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Ten Days

from Soft Verges by Michael Bassett

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    We proudly present Soft Verges in a signed-and-numbered limited vinyl edition! Much of Soft Verges was tracked live at Chicago's legendary Electrical Audio; then lush-sounding 180-gram vinyl was cut directly from the original tape for a completely analog listening experience. The whole thing is wrapped in a holographic foil-embossed jacket designed by Black Sea's Justin Lloyd. Only 300 copies of this edition exist; each one is hand-signed and numbered by Michael Bassett and Justin Lloyd and comes polybagged in crystal-clear archival mylar.

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i drive this town
tight circles through my past
ten days till going
going fast

and i won’t linger in the doorway

ring the cemetery bell
close the window on the cold
and i will go forever more
from sorrow

tell the moon in the park i’ll be away

through the winding one ways
the drunken school mate sighs
he never made it to the door
but he was high

it’s a moment of regret
and then it’s rolling time

it’s a cool spring graduation
where winter hangs on


from Soft Verges, released August 1, 2008
Produced by Michael Bassett
Music and lyrics by Michael Bassett

Michael Bassett: voice, steel-string acoustic and electric guitars
Maja Bugge: cello
Tim Oram: nylon-string guitar
David Prior: piano

David Prior: engineering and production
Kevin Bartlett: digital mixes at Aural Gratification Studios, Woodstock NY
Pete deBoer: engineering and transfer of digital mixes to tape
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Acoustech, Los Angeles, CA


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Michael Bassett Bath, UK

With soaring vocals and powerful-yet-delicate guitarwork, Michael Bassett combines the raw catharsis of modern indie, the world-wise acoustic lilt of classic folk and the virtuosity of progressive rock on his Eschatone debut, puddleskinwaving, and his wonderful sophomore release, Soft Verges. ... more

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