Here we have a mixtape I made awhile back. I used Lyvo’s tracks that I pulled off bandcamp as the germs for these songs, I remixed, stretched, and changed the tracks around a bit. Lyvo published his project, Chapter I&II, as creative commons which is awesome. I took the tracks and composed some original lyrics to give the songs some form. Thanks for listening 🙂
I’m a simple man
by the ascendance I feel
through & all about me.
In the echoing crescendo
herald by the buds
of the stretching spring tree,
in the reply from the
gathering acorns, pausing,
looking through me,
in the eyes of another
who holds mine in momentary matrimony,
rather then the usual,
a demonstration a performance,
an assertion of ones own dominance.
Sometimes it becomes so shockingly clear
that it can’t but cause
a stirring disturbance in me.
A need for coming back,
a need for returning from that place
whispered of in our dreams.
I huddle inside my shelter,
a gift so long condemned
as the original sin,
and do as instructed
by the ego within.
Check out this video created by Pelham!
This video features a track off Pelham’s recent release. The location of the video is the iconic Stone Arch bridge in Minneapolis. Pelham, apart from being an original musician, is a producer who is engaged in the overall Minneapolis music scene. He has collaborated with Sketchy Kids by featuring a video in our original cable access television show. He runs Meteor Base, a studio specializing in music production and marketing. Not only that, he coordinates a open mic in Northeast Minneapolis.
Pelham’s work in the community shows in this video. Other musicians in the local scene make appearances in the video, which is really cool for me to see! Unfortunately I was unable to make the shoot myself, but it goes to show that Pelham’s community is on point.
Check out the video and be sure to support local artists!
I woke up stained.
I don’t know when it happened
Maybe it was the recent news
Maybe the cold callous city streets
Maybe the steel structure that divides us
Like that steel I am tarnished
My shine is gone unpolished
I woke up tarnished.
I had a silver shine faded away
Maybe my heart glimmers with dreams of renewal
Maybe there is golden age of true justice and sacred peace
Maybe people are starting to change
Like those people I have changed
My heart is gone stained
First single from upcoming release “Exodus”
Today’s study, a study of the invisible.
Oh children of the universe
Gaze focused out into space
Solemn no longer;
We replace the age old
Oh you angel
Living in harmony with your being,
No longer will I try to place at your feet that which will never reach, but now is the time, too unshackle ourselves and aspire to the heights offered by the gift of being man and woman.
To actualize that which our eyes and mind have know for so long inside, hark the call my siblings, hark and sing, even if it is hard to believe, for me it is the same, but relish in the name of names which stands a loft for our purpose to shape this into that, the visible a resource to achieve the greatest height, a monument to the invisible which comes down into our world through the bridges we so construct. So build and build, till in one stroke we bridge the gap and in ecstasy stand before the awesomeness possible from a life thus thrust into the torrent that is living amongst shackled minds.
Check out this new mixtape by Eliott B and Malaventura!
Original plunderphonic beats with Eliott’s singing.