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Jeremy / HI54LOFI Even if I didn't help release this EP, it would still be in my collection because… well, just give it a listen and see for yourself. Favorite track: Little Notes.
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Chicki I will never forget Tiny Ruins' wonderful "Hauskonzert" in Munich!
Listening to the record carries me off to this unique atmosphere.
Tiny Ruins & a Singer of Songs are like pouring deliciously fresh milk into a large cup of good coffee on a warm dawning in spring. Favorite track: Feathers.
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Enzo Paolo Baranelli Thanks to Lieven. Great CD! Gorgeous female voice and brilliant melodies. For the next dark winter evenings: perfect. Try it! :-) Favorite track: Little Notes.
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Jesse Ainsworth Saw Hollie play live and had to get everything she had released. This EP is a nice addition if you have her album and want more. Favorite track: Feathers.
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    All songs were played, recorded and mixed in an old apartment in Barcelona by Tiny Ruins and a Singer of Songs, during one week in July, 2010. Little Notes was mastered by Jim Bob Aiken. The artwork was achieved using coffee and a childrens’ paintset in southern Italy, where Tiny Ruins was based for some time during the second half of 2010.

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1.
04:40
LITTLE NOTES All your little notes, Not little loved, your notes. All your little notes, Not little loved, your notes, They follow me ‘round. How I find them, In a book to keep a place, Back of bus tickets, In my suitcase, They’re keeping me warm, Staving off a doubtful wind, A doubtful wind, Keeping me warm, And I quote Your words, never wearing thin, ‘Round my shoulders, I quote, Your words never wearing thin, ‘Round my shoulders. Oh now, don’t mind me, I guess I made my bed, And I’ll be damned darlin, If you don’t lay with me in it. Staving off a doubtful wind, A doubtful wind, Keeping me warm, And I quote Your words, never wearing thin, ‘Round my shoulders, I quote, Your words never wearing thin, ‘Round my shoulders. Oh how time goes on, How little time goes on. I wish it full, I wish it long, No little wish is wrong, Why, can I follow you ‘round? Keep me on my toes, Move mysteriously, Keep writing your Little notes for me, From your very own hand. (How bold of a squall, a little note is) From your very own hand (How bold of a squall, a little note is) From your very own hand (How bold of a squall, a little note is) (How bold of a squall, a little note is)
2.
03:15
FEATHERS I wasn't aware of the dark 'Till the morning came through I'd never longed for a lie 'Till stuck with the truth These wings will melt Everyone will tell I paid little mind to the fire 'Till the blanket was pulled I sent what we were through a wire With words like dull tools It's the worst I have told But it's the best I can hold I won't fly like a feather To the opposite side All of the trees wave goodbye Stars are something to do No road was paved For the likes of me and you So we'll float on 'Till the wind gets too strong I won't fly like a feather To the opposite side At least not this time At least not this time These wings, they won't melt It's all I can tell
3.
RUNNING THROUGH THE NIGHT We're running through the night, Coat-tails flying in the streetlight, Down the hill, To catch the boat, To the other side. We're running through the night, Always running out of time, My pillow is my old brown coat, We're two sea rats on this swollen boat, Because there's no time left to take - No more - as we go by the sun, And the stars feel like ours This morning, As we walk out the town. Picked up by a baker On the skirts of pretty Nelson, He was almost home. He turned around, reminded of, All of those who turned around. So I sat with his dog on my knee, And his baby beside me, While he told you about his wife, So much sadness in his eyes. Because there's no time left to take - No more - as we go by the sun, And the stars feel like ours This morning, As we walk out the town. And now as I descend, And all the noise is in my head, You pull me through, Because I am rich when I'm with you - When you’re by my side. Oh, running through the night, Catching eyes in the moonlight, We’ve got all the things we need, All the things we’ll ever need.
4.
04:28
LOST SON Oh son, we’ve been waiting For you and your love to come These shady lanes have been numb Ever since you left town Days just holes For the sun to go down Oh son, we have grown apart You’ll see the loneliness in our hearts In this house of ghosts The silent days, the bees buzzing in the sun We’ve lived our lives Like friends on opposite sides I guess we only understood What you didn’t want to be I guess we never understood Why you didn’t want to be Like him and me Oh son, we’ve been yearning For this hot summer day to come Sit side by side In these old leather chairs Pretend you never left Pretend you never really left
5.
05:38
DOWN SOUTH Now you’re down there, Where the day ends gracefully. None of the brutality of further South. Swallows fly low, Promise of a warm tomorrow, While me here, I’m staving off sorrow, Over here, over here, Where the day crawls to its sticky end, None of the grace of home. Me just a blank face on the end of the phone, Me just a blank face on the end of the phone. Remember when we were down south, Amidst squalor and hilarity, The time when I socked you one in the face, Down by the post-box in the early morning, Down by the post-box in the early morning. I’d been up, and out, a good part of the night, Searching the gutters for your body, And I was so beside myself with worry. You were ok, Mildly embarrassed, I stormed off in a rage, To my day-job as a waitress. Remember when we were down South, Amidst squalor and hilarity, Remember when we were down South, Amidst squalor and hilarity. Please remember my face, The way I wore it when I was worried. Please remember my face, The way I wore it when I was worried. Please remember my face, The way I wore it when I was worried.
6.
PLEASE DON’T FORGET ME Oh I will try to see the light Even in the dark of night But please don’t forget me Oh I will drive ‘Till the morning greets me bright But please don’t forget me

about

A Singer of Songs lived in Barcelona while Tiny Ruins lived in New Zealand. The two knew each other through their music, but had not met. This all changed in the June of 2010, when they embarked on a small and noble tour of northern Spain. One hospital visit, one birthday cake, several piggy-back rides, a couple of tequilas and thousands of wrong turns later, and they’d recorded six songs during one week, in one room of one charming old apartment in Barcelona. Wrapped up in these songs is the distance covered, warmth and camaraderie that characterized these times.

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released December 6, 2010

All songs played, recorded and mixed by Tiny Ruins & a Singer of Songs in Barcelona, July 2010. Songs 1, 3 and 5 were written by H. Fullbrook (Tiny Ruins). Songs 2, 4 and 6 were written by L. Scheerlinck (a Singer of Songs). Mastered by Jim Bob Aiken.

Released jointly by Underused Records (www.underused-records.com ) and Hi54LOFI RECORDS (www.hi54lofirecords.com).

Also find us at www.tinyruins.com and www.asingerofsongs.com

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a Singer of Songs Barcelona

I sing songs in the bathroom. In packed and empty venues. In gardens, sheds and churches. Once in a weird Finnish gym and also in the oldest house in Switzerland. On a boat and in a bus and in a horse farm. In noisy Italian bars and spookily silent Belgian rooms. On my own and with people.
I sing songs and if you want, you can listen.
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