The need to know (EP)

by Robb Benson (as SHELK)

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A new adventure into demo land, basement tracks in the home studio.
EVERYTHING is Robb the songwriter except for the words on THE CODES from NEO GLIMMER who you really need to look up on YOUTUBE to understand, also the awesome lead guitar on track 1 FORCEFIELD are by the amazing "Tim DiJulio". The very last song is an amazing poem penned by my hero Alex Green, i turned a bunch of his poems into songs! It was released on a demo many years ago but needs to be shared again now because it keeps showing up in Darla's dreams!! :)

Everything else is done by myself Robb Benson.

Expressing myself in the basement is kinda my fave art.
Thank you so much for taking a listen to my tunes!

-Robb the songwriter

PS- I can write your poems into song... for details or check www.poemtosong.com

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released June 10, 2018

all Robb Benson

except lead guitar on track one by Tim DiJulio

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Shelk Seattle, Washington

Hi I am Robb Benson and I started SHELK as a potential future band back in 2013. Released a full album that year on CD then many digital only basement releases have followed. Eventually became Stereo Embers but that is more of a rock and roll outfit and SHELK is now the solo indie side project (with friends at times) These basement demos are the seeds I release each year. Thanks for listening! ... more

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Track Name: Forcefield
Everyone sleeps with a shadow
Twisting in scenes their shades are growing like flowers at such high speeds that don't exist in this 3D
and the melting plots of time are crying to tell us the news about all truths that are blended into lies before our eyes and spread through the air like seeds infecting us all
if there was ever a time for a forcefield it's now

Waves of human deception pulses add hoc to turn the untrained eye away from love LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE
Track Name: Dream like
The new language
comes from the sun
this heart expanded
sees all sides
and surprise

We are born into veils
and light patterns bathe in colors
turning and pulsing
at a rate we accept and decide is complete

New signals press us to open optical balance
and perception expands

Everything we thought we knew
will become dream like
dream like
Everything we thought we knew
will become dream like
dream like

in this new found awareness
expanded sees all sides
and surprise

Everything we thought we knew
will become dream like
dream like
Everything we thought we knew
will become dream like
dream like
Track Name: To every lost art
If there was ever a need to know
What the wind is saying when it bends your ear
Make like a tree and vine out
Like a solution to the ripe crisp cold

Arms out rabbit soft
a tenth of the way
to EVERY LOST ART
and write it down
When the words fill time
with a teaming light
A tenth of the way
write it down
writing down

What if we don't find the words
are enough to bend your ear
Dark and lonely monsters sneaking in to your dreams
Track Name: Comfort Zone
balance the twisted
into the wind
and let the parts equal out

and bathe in the light
to refine
let the parts equal out

Your comfort zone
Track Name: Bend and break (a page from the sleep)
Mixed signals we hunt in lines in hopes to find what we need before we

Bend and break
and bend and break
and bend and break
and bend

penalties unguarded
hidden in the cool earth
mysteries deliveries

Bend and break
and bend and break
and bend and break
and bend

A page from the sleep:

Spinning wheel the light bulbs pop
Miracles and dandelions my how you've changed

Bend and break
and bend and break
and bend and break
and bend

Give me the trials
I want your reaching hand
in and out of the pocket the waves hit the sand

Bend and break
and bend and break
and bend and break
and bend

A Page from the sleep
Track Name: the CODES of Neo Glimmer
Look up NEO on YOUTUBE
this song has already had 7000 listens
It's some intense stuff
Track Name: Birthday song in B flat
I need to ask Alex for the poem again.. it was years ago!

such a great poem!

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