Fruit Guilt

by Ben James Wood

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alan flint Lots going on here, I notice something new each time I listen.. Lovely multi layered vocals. I hope there's more where these came from. Favorite track: I Wanna Meditate.
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  • I love to send and receive mail. Digital and analogue. There are special people all over the world that I write to and send collections of colourful stuff to. Maybe you'd like to do that too?

    This is a set of three postcards (A6 size on 330gsm card) and a shaped vinyl cantaloupe sticker, all designed by me. With every order you receive a download of the Fruit Guilt EP for yourself and a further three downloads, one on each postcard, so you can send the EP to three of your friends. You could write them a nice message too, I'm sure they'd appreciate that. The sticker is for sticking, or if you're anything like me, it's for years of sticker anxiety where you worry about the permanency of the glue and the right place to stick it (Sometimes I'd just stick the backing paper with blu-tak in case I wanted to move it to somewhere more perfect in the future).

    There are two sets of postcards, this is set A, which will be more appealing to you if you don't want to see my face.

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  • Postcard set B is in many ways similar to postcard set A, except one of the postcards has a picture of my face taken by photo star Iga Szybowska.

    If you buy both sets I'll send more goodies. Thanks!

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about

Here are three songs I recorded with my friend Bob at Silver Pine Studios in London between March-June 2016. I wrote the songs in the summer of 2015, in a lonely kamienica apartment in the Łazarz district of Poznań, Poland. It was a weird summer, but maybe this is the most listenable music I've made in ages!

Also included are two of my pattern designs that you can use as a desktop/blog background or... whatever you else you use repeat patterns for.

This one goes out to Bob Matthews and Nick August for tirelessly helping and encouraging me to make music again.

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released November 25, 2016

Produced, mixed and mastered by Bob Matthews and Ben James Wood.
All songs, instruments and artwork by Ben James Wood.

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Ben James Wood Yeovil, UK

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Track Name: Cantaloupe
I have been through the heat and the light to get sweet enough and girl, if you don't want that, tell me why you take it.

Of all the colours in all the dreams, no pale orange and no grey green,
Any sign would be a sign if I could read.
I want you to have this, this is what you need to feel good.

Cupboards full of condiments and sugar by the bag,
If you don't take home something wholesome, I'munna wish you had,

But girl, if you don't want that cantaloupe, tell me why you take it.
Girl, if you do don't got that long, tell me why you take it.
I have been through the heat and the light to get sweet enough
And girl if you don't want that cantaloupe, tell me why you take it.

It's gonna see you when you rush out late again,
It's gonna be there when you already ate,
And then, if you leave it, someone's gonna have to eat this,
Someone's gonna get sick

Stomach full of stories that all went bad,
If you don't pick up something stronger you're gonna wish you had

Take it back, to where it hang, before it fall, free as it was.

Girl, if you don't want that kind of love, tell me why you take it
If we don't have that long, tell me why you take it
If you have tried the sweetness inside and you don't feel enough, that's tough, but I can take it.
Track Name: I Wanna Meditate
OK, so you're back, beating on the door
And the light's out in the hall
I'm on twelve BPM, hit the latch, let you go,
Lock up your arms when they reach for my throat.

No patience, still always keeping me waiting
You like running away and that's cool, I'm down for whatever with you

But I wanna mediate, too
And I need to know, (How long) are you seeing this through?
I wanna meditate, too, but every time my eyes open up you wanna leave.

I know you went back to him once more,
Hey, what was all this for if not sitting at home with our eyes closed breathing? Inner well-being.

Takes one nice bouquet to keep the room fresh feeling and your head turned away from the truth,
1. You can't take it easy and 2... well that's my cue to leave, so I do

But I wanna mediate, too
And I need to know, (How long) if you seeing this through.
I wanna meditate, too, but every time I do

You wanna drive too fast and you wanna smoke indoors and you wanna say you'll call when you've no intention of calling,
I can handle your every move.

But I wanna mediate, too
And I need to know, (How long) are you seeing this through?
I wanna meditate, too, but every time I do
I close my eyes and the earth moves
And I need to know, are you seeing this through?
I wanna meditate, too, but every time my eyes open up you wanna leave.
Track Name: I'munna Speak Your Language
Secrets in the space between what you say and what you say you mean,
I've never known you
I'munna
My head is like the book of the film,
Full of all I wanna be and cannot get through.

I have read the signs enough
And when it's my turn to talk
I'munna speak your language

I'munna speak your language,
Do you recognise your moves?
You're gonna understand me now and I'm gonna getchoo.

Lately I've been preparing for the worst,
You've been testing me
How can I do more than I already am?
Stopped tripping on the subtleties and it's started making sense to me,
I'munna tell you that

I have heard the lines enough
(I was there and I'm never gonna forget what you said)
And when it's my turn to talk,
I'munna speak your language

I'munna speak your language,
Do you recognise your moves?
You're gonna understand me now and I'm gonna getchoo
And we're gonna make mistakes,
You're gonna want me around when I'm ready to move
I'munna hear your word, darling, and I'munna let you know

I'munna speak your language and I'munna change the rules