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The Signal: Retransmission

by Celestial Mechanic

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The Silent Voice Day has yielded our furrowed field; It’s not a night to pause, (yet here I stand) Looking down at a shattered moon’s cold sparks on the puddled earth. Such ephemeral forms! Each raised up by the homeless wind That moves on, unconcerned; To send them all a-scurrying back, To the One that gave them birth. See! Now her face is whole again! No sound. But then – I hear! (a silent voice?) Reflect, it saith; I’ve called them home; Embraced the busy shoal. Be calm. Be calm and know that all below Must spurn the world’s allure; Be calm so I can see my likeness mirrored in your Soul. Oh blinded age, Since we were taught in symbol and in dance, (could one but prize it) When the cyclic Earth our guru was; her broken rounds our learning. What say your books? T’is useless death when heaven’s breath the form no more sustains? Ah no, not death, the stillness says, but pilgrim son returning. © Alan Hughes
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The Signal: Retransmission
An EP

*The album 'CItizen Void' is now available on vinyl via the Utter label - LP + 7" + print + press release review insert - contains 'side 1' of the digital album + 'The Signal (Retransmission)'
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www.phonicarecords.com/product/celestial-mechanic-citizen-void-lp-pre-order-utter/173636

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u-t-t-e-r.bandcamp.com/merch/utter-10-celestial-mechanic-citizen-void-lp-7-inserts

For the US release of Rian Hughes' novel "XX", a 'Novel, Graphic', the key track from the 'Citizen Void' album has been reworked by the group into a 17-minute alternate transmission, re-threading elements from the album's other tracks into the narrative. This new EP also includes several tracks and themes created during the album sessions that have been resampled and reworked into new forms.

Rian Hughes' novel "XX" includes a review of a fictional album based on a mysterious signal of extraterrestrial origin. DJ Food and Saron Hughes were tasked with the job of taking this review and making the album a reality. In what may be a first, the review actually preceded the music.

"XX" is published by Picador (UK) August 20 2020, Overlook Press (US) November 10 2020.

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released November 6, 2020

Written and produced by Strictly Kev and Saron Hughes
The Signal: Retransmission features guitar by Peter Harris and the voice of Alan Hughes.
The Signal: Retransmission mixed by Jeff Knowler
Executive producer: Rian Hughes

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Celestial Mechanic London, UK

Rian Hughes' novel "XX" includes a review of a fictional album based on a mysterious signal of extraterrestrial origin. DJ Food and Saron Hughes were tasked with the job of taking this review and making the album a reality. In what may be a first, the review actually preceded the music. ... more

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