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Brushfire

by G. Brenner

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pistachio
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pistachio melancholy, these songs settle in my chest so nicely Favorite track: Brushfire.
Zerity
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Zerity One of the most saddest albums I have ever heard, and equally as beautiful. I am extremely moved from start to finish. I personally cannot relate to the themes and concepts of the album, but I can try to feel the emotional aspect of it, and it was powerful. I honestly love this album. Favorite track: Moon Landing.
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SukieInTheGraveyard Brutally honest and brutally beautiful. I can't stop listening. Grief and hope melded together. This album (and this artist) deserves widespread acclaim. Pass the word on!
Travis Lynn
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Travis Lynn I haven't been this surprised and affected by an album in a long time. That I stumbled across it as a Bandcamp recommendation is impressive. That it resonates with my own family's loss in the LA fires, loss of my father to cancer, and my ensuing search for meaning is comforting, terrifying, and amazing.
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Glades This is one hell of an impressive, beautiful, tragic, moving and incredible album. I had a hard time listening to certain songs as it relates to loved ones we lost. Also lost for words, just experience. ♥️
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1.
Brushfire 04:00
Santa Ana's racing through my yard Watching homes turn into flames Wonder if my body's burning up In a room I lay awake Feel my skin begin to open up Ashes filling up my chest Death descends to right the wrong Of a body that life gave All my crumbling ribs disintegrate As I break away and float Towards a different me, a different time Maybe there I'll feel whole Away from all the evil men Where a figure's form can change Where I wear my hair a little longer And my hips can finally sway Where the concrete rivers fall apart And some green begins to grow And the air has room breathe again And all bodies can move slow All my friends are laughing at themselves Nobody wants to die And he softly takes me in his arms Suddenly I choke on smoke And I'm stuck inside this living room Slowly I'll decay All the hills behind the fence are scorched Just another average day
2.
Cul-de-sac 04:25
Drifting past Hometown diner The cracked window My shattered likeness Superimposed On the empty booth We always liked Wandered up to The apex of a hill Some street I've Never been Flowering yard Bay windows Milky-skinned child Cradled by the mother They laugh Sun shines brighter They laugh Soft smile They laugh Warm embrace They laugh Suddenly My doppelgänger Green skin, obsidian eyes Shuffling in a panic Hurries past The family screams A baby cries A cul-de-sac in crisis In crisis I blink Come to The woman scowling I rush away Checking my hands Morning news A light in the sky Seen the night before Then a boy Quite like me Bloodied In a flowering yard And through my dusty window A vaguely familiar hill How quiet it is
3.
Dee Dee 05:55
As I smear pigment Across my lid I think of you, Dee Dee You were a dancer Never settled into One form You taught of Bodies like ours And the violence To tether us to Two poles The gravity of your presence The weight of your word The borders of my being softened The gravity of your presence The weight of your word The borders of my being softened Amidst a crowd Dizzy Distant disco I move Unfurl my arms And feel Oh, I feel your spirit Do you dance with me now, Dee Dee? Feel the pulse in me now, Dee Dee Do you feel it? Do you dance with me now, Dee Dee? Feel the pulse in me now, Dee Dee Guide me now, Dee Dee It’s so bleak now, Dee Dee Do you dance with me now, Dee Dee? Feel the pulse in me now, Dee Dee Guide me now, Dee Dee It’s so bleak now, Dee Dee Morning bus home A slur from behind As I read the news The spectacle of your corpse Raise my hand To block harsh sun But it always bends around thresholds Doesn’t it?
4.
Malignant 04:32
First a bleeding A slow trickle Then an ache A mass Swelling and spreading In the body Tiny warfares The cells could not contain She is tired Mom whispers Her mother grew weary too You could only take so much Weight on a broken crutch The reach of a poison’s touch Wounds intertwined Endless evils Metastasized across The Atlantic Parasitic Exhausting every acre Fatal sickness Ancestors I can’t name Call out through time Bruised histories and bodies For eons and eons To come You could only take so much Weight on a broken crutch The reach of a poison’s touch Wounds intertwined Violent sun Reflects off new buildings Onto my cheek Old faces Leaving a city They built Mom winces As we watch The cancer spread
5.
Moon Landing 03:49
Another fire on the TV I watch her resting Cheekbones flicker blue with night light Gaunt and clammy Unfamiliar Waking, writhing, she murmurs, "Trapped in this body," Cells doubling Feel her counting down an ending 'Til there's liftoff Racing from the surface Blazing plumes surround the thresholds Disintegrating structures Her careful waltz between each star Not too close But never really far Gently landing on the surface Her legs are dangling From the crater Is it different from above? Are you ever really resting? And through sheer drapes A hazy moon beams down with ache Involuntary witness To the horrors every day
6.
Caustic 04:26
What if I still need you? What if I won’t Be ok in the morning? If you go Then I’ll just have myself To stumble through these fires
7.
Mudslide 05:04
How quiet it is When drops begin to fall On the blackened branches Of the cottonwood And ash turns to mulch Around roots that won’t hold You can’t fix What’s already dead And the mulch turns to mud And mud becomes river Rushing down singed hills Valleys and highways And river becomes waves Taller than homes Stronger than the footing Roadblocks washed away While shingles fly like confetti Floorboards now shreds Wedding photos are drowning Buried deep in the clay Galloping thunder White noise rain Terra cotta rapids Taking back what’s theirs How quiet it is When drops begin to fall On the blackened branches Of the cottonwood How quiet it is While we watch How does it- How quiet it is When rivers turn to mulch And stems slowly sprout From the loam of the ruins What is left? Who is hurt? Start again Start again Start again
8.
Spirit 05:36
Do you think The spirit Lives in the chest? A rusted rattle In the lungs I wasn’t there when you died Just a phone call Gazing up Glassy eyes Blinding lightbulb fractals I try and feel you A sudden calm A warmth in the breath Life Through the front lawn thicket The smudged gesture of a figure Rub away The smoky droop of Midnight eyes You’re gone You’re gone I am not scared To be watched
9.
Over My Head 04:36
Over my head I hear music in the air Over my head I hear music in the air Over my head I hear music in the air There must be a God There must be a God There must be a God Somewhere

about

Debut album out 8/20/21.

Brushfire was recorded over a period of three tumultuous years, in which I bore witness to several catastrophic natural disasters in California and lost my mother to a battle with a very aggressive and quick-moving cancer. At its core, Brushfire is about being immobilized by worlds collapsing at a fast-forward pace and the struggle to find meaning in the remaining ruins.

For Mom.

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released August 20, 2021

Music by Gabriel Brenner.
Additional Production by Kyle Parker - Tracks 6, 7, 8 & Ruairi O'Brien -Tracks 2, 3, 4, 7
Lyrics by Gabriel Brenner
Additional Lyrics by Annakai Hayakawa Geshlider - Tracks 2, 5, 8
Track 9 - Traditional Spiritual
Mixed by Ruairi O'Brien
Mastered by Rafael Anton Irisarri at Black Knoll Studio
Artwork by Amara Higuera & Gabriel Brenner

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