Two

by Bounte

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Chicago producer Bounte further develops his clever integration of myriad synths, beats, vocals, and ambient textures into a gripping blend of electronic, pop, jazz, and classical structures in his second full-length album, Two. Hard-hitting electro anthems like "Small Together" and "What’s in the Cards" are contrasted with delicate, mournful ballads "Unborn" and "Taking You", while label-defying tracks like "Thingawowzer" showcase Bounte’s musical inventiveness and creative programming.

Guest appearances by local musicians add variety and flavor rooted in the Chicago scene. Alan Ruffin of Silver Atlas contributes the majority of vocals, joined by Brittany Bindrim of i:scintilla, Lauren Cheatham of The Atomica Project, and Young Hoodchiano. Production by Wade Alin of The Atomica Project/Christ Analogue adds a final sheen of clarity and excitement to the mixes.

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released September 8, 2010

Dean Dunakin - songwriting, lyrics, programming, production, turntables, trumpet
Alan Ruffin - vocals tr. 1 4 7 10, lyrics tr. 7 10
Lauren Cheatham - vocals tr. 2
Brittany Bindrim - vocals tr. 5
Young Hoodchiano - vocals and lyrics tr. 9
Wade Alin - production
Hanzsek A/V - mastering

All songs published by Zen Dozer (ASCAP).

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Bounte Chicago, Illinois

Producer Dean Dunakin combines structural elements of electronica, jazz, pop, classical, and rock into a range of collage-like songs that groove easily, yet reveal their inventiveness to listeners who long to dig deeper.

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Track Name: Small Together
loving fear from the mother holds you
loving arms of the father holds you
so small together, but just enough
so small enough to hold you back

your troubled past: questions contained in lies.
always so close but never known
why can't you figure out?
living grey:
you're dressed in white
your mood is black
can you take it back?

movements of change: gestures that seem to unwind.
fly golden wings up and away,
but not so high.
living safe:
it's all they gave
it's all you've got
can you give it back?
Track Name: Unborn
as you take in this world, my child,
you're bound to lose your way.
the road just past, or tomorrow's,
lead to forever in your eyes.

mapping endless paths of sorrow
behind your hard-packed smile.
all the garbage you take into your soul,
well, it never comes back out.

in time you will grow older,
no wiser than you were.
the time you dwell in memory
is time away from life all told.

are you ready for this, unborn child?
no life, no death, no truth or lies,
you will take in more than you can see.
you will never wake, you'll never sleep,
you won't have any dreams.
Track Name: Zone Drone
driven here with hope for the people.
brothers and sisters
sharing the sights and sounds.
we all say it's a winner,
collectively unconscious
what lies beyond the border.
it's a third place badge in a blue ribbon case,
a small-town act with a big-city face.
we don't win here; we simply stop the others.
It won't slow me down,
but the finish line is simply the end.

you take it down
throw it to ground
kick it around
and you bust my heart
(repeat)

winter pours through my window,
more ugly and cold
the longer I stay here.
There's tickets just for standing,
but stepping out of line
means running down my neighbor.
we fit stereotypes here.
I'm shocked that I could judge
someone that I barely know.
Reach out a hand,
am I waving or drowning?
The city's hard love's
a pretty sad and lonely friend.

you take it down
throw it to ground
kick it around
and you bust my heart
Track Name: Lead Me
right he said i did it wrong
doubted words of reassuring love
rising loneliness from the past
writing in a loss long gone

right he said now do it right
animals preceding a carnal night
back up or do it all wrong
(he said)
save truth for later just play it strong

lead me.
force your hand
to earn my kiss;
a lighter touch I'd barely miss.
gentle is nothing,
prefer if you're cussing
and screaming out.
don't whisper my name.

Hard right here to get into live
lonely place to face without some love to give
barren cold caress of the hand
hard to know how tender he is

time i said would reveal love
he said i sound, right he said i sound ambiguous
Hard he said I've been here too long
(he said)
no tender moment just play it strong

lead me.
force your hand
to earn my kiss;
a lighter touch I'd barely miss.
gentle is nothing,
prefer if you're cussing
and screaming out.
don't whisper my name.

come on come on
...
you'll lay me down on
i'll say my prayers on
...
Track Name: What's in the Cards
people are praying
people are playing
people are fighting
people are trying
people are dying
people are crying

some they are given
forever living
some day I'll give in
conditions higher
well life is higher
than those deniers

What's in the cards
What's in the cards
What's in the cards

What's in the cards
What's in the cards
What's in the cards
for you and me

conditions higher
make it higher
conditions higher

What would you give
What would you give
What would you give

What would you give
What would you give
What would you give
for you and me
Track Name: Traveling for the Money
"I don't actually know the precise lyrics, but here is my interpretation"
--Bounte

...Money money money

Turn on your TV this is about me
Big chains I'm a rockin A B
Everyone gonna know who's that guy
Everybody see a white light
Big Boi chains that rock in them jewels
slick set of moves that parkin them dudes
Oh my god I got to have money
these big chains i'm walkin behind
scratch your hair about me now
pick me then I'm coming out
Everybody know it's his
who'll ever rock and get it good
Oh my god now that's a star
Oh my god he's got that car
See, everything of me is motherfuckin crazy

for
The money the money the money
I'm traveling for the money

boom
yeah

Walk in the room all eyes on me
So much love from bringing the honeys
The guys looking over like they wanna try me
Now don't get a twist that I keep it on me
Time is money and money don't wait for
so i gotta get to where i gotta go
Everybody wants to go to hollywood
where the shoppers speed fast and money is all good
Life is a test so I'll be your key
Try to prove fast that life's reality
Everybody wish, but what do they see?
a young rich cat that looks just like me

The money the money the money
I'm traveling for the money

Oh my god I got to have money.
Turn it to the max and the speakers go boom.
Track Name: Taking You
I always thought she was screwing you over.
Friends always talk, but they don't want to hurt you.
Life doesn't change; with the years you've put in, it's the same.

Take it from me, you were much better off then.
She was dragging you down with the shit you put up with;
the wireframe says it doesn't work.

Hope the children are safe in a new haunted house.
The monks are outside, but they don't have to torch her.
Doing just fine on her own.

Everyone says just give it some time.
The pills and the drinking are not worth your time.
They're killing you. She's killing you.

Oh, I've been there. We've been there.