Return of the Juno Six

by Bonbon Experiment

/
  • Streaming + Download

    Includes high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Paying supporters also get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app.

      name your price

     

1.
2.
3.
03:03
4.
5.
6.
02:33
7.
04:17
8.
9.

about

In 1986 I recorded my 2nd 4-track cassette “17 Schemes (of Dare & Folly)” which included a single mostly instrumental track “Complexities (Pts.1-6)” on its first side, backed with seven short vocal and instrumental tracks. 31 years later, I sat down with the Roland Juno 6, with the aim of recording another long, multi-part instrumental, this time called “Chimera (Pts. 1-8)”, the main difference being that this time I was recording digitally, and with an effects processor. Thinking about how I should “release” this I decided to go back to that earlier model, and accompany it with a series of short songs on the b-side, again all using the Juno, but this time enhanced a little via my Korg Monotribe, providing rhythm and accompanying analogue sounds.

This album was written and recorded in exactly a fortnight, from 30th July – 11th August 2017. The songs on side two are little more than demos in some ways, but have a sprightly innocence to them, which goes well with the long, ambient suite that’s begins this, my 34th album, “Return of the Juno Six”, subtitle: “More Songs of Dare & Folly.).

credits

released July 30, 2017

Words and Music by Adrian Slatcher

tags

license

about

Bonbon Experiment Manchester, UK

Bonbon Experiment is the main musical project of Adrian Slatcher. He records for the online label BDM Recordings (previously Brain Death Music). His latest album is "Traipses" and during 2016 he recorded the 3 "Test Pressing" e.p.s. A new album will be released in mid-2017. ... more

contact / help

Contact Bonbon Experiment

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Track Name: Eat Your Young
What you gonna say?
What you gonna say?
What you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
It’s not been your day
It’s not been your day
It’s up to you
It’s up to you

Eat your young
Eat your young
Before they grow old
Eat your young
Eat your young
Whilst they still do what they’re told

What you gonna do?
What you gonna do?
What you gonna say?
What you gonna say?
It’s up to you
It’s up to you
It’s the only way
It’s the only way

Eat your young
Eat your young
Before they grow old
Eat your young
Eat your young
Whilst they still do what they’re told
Track Name: Fragility
The streetlights glow with rain
The sun went down on our meeting
You had to catch your train
The time we had was far too fleeting
You put your hand to mine,
On the glass of the railway carriage,
A poet who doesn’t need words,
I was collateral damage.


Still the feelings strong
Much more than a Facebook LIKE
I kiss your lips
On the photo on my Skype
When would I / hold you again
Handle once more your fragility –
How could you/ forget my name
When other lovers / competed with me?

Why aren’t you
Why aren’t you
Why aren’t you able to love me?

Why aren’t you
Why aren’t you
Why aren’t you able to love me?
Track Name: My Idea of Fun
Statement: Narcissist found in possession of multiple photographs.
Torn love letters. Paid for sex. Understated psychological violence

My idea of lust
is playing with your trust

Statement: Fantasist rang forty times a day, left you messages. Turned up at your work place. Stole items of clothing which he used in games of self-gratification.

My idea of love
is playing with your glove

Statement: Attention seeker; psychological disorder; low self esteem; manipulative personality; undermines your every word and action

My idea of fun
is playing with your gun
Track Name: Scarecrows
I was a man born cursed
to not see his twentieth year
so the gipsy woman said
my ma wiped away her tears

She said you can’t beat fate
but you do not have to bend
to the weight of the world at your shoulder
even when you know the end

I lost ma in a fever
when I was just sixteen
she said promise me you’ll live your life
just like we’ve always dreamed

So I went out early
the world was mine to find
I told stories that captivated
even the weakest minds

It was her who loved me most
who pulled the silver sword
and as I lay dying I realised
all men are made of straw

Can you see the scarecrows
silhouetted against the sky?

Can you see the scarecrows
silhouetted against the sky?
Track Name: Rah Rah Rah
Before the victims are demonised
When the wreaths are laid
Machines are suddenly humanised
The skills we had will fade

By the side of the motorway
When all the cars have crashed
Don’t you think there’s another way
If only we were asked

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah

If the clock is ticking
Then someone’s charged the phone
The solar cells are connected to
The overseeing drones

I have come to you with the word of God
Spoke in machine code
So all you followers of the dial
come meet me on the road

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah

Burnt down the cathedrals last
After you’ve blanked the text
Take the placebo pills
So that you’re not next

Reverse engineer my paradox
Codify my darkest thoughts
The bears returning for Goldilocks
Are smarter than we thought

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah

Other kinds of madness
Are in every other song
Other kinds of madness
Are in every other song

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah

Rah Rah Rah
Rah Rah Rah
Track Name: Kathy Acker is a Friend of Mine
Kathy Acker is a friend of mine
I was going through a very bad time
Looking for a book that said
All modern literature wasn’t dead
I read Cities of the Red Night
By lonesome cowboy Bill
Then I found Kathy Acker
And I thought that she was brill

Kathy Acker is a friend of mine
she helped me through a troubled time
Empire of the senseless
And Blood and Guts
Great Expectations
And Young Lust
By the time I was nineteen
Kathy Acker was on my scene
Despite life being sometimes a bind
Kathy Acker is a friend of mine

Kathy Acker is a friend of mine
she’s a star that will last all time
I read about her in Elizabeth Young
thought it time someone wrote a song
I’ve never been to New York, but never mind
for Kathy Acker is a friend of mine
She died too young in Mexico
Why do the good ones have to go?
Track Name: Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain
Laughter Falls Like Rain etc.