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I Won't Untie The Knots

by Dave Wirth

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And you keep building it when all the wolves come around Things are vanishing, but you look so ravishing It’s in that song From passing cars, it’s smiling wide And shown to you on empty photo slides All the faces beam from smiling passerbys But in the burning fields we’ll leave when the lights have gone It’s in the cards tonight A fear of matches in the sights A melting scene if I ever saw one So let’s just die coz we’re trapped No use smiling now No use walking around No use taking our time I won’t untie the knots And we’ll run around and crash in run-down homes The roof is fallen in, but no one cares where we spend our youth The view goes down The kindness dries, our hearts grow hard Noisy parades pass by without a sound So let’s just give it all up No use driving around No use gazing at clouds No use trying to be found I won’t untie the knots So let’s just die coz we’re trapped No use smiling now No use walking around No use taking our time I won’t untie the knots  I won’t untie the knots


Critically acclaimed music producer and film composer Dave Wirth has been releasing music on the Fire, Fire, Red Star Down record label since 2005. A masters degree holder from the Eastman School of Music, and an unapologetic nerd about music, his energy for following new and inspired ideas is boundless.

Dave's first record titled "I & II" (2005) was an experimentation with slowcore indie-rock songs with melodically layered feedback. It wasn't until 2016 that Dave got into the studio again to record "Flutters." Flutters is an all-instrumental acoustic guitar record, released to critical acclaim. With his 2018 release "The Big Heavy," which also gathered critical acclaim for it's lyrics and melody, Dave explored more indie-folk arrangements with deeply layered voices and guitars.

On the film soundtrack side of things, Dave has been active as fuuuuuck. Having done scores with directors Madison Bounds (Crisp Lips, The Mumbler), Alex Rios (Deja Vu), Suzanne Moulton (Nowheres Wolf), Maurice Moore (The Place She Dwells), and Heather Halstead (Fetch). Finally, 2021 also saw the release of another Dave Wirth record, Cinematic Piano Improvisations.

"I Won't Untie The Knots" was the other 2021 release on FFRSD for Dave Wirth. This epic rocker was greatly influenced by Arcade Fire's second record Funeral and the strange but accessible melodies heard in Band Of Horses in their first two records. Lyrically, it's an expressionistic and blurry impression of modern life filled with the intimate dread of personal responsibility. Dave originally created and recorded Knots in a fit of passion in a random building in South Austin. Interestingly, the drums were not played to a click track. There are around 20 guitars overlaid throughout this recording. Some electric, some acoustic. Piano, and even mountain dulcimer.

If there's one thing about Dave Wirth you can expect, it's that you can't expect anything. He's always changing, always morphing, and always moving forward, embracing change and allowing it to affect everything he does.


Dave Wirth Releases on Fire, Fire, Red Star Down!

The Still Life: firefireredstardown.com/album/the-still-life
Cinematic Piano Improvisations: firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/cinematic-piano-improvisations
Flutters: firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/flutters
I & II: firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/i-ii


Crisp Lips (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/crisp-lips-original-motion-picture-soundtrack
The Mumbler (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack): firefireredstardown.bandcamp.com/album/the-mumbler-original-motion-picture-soundtrack


released February 11, 2021

Dave Wirth: Composer, Mixing Engineer
Dave Sykut: Mastering Engineer (www.davidsykutrecording.com )


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