song with no end

by dave stafford

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SSDL1721 song with no end (EP)


release date: 19981217 label: pureambient


dave;s second 1998 release, an EP, a compilation of five instrumental and four vocal works taken from across his career, lovingly compiled into a rare glimpse of "what if" dave had stuck with songs and the song form, instead of moving almost exclusively into looping, ambient and instrumental music.

here is a reproduction of the original CD liner notes:


since I am primarily an instrumental musician, specialising in looped and ambient atmospheres, it became clear to me that the time had come to make a vocal pop album. over the years i had recorded the occasional "song" but never had they been properly collected and released...until now.

this has been a real labour of love, drawing fragile piece of analogue tape from the period of roughly 1983 - 1997 an cautiously restoring them to their original intended sound. many of these tracks had lain untouched since the early 90s and beyond. acts of heroism were performed in the digital editing and assembly of these tracks.

there are also five instrumental works included in the set, of which "prebendary" and "galadriel" are notable in that they are the only existing solo crafty recordings from the heyday of the now-sadly departed dozey lumps. the second half of "dreamswept sea" was originally a live performance, taken from the infamous luxury yacht sessions of 1990.

while these are all original compositions, I owe a debt of gratitude to my guest artists: long time musical partner bryan helm, who contributed bass, keyboards and loops to "dreamswept sea", "waiting for the moment" and "all is forgiven"; thanks are also due to part time keneally / zappa drummer tom freeman, who contributed drums to "dreamswept sea". all other instruments, voices, sounds and all lyrics, by dave stafford.




the phonographic copyright in these performances / compositions is operated by studio seventeen productions / pureambient on behalf of the artist, with whom it resides. studio seventeen productions / pureambient accepts no reason for artists to give away such copyright interests in their work by virtue of a "common practice" which is out of tune with the times, was always questionable and is now indefensible.

copyright 1998 (the world) david w. stafford

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released December 17, 1998

dave stafford: acoustic guitar, energy bow guitar, electric guitar, custom long delay / looping system, synth bass, yamaha dx7-s synthesizer, hammond organ, bass pedals, drum machine, lead and harmony vocals.

this album contains a mix of pieces recorded in old standard tuning and new standard tuning.


all tracks composed, performed *, recorded, produced, engineered and mixed by dave stafford for pureambient records.

all lyrics by david w. stafford - copyright 1998 david w. stafford.

all instruments and sounds by dave stafford. *


* except as noted below - additional musicians:

bryan helm: live korg synthesizer, on part two of track 7, "dreamswept sea"; keyboards, drum machine, samples and loops on track 8, "waiting for the moment"; and korg synthesizer, samples and loops, on track 9, "all is forgiven".

tom freeman: live drums on part two of track 7, "dreamswept sea".

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dave stafford Stirling, UK

ambient loop guitarist dave stafford performed on stage with robert fripp and the orchestra of crafty guitarists in early 2009, and again with robert fripp and the symphony of crafty guitarists in 2015, and has worked with ambient music and looping for over twenty years. stafford has a rich back catalogue of ambient and loop music, +rock, prog or acoustic crafty guitar music: www.pureambient.com ... more

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Track Name: galadriel
instrumental
Track Name: prebendary
instrumental
Track Name: craftyporter
instrumental
Track Name: song with no end
instrumental
Track Name: be seeing you!
instrumental
Track Name: happening more
I want to paint you

full of life, full of life...

explain it away, but you and I know

there's something happening more...



don't try to work it out

these things take time...

touch me in that crazy way

you know inside I want to beg you to stay...



you'll cross that bridge when it burns behind you

and all my words don't need to remind you



there's something happening more

something happening more

something happening

something happening

more...



you know inside I want to beg you stay...
Track Name: dreamswept sea
we sail on our dream ocean

to lands still unknown

drifting without fear


we sail on our dreamswept sea

we sail

and away we go...
Track Name: waiting for the moment
flippiin' through the pages, on a sunday afternoon
flickin' through the tv, in the corner of my room
walking down the high street, thinking with my brain
no matter how I entreat...still falls the rain

still falls the rain

flippin' through the pages...flippin' through the pages
on a sunday afternoon
flickin' through the tv, in the corner of my room

flippin...flipping through the pages...yeah

images all jumbled here inside my head
looking at this cyber world, through shades of rosy red
standing at the station, in the pouring rain
a cybernetic nation....here comes my train

flippiin' through the pages, on a sunday afternoon
flickin' through the tv, in the corner of my room
walking down the high street, thinking with my brain
no matter how I entreat...still falls the rain

images all jumbled... images all jumbled... images all jumbled...
here inside my head
looking at this cyber world, through shades of rosy red

standing at the station...

standing... at the station...

in the pouring rain
a cybernetic nation...here comes my train

think it's time to go now
but I can't remember where

waiting for the moment...

waiting for the moment...

waiting for the moment...


waiting for the moment.
Track Name: all is forgiven
in the faith of I

all is forgiven .... all is forgiven


in the faith...of I

all is forgiven....all is forgiven


in the faith of I

all is forgiven...all is forgiven


in the faith, of I

all...is forgiven


in the faith of I

all is forgiven...all...

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