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K69996ROMA​:​EP

by Nick Hudson

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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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We Darken Horses A necessity A candle woven in water A base rate A discharge A gentleman’s agreement A bird of paradise A foxtrot A study in carnage A broken nightmare jammed on repeat A furtive signal In the shadow of a stabbing Asserting virtue A message from our sponsor I before U except after he A premature ejaculation at Orly terminal 5 Sortie Ausgang At night you smile like a desert Rubber bands in your mouth Playing your platitudes like a jews harp We darken horses In our time which is free A furtive virtue Never hurt you Behind the bike sheds Of Orly Terminal 5 Could we just slowly erode in this configuration? A broken nightmare jammed on repeat I before you. I am a citizen of death. And as I blank you in life Caught between pages of a grimoire thick with design. A place of infidelity and light A blood sport, a necessity A candle woven in water A bird of paradise, a foxtrot A study in carnage We darken horses In our time which is free A furtive virtue Never hurt you Behind the bike sheds Of Orly Terminal 5
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Asymmetric: A Forgery I will rest in your lap until the fires run dry Until the rain collapses in a heap Until the grasses flower with black bands And the skies are succulent with snakes And your arrows take the form of driftwood Until your inner peace is assured. You will wake and I’ll be dead. When sugar ices my bones I will satellite As an allergen, an ever-present afterthought. Flour on your lapel, pollen on your breath, A stain on your wedding ring, A typo in your mortgage deeds, Your pet virus substantiating forgery, You will wake and I’ll be dead.
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The Florist 02:30
The Florist I walked aimlessly, my spirit darkened, Fatigued inside and out. I came across a flower shop. My soul's disquiet stood out. My malaise it was suspended As I marveled in alarm At the variegated elegance Of Nature's present forms. So I burned the shop down With me in it And in the form of ash I became so indistinct From the beauty that I had dashed.

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K69996ROMA:EP - Nick Hudson

All tracks written by Nick Hudson except for 5 written by Robert Wyatt and Hugh Hopper and track 8 written by Nick Hudson and Kianna Blue.

All tracks produced, performed and mixed by Nick Hudson. Keys and synth on 8 by Kianna Blue. Strings on 1 by Lizzy Carey. Score transcription by Kianna Blue. Voice of Anna Magnani on 1: Juliet Russell.

Track 1 taken from Font Of Human Fractures
Tracks 2,3,4,6,8 mastered by K M Abrams
Tracks 1,5,7 mastered by Paul Pascoe
Artwork by Julian Kenning.

The Ballad Of K69996 Roma video directed by Adrian Goycoolea.
Dedicated to Pier Paolo Pasolini, Antonin Artaud, Robert Wilson, Nico, Chris Marker, James Jacob Chambers, Nicolas Flamel, Robert Wyatt and Alfie Benge, Pierre Guyotat, Roland Topor, and to the kindly gentleman who lent us a jump lead after our car battery died having trespassed the wasteland of Ostia,

Thank you to Adrian Goycoolea, Kianna Blue, Robert Wyatt, Dave Larder, Fiona Handcock, Maj Saleh, the monks at Quarr Abbey.

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released September 15, 2021

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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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