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Ballast and Bromides

by Arms of Kismet

Genre: Rock: Psychedelic
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bathysphere
3:02 $0.99
2. Specious Claims
2:47 $0.99
3. The Corner
4:02 $0.99
4. Soul in a Sling
3:40 $0.99
5. Zanzibar
3:51 $0.99
6. Be There
4:16 $0.99
7. True North
3:06 $0.99
8. Found
2:52 $0.99
9. The Week That Was
2:37 $0.99
10. Ballast of Our Youth
5:38 $0.99
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Album Notes
“One arm reaches left… The other arm is dead.” Maybe album-opener “Bathysphere” is about our political system, or maybe it’s about a health issue. Either way, something needs to give. Something has to change.


In a return to straightforward songcraft, Arms of Kismet leavens the bop with tones shimmering and strident on the new 'Ballast and Bromides.' “The Corner” conceals tomorrow’s love or loss. “Zanzibar” mourns an idyll unrealized yet celebrated in defiance. “Be There” and “True North” ponder the virtues and perils of staying the course and of starting anew.

In the end, singer-songwriter Mark Doyon takes a step around the ever-present corner. Is the past a comfort? a caution? a storage locker packed with baggage?

And youth? As we live and breathe, gratitude ascends.

Arms of Kismet summons a warm, analog vibe that sounds as natural in a coffeehouse as it does on a car radio. Guitars and dancebeats coat sugary melodies and fractured lyrics, blending genres in offbeat and revelatory ways. Brooding and poppy, funny and foreboding, it’s toe-tapping, tragicomic rock ’n’ roll.



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