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www.stuartoconnor.com

Genre: Electro

'Go' is the 1st of 4 albums all released on the same day as a part of the 'Go Forth Bright Scenic' project.

4 Albums - 4 Formats.

USB Drive, CD, Cassette Tape & 2 X Vinyl LP.

'Go' was released physically as a 4GB USB memory disk.

Order the Physical USB from here:
www.gofourthbrightscenic.bigcartel.com

Each album has a running time of 44mins excluding bonus material which comes with the physical versions.

The album has been a chance to try housing songs that came as a result of improvisations and jams using loop stations whilst on the road.

Some of the ideas were segways between tunes for months whilst touring until eventually they became the basis for a whole new idea.

From their they took on a new life.

The flexibility of these songs has also allowed for collaboration with artists such as Zero Call, Harlequin Knights and Shamanic Technology.

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released October 1, 2012

1. Laced Once
2. Bright Scenic
3. A Watchful Eye
4. Stored in the Bottom Draw
5. Alaskan Sky
6. Still MIA
7. Suburban Sway (Feat Harlequin Knights)
8. This College Year (Feat Zero Call)
9. As Stubborn as a Sandfly
10. Could This Be Sadness?
11. Dumb Mathematics (Feat Shamanic Technology)
12. Klingending

Plus Bonus material for this USB format release only.

Order the Physical USB from here:

www.gofourthbrightscenic.bigcartel.com


Go

All tracks Produced and Mixed by Chris Hollis (www.chrishollis.co.uk)
with assistance from Stuart O'Connor
Except 'Stored in the Bottom Draw' and 'Still MIA' Produced and Mixed
by Ollie George with assistance from Stuart O'Connor and Chris Hollis
'Dumb Mathematics' Produced and Mixed by Chris Hare with assistance from Stuart O'Connor
'Suburban Sway' Produced and Mixed by Riad Abji with assistance from Chris Hollis and Stuart O'Connor

Mastered by Dennis White with assistance from Stuart O'Connor

All songs Recorded at Stuart's Mum's House in NW London - Thanks mum :).
Except ''Stored in the Bottom Draw' and 'Still MIA' which were
recorded at Ollie George's House in Brighton.
And 'Dumb Mathematics' was recorded by Chris Hare at his home in Bournemouth.

Other Location Specifics

All Horn and Double Bass parts were recorded by Riad Abji at his home in Luton.
All Piano parts were recorded at the home of Dave Smale in Watford
All live drums were recorded at Soundarc Studios, Bedfordshire. www.soundarc.com


1. Laced Once

Written by Stuart O'Connor, Dave Smale and Craig Harris

Keys / Synth - Dave Smale
Signals - Craig Harris
Ebow Guitars - Stuart O'Connor

2. Bright Scenic

Written by Stuart O'Connor

Features a sample from the song 'Much Much More' Written by Haco.

Additional Programmed Drums - Chris Hollis
Programmed Drums, Voice, Guitar, Bass, Chimes - Stuart O'Connor


3. A Watchful Eye

Written by Stuart O'Connor

Drums - Leon Camfield
Additional Textures/Programmed Drums - Chris Hollis
Trumpet/Flugelhorn - Vicky Flint
Piano - Dave Smale
Guitar/Chimes/Voice - Stuart O'Connor

4. Stored in the Bottom Draw

Written by Stuart O'Connor and Ollie George

Drums - Leon Camfield
Programmed Drums/Synth/Harp - Ollie George
Additional Programmed Drums - Chris Hollis
Electric Guitar - Ollie Friend
Glitch Laughter - Rob Burton
Voice, Guitar, Treatments - Stuart O'Connor

5. Alaskan Sky

Written by Stuart O'Connor

Drums - Leon Camfield
Programmed Drums/Textures - Chris Hollis
Synth/Chimes/Guitar/Voice - Stuart O'Connor
Clarinet - Roger Pride

6. Still MIA

Written by Stuart O'Connor

Drums - Leon Camfield
Programmed Drums/Effected Voice - Ollie George
Additional Textures/Programmed Drums - Chris Hollis
Bass - Owen Stephen
Guitar/Voice - Stuart O'Connor

7. Suburban Sway

Written by Riad Abji, Lyrics by Marcus Harley and Stuart O'Connor

Synth, Double Bass, Programmed Drums - Riad Abji
Piano - Dave Smale
Second Synth - Vicky Flint
Vocals - Marcus Harley
Third Synth, Guitar - Stuart O'Connor

8. This College Year

Written by Andrea Possiedi, Francesco Federici and Stuart O'Connor

Analog Synth and Drums - Andrea Possiedi
Analog Synth and Drums - Francesco Federici
Backing Vocals - Owen Stephen
Vocals - Stuart O'Connor

9. As Stubborn as a Sandfly

Written by Stuart O'Connor

Drums - Leon Camfield
Programmed Drums/Textures/backing vox - Chris Hollis
Synth/Chimes/Guitar/Voice - Stuart O'Connor
Keys - Dave Smale

10. Could This Be Sadness

Synth / Electronic Beats- Chris Hollis
Voice - Stuart O'Connor

11. Dumb Mathematics

Written By Stuart O'Connor and Chris Hare

Synth, Programmed Drums, Treatments - Chris Hare
Guitar, Voice, Treatments - Stuart O'Connor

12. Klingending

Written By Stuart O'Connor and Chris Hollis

Drums - Leon Camfield
Additional Textures/Programmed Drums - Chris Hollis
Piano - Dave Smale
Trumpet/Flugelhorn - Vicky Flint
Double Bass - Riad Abji
Guitar/Voice - Stuart O'Connor


Album artwork (Front and Back) Taken by Geoff Budd www.lensflare.co.nz
- In Tawharanui, New Zealand

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Stuart O'Connor UK

1600 shows in 8 years and counting as a full time touring musician.

7 tours in Japan, 5 in New Zealand, Netherlands & Italy, 3 in Australia, 2 in Germany, France, Poland &
one off tours in S.Korea, Czech Rep, Austria, Switzerland & Thailand aswell as numerous trips round the UK.

Stuart has carved a living & has attracted offers from record labels but has chosen to remain independent.
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Track Name: Bright Scenic
Go forth bright scenic don't you worry
Go forth bright lights are all in your way
You know you can stray now

Go forth wild leanings make you hurry
go forth with pace it's time of a change
It's time you were saved now

There are a thousand hundred thousand
There are a million paths you can take
Learn from mistakes

Go forth bright scenic don't you worry
Go forth broke ties were broke anyway
If they won't let you stray no

Were broke anyway, if they won't let you stray
Track Name: A Watchful Eye
This tape
You know it says do not cross
Is it a matter of opinion or just a simple logic
Cause we know we're not at a loss

This state
We're in I know it seems so cool
But this connection to reality is just another fantasy
So please don't be a fool

You've got to sell yourself down the river before you're gonna serve
You've got to back yourself into a corner before you're gonna
Fight for what you deserve
You've got to see yourself out of your senses before you're gonna leave
You are a watchful eye although you can't deny
You still feel so naive

So wait
Why do you listen to your rules
You'll be happy I swear
And wait
Why do you mix with all those fools
They don't justify the means they chase icons on the screens
If you're not gossip they don't care
Track Name: Stored in the Bottom Drawer
And you can
Keep fate your hostage till the ransom is good
And you can
Keep late perspectives all those things that you could
And you can
Have times a plenty sow your wild seed
And you can
Have time to find all the things that you need
And you can
Convince your urgency to turn a blind eye
And you can
Convince you lethargy to regain it's sight
And you can
Embrace distraction while it sends you mad
And you can
Embrace your apathy the brother you never had
And you can
Distil the moments who make you who you are
And you can
Instil a distance from the cookie jar
And you can
Claim forgiveness for your idiosyncratic makes you brassick
Nature always has it's habits stored in the bottom drawer
Is that what you're looking for?
So tell me
Now do you want more?
Guilty pleasures hidden treasures we know what for
And it was stored in the bottom drawer
Is that what you're looking for?
So do you want more?
Guilty pleasures hidden treasures we know what for

And you can
Keep fate your mistress now the ransom is out
And you can
Keep retrospective with what this is about
And you can
Tell by the signs that reassessment is good
And you can
tell there are signs that you misunderstood
Track Name: Alaskan Sky
Your words just seem to hang there they just hang there right in the air
They're in the centre of my eyeline and the corners of my mind
I fell like it's more than I can describe.

The musk of incense and ashey roach ends
They become our sense of time
Familiar Ground with vision and sound
They are our score to putting the world to rights

And it's times like this that I wish for an Alaskan sky
We can keep the light away for another day or 39
There's no way I'd want to work towards this light
It's a meeting of the minds
It's a meeting of our lives

We can make it right through
Track Name: Still MIA
Now I'd like to state for the record
This is the most consumed I've ever been
The lights blink red
Whilst I am left tearing at the seams

I'd like to present to the jury
My needless hunger to blame thee
For it plagues me from my glory
It stifles me from thinking free

Where are you now
Still MIA
You had plenty of time
You had plenty of say
But still dumb mathematics pave the way
Just good times with evil poised at the gates
Fear not say the jury
All your answers will be questioned
But don't hesitate to respond with fury
I am only hear to test you

Composure, How I call on thee
Perspective remains a secret I can't see
Do we want the same thing?
Or do we hear alarms ring?
Dynamic construction
Do the pieces fit?
You can trim them at the edges but they wont be as you wish
Radical realisation
The mission is not complete
This message will now self destruct next time you skip a beat
Track Name: Suburban Sway (Feat. Harlequin Knights)
All is one
All hears one
Learn to separate the fear from being alone
The being of self is freedom that we all seek
But we cling to our groups and the fears we speak
All we fall into what they call life's little spin of sin
The good the bad the ugly within
We started with space then this rat race
With stacked estates to stare death in the face
Three times death's been at my doorstep
But faith turned to me and said you're not ready yet
Wisdom it's not always how much you learn but the roads you endure and the corners that you turn
Comfort it's not just the setting you're in
But the truth you exhale through that shit eating grin
Are you ready to begin?

This suburban sway is a strong hand to play
Keep your eye on the prize and your head in the game
This suburban escape was once raw and not tame
But metropolis spreads with a sprawling disdain
So a garden city is a 2.4 aim for a salary man
With a blue collar name
Till the garden is sold with the property game
Prompting questions that sound like 'aint that shame'
Properties rise and world shrinks in size
Another stack backs into natures confides
Bright scenic dismissed for comforts bliss
Go forth you monkeys these trees wont be missed
Track Name: This College Year (Feat. Zero Call)
I've been stolen inside, I am a shaken soul
I found my fears arrived at savoury 16 and I
I don't know where to turn
Do we all know why we're here?
Are we all here to learn?
It's time to strive for some direction and some freedom
I hope you don't mind if I taste the burn

We've got a one track mind
But we don't know which direction is home
We've taken so much time to learn the ropes and rules
But now's the chance to go it alone.

I've been negating the truth, I'll re-create what I know
This college year could be the start of my forever
Now we're together here's our chance to grow

I've got a one tracked mind
And now I know which direction is home
I've taken so much time to learn the ropes and rules
But now's my chance to go it alone
I hear my 6 string friend singing songs that I already know
Play out my hopes and fears cause they won't disappear
I can't wait one more year to let my feelings go
Track Name: As Stubborn As A Sandfly
Despite running up he was happy to stop just a fraction before the line
It was a two horse race but one was glued to a certain pace
While the other had a different stride
He's convinced he could do better than break bad by snorting letters
For the good guy always comes from behind
So he's wrapped anticipation round his brain cell litigation
There's a podium he has to find

Is he wasting his time?

the wrecked structure he lives within
It has enough air holes for an army to breath
It's a distorted manuscript
Intense repetition of nostalgia trips

Is he wasting his time
He's as stubborn as a sandfly
He could be losing his mind
Getting all wrapped up that he's one of a kind

Is he wasting his time
He's as stubborn as a sandfly
He could be losing his mind
Getting all wrapped up that he's waiting
Is he wasting his time
He's as stubborn as a sandfly
He could be losing his mind
Getting all wrapped up that he's one of a kind
Track Name: Could This Be Sadness
Constant scolding fuels what suggests
Change could be afoot
Heaps of stabs with heaps of rests reflect your yo yo mood

Could this be sadness again?
As beautiful as it is
Could this be sadness again?
Track Name: Dumb Mathematics (Feat Shamanic Technology)
Say this isn't real
I'll go with how I feel
And this song is all I've got to go on now

It's time for a change
Time to stop and re-arrange
And this song is all I've got to go on now

Dumb Mathematics

I feel like I'm doing myself damage
But this song is all I've got to go on now

I feel like I'm losing my own language
But this song is all I've got to go on now