by Garden Gate

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Thames 03:03
Full moon rippling in the Thames, mirror made me sick again – reaching through the door behind the wind. Crow is perched upon the ledge, pluck the fruit and cross the hedge – silver blue and black against the sky, following the river as she flies. As the memories fade from technicolour to tans and grays, will the wonder remain (or not)? Lightning flash above the ridge! Build the bonfire, scratch the itch – meet me where the ocean laps the shore. Oooh, turned to fossil, carved in wood – come into my neighbourhood, sleeping where the roots dig in the soil; see me in the serpent as she coils. As the memories fade from technicolour to tans and grays, will the wonder remain (or not)?
Le Bouquet 02:28
mes beaux rêves | my beautiful dreams ton visage | your face le corbeau | the crow à cet âge | in this era ton toucher | your touch la distance | the distance ce désir: | this longing maintenants ma fleur fleurissent! | now my flower is blooming! les pétales se déplient | the petals unfold mais qui peut voir | but who can see qui peut sentir | who can smell quand tu n'es pas la | when you’re not here mes charmante rêves | my lovely dreams de ta peau | of your skin lèvres au verre | lips to glass compte à rebours | counting down ce nectar | this nectar ce parfum | this perfume tout pour toi | all for you all for you


proceeds from this release will be donated to the Morris Home in Philadelphia, which supports trans- and gender non-conforming individuals as they develop the knowledge, skills and supports necessary to promote sobriety, manage emotional and behavioral difficulties, choose and maintain safe and healthy lifestyles, and develop healthy relationships with peers, family and the community


released July 5, 2020

'Postcard' recorded at Sound-in-the-Round Studio, with mixing and engineering by Mark Saddlemire

additional overdubs recorded at Maison d’Octobre by Timmi Meskers

Timmi Meskers | Vocals, lyrics, Wurlitzer 200A, Mellotron, Yamaha CS-15, Juno 106
Mark Saddlemire | Bass, drums, clavinet, Korg PE-1000, Moog MiniMoog, fuzz guitar, add’l percussion

Le Bouquet:
Timmi Meskers | Vocals, lyrics
Mark Saddlemire | Roland Jupiter 8, Moog Minimoog, Roland SH-09, Roland RS-09, Korg MS-20, Mellotron, Roland TR-808, Sequential Circuits Drumtraks, Korg KR-77, Vermona DRM-1, add’l percussion


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Garden Gate Philadelphia, Pennsylvania



Cinematic baroque psychedelia from the shadows of West Philadelphia

Photo: Lorin Klein

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