Released June 5, 2004
Re-Released August 19, 2009
|001||Preambles in 3rd Person||(1:49)|
|002||Dance of the Manatee||(4:21)|
|005||A Seafarer's Knot||(4:01)|
|006||Orphan Anthem '86||(5:00)|
|09||The Walls of Jericho||(4:04)|
|012||Kyla Cries Cologne||(3:22)|
|014||When the Bough Breaks||(1:19)|
A Miracle Elixir
The Elixir bearing this label, so surpassingly agreeable and gratifying to the taste, is intended to be an efficient substitute for those repulsive bitter tonics against which the delicate stomach so often revolts. The secret carbon-filtered blend of extracts from fifteen different herbs and root tarks promotes the capacity for Learning and Open-Mindedness, strengthens the Nerves, and revitalizes the Spirit while effectively warding off negative symptoms brought on during periods of Vibrational Chaos and Unsettling Earth Changes.
...i'll give you a home.
...this town is made of starfish-
i need a seahorse.
...i let them circle 'round
and defeat me
...if there's a nurse that takes
your ears in ration- seta a
plate to feed the stifled steel
if there's a nurse that feeds
your erm soaked dinners
on a tray of bones and orange peels
Management by Frank Hill
album artwork by Brett Stowers and inspired by Douglas Florian
recorded and mixed at reeltime studios in denton, tx
mastering done by Sterling sound
for lyrics- tour dates- and info regarding FTM- please visit ftmband.com
the next album will be better (unless it's worse)
fair to midland is (but not limited to)
andrew - vocals
clifford - guitars
nathin - bass
brett - percussion
matthew - pianos, etc.
Produced and Engineered by Mitch Lerner.
except for 'intermission' and 'abigail' - Produced ad Enghineered by Andrew Sudderth.
'cipieron' and 'when the bough breaks' - Produced and Engineered by Matt Langley.
Additional vocals on 'granny niblo' by Steven Price and Dillan Tomberlin.
string arrangements on 'granny niblo' and 'the walls of jericho' performed by Katia Reeb
Dance Of The Manatee (Demo 1)
Dance Of The Manatee (Demo 2)
Orphan Anthem '86 (Demo 1)
Orphan Anthem '86 (Demo 2)
Granny Niblo (Demo 1)
Granny Niblo (Demo 2)
The Walls Of Jericho (Demo 1)
The Walls Of Jericho (Demo 2)
Kyla Cries Cologne (Demo)
A Wolf Descends Upon the Spanish Sahara (Demo)