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    A triple cassette bundle with three orchid mantis' cassette releases:

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    flashbulb memory (Track & Field Records)
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/flashbulb-memory

    hessdalen light (Track & Field Records)
    orchid-mantis.bandcamp.com/album/hessdalen-light

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about

This album is dedicated to the short-lived Yellow House studio, in which this album was written and recorded throughout the summer of 2018, immediately after the release of the last project.

Immersed in an intense period of inspiration, I conceived Yellow House as a response to (and continuation of) my previous work, driven by an unshakable feeling that I was in the position to do everything that album did better and more cohesively, and that the loose narrative thread connecting these last few albums (Flashbulb Memory onward) continued to extend directly into the new songs I was writing. It feels important somehow to share these songs as close to the release of Kulla Sunset as possible - almost as a second half, and as a proper conclusion to this creative era.

Many songs utilize imagery and sampled material associated with esoteric, supernatural, and generally transcendental experiences and themes. This came about as a natural extension of what has consistently excited me about listening to and creating music - the mystical associations it has with altered states of consciousness and heightened human awareness. Effective music (and art) has an unparalleled capability to elevate our engagement with reality - this is evident to anyone who has had transcendent and surreal experiences through live performance, or just through solitary instances such as appreciating the harmony of ones external surroundings and what they are listening to in their headphones.

Yellow House picks up where my previous project left off in the ongoing construction of my own personal mythology and symbology derived from the most meaningful and transformative forces in my life. Last year, an emblem of my childhood, my grandparent’s yellow house in Sweden, was sold and repainted, forever altered. As if predestined, that same year my friends and significant other rented out a new yellow house - in physical terms, this is where I spent the last year writing and recording this album (and parts of the last), but in a larger sense, the yellow house represents the synchronous, cyclical patterns the trajectories of our lives seem to adhere to: nothing is ever truly here, and nothing is ever truly gone – leaving and returning, reoccurring.

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released November 11, 2018

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Track Name: lanterns
when you work this out
i'll help you burn it down
inside an empty house
i know only embers now

and i can see through the half-light
glowing candles on the floor
and eyes that float like lanterns
dandelion dreams

when the sun comes out
i hope you're still around
no way to tell you how
i know only embers now
Track Name: porch song
you stayed awake
on the front porch
waiting for sundown
just staring at the clouds

feels like the days are
always getting longer
your pain
it's all gone

what did you want to be
eternal now
and after all this life
i don't know now

we stayed awake
till the day dripped
out of our heads
we drift into the dark

i find it hard just to wander
on through this life
your pain
you're so far
Track Name: dragged out underneath the lights
drenched in moonlight
as you open your eyes
see me sometimes
in the back of your mind

when you're walking home at night
and dragged out underneath the lights
something to lose yourself inside
the way you haven't in a while
the streets are white
reflect the sky
only alive until you die

meet me outside
tell you what's on my mind
we'll be alright
cause you know you're coming back
coming back

and when it gets too loud
you're coming back
coming back
you don't have to shout
we're coming back
coming back
Track Name: sun in your eyes
with the sun in your eyes
shadows moving outside
bring me back to your light
can't get out of bed

in the night
falling out
heavy eyes
looking down

when you find out for yourself
nothing else ever helps

when i went out
the lights were off
the yellow house
the doors are locked

and we left home
to start again
forfeit control
where you begin
Track Name: lifted
low
comatose
light it on fire
waste my time

low
on the phone
let it all out
i'll be around
when you come down

i can't get by
doing without
waiting around
until you come down

waking up and i can feel the weight is lifting again
floating up it's an infinite distance to tread
Track Name: rifts
i was wrong
come and find me
i am no one
possess no body

out of it
coming back there
unaware
just a tear in my mind
goes nowhere

when the dark
brings me down
i'll return
to the start

on and on
can you see me?
we're repeating
caught in this dream
Track Name: phantom limb
i was lying
in the grass
the sun was shining
covered by
hanging vines
and it was quiet

it was clear
and it was calm
and in the silence
feeling time
as it went by
and disappeared

no more falling out
it's a phantom limb
never been without
always been within

in the night i will try to come and find it
it's a fire we all try to keep alive
Track Name: coming back around
coming back around
there's a light outside
can't see clearly
through the trees
and the fog

only embers now
rain blew all the coals out
i'm in the endless
floating out
all around

you rack your mind
with all we left behind
nowhere to hide
we've been here the whole time
Track Name: yellow house
couldn't sleep it off
ominous thoughts
keeping me up
light is peeking in
morning again

when i do pin the feeling down
i can't ever get it out right
just keep grinding away at
all the things that you rely on

we will carry on
live with our thoughts
bury our lungs
i am still too young
funeral songs

guess that we're all
leaving now
standing in the empty house
moving on and moving out
haunt me now
Track Name: no moon (white stars)
forming a full moon tonight
outside i'm consumed by the light
branches lie dormant beside you
planets in orbit around you

i walked to the edge of the dock
silent, vacant and dark
the water reflecting nothing
as emptiness hangs in the sky
and no moon
Track Name: dying light
dying light
call my name
tugging on my face

i don't know where you are
i don't like when we're apart

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