going too fast?
If it were now or never
Would you lose it all to bring back the

Memories of the past
Would you take a fresh start?
Hope they never leave like the last
Would you keep the same heart?

Memories of the past
Hope they never leave like the last

Memories of the past
Would you take a fresh start?
Hope they never leave like the last
Would you keep the same heart?

Memories of the past
Would you take a fresh start?
Hope they never leave like the last
Would you keep the same heart?

Do you ever look at the heavens?
Do you ever feel your life is going too fast...?
Track Name: Wicked Game
The world was on fire
No one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do

And I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you

No I don't wanna fall in love
(This girl is only gonna break your heart)
And I don't wanna fall in love
(This girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you

What a wicked game you play
To make me feel this
What a wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you

What a wicked thing to say
You never felt this way
What a wicked thing to do
To let me dream of you

And I don't wanna fall in love
(This girl is only gonna break your heart)
And I don't wanna fall in love
(This girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you

The world was on fire
No one could save me but you
It's strange what desire will make foolish people do

And I never dreamed that I'd love somebody like you
And I never dreamed that I'd lose somebody like you, no

And I don't wanna fall in love
(This girl is only gonna break your heart)
And I don't wanna fall in love
(This girl is only gonna break your heart)
With you

And I, no I

And nobody loves no one
Track Name: Free or Fall
Can you get through to me?
This is all new to me
Stuck in a place where I can't be found

Should you get through to me
What would you do to me?
The world above us can't hear a sound

Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)

Fall into here

Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)

And I will fall
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

And I will fall
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)
Fall into here
(There's nothing to fear)

And I will fall
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

And I will fall (Fall into here)
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall (Fall into here)
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

And I will fall (Fall into here)
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall...
Track Name: Free For All
And I will fall
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

And I will fall (Fall into here)
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall (Fall into here)
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

And I will fall...

What will it take to understand that through it all...

Whatever I do I won't fall into you
This is now a free-for-all
Whatever I do I won't fall into you
This is now a free-for-all

Empty me behind nine by letting my heart shine
The eraser that plays you
Empty me behind nine by letting my heart shine
Just don't erase me too

And I will fall...

Whatever I do I won't fall into you
This is now a free-for-all
Whatever I do I won't fall into you
This is now a free-for-all

Whatever I do I won't fall into you
This is now a free-for-all
Whatever I do I won't fall into you
This is now a free-for-all

And I will fall
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

And I will fall (Fall into here)
What will it take to understand that through it
All you have to do is take my hand
And we will fall (Fall into here)
And plant seeds where we land
But after all
You have the choice of stone or sand

And I will fall...

And I will fall...
Track Name: Underwater
Underwater
Underwater
Underwater

Sealed in tight
Take you for a ride
Lose sight of the Sun
Become one with the tide

Underwater
Underwater
Underwater

Hold your breath
You ain't seen nothing yet
Dripping wet
You'll soon be out of your depth
(If you're not already dead)

Underwater
Underwater
Underwater

Please come down
It'd be a shame not to see you around
Please come down
It'd be a shame not to see you drown
(If you're not already dead)

Please come down
It'd be a shame not to see you around
Please come down
It'd be a shame not to see you drown
(If you're not already dead)

Underwater
Underwater
Underwater

Sealed in tight (please come down)
Take you for a ride (underwater)
It'd be a shame not to see you around
Please come down (underwater) (underwater)
It'd be a shame not to see you drown (underwater)
(If you're not already dead)

Underwater
Underwater
Underwater

Underwater
Underwater
Underwater

It'd be a shame not to see you drown
Track Name: Another Drop In The Ocean
You're awash in a sea of a emotion
The ebb and flow pulling you simultaneously towards happiness and grief
As you finally wash ashore, you're confronted with nothingness
You've lost your grip
There's no foundation to build upon
Your perspective has been torn asunder as you struggle to identify what you even are
Track Name: Saturate (In The Grey)
You don't have to be afraid
I just got scared and ran away
Be back with you again some day
I just need you to show me the way

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh.

What's day is night and night is day
Can't go outside it's not the same
Please let me in from the rain
Let me in I'm cold and afraid

In the grey

In the grey

Ooh, ahh, etc.

In the grey

More oohs and ahhs

You don't have to be afraid
I just got scared and ran away
Be back with you again some day
I just need you to show me the way

What's day is night and night is day
Can't go outside it's not the same
Please let me in from the rain
Let me in I'm cold and afraid

Ooh ahh etc.
Track Name: Wasting My Time (feat. ʝennifur)
If I sing to you gently am I wasting my time?
Would you even remember this rhyme of mine?

If I sing to you gently am I wasting your time?
Would you even remember this rhyme of mine?

I'm wasting my time
I'm wasting your time

Just let me tell you the story, let me sing you this line
It took a year, six months and forty bottles of wine

Just let me tell you the story, let me sing you this line
It took a year, six months and forty bottles of wine

Wasting my time
Wasting my time

I'm wasting my time
I'm wasting your time

I'm wasting my time
I'm wasting your time
Track Name: Hurry Up (feat. Ariah)
Fresh land
Excitement
Leave behind...

Stop, think, listen
Pay your mind some time

Take over, long gone
Hurry up, go wrong
Take over, long gone
Taking too long

Fresh land
Excitement
Leave behind...

Stop, think, listen
Pay your mind some time

Take over, long gone
Hurry up, go wrong
Take over, long gone
Taking too long

Take over long gone
Taking too long...

You have the power within you
To rebuild you...
To destroy you...

You have the power within you
To rebuild you...
To destroy you...

To destroy you...