Walnut to Zurich

by Brennan Young

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Emerged from the 'stoned again' jams with Phil Cousins, circa 1986 and became a staple with our space rock band Food. Requires some Daevid Allen/Syd Barrett style glissando played with an onyx egg.
Coincidentally, the coda is in tune with the bell of the Grossmunster church in Zurich, a field recording of which is overlaid at the end. Genuine Zurich crows conclude the piece.
Lyrics are based on the titles on the volumes of a multi-volume encyclopedia.


Arabs in the Abbey!
Bee of Aran, you have a beech to build.
A church of bulbous chub
Citric Cáech, fair and dacca, Czech

Yerba Maté engine of furs
Gaping led in by Hedin.
Helen took to the ivy

The Jackal fled to Lomond
as London submitted finally
to the moss,
and every beast
from moth to oyster
every fish
from pacific to pond
every pony rhyming, rhyming
with rice and sedge seed

Searching the stars for starch,
just toys and tracks to walls
take the walnut to zurich


released February 21, 2016
Composed and arranged by Brennan Young

Image based on a photograph by AndonicO (Wikimedia Creative Commons).



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Brennan Young Copenhagen, Denmark

Both the intellect and the senses must be engaged and engorged. Music should expand and delight the mindbodysoul - literal psyke-delos.

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