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yellow house

by orchid mantis

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  • Orchid Mantis Cassette Bundle
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    A triple cassette bundle with three orchid mantis' cassette releases:

    yellow house

    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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    Cassette + Digital Album

    Cassettes are available in limited edition of 100 copies in green pistachio color and will be shipped from Slovakia. Second pressing.

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  • Yellow House Limited Edition Vinyl (ZT102)
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1.
lanterns 03:00
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
2.
porch song 04:00
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
3.
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
4.
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
5.
lifted 03:03
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
6.
[lake audio] 01:25
7.
rifts 03:01
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
8.
phantom limb 02:52
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
9.
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
10.
yellow house 04:35
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
11.
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
12.
dying light 03:20
dying light call my name tugging on my face i don't know where you are i don't like when we're apart

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.

credits

released November 11, 2018

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orchid mantis Atlanta, Georgia

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

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