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Exit Times

by Ramirez Exposure

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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Just 100 copies, comes with an insert.
    Pressing plant delays, it should be ready to ship by the end of May

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Exit Times via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    12" Black vinyl standard edition, with insert.
    Pressing plant delays, it should be ready to ship by the end of May

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    Includes unlimited streaming of Exit Times via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Lovely vinyl-style cardboard sleeve. Includes a 24x36cm booklet/poster.
    Only 100 units.

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1.
The funny jokes you used to make or the hope you gave to me now I am a king of nothing you don’t want to see me again and now there’s nothing more then short stories but tonight I don’t want to feel like this Oh so wrong! and if you think my life is boring there is nothing wrong with that If I don’t drink, I can’t sleep Nobody said it would be easy Never felt like this before I'm going straight to somewhere don't plan to take those bridges and roads that lead nowhere Doing well I guess I can’t go on anymore Shiny shine with cloudy lanes Here it comes Everything is light and it’s alright So do with me whatever you want but this is the last time You're hardcore anywhere else some other kind of flesh It’s like a cold war tv show I want to know something more Never been like this before I’m going straight to somewhere Doing well I guess I can’t go on anymore
2.
Three miles of sparkling white sand shores will guide me through these exit times When the birds sing to attract my soul at night good vibes flow on in my beginner mind Hey love save me from these exit times Three miles of sparkling white sand shores will guide me through these exit times Hey love This world was great but now It’s even worse than hateful smooth jazz Hey love save me from these exit times
3.
Hey Mary There’s something in your eyes They are so deep-set with some wrinkles around It’s a nice day (if it rains) Hey Mary Have patience with me This stupid smile I wear could chase away all your fears It’s a nice day (if it rains) Hey, if you doubt my love Just play this song loud this love will burn away this way and... the entire house will shake yes, the entire house will shake
4.
Irony of ironies I abominate my memories Mishmash of tired clichés Can’t get them out inside my head So why don’t you kiss me now? Get close and never pull me away! Your eyes Your eyes run by my soul This place’s the devil’s spa It’s an untamed land We were born too late Why don't you kiss me now? Get close and never pull me away
5.
Lead me away from here to a far and lonely river I wish I could look evil like a tv cartoon villain Good old days can never be now Fate's all but what was in my mind For everyone who cares to listen I wasn’t made for these times Stop the world, I’m getting off! I don’t belong here (anymore) Good old days can never be now Fate's all but what was in my mind It all slows down day in and day out Well, here comes another fool with a good heart Take me away from here Under your beautiful wing.
6.
Dalingeria 03:32
Lost on the road to twilight Hollywood families on their way to havin fun I'm always wearing your red t on some meadow where nobody knows my name Welcome to a state of no return On a Motel with my Fata Morgana there’s a fool everybody knows and sometimes when the lights are out Sadness comes to pull all them apart Welcome to a state of no return Welcome to a state of no return Psychic science and fancy ladies, ladies.... Dalingeria / Dalingeria
7.
Vivid night dreams vivid night dreams or endless nights in which the demons dwell and eat inside of me trying to spoil my favorite dream God, Just give me the splendid, silent sun And I will never beg you again Hey, what’s your favorite kind of dream? Mine has five huge ships that will lead the way So, what’s your favorite kind of dream? I love to use these wings to keep my pains at bay So much sun made me lazy and wise Hey, what’s your favorite kind of dream? Mine has five huge ships that will lead the way So, what’s your favorite kind of dream? I love to use these wings to keep my pains at bay Hey, What’s your favorite kind of dream? In mine my dogs speak like well-bred people in need I’m about to disappear in my own world
8.
How does it feel to be the weirdest kid around while everybody else's needs are met? As strange as it may seem It's never bad to be the invisible man if you feel like it Don't let this bring you down You'll hit your stride one day seeking out there for the highest crags on earth Till then keep your head up high and wait in the park for the sunset to get rise You are going far!
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10.
There’s a show I’d like to see with you in my new home Shouldn’t have let you come but now I can’t let you go I know it’s hard for you it makes no sense I’ll share with you my sweet decline I’ll do it fairly well I love you more than a bottle of cheap red wine I love you more than ever Go pack your things away we’ll move out west and make new plans then we could start again Life’s like a beer commercial I write down ideas everyday just close your eyes my little girl I swear I need to cry (It’s playful-self deprecation) (A harmless self-deprecation)

about

"These Exit Times" is the name of a newsletter sent by an environmental organisation advocating the extinction of the human race as a solution to save the planet. When Victor Ramirez first came across the group on the internet a couple of years ago, it brought a smile to his face. But after some pondering on the subject, he decided that "Exit Times" would be the name of his sensational third album as Ramirez Exposure.

The record started to take shape in early 2020, after a musical hiatus that had lasted a year. It had been somewhat of a dark period, and Victor felt it was time to go back to recording songs. It would be the first time he would be doing so at home. He had managed to set up a small studio that would allow him to make some proper recordings, and without having to use a computer. He’d also started a new job, as an orderly in a hospital, which gave him time to record and cash to pay the rent.

Victor was ready to take on the task of making the album with the help—albeit from a distance, this time—of Ken Stringfellow (Posies, Big Star) and Brian Young (Jesus & Mary Chain, Ivy, Fountains of Wayne), both regular accomplices of the Spaniard in production and instrumentation duties. Working with the two of them feels very natural for him, even though they are in three different countries.

Looking back, it seemed as if he’d prepared himself for what was coming.

And so, the pandemic happened, and Victor found himself turning the ideas he had outlined on his phone into the songs for Exit Times. He was in a good place, personally and, despite the situation, he was happy to be able to contribute to society through his job at the hospital and, after coming home, to concentrate on his music and isolate himself from everything else.

Gradually, the sketches turned into luminous songs, with bright harmonies and lyrics that exude a fine irony. Victor admits that he strives to be a good pessimist every day, and the songs reveal a way of understanding life that relativises almost everything in order to stick with what’s really important. This subtle sense of humour in the lyrics, like the luminosity of his music, is vintage Ramirez, and is present throughout the album, and even on the cover. The artwork is a painting by German painter Angela Dalinger, depicting Victor himself, Colombo, his dog, and some meaningful objects. The vinyl record featured is George Harrison's Brainwashed.

Exit Times is a shiny collection of songs with a universal vocation, bathed in sunshine pop with touches of new psychedelia. All simmered under the Mediterranean sun, the same sun that illuminates the entire planet.

credits

released May 19, 2021

All songs written, produced and performed by Víctor Ramírez.
Except for ‘Bridges and roads’ and ‘Dalingeria’ written by Víctor Ramírez and J.T Prewitt.
This album was recorded between may and august 2020 on Tascam Model 24 at The Hills Home Studio in Valencia, Spain. Except for 'Dysfunctional Girl'. Recorded during June, 2016 on iZ RADAR Studio at The BBS Studio in Plainfield, NJ.
Electric guitars recorded at Little Canyon Studios in Valencia, Spain. This session was enginereed by Luis Martínez.
Mixing and additional production by:
Ken Stringfellow (TRACK 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8) at Le Son du Blé, Tours FR. Brian Young (TRACK 4,5) at Battersea Sound, Los Angeles, CA
Mastered by Ed Brooks and Rachel Fields at Resonant Mastering, Seattle, WA.
Artwork by Angela Dalinger. Design by Yelena Smith.
This is Ramirez Exposure album #3. © 2021 Lovemonk.

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Sunshine-pop singer, songwriter released by MUNSTER, LOVEMONK and HURRAH MUSIC.

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