I Don't Want To Be a White Master

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    All music composed, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Eugene Purpurovsky and Paul Chilton.
    Lyrics by Eugene Purpurovsky. Translation by Paul Chilton.

    Eugene Purpurovsky - hurdy-gurdy, vocals, chants, laptop and DIY samples/noises.
    Paul Chilton - whistle and recorder, chants, spoken word, duda, laptop and DIY samples/noises.

    Mastered by Jason Mitchell (Loud Mastering).
    Cover artwork and illustrations by Hagra (hagra.ru).
    Booklet cover photo by Gavin Morrow.
    Album design by Eugene Purpurovsky.

    © 2018 tAngerinecAt. All rights reserved.

    Album release date:
    19 November 2018

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lyrics

Yes I'm white but I don't want to be a white master
I was born on the outskirts of Kyiv
In what we call the bandit region
At three I learned what sex was
At five death
At seven fascism and violence
At ten poverty labour and hunger
At twenty I was accused of robbing the till at work
Because it was me who needed the money most
But they lied
The general manager did it
And at twenty one the police named me as a thief
But they lied too
They did it
But you might be a murderer
They said as I was kicked out of the dorm onto the street
She might rob or kill us
Said the husband of a friend who had invited me to stay

Power has no charm or delight for me
No regard no solace for authority

Yes I'm white but I don't want to be a white master
The white masters dehumanized me
Turned me into an object that holds no potential of being a friend
Or partner who feels worthy to be loved
Reduced me to being a safe way to satisfy sexual desires
A silent slave
Serving personal
And without consequence invaded my personal space
Once I was a believer
Then I became an atheist feminist anarchist
But suddenly I froze with horror because always and everywhere
There is someone who has decided that he is better than any other
This is the white master
Alas there are many of us

Power has no charm or delight for me
No regard no solace for authority

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from Many Kettles, released November 27, 2018

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The huge many faceted sound of a virtuously played hurdy-gurdy with effect pedals, fierce yet tender vocals, floaty whistles, massive drone bass & field recordings seamlessly combine with industrial-techno beats in an utterly captivating show.
Formed by currently London based multi-instrumentalists Eugene and Paul in 2008, they have released four albums to date and have performed hundreds of shows
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