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Ascension

Incarnate

SIDE A:

Incarnate


SIDE B:

Shrapnel (from the Carpet)
October


7" Vinyl 45 (7") ($6,66)

Three songs,
on black vinyl

Purchase

ROBERT SCHIPUL The American Scene album
ROBERT SCHIPUL Cute-Core album
ROBERT SCHIPUL Cute-Core sheet music
1997 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
1998 Teenbeat Sampler compilation album
1999 Teenbeat Sampler
2000 Teenbeat Sampler
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
2010 Teen-Beat Other Music Sampler compilation album
Teen-Beat Holiday Card 2010/2011 compilation album
ASCENSION Incarnate 7-inch vinyl 45
ASCENSION (Robert Schipul)
Incarnate
7" vinyl 45

LINER NOTES


PLAYERS

Robert Schipul, vocals, piano


GUEST PLAYERS

Aaron Smith, distorted guitar on 1


MIXED BY

Mark Robinson,

at ?, USA


RECORDED BY

Aaron Smith,

at Rob's house, New Milford, Connecticut, USA
on cassette 4-track
Spring, 1996


MUSIC COMPOSITION

Robert Schipul


LABEL ILLUSTRATION

Missy Kulik


PHOTOGRAPHY

Robert Schipul


COVER DESIGN

Mark Robinson, Teen-Beat Graphica


ET CETERA


RECORDING NOTES

Religious imagery always seems to show up in my songs. My father was a Lutheran minister and I probably spent about half of my formative years within the confines of a church. Because I played piano at a young age, I was often asked to accompany the choir or leading the hymns/service music when our organist was out of town. One of my fondest memories of this was playing "Icicle" by Tori Amos as a prelude to Sunday service. It was a beautiful song - one could mistake it for an impressionist-era piece by Debussy or Ravel - but the lyrics spoke of twisting the sacred with the profane. My favorite line was "I think the Good Book is missing some pages". I don't think anyone in church picked up on that, but it was my way of subverting the rigid and traditional confines that I was expected to accept.

I would also make up my own instrumental pieces for incidental music at church. I think "Incarnate" and "October" were recycled many times for this purpose. It was around my sophomore year in high school when I really started researching other religions and philosophic viewpoints and was also yearning for a time when things seemed much simpler. There is a battle within the self in these songs - getting caught between the black and the white - which represented to me that the world is so much bigger and more complex than just one interpretation of it.

"Incaranate" also ripped off a beat from an Amy Grant song, so I guess the sacred and profane came full circle on that one.

Another song recorded during this period was called "Black Magic" and it appeared on the 1997 Teenbeat sampler. It's one of my favorite songs and also my first song to ever appear on compact disc.
- Robert Schipul, March, 2010


ASCENSION, Robert Schipul

RELEASE DATE

June 26, 1996


FORMAT

7" vinyl 45


LENGTH

8 minutes, 46 seconds

3 tracks


CATALOGUE No.

Teen-Beat 211


DETAILS

500 pressed.


JACKET:
black ink on off-white striped vellum.


LABELS:
metallic silver on white paper.


Catalogue:
Teen-Beat 1996 catalogue, metallic light blue ink on 11" x 17" white paper.


Printed by
ASAP, Arlington, Virigina


Pressed by
United Record Pressing, Nashville, Tennessee


DISCOGRAPHY


SINGLES

Incarnate [as Ascension]


ALBUMS

April
Live on WXCI
Cute-Core
6 Songs
Puffy Paint
The American Scene
Winter
Everything Stays the Same, the More You Want It to Change
Walking on a Wire
A Safe Way to Sound
Water & Light
Spiralling
Robert Schipul
Chemical Constellations
Summersky
Plays songs of The National
Dream Theft


COMPILATIONS

1997 Teenbeat Sampler
Cooler Than Empty Vee
1998 Teenbeat Sampler
Pixies Tribute (not released)
1999 Teenbeat Sampler
2000 Teenbeat Sampler
2001 Teenbeat Sampler
The Unlike Label Sampler 2002
2010 Teen-Beat / Other Music Sampler
Teen-Beat Holiday Card 2010/2011
We Believe You (His Name is Alive tribute)


ALSO

UNREST: Teen-Beat 26th Anniversary
Teen-Beat Checklist Cards


SONGS

A Century of Fakers
A Sadness Lasts 1000 Years
Aqua Marine
As Evening Sets In
Ascension
Autumn
Autumn Serenade
Baby Fish Mouth
Beautiful Day
Beautiful Nothing
Belton Circle
Better Off Unknown
Black Magic
Black Sunday Rain
Blind
Bloodbuzz Ohio
The Blue Falls Down
Blue Spring
Brilliantly
Change From the Offering Plate
Close Your Eyes
Could U Even Love Me
The Country Church
Crossover
Dagger
The Darkest Days
Dead Dreams
December
Declaring the Attack
Deserter
Electionation
Everything I Touch Gets Ruined
Evil is Live Backwards
Expectations
Fly Away
Foundation Day
The Friendly Beasts
Frost Covers Everything
Further Away
Gleaning What the Reapers Sow
Good King Wenceslas
Grapefruit
Grey Mind
Hallowed Groundings
Halloween
Haunted Streets In the Early Morning
The Herald Angels
Here You Can Dream
The Holly and the Ivy
How Could You Possibly
I Burn Myself
I Could Find You If I Really Wanted To
I Still Come Back for More
Ice-Pulse
In a Grave
In Comes April
In Orion
Incarnate
Into the Villa
Introduction
It DoesnŐt Get Any Worse Than This
ItŐs Too Late Now, Baby
January (Pool of Ice)
Land
Landscape Painting
Letters for Ellen
Little Earthquakes
Live In My Heart
Lost
Maps
Mary
Mistaken for Strangers
Moon Beach
Moon Over Boston
Morning Gold Light
Night Terrors
No One Special
Not Even Breathing
Not Everyone Has a Home
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Come O Come Emmanuel
O Holy Night
October
Oh Well
On the Radio
Past the Mission
Patriotic Up Rise
Piano Sucks
Promenade
Punk Rock Child
Red Hot Air Balloon
Religion
Republic
Responsible
Return Policy
Round and Round
Schizophrenia
Schoolyard
Scratchings
Send My Face
Severed Hand
Shrapnel From the Carpet
Silent Night
Silver and Gold
Sling In My Hand
Slow Show
Snoozer
Sonata 1
Sonata 2
Sonata 3
Sonata 4
Sonata 5
Sonata 6
Sonata 7
Sorrow
Sounds In the Street
Spiralling
Spiralling (7Ó Pop Edit)
Spit in Half
Spittle
Spring Near Cornwall
Stem
Storm in August
Sugar
Sunday Smile
Super-Connected
Swallowed By the Moor
Sweater Off
Swing
Takeaway
Teething Brute
Thankful 4 U
There is a Light That Never Goes Out
Tightrope
Too Far Too Long
Treasure
Turn Out the Lights
Turn the Light Off
Twisted Spires
Underground
Underneath the Moon
Untitled
The Visiting Clientele
Waiting For Snow
Wash Me Out
The Wassail Song
Waterwheels
Wexford
When Heroes Fall Down
Where Is My Mind?
The Wind Over the Water
Winter
Witch
The Witching Hour