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kulla sunset

by orchid mantis

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  • Orchid Mantis Bundle #2 (ZT083+123+130+131)

    A quadruple cassette bundle with four orchid mantis' cassette releases:

    kulla sunset
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/kulla-sunset-2

    light as leaving
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/light-as-leaving

    long division

    https://orchid- mantis.bandcamp.com/album/long-division

    flashbulb memory
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/flashbulb-memory

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1.
sunlight 04:09
wake up late in the night follow bright blinking lights fall asleep outside underneath a red sky fade your smile if you change your mind you build your bridge then burn it hesitate pull away i've been wasting in this state dive into myths of you summers drowned in pale blue if i knew what they'd done to you there is no time just sunlight
2.
there's nowhere for you now we're just passing down there graveyards & lost dogs i think i can help you but i've been wrong broken houses, two dead deer passing through a field & i see you, i see bloom there's a place we're running to where there are bright lights getting dim where do you begin there's no home for you now i just drive you around burnt barns, and empty lawns and there's no other the moon will sink, just to rise again
3.
pull 03:26
on the phone something wrong no one knows calm down, calm down in between land and sea pull me through into you slept till noon missing you slept till two in the afternoon
4.
on the lake burning sage and you're a lantern you are held by the night in the daylight i leave without saying goodbye you withdrew and i knew there's nothing here for you how do i live this life always hiding in the back of my mind there's no spirit i know there's no nightmare we hold onto our cares till they they outweigh us
5.
still life 02:45
you forgot where you where on the porch of the old house are you losing time? it feels like a still life i came back there all alone every place we used to go conjured hymns reaching inside there is nothing left to find i came back but it's all gone it's a very, very, temporary thought we just keep on living hoping we don't forget it
6.
kulla 01:06
7.
sunset twice 02:08
i watched the sun set twice today the eclipse hangs a beam my dog just wants to hide he knows this thing is powerful and in that light sunset and sunrise it looks like when you're dreaming looks like when you're dreaming i'll be out here in the dark until you show yourself there's a kind of silence that just cannot be helped and it's alright what is yours is mine i've wanted this forever now i want it for forever
8.
coming down 03:44
would you pull me aside look into my eyes, an empty light chasing alternate states where it's always the same and that's alright they don't love you there they breathe nothing coming down feeling stuck and your friends want it all to make sense but that won't last we roll over again till we're burning loose ends and we know that i can't sleep when i can't see the moon above me i can't sleep not when i just think about it all of the time all of the time and i don't know i don't know
9.
crystal lake 02:35
wait, feel it as it goes away still, dont you notice anything lie, lie beneath the lake my hands will start to shake vision will decay holding on to the wrong things i was doing fine before you came
10.
sunlight sticks in your eyes in the silence of the empty house stillness it will consume this all of the days we spent fighting our consciences tell me how bad does it hurt? it surrounds me everything at once everything that was standing (...this is the past, this is the present, and this is the future...) in your front yard trying to recognize what's lost apathy cradles you gently when the morning comes i'll be gone before the sun
11.
stye sky 02:46
stye sky and a morning rise there's nothing left in the quiet i constructed a map of the islands that we crossed to grab hold of our stye sky in your headsick bruises on yr skin peel the pages off the limbs stye sky
12.
tired in the morning spinning, light is distorted am i what you want am i enough fires in the daylight open eyes drifting over the sky and i'll be home so soon don't go follow me out into days of confusion sinking into yourself losing composure
13.
empty palms 04:20
time wears you down there is nothing left hold both my hands read my empty palms all at once i can feel it all flickers till its gone no replacing what has been lost in another life i am with you its a sacrifice and i miss you

about

"This album was written and recorded over 2 years, from 2015-2017.
Some tracks were conceived around the same sessions as Flashbulb Memory, others were written & recorded in the Yellow House studio within the last few months. The album was mixed & mastered by myself.

Kulla Sunset is a memory from when I was younger. I'm chasing dying light through the field, where the horses graze. It's late in the night at my grandparents summer house in Kulla, the Swedish country. There, the sun sets late and bright, and I follow it through tall grass, staring upwards through clasped hands. My grandparents sold the old house a couple years ago, but we still visit.

In sound, memories can be stitched together like a collage. There, they may create new associations and unique narrative forms. Kulla Sunset pulls from some of my strongest memories - both recent and long passed, distant details and places lost. These songs are arranged in a cycle: Beginning in the daylight, they follow the setting sun into night and finally into the dawn of morning. Somehow, this suits my own sense of memory: In the same way light leaks into a camera, leaving impressions on the film, every instance of my recollection contains traces from the glow of memories past - perhaps most strongly from the glow of the Kulla sun." - orchid mantis

Cover art credited to Jimbei Kawashima's original textile.
Special thanks to Ansley Roe for backing vocals on Graveyards & Lost Dogs and Miracle Strip.

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ZT083 ~ Z Tapes Records ~ 2018

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released March 12, 2018

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orchid mantis Atlanta, Georgia

found sounds, tape collages, and pop songs about forgetting.

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