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“Frail”, the latest release from David Disher’s The Creamier Tones, is a daring, boldly critical examination of personal and cultural alienation and the desperate ways in which we attempt, and often fail, to connect with one another. Disher employs numerous, highly expressive production details and techniques to hint at the crippling emotional consequences of severe anxiety and the stifling, often maddening difficulties that we face when trying to express such emotions clearly and effectively. Musically, “Frail” is an ambitious and consistently compelling mixture of electronica, shoegaze and chamber pop which is both imaginatively conceived and meticulously executed.

Throughout this EP, Disher skillfully balances accessibility and artistic integrity, the epic and the intimate, dissatisfaction and hope; through “Frail” he offers us a brief but profound statement about the emotional and psychological pollution that we must dispel and overcome in order to connect and effectively relate to one another.

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released May 17, 2012

Written, Performed and Recorded by David Disher

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The Creamier Tones is the recording alias of Hamilton, Ontario-based musician/music producer David Disher. Follow David on twitter: @DavidDisher

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Track Name: Painfully Clear
Every time I close my eyes
I see you under yellow light
you lay across your room
like every Thursday night

Let’s lay down and drink some wine
and listen to CDs
and wrap our arms around our warm bodies

I could have sworn you thought the same
but how frantic your breath became
I guess there’s only one for you
I’ll just forget about you too

Rumours are my feelings it would seem
I thought I found something a kiss could mean
so people love just what is comforting
while I just feel whatever I can sing

We’re beautiful, I know it’s true
We’ve all got these cute little things we do
we trace our lives in coloured chalk
of endless school days our lives long

I wish I’d find something that’s true
I thought that I found that in you
I find this unbearable, my dear
you’ve made your feelings painfully clear

Don’t you ruin your life for me, dear girl
our beings eventually unfurl
into a mess we call our fate
give it control so we can wait
Track Name: Feats of Sleight
I used to be a magician but I’ve never made you float
I’ve got these rings that can conceal some coins
in pockets in my coat

Speak some words inside your mind and
try to make me hear
and breath real slow in subtle tones
too sparse to interfere

This meeting wasn’t prearranged or part of some design
Close your eyes and concentrate and
meld your thoughts with mine

choose your cards and disregard my
advances in your space
and speak your choice inside my voice
as I read from your face

don’t you try to hide your kind, I see
what she’s found today is false
and she knows
she counters all these falsehoods in her sleep
she dreams and pines her losses

I can’t recall a summer day
just what’s this miracle you’ve found
that she shows
she’s tied this secrets in boxes tight with rope
and keeps the mistakes I’ve made inside

you used to be a person I could
hold within my sight
I’ve gambled all of that away with
pointless feats of sleight

my strings are nearly visible against the sequinned screen
but from your second row perspective
I doubt they will be seen

I can’t impress with gimmicking and
coins behind your ear
my greatest feat of magic was to
make you disappear

these candles won’t remember God
you’ve got to try and hold me now
I can’t remember what I felt so many days in summer
sealed your fate and crossed your eyes in tones
I can’t recall since you had tricked me into losing her
I know, you saw magic in her eyes
and it glows
but to witness this is magic for me
I must apologize for feats of sleight
Track Name: Crystals Form
Under a milky sky that’s thick
with water cold to almost freeze
the last of summer’s errings leave
along the gutters in the breeze

these trees are twisting up their arms
from warnings of a winter dawn
they crack and crystals form and
splintered leaves upon asphalt are drawn