Smile and a Handshake

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    These limited edition CD cases fold out into a dream box peep show. The boxes were printed on specialty WILD paper with a 1970's Heidelberger letterpress at Genghis Kern in Denver, Colorado. After the box is assembled, just insert the 3 transparent slides and a 3D painting comes to life. Each case also comes with a 12 page lyric booklet and a digital download of the album.

    Artwork and painting by Tom Varani - instagram: @tomvarani
    Dream Box design by Kevin Larkin
    Layout and book design by Amber Blais - amberjblais.com

    Inside of this box there lives a dream.

    A collection of experiences and investigations. Late night experiments and
    inexplicable fits of laugher. Flash floods followed by long stretches of drought. The dream is a feedback loop with no real beginning or end. Anything said
    or done shows up somewhere else, reflected and remixed. Sometimes the line
    between the dream and the waking world swims, blurs, dissolves. You submerge.
    The surroundings are constantly changing. Seasons come and go. Keep going
    farther out. Where is it all leading? Each answer brings new questions. How
    long has this been going on? The quiet moon is out now. Big yellow stars hang
    down from the ceiling. Close your eyes and take it all in.
    You won’t know it’s a dream until you wake up.

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lyrics

Smile and a handshake
Someday you might make
Me a believer after all
Turn into one who can
Pull out the plug
and then rest for as long as the day is tall

How long will you last
When you’re moving this fast
The days flying past
And I still can’t decide
The lanterns are burning
And the wheels always turning
When you’ve got that look in your Mercury eye

Spin the wheel and guess the weight
Toss a ring up into the air
I’ve changed so much since yesterday
It’s like I wasn't even there
No no no, it’s like he was not there

I turned off the lights and lock up gate for the evening
And then felt a little drop but I did not see the shapes that were forming
High above the ridge, in the darkness and without warning
Until the wind shook the clouds and the stars fell down from ceiling
And the roar was so loud that bells in my ears started ringing
And I grabbed what I could and I just started running
And then suddenly, it was plain to see
I didn’t have to go looking, it just came to me
It just came to me, an epiphany
I was all tied up, and now I’ve broken free

I think I belong with the ducks in the pond
In a trance well beyond repair
I’ve changed so much since yesterday
It’s like I wasn't even there
No no no, it’s like he was not there

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from (dream), released November 19, 2016

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Chimney Choir Denver, Colorado

Chimney Choir is a Denver based group of multi-instrumentalists, writers, and singers who skillfully interweave genres resulting in a “folk meets world music sound, steeped in psychedelia”. Often changing instruments in between songs, they combine computer synths with traditional acoustic instrumentation and junkyard percussion. ... more

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