Framus

by UFO Hawaii

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Sissi Sings 03:41
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The End Of The Road When we get to the end of the road Will you let me lift you up? Will you turn around and go? When we get to the end of the road Will you let me take you home Will you leave me all alone and on and on I could be the one who tells your story I could be the one who tells your story
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Lullabye 01:32
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THE SPIELBRETT Catch a cab to another town if you can Switch your horse in the middle of the stream if you can Heading nowhere, going fast, how ...much longer's it gonna last, now Prepared yourself for a different scene, it's Gonna look just a little like a dream, so Get your train on another track 'cause you can Charge a ticket to the next spaceship 'cause you can At the speed of light you'll fly through Every darkest night you tried to .... Close your eyes and hope that you won't feel it You will scream but I'm tellin you you need it When the rules change on the Spielbrett Trade your pieces for a new set It's a new game Start all over again... Take the road less traveled now, 'cause you can Fill your tank with the best gasoline 'cause you can You're gonna get more miles to the gallon For every time you conquer a new challenge You can take it all back to the top now But there ain't no way you're ever gonna stop now No you can't No you can't Jump that ship, it's going down And no one knows to miss you You can swim, you can breathe  The water wants to kiss you
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The Final Cashew (Home For The Holidays) She came home for the holidays and stayed much longer than we'd  planned She ate everything in sight   Gobbled up the leftovers And cleaned all the plates With her tongue  So clean, So clean She came home for the holidays Eating everything in sight She took the last cookie and snuck away With the final cashew The final cashew But when she returned from whence she came at the end of the holidays We did miss her
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Doot Doot 04:35

about

Dear Listener,

The story of this album began with an unexpected  flea market find.
So, I bought this old, scruffy little guitar from the 1950s or 60s for dirt cheap.
The brand name was Framus, which stands for Fränkische Musikinstrumentenerzeugung - as I later found out.
The battered instrument was horribly detuned and featured a set of rusty strings that might have been the same ones it was once delivered with.

Back at home the guitar proved to be outright fractious, almost unplayable, and featured the wondrous property of being able to detune itself spontaneously - even between single chords!
But its sound, nevertheless, had an oddly haunting quality; a bit fusty, but with a lot of character.

So I started to record some sketches.
Owing to the circumstances, I reduced my playing to those notes that appeared to be passably playable and were staying somewhat in tune - at least for the length of the recording.

And behold! With time, like a twisted orphan, the little Framus got gradually… well… more trusting.

So I thought to myself, maybe a bit of company would do it good as well, and I started to gather everything I had in the way of old instruments and noise-effusing devices: an East German zither, a
melodica, a ukulele, shakers, cymbals, brushes, and an old children's xylophone. My sofa served as an excellent bass drum, to some extent leading to exorbitant dust emissions. Even the old
wooden floorboards creakingly contributed.

It was with all of these instruments that the sixty minutes you are about to hear on this album were created.

It may not be perfectly suitable for the perfectionist listener.
But the stubborn child is said to be the one that, in the end, is loved the most.

Sincerely yours,

UFO Hawaii

credits

released January 14, 2016

Recorded October-December 2013
at Treuland, Berlin.

Achim Treu:
Framus guitar, Ukulele, Kalimba, Couch, Cybals,
Melodica, Bongos, Bass, Brushes, Shakers,
Windchimes, Cajon, Piano, Xylophone, Wurlitzer
E-Piano, Moog The Rogue, Zither, Tape Echo.

The Singers:
Mr. JJ Jones (4,7,17)
Miss LaLaVox (10,19)
Sissi (2)

Telecacao ‎– TC-03
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UFO Hawaii, the artist formerly known as Künstler Treu , formerly known as Dauerfisch.

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