Vulcanicity!

by Bonbon Experiment

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Vulcanicity! came out of a desire to write and record a number of new songs quickly. The album I had been working on in 2015 still wasn't finished, and so I decided the best thing to do was to park that project for a while, and quickly record some new songs. Beginning in the middle of February and completed six weeks later, the 9 songs here all use just the Yamaha Portasound that I've had for 20 years, creating a simple recording process. A mix of more esoteric, experimental tracks and some out-and-out pop songs, Vulcanicity! is a bright, lively 38 minutes of new material. Download and get a cover and lyric sheet.

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released March 26, 2016

Words and music by Adrian Slatcher

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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" a new EP "Test Pressing #1" is also available.

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Track Name: The Girl with the Caramel Eyes
Never had a sweet tooth
That’s the bitter truth
Turned away a dozen loves
In my long lost youth

Too serious for confectionary,
I rarely got a taste
Regretted in a hurry
Repented in haste

I wouldn’t have expected
My tastes now to alter
But when the light caught your hair
My resolve would falter

Even a sour flavour
Might turn sweet some day
You turned in my direction
And smiled at me that way

Oh, oh what a surprise
I’m in love with
The Girl with the Caramel Eyes
Oh, oh what a surprise
I’m in love with
The Girl with the Caramel Eyes

By the time we met
It no longer seemed strange
How things that were set
Could suddenly change

Memories are false
Excuses are not reasons
Love sweeps all away
Abandons the seasons

Oh, oh what a surprise
I’m in love with
The Girl with the Caramel Eyes
Oh, oh what a surprise
I’m in love with
The Girl with the Caramel Eyes

African sun
And European skies
You brought me A truth
After a life of lies

By the time I blinked
I had seen enough
One minute I was lonely
The next in love

Oh, oh what a surprise
I’m in love with
The Girl with the Caramel Eyes
Oh, oh what a surprise
I’m in love with
The Girl with the Caramel Eyes
Track Name: The Whisper Boys
They called us the whisper boys
because we never made much noise
we danced as if at the hip
kissed each other on the lips

We made such plans that time
knew it would be sublime
by the time I saw you next
all our dreams were wrecked

Hey, Leo, where did you go that night?
how was the darkness looking when I switched off the light?
Hey Leo, taking it to to the edge
what were you thinking of as you walked the narrow ledge?

They called us the whisper boys
cos we never made much noise
all the girls were there
running fingers through our hair

We’d run to the city lights
magic sounds and endless nights
by the time our dream was close
you’d took that overdose

Hey, Leo, where did you go that night?
how was the darkness looking when I switched off the light?
Hey Leo, taking it to to the edge
what were you thinking of as you walked the narrow ledge?
Track Name: Threshold Horizon
By the time I was twenty
Tried drugs didn’t work out

By the time I was thirty
Tried love didn’t work out

By the time I was forty
Tried work didn’t work out

By the time I was fifty
Tried death didn’t work out

By the time I was twenty
Tried drugs didn’t work out

By the time I was thirty
Tried love didn’t work out

By the time I was forty
Tried work didn’t work out

By the time I was fifty
Tried death didn’t work out


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I was alone in the universe
When I beheld the threshold horizon
Beyond which all of infinity spans
And I will take myself away
Into the dreams of reverie
I will let the universe hold me
And in its embrace I am no longer lonely
I will let the universe hold me
Track Name: By Night They Must Be Gone
By Night They Must Be Gone 3:44

By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
I will go no further
I will go no further
I must protect my family
Must protect my family
Outside there will be murder
Outside there will be murder
By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
Let them stay till morning
Let them stay till morning
Here there is no sanctuary
Here there is no sanctuary
Lord please forgive us
Lord please forgive us
By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
I will go no further
I will go no further
This is not my conflict
This is not my conflict
Outside will be murder
Outside will be murder
By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
By night they must be gone
Track Name: Loading up the Bays
I was floating
and I was noting down the days
You were goading me
whilst I was loading up the bays

It said that dreams begin in silence
my dreams began in noise
I shut myself off from the violence
because the dreams were my choice

How do you think the things you want get to you?
How do you think the world comes to your hand?
There’s a man in a factory five hundred miles away
And he at least tries to understand

You were sat there counting money
In your house in the countryside
Don’t you think its quite funny
How you never look outside?

I dream of being a bird in flight
I dream of being up in the air
I dream of coming to you in the night
Did you ever think I’d be your nightmare?

I was floating
and I was noting down the days
You were goading me
whilst I was loading up the bays
Track Name: Canal Pusher
Canal Pusher-pusher
Canal Pusher-pusher.....
Track Name: Prettier Than
The sun rise in Siena
Night lights on the ocean
Sweet lambs on the hillside
Colours of the rainbow
Renoirs in the gallery
Kate Moss on the catwalk
Smoked salmon at the banquet
Cartier ring of diamonds

The sun rise in Siena
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Night lights on the ocean
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Sweet lambs on the hillside
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Colours of the rainbow
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Renoirs in the gallery
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Kate Moss on the catwalk
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Smoked salmon at the banquet
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Cartier ring of diamonds
You’re prettier than, prettier than
Track Name: Standing Water
By the time you read this we will all be gone
And the legacy will come too late
The poets have lost their will to write
And monsters will roam the land
Empires collapse when the walls are secure
But the foundations underfoot
Are built of mud and sand
And wind turns all to dust

You know there’s no way back
When you’re stood in the standing water
Seas have risen and the sky is black
You’re stood in the standing water

We look to a time when we still had a chance
And the reversal could still take place
But the bankers and leaders looked the other way
And we’re no longer in the race
The rivers rise and the mountains roar
And we race to our gated homes
And the dust that you build your lies upon
Is blown away in the storm

You know there’s no way back
When you’re stood in the standing water
seas have risen and the sky is black
you’re stood in the standing water

All the temples you worshipped at
Won’t keep you from the storm
The best you can hope for is the forest cover
But you cut down the trees for oil
When the waters come they will not cease
Until the world is clean
By the end of the very last day
Will you regret the way you’ve been?

You know there’s no way back
When you’re stood in the standing water
seas have risen and the sky is black
you’re stood in the standing water