The Tronic Is Back.

Nearly two and a half years ago, I posted about my first foray into folktronica through the amazing William Fitzsimmons. A few months later, I featured him again – but this time, minus the -tronica.

Happily, William has lost his hair, kept his beard, and found his tronic-making-device for his new album, “Gold in the Shadow”.

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And from that album, I give you the tronically stunning “Psychastenia” (yes, that is not mispelt), with backing vocals by none other than Laura DiStasi. Whom I featured here. And her band here. BOOM! See how I did that?

I digress.

“Psychasthenia” is the definition of melancholy – the desperate seeking of wanting to feel; the pleading and praying for same – whether that feeling is something positive, or simply pain.

Quiet. Yearning. Resigned.

All set to an electric guitar, a simple drum loop, and nothing else.

Could you map this globe
With a torment slowly rose
To a fear resigned
Quiet room I hope I find

Cut me open please
Cut me open please

With an alter robe
I have stumbled knife to lobe
In compulsion drown
Counting every phantom found

Cut me open please
Cut me open please
Cut me open please
Cut me open please

With a bridge I’ve killed
I will serotonin fill
To a fear resigned
Quiet room I hope I find

Cut me open please
Cut me open please
Cut me open please
Cut me open please

William Fitzsimmons – Psychasthenia

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3 comments

  1. Suggestions like this are exactly while I follow this blog. This is really great music, even in it’s simplicity.

    For people that like this, I’d recommend Greg Laswell’s version of the song Your Ghost. Hauntingly beautiful.

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