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The Clearmountain Pause

by Black Oak

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The Clearmountain Pause was recorded in July of 2016. The band was asked by the 27 Tapes video recording project to participate in a session. For this 27 Tapes founder Wouter Budé invited the band to come and record at his Moon Studio.
Black Oak wrote a new song with the title The Clearmountain Pause, a reference to producer Bob Clearmountain, who is known for inserting pauses in songs for dramatic effect. And wouldn't you know it, Black Oak inserted such a pause into thee new song.


The Clearmountain Pause

It clouds up
Like blood in the dust
Clotted as the night's promise

Most days, I forget
These stolen moments
Under a waning sun
Lying in wait

They float up like
Bones from the sea
Old molds
Dying in a reverie

Sometimes in the clear light
I become untied
The earth dives into the sun's fire
The horizon folds

Torn and
Jutting out
I'll rise up
Like the earth's crust

Most days, I forget
The cause of my regrets
Under the waning sun
Lying in wait

Sometimes in the clear light
I become untied
The earth dives into the sun's fire
The horizon folds


released December 2, 2016
Music & lyrics by Geert van der Velde, Thijs Kuijken
Artwork by Ylja Band

Performed by:

Geert van der Velde: electric guitar, vocals, harmonies
Thijs Kuijken: nylon string guitar, vocals, harmonies
Dave Mollen: bass guitar
Jorn Kortooms: drums

Recorded by Wouter Budé @ Moon Studio
Mixed and mastered by Wessel Oltheten @ Spoor 14

The music was recorded live in 1 take with no post-production edits.
The vocals and harmonies were recorded separately.


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Black Oak is a band from the Netherlands formed by Geert van der Velde (The Black Atlantic) and Thijs Kuijken (I am Oak).

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