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The Lost World Of Family Yung Parts One And Two

by Family Yung

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    Double CD comprising the first two Family Yung albums – THE LOST WORLD OF FAMILY YUNG PARTS ONE AND TWO – released in Germany on the MOLOKO PLUS label. Limited number available directly from us at a special price. (Further shipments from Germany will be at their standard price of 15 Euros.) We'll post images when the CDs arrive from Germany next week.

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HAPPY LITTLE TREES I've never been one to move too fast. Deflecting the future and the past, you say. Here I am, creaking torso, same as ever only more so. Life upends a world that's random, we're tiny men in the manner of Adam. Stroke the beard for answers as the masonry crumbles down. Recreate the things we've lost in Prussian blues and Van Dyke browns. Dark siennas, Indian yellows, midnight blacks and cadmiums. Alizarins, mountain mixtures, ochres and titaniums. Fetch the bricks and mix the mortar. Spread the blueprints out for show. We could make things how they once were. Or maybe we could just let them go. Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes, drums. Louis Burrows: Vocals, reeds. Words and music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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THE SAILOR WHO FELL FROM GRACE The ship in the picture is heading for port. The harbour flares distant, the flaming glows short. What do we do there, alone and ashore? There’s nothing for us here, this is not home anymore. There’ll be no-one smiling when we disembark. No tearful reunions, no kisses in the dark. The ghosts that were left here call in from the shore. “Nothing for you now, this is not home anymore”. Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes, strings. Louis Burrows: Reeds. Steven Plesiosaur: Drums, guitars. Vladimir Zajkowiecz: Guitars Words by Terry Burrows. Music by Terry Burrows, Steven Elsey and Martin Howells. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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Futurepain 04:03
FUTUREPAIN Sometimes you just can’t win, the thirst for novelty does you in. A damp cloth and a cup of tea; the distant sound of clanking cutlery. The last ham sandwich is a thing of the past, a mystical moment that shot by too fast. I’ve waited for so long and now the table top is clean I’m working up a head of steam. Tomorrow’s world is over I can’t wait to see what’s coming now. Anticipation kills; I need to know what’s coming now. The briefest window and it’s all that you’ll need, believe me, Mother, it’s my guarantee. Minutes sharper than a fisherman’s knife and it’s the rarest chance to change the fabric of your life. But your perspectives and the weird things you say, the train of thought that baffled me and still does to this day. But nothing matters now, Professor Pavlov rings his bell, all other things can go to hell. Tomorrow’s world is over I can’t wait to see what’s coming now. Anticipation kills. I need to know what’s coming now. Magic fills the air it seems as I reach out to the screen then I turn it on. Tomorrow’s world is over I can’t wait to see what’s coming now. Anticipation kills. I need to know what’s coming now. Yukio Yung: All vocals and instruments. Words ands music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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VIVA LA MÁQUINA! [Sigh] Say your goodbyes, it’s time to lock away those adolescent cries. Awe seeps from the pores. Understand you’re part of something so much more. Viva La Máquina! The steady grind, the peace of mind, the soul cleaner. Viva La Máquina! Lesson one: there’s no dry run for dreamers Viva La Máquina! Time will pass, you’ll face your masks and misdemeanours Viva La Máquina! Lock away the filth and greet The Great Concealer. Viva La Máquina! Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, drums. Louis Burrows: Vocals, modular synths. Sage Riley: Vocals Words by Terry Burrows. Music by Louis Burrows and Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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TROUBLE FOR MR T Monkey’s stretched out on the rack and now i’ve got my feelings back. Colours that were once disguised tear through the corners of my eyes. Even though you bring me down, i miss you when you’re not around. That was the last thing on my mind as the man in the white coat fed the line. I don’t know, but when i opened up my eyes there was nothing there but an empty sky. Focus on anything being said, obliterate the noises in my head. All of the days i gave to you, all of the nothing that came through There’s never room to empathise once you’ve been holed and crucified. Break the boredom, break the fear, evaluate all that you hold dear. Know that it could all just slip away, like every second every day. Yesterday i was a fool, i couldn’t see that i was wearing the crown jewels. All of the time i gave to you, watching the moments slide from view. Listing the things to carry through, questioning all that you hold true. “i might have said you’ll pay for the wild and reckless hour, pay in the currency of sweat and shiver”. Cold, so cold, set me free. Yukio Yung: Vocals, keyboards, bass, vibes, sampling, brass arrangement. Louis Burrows: Vocals, reeds. Words and music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music. [Lynday Hull (1954-94) quoted with respect.]
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HERPES BOY LOVES CHLAMYDIA GIRL Herpes Boy on the phone, wonders where she’s been. No one feels, this he knows, such pain of jealousy. She won’t answer, his Chlamydia girl; she’s 6,000 miles across the world. Cellphone buzz, adrenaline surge, international code. JAL, Narita, she is coming home. He will greet her, in his hands the world; gladioli, delphiniums and pearls. She’s on her way to me. Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes, drums. Louis Burrows: Vocals, reeds. Words and music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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GOLDFISH BOY HATES MISS RESPONSIBILITY The Second Summer of Love was fun for some, for some. I locked myself in a darkened room in West London, London. All the things I'd heard, waiting for the word to come. It never did come. The years and the months and the weeks that passed each day, each day. I’m scratching around for some memories to play, to play. Nothing's coming through, what's the Goldfish Boy to do? Oh we could have built a greenhouse and turned up the heating, bedded down 'til we were ripe and ready for eating. But all we ever did was get into a state and re-design ourselves so we could take another day … … of distemper and camouflage to mask the sun. Now horrid shapes dance in my head, I don't know how it's done. And everyone is bored, strumming at their umbilical chords. Oh we seemed to spend forever with the sound on pause, dreaming up ingenious ways of holding down those gaping doors. But Miss Responsibility got in the way so walking on the wild side had to wait another day. [July, August and September … Wait a moment! I remember!] Oh we could have built a castle left the drawbridge closed, camped in there forever ‘til we decomposed. But all we ever did was get into a state and re-design ourselves so we could take another day. Or spend forever with the world on pause … Come on, fetch the tinfoil, lads! Batten down the doors! Miss Responsibility is in a state, and walking on the wild side has to wait and wait and wait. Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes. Andy Ward: Drums. Words and music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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WHEN THE WORLD'S FALLING APART When the world's falling apart I've got you close to my heart. Yukio Yung: Vocals, keyboards. Words by Terry Burrows. Music by Louis Burrows and Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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THE OTHER SIDE You could tell me the things you feel, or we could talk about the weather. The crashing wave’s losing its appeal and the skipping pulse has gone forever. I was swimming at the start but then you took me apart. Coming up from the other side, the song I hear is “Time Has Told Me”. Again, I’m smothering in your tide; I don’t think, this time, you can help me. The door that no-one else broke through, was slowly opening to you, but you were on the other side. Armed with only a sense of time and a punchline buried in each sentence. I wait for someone to throw a line and get me away from all this dissonance. Every time I heard you shout there was a lesson there, no doubt, no doubt. I couldn’t say what it was for and that’s a fine defence, I’m sure, but you’re still on the other side. Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes. Louis Burrows: Reeds. Andy Ward: Drums. Words and Music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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A WATCH FOR OTHER THINGS THAN THIS Yesterday, oh yesterday, was another life away. All that I have left to say is: “Yesterday was just another day”. Just as I crossed the bridge from where I started It occurred to me, That I had no clear picture of the way the eggs I’d hatched should be. This feeling’s null and void. Is it the same, should I have tried to work out a solution in advance? This beat is overpowering, someone take the hammer from my hands. Don’t want to get too used to this, I need some noise I understand. Is everything to blame for everyone who feels the same or should I write it off as chance? Yesterday, oh yesterday, seems another life away. An easy place for us to stay, yesterday, yesterday. Yesterday, oh yesterday, the perfect place to waste away. Running backwards - mind astray, yesterday, yesterday. The sea-front armoury that keeps a watch for other things than this. Why am I such a guilty happy head? There’s something here amiss. It’s all the same, a feeling in a broken spinning wheel ... I won’t go on, you get my point. Yesterday, oh yesterday, seems another life away. An easy place for us to stay, yesterday - yesterday. Yesterday, oh yesterday, the perfect place to waste away. Running backwards - mind astray, yesterday - yesterday. There’ll be no crying when the final curtain falls. There’ll be no resistance, just line you up against the wall. Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, brass arrangement. Louis Burrows: Vocals, reeds. Andy Ward: Drums. Wim Oudijk: Strings and string arrangement. Words and Music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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BARE (BIST DU REAL?) Bist du real oder ein Ideal? Here’s a thought that I just had to note, if I could put my hand right down your throat and stop the words that soon will come my way everything might be OK. Sometimes you can be a constant glow, a never-ending magic lantern show. Then I see those words float from your tongue: punctuation showering everyone. You always keep things to yourself, filed away in some mysterious bookshelf, locked away so the world can never see if there’s anything to you or me. Are you real or an ideal? Are you here or somewhere near? I don't know, it seems to me you could never be my cup of tea. Don’t know how you keep me in suspense then walk away at your convenience, leaving me to scratch around my head, wondering if you said what you said. It’s just you’re full of expectation. I don’t want the complication. So I’ll stay right here – avoid your calls – I won’t budge an inch at all. I’d brick the windows up if I could. Freeze the daylight where you once stood. Locked away so you could never get to me, 'cause all I really really want to see … … Is are you real or an ideal? Are you here or somewhere near? I don't know, it seems to me you could never be my cup of tea. You know I’ve always been baffled by the things that you’ve said. But I’ve had it now with standing here and shaking my head. Oh, are you real or an ideal? Are you here or somewhere near? I don't know, it seems to me you could never be my cup of tea. Bist du real oder ein Ideal? Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes. Louis Burrows: Vocals, reeds. Andy Ward: Drums. Words and Music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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Night Terror 05:48
NIGHT TERROR So. Let it go. Leaves must fall; evolution. Rust, ground to dust. No time for resolutions. Where once we soared, rammed down locked doors, we decay no more. So, the future is cast, but floating too fast; no anchor. Time, used up in haste, discarded in waste, pride and rancour. Day break, shade’s anxiety. Drifting. Leaving. Me. Yukio Yung: Vocals, keyboards, bass, vibes. Louis Burrows: Reeds. Words by Terry Burrows. Music by Louis Burrows and Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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THE BACKGROUND TO HISTORY PART IV Blink and now another thought has gone. But the everyday will never fade for long. The ticks on never-ending lists, hopeless things I think I've missed. Free. Grind and sever all the old debris. This genius is a mystery to me. The clouds of swirling syllables, yet nothing too appreciable. Free. From all the time, set them free! From all you see, set them free! From all the pain, set them free! The memories, set them free! From all the dreams, set them free! From all the dreams, set them free! From all the dreams, set them free! From all the dreams, set them free! Set them free! Set them free! Set them free! Set them free! Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, strings, vibes. Louis Burrows: Reeds. Steven Plesiosaur: Drums, guitars, bass. Vladimir Zajkowiecz: Guitars. Words by Terry Burrows. Music by Steven Elsey. [Instrumental ending "Part IV" by Terry Burrows.] Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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TIME TRAVEL AT L'HEURE VERTE … And I had another dream … I was in an air-brushed picture like the ones you see In Jehovah’s witness magazines. Eau de turpentine. My green fairy has been working overtime. Blowing bubbles; blowing deadlines Then I wake up from that dream (a pond of cold sweat round my legs). Those tricks are smarter than they seem (those pictures in my head). Now I’m slipping through the scene. A balcony in Montmartre, 1917. The sky grey; the hour green. Ten years gone. Yet his ghostly presence soldiers on like an infected pond. But when I wake up from those dreams (my mind strings strung out to the full). A flame goes tearing through the seams (join the obsessionals). He stumbles through the fog and mist of adulthood. In yet another story he’s misunderstood. Shakes his head, the sawdust flies out of his hood. Reconstructing memories, he nods, “it’s quite good, quite good”. But when I wake up from those dreams (and I’m there solitary). I understand just what it means (to be so ordinary). He’ll drink until his liver’s shrivelled to a pea. Here’s your ticket for Cirrhosis-by-the-Sea. Ready for the grimmest actuality. He’s Mother and Father Nature's celebrated absentee. The blackest air, the bluest song. Macbeth – my arse! – it won’t be long. From a footnote he’ll watch on. The gift of breath, mine one day! Everything about his storyline is wrong. Eat you up and spit you out and then he’s gone. Then it hits you, the most damning denouement: Was he ever there or was it your imagination? Yukio Yung: Vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes. Louis Burrows: Reeds. Andy Ward: Drums. Words and Music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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ACID HOUSEWIFE Original audio recording of a young American housewife taking part in a filmed academic study on the effect of LSD conducted by Dr Sidney Coleman at the Veterans' Administration Hospital, Los Angeles in the mid-1950s. Yukio Yung: Guitars, keyboards, bass, vibes. Music by Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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Love Is Wise 06:02
LOVE IS WISE Features an extract from a 1959 BBC TV interview with philosopher Bertrand Russell. "Love is wise, hatred is foolish. In this world, which is getting more and more closely interconnected, we have to learn to tolerate each other, we have to learn to put up with the fact that some people say things that we don’t like. We can only live together in that way—and if we are to live together and not die together—we must learn a kind of charity and a kind of tolerance, which is absolutely vital to the continuation of human life on this planet." Yukio Yung: Keyboards, electronics, strings. Louis Burrows: Vocals, keyboards, electronics. Words and music by Louis Burrows and Terry Burrows. Published 2022 Jung At Heart Music.
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IT'S A FAMILY AFFAIR!

How many bands begin their recording career with the simultaneous release of two albums? Step forward FAMILY YUNG, purveyors of prog/psych/pop/postrock/drone/electronica/synthpop ... and anything else that happens to catch their eclectic mood.

And it's a genuine family band, comprising multi-instrumentalist Terry Burrows (”Yukio Yung”) – co-creator of 90s cult psych/art/popsters, The Chrysanthemums, Onoma resident noiseniks Tonesucker, and collaborator of both lo-fi legend R Stevie Moore and krautrock pioneer Asmus Tietchens – with his son Louis Burrows. The duo are assisted here by luminaries such as Andy Ward (Camel/Marillion/Bevis Frond), Vladimir Zajkowiecz (The Chrysanthemums), Steven Plesiosaur (Tonesucker/Plesiosaur), Wim Oudijk (Trespassers W) ... and Louis' little brother, Sage. And, keeping the family theme on track, the front cover even features a honeymoon kiss from the Family Yung parents/grandparents!

The seeds of FAMILY YUNG were sown some nine years ago when author/musician Burrows began showing his son Louis - then ten years old and already with a growing appetite for messing around with the many synths and electronic devices laying around in the Burrows home studio - how to use computer software to make music. As Burrows Jr. became increasingly proficient on guitars, electronics and reed instruments, he began contributing to recordings by Yukio Yung, The Chrysanthemums and Tonesucker; soon enough, experiments and compositions that might've been destined for release by those bands were instead channelled toward a new family project. By October 2021, with Louis about to head away from their East London base to university, some three hours of near-finished material had been crafted down to two LP-length releases of anything-goes "progressive pop". It was the venerable Moloko Plus label of Germany - long supporters of The Chrysanthemums and their various offshoots - that stepped up to release the two resulting albums: THE LOST WORLD OF FAMILY YUNG PARTS ONE AND TWO.

Available in May 2022 as a neat double-CD package from Moloko Plus, the digital release - Bandcamp/iTunes/Spotify/Amazon, etc. - is handled by Onoma Research … with separate vinyl versions of each album expected to appear - notwithstanding pressing plant waiting times now hitting ridiculous levels - near the end of 2022/early 2023.

The two albums as they appear on the CDs comprise two continuous segued/crossfaded 38-minute pieces. Also presented here, in glorious 24-bit audio, are the individual tracks that make up both albums, some as alternative cuts or mixes. That's around 160 minutes of music!

So, welcome to the unique and wonderful LOST WORLD OF FAMILY YUNG! Enjoy!

FAMILY YUNG is YUKIO YUNG (vocals/guitars/bass/electronics/
keyboards/vibraphone/ampling/programming/drums) LOUIS BURROWS (vocals/electronics/reeds/harmonium/corrugaphone) ...
aided and abetted by Steven Plesiosaur (drums/guitars/double bass),
Wim Oudijk (strings), Sage Riley (Vocals), Andy Ward (drums) and Vladimir Zajkowiecz guitars).

Recorded in London and Suffolk (England), Caithness (Scotland) and The Hague (Netherlands).

Produced by Yukio Yung

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Published Jung at Heart Music 2022

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Noise. Drone. Electronica. Ambient. Lo-Fi. Audio. Film. Live performance. Vinyl record. Compact disc. DVD. Cassette. Digital download. Sonus sine senso.

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