The Sound of Your Voice: Volume Five Demos

by The Twelve Canons



"The Sound of Your Voice: The Last of the Twelve Canons" is a two-disc set comprised of a variety of unreleased tracks from horror-folk band, The Twelve Canons. The first seventeen tracks represent the planned set of songs to be recorded for "Volume Five", chosen in brainstorming sessions between Jim Durocher and Justin Norman.

The first of these tracks, "The Sound of Your Voice", was recorded with proper equipment in a mental institute prior to Jim's death. It reflects the evolving sound of the Canons, picking up where "Volume Four: Sacrifice" left off in terms of production and instrumentation.

The eleven tracks following it are demos recorded for internal writing purposes, now made public. These tracks were intended to be re-recorded on the same equipment as "The Sound of Your Voice" along with two new songs Jim had written, which unfortunately were never recorded in any form. Most of these were recorded on a laptop microphone at different points over the last five years, while "The Seas and the Fires Are Endless" was recorded by Justin at the Abbe Care Center in the outdoor courtyard.

The remaining tracks are songs that were not intended for "Volume Five", recorded in demo format on a laptop mic over the course of the last several years.


released March 25, 2014

Jim Durocher - vocals, acoustic guitar, lyrics
Justin Norman - electric bass, keyboards, vocals



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The Twelve Canons Marion, Iowa

The Twelve Canons were formed sometime in 2001 or 2002 in Des Moines, Iowa by singer/guitarist Jim DuRocher. After three albums with members Sam Gold and Alex Body, the Twelve Canons stripped back to a two-piece with the addition of multi-instrumentalist Justin Norman. The music combines folk, pop, and unbridled horror into one bitter, but ultimately rewarding package. ... more

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Track Name: The Sound of Your Voice
These years away
Have drawn lines on your face
The pictures they make
This home and this lake

Sleep like angels
In wake of thee
Lord knows I am following
The sound of your voice

My humble home (the light beneath the dim sky)
My beautiful home (the echoes glow through the night)
I'll be here
God filling my ears

With song like angels
In wake of thee
Lord knows I am following
The sound of your voice
Track Name: Your Life (demo)
...have you read your tickets?
It seems that your mind is child like
You ride through the thickets
The same ones you planted
As a child

And when you die
Then, James, oh my
You'll find your life
Was more than ill spent time