'Maturin' is a fourth preview video from the upcoming Electric Gauchos Box Set: 81 tracks on 9 CDs, all improvised by Electric Gauchos during a three day session in late May 2014.
Maturin features: Brock Avery (drums, percussion), Fernando Kabusacki (guitars), Fernando Samalea (drums, percussion, vibes), Horacio Pozzo (guitars, keyboards), Igor Abuladze (bass), Steve Ball (guitars, keyboards, and vocals).
Maturin also features Douglas Erickson on acoustic guitar, Stephen Thompson on flute, Rob Taylor-Manning and Jane Siberry on spoken word.
At the beginning of this all improvised piece, I asked Doug to play "Pop Song Number Two" and three seconds later he began playing the acoustic arpeggio that is the basis of this song. None of us had any idea what what ‘Pop Song Number Two’ is (including Doug) but what poured out was one of the highlights of this insane project.
I later added words and melodies and turned the improvised backing track into this song.
CD 5 also features the instrumental version this track called "Maturin."
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tired tiny god
holding earth in its place
burning out of her shell
from her deep winter spell
only to rain down thunder and shock
stronger than stick or sword stuck in some rock
not like the end we read in the book
two tiny threads
keeping us in our place
we'll break out of our shell
from our deep winter spell
so let’s slide off her back
and let's chug her bitter pill
head and hooves, tail of calf
can you hear mother's laugh?
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Words by Steve Ball
Blue Orb Music Publishing
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For true fans, here is the all instrumental version to contrast to the vocal version:
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