blocked out feat. John Furr & Radha

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    for 3 years now i've been working hard to get this record finished. what you are about to listen to took a little longer than expected to complete but i think it was well worth the wait. this record is something i've never tried to do before and not sure if i will attempt it again. each instrument was played by friends who i know and respect very deeply. please seek them out and tell them what you think of their musical impression on this record. below is a list of everyone involved in the making of this album.

    album credits:

    "breaking bricks with teeth" Sara Zavaleta [vocals], John Radford [drums/ percussion], Paul Horton [keys], John Reno Prentice [guitar/ bass], Joe D. Douglas [flute], Melanie Parobek [strings]
    "in between steps" Beat Ape [vocals], Mikey Rockwell [vocals], Nathan Deese [bass], John Prentice [guitar], Jed Smith [wurlitzer/ drums]
    "out by night fall" Bobby Exodus [vocals], Kapsole [vocals], John Alvey [drums/ percussion]
    "pepperoni" Derrek Phillips [drums/ percussion], John Prentice [guitar/ bass]
    "leap" kidDEAD [vocals], David Saludowsky [bass], John Alvey [drums/ percussion]
    "loveless heart" Chronic Illness [vocals], Derrek Phillips [drums], John Prentice [bass]
    "case of the misplaced mic" Griffin Photoglo [drums]
    "cop stuff" Paul Horton [nord stage 2], John Alvey [drums], Deli [vocals]
    "over" Paul Horton [keys], John Alvey [drums/ percussion], John Prentice [guitar/ bass], Melanie Parobek [strings], Joe D Douglas [flute]
    "lesson learned" Griffin Photoglo [drums], David Sabludowsky [bass]
    "blocked out" Paul Horton [keys], John Radford [drums/ percussion]
    "tape worm" Jed Smith [marimba/ timpani] , Griffin Photoglo [drums], Melanie Parobek [strings], Joe D Douglas [flute]
    art work by Tim Volodzko
    screen print by Kangaroo Press

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There have been a few nights where I woke up and wasn't able to move. Never thought I would write about it till I heard this sample. Even talked two friends into writing a verse to open the song.


Blocked out

247 verse 2
It's the same, recurring dream on a night like this
Eyes are wide open
My hands make fist
I struggle to lift
Plus it's trouble to get
Breath, into my body but I smuggle a bit
Snuggled against another silhouette undercover
My body, doesn't listen try to scream at the other
Person, beside me but its like I've been smothered
Each cry goes unheard words serge won't submerge
Sit up,
Don't freak
Need to keep my mind distant from doubt
Know it's just another dream but can't exit this rout
Hard to breath my arteries are bargaining with the lungs
And my heart slowing pass cause my breath has been non
Want to wake but the toucher just continues for fun
Lying hear seeing the ceiling while my soul loses light
Sort of like I'm isolated to rid the body of life

The sounds are in my head
I can't hear what is said


from Untitled, released July 16, 2015
Lyrics by 247, John Furr & Radha
Production by 247


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Out of Place Austin, Texas

247 made his way into the Nashville, TN hip hop scene back in the late 2000's. Out of Place was formed in 2004 after 247's former group (IEnquiring Minds) took a short hiatus. Along with the help of turntablists Ugly Lovely & Black Cat Sylvester, they produced their first album "Genetic Defects". Currently the group has relocated to Austin, TX in search of new music to explore. ... more

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