The Death Of Copyright EP

by Mark Northfield

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First EP from the forthcoming album Alterations. Contains the naggingly catchy philosophical disco of THE DEATH OF COPYRIGHT and its almost-classical counterpart track from the album, THE FORECASTER.

For an in depth commentary about all the tracks from the album, see the 'alterations revealed' page on Mark's official website:

The handmade animation video for the EP's title track - lovingly created by Mark over several increasingly late nights - can be seen in all its wordy glory on YouTube.

This EP also contains an old-skool 12" style 'stretched out' mix of another track from the album, HEADLONGING.

The fourth track here should be a bleakly beautiful cover of ABBA's THE DAY BEFORE YOU CAME, but as Bandcamp doesn't permit covers to be sold, it has been replaced in this store by an exclusive instrumental version of Headlonging (Stretched Out).

The Day Before You Came can be found on the EP listing in most of the usual online stores (iTunes, emusic, Amazon etc) and also CD Baby, who are officially warmer and cuddlier than any of the aforementioned:


'marvellously crafted tunes'
SPUTNIK MUSIC (featured in staff reviewer Adam Downer's top 100 albums of the decade)

'like a Tim Burton movie for the ears - quirky, detailed, immaculately produced'

'flutters between Beatles-grade melody and esoteric dissonance'

'intelligent and literate'


released July 11, 2011



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Mark Northfield Bracknell, UK

Pianist and singer/songwriter from Berkshire, England. Also founder member of piano trio Cherry Mint Koala. Mark makes eclectic, melodic and slightly melancholic pop/rock, with prominent classical and theatrical influences. Often collaborates with other vocalists drawn from a variety of genres. Somewhat unpigeonholeable. ... more

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Track Name: The Death Of Copyright
I heard a pop song today
It was grimly efficient
It brought me to my knees
In three terrible minutes
I saw my life go by
I saw the crashing of empire
It stole my DNA
Then claimed I had no father

I heard a rock song today
It took me for a ride
Before I'd even given consent
I saw the whites of my eyes
I saw the heads of the surfers
It made me feel a man
Then inserted inverted commas

And now I'm all alone
And now I'm all alone
And now at last I'm all alone

There's nothing on the radio
The static slips into my heart
I lost what I never had
'Twas all about the taking part
The air fairly hums with dreams
But I don't sing their melodies
I sing what I cannot hear
'Twas all about the part you played
It's all about the way the chorus fades

Aujourd'hui j'ai entendu une tube
Elle était sinistrement efficace
Elle ma fait tomber aux genoux 
Pendant trois minutes terribles
J'ai vu ma vie passer devant moi
J'ai vu la chute de l'empire
Elle m'a vole le ADN
Puis elle a pretendu
Que je n'aie pas de pere

Et maintenant je suis toute seule
Et maintenant je suis toute seule
Et enfin je suis toute seule

Que idioma es
Que idioma es
Que idioma es 

Heute hörte ich ein Rock Song
Es brachte mich in Fahrt
Bevor ich Zustimmung gegeben hatte
Ich sah das Weiß meiner Augen
Ich sah die Köpfe der Surfers
Ich fuhlte mich wie ein Mann
Dann setzte es Anführungszeichen ein

Und jetzt bin ich ganz allein
Und jetzt bin ich ganz allein
Und nun shießlich bin ich ganz allein

There's nothing on the radio...
Track Name: The Forecaster
She sings the forecast
Languorous and gorgeous
Clouds moving southwards
Hazardous ambassadors


Snow looms for curlews
Sleet down on lower ground

Clear skies by morning
Black ice then forming
Expect disruption
Widespread til luncheon

She sings the forecast
Lowestoft to Fishguard
Well-versed assertions
The cadence of seasons


All our futures
From Bracknell to Lancaster
Storms and warm fronts
And warnings of coastal fog
Falling pressure
From Thurso to Exeter
Drizzly days with no end
She wryly smiles
No extremes in these Isles

A flourish to finish
The temperature cadenza

So ends the broadcast
Fine science and hard art
All's dark
All's dark
Track Name: Headlonging (stretched out)
Big head small head medium sized head
Rush head spin head over to you there
Them there us they're equally likely to
Fight do might do what I been meanin to
See to be two double the fun but not
Just not quite not double the time to kill
Road kill joy kill anything else that comes
Fast comes fierce comes free of association
Amen a leading inexorably
A freeze a nothing can ever be
Safe be sure be more than the sum of your
Past your art you're sellin yourself a bit
Short bit deep bit drawin the poison out
Side out stake out sneakin around I get
Bored get lost get carbon sequestering
Home ring drug ring snuggling in skin
Head skin tight skin showin your name and age
Less hey jester generous to a fault
Foot fault tip fold fingers and hunker down
South down powerdown out for the count and his
Teeth his meat his crossin the border appeal
A scream a what has got into you
Win you grin you what have you done to me
Sink me drink me under the table with
Fear with fur with lager lager been
There been done been over the moon with that
Cow that tale that exaggeration but
Where but why but how on earth do we
Fall we turn we spin out of gun control
Pet troll wild troll muzzled and puzzled I'm
You I'm through I'm living without the one
That one long gone always a step ahead / removed

I want something to hold on to

You moved through moved living without the one
That one long gone always a step removed...

I want something to hold on to