Kråkeslottet [The Crow's Castle]

by Louis Jucker

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about

Kråkeslottet [The Crow's Castle] is a touching brew of experimental folk, captured intentionally far from digital perfection, that sometimes feels like reading some friend’s secret travel diary. These 8 delicate tracks can also be taken out of their context as a new and honest attempt from Louis Jucker to develop an art of his own, miles away from any commercial equation, just for the sake of sharing his own experiments through beautiful music.

credits

released March 1, 2019

> Written and performed by Louis Jucker on acoustic instruments such as church organ, harmonium, typewriter, nylon guitar, upright piano, grand piano, whale bone, iron stove and 7 chords zither. All field recordings captured inside and around the house in Norway.



> Recorded on a 6-tracks digital portable recorder at Kråkeslottet, NO
29.12.2017 / 09.01.2018



> Vocals overdubs and overall mix on 4-tracks cassette at 
Le Palier, Tunnel-Riponne, Lausanne, CH 
17 & 18.02.2018



> Final bounces and mastering on 2-tracks 1/4" tape at 
Le Palier, Tunnel-Riponne, Lausanne, CH
19 & 20.02.2018

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tags

Track Name: Seagazer
lo! deep forces

I see your loneliness



lo! deep forces

I envy your remoteness



moving slowly towards me

in the darkest sky



moving equally the clouds

the snow and the northern tides
Track Name: The stream
growing patience 

as a real convenience

I see you here and there 

smiling to the wall



waiting for a call

that will beat the morning sun

that will bleach your children's fun



oh,
growing patience
Track Name: A modest feast
burning up the trees

everything



burning up the trees 
f
eed the stove



watch it disappear



burning up the trees

bits of them 

at infinite
Track Name: Storage tricks
I counted five puppets 

white wool puppets

or was it cotton? 



I hung them 

on the highest piece of the roof 

of my private and very own house 



figures out of a basket

was it waiting for someone 

else than you?
Track Name: Tale of a teacher's son
he's a little man, born too soon 

too late, too fast or too slow

but not on time



out of context not on time 

out of context when he smiles



he can knock you down

when he's riding the bike 

the horse or the bus all at once



out of context not on time 

out of context when he smiles 



all i wish this boy is a little wife

that will lead him there, 

out in the wild



out of context not on time 

out of context he will smile
Track Name: Back from the mine
on the far away roads of an isolated island, in the northern part of the land that only sees light at dawn, before it turns to dusk, facing the wind, the warm wind of the shores that comes from out there, nowhere indeed, I am standing on my cold feet, protected by tape, construction tape that sticks to the boots



I will walk with you 

or whoever you were



counting the reefs I'll find my way back to the red fishing house that the poet bought back when the whole town was working for the mine, before it all went down in the flames and the fire



I will walk with you 

if you bring me there



and if I reach the room where we once slept, while the seals were dancing underneath our feet, if I reach that room once, emptied by the Flemings, cleaned up and ready, on call for departure



will I walk with you 

to the cabin bed?



if it still exists, if it ever was, as weird as we found it, as warm as a dreamer's bed?
Track Name: Merry dancers
innocent

I'm gazing through the lens



innocent

the beacons seem at rest

for all is nothingness



innocent

seated on the rafter



innocent

the gravity will help

i brave the emptiness



innocent

I'm singing while you dance



innocent

of all one cannot guess

before the year begins

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