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STICKLIP

by Bec Plexus

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1.
think out loud and be proud your one sound to the now shift and move your ground and sound can you think out loud can you be so proud do you leave your sound can you be in the now
2.
waist high 04:04
waist high knee deep i know you base your beliefs by the book til it burns and you release your grip you'll need a sign could it be arithmetic could it be a science
3.
give me your heart i’ll keep it with mine i want your heart not just your heart give me your heart, and everything else, and everything else, except your mind i have your mind
4.
[] don’t know what [] feel [] don’t need friends [] don’t know what [] feel like [] gotta make steps [] don’t feel my body [] can’t touch my body [] am a sexual person [] gotta make steps busy making steps from A to B from A to better to C to D to E to F to G to H just a little bit more from A to J to better to X to Y to Z, but why, but where where am [] want to make a statement, but [] don’t know what kind of statement [] have my shoulders in my ears [] am so lucky [] gotta make steps [] don’t know [] don’t know [] haven’t felt for a while now [] gotta make steps busy making steps from A to B from A to better to C to D to E to F to G to H just a little bit more from A to J to better to X to Y to Z, but why, but where where am I
5.
time will tell you on Monday, mister Multi with the white olive oil and miss Reality with the brown plant disagreed about their choice of words when mister Multi mentioned he wished to live his life in love instead of fear, miss Reality expressed that she considered those words a cliché instead she preferred to say ‘open’ versus ‘closed’ it was a rather fearful and closed conversation then they realised every broken clock is also right two times a day where we are will show you then on Tuesday, mister Multi with the white olive oil and miss Reality with the brown plant agreed about their choice of words when mister Multi mentioned he wished to live his life in love instead of fear, miss Reality said “o! I would have said ‘open’ versus ‘closed’, but love instead of fear is pretty pretty too it was a rather loving and open conversation then they kept repeating themselves like a broken record broken clock
6.
William, you have acted too much the stranger It was only my message that brought you here You have become, I think, too wise or too backward, Inattentive, disagreeable... I climbed the ground over there to the highest rise And saw you Clearly riding, whistling to your hounds So I believe quite surely William, you have acted too much... (too much) William, you have clearly - you must have seen me, William So why then when hearing me, seeing me Did you not deign to come until I bade you? Now attentive, unconvincing... You climbed the ground over there to the highest rise And met me Clearly lying, whistling to your hounds So I believe, William, quite surely Anything is two things 1 Anyone is two William are you? Anything is two things Anyone is two William are you? “Close the door, Temperance.” dare I dare you? die, do...
7.
whisperlude 00:22
8.
i picked you up and laid you gently on the ground i saved you from future mistakes i picked you up when you were in darkness i waited so long to pick you up
9.
wanna get my take? i think you’re alright we deal in feelings we think alike intricate patterns shift in the dark we catch their meaning we call it art we run in parallel we’re synchronized birds of a feather two of a kind let’s merge our madness our hearts combined speaking the same words at the same time wanna be my mirror image? a perfect replica wanna be my mirror image? the two identical you heard the gossip about us two you saw it coming you always knew which one’s a double? which one is true? all scuffed and beat up a carbon copy torn from my skin you took my spirit you broke it in you traced my image but cut too close can’t tell the difference between us you wanna be my mirror image? a perfect replica wanna be my mirror image? the two identical a double crosser lurking in my mirror image there’s an answer in the glass a secret in the pane it’s been there since you first appeared it’s shouting through the frame which is left and which is right? the compass isn’t clear the moral code reads in reverse the letters backwards here is this our fate? to run in shadows cast by each other's light? the speed of light and vantage point to dictate who is right? take a chance, we’ll count to three and hammer through the glass we’ll see which side the fragments fall and let the judgement pass we’re through the glass now i turn to face you, you turn around my lips curve up while yours turn down do you think my smile controls your frown? can’t you see? i’ve always been your friend? i’ve always been your friend? so what am i to you? what am i to you? you’ll never be my mirror image a perfect replica never be my mirror image the two identical alternate counterfeit sticklip bull shit impersonator copypaster doppelgänger self-hater imitation replication simulation mirror image
10.
generals die in bed lucky spider, withered web whispered truths don’t live to tell devil fills the empty shell general’s withered web lucky spider dies in bed whispers fill the devils shell empty truths will live to tell break my heart hold my tongue - rainy pavement break my heart hold my tongue - public / private my flesh melts into dew withered spider, lucky web generals die in bed whispered truths don’t live to tell devil fills the empty shell break my heart hold my tongue - rainy pavement break my heart hold my tongue - public / private my flesh melts into dew devil fills the empty shell break my heart hold my tongue - rainy pavement break my heart hold my tongue - public / private
11.
waist high knee deep i know you base your beliefs by the book til it burns and you release your grip you'll need a sign could it be arithmetic could it be a science
12.
close to you 02:33
closer to you closer to you i want you close enough to be part of me close to you close to you close enough to feel i’m you closer still how i want to crawl into your skin

about

Introducing the wildly playful avant electronica of Amsterdam-based Bec Plexus, whose musical mantra is to invite and invert. Her meticulously structured debut recording STICKLIP wanders to unexpected places with each song serving as a channel for a secret to be revealed: an absurdist confessional booth in the “church” of Bec Plexus.

credits

released April 24, 2020

STICKLIP ALBUM CREDITS

composer // lyricist
Amy Beth Kirsten - 6
Arone Dyer - 2, 11
Bec Plexus - 4, 7
David T Little - 10
Molly Joyce - 1
Pascal Le Boeuf - 9
Richard Ayres - 3, 8, 12
Sanne Huijbregts - 5

arranger
Bec Plexus - 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12

performers
Arone Dyer // voice and synthesizers - 2
Bec Plexus // voice and synthesizers - 1, 2, 4, 6, 10 // voice - 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12
Bianca Gannon // gamelan percussion - 11
Ian Chang // drums - 9
JACK quartet // strings - 9
Kaylie Melville // percussion - 1, 10
Nick Martyn // drums - 3, 6, 8, 12
Tigue // percussion - 2
Tristan Renfrow // drums, percussion - 4, 5

producers
Allison Wright - 1, 10
Bec Plexus - all songs
David Chesworth - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12
Ian Chang - 9, 11
Pascal le Boeuf - 9
Rafiq Bhatia - 9, 11

engineers
Andy Taub // recording - 9: strings
Dave Darlington // mixing - 9
Jörn Nettingsmeier // recording - 4,5
Nathan Fox & Blake Hoffman // recording - 9: drums
Wouter Brandenburg // mastering - all songs


visual artist
Mees Joachim - promotional visuals, album art and logo

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Bec Plexus Amsterdam, Netherlands

composer // singer
to invite // to invert

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