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O Solferino

by Time & The Bell

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1.
Some Song 04:37
getting drunk in the living room all by myself like I don't think of you gone off to bed like you don't think of me playing some song to you while you sleep three rooms away you went to bed and I couldn't have followed cos there's a bottle of wine waiting to be swallowed so I'll stay up staring at the fire all by myself & drink myself into somebody else I guess I see you seem preoccupied kiss in the kitchen when we find the time I know the first thing that you'll say to me as soon as you have finished lying is "I swear to god" you went to bed and I couldn't follow cos there's a bottle of wine that's waiting to be swallowed so I'll stay up playing my guitar all by myself and sing myself into somebody else you went to bed and I couldn't follow cos there's a bottle of wine waiting to be swallowed so I'll curl up to sleep on this couch all by myself & dream myself into somebody else
2.
Tenderly 04:14
she came clawing up the cuckoo clock, singing a song of the smallest of triumphs, holding her own hand. now professing her undying love, honey on the tongue. she’s leaning ever so closely now, sounding sighs of the sea. wash over me, tenderly wash over me...
3.
No Harm 03:12
on either side of two panes of glass in passing, our eyes meet greet, sudden stranger all anger ceased between us, spaces breathe I mean you no harm I mean, you know harm I mean you no harm I mean you no harm fleeting but deep is the weep of your gaze sweeping my face in you a window reflects like a mirror where for once easily I love what I see this true might be my best taste to explain but not place blame if you'd like to, I'd fan flames to find and frame your grace I mean you no harm I mean, you know harm I mean you no harm I mean you no harm
4.
Swan Song 09:27
drew a bath in the dark, as the sun would not bat a lash to stir some warmth. i was calling out my dove, cooing for a truce. i did not try to reason why or make an excuse. silly crocus! you always come too early! just the once, i want a postponement of spring. better believe budling took pity; birdling tipped out on the wing to follow its own bidding. it’s agreed: we won’t hurt the other beyond the need. graceful bow, a breath, an avow and together we bleed. feeling no fear... though i can’t be sure of shape or form, we’ll share the warmth of Spring when I cross the wildest storm.
5.
Twilight 05:28
grey skies, twilight night is coming on not quite half life I fight to belong not to belong to you under the floorboards the right words in discord a mainline of moonlight your outline in half light you call to me but say nothing distracted away I pace these halls all night long and sleep through the day I say you're bluffing you say it's true and we'll stop at nothing for something to prove I know it's fleeting these feelings can't stay and soon you'll be leaving as way leads to way rain falls, cold winds nails bit to the quick draw a long shot in the dark for that spark that we saw (you called to me) a see-saw standing still from the teeter-top of the ferris wheel spent a long time defying gravity but now I feel it calling me down calling me down we're falling down am I only imagining that there is anything to save? am I only imagining that there is anything to save? am I only imagining that there is anything to save? am I only imagining that there is anything to say?
6.
cold light on a cold night. i’m sidelined after all this time. you’re like open water to me; a trick of light & i’m out to sea. fast-forward decay caused by drugs & self-hate it’s an unexpected god: hand hold time. i don’t like bringing the fire to the bridges that we’ve made, but these books are apocryphal and i’m feeling the pull. thought i was wearing my welcome out it’s an unaccepted loss: hand hold time.
7.
oh how I'd love to die in the snow each flake falling so gently on my body below til I'm numb and I'm sleepy as my pulse starts to slow beneath blessèd silence into which I finally let go oh how I'd love to die in a fire burned body to blacken as the flames climb high and higher just a pile of ashes and I'm done with all desire float up to the heavens in a swirling, spiraling smoke spire oh how I'd love to drown in the sea fill my lungs with saltwater and drink it so deeply til I'm pulled beneath the surface of waves rocking tenderly release me to my origin before my birth when I remember being free
8.
Blue Moon 06:17
moon, blue moon blue moon blue moon through my window moon, blue moon blue moon blue moon on my pillow it’s been a blue moon since i’ve seen you shell, pearly shell pearly shell pearly shell from the ocean shell, pearly shell pearly shell pearly shell feel the motion curving through the past here now, at last you will all return to me in dreams you will all return to me in dreams you will all return to me in dreams
9.

credits

released October 16, 2020

all songs by mandy & allisa
produced by time & the bell and adam lee
songs 1,2,3,4 (ending), 5,6,7,8 tracked by dave pulliam at ghost town
song 4 tracked in adam's garage, at jackpot! recording studio & at halfling studio by adam lee
song 9 tracked at halfling studio by adam lee
all songs mixed by adam lee
mastered for digital and vinyl by amy dragon at telegraph
pressed to vinyl at cascade record pressing

“(This album) mixes influences like Elliott Smith, the Everly Brothers, Björk, Cocteau Twins, and more. Many guest musicians lent their cello, french horn, harpsichord, and theorbo skills to some of the more intricately lush and orchestral pieces on O Solferino, displaying an album that seamlessly flows from stripped-down acoustic songs to chamber pop opuses." - Mick R., New Noise Magazine

"Time & The Bell is a dream pop/indie folk project based out of Portland, Oregon. The band consists of Mandy Morgan, who plays in Nasalrod and also runs Nadine Records imprint, along with Allisa Beymer from Sukey Tawdry. O Solferino is Time & The Bell’s debut full-length, which comes out October 16 on Nadine Records, but the album is over ten years in the making. As such, it encapsulates much love, loss, growth and healing that happened for the duo over that period. From the illness and death of Mandy’s mom to the birth of Allisa’s daughter, as well as a house fire that burned down the basement studio where much of the album tracking with Dave Pulliam was done, there were no shortage of interruptions. Luckily a tape containing Time & The Bell’s songs was one of the few things to survive the fire and tracking was finished by engineer/producer Adam Lee (Built To Spill, Portugal. The Man, Decemberists). These are songs of heartbreak and forgiveness (the band members were romantically involved many years prior and a few songs deal directly with the transformation of their relationship), songs exploring themes of death and rebirth, longing and release, dreams and remembrance, sacred talismans and primordial contracts, earnest endeavorings toward self love, inner journeys, holy moments, and appreciation of the natural world. Fans of Mazzy Star and Beach House are going to want to give this one a listen!"   -Timothy Anderl, Ghettoblaster Magazine

"Time & The Bell loves to live in the liminal space between dreams and waking life; if there is a harmony or mystical quality to conjure, we will weave it in there. We’re that cathartic crying spell that spirals into the most peaceful & sweet sleep. This album is the classic heroine’s journey to the underworld and back. There is a lot of call and response to the melodies, echoing the album’s dual message of grief & redemption.” -Allisa Beymer, as told to Guitar Girl Magazine

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Time & The Bell Portland, Oregon

Allisa & Mandy are two old friends who've been playing music together half their lives. Time & The Bell is their musical project of intimate, dreamy folk pop infused with all the beauty and feeling they can muster.

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