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James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Red Dust’

James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Red Dust’


Back in 2010, I premiered ‘Red Dust‘, a track that lead a 7″ release from James Vincent McMorrow after his Early In The Morning debut album. That version of the track had resonant piano chords and a deep atmosphere.

This new version, which features on Post-Tropical, out next month, shows off the more electronic side of things that James has been exploring with the song’s rhythm provided by electronic drum hits and the piano chords pared back into twilight, more relaxed atmospheres. I was a big fan of the original so I’m not sure I like this as much but it sounds, going by ‘Cavalier’ that it’ll fit into the album much better.


I will not cave under you
for my heart is an unending tomb
i will not trouble your rest
for my heart is infinity blessed

ever a hard rot
cut from an ancient cloth of old

someone is ringing a bell
it chimes through this shimmering shell
that once was my vision of birth
now is my vessel and curse

heat from the tall lamp
melting the outer wax that holds
blood from a deep cut
some of the reddest stuff to flow

sometimes my hands they don’t feel like my own
i need someone to love i need someone to hold

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