Par Crone

by The Luck of Eden Hall

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    The Luck of Eden Hall pillar Curvey’s ’space rock’ album, Par Crone, sees the light of day for its 15th anniversary. Recorded in Chicago, Par Crone is a tasty, crunchy time capsule nugget not only for ’97, but for fans of The Luck of Eden Hall. Par Crone’s self-titled isn’t a dry run for LOEH; it’s a complete platter birthed from Curvey’s brain and fingers that stands on its own, but is also a link in the LOEH chain. Where LOEH layers the psych frosting on the rock, Par Crone puts a little more weight on the rock, but the ‘popped psychedelic rock and rollisms’ are still there. Curvey’s pop savvy is all over Par Crone, this time in a bit tougher, glossier exterior; a bit stadium rock, think a bit prime Cheap Tricky like guitar on stun and whole lot of riffs. Par Crone certainly sounds of its time with the crunch and the production, but the hooks are there and in true Curvey fashion, they’re sweet, rocking, free of cynicism and stick to your ribs. LOEH isn’t disposable in their confections, and neither was Par Crone; the sugar intake, and exhaust, never reaches overdose either. Some of the synths and laser-beam flashes may lock Par Crone to its release date, but a little time travel goes a long way and 15 years later much of it sounds like a breath of fresh air. -Mr. Atavist, Sunrise Ocean Bender

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1.
05:53
Sun: My golden eyes are melting Flow down in streams to see My ears can hear the Ocean But not the sounds you speak Astronauts: Blasting through the atmosphere of Earth Aboard the Icarus we come Spinning dials on instruments of light We climb, speeding towards the Sun Liquifying haul, evaporate in sparkling miracles Sun: Hey! Will you ever come again? I feel my heart's cracked open What's spoiled's for now set free My lungs have filled with liquid Flow down in streams to Sea Astronauts: Blasting through the atmosphere Aboard the Icarus we come Spinning dials on instruments of light We Climb, speeding towards the Sun Liquifying haul, evaporate in sparkling miracles Sun: Hey! Will you ever come again?
2.
02:49
Hey, will you take some tea with me Maybe we'll wash your little fears away We'll have it super 8 this time You will be in another frame of mine We'll face the camera towards the Sun And then over expose everyone Then you can paint your body too And we'll have everybody watching you Don't filter out the very light That can help to make you feel alright All colors blend to make pure white Now in a flash good things have begun Take a piece of cake for what you've done Set your speed and your F stop too And then develop into something new
3.
03:59
I can see you I can see the way you roll your eyes across the floor I can see you With an X-ray gaze I'll show you what you really like I don't care. You can pull your hair 'til you cross your eyes Don't you know I will really try to hypnotize you again Can you hear me? Does this magic box still tell you things that you want to know Can you hear me? Do the static senses tickle, my darling dear? I can show you everything With no watch and chain You finally came That's okay I'm the Lord of all unseen Such a little thing To see what I mean That's okay When we take a ride upon the wheel Then we splash down right in the Gulf of Mexico
4.
Liquid velvet angel As white as Mr. Moon I think my lunar module's crashed on you Standing in the doorway The doorway to the Sun The Sun is on your shoulder On your shoulder My head started twirling around When she said I was her sunny girlfriend Still no way to hold you You run right through my hands I'd keep you in a capsule And drink you down Descending towards the surface The jelly underneath I cracked in two And you poured out like diamonds
5.
06:56
Opening day You're such a fine disarray The stage was set to be inviting But the actor's away He's off to see the world round In some mechanical invention That floats high off the ground Time to climb Meter checks out fine Up away! I'm ten miles over you Breathe in deep now The coast is clear my angel As I dreamed A change of scenes A techno colored transistor projection On you Put these in place And don't you dare leave a trace That lovely signature of yours Was smeared all over my face And so I looked like a clown That's getting ready for the high wire Here up over the town What do you know? I made it here to the show And my direction indicator Had taken me way off course I think I could eat a horse Or maybe share a little popcorn Back behind the stage door's Installed a sonic device They say it's really scientific Filled with diodes and wires And vacuum tubes and the like It blasts electrical impulses And it's made All of you Obsolete What's your name? I can't hear It's way too loud
6.
05:08
She was soft and fare Warm as gold With daisies between her toes Follow where she goes Ophelia's charm she wears Smiles and Whispering songs of butterflies While getting high Sweet psychedelic flower floating on the wind Ophelia let me in Summer days enchanted Take me back there Strolling down by the riverside Petals drifting by She has eyes of offering Eyes believing Eyes are jewels of blue and green You see everything
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05:31
Sailing now Through pastoral waves This ship is all I own Would you like to drive Follow your eyes Solemn days You're finally at peace Adrift in solid space Headed for the home You'll never know Into the world there came a man A golden idol A change of seasons for the ones he hypnotized Why don't you close your eyes? Guided by Your starry blue eyes We're surely lost this time Could I be wrong It's been so long Darkened pitch As shrill as the night The crescent Moon will shine Through your stormy gown I see you now

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Par Crone started out as a solo effort by Curvey. When Northport Records offered to release the project, recording started with longtime friend Patrick Halliwell at Sparrow Sound Design. (Patrick's band The Proud featured Carlos Mendoza on drums.) Before the Par Crone album was finished the remaining members of TLOEH were buzzing to get the show on the road, hence the photo of the entire band on the inside sleeve, with Patrick joining on guitar. Sparrow and his wife Joanie had an amazing 16 track studio, complete with vintage ribbon microphones and the largest grand piano in the city, boasting the recordings of many Jazz masters. It was a beautiful place!

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released June 1, 1997

Produced and Engineered by Curvey and Patrick Halliwell. Recorded at Sparrow Sound Design. Mastered at Monsterdisc by Jay O'Rourke. Art by Curvey. Computer Graphics by Al Brandtner. Photo by M Candee Studios. All Songs c and p Straight Songs/G.Curvey BMI.

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The Luck of Eden Hall Chicago, Illinois

The Luck of Eden Hall has been on the music scene since the 1990s, and they are “Phenomenal!”, says Jim DeRogatis of the NPR show Sound Opinions. They have nearly a dozen sold out releases on the critically acclaimed Fruits de Mer record label in England and have been featured on the cover mount CD in Classic Rock magazine, as well as Prog, Shindig, Record Collector, and Goldmine. ... more

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