here i'll be forever

by cuddle formation

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    a thirty minute soliloquy on transformative justice, ecocide, intentional community, and doing it together

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about

assembled in fragments over the course of three years, here i'll be forever is a message of comradeship and solidarity to tender (and angry) humans worldwide: we can exist and thrive apart from our toxic dominant culture. we can develop and nurture communities founded on empathy, accountability, and abolition. in our everyday actions we can practice the foundation for something truly transformative, a place that is for everyone who is willing to work together to make a meaningful difference.

i want to dedicate this album to richard vega, who passed away in november of 2k15. growing up he taught me that this epoch is not constructed for us. in that illision we have the opportunity to write our own futures, create networks of mutualism, and in doing so construct our own paradigms. this album is for everyone we've lost.

thank you to my friends for supporting me and encouraging me to make + share this album. thank you to my mom for being the most generous and selfless person i've ever met. thank you to the silent barn for forcing me to question every fiber of my being. thank you to ak press, the all ages movement project, amy goodman, angela davis, audre lorde, augusto boal, bell hooks, ben morea, death by audio, dreamhaus, ghost ship, irving teibel, junior high, malik rahim, lucy parsons, nelson mandela, paolo freire, pehrspace, people of rojava, rhinoceropolis, semiotext(e), shark tank, shea stadium, wendy carlos, the zapatista army of national liberation, and those i'm not even familiar with for your sacrifice and inspiration.

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released January 19, 2017

:: album art by souther salazar
:: arranged + recorded by noah klein
:: mixed by emily reo + noah klein
:: mastered by jack greenleaf + matthew sage
:: manufactured by cryptic carousel
:: released on tape by never content
:: recorded between silent barn, dreamhaus, and numerous basements, living rooms, bedrooms, and parks across america

:: rest in power features jordan lee on piano, ana caravelle on harp, johanne swanson + dan goldberg + liz pelly + chris lee + katie capri + pier harrison as a vocal choir, and jennifer medina's voice
:: hope for the flowers features athylia paremski on cello
:: for ppl features jean cousin's voice and synth drone
:: sarasota features valerie buchand's voice
:: trails to the peaks of mtns features dan goldberg on synth
:: life's blood features jack greenleaf on bass and vocals from emily reo
:: intrinsic radiance features chris lee on cello, gelly's vocals, and the voice of freddie francis

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Track Name: rest in pwr
it's tough to be cautious when there's nothing inside
if all i do fails thanks for being in my life
i can only imagine what this will one day mean
appreciation, being present, engaged with our dreams
Track Name: hope for the flowers
i am scared when i don't cry if i care to live or die
see the world progress in kind and my friends succeed at life
there is value in bone, nutrients for our soil home
help the world to grow and grow, digress from civilized pride
a realization in the stars, halley's comet will be ours
end the world with no requests
no deathbeds, deliverance
for icecaps, for the streams, for the trees, and for the bees
for the ceremony celebrating how green life can be
Track Name: sarasota
i don't know what it is but it needs to stop
because the people that don't have
they deserve just what the people that have
because the world was not created for all of us to have the same thing
it was created for us to work together and make a difference
Track Name: trails to the peaks of mtns
there's a place you can go with your friends
it's off the beaten path so you better listen
twenty miles out and a hundred yards in
just look up at the sky it's time to begin
we've been coming here for centuries
keep it clean keep it neat and it's a dream
it's hard to say what we'd do without
a place to clear our minds and remember what life's about
i don't want to live in a city no more
if space is the place then all i wanna do is explore
these trees are so much older than me
if we listen closely i bet they have some sweet stories
Track Name: life's blood
holding hands in the rain, reading books in the park on a sunny day
there are no words to explain what a moment means
these are some of my favorite things
like saying yes to everything because it's best to be trusting
late night conversations, strangers on the couch
hold the door open for new friends, try and help everybody out
the world is such a beautiful place maybe we can be more like that
these are some of my favorite things (like road trips)
these are some of my favorite things (like learning from new people)
these are some of my favorite things (like playing music with my friends)
these are some of my favorite things (like singing songs that make me smile)
Track Name: intrinsic radiance
i think it's important to be passionate and not back down
from fighting for what we want and need in our lives
if we don't, people with power will try to tell our stories for us
and treat us like a market to tell us what we need
what we need is to fight for collective liberation
because we will never be free unless the people
we share community with are also free