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Importance of the Work at Hand

by State of Mind

An electronic song cycle , based on original memos by Howard Hughes, revealing a damaging case of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). The album explores the human psyche and its (sometimes misguided) attempts to create order in a chaotic world.
Genre: Electronic: Electronica
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Overture (Importance of the Work at Hand)
3:16 $0.99
2. One-Thousandth of an Inch
2:55 $0.99
3. Flies
3:37 $0.99
4. Two Miles per Hour
3:19 $0.99
5. The Center Copy of Each
3:43 $0.99
6. TWA's Headquarters
3:26 $0.99
7. When Delivering Films
5:27 $0.99
8. Total Bed of Roses
3:41 $0.99
9. I.E. Quote Dash
3:01 $0.99
10. Importance of the Work at Hand (Reprise)
3:00 $0.99
11. Unless I Call You
2:50 $0.99
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In the later part of his life, the American engineer, pilot, film director and billionaire Howard R. Hughes developed Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Due to this condition (which was not diagnosed in his lifetime), Hughes insisted on rigorous and often bizarrely complicated procedures for even the most mundane tasks.

He communicated these demands to his aides through a great number of handwritten memos, collectively known as “Operations Manual”.
“Importance of the Work at Hand” is a song cycle, based solely on excerpts from these original memos.

Please note: The cd for sale here is a limited edition print.
It is packed in a specially designed box, containing 13 full colour cards with lyrics and original photos by acclaimed Danish photographer Steen Tronsgaard.



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