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Zero Hour

by Cary Grace and Grant Richter

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A NINJAM improv session performed live across the Atlantic via the interwebs. Poem/vocals by Cary Grace. Electronics by Cary Grace and Grant Richter.


It draws near.
The pacing more frantic—
The pounding insists.
Pulse driven by the countdown clock,
Heart wired to the ticking hand,
Planned in advance—
Every beat, every skip—
This is not chance.
You did not invent this.

And somewhere I shiver,
Locked in a fever mask
Of white vertigo and black voids...

I can't remember what I saw when—
Only the beat and the skip.

But you, you are made of single mind.
You lurch with each click—
Each tick: you jump.

It draws near
Near, too large it looms,

And yet,

You would not recognise the metaphor,
Even if I called it something else.


released October 11, 2010


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Cary Grace UK

Cary Grace is an American expat, residing in England since 2005. She is as much at home wielding a soldering iron as a guitar, and runs
Wessex Analogue, manufacturing Wiard brand boutique modular
synthesizers. She devotes as much of her free time as possible to making and listening to music, and finds much of her creative inspiration exploring the beautiful English countryside by motorbike.
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