Anything Is Permitted At Any Given Time Volume Two

by Ian Moss

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The second of three albums featuring the lyrics of Ian Moss performed in a spoken word setting with ambient music being provided by Space Museum.

All proceeds from the sale of this album will go to support Emmaus Salford Homeless Facility.

Notes for the words

Love twists - James Ellroy inspired piece , the Kill Pretty version is on the Dark Heart album

Hammer Blows - written in horror , Larry Gott wrote great music for it , recorded by Kill Pretty as b side of the Rob A Bank single.

Clever men with Thin Arms - a phrase thrown up during an episode of ' Games of Thrones' I seized it and wrote this in 2 or 3 minutes , the Kill Pretty version is on the Dark Heart album

Finnish Hitman , recounting accurately an encounter I had in Stockholm after watching FCUnited , tried once or twice with Kill Pretty to no avail

Dark Heart - I received as a birthday present from my close friend Ciarán a hip hop compilation that inspired me to write something rhythmical , the song was me preparing myself for open heart surgery , the Kill Pretty version is on the Dark Heart album.

A Day in September

Swastika Girls - a straight honest narrative account of the self destructive impulses I struggled with as a teenager , to a backdrop of Fripp and Eno , I spilt blood. Appear on the Kill Pretty album Bubblegum Now.

Devil Resides - about internal struggle , the Kill Pretty version is on the Dark Heart album

13 moons - drawing inspiration from a genius of cinema , the Kill Pretty version is on the Dark Heart album with a remix on the Snake Sheds Skins album.

Mirror Factory - my job was crushing me , I knew I needed to move on even though things might not work out , a resignation letter , the Kill Pretty version is on the Dark Heart album

Kenneth Williams Penpal - performed at either the last Sicknurse show or first Kill Pretty show depending on your perspective.

Zombie Beat - written as lyric for a dark electronic track at the request of a friend

Hessler Berghoff - a bad dream gifted me this , recorded by Sicknurse and Kill Pretty on the album "in 80 days".

Limboland - on the Kill Pretty album , Snake Sheds Skins , more misery!

Wild at Heart - written while recuperating , it was all in my head as I took a walk , simply poured it onto a page when I got home , on Kill Pretty album bubblegum now

Emperors New Clothes , , 2 versions by kill pretty on albums , in 80 days and Snake Sheds Skins. Fame at any level plays tricks with people's perceptions

Notes for the sounds

The pace was picking up we were recording at a ridiculously fast rate, even for me - this set would be predominantly jazz and dub.

Love Twists - Jimmy Smith influenced Hammond repeated ad infinitum with strange swirling things

Hammer Blows (Raining Blood) - Larry Gott's original was breathtakingly good so I found myself trying to make it as simple as possible - rhythm and electric piano

Clever Men Who Have Thin Arms - Filles de Kilimanjaro without the trumpet - it's jazzy man

Finnish Hitman - ambient sounds, jamaican drums, and Fripp/Eno squiggles

Dark Heart - back to that Miles Davis sound, I couldn't possibly cope with the magnificence of the original so I just took it to a smoky bar somewhere

A Day In September - paranoia, conspiracy and claustrophobia

Swastika Girl - jazz piano and atonal synth clusters

Devil Resides - experimenting with some of the more fascinating parts of the Oscillator synth - live mixing of the echo/reverb elements

13 Moons - previous de-constructed elsewhere but this time King Tubby influenced

Mirror Factory - Moet as Francis Albert at the bar of the Dog & Duck at closing time asking Joe to set them up again.

Kenneth Williams Penpal - simple electronic repetition

Zombie Beat - sweeps, Wakeman-esque piano's, the nearest you'll get to prog around here matey

Hessler Berghoff - funky urban stuff.....IM reminds me of Old Gunslinging Bill on this one so I imagine a dance hall with William, Brion, Jack K and Allen G doing the funky chicken to this tune.

Limboland - a tune I spent many hours reconstructing from studio bits so I needed to exorcise that experience - more elevator music for the slightly deranged.

Wild at Heart - soul jazz urban - saxophone by Lash Pedicure of Hard The Transition

Emperors New Clothes - another one I spent hours reconstructing a couple of years back so the need to do something different- an exercise in dub which seemed logical - no grudges here.


released April 10, 2015

Ian Moss - Words
Ion-Morph - Narration
Space Museum - Synths, Programming
Lash Pedicure - Saxophone on Wild At Heart

Artwork - Todd Rempling
Recorded at Grovenor and The Den February 2015


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