"To catch a rainbow from the sky and tie the ends together"
When the Swoon LP had sold out I immediately wanted to record a follow-up album. The idea was to have an album full of messages, but, unlike Swoon, they were to be messages without words. As a result I recorded the songs on Lure almost as an afterthought of Swoon. The working title for the album was The Meat Tapes as I had to undergo dental surgery at the time of the recordings and the music was intended to be played back during surgery to keep me relaxed. However, that never happened and the album was retitled Lure, also to stress its connection to the Swoon album. They are sister albums. Frans de Waard liked the music and decided to release it on his Korm Plastics Ambient Series. Consequently, and as a thank you for his support over the years, this album was (and still is) dedicated to Frans. The original album was released in September 1994 in an edition of 250 numbered copies. Of all Brunnen albums Lure is the one that was recorded in the shortest period of time. There was no material left over from the sessions. The album was intended as one finished project. A traditional song cycle if you like. All songs were written, performed and produced by me. Raymond Steeg remastered the music in the summer of 2007. The lovely lady on the image is my mother.
Tracks 1 to 8 recorded 15 March to 16 May 1993.
All tracks recorded in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
A very brief (30 minute) blast from the past that shows how skilled the Dots were at early tape editing, the first half is better due to the original versions of "God Speed" and "The Blessing." And "Pay to Be Alone" somehow anticipates the Dots' future. Apparently this was mastered too slow on the 2003 BLRR release. Who knew? It seems so obvious now. RTW
Correct track list and times of the digital download tracks:
Premonition Part 1: As If 1:59, Splash 3:02, Submerged 1:31, Amphitheatre 3:40, Amphitheatre Shuffle 1:16, Before the End 3:57, Odd 6:16, Premonition 1 8:06
Premonition Part 2: Digital 2:47, Dying for the Emperor 6:27, Oceans of Emotion 5:31, Anthem 0:37, Intruder 2:16, Premonition 2 7:31 Psilobite