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Font Of Human Fractures

by Nick Hudson

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Levrikon A beautiful, haunting goth album with a strong experimental bent. This is the type of music that would sound good played in a cathedral. Favorite track: There Is No Such Thing As You.
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romanticrationalist This album is an immersive soundscape of mood and emotion that carries you away. It is both cathartic and disarming, serene and thoughtful, hypnotic and bracing. I love Nick Hudson's experimental style! His music is unlike anything I have heard before. Favorite track: Come Back When There's Nothing Left.
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1.
Surkov's Dream Too harsh a climate for crime. White on white in the shallow graveyard. It is never dark in paradise, The font of human fractures. A laughing matter of life and death. Sound is like water - It comes out wherever it can. Slowly his emotions began to return And the first was sadness. Use your imagination To make up the dreams you forget - The glass book of the dream eaters. That which is in constant motion Contains all possible forms. I am my own ghost. I am my own secret police. I'm the ransom in your name In a parody of peace. And you've outstayed my welcome All of your questions leave marks. Alone, alone. My plans for out future - Silence but for stiffening sky. Anxiety is caught between vitrines Of past and future amber, Viewing the present ghost. The aspirations of the architects And the tenants were not the same. You are the smear of soot in my candle flame And I will avoid you like the second coming. I walk from here to there on a single breath. Memory is a rotten hologram. These hands will be the death of me - These hands in my mouth, Excavating power. I am my own ghost. I am my own secret police. I'm the ransom in your name In a parody of peace. And you've outstayed my welcome All of your questions leave marks. Alone, alone.
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Voyeurs Who Offer Nothing I know I'm not enough for you But I'm too much for me. Gravity always brings me to your shoulder. That murder weapon hidden in your chest - The last place any sane man would have guess. That murder weapon hidden in your chest Will never give me any rest. We kissed above the sound of bombs That echoed in a thousand songs. Are you the devil in disguise as An angel who denies himself love.
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Matryoshka 02:34
Matryoshka I looked in the mirror; Saw the body of a teenager under my bed. Inside my head it's my body instead. When you call me out, why do you call me back? Why do you call me back? There's flesh on that blade And blood on that shade And skin at my feet But I'm still incomplete. I'm tired of praying for pain And being surprised when I'm hurt again. Once you magnetised the blood in my veins But I don't love you anymore
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Tokyo Nights 02:46
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The Ballad Of K69996 Roma Oh igneous father Here I lie  Embroidered in fire Ten lives high  Smoke hangs in question marks  Torn from Petrolio Pages like ravens  Scented with gasoline  Wrung from your form  And its cravings and its rages  White leather singeing and Searing; glass breaking; All blackened is my gearing  November 2nd, 1975 The last time anyone ever saw you alive. A prayer to my mother  Here I waste  Shrouded in fire  Sore and debased  Study now closely The acts of Pelosi - Confession commissioned. A twice paid-for youth, Bought for two different truths  One fusion, one fission  At my worst I’m a hearse  A stoic silver curse  An enabler wading in sleep. Via Sant Igino Papa Here I sleep Enamelled in history, Ten lives deep.
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Come Back When There's Nothing Left Don't blame bad magic. It's only as bad as you. Come back when you've worked it through. Don't blame old nature. You're part of nature too. Come back when you feel that's true. Don't blame the sunset, That mirror in your eyes Where sails a truth capsized. Don't blame the old gods. They're in your DNA. Come back when you've found the way. Don't blame the silence. That's not why you're bereft. Come back when there's nothing left. You'll grow You'll grow You'll grow
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Dambala 08:05
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End Credits 02:30

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released April 30, 2021

Nick Hudson

Font Of Human Fractures

Surkov's Dream
Voyeurs Who Offer Nothing
Matryoshka
Tokyo Nights
The Ballad Of K69996 Roma
Teenage Hudson Summons Epona
Come Back When There's Nothing Left
There Is No Such Thing As You
Dambala
End Credits

Nick Hudson - piano, voices, vibraphone, programming, analogue synthesizer, tape manipulation, MIDI church organ, samples. hammond organ
Lizzy Carey - violins
Kianna Blue - bass on Come Back When There's Nothing Left, synth on Dambala
Toby Driver - vocal on Come Back When There's Nothing Left
Juliet Russell - voice of Anna Magnani on The Ballad Of K69996 Roma
Ash Babb - drums on Dambala
Guy Brice - guitar on Dambala
Tokyo Nights written by Penelope Hudson and John Darrell.

Dambala written by Exuma

Teenage Hudson Summons Epona written, performed and produced by Nick Hudson aged 16.
Come Back When There's Nothing Left dedicated to and inspired by Clive Barker.
String arrangements by Nick Hudson. Transcription assistance by Kianna Blue.

Produced and mixed by Nick Hudson at The Lament Configuration.
Piano engineered by Paul Pascoe at Church Road Studios.
Strings engineered by Forbes Coleman at Audiobeach Studios.
Vibraphone recorded at Brighton University by Nick Hudson, c/o Wolfgang Dubieniec.
Juliet Russell recorded at St Mary's Church, Kemptown, by Nick Hudson.

Other vocals recorded at St Mary's Church, Kemptown, by Nick Hudson
Dambala music recorded at Church Road Studios by Paul Pascoe.
Mastered to analogue tape and for vinyl by Paul Pascoe at Church Road Studios.

Artwork/layout by Ash Babb - www.babbshouse.com
Photography by Nick Hudson and Wolfgang Dubieniec.
Inner sleeve photography - stills from the shoot of Derek Jarman's The Angelic Conversation taken by and used with the kind permission of James Mackay.

Thank you to Mark and Gina Hudson, Mark Walter, Gillian Rodgers, Tobias Messerli, James Mackay, Ash Babb, Wolfgang Dubieniec, Katherine Prior, Kaye Inglis, Nikolay Stoykov, Cvetan, Simon Marples, Adrian Goycoolea, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Dario Argento, William Friedkin, Fiona Handcock, Ewan Morrison, Help Musicians, Toby Driver, Bandcamp, James Papademetrie, Shauna McLarnon. Elisabeth Elektra, Ruth Sullivan.

Dedicated to Alexei Mikhailov, Will Cameron, and to Kira, the feminine principle joining us by twin suns in better futures xoo

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Nick Hudson Brighton, UK

Nick Hudson is a composer/artist based in the UK.

In April 2021 Nick released his first solo album in five years - Font Of Human Fractures - to glowing reviews from The Quietus and Libération.

"There isn’t really anyone making music like Nick Hudson” - The Quietus

“Genius” - BBC Introducing

“Scott Walker channeling Coil” - Mojo

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