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Glass

by TANGERINECAT

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kiddeternity Strange, seductive & spellbinding -- I feel like this album evokes deep, dark magic. Combining elements reminiscent of Dead Can Dance, Diamanda Galas, Nico, Portishead, Warren Ellis & Nick Cave. With eerie, natural, stark soundscapes, this album is mesmerizing, haunting, and more than a touch scary -- all wrapped up in a terrifyingly lovely sonic bow. Favorite track: Ask Owl.
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freakysideshowkitty The love the feeling & strength behind & twined within the songs! Like a story you listen too! You want to listen to it more. Pure Genius!!! Thank you for sharing your stories in such a capacity with all off us. It like feeling yourself healing.
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lovelydavestewart Beautiful, haunting and insightful. Truly a delight to listen to.
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1.
Ask Owl 03:49
"Owl, look at me" "What is going on?" - she asked "You know better than I" - I said "It's been going on for some time Nightly your song echoes from the banished world" "Listen. I feel afraid There is no connection now There is a pain and it never goes away I can't recall how we got this way Everything in my head is out of place" "Owl, look at me" "What is going on?" - she asked "You know better than I" - I said "Betrayal is the way we lost your trust, and This ever-present fear in darkness will remind us"
2.
Anti-Lullaby 03:20
Lillith was the first And she was her own She wasn't made From Adam's rib bone This is anti-lullaby This is an anti-lullaby Lillith is an outcast Like all that is true She's all of your fears That look back at you This is anti-lullaby This is an anti-lullaby
3.
Cats on the rooftop sleeping But one of these nights to the sound of crickets croaking We will awake And boiling over in disgust like kettles We will turn the world upon its head We are the Holy Cats I am the Holy Cat I am the Almighty Many kettles boil within me Amen
4.
Hereafter 03:07
5.
Molfar 05:49
Opening up the doors Leaving the rooms behind Where we once dwelt in fear Locked up in solitude Leaving the rooms of pain Smile upon every face Glowing with joy within The ritual shall begin Let's dance, let's dance, join with us Laying the fear aside Casting it in the dark Saying don't bother me now The banquet's already begun No more to scream and scream Beating my fists on the door No more the cries of pain From human or beast again Let's dance, let's dance, join with us Furniture rearranged The table is already set Dancing the circle dance Laughing with no remorse Take your right to rise up You have a right to rise up
6.
In this life I have been through too much I keep finding fragments that don’t match, memories, pieces that can’t be attached, glued, assembled, connected with such randomness… I feel out of touch. No way to assemble No way to construct I cannot be joined I have no contact It’s so hard to remember, to accept and smile, Like you can’t restore the window from it’s shards. Lost in a maze of unbeknown parts, Where is the exit? Too many guards. Wish me take flight at least for a while, No, not into death, But just in the dawn, In beautiful morning, No loss or forlorn. In radiant wisdom, In lustrous sea… My song will be simple: “I’m free. Can you see?”
7.
Awoken in fear By my silent scream. I dreamt of spitting shards with blood. Did something break inside? What was that? Something inside, Made of glass, Something fragile, The body didn’t hurt. But inside all torn And screaming: “What was that?” Have you ever heaved up blood, Shattered like glass, Shouted silently? What was that?
8.
Spell 02:48
Neither hope, nor light, nor place, nor choice for him remain Just the road to nowhere winding on Not a soul, nor friend, nor comrade to spur him on Maybe it's because the night was black as pitch And he said that now there is nothing left to fear And he went into new towns and unfamiliar places then Strange alleyways he found waiting to greet him and The walls of the buildings whispered their stories And their secrets known only to few were revealed unto him And the world was in awe of his art inconceivable Not to burn in the fire Nor freeze in the chill Nor be soaked in the rain Nor lost in the fog To see in the dark Like a bird take flight And not to die

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Not to burn in the fire
Nor freeze in the chill
Nor be soaked in the rain
Nor lost in the fog
To see in the dark
Like a bird take flight
And not to die

“Glass” is based around Eugene’s personal experiences as a neurodivergent person, severe trauma, acute poverty and Chornobyl disaster survivor, and a queer multiethnic refugee activist from Ukraine.

The concept for this album came after we created “Something Broke Inside”. In this song we used a breaking glass sound that we had recorded while smashing a bottle on a stone floor. The concept of shattered glass fragments came to represent Eugene’s story of struggling to survive, heal and thrive. Every song on the album is a different story and like another razor-sharp shard of glass.

credits

released April 28, 2022

All music except Anti-Lullaby composed, performed, recorded, produced mixed and engineered by tAngerinecAt.

Anti-Lullaby: lyrics, vocals and composition by Runa de Luna & tAngerinecAt; recording, arrangement, production, mixing and engineering by tAngerinecAt.

Eugene Purpurovsky: hurdy-gurdy, vocals, sound design.
Paul Chilton: whistles, vocals, duda (Ukrainian bagpipes), sound design.

Recorded at tAngerinecAt studio.

Mastered by Andres Mayo.

Artwork/design: Caroline Julia Moore.
Photo by Paul Chilton.

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TANGERINECAT UK

tAngerinecAt are Eugene Purpurovsky and Paul Chilton - songwriters, producers, composers, and multi-instrumentalists based in Wales, UK.
Their influences range from artists like Auktyon, Grazhdanskaya Oborona, Gesaffelstein, Son Lux, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, My Dying Bride, to the ethnic music of the Ukrainian Carpathian Mountains and the films of Sergey Parajanov.
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