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I will exalt my throne above the stars of God
Will chain the stars and pull down the heavens
Will sow the seeds of corruption -
They are many and always in their season,
And the fruits that swell on the Tree of Knowledge
One tree grew on Golgotha, I cut me a staff therefrom
And I wept as I mocked him and wished the world would forget
And I travel the course of time, and I tread the bones of the dead
No love, no freedom, no joy
No mind, no thought, no reason
Bound we are by nails
Broken we are by the broken
And the devastation that followed
I have garmented myself with the garment of excess
And have drunk deeply from the chalice of want
These profited me not, and are as sand poured into my throat
I sat me down for an age and denied the cloak of the world
In the end I denied my own life, and all was as it ever was
Remember all ye that though the body falls among the years
It is as a discarded walking staff on the hedgerow beside the Path
Scenes of rapture, agony, and consecration are arrayed as windows in this latest EP by the avant-rock maestros. With a large ensemble of glimmering malleted percussion, shrieking distorted organs, crystalline guitars, and sighing horns, violins, and vocals, Stained Glass' translucent passages of unearthly beauty set a new standard in soothing terror. Stained Glass features the return of original Kayo Dot lyricist Jason Byron, as well as a guest appearance by electric guitar genius Trey Spruance (Secret Chiefs 3, Mr. Bungle).
released November 26, 2010
Lyrics by Jason Byron
Music by Toby Driver and Kayo Dot
David Bodie - drums and other percussion
Toby Driver - vocals, guitar, bass, casio keyboards, glockenspiel
Mia Matsumiya - violin
Dan Means - tenor sax and clarinet
Terran Olson - rhodes piano, hammond organ, harmonium, korg mono/poly
Special guest musicians;
Russell Greenberg - vibraphone
Trey Spruance - guitar solo
Original guitar, vibraphone, and rhodes trio recorded by Jim Fogarty at Zing, Westfield, MA in March 2010
harmonium and Korg Mono/Poly recorded by Tomek Miernowski at Grand Street Recording, Brooklyn, NY in July 2010
Additional recording by Toby Driver, Summer 2010
Mixed by Jim Fogarty at Zing
Mastered by Mell Dettmer at Sinister Kitchen, Seattle, Washington
Kayo Dot (and the music of Toby Driver)New York, New York
KAYO DOT is an undefinable band led by composer Toby Driver. All the other projects and titles on this page are also the work of Toby Driver. Several additional titles are also available exclusively through our subscription service.
One day when we will call each other sisters and brothers inhabitants of the earth plant.
Then we will see our true enemies those who give us something to hate in the other to keep us divided.
That day we will take away from them what they care most about:
privilege, their money and their false sense of superiority, but we will not make it ours, we will burn it in front of their eyes.
That day the wind of revolt will resound like the music of "Godspeed You! Black Emperor" 4nzu