most of the sky is beneath your feet

by billy 'motherfucking' cellis

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All songs written, recorded and mastered by ER except for
-Sally Gardens; A traditional folk hymn.

Writing and Musical contributions
-ERos; vocals, writing, cello, guitar, drum machine, coda, harmonica,etc.
-Kylie Jenkins; Vocals on No Mother, No Son
-Nathan Cornell; Vocals and Autotune on My Dog, The Cat

Please support these artists!
-Kylie (Wonderwench) soundcloud.com/wonderwench
-Nathan (Cat Posters) catposters.bandcamp.com/album/stoop-kid-never-leaves-his-stoop

Progression is slow, sometimes.

It's taken me over 2 years to complete this small set of songs, but I think that the space needed between sessions was worthwhile. The majority of instrumentation being recorded November of 2013 to May of 2014 (back when Mixtape Minus and Hellur were just starting to get our names out) and the majority of songwriting and vocals being recorded over the past 4 months, from December of 2015 to February 2016. Many songs were traded out, mixed around, etc but all somehow found there way to make their mark on this debut release.

The first song that was written and recorded was Casino Night At The Office, originally in November of 2013 in my friends shayla's bedroom. I was feeling fairly mellow dramatic about a breakup and I was trying to write a song more about the way I thought Jim would feel (from the office) the night that he kissed Pam for the first time. I like this song quite a bit and I have a revision of it planned, eventually, for the future.

My Dog, The Cat and Oso's instrumentation were recorded later that winter during my winter recess from high school. Although the lyrical concept for Oso didn't come until later that spring ( when the tragic event happened that inspired that song) most of the instrumentation was layeredr out in just a few nights. I was listening to a lot of Bonnie Prince Billy at the time and I felt that the swing and easy chord progressions in these songs were what I would need to help get me emotionally through the winter.

Sally Garden's was a rendition that was recorded in my mother's garage later that spring. The cello and harmonica went together with the track so well that I uploaded it later that month to soundcloud.

No Mother, No Son and Low Claire haven't, to my extent, had a real time where I was starting them as I recall. despite this, they've been through numerous revisions and at least 2 or 3 lyrical changes. Kylie from Wonderwench sings on NMNS. Low Claire was recently finished as of last May and recorded in February 2016. Both were used to cope from a major life event; No Mother was based on a biblical and drug induced story and Low Claire was to cope with moving on after a loved ones death.

These mixtures of stories and allegories, be they fictional or the like, have shaped me and my community alike. I owe neverything to the established entities around me and am forever excited and sorrowful for their futures.

And sometimes progress takes time.
Save the children.

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released May 1, 2016

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