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Loving Echoes

by Scott Mannion

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‘Loving Echoes’ is the first solo album by New Zealand recording artist Scott Mannion, co-founder of Lil' Chief Records (Jonathan Bree, Princess Chelsea, the Ruby Suns) now living and recording in a medieval town in the mountains outside of Valencia, Spain. The album’s 10 tracks chronicle the timeline of an ill-fated relationship. A cult figure in the New Zealand alternative music canon, it is his first release in 15 years.

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released June 7, 2019

Recorded in Chelva, Oslo, Auckland and Swansea between 2012 & 2018
Recorded by Scott Mannion and Ryan McPhun
Clara’s vocals recorded by Victor Ayuso (6, 9)

Produced by Scott Mannion and Ryan McPhun

Mixed by Ryan McPhun and Jonathan Pearce (2, 3)

Mastered by Bevan Smith

Cover painting by Ben Lustenhouwer
Graphic design and Chelva photography by Elton Eerkens (eltoneerkens.tumblr.com)

All songs by Scott Mannion, except:

4. Not Exactly Deep
- Words by Scott Mannion
- Music by Scott Mannion & Ryan McPhun

7. Somebody Else’s Dream
- Words by Scott Mannion
- Music by Scott Mannion & Ryan McPhun

8. We Should Never Forget How This Started
- Words by Scott Mannion & Ryan McPhun
- Music by Scott Mannion

9. Your Kinda Love
- Words by Scott Mannion
- Music by Scott Mannion & James Milne

Perfomances by:

Adrián González Cortés (4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Alistair Deverick (1, 8)
Amparo Díaz Soriano (9)
Chelsea Nikkel (2)
Clara Bosch (8, 9)
Clara Viñals (6, 9)
Emily Zuch (5)
Ezequiel Lázaro Alcaide (9)
Hayden Eastmond Mein (1)
Inmaculada García Soriano (9)
James Milne (2, 6, 8, 9)
Jonathan Bree (1, 2, 3, 7, 9)
Kari Hammond (6)
Lara Despaigne Zacarés (4)
Laura Agustí González (4, 5, 6, 7, 8)
Li-Ming Hu (1, 2)
Ryan McPhun (all)
Scott Mannion (all)
Sergio Sánchez Lacalle (4, 5, 6, 7, 8)

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Scott Mannion Valencia, Spain

Artist and part-time recluse from New Zealand, co-founder of Lil' Chief Records, one half of dormant duo the Tokey Tones, now living and recording in a small mountain town in Spain.

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Track Name: Smoke
You are too intangible to touch, or hold
You are closest to smoke, I suppose
So the best that can be done
Is to breathe you in, sweet smoke
One breath of you is better than none
I'd just hold you for a second
Or else never breathe again
And choke

Guess I’ll choke then
Track Name: Be Your Mine
If you must know
All about it
I’ll tell you but you won’t be impressed
If you must go
And can’t see what this is
I guess I’ll just be your friend instead

If there’s nothing to this
Tell me why we do this
All the time
I’d be your mine

If you can believe
In what the stars are telling you to
I hope that you can believe me too
If you can invent
A dream that makes no sense
I would try to make it real for you
Track Name: Do It For You
You ask me if I’m mad
Or some kinda psychopath
You can’t understand why I’d wanna hang round
Well tell me what you demand, and...

I’d do it for you
Tell me what you like
I’d do it for you

I know that you’re upset
But I’m no kinda TV set
Our history, you could read it and weep
When I just wanna be your man
So tell me and...

Chorus

Yeah, I’d do whatever
Yeah, whatever

Chorus

Whatever, whatever
Track Name: Not Exactly Deep
What you mean to me
It's not exactly deep
But still I'd like to keep on
Loving you my sweet one

What you mean to me
It's not exactly deep
Still I'd like a repeat of
That feeling that you bring on

Oh, oh no
I'm not letting myself let
This get deep

It was nothing at all
You know that we were just fooling
It was nothing at all
Shouldn't have to say
It was nothing at all
This is how I recall it
Honest

What you mean to me
It's not exactly deep
But still I'd like to believe ya
When you say that you need me
Track Name: Juniper Tree
I never wanted to need you
I never wanted to care
I scoured my mind to erase you
But somehow you’re still there

Our words are hurtling like spitballs
Are we flirting or just mean?
To be knowing what’s going on
I’d give the heart of a juniper tree
Track Name: Somebody Else's Dream
Sometimes this seems like
Somebody else’s dream
An unfamiliar scene
I wish I could
Understand these things

I couldn’t want you more
No I couldn’t
Want you more
Track Name: You Are the Substance That I Can't Live Without
I never promised that I would be honest, but I try
I never made out that things would be great and that you’d never cry
But you’re pulling me under, the fire and thunder, in your eyes
You’ve struck me dumb see, I am completely petrified

And it feels like nothing
It feels like nothing
It feels like nothing, but
You are the substance that I can’t live without

I think it’s symbolic all this blood and vomit we’re tied up in
Oh, still we speak those, loving echoes and fantasize
But now I’m enraptured, truly captured, by the awful truth
I wanna shoot you up, but it’s just never enough, so I’m through
Track Name: We Should Never Forget
We should never forget how this started
Like a bayonet run right through us
Watching the sunrise from the beach where we had parked
Something connected and I held you in my arms

We should never forget how this started
Broken promises and jilted lovers
He said he’s gonna find a gun and kill me in the end
Well baby I don’t mind, my time is yours to spend

We should never forget how this started
Cause we’re losing it, it’s slipping past us
I couldn’t lie to you, I couldn’t lie
I wouldn’t lie to you, I wouldn’t try
Track Name: Your Kinda Love
Your kind of love, it can get me down love
Such a heavy love that I'm often smothered
You might think it's all a game but
Pretty soon there'll be no one to play you
Cause your kind of love it's gonna bring us down love

(but) there's something beautiful about the way you lie

Your kind of love it's a lost and found love
I'll never know just how you really feel about us
You've been chipping away at the edifice
So pretty soon there'll be nothing left of us
Your kind of love it's gonna bring us down love

(but) there's something beautiful about the way you lie

Your kinda love
Track Name: 9 Years
I once knew you better than now
But something got lost and I don’t know how
It’s not over
It’s not over

I know that we’ve let it rust
But you’ve got me so I’m feeling like it’s turned to dust
When it’s not over
It’s not over

Until it’s done, until it’s done

I wish you could be here now
So we could talk about it and work it all out
It’s not over
It’s not over

Nine years

Nine years and nothing to show