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Danny Schmidt--Parables & Primes
Danny Schmidt--Parables & Primes

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The thing to me that these songs share is . . . well, they share two things, actually:

1) They're written metaphorically and symbolically and in allegory and in parable. There are very few moments on this album that, if you can take them literally at all, don't represent something else, also. They're not all story songs, but I think they all pay homage, at least, to the sneaky power of story telling -- that a sharp-fanged truth might better sneak into the house wearing a pretty red hood.

2) They deal with deep-down-in-your-marrow sort of primal themes. They, for the most part, speak to love and loneliness and mortality and health and hunger and the dirty and the divine. These aren't toaster oven songs. These are more fire circle songs. More dirt floor than linoleum. The topics are really pretty basic. Indivisible level kinds of things. Primes, in my mind -- late at night, anyway.

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I've honestly never been able to figure out whether this song is ironic or not. Or whether or not it's melancholy. It's a weird song, I think. It's kind of a life cycle story. I love the loose groove of the drums and bass in this recording -- and the freewheeling trumpet, running anywhere it wants to in the forest.

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