by James Joys

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Fevered sung or panic-worn. Wound round the room or spread thin against its walls. Everything at once. Time pleated and folded; time tight against itself. A light lit from your last word, sly, in a land of lasted things. Fever sings: a lung coughed up by its whale, washed up to wilt and wheeze, and draw itself around the coral skeleton of its innards. A brief union of silents attendant to the last dying breath as they roll out its remaining air. Its interior breeze an oblation, sighed. A click or a last cluck, dried, on the ocean’s gentle bob. Rolled and carried by a torn tide, flotsam I float I float. I hear the lumpen suck of cold meat on the waters’ deep black braid; feel its breadth and bone-cold breath as if being basted by salt and grain; peeled and bothered by heat. A click. The sun’s bright clap, or the damp crack of a wilting lung. I am over. Like you, under under under. I remember your whole world drained from me. Click. Caught. Choke. Cured. Wake me soon. Gavel rung. Unsung, I once was.


released October 11, 2018

Recorded, composed, and produced by James Joys from 2014-2018.

Mastered by Jeremy Cox

Thanks to Moving On Music for their ongoing support.


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James Joys Belfast, UK

James Joys is Irish composer, producer, and arranger Jamie Thompson, an artist who quarries the seams between electroacoustic, classical, electronica, and exquisite avant-pop. His restless approach to music has seen him score works for choir and electronics, produce avant-garde electronica, kaleidoscopic techno, write songs for his band Ex-Isles, and compose modernist song for a theatre piece. ... more

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