Sloven

by Caleb Hinz

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about

This album was painfully molded and filtered by self-inflicted limitations in the studio and on the streets over the course of 9 months. My hearing is damaged, posture unpredictable, butt cheeks scarred, lungs blackened and knowledge of dirty dumps increased. Getting to know the maniacal and addictive routines our brains can find, sucking them dry and scurrying seemingly fast to the next spark of new experience. Getting into pickles, LOVING these pickles and finding more. Emerging from these delicious jolts with a bucket of stories.

This is a collection of songs written originally on guitar and vocals and were later recorded with all the other layers. Each song was recorded, produced and layered within one night of awkward and "hard" work. Awkward work because Sloven is an experiment with new limitations. Recording without metronomes, mixing with foreign tools and programs, recording with horrible microphones, getting excited about the over distortion of songs, accepting and loving first takes and instincts, creating and recording on low amounts of sleep and basically making the whole process as difficult as possible. Comfort sacrificed in an effort to hopefully grab from these awkward, drained and manic places and bring an element of them to the surface.

It all sounds so negative, but to be honest......it was quite fun. Sloven was an interesting experience to say the least. Who knows if any of it is a success or not. It could have all been a waste of time and all those struggles were just for the sake of struggling. Just try to listen a little bit and it will hopefully be more clear. Slapping instinct to stubbornness, pushing skyways to trenches. This album is a pile of surprises. Quite the change to feel the bounds of this one go.



Thanks to my family.

You know who you are.

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released July 8, 2013

Cover Art-David Caswell Kramer

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Track Name: Fish Hook Body
LIKE A FISH HOOK YOUR BODY CAN BE.
YOU'RE READ LIKE A BOOK WITH YOUR FAKE PORTRAYALS OF GLEE.
Track Name: Give Me More
As I sit in this pit
of vomit and spit
I dream and I think
of that sexual stink
…I'll never sink
until I've had more
until I've hit the floor

Give me more
Give me more
I wanted more
Give me more
OH
Feed me more
Feed me more
I needed more
Feed me more
OH
HA

I want more drugs
they make me give good hugs
fill my skin with bugs
sink into the rug

My mind and its craving
MY body and its raging
easier said than done
until you've got the gun
…I'll never love someone

Give me more
Give me more
I wanted more
Give me more
OH
Feed me more
Feed me more
I needed more
Feed me more
OH
HA
Track Name: God's Dynamic Casserol
In the setting sun
the end is creeping on
I can feel the day
Drifting farther away

But in the demise
we rise
This time has passed
and died
Now we grow to mold
the pieces of this story untold

Climbing every day
up from the plastic haze
Running and raging wild
I'm God's dumb helpless child

Let me live this way
Forget what you were going to say
But nudge me and guide my soul
with your dynamic casserole

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I don't wanna know
What you've got in store
But I'll take all the passes you throw

I'll never ever go
down any road you know
But I'll bend over backwards to grow
Track Name: Mommy And Daddy
Born in a family that other families do defeat.
Support and love all around but it varies every day, you see?
I'll always remember

Split in half by the laugh that two people can forever meet.
Starting at the young age of seventeen.
I'll thank you forever

They gave me everything,
Filling my body with life
I'll always remember
They'd find my everything,
Filling my mind with light
I'll thank you forever (I'll owe you forever)

I only know you cause you'll only ever know me.
I'm identical to your half of the language that created me.
I'll always remember

Look me in the eye and teach me how to see.
You are a piece of me that no one could ever be.
I'll thank you forever

They gave me everything,
Filling my body with life
I'll always remember
They'd find my everything,
Filling my mind with light
I'll thank you forever (I'll owe you forever)

Thank you for the life in me.
You are my energy.
Track Name: My Father's Illness
A hundred miles away
I will see
That every single day
I'm never me
and every word I say
is a reflection of my shell

In this little place
I believe
I'm living a disgrace
This self I deceive
and looking at the face
of the man who gave me this curse

My blade is drawn
the cascade of my own problem

My mind is floating,
in the sea of manic emotion
Now I know
What's inside of me

This pit that I am in
is an open door
to embrace what is within
my mental war
I know I'll never win
but the time has come to begin

I'm spinning down the hole
of my own mind
to understand my role
I grind to find
the darkness takes a toll
when my weary head is full

My blade is drawn
the cascade of my own problem

My mind is broken
My father's illness is awoken
Now I know
What's inside of me
Track Name: On Down To Heaven
On Down to Heaven
On Down to Heaven
Down we go

You will never know me enough to guide me through my mess.
The walls you've built between us are the crux of my honesty.
Father
Father
Father
Far
You'll never know
You'll never know

Hurting your mother with an evil fist, confusion clouds your soul.
Everything you've done was just for fun in the eyes of you my son.
Charlie
Charlie
Cousin
and Friend
You'll never know
You'll never know

On Down to Heaven
On Down to Heaven
Down we go

Roaming round town in your worry boat, you'll always see yourself in the shade.
Conditioning you with hate and abuse, only blinded by the game you've played.
Sydney
Sydney
Sister
Syd
You'll always know
You'll always know

Inside my maniacal brain I'm toying with the world we know.
Manipulating more victims with the care and love I show.
I'm no better than the rest.
I'll never know
I'll never know

On Down to Heaven
On Down to Heaven
Down we go
Track Name: PLEASURE PAINS
And you were crying
But I was sleeping around
And you were cold
But I was dreaming about

And I was poor
Look at all that money you found
But not no more
The distance traveled by an audible sound

And you were working
But I was playing around
Your worries don't matter
We're all gonna rot into the ground

And you were full
But I was needing some more
You'll never know
The PLEASURE PAINS that tickle my soul
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