A: Violet Lens EP / B: Bimini Road - The Sea

by Violet Lens / Bimini Road

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Bimini Road Tapes 1601: Violet Lens EP / The Sea

Calvin Jordan of Violet Lens and Mark Boyd of Bimini Road first met over Myspace in 2006. The two enjoyed each other's tunes, and sporadically kept in touch over the next decade. Finally, Mark and Calvin have teamed up to create a cassette label and release their first split cassingle.

Violet Lens is Calvin Jordan and Anna Peen, a Taiwanese singer/songwriter who Calvin met during his years abroad there. Anna and Calvin take the best of indie pop rock and mix it with the sweetness and poetry of Chinese lyricism, and the result is a bold and confident debut EP that transcends the ocean between them.

Bimini Road is Mark Boyd, and the B-side of this release is a song he wrote and recorded in 2011 while coming down from LSD. As the rising sun chased away his hallucinations, all that was left was a calm, empty melancholy of being lost (and found) in the sea of All-That-Is.

Mixing and Mastering for both sides was done by Mark Boyd at Bimini Road Electronics.

Album Art by Anna Peen.

The cassette is printed by Duplication.ca on quality high-bias tape.

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released May 15, 2016

Side A:
Anna Peen: Vocals, Lyrics
Calvin Jordan: Guitar, Bass, Synth, Vocals
Mark Boyd: Harmonica, Guitar

Side B:
Mark Boyd: Guitar, Vocals
Mark's Roommate: the kitchen faucet; making tea in the other room
Erica Schinasi: Violin

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Track Name: Violet Lens - 出門前又天黑 (It's Always Dark Before I Go Out)
雲 飄呀飄呀 下一次 會是什麼形狀
你 這次要去哪呀 背影再遠 也到不了月光

風 有沒有吹 用眼睛看 也看不到方向 光 有沒有追 要趁天黑以前
把你看清楚 看不清楚

天又要下雨啦 低頭聽著落下的那些話
我走到哪裡啦 走得再遠也到不了月光

風 有沒有吹 用眼睛看 也看不到方向 光 有沒有追 要趁天黑以前

把你看清楚/出門前天又黑了 來不及把你看清楚/出門前天又黑了 來不及把你看清楚
Track Name: Violet Lens - 反覆的我們 (Again And Again)
為什麼 你都聽不懂我說什麼
為什麼 我都不知道你要什麼
什麼時候 能清楚表達在意什麼
怎麼也猜不中 我們倒底想擁有什麼

愛呀
愛呀
哎呀
哎呀

不能太投入 因為常常換來一場空
保留了什麼 早就凌亂的被灑落
總讚嘆時間 真的能把一切都帶走
(當我)想起那些模糊的無疾而終

愛呀
愛呀
哎呀
哎呀

這個世界就是問題的答案
這個城市就是問題的答案
這些房間就是問題的答案
⽽而我就是問題的答案

這些期待 就是問題的答案
這些失望就是問題的答案
這些浪費就是問題的答案
⽽而我就是問題的答案

其實應該要試著去承擔
但等待可能也只會重來
有沒有誰能把⼀一切變簡單
但我就是問題的答案

愛呀
愛呀
哎呀
哎呀
Track Name: 走吧 (Let's Go)
走吧 如果你還是不想說 那些話一開始就該說
就去吧 我對你也不是毫無保留 現在我們也不能回頭
你的目光怎麼眺也沒有我在遠方 如同我眼裡的你
已不再那麼可愛 不再那麼溫暖
現在我只想有我自己的房間 這裡包含所有我的
氣味和顏色 計劃和語言

愛人啊
我們不過是交換了安慰和時間 眼淚和美好的扮演
每個角色剛好覆蓋哪些悲哀 遺忘那些凌亂
有你我很快樂 真的
沒你也不再遺憾 這些說來殘忍
但這是人生

好吧
最後我什麼也沒說 有些事怎麼也說不出口
就去吧
沒什麼再值得保留 現在我們也不能回頭
現在我只想有我自己的房間 這裡包含所有我的
氣味和顏色 計劃和語言

愛人啊
我們不過是交換了安慰和時間 眼淚和美好的扮演
每個角色剛好覆蓋哪些悲哀 遺忘那些凌亂
有你我很快樂 真的
沒你也不再遺憾 這些說來殘忍
但這是人生
Track Name: The Sea
I (I, I, I)
want to (want to, want to, want to)
be (be, be, be)
Get away! (Get away, get away, get away!)