Springtime

Track 8  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 4:39
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/12-Springtime.mp3]
1989
Lyrics
I’ll try to make this as clear as I can
You don’t know who I am
Believe me, trust me, I’ll show you the way
I just need you to stay

Look beneath the frozen ice
You’ll see the colors you find nice
It must be close to springtime again
Although it seems the winter was so long
We found the way to carry on
Just two more months of biding time, my friend

I strive just as fast as the deer runs from the hunter
But you don’t know who I am
Believe me, trust me, break through that evil screen
You’ll find that gentle stream

Where we’ll pass by when warm air comes
We’ll lay beneath the frozen sun
It must be close to springtime again
And afterall we survived the fall
When flowers die and trees get small
Just two more months of biding time, my friend

So come, my friend, into my wonderland
And find out who I am
Believe me, trust me, you’ll never be denied
On our forest lakeside ride, our ride

Composition © 1989, 1990 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on January 7, 1989
Recorded January 1989 & Spring 1990
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Harpsichord, Keyboards, Electric Guitar, Bass, Drums, All Vocals

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Grade

Analysis: This is a literal song, written about a literal event which happen just days before its composition, during a very warm January day. The vocals were re-recorded in 1990, while the rest of the song is original from 1989.

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Free

Track 6  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 3:25
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/09-Free.mp3]
1988
Lyrics
Free, free, off to the sea
World’s apart, yet together forever
It’s driving me crazy

I can’t believe such a worldly land has such a simple heart
But judging from here I think its clear that rattlesnakes never fart
I can’t conceive a journey, man, or at least a weekend trip
But far beyond the Silicon we’ll mingle lip-to-lip

Now free, free, off to the sea
World’s apart, yet together forever

A purple tree in daisy land once told me secret horrors
But if I could, I surely would take sides with the flowers
I’d like to ski on blue-green snow and catch an evening rain
But afterall I still won’t fall, ’cause I am now insane

And free, free, off to the sea
World’s apart, yet together forever
It’s driving me crazy

Composition © 1988 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on December 13, 1988
Recorded December 1988
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
Electric Guitars, Harpsichord, Bass, Harmonica, Drums, Vocals

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Grade

Analysis: This is the very first recording I made with drums. I literally took them out of their boxes, set them up, turned on the recorder and played the beats. All other instruments were dubbed in later to make a proper “song” of it, complete with pysechedelic lyrics.

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The Deer With the Golden Eye

Track 5  On  The Evolution of Noise  By  Wahray and Soul

Written by Ric Albano Song Length: 6:30
Listen to the Song:
[audio:WAS/08-TheDeerWithTheGoldenEye.mp3]
1988
Lyrics
Sundown, only light, no sound
Another long-lost day never found
Shot down, don’t believe no foolish clown
He’ll go away until he hears a special sound

Building and searching for more…

Rotten town, I’ve got to get out tonight
I’ll turn to brown if I don’t shout, alright!
You keep me here and feed me the beer
You say that I like
You go away until you need a special favor
You’re all my life is not about
You give me reasons, more reasons for me to break out

And went I get time away from home
I wander back to the place I used to roam
And there I find the deer with the golden eye
He sees all, but only when he really tries
And there is a fox who stalks the briar patch
But all he found was the egg that wouldn’t hatch
So far from home, an eagle soars alone
Her bird’s eye view can’t find the golden key to the throne

Hideaway, come find me today, some way
You’ll take me in if I have no sins to pay, okay?

Sundown, only light, no sound
Another long-lost day never found
Shot down, don’t believe no foolish clown
He’ll go away until he hears a special sound
Oh no, gotta go
Although I’ve tried so hard to make it right
It just hasn’t worked out so far
For the deer with the golden eye, just now has to say goodbye
“Goodbye”

Composition © 1988, 1990 Ric Albano
Publication © 2011 Cygnus Wave Music

Song Info
Produced & Engineered by Ric Albano
Composed on November 20, 1988
Recorded November 1988 & Spring 1990
at Rathole Studios, Hazleton, PA
Mixed in 2003 & Mastered in 2011
at Cygnus Wave Studios

Performers
Ric Albano
6 and 12 String Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars, Bass Guitar, Harpsichord, Drums, Lead Vocals
Sinclair Soul
Background Vocals

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Analysis: A true hybrid of a song, with the electric guitars, vocals, and harpsichord recorded in 1988 and the acoustics, bass, drums, and some vocal overdubs done in 1990. It was all mixed together in 2004, for a unique, journey of a song which comes full circle.

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The Evolution of Noise  by Wahray & Soul

The Evolution of Noise by Wahray and SoulReleased on November 17, 2011

The analog recording process has all gone the way of the horse and buggy, so it may be a good time to reflect back on this recently past age. With this realization, producer Ric Albano has decided to finally release the many semi-professional, analog recordings he made close to a quarter century ago with The Evolution of Noise, 1987-1995 by Wahray and Soul.

These recordings of original songs were all made in an attic “studio”, on a Fostex 4-track cassette recorder. There is alot of trial and error, experimentation, and development of technical proficiancy along the way.

Part I: The 1980s Written   Recorded
 1.   I Think I’m Losing My Brain     04/10/87 Spring 1990
 2.   Can’t Get Back 06/19/87 Spring 1990
 3.   A Lot of These Things 07/21/88 July 1988
 4.   Speak to Me 11/18/88 November 1988
 5.   The Deer With the Golden Eye 11/20/88 Nov 1988/Spring 1990
 6.   Free 12/13/88 December 1988
 7.   Someday     12/16/88 Dec 1988/Spring 1990
 8.   Springtime 01/07/89 Jan 1989/Spring 1990
 9.   Dark Side Suite 02/11/89 Feb-March 1989
10.   Loneliness 02/13/89 February 1989
11.   Discouragement 02/22/89 Feb-March 1989
12.   Diamond Ships 05/24/89 May 1989
13.   Blue Flowers & Beige Towers     06/04/89 June-July 1989
14.   Dry Water 08/05/89 August 1989
15.   Get Together 08/20/89 August 1989
16.   The Telephone 10/11/89 October 1989
17.   I Need Her Bad 10/12/89 October 1989
18.   Disagree 10/13/89 October 1989
19.   You’ve Got to Abide By the Rules…
     …if You Want to Play
   
11/02/89 November 1989
Part II: The 1990s Written   Recorded
 1.   Wilderness 05/25/90 May 1990
 2.   Best Shot 05/27/90 May-June 1990
 3.   It’s Hip To Live In Disgrace 08/06/90 August-September 1990
 4.   What Comes Around, Goes Around 09/22/90 September-October 1990
 5.   Pressure 12/05/90 December 1990
 6.   Jennifer 01/17/91 January-February 1991
 7.   Ballad of a Big Breasted Bimbo 04/06/91 Apr 1991/Nov 1993
 8.   You Drive Me Mad 07/25/91 July-August 1991
 9.   King Of the Hill 09/27/91 September-October 1991
10.   Mixed Signals 10/02/91 October 1991
11.   Wild Child 10/05/91 October 1991
12.   A Shock To the System 10/09/91 October 1991
13.   Everything I Forgot 12/26/91 December 1991
14.   Run 01/06/92 January 1992/November 1993
15.   Don’t Look Back 02/22/93 February-March 1993
16.   The Difference Between 03/09/95 March-April 1995
17.   Whenever I’m Near You 04/14/95 April-May 1995
18.   Used To Be 05/06/95 August 1991/May 1995
19.   The French Toast Affair 06/24/95 June-July 1995
20.   Take It As It Comes 07/07/95 July 1995