In Support Of Healthy Structure

by Formalists

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released February 9, 2013

In Support Of Healthy Structure was recorded and mixed, and mastered by Emilio Guim.
Album art features Vanessa-Herman Landau's 'The Dream', designed by Daniel Kaplan

Joseph Landau - Vocals, Nylon String Guitar
Will Hunter - Electric Guitar, Keyboard
Sean Traczyk - Bass
Daniel Korn - Drums

Emilio guim - Keyboard on And Here, And There, And Yet, And Again

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Formalists Toronto, Ontario

Based in Toronto, Formalists are a progressive quartet with ties to the city’s classical and jazz communities. Their music combines alt-folk, indie, and western art influences, with a dual ambition to thrill and discomfort. At once elegant, and self-indulgent, Formalists share more then just a love of supine-grape eating with the hedonists of yore. ... more

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Track Name: Psalm For Abraham
Wide-open eyes blinking sometimes
Mouth gasping for air
Isaac, why that awful stare?
Well we are all animals sometimes
But there’s nothing in this tragedy
Except a history of Irony

Worked to the bone man we all need a rest
So wipe off that sweat man that blood off your chest
Worked to the bone man we all need a rest
So wipe off that sweat man
That blood off your
Get that blood off your ... chest

Rolling around under blue skies
That red vest’s looking worn
Tattered by young matadors
The colour of love hugs the fresh snow
Well Isaac you should know
Abraham does what he’s told
Abraham does what he’s told

Worked to the bone man we all need a rest
So wipe off that sweat man that blood off your chest
Worked to the bone man we all need a rest
So wipe off that sweat man
That blood off your
Get that blood off your ... chest

Worked to the bone man we all need a rest
So wipe off that stress man that blood off your chest
Worked to the bone man we all need a rest
So wipe off that stress man
That blood off your
Get that blood off your
Get that blood off your ... chest
Track Name: Debonair
I had a flask and a hand rolled cigarette
My tongue was tied in a nicotine safety net
I still remember everything you said
I hope that you remember just a bit

“You look really nice and how’s your boyfriend?”
Why do I always say such stupid shit?
He likes you some but I like you best
A secret glance in half a pirouette

I’m only bitter because I really care
And I’m just glad that you were really there

On the bedroom floor we drank local wines
My veins filled with cum, you didn’t bat an eye
We rolled a joint but didn’t have a light
“It’s okay” I smiled, and said goodnight

I walked home and stepped on every crack
I covet love, I know I’ll never have
I’ll never be content because I lack
I’m not afraid of love, just to ask

I’m only bitter because I really care
And I’m just glad that you were really there

I’m only bitter because I really care
And I’m just glad that you were really there
Track Name: Sun Also Rises
In a polished life, you’re warned never to wane
Hope the great stain, leads down a road called shame
Like a wicked child, you grow beard on your face
Your cheeks were rosy once, then you aged

You pray to kings of carnivores
You say“God please explain!”
Why you built something sane
Is so strange, it’s so strange

You hope for something different so you look the other way
But hope’s a rotten village, up a mountain made of hate
You’re coddled or else abused, given love or else confused.
You were called pretty once, then you grew

You pray to kings of carnivores
You say“God please explain!”
Why you built something sane
Is so strange, it’s so strange

When you rise in the morning
Getting up before dawn
And the sun also rises
Ever on and on and on
When you rise in the morning
Getting up before dawn
And the sun also rises
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Ever on and on and on
Track Name: And Here, And There, And Yet, And Again
I saw your face
In a mongrel constellation
Moon, star, plane
… And patience

Your countenance
Was tattooed on the bed sheet
With one Velcro hair
The loneliest marquee

And you were here
To make everything glitter
Until you left
So I would yet remember

Like there’s still sparks
In my blood from when I met you
And honey on
My tongue from when I kissed you

Like there’s still sparks
In my blood when I undress you
And honey on
My hand when I caress you

Now I am a child
What a silly thing to be
Obsessed over little things
And always blundering
And you are a child
And what a lovely thing to be
Your curious little feet
Are always traveling

And here, and there, and yet, and again
And