beaus in disarray ep

marxy
beaus in disarray
creation-centre
#ctr-ac

a six-song ep of new music available for free download at web label creation-centre in 192 kbps aac/m4a and 128 kbps mp3 formats

1. intro to
2. did you know exactly what i had
in mind?
3. the level one
4. several pieces
5. we won’t be sold (second verse)
6. my learned little princess
all songs written, produced, performed, and mixed by marxy (w. david marx)

except:

clarinet on 1 by hanada
female vocals on 2 by a’yen
organ on 5 by yancy
microwave sounds on 5 by microwave

1. intro to

Volume setting enthusiasts: please take into consideration the fact that the initial synthesized bass is the loudest single object on the following audio suite.

Take up arms and walk with pilgrims
To leave evil in our hind
Mauger lack of bold encumbrance
Victory our hearts shall find
– Non-traditional Episcopal hymn

H A R M o n i c s s c i n o M R A H

i could be wrong but the world is moving faster than yesterday.

And then… a stereo bridge to the Intro (to Rock/to Piano)

“Cotillion” (coming soon!)

Set your pace today by walking to the other side
And waltzing on the other side, she says to me
You dance like your were born in three-four time
And so I hold her tight (She is probably right)
I was never very good at foxtrotting anyway

2. did you know exactly what i had in mind?

did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?
did you know exactly what i had in mind?

3. the level one

Hennessy – Tennessee
astounded – confounded
irony – pity

“So don’t belong to what you’re not and roll out all hot on the town with the world in your crown while your beau’s in disarray.”

4. several pieces

a. Gulliver
b. Jennifer
1. soapbox chorus
c. Oliver
2. soapbox chorus

5. we won’t be sold (second verse)

Previously on Marxy:

Looking at the past (1)
but the past (1) we know has all be redacted (A)
They all overreacted (A)
And we’re still paying today (B)
History (C) has taught us that the world is always repeating (D)
The most self-defeating (D)
Trends of an earlier age (E)

Looking up (1) cause (1) is where we’re (A)
The light’s bent and (A)
And the colors are fading (B)
The (C) that brought us here was solved so we’re humbly (D)
Glory is (D)
As we exit the (E)

6. my learned little princess

樺美智子 (1937-1960)
(music David Marx c. 1997, revised lyrics Marxy 2004)

W. David MARX (Marxy)
November 27, 2006

Marxy wrote a lot of essays back on his old site Néomarxisme. This is one of them.

39 Responses

  1. Carl Says:

    Hot.

  2. Carl Says:

    So to be clear, 樺美智子 died during student protests of the America-Japan security treaty?

  3. lauren Says:

    Come on, Marxy, fix your type on that first song. Your hierarchy is confusing!

    But, graphic design issues aside, this is excitin’! Yay!

  4. marxy Says:

    Come on, Marxy, fix your type on that first song.

    ?

  5. alin Says:

    as i’m downloading in anticipation the image of a chilled out kurt cobain who’s watched all the oshima nagisa movies made before 1974 on the akashic records comes to mind.

  6. lauren Says:

    It just looks messy, what with things changing sizes and being in quotation marks and switching between left justified indented and centered. Everything on your page is always very clean looking and goes together nicely, but that section seems dissonant. It’s hard to figure out how all the information relates to each other. (I should clarify that there are no true errors like spelling mistakes or anything – it’s subjective and admittedly kind of picky.)

  7. Duffy Says:

    Personally, I liked how Marxy was busting a little “dissonance” on the typography.

    It.
    is (like)
    a

    po/
    em

  8. Your Humble Janitor Says:

    the typography is fine, looks nice even.

  9. dzima Says:

    Gosh, I must be a really big fan of Marxy; I downloaded this ep not only once but twice! (one copy is for the cat)

  10. Momus Says:

    For a moment I read the title as “Beards In Disarray” and thought he’d gone all “New Weird America” on us.

  11. trevor Says:

    the other day i was rocking (as in wearing) my “music related” t-shirt..
    and one of my clients thought it said “music retarded”.
    i’m pretty sure next time i make one, i’ll make the “music retarded” version. i love miss readings.

  12. dzima Says:

    At first I thought the title was Beuys In Disarray, a sign that marxy would start to give a shamanistic twist to his ideas from now on.

  13. Rory P. Wavekrest Says:

    I thought it was “Bo Knows Disarray.”

  14. marxy Says:

    If anyone is interested, the original lyric is a pun on

    while your bow’s in disarray

    and

    while your beau’s in disarray

    It’s a Southern thing. You wouldn’t understand.

  15. Rory P. Wakekrest Says:

    Like a fine mint julip?

  16. Duffy Says:

    Bose in this array…

  17. Duffy Says:

    More synth in this, Ray.

  18. scott Says:

    I’d like to play it for a friend. Maybe send him/her a copy, too. If it’s okay.

  19. marxy Says:

    Permitted. Tis the glory of the Internet.

  20. shubba Says:

    will there be a real label/real record release at some point?

  21. marxy Says:

    Why is a “web label” not a “real label”? Because you got the mp3s directly from a website instead of ripping them from a CD you bought?

    For those Old Folks out there, the upcoming album will be on a “real label” (read: CDs).

  22. Rory P. Wakekrest Says:

    A CD-R burned from free mp3s, right…

  23. alin Says:

    while your beau’s in disarray

    It’s a Southern thing. You wouldn’t understand.

    no but i’m hell starting to fathom the depth of the lynchean link between marxy’s furusato and the japanese proto-left. (乱れ髪 aka ‘beards in dissaray’)

    http://www.amazon.com/Beauty-Disarray-Classics-Japanese-Literature/dp/0804833222

  24. marxy Says:

    fun parallel. can’t say i was referencing that book.

  25. Aleksi Says:

    Finland <3 Marxy

  26. marxy Says:

    I just ate at a Finish restaurant last week. We love Finland! (Or at least at the Japanese culinary equivalent.)

  27. mitsuko Says:

    Shouldn’t it be ‘beaux in disarray’?

  28. Edwina Samsa Says:

    momus disarray

  29. marxy Says:

    Re: beaux in disarray

    In French perhaps. Beaus and beaux are both acceptable in English.

  30. shubba Says:

    Yeah, exactly, I like to own/hold the CD. If a ‘web label’ suits you, cool, I was just interested in knowing if it would be possible to buy it through more traditional channels because I’m Old and Behind The Times.

  31. Laotree Says:

    Dl’d the tracks this morning and listened to the ep twice consecutively while making breakfast and getting ready for the day. Very enjoyable! Extra props for the black lodge backmasking on trk 2! That chewing gum you like is going to come back in style…

  32. trevor Says:

    so, all you guys/gals who want a physical CDs.
    since i’m going to run with you don’t wanna give me 1200 USD$ to press it up.. for your 1 copy..
    you can, go buy music related’s most recent release’s..
    the new, debut CD by ST “people i barely know” is good.
    and Aus’s “sonorapid”, also good.
    the more of those i sell, the sooner i can get to marxy!
    http://www.musicrelated.net

  33. jed Says:

    Great production. Im looking forward to seeing if the full album has a more “fleshed out” feeling. Thank you for the music!

  34. marxy Says:

    Re: “fleshed out” feeling

    It does!

  35. Mulboyne Says:

    By the by, anyone interested in seeing video clips of student riots of the time can find plenty on YouTube. I posted a number of them on another site. The URL of that forum isn’t to everyone’s taste so I won’t link directly here. If you google for “Japanese Riot Videos”, though, you’ll see the relevant link near the top.

  36. Yatenkaiouh Says:

    Love your music! I was so excited for it to be released, I kept checking creation centre’s website. Not a dissappointment at all, I especially love “Several Pieces”.

  37. Jesper Larsson Says:

    Still a fan

  38. MC Says:

    I’ve been reading Neomarisme for a while, but this is the first time I’ve heard your music and for some reason I thought it was going to be “experimental” or something less than accessiable. However, I was very pleasantly surprised-I didn’t expect acoustic guitars and vocals. I am looking forward to the full length release. Keep it up.

  39. marxy Says:

    I “experiment” with pop structure, but don’t take out the pop.

    The full-length will be less raw/acoustic.