Beetle Crown & Steel Wand

by Larman Clamor

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Huntin' on forbidden plains Where did I go? Foulest bait I'd ever seen What do you know? I've been on my knees Dyin' to fall asleep Crooked Zu Called upon a need Huntin' on her precious plains What did I know Caught in her perfume Bugs through my soul Take this steel wand, she said And this beetle crown What did I know? What did I know...
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Been seein' ghosts forever But her appearance changed everything The advice was "never sleep" And then once I felt her ticklin' my toes When she appeared, she was already gone Dancin' on my shoulder was a lil ghost Was a lil' ghost Lil ghost You's the reason? Oh, I feel ya ticklin' my toe Been seein' ghosts forever But she was sweetenin' the soup with fire So nobody could hit the sack Feel that tickle on yer toe? Oh, you've been eatin' my rhythm Been devourin' my time Come for claimin' my vision But I always knew it was gonna be fine Been seein' ghosts forever But she was sweetenin' the soup with fire Oh, I couldn't keep ya from doin' me good, eh? Lil' ghost Our lil' ghost Lil' ghost Oh Lil' ghost Lil' ghost Lil' ghost Lil' ghost Our lil' ghost My lil' ghost Lil' ghost My lil' ghost Oh, lil' ghost Yeah, lil' ghost My lil' ghost
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Machine moribund at the foot of Ararat Disarmed and redeemed Tossed it all outta yer head Calm and black, it fed on might and hate (They were) all... comin' down it Down to it Out of mind under red sky Wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness, oh, wilderness Fever sinkin' at dawn Shade of mountains so high All was cast aside Oh! Wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness, oh, wilderness Lovin' daughters of Earth Fueled by electric love Til all suns go down Witness it now... And all beasts come out In the sacred realm of crippled stones Wilderness, oh, wilderness In the wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness, oh, wilderness Machine bod revived Medusa's bones, down under red sky Beetle crown and steel wand Black apparatus of mine Wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness, oh, wilderness Wilderness...
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Hahaha We're talkin' darkness Uh-huh Err... nah We're talkin' darkness We're talkin' darkness Hollow an' mean Everybody Everybody can use A little anarchy Uh-huh Ain't that right? How about a little bale, yeh In the light? Yeah Are we shinin' alright? We shinin' alright? Shine alright Are we shinin' alright Are we shinin' alright? We shine alright We shine alright Oh, we shine alright We're shinin' alright We shine alright We shine alright Hahaha We're talkin' darkness Hollow an' mean Devastatin' all... Devastatin' all... Ah, yes Mile after mile, I crawl across the land Devastatin' all that you're holdin' on to Mile after mile after mile, I'm crawlin' across the land Devastatin' all and devastatin' you Mile after mile after mile, I'm crawlin' across the land Devastatin' all that you ever loved and devastatin' you We shinin' alright? We shinin' alright? Shine alright Oh, we shine alright Yeah, we shine alright We're shinin' alright We're shinin' alright We're shinin' alright We're shinin' alright Yeah, we're shinin' alright
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Saddle up, come follow me Ragnarök, judgement day Fightin' skeletons along the way, yeah... C'mon, join us Oh, you can't resist Undead chumps We've been lousy, we've been greasy Wouldn't wannit any other way Any other way Any other way No, any other way Oh, chains to our feet And hunger to our gut Those chains to our feet Been hunger to our gut f'so long We've been poisoned We've been stabbed all the way But they will never Never ever keep us down, yeah Never ever keep us down No, you won't! Ah no, you won't and you know it! We'll take what is ours What's been ours f'so long You crave for it, you die for it And you kill for it... And that's the important thing Oh, we'll take What is ours What's been ours all the way Lecherous liquor o' life That been flowing through ya Given to ya But not given to us We'll take it We'll from ya Take it from here Take it from here Take it from you Yeah, we'll take this life from you C'mon, saddle up Come with me, follow me Ragnarök, judgement day Fightin' skeletons along the way, yeah... Undead chumps We've been lousy, we've been greasy C'mon, join us on our ways Join us in our ranks
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Even if your vision's clouded Well, even if you're walkin' in the same old shoes Just alter yer ways, alter yer ways Alter yer ways and it'll all be good, ah!
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Hey, look who's here Quit yer naggin' and your yowlin' I've been busy, I've been busy Been busy all night an' day Busy, oh, as a soul could be Trapped in this here bag o' meat Cut up in a bite, thrown into a can Thinkin' of what them days did to me Could happen to ye, ah Cought me at night in the fields with a noose My heart not mine an'more So why don't we all howl at the moon? We're cussed and cursed to this here life B'you should know, it dun't mean a thing, ah Just hold on tight before we leave Drum will keep beatin', no matter what I'ma do Well ah, there's somethin' mean out there Callin' for us all There's somethin' mean out there Dark and mean out there You're so mean out there Right out there to be! Caught on the edge of the night, countin' spoons Oughtta feed Caught on the edge of the night, countin' spoons Cast out and lean Countin' spoons in a bleak, dark-hearted night Bleak-hearted night Heart o' the night, o' the night Heart o' the night Unwanted forgotten fork, freezin' to diamonds All I know, m'Lord: Forgotten lasts forever There's somethin' mean out there, trust me! Behind that hill, soon here to be There's somethin' mean out there Wantin' us all dead, uh Wieldin' a bone and so heart-eatin' mean, ah Otherworld, in the beat of a heart Otherworld, in the beat of a heart Didn't you know?
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Drone Monger 03:10
Mine, all mine Is the cattle that you see Mine, all mine Are those reptiles that you claim Got mandrake, then feel free to pay Mine, all mine Are those serpents that you ride Close your eyes It'll guide you to your soul C'mere, my bee It's time to shake a drone, hahahahaha Just a stoned baboon in the need of a sword A hornet's meal to prey Mine, all mine Is the cattle that you see Oh, yeah...
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From deserts of weed Out of the ancient lands Of crippled stones worth to keep I've come to raze the sainted wrath Risen and darkened Punished and freed I'm kneeling down I'm kneeling down to you, your majesty A wanderer of sorts, a drifter of kind I've spent years in the abyss For only you I was to find, oh 'Tween hex and demolish Plains of grue and rye I heard drums a-callin' to me To meet my desire, oh And now I kneel, now I kneel Right before you Oh, here I'm kneelin' shriveled at your feet Hopin' my soul is worth for you to keep Your majesty, I'm kneeling down for you Ahaw-hahahahah-yeah Over giants' bones and through rivers pale I've been cuttin' down my path Through blood and jungles' hells Through deserts o'weed I wandered, my majesty... My majesty, I'm kneelin' down for you! For you, oh yeah! Your majesty, I'm on my knees for you!
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She coulda been a jewel, coulda been the scent of mead Oh, but she was born a true sorceress With a body to beg, and her heart on a leaf Two feet down and bound to fountains deep Oh, her cool eyes... meltin' me down Pickin' me up from the depths of bones She was born in sorcery She felt like the sun on my skin Enlightenin' all horizons to come

about

Larman Clamor's fifth album. Edgy and otherworldly lo-fi-garage-doom-blues from the swamps of outer space, streaked with tribal rhythms and spiritual elements. STRICLTY LIMITED EDITION of 500 CDs.

Digital version here on Bandcamp will feature a BONUS DIGITAL BOOKLET.

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Tales of brown-leafed mystery. Unseen threats lurking in high weeds. Something not quite human, not quite there, out of some other place. Feet stomping on wood porches. This is all familiar terrain for Larman Clamor’s blues, but with Beetle Crown & Steel Wand, it’s just another piece in an increasingly complicated puzzle of psychedelic experimentation.

It is the fourth Larman Clamor full-length in three years, the prolific heart of multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/ artist Alexander von Wieding proving relentless in its creativity, and while Beetle Crown & Steel Wand fits in line with 2013’s Alligator Heart, 2012’s Frogs, 2011’s Altars to Turn Blood and the preceding 2011 selftitled debut EP, no question it’s also the next step in an ongoing evolution of von Wieding’s songwriting. Each Larman Clamor outing has developed from the last, and Beetle Crown & Steel Wand is no exception. It is von Wieding’s most rhythmic, most expansive statement to date.

One can hear it in the familiar dirt boogie of “My Lil’ Ghost”, sure – how comfortable von Wieding sounds in this form compared to just two years ago (he’s had plenty of practice) – but where Beetle Crown & Steel Wand really distinguishes itself is in the arrangements. In short movements like “Eggs in the Sand” and “Tangerine Nightfall” and the album’s apex, “Her Majesty, the Mountain”, von Wieding pushes Larman Clamor into psychedelic spaces more than he ever has, and particularly in the case of the latter, into heavier tonal weight than he’s ever conjured before. Larman Clamor doesn’t just sound like a solo-project here, but a full band.

At the same time, the opening title-track offers layers of percussive sway, “We Shine Alright” ticks away on pots and pans and jangling chains, and “Bleak Heart’s Night Waltz” taps into forgotten woodsman tribalisms. Von Wieding takes us far away from past minimalism on “Caravan of Ghouls”, with a full, ritualized sound, and could it be that he’s presenting us with a companion for Larman in “Aurora Snarling”? It seems too early to speculate, but if Aurora is another character in Larman’s dizzying tale, she’s bound to show up again.

What’s certain is that Beetle Crown & Steel Wand is Larman Clamor’s farthest-ranging album yet. Von Wieding is still loyal to the muddy waters from which the project first emerged, but in no way is he restrained by them, and if the last couple years have proved anything, it’s that this development is only going to keep moving forward. Now that Larman Clamor is out of the swamps, it seems more and more like it can go just about anywhere.

(JJ Koczan / The Obelisk.net)

Recommended if you ike: R.L. Burnside, Mississippi Fred McDowell, TomWaits, Left Lane Cruiser, Led Zeppelin, ZZ Top, Lead Belly, Robert Johnson, hunting knives, swamp witches and unlicensed voodoo

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REVIEWS
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"Larman Clamor is slowly dragging his nightmare blues out of the swamp, and into a town near you."
www.rock-regeneration.co.uk/wordpress/2014/09/beetle-crown-and-steel-wand/

"Eine musikalische Fahrt durch dreizehn emotionale Landschaften, die sich wie im Zeitraffer zu einem gigantischen Kunstwerk zusammenfügen."
www.rocktimes.de/gesamt/l/larman_clamor/beetle_crown_and_steel_wand.html

"...ein seufzendes „Wow!“ in den sumpfgetränkten Blueshimmel!"
rockblogbluesspot.com/2014/09/29/larman-clamor-beetle-crown-steel-wand/

..."Schlamm trieft aus jedem der Songs"
7 of 10!
www.plattentests.de/rezi.php?show=11708

"Eine Scheibe, die den Metalhead dazu bringen, kann mal über den Tellerrand zu schauen!"
6 of 9!
disctopia.de/reviews/blues-larman-clamor-beetle-crown-steel-wall-17390/

credits

released September 29, 2014

Music & lyrics, artwork & layout © by Alexander von Wieding.

Produced, recorded, mixed & mastered at NORTH OF THE STAIRS, Hamburg, GER.

(C) & (P) 2014 Alexander von Wieding

larmanclamor.bandcamp.com . larman-clamor@gmx.net
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Scott, Joey & Goose at Small Stone Records, Steffen, Thorsten & André at HRR, JJ & The Obelisk, Bill & The Evil Engineer, Will, Evan, Jessi, Stephan P., Nick, Kent, Michael, Tim, Darryl, Scotty Fuse, Doug, Gaff, Pat & Electric Beard Of Doom, Stephan & Retro Jam, Ollie & The Ripple Effect, Ken & Heavy Planet, Bertrand & Kath at Lo-Fi Merchandise, Volker & RockBlogBluesSpot, Jan & Gordeon Music, Joachim & RockTimes, Ramesh & Bea at The Vinyl Grove, Davide & VE Mag, Dirk & MetalNews, Johnny H., Chewy, Ian, Nils, Chris R., Sean, Bungle, Rickard, Mathias, Niklas, Igor, Ruskon, Cas, Keith, Chris D., Hiyori, Hans-Georg & Carola at Nasoni Records, Jürgen & H42 Records, Giacomo, Peter B., Carsten, Christoph, Klimi, Chris, Ollo me brother, and most of all E, N & J
- THANKS FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND SUPPORT!
THIS ONE‘S DEDICATED TO YOU!

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