Tenonsaw’s new single “Disappear” was released on the 17th of December 2012
Press play to hear “Disappear” now:
The song is available as an MP3 through Amazon and soon through iTunes
There will also be a four song CD single available through www.musicbytenonsaw.com,
the four songs will be available as a downloadable album for €2
Artwork and Track listing:
1 – [Disappear]
3 – [Portents]
4 – [Years]
(please click the song
titles or the links below
for lyrics and artwork)
“Disappear” was initially released on “Beginnings“, and is one of Tenonsaw’s more electronic recordings. The instrumentation is entirely programmed, but was originally mostly written on acoustic guitar, and the basic drum track was programmed on an iPhone. The [lyric] is one half of an imagined conversation between lovers struggling to have an adult relationship, as unfortunately we all often do. A is on YouTube now.
Tenonsaw have made a conscious effort to give a wider view of their music with the additional 3 songs on the single. These songs range from the oldest to the newest, from the most experimental to the most conventional, and from the most abstract to the most concise.
These are not standard “B-sides”, in that all three songs are strong songs with a lot of work put into them, and all three songs were planned as singles at different times. They are now being released as B-sides to clear the way for new material Tenonsaw have been writing of late (news of future releases coming soon, follow us on Facebook, Twitter or our [Blog] page here for more).
“Knife In The Dark” is an experimental song based on a programmed bass loop, a drum machine running through a guitar effects pedal, and a complex chordal piano passage as the coda. The [lyric] is an abstract revenge fantasy, inspired by the mood of the piece.
“Portents” is an old live favourite, from when Tenonsaw made a more straight-forward Pop sound. Definitely one of Tenonsaw’s more concise and accessible songs, this version was recorded by Kevin J Power of Versives. The [lyric] speaks of the confusion of the modern world and how it impacts on human relationships.
“Years” is an old song, in fact it is the earliest Tenonsaw recording. Tom had written and recorded the song as a solo demo, and had recorded the vocal himself. When he first heard Salt sing an old Swedish folk song, he realised he had found a voice for his songs, and persuaded her to try it. The session went well enough to encourage them to work together again. The [lyric] speaks of time passing, wasted youth and missed opportunities, and eventual flowering of potential. The music is an epic arrangement built to reflect this journey over the course of time.