47 Songs Humans Shouldn't Sing

by D.N.E.

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1.
Around 00:26
2.
Gold 00:34
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Absolute 00:58
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Chemistry 00:47
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Phenomena 00:54
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Secret 00:38
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Eternity 00:29
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Sun 00:55
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Medicine 00:41
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Stone 00:48
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Circle 00:51
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Here 00:48
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Exegesis 00:42
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16.
Fire 00:37
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Black 01:59
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Cycle 00:23
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Our Chaos 00:40
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Heat 00:44
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Elements 00:50
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Volatile 00:20
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Body 00:36
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It Is 00:22
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Another 00:21
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Water 00:34
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Magnesia 00:37
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Reduction 00:30
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Seed 00:35
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Accident 00:19
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Virus 00:50
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Microscopes 00:20
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Vapour 00:40
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Law 00:21
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Invisibility 00:24
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Index 00:31
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Fact 00:15
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Middle 00:37
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Mirror 00:27
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Forget 00:47
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Waited 00:33
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Bone 00:36
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Level 00:42
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Relative 01:13
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Momentum 01:02
46.
Line 00:59
47.
Cage 00:20

about

Eugene Carchesio’s renown as a visual artist has unjustly eclipsed his extraordinary output as a soundmaker. Since the mid 80s, the Brisbane artist has steadfastly proliferated a sack full of barely released cassettes and cdrs under the D.N.E. moniker.

Twenty years ago, he emptied his wallet to press 250 copies of the appropriately titled LP "47 Songs Humans Shouldn't Sing”. Then compact discs arrived. The local pressing plant closed and the master tape went with it. Copies were circulated to friends. A handful made it to England. A copy did the rounds in Dunedin. And then suddenly, the clutch of remaining copies disappeared.

To a small legion, 47 Songs became a coveted item, its whacked miniaturism a visionary jolt of intuitive post punk energy. A suggestion of Ayler, a Chadbournesque styling, a No Wave propulsion. This was not a jazz album! These were 47 small constructions. Sound diamonds. Songs. Not for human tongue, yet instantly humable. Acoustic, yet coursing with electricity. Currents of energy running through its veins. D.N.E. Spiritual genetics. Recorded in a frenzied three days on four tracks of cassette. The sum of parts. Twenty three plus twenty four small explosions.

This 20th anniversary reissue has been faithfully remastered from the vinyl, finally restoring this lost Australian classic. Out of the vault, onto disc, the sparks still flying!

Leighton Craig, Brisbane, November 2008

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released March 5, 1990

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