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State of the Union

by Tonesucker

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Andrew Lagowski There’s so much here... particularly enjoying the drum sound and playing. ‘Lyrics’ remind me of NWW and Monte Cazzaza. It’s got funk too.
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Amendments 1. Congress shall make no lawn respecting an estate of reliquary no lawsuit respecting an esteem of relish Conifer shall make no lawyer respecting an estimate of reluctance Conjecture shall make no laxative respecting an estimation of remainder Conjurer shall make no lay-by respecting an estuary of remake Conk shall make no layer respecting an etching of remand Connoisseur shall make no layoff respecting an etymology of remembrance Conqueror shall make no laze respecting a eulogy of reminiscence Conquest shall make no leader respecting a eunuch of remit Connection shall make no leather respecting an estate of reluctance Consent shall make no leader respecting an evening of remedy Conservative shall make no leaflet respecting an evil of renaissance Consideration shall make no league respecting an evolution of renewal Conspiracy shall make no learner respecting an exam of rent or prohibiting the free exertion exhaust exhibit exigency exile existence exit exorcism expansion expectation expedition expenditure experience explanation exploitation thereof or abridging the free-for-all of speed, the freehold of speedboat, or of the press-up, the freelance of speedometer, the freeloader of speedwell, or of the presumption, the freesia of speller, or of the pretence, the freethinker of spelling, or of the pretender, the freeze of spendthrift, or of the pretty, the freezer of sperm, or of the pretzel, the freight of spew, or of the preview, the frenzy of sphinx, the french of speed, or of the pressure, the friend of spending, or of the price, the friendship of sphere, or of pride, the fringe of spider, or of the priest, the frontier of spirit, the fruit of spokesman, or of the princess, the frustration of sponsor, the fun of sport, or of the principal or the right of the peppercorn, peppermint, perambulator, percentage, perception, perch, percolator, percussionist, peregrination, the perennial, the perfect, the perforation, performance, period, permission, perspective, pet, and petrol peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redskin of grills petrol the Grab for a redundancy of grimaces petticoat the Grace for a redwood of grins petunia the Gradation for a reed of grinders pfennig the Gradient for a reefer of grips petrochemical the Gown for a reduction of grilles phalanx the Graduate for a reek of gripes phantasmagoria the Graft for a refectory of grizzles pharaoh the Gram for a referee of groans pew the Grade for a reef of grindstones phantom the Grain for a refer of grizzlies phallus the Grammarian for a referendum of groceries pharmacy the Gramophone for a referral of groins to phenomenon the Grace to philosophise the Grade to phone the Grain to photograph the Grandfather to phrase the Graph to picture the Grave to pie the Gravel for a redress of grievances. 2. A well regulated Milk, Milkmaid, Milkman, Millennium, Milligram, Millilitre, Milliner, Millipede, Millstone A whale regulated, wheat regulated, wheel, whisky and widow regulated, width regulated, wife regulated, wildlife, wind and wine regulated Militia belch necessary to the sedan of a free Statement bellboy necessary to the seed of a free Stationmaster belligerent necessary to the seedling of a free Statistic belief necessary to the sedge of a free Statesman bellyache necessary to the seethe of a free Status bench necessary to the seismograph of a free Stave bell necessary to the seduction of a free Stationer bible necessary to the selling of a free Stay believer necessary to the sediment of a free Station bicycle necessary to the semi-final of a free Steam bellhop necessary to the seedcake of a free Statistician bile necessary to the sensation of a free Step believer necessary to the sediment of a free Station bin necessary to the sentence of a free Stick biography necessary to the sentiment of a free Stimulus belfry necessary to the sedative of a free Stateroom the right to keep and bear Armadas, Armadillos and Armistices to keep bearskin Armbands, beast Armchairs and beautician Armies to keep and beat Armfuls, Armpits and Armholes to keep beatnik Armourers, beer Artists, bell Assertions, bedroom Arrows and beef Articles the right of the perfect to keep beautiful Aromas the right of the percolator to keep beaver Arrangements the right of the performer to keep bed Ashes the right of the pet to keep behaviour Aspirations shall not be infringed.

about

The second of Tonesucker's 'Inauguration' series marks the beginning of Joseph R. Biden's presidency with a new piece created on the day of his inauguration. State of the Union is a 20-minute shift through three phases, from 'Chaos' through 'Celebration' to the lengthy 'Calm' ... albeit with an underlying tension and sense of uncertainty. State of the Union sees Tonesucker shifting through their musical gears and taking on some uncharacteristic territories. (Think Throbbing Gristle meets Cluster meets PIL meets Funkadelic ... at a 1980s TUC conference!) The final sequence concludes with "amendments" to the US constitution using Oulipian constraint S+7.

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AMENDMENTS
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1.

Congress shall make
no lawn respecting an estate of reliquary
no lawsuit respecting an esteem of relish

Conifer shall make no lawyer respecting an estimate of reluctance
Conjecture shall make no laxative respecting an estimation of remainder
Conjurer shall make no lay-by respecting an estuary of remake
Conk shall make no layer respecting an etching of remand
Connoisseur shall make no layoff respecting an etymology of remembrance
Conqueror shall make no laze respecting a eulogy of reminiscence
Conquest shall make no leader respecting a eunuch of remit
Connection shall make no leather respecting an estate of reluctance
Consent shall make no leader respecting an evening of remedy
Conservative shall make no leaflet respecting an evil of renaissance
Consideration shall make no league respecting an evolution of renewal
Conspiracy shall make no learner respecting an exam of rent

or prohibiting the free exertion exhaust exhibit exigency exile existence exit exorcism expansion expectation expedition expenditure experience explanation exploitation thereof

or abridging the free-for-all of speed, the freehold of speedboat, or of the press-up, the freelance of speedometer, the freeloader of speedwell, or of the presumption, the freesia of speller, or of the pretence, the freethinker of spelling, or of the pretender, the freeze of spendthrift, or of the pretty, the freezer of sperm, or of the pretzel, the freight of spew, or of the preview, the frenzy of sphinx, the french of speed, or of the pressure, the friend of spending, or of the price, the friendship of sphere, or of pride, the fringe of spider, or of the priest, the frontier of spirit, the fruit of spokesman, or of the princess, the frustration of sponsor, the fun of sport, or of the principal

or the right of the peppercorn, peppermint, perambulator, percentage, perception, perch, percolator, percussionist, peregrination, the perennial, the perfect, the perforation, performance, period, permission, perspective, pet, and petrol

peaceably to assemble, and to

petition the Government for a redskin of grills
petrol the Grab for a redundancy of grimaces
petticoat the Grace for a redwood of grins
petunia the Gradation for a reed of grinders
pfennig the Gradient for a reefer of grips
petrochemical the Gown for a reduction of grilles
phalanx the Graduate for a reek of gripes
phantasmagoria the Graft for a refectory of grizzles
pharaoh the Gram for a referee of groans
pew the Grade for a reef of grindstones
phantom the Grain for a refer of grizzlies
phallus the Grammarian for a referendum of groceries
pharmacy the Gramophone for a referral of groins

to phenomenon the Grace
to philosophise the Grade
to phone the Grain
to photograph the Grandfather
to phrase the Graph
to picture the Grave
to pie the Gravel

for a redress of grievances.

2.

A well regulated Milk, Milkmaid, Milkman, Millennium, Milligram, Millilitre, Milliner, Millipede, Millstone

A whale regulated, wheat regulated, wheel, whisky and widow regulated, width regulated, wife regulated, wildlife, wind and wine regulated Militia

belch necessary to the sedan of a free Statement
bellboy necessary to the seed of a free Stationmaster
belligerent necessary to the seedling of a free Statistic
belief necessary to the sedge of a free Statesman
bellyache necessary to the seethe of a free Status
bench necessary to the seismograph of a free Stave
bell necessary to the seduction of a free Stationer
bible necessary to the selling of a free Stay
believer necessary to the sediment of a free Station
bicycle necessary to the semi-final of a free Steam
bellhop necessary to the seedcake of a free Statistician
bile necessary to the sensation of a free Step
believer necessary to the sediment of a free Station
bin necessary to the sentence of a free Stick
biography necessary to the sentiment of a free Stimulus
belfry necessary to the sedative of a free Stateroom

the right
to keep and bear Armadas, Armadillos and Armistices
to keep bearskin Armbands, beast Armchairs and beautician Armies
to keep and beat Armfuls, Armpits and Armholes
to keep beatnik Armourers, beer Artists, bell Assertions, bedroom Arrows and beef Articles

the right of the perfect to keep beautiful Aromas
the right of the percolator to keep beaver Arrangements
the right of the performer to keep bed Ashes
the right of the pet to keep behaviour Aspirations

shall not be infringed.

credits

released February 14, 2021

John Bowers: Electronics, synths and vocals.
Terry Burrows: Electronics, synths, bass, guitar and vocals.
Steve Elsey: Drums.
Louis Burrows: Clarinet.

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