Surplus

by Steven Ball

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released August 24, 2015

all songs written and performed by Steven Ball
recorded July 2015
mono, no effects

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Steven Ball London, UK

Steven Ball works across various audio-visual media including film, video, sound, and has exhibited in numerous exhibitions, screenings, and performances, since the nineteen eighties. He is also a member of the legendary post-punk DIY group Storm Bugs.

Also available by Steven Ball:
"Life of Barrymore" on Linear Obsessional Recordings
linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/life-of-barrymore
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Track Name: Artwash
it tastes like piss
it is piss
it is washed with piss
it reeks of piss
its piss is what you’re washed with
its piss is what you drink
it smells like piss
it is piss

it looks like shit
it is shit
it is smeared with shit
it stinks of shit
its shit is what you’re smeared with
its shit is what you eat
it smells like shit
it is shit

it trickle down
through anus mouth
round rectal tongue
it trickle down
art wash

it smells of sick
it is sick
it looks like sick
it is caked in sick
its sick is what it's steeped in
emetic artefact
tastes like sick
it is sick

it tastes like pus
it is pus
mouths suck on pus
drip with pus
gaping septic lesion
gangrene pustulant
tastes like pus
it is pus

it trickle down
regenerating
diarrhoea
sprays the town
art wash
Track Name: Home Economics
I live in a dynamic city destination
I live in a global statement
a global benchmark precinct
marries culture and design
cosmopolitan natural beauty
prime vibrant waterfronts
prime heated pool, prime gymnasium
prime features, prime location

stunning waterside address
canvas, bench becomes a gym
a running track or a cafe
unique natural water way
visionary vibrant evolution
world city retail class
leisure dining global statement
a connected complete community

I am happy in my home
I must be happy in my home
I should be happy in my home
you must be happy in your home
you should be happy in your home
you are lucky to have a home
Track Name: On (Not) Getting Things Done
productive
things to download
that help to do things
more efficiently

productive
getting things done
doing things better
more output, productivity

productive
efficiency
creativity
exchangeability

productive
personal goals
must be achieved
seriously

productive
visualize realise
prioritise
individuality

productive
self actualise
the neoliberal
that lurks within

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unproductive
fruitless and vain
worthless and futile
idle and ineffective

unproductive
unprofitable
valueless
unremunerative

unproductive
unrewarding
inefficacious
barren, infertile, dry

unproductive
unsuccessful
unprolific
uncreative

unproductive
embrace laziness
radical sloth
anarchic apathy

unproductive
self actualise
the neoliberal
that lurks within
Track Name: Melt Into Air
accelerating the death of meaning
surplus value, dept abstraction
seeping sentences of adverse selection
hanging metaphor of haemorrhaged reason

amortising adapt expectation
out of body diversification
fiscal contract disintermediation
dollarisation hyper inflation

circulation and accumulation
of information distribution
equilibrium disinflation
amortisation labour separation

infinite accumulation
competition and stagflation
backwardation and capitalization
automatic transmission

capital endowment
surplus investment
structural adjustment
financial instrument

hypothecation
equipartition
contributative
justification