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1. JAMES HAZEL: CONCESSIONS [FOR MY FATHER] "SOME SONGS ON THIS ALBUM WERE WRITTEN WHEN MY FATHER WAS RECEIVING TREATMENT FOR BOWEL CANCER; OTHERS VIA FRUSTRATED SYNTH EXPATIATIONS WITHIN NEO-LIBERAL ISOLATION AND SCARCITY; OR THROUGH THICK RITUALISED PROCESSES IN PAINFUL REFLECTIONS ON THE FRAGMENTATIONS OF MY POOR AND DISLOCATED SELFHOOD VECTORS; OR VIA NEVER ENDING FISCAL ASSAULTS; THE BODILY, NERVE-ENDING AND VOCAL CAPITALIST-EXTRACTIONS: SUBSUMING NEO-LIBERAL FEEDBACK. IN THESE WORKS, I CHANNEL THE ANGER, MALAISE AND TOXIC PSYCHOLOGICAL/ PHYSIOLOGICAL RESIDUES AND DAMAGES THIS SYSTEM HAS WROUGHT ON WORKING AND UNDERCLASS BODIES (INCLUDING MY OWN); THE ATTENDANT NEUROSIS, AND MENTAL ILLNESS WE NAVIGATE AS A RESULT OF THE HARSH AND SILENCED ASPECTS OF THE SOCIAL TERRAIN. THIS WORK, CONCESSIONS IS ALSO THE NEAR LAST EXPUNGES OF IRISH-CATHOLIC RESIDUE, TRANSMUTED THROUGH THE SHAKY, UNSTABLE NOISE OF TAPE RECORDED ON A SMALL TAPE-RECORDER THAT MY DAD PICKED UP FROM A SYDNEY TAFE (WHERE HE WORKED AS A CLEANER BEFORE HE GOT SICK); I AM REMINDED FROM THIS THAT MY PRECARITY IS HIS PRECARITY, IS MY MOTHER'S PRECARITY, IS MY COMMUNITIES' PRECARITY - REMINDS ME OF HOW MY PRECARITY IS NO WHERE NEAR THE PRECARITY OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRECARIAT IN LOTS OF COUNTRIES TRAPPED IN LIMITLESS LABOURS, IN COUNTLESS FACTORIES, FORGOTTEN. AS MY DEAR FRIEND TINA STEFANOU ALWAYS REMINDS WHEN I FEEL SO CYNICAL/DEFEATED ABOUT THE CAUTERISING CONDITIONS OF THESE ENTANGLING AND PROCESSUAL SYSTEMS, SHE SAYS: STORIES ARE HAPPENING AND ALWAYS HAVE HAPPENED DESPITE THESE CONDITIONS; THEY ENDURE. ALAS, IT IS DESPITE THESE CONDITIONS, I HAVE MADE SOMETHING PRECIOUS (THOUGH NOT EASY TO LISTEN TO) FOR YOU." ALL TRACKS COMPOSED BY JAMES HAZEL. MASTERED_BY: JOSEPH_FRANKLIN RELEASE_DATE: 11_06_2020